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Episode 18

Thursday, November 03, 2011 (9.30, ABC1)
Ratings: 0.669 million viewers (18th)
Written by Justine Gillmer
Directed by Garth Maxwell

Janet and Lina Badir put aside their differences as they face the first day of the Max Gardiner trial.

After a series of difficult witnesses, Sean Gardiner gives his emotional evidence about the day Jake died, and Janet feels that she has successfully rebutted the idea that Max knew what he was doing was seriously wrong. However the defence barrister claims the Crown has no case, and to Janet's shock, the judge agrees, directing the jury to acquit.

Having recently 'come out' as a couple at work and to their friends, Lina feels under pressure from Andy to introduce him to her family, but only her brother Tariq and his girlfriend Salwa turn up. The next morning, Andy leaves for a major police operation and later when Lina gets word a police officer has been shot, she can't get hold of him.

Erin is dismayed when Joanne Mervich's sentence appeal results in an increase in her sentence of six years. She goes to the women's prison to see Joanne, but is shocked to discover that she has attempted suicide.

Ben offloads a straightforward, if strange, brief to Richard in the theft of ten thousand dollars from the wishing well at a child's petting zoo. Meanwhile, feeling guilty about sleeping with Erin, Ben tries to make up for it by being the perfect boyfriend to Julie.


  • 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
  • Christopher Morris as Andy Campbell
  • Chantelle Jamieson as Julie Rousseau
  • Aimee Pedersen as Ashleigh Larrson
  • Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke as Max Gardiner
  • Piper Morrissey as Ella Gardiner
  • Emma Jackson as Joanne Mervich
  • Sarah Chadwick as Justice Stanton
  • Shane Briant as Justice Ives
  • John McNeill as Clarence Ferguson
  • Elias Joukhdar as Tariq Badir
  • Taihra Swaine as Salwa Ahmad
  • Katie Fitchett as Dr Kara Spidler
  • Gil Balfas as Ari Badrossian
  • Matthew Jarrett as Court Officer
  • James Jonathan as Foreperson
  • Paul Moxey as Harry