Janet King: episode guide


A Song Of Experience

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Episode 1.01
Aus: Thu, Feb 27, 2014
Can: Oct 05, 2014 (CBC)
Ratings: 824,000 (10th)
Written by Greg Haddrick
Directed by Grant Borwn

Janet King (Marta Dusseldorp) returns from a year's maternity leave determined to prove she still has her edge, but finds a very different Department of Public Prosecutions. Under growing political pressure, director Tony Gillies (Peter Kowitz) has formed an uneasy alliance with his police counterpart, Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli (Vince Colosimo), and Janet's pre-eminence as Senior Crown Prosecutor is threatened by rising star Owen Ramsey (Damian Walshe-Howling), a former police prosecutor, willing to cut corners to win high-profile cases.

When Janet falters in her first case against sexual predator, Alex Mareno, (Darren Gilshenan), she pulls out all stops to convict high ranking police officer, Steven Blakely (John Howard), for the assisted suicide of his terminally ill wife.

When the case against Blakely escalates into a terrible murder, Janet, her DPP solicitors and the police are propelled into a series of investigations and court actions that, week by week, reveal a complex web of corruption and conspiracy until the first two seemingly unconnected cases collide in a shocking reveal that shakes the police, judiciary and the government to their core.

Under intense scrutiny from Jack Rizzoli and his political masters and with the traditional institutions of justice compromised, prosecuting the case becomes a dangerous battle of strategy and betrayal where no one can be trusted and no tactic is off limits.

Finding the truth will threaten Janet's career, her young family, and ultimately her life.

  • Starring:
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Janet King,
  • Damian Walshe-Howling as Owen Mitchell,
  • Christopher Morris as Andy Campbell,
  • Peter Kowitz as Tony Gillies,
  • Ella Scott Lynch as Erin O'Shaughnessy,
  • Hamish Michael as Richard Stirling,
  • Andrea Demetriades as Lina Badir,
  • Aimee Pedersen as Ashleigh Larsson,
  • Vince Colosimo as Jack Rizzoli
  • With:
  • John Howard as Steven Blakely,
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak,
  • Deborah Kennedy as Dianne Vaslich,
  • Tiriel Mora as Judge Granville Renmark,
  • Heather Mitchell as Justice Victoria Walker,
  • David Downer as Jasper Bernard QC,
  • Darren Gilshenan as Alex Moreno,
  • Jessica Napier as Caroline Martin,
  • Andy Anderson as Anthony Schaeffer,
  • Julian Garner as Brian Vincent,
  • Nastassja Djalog as Karen Shaw,
  • Tahnee Stroet as Mrs Moreno,
  • Joe O'Brien as Newsreader,
  • Peter Adams as Tim Clarke,
  • Luke Storrier as Reporter #1,
  • Alison Meredith as Reporter #2,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • Jack David Mars as George Green,
  • Danielle Ross as Ruby Moreno,
  • Susan Kennedy as Sally Blakely,
  • Ethan Tanti as Harry,
  • Jason Tanti as Tim,
  • Gareth Hamilton-Foster as Junior Counsel,
  • Georgia Morris as Girl in Photos

Every Contact Leaves A Trace

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Episode 1.02
Thu, March 06, 2014
Ratings: 754,000 (13th)
Written by Jane Allen
Directed by Grant Brown

Janet is consumed with guilt over Steven Blakely's apparent suicide.

Detective Campbell puts together a persuasive case that he was murdered by a woman harbouring anger at Blakely from many years ago.

Erin and Owen are preoccupied with a bikie murder.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak,
  • Deborah Kennedy as Dianne Vaslich,
  • Julian Garner as Brian Vincent,
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair,
  • Sonia Todd as Gail Jones,
  • Blazey Best as Lynda Searle,
  • Peter Mochrie as Geoff Hadley,
  • Maia Thomas as Zebina Petrakis,
  • Noel Hodda as Magistrate Hansford,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • Beth Aubrey as Phoebe Green,
  • Jack David Mars as George Green,
  • Caleb Alloway as Sergeant Dreyfus,
  • Ethan Tanti as Harry,
  • Jason Tanti as Tim,
  • Kai Harris as Neville Simpson,
  • Angus Templeton as Gus Saracen,
  • Diana Della Vedova as Saracen Widow,
  • Ingrid Kleinig as Erin Stunt Double,
  • Jackie Murray as Zebina Stunt Double,
  • Mark Duncan as Bikie 1,
  • Ben Tover as Bikie 2,
  • Naomi Gibbons as Passerby 1,
  • Glenn Chow as Passerby 2

Natural Justice

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Episode 1.03
Thu, March 13, 2014
Ratings: 770,000 (13th)
Written by Kris Mrksa
Directed by Grant Brown

In the wake of the drive-by shooting of murder witness Zebina Petrakis, Erin finds herself emerging as a key witness herself in the case against the two bikies who committed the murder.

Erin deeply affected by the shooting, she is not sure it is safe to give evidence. Owen is keen to land the high profile brief as, with Erin's eyewitness evidence and a confession from one of the shooters, the prospect of a conviction is good.

