Category Archives: The Secret Daughter

The Secret Daughter–Season 2, Episode 5 + Season 2 Finale (20 Good Reasons + Hearts on Fire)

So the Seven Network decided once again to air two episodes of The Secret Daughter at once, and this week we have the penultimate episode and season finale aired together. These episodes dealt with Gus’ life threatening heart surgery, Marc’s app launch, and Marc and Billie’s developing relationship. At the start of the double episode, Billie holds off dealing with

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The Secret Daughter–Season 2, Episode 3 + 4 (Rear View Mirror + Just Another Love Song)

So this episode was a double episode apparently. This episode took the characters and the focus back to Walperinga as Layla has organised for the old band, Cardiac Arrest, to play at the pub with Billie. While they’re all there, they also run into Gus in the most hilarious way, but I’ll get to that. I liked the writers’ choice

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The Secret Daughter–Season 2, Episode 2 (Respect)

This episode picks up where we left off and focuses more on the minor characters–especially Harriet and Layla. Harriet’s anger at Susan for her ignoring her needs, as well as her treatment of Billie, comes to a head when she looks into “divorcing” Susan and trying to sell her share of the motel–both of which she tries without success.  Interestingly

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The Secret Daughter–Season 2 Premiere (Always on My Mind)

As it has been a year since the season 1 finale aired, I had to re-read my review on it to be able to review this episode, even though Mauboy provided a voiceover summary of the season at the beginning. My review of the finale focused on Harriet’s misguided actions and mistakes to keep Billie around, Susan pretending to be

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The Secret Daughter–Season 1, Episode 5 (I Fought the Law)

This episode didn’t have the drama I hoped it would, until the last two minutes. This episode was mostly about Billie’s court case. Ryan O’Kane played the role of the ridiculously bad solicitor rather convincingly, however what I liked most was Gus’ role in the subplot. For the first time Gus shows some ironic competency with the law or rather

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The Secret Daughter–Season 1, Episode 4 (Lean on Me)

I felt that this episode is a bit of a filler to lead into the remaining two episodes. My reasons for this are due to the episode revolving around Jack’s funeral, the arrival of Layla, the return of Gus, the media catching on to Billie’s appearance in the Norton family and Bruno’s discovery of where Billie is. All of these

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The Secret Daughter–Season 1, Episode 3 (Where Do I Belong?)

Jamie describes the whole family situation to Billie as “a bit of a rollercoaster”, to me that quote sums up the whole episode. This episode kicks off on an emotional note with Billie breaking down over the shock of being told that her DNA matched Jack’s and that she is a Norton. The question that Billie keeps asking herself is

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The Secret Daughter–Season 1, Episode 2 (Stuck in the Middle with You)

This episode was a little flat for me. The pilot established the characters and circumstances, as it should, however the second episode is supposed to set things into motion, it did this, however it didn’t seem to contain any enthusiasm in its execution. The beginning of the episode emphasised how much of an outsider Billie is in the family, as

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The Secret Daughter–Season 1, Episode 1 (Flame Trees)

I didn’t know what to expect from The Secret Daughter, other than what I saw in the trailers. The premiere episode could have been better, however overall it didn’t disappoint. I’ve always found Jessica Mauboy fabulous, however I do question whether her incredible singing abilities are relied on too much in her acting gigs. I’d rather see more of her

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