Pine Gap: episode guide

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Episode 5

Episode 1.05
Sunday, November 04, 2018
358,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Felicity Packard
Directed by Mat King

As tensions in the South China Sea remain at breaking point, Gus and Jasmina’s relationship stumbles and the US prepares to launch an airstrike on a Chinese-claimed island.

With the standoff between the USS Bartlet and the Chinese nuclear subs at the Nine-Dash Line showing no sign of easing, Gus decides to tell Ethan about the possibility of a Treaty of Neutrality between Australia and China. While secrets and lies divide Australia and the US, the tensions in the South China Sea seem even more troubling than first thought, particularly as it appears the President is on the verge of choosing a military option as a show of power.

Meanwhile, Kath’s hand is forced and, needing his help, she tells Jacob about the Pine Gap mole. Typically brash, Jacob advocates a complete transferral of A-Crew, however, with the political situation as tense as it is, they opt to continue monitoring A-Crew for fear that if the mole is alarmed, they will activate the malware, risking the release of an unthinkable amount of sensitive information.

Jasmina uncovers some disturbing information about Simon which she shares with Kath. With this new information Kath realises that Simon couldn’t be the mole. So who is?

Gus and Jasmina’s relationship hits a roadblock as Gus applies for an open position at the NSA back in the US and invites her to go to Fort Meade with him. Concerned that they are moving too fast and that Gus’ ambitions in America are mutually exclusive to her own in Australia, Jasmina is thrown into indecision: follow the man she loves or risk her whole career on what could just be a fling? Not only that, but they both begin to realise that they have both been privately encouraged to stay close to each other for their countries’ sakes… can they really trust each other when there are still secrets and higher loyalties?

On the Ops Floor, A-Crew prepare for the President’s military option and a precision strike is made against a Chinese claimed island, but the attack provokes China into shooting down an American F-16 with the pilot ejecting somewhere over the South China Sea. And suddenly the event Ethan and Kath have been dreading happens: the malware has been activated, and they race to catch the culprit red-handed before it’s too late…


  • Parker Sawyers as Gus Thompson
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Kath Sinclair
  • Steve Toussaint as Ethan James
  • Tess Haubrich as Jasmina Delic
  • Stephen Curry as Jacob Kitto
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Rudi Fox
  • Mark Leonard Winter as Moses Dreyfus
  • Sachin Joab as Simon Penny
  • Edwina Wren as Eloise Chambers
  • Alice Keohavong as Deb Vora
  • Simone Kessell as Belle James
  • Jason Chong as Zhou Kin
  • Kelton Pell as Dr Paul Dupain
  • Madeleine Madden as Immy Dupain

Guest Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Paul Bongiorno as Radio Announcer [v/o]
  • Michael Chan as Chairman Chen
  • Wayne Chad as Madarin Translator
  • Rob MacPherson as President Larry Kerr
  • Matthew Holmes as Prime Minister Philip Burke
  • Tess Fowler as Gillian Maxwell
  • Dan O'Grady as Trevor Souter
  • Scott Fraser as Bradley Campbell
  • Milly Alcock as Marissa Campbell
  • Rome Champion as Andre James
  • Tyson Taylor-Palmer as Lewis James
  • Darren Holmes as ASD Officer
  • David Rosenberg as Pentagon [v/o]