Hidden Palms

SATURDAY 20th June 11:40PM

Drama

Johnny and his friends no longer suspect each other of being involved in Eddie’s death and agree that the most likely suspect is his mum, Maria Nolan. Cliff strikes a deal with Johnny and agrees to search Maria’s house for evidence. There, he sees Eddie’s laptop and attempts to watch a video log from the night he died, but Maria catches him. As Johnny leaves the country club that evening, Maria questions him about his fixation with Eddie. Johnny finds her behaviour weird and is troubled by the encounter; but does this prove her guilt?

SATURDAY 13th June 10:35PM

Drama

Johnny reconciles with Greta and demonstrates his trust in her by returning her blood-splattered costume. Greta is relieved, but is still determined to find out exactly how Eddie died. She approaches her dad and asks him what he told the police.

In the meantime, Cliff is miserable about his breakup with Nikki, who is refusing to take him back. He tries to end things with Maria, but she won’t take no for an answer and ends up surprising him in his bedroom. She talks him into being with her one last time, but things come to a crashing halt when Tess comes home and catches them.

As Johnny adjusts to life in his new home, he becomes increasingly aware that things are not quite what they seem.

He questions the reasons behind the obvious tension between Greta and Cliff, as well as the identity of the person sending cryptic emails warning him to be careful.

He learns that Eddie, Greta’s former boyfriend, killed himself in the bedroom where he now sleeps.

Since Johnny’s father also committed suicide, this discovery leads to a huge argument between Johnny, his mom and his stepfather.

In this encore screening, Johnny Miller was a happy, well-adjusted 15-year-old with good grades and a roomful of sports trophies until the terrible night a year ago that his father committed suicide.  

Now, Johnny lives in the surreal, sun-drenched city of Palm Springs with his mother and her new husband. On the outside, Palm Springs is a shimmering paradise of resorts, swimming pools, golf courses and country clubs.  But as Johnny learns the secrets that lie just beneath the surface of this seemingly typical neighbourhood, he and his family are forced to ask the question: how well do you really know the people who live right next door?

Saturday May 2 on PRIME

The mystery surrounding Eddie’s death comes to a shocking conclusion.

Johnny and his friends no longer suspect each other in Eddie’s death and agree that the most likely suspect is his mum, Maria Nolan. Cliff strikes a deal with Johnny and agrees to search Maria’s house for evidence. There, he sees Eddie’s laptop and attempts to watch a video log from the night he died, but Maria catches him. As Johnny leaves the country club that evening, Maria questions him about his fixation with Eddie. Johnny finds her behavior weird and is troubled by the encounter. Later on, Skip physically attacks Maria and warns her to leave town or else. When Johnny uncovers another secret, this time involving Liza, he is ready to end the investigation but Liza is adamant that they can’t stop until the whole truth is revealed.

Thursday 6th March at 8.30pm on Prime

Johnny reconciles with Greta and she joins the crusade to find out what really happened to Eddie.

Johnny reconciles with Greta and demonstrates his trust in her by returning her blood-splattered costume. Greta is relieved, but is still determined to find out exactly how Eddie died. She approaches her dad and asks him what he told the police. In the meantime, Cliff is miserable about his breakup with Nikki, who is refusing to take him back. He tries to end things with Maria, but she won’t take no for an answer and ends up surprising him in his bedroom. She talks him into being with her one last time, but things come to a crashing halt when Tess comes home and catches them. Worried about Maria’s erratic behavior, Skip demands that she leave town and she threatens him. Liza overhears their conversation and discusses this latest development with Johnny. They speculate that either Maria or Skip might have killed Eddie.

Thursday 28th February at 8.35pm on Prime

Secrets and lies wreak havoc in Johnny’s relationships and those of his neighbours, causing tempers to erupt at Tess’ 40th birthday party.

When Johnny confronts Greta with the bloodied costume that Liza found hidden in Cliff’s closet, Greta breaks down and confesses that she and Cliff discovered Eddie in his room after he had already killed himself, but their guilt about his reason for doing so caused them to hide the fact that they were ever there. She also reveals that Cliff promised to destroy the outfit she was wearing and questions his motives for having hidden it. Over at the country club, Skip, who is a relentless flirt, keeps hitting on Karen which makes Bob furious. Tess becomes annoyed with Skip when she learns he’ll be bringing a much younger woman to the birthday party Karen is throwing for her that night. Meanwhile, Maria Nolan is still having a clandestine affair with Cliff and is wildly jealous about his feelings for Nikki (Tessa Thompson). As it happens, Cliff and Nikki have decided to make their relationship official.

Thursday 21st February at 8.35pm on Prime

HIDDEN PALMS
THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY at 8:30 PM

DRAMA

Johnny discovers the source of the mysterious emails from Eddie and becomes even more involved in the intrigue surrounding his death.

As Johnny deals with the repercussions of Nikki’s impromptu party, he decides to hang out with Liza, believing her to be more stable and trustworthy than the rest of his new friends. Johnny also becomes obsessed with investigating Eddie’s suicide and when he hears that Eddie’s mom, Maria Nolan, still lives in the area, he goes to see her hoping to get answers.

Meanwhile, Cliff is in a battle of wills with Travis , his mum’s much younger live-in boyfriend, and their animosity leads to a physical confrontation. Tess Wiatt, who won’t let anyone raise a hand to her son, gives Travis his marching orders, much to Cliff’s satisfaction. Though Cliff himself has a reputation as a ladies man, he later shows real tenderness and concern for Nikki as they cautiously explore their attraction to each other. Nikki, who has been crashing at a friend’s place, is encouraged by this promising relationship and reaches out to Jesse Jo for help in getting sober.

HIDDEN PALMS: Thursday 7th February at 8.30pm

Johnny and Greta’s relationship is disrupted by the arrival of her estranged father and the discovery of incriminating evidence linking her to Eddie’s murder.

When Liza alleges that Greta and Cliff were responsible for Eddie’s death, Johnny questions his relationship with Greta once again. Johnny is relieved when she produces a suicide note from Eddie, which convinces him she’s innocent of any wrongdoing. Their conversation leads to a passionate moment, which is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Greta’s estranged father Allan “Skip” Matthews. Johnny quickly leaves Greta’s house and eventually tracks down Liza, who insists that the suicide note isn’t authentic. She sneaks into Cliff’s house hoping to find clues and has just begun to search his room when Cliff and Nikki burst in and start shedding their clothes. After they leave, Liza finds an incriminating piece of evidence hidden beneath the closet floorboards.

Thursday 14th February 8.35pm

‘Hidden Palms’ starts tonight and every Thursday night 8-30-9-30pm on Prime.

Don’t know what this will be like but will give it a look-see and see what I think. 🙂 🙁