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Episode 2.03

Sunday, July 22, 2018
684,000 viewers (7th)
Screenwriter: Elise McCredie
Director: Kric Stenders

As Jack Irish discovers more about the deaths, he isn’t sure who he can trust.

Jack meets up with Rory, who admits that she and her husband are staying together for the sake of their children, but their marriage is over. With trepidation, Jack calls Linda in Manila and offers the story of mistreated international students but Linda isn’t interested. Orton promptly changes the subject by proposing to her.

After some help from Denis Bontempelli, Jack gets in to see Javed in detention, but a traumatised Javed speaks only in Urdu. As Jack signs out, he notices that Javed had another visitor — Rory. Jack confronts Rory, who reminds him that she has a duty to her patients, first and foremost. Jack doesn’t want to see her anymore.

Harry, Cam and Jack attend the races and begin to see a pattern — horses finishing first, second, or third are being disqualified after the fact, bumping other horses up into a place finish. Harry asks around and a mystery woman has been sighted in each instance. Cam tracks the woman down and discover her true identity — Ricky Kirsch.

Stan struggles without Cherry Blossom while the Youth Club are happy to have the menu restored to the old classics. To Jack’s surprise, Gus comfortably fits in with the old men at the Prince of Prussia.

Jack discovers that the unknown man who was shot in front of him at the restaurant had a list of names — that includes Lakshmi and Javed. Simone looks into it and finds out that the crest on the back of the list is from the Science Faculty at Melbourne University. Turns out the man Jack met was a scientist called Martin Reed, who was awarded a scholarship from the Next Horizon Foundation.

Ajeet reveals to Jack that Meritus has managed to track down Lakshmi’s ashes, but Ajeet doesn’t trust Anoushka. Jack has the ashes tested and Ajeet is furious to discover that the ashes are not human. After Ajeet confronts Anoushka, he and Jack narrowly escape two thugs and Jack sends Ajeet home to the safety of India, promising not to give up the search for his daughter.

Linda calls Jack, bored with her current assignment and agrees to investigate further on his behalf in India. That night, an apologetic Rory pays Jack a visit and they kiss — the start of something new.


  • Guy Pearce as Jack Irish
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Linda Hillier
  • Danielle Cormack as Rory Finch
  • Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray
  • Roy Billing as Harry Strang
  • Shane Jacobson as Barry Tregear
  • Kate Atkinson as Simone
  • Damien Richardson as Drew Greer
  • Damien Garvey as Stan
  • John Flaus as Wilbur
  • Terry Norris as Eric
  • Deborah Mailman as Cynthia
  • Bob Franklin as Brendan O'Grady
  • Tiarnie Coupland as Gus
  • Leah Vandenberg as Anoushka
  • Jacek Koman as Orton
  • Neil Melville as Ricky Kirsch
  • David James as Denis Bontemgelli
  • Don Bridges as Dougie Smalls
  • Ross Daniels as Minister
  • Heidi Arena as Helen Dapcevich
  • David Whiteley as Phillip Quinn
  • Tony Rickards as Razor Ray
  • Robert Menzies as Dr Greaves
  • Rubi Balasingam as Lakshmi Agarwal
  • Sachin Joab as Ajeet Agarwal
  • John Brumpton as Dyson
  • Anna Samson as Kendra
  • Helmut Bakaitis as Thornton Finch
  • Natalia Novikova as Jaeger
  • Malith Jay as Javed Nazeem
  • Greg Pandeudis as Warwick
  • Sana'a Shaik as Bollywood Actress
  • Phillip Lau as Xiang
  • Darla Varlamova as Russian Prostitute
  • Pat Moonie as Bruce Cavelli
  • Harry Tseng as Uni Receptionist
  • Deborah Leiser-Moore as Receptionist
  • David Meadows as Ian
  • Kevin Dee as Detention Centre Guard
  • Daniel McKie as Male Junkie
  • Melissa Dunlop as Female Junkie
  • Roy Kossena as Client
  • Sarah Hadley as Prostitute
  • Rowan Francis as Cop
  • Charlie Gaden as Coen
  • Henry Larwill as Spencer
  • Lisa Keller as Selena
  • Peter Flaherty as Admissions Officer
  • Chris Goodall as Jack Stand In
  • Jarrah Cocks as Stunt Performer
  • Sarah Howett as Stunt Performer
  • Chris Chalmers as Stunt Performer
  • Chris Weir as Stunt Performer
  • Lincoln Barros as Stunt Performer