The BEST Episodes of Rush (2008)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019

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

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 8.67
12 votes
Episode 2: Sniper

#2 - Episode 2: Sniper

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.64
11 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Steve Rodgers, Adam Todd
Episode 21

#3 - Episode 21

Season 3 - Episode 21

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 8.60
5 votes
Episode 12: Mortality

#4 - Episode 12: Mortality

Season 4 - Episode 12

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 10: The Cuckoo

#5 - Episode 10: The Cuckoo

Season 4 - Episode 10

The Tactical Response team continue their search for the man they believe is responsible for both the Police Minister and Michael's murders, as well as Josh's possible disappearance. They find out that he steals identities off people as a means of not being caught out, and Lawson has to make a big decision in order to catch him.

star 8.46
13 votes
Episode 9: Explosives

#6 - Episode 9: Explosives

Season 4 - Episode 9

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 8.46
13 votes
Episode 6: In His Nature

#7 - Episode 6: In His Nature

Season 4 - Episode 6

Michael has been a busy man since being fired from Tactical Response. Thanks to the squad's head honcho Kerry he's now undercover, and his job is to bring down the Raineys, a family team of cocaine importers. He sets up a buy-bust meeting in order to bring the Raineys down and coaxes Josh into becoming his wingman. The trade-off location changes at the last minute and whilst TR catches some of those responsible. Col Rainey has taken Michael and gone underground. Has his desire to prove himself to everyone put his life in serious danger? Meanwhile, Shannon finds herself face-to-face with her attacker.

star 8.45
11 votes
Episode 3: Truck

#8 - Episode 3: Truck

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 5: Threats

#9 - Episode 5: Threats

Season 4 - Episode 5

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 8.42
12 votes
Episode 11: Hostage

#10 - Episode 11: Hostage

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 8.40
10 votes
Writers: John Ridley
Episode 13

#11 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 13: Dirty Bomb

#12 - Episode 13: Dirty Bomb

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 8.36
11 votes
Episode 11: Kiss

#13 - Episode 11: Kiss

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.35
15 votes
Episode 3: Escort (2)

#14 - Episode 3: Escort (2)

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 8.33
9 votes
Episode 19

#15 - Episode 19

Season 2 - Episode 19

Lawson tries to save Caleb from a life of crime, only to discover it's already too late. Meanwhile, Dom's home life explodes when Sandrine's depression threatens to harm their baby.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Steve Rogers
Episode 14

#16 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14

A group of Afghani asylum seekers have seized control of Frankston’s Peninsula Centre and taken several hostages, including the son of the Minister for Immigration. With the siege now in its thirty-third hour, TR’s stamina is put to the ultimate test as Lawson starts to question the integrity of his key interpreter.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Ben Chessell
Writers: Adam Todd
Episode 4: Lion

#17 - Episode 4: Lion

Season 4 - Episode 4

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 8.25
8 votes
Episode 4: Snatch

#18 - Episode 4: Snatch

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 8.24
12 votes
Directors: Sian Davis
Writers: Alice Bell
Episode 1: Heist

#19 - Episode 1: Heist

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.21
14 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Adam Todd
Episode 9: Cooked

#20 - Episode 9: Cooked

Season 3 - Episode 9

As TR, along with the drug squad, work to catch a well known drug gang, Kerry's efforts to save Blake, a meth cook and reformed drug addict becomes personal when, devastatingly, she finds out that her son James is battling his own addiction. Meanwhile, Josh finds himself fighting for his life when an unknown man breaks into his apartment and tries to kill him.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Louis Fox
Episode 10: Run

#21 - Episode 10: Run

Season 3 - Episode 10

On Shannon's first day as a Sergeant, her confidence is hurt after a juvenile delinquent steals the TR02 vehicle, however while pursing the criminal, she discovers he is easily avoidable. Tragedy strikes and Stella discovers she's pregnant.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Sam Carroll
Episode 6

#22 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

When an ex-newspaper editor causes a disturbance at Federation Square, Tactical Response tries to talk him down before he tragically falls to his death. A series of TAB robberies lead Tactical Response to link the incidents to a man attempting to settle a score. Meanwhile, struggling to deal with repercussions of the cyclist's death, Kerry leads Leon on a wild night out.

star 8.17
12 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Justin Monjo
Episode 20

#23 - Episode 20

Season 3 - Episode 20

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 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Alice Bell , Leon Ford
Episode 17

#24 - Episode 17

Season 3 - Episode 17

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 8.13
8 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Jeff Truman
Episode 8: Train

#25 - Episode 8: Train

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Samantha Winston