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The Truth

Episode 1.06
Sun, July 01, 2018
572,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Steven McGregor
Directed by Rachel Perkins

Having outrun their attackers, Jay holes up with Marley in an outback shed and Marley finally tells Jay everything — what happened that fateful night and the last time he saw Reese: the boys were ambushed out in the desert, and tried to escape — Marley got away but Reese didn’t. Where he can’t identify their attackers, Marley assumes it has to do with undercutting Tyson’s drug trade. But Jay thinks there’s more to it than that. He still thinks the whole attack has something to do with Larry… and Shevorne. He just has to figure out how.

When Jay finally returns to town with a smashed up police vehicle and no Marley he has some explaining to do. Jay reveals his reason for not trusting Emma enough to tell her where he's stashed Marley her brother is cheating the local people out of the truth about the value of Ballantyne Station. Emma refuses to believe it, until Tony finally confesses.

But Emma is in for another shock — as Shevorne reveals that Larry is innocent and tells them who really raped her 10 years earlier. Now Emma's whole life is in turmoil. Everything she has believed in is under question — her family, her history and her abilities as a police officer. But the one thing she can do now is stop another tragedy — Marley being gaoled for a crime he didn't commit.

With the man who really raped Shevorne now knowing the police are on his tail, the only way he can get away is if he silences Shevorne forever.

Jay and Emma have to work together to solve the crime and save both Marley and the person this has been about all along… Shevorne.


  • Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan
  • Judy Davis as Emma James
  • Deborah Mailman as Kerry Thompson
  • Wayne Blair as Larry Dime
  • Colin Friels as Tony Ballantyne
  • Anthony Hayes as Ryan Muller
  • Tasma Walton as Mary Swan
  • Tasia Zalar as Shevorne Shields
  • Madeleine Madden as Crystal Swan
  • Ernie Dingo as Keith Groves
  • Aaron McGrath as Marley Thompson
  • Arthur Angel as Chris Kollias
  • Eddie Baroo as Tyson Zein
  • Peter Docker as Luke Roberts
  • Ningali Lawford Wolf as Dot
  • Kris Mcquade as Liz Rutherford
  • Rohan Mirchandaney as David Sharma
  • Ben Oxenbould as Vince Pearce
  • Connor Van Vuuren as Reese Dale
  • Meyne Wyatt as Cedric Thompson
  • Virginia Bolcer as Paramedic
  • Mick Corrigan as Spud Jackson
  • Ava Farrer as Ava
  • Debra Hams as Paramedic
  • Mario Rossbach as Tattoo Man
  • Chan Griffin as Marley Stunt Double
  • Leon Stripp as Jay Driving Double