Channel 9 spoke to the team as they piled into a van headed for the airport in Beirut, looking tired, but thrilled to be out of prison.
For Tara Brown, the first port of call was to get in contact with her husband.
“Had a chance to call John,” she told Channel 9. “I was ordered to call home straight away.”
“But not the kids yet, I can’t wait to speak to them obviously, although they have no idea about any of this.”
Brown is no doubt looking forward to seeing her sons upon the team's arrival in Australia. "It's great to talk to home and it's great to be going home."
Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner was also filled with relief, telling Channel 9 she was "just so glad to be out of there".
Faulkner was thankful for the way the group was treated during their incarceration.
"I mean they treated us well, I can't complain about that, it's just the uncertainty that sort of kept me awake at night, not knowing if it was going to be a life-long sentence," she said.
Brown and Faulkner's relief was echoed by the other members of the crew.
Producer Stephen Rice adding there was also a sense that things had moved very quickly. “Half an hour ago we were sitting in a very, very small cell," he said. "This has just come completely out of the blue."