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Episode 16

Thursday, October 20, 2011 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.528 million viewers
Written by Tamara Asmar
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

Janet, Lina and Det. Dylan are surprised when Virginia Gardiner, racked by guilt about her son Max, agrees to help the prosecution and provides them with a new statement.

Janet and Lina are still at loggerheads over young Max's guilt, and when Virginia crumbles during the committal in front of the formidable Judge Hansby, this already murky case is made even more complicated. Meanwhile, Lina realises it's finally time she and Andy came clean about their relationship.

When Jimmy Butcher scoops that Judge Rosenberg asked Julie to take the wrap for him on a driving offence, it starts a messy scandal that leads to Ben breaking up with Julie, and Rosenberg losing his job.

However, Ben is excited to be going to the Supreme Court when a mother who drugged and smothered her child has been released from hospital and found to be mentally fit to stand trial. But when Crown Prosecutor Tony Gillies advises he's already accepted a plea, Ben is furious, and goes straight to David, where his complaint falls on deaf ears.

Richard prosecutes a ridiculous arson case, while Tatum seeks welcome distraction from a boring wire tap 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
  • Toby Schmitz as Detective Dylan Thorne
  • Zoe Carides as Gillian Warden
  • Tina Bursill as Magistrate Ellen Hansby
  • Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke as Max Gardiner
  • Christopher Morris as Andy Campbell
  • Ritchie Singer as Justice Rosenberg
  • Chantelle Jamieson as Julie Rousseau
  • Martin Crewes as Jimmy Butcher
  • Elias Joukhdar as Tariq Badir
  • Taihra Swaine as Salwa Ahmad
  • Fayssal Bazzi as Mustafa Al-Tikriti
  • Paul Moxey as Harry