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Episode 2.06

Sunday, August 12, 2018
727,000 viewers (6th)
Screenwriter: Andrew Knight
Director: Fiona Banks

In the season final, Jack Irish fights to unmask the truth, but will this fight for justice be his last?

Jack discovers Kendra’s hideout in the side of the cliff — a rudimentary living space with hints of scientific research and video diaries. Before Jack can explore it properly, he’s knocked unconscious and once he comes to, all the evidence is gone.

Rory’s father, Thornton, is the CEO of Zarco, a pharmaceutical company getting ready to launch a revolutionary anti-depressant, Gloxinia. Thornton is grooming Phillip to take over the company, but Phillip’s enthusiasm is waning as tension grows between himself and Rory.

Simone helps Jack break into Kendra’s iCloud account, where the back-ups of her video diaries are stored. She reveals that the grant from Next Horizon was in conjunction with Zarco Pharmaceuticals, who paid Delatech to fast track human trials of the anti-depressant, so they could get to market first. This early version of what became Gloxinia had terrible side-effects and killed many of the students who took part in the trial — international students from Meritus Institute of Higher Learning.

Harry sets Ricky up at the Harry Strang Stakes, revealing that he knows about Ricky’s disguise and his plan. The two men let their horses battle it out — egos and money on the line.

Jack is surprised by the appearance of Linda and Orton back in Melbourne, revealing they are now married. Jack and Linda head to the launch of Gloxinia to expose the truth about the history of the drug. Jack is quickly taken aside by Rory, who leads him into the depths of the building where Thornton and his henchmen await. Thornton has no hesitation in getting rid of Jack and Rory injects Jack with a lethal drug. But Jack has ensured that Linda plays Kendra’s incriminating video confession to the audience at the Gloxinia launch in order to destroy the pharmaceutical company and everything Thornton has worked for.

Jack wakes in a hotel room and manages to make his way home where Linda, Orton and Gus wait, fearing the worst. Rory visits Jack and reveals she swapped the drug for a sedative and delivers Lakshmi’s ashes to Jack — Zarco having kept her body for testing. Jack arranges for Lakshmi’s remains to be returned to a grateful Ajeet in India.

We dedicate this series to our friend and colleague
Peter Temple


  • 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
  • Deborah Mailman as Cynthia
  • Damien Garvey as Stan
  • John Flaus as Wilbur
  • Terry Norris as Eric
  • Bob Franklin as Brendan O'Grady
  • Tiarnie Coupland as Gus
  • Anna Samson as Kendra Raspovic
  • Jacek Koman as Orton
  • Neil Melville as Ricky Kirsch
  • Don Bridges as Dougie Smalls
  • David Whiteley as Phillip Quinn
  • Tony Rickards as Razor Ray
  • Helmut Bakaitis as Thornton Finch
  • Robert Menzies as Dr Greaves
  • Ivy Mak as Cherry Blossom
  • Phillip Lau as Xiang
  • Heather Lythe as Stella Strang
  • Greg Pandelidis as Warwick
  • Natalia Novikova as Jaeger
  • Chris Goodall as Jack Stand In
  • Marita Wilcox as Cheryl Toms
  • Tom Considine as Terry Mooney
  • Rubi Balasingam as Lakshmi Agarwal
  • Charlie Gaden as Coen
  • Henry Larwill as Spencer
  • Maria Leeds as Hotel Maid
  • Lee Jankowski as Zarco Guard
  • James Robertson as Goon
  • Jayson Morrison as Goon
  • Jarrah Cocks as Stunt Performer
  • Chris Weir as Stunt Performer
  • Lincoln Barros as Stunt Performer