The BEST Episodes of Rush

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2020

Network: Network Ten

They are trained to be smarter, tactically superior and technologically advantaged - Melbourne's answer for a cutting edge trend in policing worldwide. Feel the rush, with an insider's view of police under pressure - watch the supremely trained Tactical Response team defusing crises, save lives and prevent crime.

Episode 8: Life Support

#1 - Episode 8: Life Support

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

Senior Constable Michael Sandrelli remains in intensive care whilst Tactical Response are left to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Shannon lets her emotional guard down.

star 8.94
68 votes
Episode 22

#2 - Episode 22

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 16, 2010

The members of TR are called to a mysterious island in response to a distress call. When one of them is injured, they find themselves in a race against time to not only save their colleague, but to find out who else is there with them and make an arrest.

star 8.87
63 votes
Episode 13: Dirty Bomb

#3 - Episode 13: Dirty Bomb

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

As the bomb squad work to defuse a bomb, the team are tasked to fly to Fiji to extradite a South Korean National back to Australia. Shannon also responds to Lawson's marriage proposal, sort of.

star 8.82
39 votes
Episode 19

#4 - Episode 19

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 25, 2010

The team find themselves in unfamiliar territory when Christian is taken hostage during a siege at an army barracks. Christian's philosophies are challenged when his captor forces him to choose between killing a guilty life or saving an innocent one.

star 8.74
35 votes
Directors: Sian Davies
Writers: John Ridley
Episode 12: Mortality

#5 - Episode 12: Mortality

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

Tactical Response find themselves up against a carefully planned manoeuvre when Lawson and others are taken hostage by the Cuckoo as part of an escape attempt from a military courtroom. As part of the team negotiates for Lawson’s freedom, Josh and Stella follow their own investigation: searching for a bomb.

star 8.55
11 votes
Episode 2: Sniper

#6 - Episode 2: Sniper

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 29, 2010

Tactical Response attempt to find a sniper on the run, with an city under fire, the teams swiftly respond however struggle to find a reason for the gunman's actions.

star 8.52
67 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Adam Todd, Steve Rodgers
Episode 17

#7 - Episode 17

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 18, 2010

After the death of their mate Dom, TR honor him in their own special way. Kerry is shocked when her son James is arrested for assault on a flight from Vietnam. When James flees, Kerry finds herself in a race against time to save him from two violent drug runners. Meanwhile, Lawson refuses medical treatment when he is knocked down saving a cilivian from the path of an oncoming car. He and TR1 come to a new understanding of parental love when they encounter an abusive teenager who hates his mother.

star 8.45
63 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Jeff Truman
Episode 3: Truck

#8 - Episode 3: Truck

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 5, 2010

As Lawson's growing obsession with the robbery crew threatens to pull Tactical Response apart, Josh shows his leadership as TR2 assist Drug Squad with the arrest of a drug importer. But things aren't as simple as they first seem when TR discover the offender's niece has been kidnapped and held to ransom. Josh must race to save the girl, in the process meeting her mother, Tash, who will change everything.

star 8.44
9 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Samantha Winston
Episode 13

#9 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 21, 2010

When Andrew Kronin stages a brazen escape, Michael struggles with past demons as TR hunt down the armed robber and murderer. Burning for revenge, Michael is helped by Lawson to come to terms with his feelings.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: John Hartley
Writers: Jessica Redenbach
Episode 4: Snatch

#10 - Episode 4: Snatch

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 12, 2010

TR score a lead when an ordinary civilian unwittingly implicates himself with Andrew Kronin's gang. As Lawson pushes the man to get to Kronin, Dom takes umbrage. Dom snaps, turning his gun on TR and flees. As TR 2 track down Dom, Lawson exults when he recovers a substantial amount of the heist money.

star 8.29
95 votes
Directors: Sian Davis
Writers: Alice Bell
Episode 1: Heist

#11 - Episode 1: Heist

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 22, 2010

The Tactical Response team investigate an attack on a police helicopter and multiple car bombings, however only after time passes, they realize it is all part of a cunning plan to rob a money-holding accommodation, learning this the teams pursue the case.

star 8.29
97 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Adam Todd
Episode 21

#12 - Episode 21

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 9, 2010

Josh's proposal to Tash is interrupted when ESD storm Tash's house and arrest him. Facing charges of corruption, Josh realises that his arrest is closely linked to the earlier attempt on his life, as he strives to clear his name once and for all.

