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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.