The BEST Episodes of Outrageous Fortune
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 8, 2020
Network: TV3 (NZ)
The Wests are a one-family crime wave with a proud tradition in thievery, larceny and petty crime, until now. When patriarch Wolfgang West is sentenced to four years in jail, his wife Cheryl decides enough is enough; the family are cleaning up their act and going straight. Can the Wests live up to Cheryl's resolve and stay out of crime? It's not easy to be a saint when you have the DNA of a sinner. Outrageous Fortune follows one cheerfully trashy crime family's attempts to stay out of trouble: matriarch Cheryl, determined to save her brood from following in their father's footsteps, eldest son Jethro, an ambitious lawyer-to-be with a few secrets, Jethro's twin Van (identical except in the brains department) who only wants to be like his dad, 18-year-old Pascalle, who wants to be Rachel Hunter, 15-year-old movie buff Loretta, who is blackmailing her teacher, and Grandpa Ted, who may have Alzheimer's - unless he's just playing it up to annoy people. Then there's Detective Sergeant Wayne Judd, the West family nemesis; the Hongs, a wealthy Asian family who may or may not have Triad connections, Caroline Darling, Loretta's deputy principal, who has been having an affair with Jethro since he was a 15-year-old student, Munter, Van's best mate and partner in crime, and Wolf himself, who does not intend to take his wife's sudden wave of righteousness lying down. Outrageous Fortune is a family comedy-drama about the wrong sort of people trying to do the right thing when the rewards for going straight are neither immediate nor bountiful. Outrageous Fortune is a bold, fresh comedy-drama which is by turns bawdy, action-packed, satirical and trashy - but only ever a heartbeat away from reality.
#1 - Blood and Judgement
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 2, 2010
As the Wests are divided over vengeance and lynching, there are tribulations and also some trials.
#2 - The King, The King's to Blame
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 19, 2008
Cheryl blames Wolf for his lies, but discovers instead a terrible truth, and all in all, a hell of a lot of stuff happens on Kasey’s birthday.
#3 - Let the Door Be Lock'd
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 28, 2010
Judd puts a lock on the bathroom door, but will it be enough to stop Mandy the Mauler?
#4 - Tis So Concluded
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 9, 2010
Cheryl is determined to set her house in order as there are scores to settle, wrongs to right, and something very ugly in the driveway in the last ever Outrageous Fortune episode
#5 - Help, Help, Ho!
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 31, 2010
Aaron goes all out when he learns Munter's shameful secret, but Loretta's not taking any help from anyone.
#6 - O Villany!
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 4, 2009
Van has decided once and for all to quit being a nark. Gerard appears to accept this and Van has other important matters to deal with, like showing Cheryl his house. She’s just got the all clear on the pregnancy front, and is as nice as she can be, but how can he afford this? And she still feels strange about Van leaving home. She never thought the day would come!
#7 - Give Me Up the Truth
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 22, 2010
Cheryl is asked to narc and Jethro’s game plan faces some opposition. But one way or another, the truth will out.
#8 - Think Yourself a Baby
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 12, 2006
Van's sperm becomes the stuff of legend and Munter takes the piss; Hoochie Mama turns it all the way up to 11; and Pascalle gets herself a bloke.
#9 - Dangerous Conjectures
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 7, 2008
Some mysterious happenings and rude surprises mean Cheryl, Van, Pascalle and Grandpa all get to count the cost of love.
#10 - Shall We to the Court?
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 3, 2006
Jethro puts himself on the stand as Van becomes Sparky's private fantasy; a Hoochie Mama fantasy gets a man literally crotchless; and Pascalle fantasises about Hayden's marital intentions.
#11 - This Two-Fold Force
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 2006
Loretta fights a double-headed parental monster; tries to flout family tradition and may be batting for the other team; and Van and Munter are the Cray Brothers.
#12 - Desperate Undertakings
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 19, 2010
Van gets in the crapper for love; and Hayden and Loretta fight for public enemy number one.
#13 - Follow Her Close
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 7, 2010
Pascalle’s love life is the cause of much speculation – but can Aaron Spiller really be her new true love?
#14 - The Secrets of My Prison House
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 2006
Wolf feels violated; Pascalle's new boyfriend has the hots for an entirely different member of the family; and Loretta and Grandpa repair a few fences and crack a safe.
#15 - Make Love to This Employment
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2010
Grandpa sees potential in an old associate, as Hayden harnesses creative man power.
#16 - Who Comes Here?
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 14, 2008
It’s the day of Grandpa’s wedding and everyone is in for a surprise or two. Judd is surprised that Cheryl has over-ruled Ngaire’s instructions and allowed Loretta to come to the wedding. Loretta finds that Hayden has been invited. And Cheryl discovers Van and Sheree in bed together. Judd also finds Munter getting Grandpa stoned before his wedding. All in all, it will be a good do . .
#17 - Rest Her Soul
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 16, 2008
Jesus wants Baby Jane, but Cheryl isn’t so sure, as Judd sets out to save Kasey from the Bahama Triangle.
#18 - Foul Deeds Will Rise
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 23, 2005
Loretta has to attend school again; Jethro and Caroline announce themselves as a couple while Grandpa says he is moving away with Margaret.
#19 - Look Here, Upon This Picture
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 2010
A Tool Guy crisis sets Van on a path of higher learning and naked ambition as Pascalle gets the ultimate offer.
#20 - But Never Doubt I Love
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2005
Pascalle realises she has a secret admirer, while Grandpa West finds love.
#21 - What Company at What Expense?
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2009
The slings, arrows and infomercials of outrageous fortune cause Cheryl to doubt her offspring, with potentially tragic results.
#22 - Unpregnant of My Cause
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 25, 2007
Cheryl and Pascalle sniff out something interesting about Loretta, while Van has the plan to end all plans, while also becoming a model.
#23 - Slings and Arrows
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 12, 2005
When Cheryl's husband Wolf is sentenced to prison, she decides that the family is leaving the crime business.
#24 - Their Grand Commission
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 12, 2010
Cheryl meets her nemesis; and Judd meets his match in the case of the missing nude.
#25 - The Loving Father
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2010
Who's your Daddy now' is a very good question to ask Van, Jethro and Judd