Mystery Road: episode guide

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The Road

Episode 2.01
Sun, April 19, 2020 (ABC)
655,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Steven McGregor
Directed by Warwick Thorton

Season two sees Detective Jay Swan take on a grisly case in a new town in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? Set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, secrets past and present run deep and dark. Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy in a world where deception is king.

A decapitated body washes up in the mangroves, drawing Jay Swan to the furtive township of Gideon. It seems drug-related but is it also familiar? Partnered with local cop, Fran, Jay must unlock what the community knows.


  • Aaron Pedersen as Detective Jay Swan
  • Jada Alberts as Constable Fran Davis
  • Tasma Walton as Mary Swan
  • Callan Mulvey as Simon
  • Rob Collins as Amos
  • Gary Sweet as Alkemi
  • Ursula Yovich as Pansy
  • Tasia Zalar as Shevorne Shields
  • Sofia Helin as Professor Sandra Elmquist
  • Ngaire Pigram as Leonie
  • Mark Mitchinson as Owen
  • Eve Morey as Kayla
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Dylan Lindwall
  • Simon Lyndon as Emilio Gordon
  • Kirk Page as Suzi-John
  • Blair McDonough as Pat
  • Sri Sacdpraseuth as Wayan
  • Phillip Sibosado as Oscar
  • Talei Howell-Price as Pathologist
  • Brandon Walters as Shaney
  • Leon Stripp as Jay and Dylan Stunt Double
  • Duncan Simpson as Jay and Dylan Picture Double
  • Dan Reardon as Dylan Stunt Double
  • Melissa Raye as Fran Picture Double
  • Puven Pather as Jay and Phillip Stunt Double
  • Tony Lynch as Jay and Phillip Stunt Double
  • Lochie Barclay as Dylan Stunt Double
  • Michael Haji Ali as Jay Picture Double
  • Nicel Harbach as Simon Stunt Double
  • Adam Howell as Pat Stunt Double