Whilst initially concerned about the weakness of the prosecution case against Dianne Vasilich, Janet's opinion alters radically when forensics discover traces of Blakely's blood in Dianne's pocket.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Deborah Kennedy as Dianne Vaslich,
  • Heather Mitchell as Justice Victoria Walker,
  • Sonia Todd as Gail Jones,
  • Peter Mochrie as Geoff Hadley,
  • Zoe Carides as Gillian Warden,
  • Patrick Dickson as Justice Cousins,
  • Terry Serio as Terry Renner,
  • Julian Garner as Brian Vincent,
  • Aaron Glenane as Edward Collard,
  • Kyle Rowling as Toby Franzen,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Matthew Jarrett as Court Officer,
  • William Temm as Foreperson,
  • John McLeod as Jonah Ratu,
  • Luke Storrier as Reporter #1,
  • Michael Duncan as Guard #1,
  • Andrea Berchtold as Guard #2

The Third Man

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Episode 1.04
Thu, March 20, 2014
Ratings: 740,000 (10th)
Written by Shaun Grant and Jane Allen
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

The search for the third man who assisted in the Blakely murder uncovers an unlikely ally for Janet and the scent of high level corruption.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak,
  • Marcus Graham as Danny Novak,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Diarmid Heidenreich as Leon Cranford,
  • Gabriella Maselli McGrail as Dr Gina O'Day,
  • Ivy Mak as Meili Chang,
  • Zoe Carides as Gillian Warden,
  • Heather Mitchell as Justice Victoria Walker,
  • Will Usic as Barman,
  • Caleb Alloway as Sgt Dreyfus,
  • Julie Hamilton as Amanda McKaye,
  • Peter Adams as Tim Clarke,
  • Ella Talbot as Sarah Clarke,
  • John Howard as Steven Blakely,
  • Monroe Reimers as Asil Rais,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • Maha Wilson as Oriana Vasilich

Lurking Doubt

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Episode 1.05
Thu, March 27, 2014
Ratings: 772,000 (10th)
Written by Jane Allen
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

Janet faces humiliation when Dianne Vasilich appeals against her conviction for murder, as it becomes increasingly likely that her victim, Steven Blakely, was involved in the production of child porn. Her pursuit of corruption sees Janet facing her greatest threat.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Tiriel Mora as Judge Granville Renmark,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Darren Gilshenan as Alex Moreno,
  • Jessica Napier as Caroline Martin,
  • Sonia Todd as Gail Jones,
  • Brandon Burke as Justice Jonathan MacLeod,
  • Zoe Carides as Gillian Warden,
  • Deborah Kennedy as Dianne Vaslich,
  • Julian Garner as Brian Vincent,
  • Nastassja Djalog as Karen Shaw,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • Zoe Trilsbach as Judge's Associate,
  • Peter Henwood as Judge Manzarelli,
  • John Thwaites as Judge Lane,
  • Justine Kacir as Moira Reilly,
  • Tushar Apte as Ramesh Nahar,
  • Danielle Ross as Ruby Moreno,
  • Yvette Kaleel as Female Journalist #1,
  • Alice Harvey as Female Journalist #2,
  • Marea Rayment as Female Police Officer

Overtime

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Episode 1.06
Thu, April 03, 2014
Ratings: 831,000 (9th)
Written by Kris Mrksa
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

In the wake of the attempted murder of her family, Janet starts to suspect that she has stumbled onto a wide-ranging conspiracy involving powerful and well-connected paedophiles, including Judge Renmark, the man who holds her fate in his hands.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Darren Gilshenan as Alex Moreno,
  • Tiriel Mora as Judge Granville Renmark,
  • Sonia Todd as Gail Jones,
  • Andrew McFarlane as Keith Nelson,
  • Josephine Mitchell as Dr. Wyburn,
  • Jessica Napier as Caroline Martin,
  • Craig Ball as Constable Payne,
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair,
  • Terry Serio as Terry Renner,
  • Doris Younane as Magistrate Brenner,
  • Blazey Best as Lynda Searle,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • David Griffith as Young Husband,
  • Lori Carter as Young Wife

An Achilles Heel

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Episode 1.07
Thu, April 10, 2014
Ratings: 820,000 (9th)
Written by Shaun Grant and Greg Haddrick
Directed by Ian Watson

A sudden death, a false suspect and a shocking revelation from the witness box all conspire to block Janet's desperate search for the truth.

  • With:
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Andrew McFarlane as Keith Nelson,
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair,
  • Doug Scroope as Judge Perry,
  • Tiriel Mora as Judge Granville Renmark,
  • Giuseppe Leone as Foreperson,
  • Caz Prescott as Journo #1,
  • Kallan Richards as Police Constable

The Greatest Good

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Episode 1.08 (finale)
Thu, April 17, 2014
Ratings: 855,000 (5th)
Written by Jane Allen
Directed by Ian Watson

Blakely's killer is finally revealed, but Janet discovers there's someone higher up pulling the strings — someone powerful and very close — the same person she finds herself in an isolated place with...

  • With:
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak,
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels,
  • Akos Armont as Drew Blakely,
  • Harriet Dyer as Maya Blakely,
  • Marcus Graham as Danny Novak,
  • Sonia Todd as Gail Jones,
  • Darren Gilshenan as Alex Moreno,
  • Tahnee Stroet as Mrs Moreno,
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair,
  • Andrew McFarlane as Keith Nelson,
  • Blazey Best as Lynda Searle,
  • Doug Scroope as Judge Perry,
  • Noel Hodda as Magistrate Hansford,
  • Glenn Millanta as Detective #1,
  • Kase Nayel as Detective #2,
  • Michael Duncan as Detective #3,
  • Peter Adams as Tim Clarke,
  • Giuseppe Leone as Foreperson,
  • Raymond Farley as Priest,
  • Brooklyn & Amelia Flores as Emma King Larsson,
  • Cooper & Jake O'Brien as Liam King Larsson,
  • Maria Theodore as Jack's Mother