The final episode of Spin Doctors jumps in at the deep end. It's day three of a Te Ao Māori immersion course, and Giles Peter's public relations team aren't fully on board with the mahi (work). Then kuia Queenie (Whale Rider's Mabel Wharekura-Burt) arrives, inspiring Ron to embrace his whakapapa while advising Giles about getting the 'best' out of the Māori-Pakeha relationship. Meanwhile two team members sneak off for a clandestine meeting with Tranz Rail, and Liz (Elizabeth Hawthorne) contemplates running away with her horsey Hawkes Bay fiancé (Ian Harcourt). Emily Barclay (pre In My Father's Den) plays Giles' daughter.
You have a race problem, you solve it. You're the token Māori now.– Hineroa (Kayte Ferguson) lays down the law to the newly awakened Ron (Patrick Wilson)
Made with funding from NZ On Air