star 8.09
33 votes
Episode 9: Explosives

#13 - Episode 9: Explosives

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 20, 2011

Tragedy can have a profound effect on those involved. Everyone has different coping mechanisms, and Tactical Response continues to reel from a tragedy within their own ranks. Stella can barely build up strength to face the day and Christian appreciates a comforting presence from Amber. Josh, feeling responsible and immense guilt from what has happened, goes underground, deliberately avoiding contact from anyone at TR.

star 8.09
69 votes
Episode 3: Escort (2)

#14 - Episode 3: Escort (2)

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2011

Shannon struggles to overcome the impact of a personal crisis, and must face her demons in order to save a woman’s life.

star 8.08
37 votes
Episode 5: Threats

#15 - Episode 5: Threats

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 2011

Headstrong Kerry is dismissive of her own safety but when the threats are redirected to her son, her anger at the perpetrators can't be contained.

star 8.07
68 votes
Episode 11: Hostage

#16 - Episode 11: Hostage

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 30, 2010

The Tactical Response team becomes involved in stopping a weird hostage situation, meanwhile, Audrey discovers Michael slept with Stella in the aftermath of her miscarriage.

star 8.06
65 votes
Writers: John Ridley
Episode 4: Lion

#17 - Episode 4: Lion

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2011

Lawson challenges Charlie’s authority to pursue his own agenda with the Marauder bikies while the rest of the team protect a journalist under threat.

star 8.03
64 votes
Episode 20

#18 - Episode 20

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 2, 2010

TR are forced to work with a slick private security firm to save a kidnapped businessman. Working closely with its charming leader Shmitt, Shannon is enticed by the prospect of joining the firm. Lawson, however, has other plans as he and Shannon play the waiting game they take a moment to drop by Shannon's investment property, and they succumb to mutual attraction, as Shannon's sexual hiatus finally comes to an end. Unbeknownst to them, they have just been caught by a hidden camera, which Michael has set up to catch thieves.

star 8.03
35 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Alice Bell, Leon Ford
Episode 8: Train

#19 - Episode 8: Train

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 9, 2010

A runaway train ploughs through country stations on a collision course with another train. Lawson sets foot on the relentless express, unaware that he is on his own collision course with Andrew Kronin. As the final showdown beckons, Lawson will have to overcome more than just the train if he is to win back his teammates' faith.

star 8.03
39 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Samantha Winston
Episode 7: L'homme

#20 - Episode 7: L'homme

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 2, 2010

As Tactical Response gather to move on armed robber Andrew Kronin and his men, Michael's foray into the world of underground fighting creates a dangerous complication when he is identified as a police officer by one of Kronin's crew and he quickly finds himself a marked man. Shannon later discovers Tactical Response are not the only group who want Kronin when she is caught in the middle of an attack on him by violent criminal associates.

star 8.01
70 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Adam Todd
Episode 7: Survival

#21 - Episode 7: Survival

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 2011

Tactical Response goes into overdrive as they desperately try and to locate Michael after his undercover buy-bust goes horribly wrong. Josh starts to crumble under the guilt of letting Michael get away while Stella is furious, realising her best friend, and once lover, may not come back alive. It's a race against time as Kerry fights political red tape and the remaining members of Tactical Response do anything they can to get one of their team back safely.

star 8.00
12 votes
Episode 18

#22 - Episode 18

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 25, 2010

TR embark on an unusual and confronting assignment when they must remove a newborn baby from its mother as part of an intervention order. When the mother's family murder a police officer in retaliation, TR find themselves resorting to extreme tactics to catch the men responsible.

star 7.98
63 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Sam Carroll
Episode 16

#23 - Episode 16

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

Tactical Respose race into town, on the hunt for Oliver Ginsberg. They learn that Ginsberg has placed a very large bomb under the city and that he has plenty more deadly tricks in store for them. Lawson finds himself in an awkward position when he must work with Dom, now a member of the bomb squad, to defuse the bomb.

star 7.94
62 votes
Directors: David Caesar
Writers: Leon Ford
Episode 6: Brawl

#24 - Episode 6: Brawl

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 26, 2010

Back on the job with Tactical Response, Stella helps to settle a violent ethnic dispute. But when one of the offenders takes a special liking to her, she's forced into a dangerous situation that truly puts her courage to the test. Meanwhile, Lawson is on the trail of a volatile young couple who are desperate to get married and Josh receives a drunken phone call from teenage Minka, the daughter of his new love interest Tash.

star 7.87
40 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Jessica Redenbach
Episode 11: Kiss

#25 - Episode 11: Kiss

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 3, 2011

With a renegade Josh risking everything to find Michael's killer, the team finds themselves chasing one of their own and are forced to confront the question of how far they'll have to go to stop him.

star 7.86
127 votes