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Packed to the Rafters

Packed to the Rafters

Seven Network 2008

Centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary the couple thinks that they are finally about to have the house to themselves. But home is a very welcome refuge for their children and when unforeseen problems loom, they return like a boomerang.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Packed to the Rafters

Packed to the Rafters - S5E22

#1 - Rewriting History


Season 5 - Episode 22

As Dave and Julie's 30th wedding anniversary approaches, thoughts naturally turn to family and history. But Julie's view of the past is rocked by a surprise admission from Ted. Meanwhile, Julie also assumes their celebration will be a small affair, but little does she realise, Ben and Nathan have returned for the occasion! Coby is finding it hard to adjust to life in Remand, hiding his pain behind a veneer of black humour. Can he rise to Dave's challenge and put the time to good use?

The episode was rated from 8 votes.

Packed to the Rafters - S6E12

#2 - Packing Up the Rafters


Season 6 - Episode 12

Everyone makes a video diary to tell Julie and Dave how much they mean to them. Donna realises that she wants to be with the cook and they start a relationship. Eleanor tells Julie she will look after Ted and they will play Battleships. Sammy, Nathan and Ben all decide to raise baby Edward and move into their own unit. Coby and Frankie begin a relationship and together, with Matt, they continue Rafter Electrical. Matt gets signed onto a record label with the help of Molly Meldrum. Carbo gets a job as a manager at a car sales place and he and Retta get assurance that the baby they are expecting is perfectly healthy. Rachel and Jake are happy in New York together and Jake proposes to Rachel. After long consideration, Julie and Dave decide to take their kombi and go for a trip around Australia. We hope you're as happy as we have been. Love Dave and Julie Rafter

The episode was rated from 7 votes.

Packed to the Rafters - S5E20

#3 - Weathering the Storm


Season 5 - Episode 20

Torrential rain and bad luck descends as Jake realises the old adage is true: it never rains but it pours.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

Packed to the Rafters - S4E14

#4 - Trust Issues


Season 4 - Episode 14

Ben opens up to Emma about Melissa's death, and the cathartic experience enables him to finally get some closure.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Packed to the Rafters - S4E22

#5 - Endings and Beginnings


Season 4 - Episode 22

Ben and Emma are both nervously looking forward to their first date. When Carbo and Retta return from the honeymoon from hell, Ben and Emma head out to a restaurant and enjoy a perfect evening.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Packed to the Rafters - S5E19
#6 - Got What It Takes
Season 5 - Episode 19

Dave is determined to take his business to the next level, beginning with his new contract with Duncan. But when Duncan's wandering eye puts him on a collision course with Coby, does Dave have what it takes to stop the impact? Meanwhile, Frankie's not impressed with Coby's seeming lack of maturity, starting with his inability to let go of his rage over Duncan's pass at her. How much more will Frankie be able to put up with?

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
Packed to the Rafters - S5E2
#7 - Great Expectations
Season 5 - Episode 2

With an expanding business, new premises and a new employee, Dave has high hopes indeed. But it seems what Dave considers chivalry, Frankie considers sexism. Coby too is having trouble adjusting to his new workmate. But is his disapproval masking deeper feelings? Despite his increasingly close relationship with Emma, Ben still hasnt invited her to stay the night - another bridge to cross in his grieving process for Mel. But an unexpected event helps to give him a push.But in the morning Ben doesnt feel the peace he was hoping for, prompting him to come up with a new solution.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.
Packed to the Rafters - S5E13
#8 - Filling the Void
Season 5 - Episode 13

Julie tries to find ways to fill the void left by her absent kids, while the calamitous return of Alex sees Jake’s life fuller than ever before...

The episode was rated from 6 votes.
Packed to the Rafters - S5E18
#9 - That Heady Rush
Season 5 - Episode 18

Frankie is caught up in that heady rush a new relationship brings. She seems to be coping pretty well. But can she contain the tsunami that is Coby? Dave is riding a heady rush of his own when Duncan offers the Rafter Electrical team a big contract. But celebratory drinks take a sour turn, and Frankie's forced to rebuff a drunken pass. She assumes it's over and done with. Little does she know, the moment will come back to haunt her.

The episode was rated from 8 votes.
Packed to the Rafters - S5E12
#10 - Life's Surprises
Season 5 - Episode 12

Julie thinks about life's surprises after she receives two big ones. Nathan returns back home unannounced and is taken out by the elated family for a noisy family lunch. Nathan has big news and drops not just one, but two bombshells. Ben knows he's not over Mel and needs time to heal.

The episode was rated from 7 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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