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Episode 12

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Ratings: 0.518 million viewers (20th)
Written by Pete McTighe
Directed by Garth Maxwell

While Janet and Lina wrestle with a potential child sociopath, Richard crosses the line with a key witness. And Tatum discovers that running her own case is far from a drag.

The Max Gardiner case is turned on its head after Max's father Sean brings the DPP some alarming new evidence about his son's abnormal behaviour. Sean's account of Max's disturbing history convinces Lina of the boy's guilt. However, Janet maintains her reservations, and recommends against prosecuting. But David, who has his own ideas, forces Janet to pursue Max in court.

Richard is surprised when Tina Chang discharges herself from hospital, intent on giving evidence to shut her boss's killer away for good. But the prospect of giving detailed evidence of her ordeal in court proves too much.

Tatum is handed her own contest to run — a face-off between two drag queens. Tatum wins the case for her complainant, but when she's invited to see the drag queen's show firsthand, she discovers she's been used for an entirely different purpose.

Tension between Lina and Erin lingers after Lina's questioning about Rhys. But they thaw when Erin helps Lina dissect the Gardiner case.


  • Todd Lasance as Ben McMahon
  • Hamish Michael as Richard Stirling
  • Ella Scott Lynch as Erin O'Shaughnessy
  • Andrea Demetriades as Lina Badir
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Janet King
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak
  • Peter Kowitz as Tony Gillies
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair
  • Jerome Ehlers as Rhys Kowalski
  • Sasha Horler as Virginia Gardiner
  • David Franklin as Sean Gardiner
  • Daniel Lissing as Conrad De Groot
  • Toby Schmitz as Detective Dylan Thorne
  • Tasneem Roc as Tina Chang
  • Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke as Max Gardiner
  • Simon Corfield as Katherine Gorge
  • Suzy Wrong as Lucy Loose
  • Darren Casey as Magistrate
  • Darren Ulm as Michael Griggs
  • Makirum Fahey-Leigh as Brett O'Leary
  • Allison Butler as Christine
  • Grant Lyndon as George Prassas
  • Paul Moxey as Harry
  • Raquel Delgado as Court Clerk