The BEST Episodes of Outrageous Fortune

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 3, 2021

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.

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Blood and Judgement

#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.

star 9.31
39 votes
Let the Door Be Lock'd

#2 - 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?

star 8.71
127 votes
The King, The King's to Blame

#3 - 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.

star 8.68
38 votes
Tis So Concluded

#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

star 8.38
68 votes
Help, Help, Ho!

#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.

star 7.90
67 votes
Give Me Up the Truth

#6 - 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.

star 7.88
69 votes
O Villany!

#7 - 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!

star 7.86
36 votes
Think Yourself a Baby

#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.

star 7.83
42 votes
Directors: Michael Bennett
Writers: Tim Balme
Dangerous Conjectures

#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.

star 7.79
38 votes
Shall We to the Court?

#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.

star 7.78
40 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Tim Balme
This Two-Fold Force

#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.

star 7.76
42 votes
Directors: Simon Bennett
Writers: Rachel Lang
Desperate Undertakings

#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.

star 7.68
97 votes
Follow Her Close

#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?

star 7.65
97 votes
Make Love to This Employment

#14 - 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.

star 7.62
98 votes
The Secrets of My Prison House

#15 - 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.

star 7.59
41 votes
Directors: Simon Bennett
Writers: James Griffin
Foul Deeds Will Rise

#16 - 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.

star 7.47
74 votes
Directors: Jonathan Brough
Writers: Jan Prettejohns
Rest Her Soul

#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.

star 7.47
68 votes
Look Here, Upon This Picture

#18 - 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.

star 7.47
129 votes
But Never Doubt I Love

#19 - 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.

star 7.43
76 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
Slings and Arrows

#20 - 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.

star 7.31
87 votes
Writers: James Griffin
Their Grand Commission

#21 - 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.

star 7.29
129 votes
Who Comes Here?

#22 - 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 . .

star 7.29
7 votes
Unpregnant of My Cause

#23 - 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.

star 7.28
99 votes
The Loving Father

#24 - 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

star 7.27
99 votes
What Company at What Expense?

#25 - 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.

star 7.17
6 votes