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A Man of Vision

Episode 5
USA: June 29, 2016
Aus: June 30, 2016
Written by Michael Miller
Directed by Wayne Blair

Charlotte and Slade attend the Ilithyia clinic for IVF treatment for one last attempt. Charlotte introduces herself and her husband to the doctor, unaware that it's really Slade's lead scientist...

Sometime later, Slade and Charlotte entertain Waruu and Nerida for lunch at their sumptuous cliff-top home. Slade offers Waruu money to provide housing for The Zone people. And in return, Slade wants Koen.

Koen and Blair, with Kora, return to the bar, confused that there are no police in attendance. They discover a pile of ash in the shape of Ash's body, but there is no trace of McIntyre. Worried they are still in danger, Koen insists they head for The Zone.

Aunty Linda recognises Kora as an ancient spirit, and insists Koen send her back. But before he can do that, Waruu insists he kill the Namorrodor like he was supposed to. Koen reluctantly agrees to try and call the Namorrodor with Waruu's help. During the ceremony, old childhood grievances flare up, and Koen realises Waruu has lured him here with the hope that the Namorrodor will kill him, so the powers will pass to him. Koen leaves, abandoning Waruu.

Back in The Zone, Djukara recognizes Koen and attacks him for causing his little sister's death. Despite being mortally shot, Koen can't die. Filled with guilt for Ash's death, grief that his brother wants him dead, and fear that he will never be able to fulfil the role of Cleverman, Koen despairs. Linda and Kora try to comfort him, but he's lost.

It's only when Linda forces him to perform a smoking ceremony that Koen begins to understand that he might be the right choice for Cleverman after all.

Matthews, when not distracted by the charms of Araluen at the brothel, demands McIntyre recapture the escapees. McIntyre lets slip he was the one who cut the guard's heart out and framed the Hairies, and Matthews begins to understand that there are other forces and agendas at play here. Reasserting his authority, Matthews demands The Zone be emptied of people. He wants the real estate.


  • Hunter Page-Lochard as Koen West
  • Rob Collins as Waruu West
  • Ryan Corr as Blair Finch
  • Tasma Walton as Araluen
  • Jada Alberts as Nerida
  • Tamala Shelton as Alinta
  • Rarriwuy Hick as Latani
  • Tysan Towney as Djukara
  • Andrew McFarlane as Geoff Matthews
  • Marcus Graham as McIntyre
  • Deborah Mailman as Aunty Linda
  • Frances O'Connor as Charlotte Cleary
  • Iain Glen as Jarrod Slade
  • Aileen Huynh as Everick
  • Alexis Lane as Kora
  • Val Weldon as Jirra
  • Mansoor Noor as McIntyre's 2IC
  • Jeremy Ambrum as Jake
  • Waverley Stanley Jr as Kulya
  • Kamil Ellis as Mungo
  • Benson Jack Anthony as Gub
  • Trevor Jamieson as Uncle Max
  • Eric Grothe as CA Checkpoint Guard #1
  • Jason Stevens as CA Checkpoint Guard #2
  • Katie Wall as Rowena
  • Kathy Marika as Ngumunga
  • Rhondda Findleton as Frankie
  • Jerome Cosgrave as Jumbhi
  • Adam Briggs as Maliyan
  • Nancy Denis as Eve