‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 29): Jonah’s Parole Hearing Put at Risk

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‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 29): Jonah’s Parole Hearing Put at Risk

“Episode 5” (08/29/14) – Jonah settles into his new home with his Juveliscious crew and prison guard Therese (Belinda Sharp), while Holy Cross adjusts to his absence. Father and son butt heads when Rocky (Isaia Noa) visits for Father’s Day. Jonah puts his parole hearing in jeopardy when he reacts badly to Therese’s news.

After being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah Takalua’s father, Rocky, banished him to the island of Tongapatu to spend time with his extended family and get his life back together.

But four months later, fed up with Jonah’s antics, his uncle sends him back to Sydney to enroll in yet another school, the Holy Cross School. Once again, the always impressionable Jonah finds himself adapting to a new school and fending off new foes and other delinquents, all while trying to be a “good boy.”

Australia’s Chris Lilley, creator of “Summer Heights High” and “Ja’mie: Private School Girl,” brings back one of his groundbreaking characters, the rebellious 14-year-old Jonah, in the six-episode comedy series, airing Fridays at 10:00PM EST exclusively on HBO. Lilley created, wrote and stars in the title role of the new show.

“Jonah from Tonga” is produced by Lilley and his producing partner, Laura Waters, who previously produced “Summer Heights High” (where the character of Jonah was introduced to HBO viewers) and “Angry Boys,” and co-produced by HBO and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with the BBC.

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