The BEST Episodes of 800 Words

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: Seven Network

A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside town. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan.

Episode 16

#1 - Episode 16

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 2, 2018

Big Macs space race plans divide the town. George is worried that Katie could lose her home and Woody's worried hes about to lose his daughter.

star 8.41
46 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 10

#2 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 21, 2018

Georges romantic night with Katie unravels. Fiona's baby plans hit an emotional and financial snag. And boot camp comes to Weld.

star 8.24
74 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Kate McDermott, Michael Beran
Episode 14

#3 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 18, 2018

The Turner family are forced to revisit their tragic past when a stranger walks into town. Poppy's outback justice upsets some of the Weld locals and the republican presidential race hots up.

star 8.07
42 votes
Writers: Sarah-Kate Lynch
Episode 7

#4 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 2016

Laura's one year anniversary approaches. George and the family prepare to leave for Sydney.

star 8.02
87 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: James Griffin
Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2017

Georges fears about Operation Quickie Divorce are realized when Woody discovers something that cant be hidden. Tracey eventually uncovers the truth. Shay gets more unwelcome attention from Ollie.

star 7.99
69 votes
Writers: Tim Balme
Episode 15

#6 - Episode 15

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 14, 2017

George fears that Weld is losing its innocence. Brother Terry goes all out to prove his love for Hannah, and there's a surprise visit from a very pregnant Jan.

star 7.95
83 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: James Griffin, Michael Beran
Episode 10

#7 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 7, 2017

George and Fiona put the heat on their new relationship with a dinner party. However, if they're to survive as a couple, there are many dramas to overcome both in and out of the kitchen.

star 7.95
81 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: James Griffin, Michael Beran
Episode 11

#8 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

George sees red when Arlo secretly switches school subjects. Fiona struggles in her new parenting role. And Woody's comes up with a novel way to relieve Principal Tracey's stress.

star 7.95
81 votes
Writers: Kate McDermott, Sarah-Kate Lynch
Episode 16

#9 - Episode 16

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 21, 2017

The fallout from George's savage article is immediate. Terry's true colours are revealed much to Hannah's horror, and a triple tragedy strikes Weld.

star 7.94
78 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: James Griffin
Episode 8

#10 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 4, 2016

Shay gets the blame for Ike staying in Weld and Arlo gets serious with Emma.

star 7.92
53 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

George's first date with Katie is the only news in Weld, while Constable Tom and Big Mac clash over the invasion of the freedom campers.

star 7.92
92 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: James Griffin, Sarah-Kate Lynch
Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 27, 2016

After a jet-ski injures a local, George is appalled that you don't need a licence to drive a jet-ski in New Zealand and wants them all banned. He discovers Twitter and opens fire on jet-skiers.

star 7.91
97 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: James Griffin
Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 2017

Weld mounts operation search and rescue for Ike, Zac and Steve. George contemplates possible fatherhood while comforting Shay. Jan goes into labor but there are more than paternity complications.

star 7.88
76 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Tim Balme
Episode 12

#14 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 28, 2017

George and Fiona's escape to the city for a romantic weekend away from the kids is a disaster. Arlo almost burns down the house down and Jan has huge, huge news.

star 7.86
76 votes
Writers: Timothy Balme
Episode 13

#15 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 11, 2018

George and Woody fail to make up after Arlo's shenanigans. Ike receives unlikely help from Shay in his spiritual quest. A council restructure has Weld at risk of being swallowed up by Stafford.

star 7.83
42 votes
Writers: Kate McDermott, Michael Beran
Episode 13

#16 - Episode 13

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 7, 2017

Jan's pregnancy sparks a crisis between George and Fiona. Katie unwillingly gets Shay involved in an art scam. Arlo struggles with a long distance relationship.

star 7.83
78 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: James Griffin
Episode 11

#17 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 28, 2018

George and Katie test their new relationship with a winter camp. Arlo and Poppy grow closer while Shay struggles with Ike moving on and Big Mac has a grand tourist plan for Weld.

star 7.83
41 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 9

#18 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2017

George and Fiona's dalliance is headline news in Weld, while Robbie goes on the offensive to save Fiona, all culminating with a rumble in the main street.

star 7.82
83 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 2

#19 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 30, 2016

The whole of Weld comes out for a party at The Turners while George almost destroys his friendship with Woody over a rather large invoice and a lawn that needs mowing.

star 7.81
89 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Timothy Balme
Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 2015

George rapidly becomes the most unpopular new Aussie in town after calling Weld a 'dead end town' in his column. Shay and Arlo also feel the fallout from their father's faux pas at their new school.

star 7.81
93 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: James Griffin, Maxine Fleming
Episode 6

#21 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2017

George longs for solitude but his plan to get rid of his unwanted guests backfires. Woody's relationship with Tracey is on the rocks whilst struggling in his new unexpected role.

star 7.80
66 votes
Writers: James Griffin, Kate McDermott, Natalie Medlock
Episode 15

#22 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 25, 2018

George and Shay grow further apart. Shay gives Katie a serve after the fallout with Joe Cettino and Poppy cuts a chunk out of Lindsay.

star 7.80
45 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Pip Hall
Episode 8

#23 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 24, 2017

George helps Monty write the best man speech and ponders his own wedding.

star 7.79
52 votes
Directors: Helena Brooks
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 2016

George's house is bursting with teenagers and he gets another chance to buy his dream house in Weld after all. But is it serendipity or just a bad idea?

star 7.79
85 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Kate McDermott
Episode 3

#25 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

George lands a scoop on the first day of his new job at the newspaper, but why is he under orders not to write about an eight year old mystery that's gripping Weld?

star 7.78
94 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Maxine Fleming