‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 22): The Guys are Sent to Juvenile Detention

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‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 22): The Guys are Sent to Juvenile Detention

“Episode 4” (08/22/14) – Tensions run high when Catholic Education inspectors come to observe Lazarus House. The crew ends up in Juvenile Detention after they holdup a bowling alley to steal a special ball. Jonah gets some good news about Feel Da Beat, but finds himself isolated due to his criminal past.

Jonah and his Fobba-liscious crew must deal with their nemeses, the Rangas, led by Year 12 school captain Graydon (Bryce Padovan). Though Jonah tries be a “good boy,” his run-ins with the Soldierz, a group of older delinquents, may complicate matters.

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 “Jonah from Tonga,” debuting with two episodes back-to-back FRIDAY, AUG. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by single episodes on subsequent Fridays at the same. 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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