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Shortland Street - The Ferndale Strangler finale

Television (Excerpts) – 2008

Trapped in a storage locker, shorn of her appendix, nurse Alice Piper (Toni Potter) turns the tables on her captor: psycho Joey Henderson (Johnny Barker). When Doctor Craig Valentine encounters Henderson, he finds himself caught between anger and duty. Finally marking the end of the Ferndale Strangler's reign, this March 2008 Shortland Street episode climaxed an eight-month long plotline which saw five members of the cast falling victim. Earlier three leaked videos each revealed a different killer (none of them Joey), upping the suspense as to the strangler's real identity.

You had him yesterday. You had him cornered and you let him go ... I know what happened. You should have seen it coming. You should have kept someone watching the house.
– Craig Valentine (Renato Bartolomei) to Detective Lara Wade (Anna Henare)

Key Cast & Crew

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Toni Potter

As: Nurse Alice Piper

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Britta Hawkins (née Johnstone)

Director

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Johnny Barker

As: Nurse Joey Henderson

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Jason Daniel

Producer

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Karen Curtis

Writer

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Amanda Billing

As: Dr Sarah Potts

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