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R v Corella

Episode 1.08 (finale)
Thu, December 23, 2010
Ratings: 0.673 million viewers (11th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Jessica Hobbs

At one of their regular swingers' parties, Mick Corella's wife Kirsty runs into an old school friend Nigel, and they exchange numbers. When police dig up Nigel's body in a car park Mick becomes their chief suspect.

Meanwhile, Cleaver enlists Fuzz and Nicole to help him forge receipts for his tax case. When Wendy arrives to collect Fuzz, Cleaver suggests that raising a second mortgage on "their" house would solve his back taxes problem, and a furious Wendy reminds him that the house is "hers".

Meanwhile, David wins his seat in parliament, but the government is ousted, so he has given up a promising career to waste his life on the back benches. As Missy commiserates, her disappointment for him and the weight of her guilt over the lies about her past get the better of her, and she blurts out the truth about who she is.

As David slowly digests her news, it dawns on him that not only was Joe Sandilands one of her clients, but so was Cleaver Greene! So as his tax case against Cleaver resumes, David is openly hostile and determined to put him away.

Meanwhile, Mick Corella insists that Cleaver defend him, and he and Barney are forced to work together again. When Missy tells Cleaver it's over with David, she is taken aback by his reluctance to commit.

And, although happy to see Cleaver and Barney working together again, Scarlet is having second thoughts about ending their marriage. In the meantime Cleaver has decided Missy is the girl for him — but has he left it too late.

Hating the fact that they are defending such a vile man, Cleaver and Barney hatch a plan that could blow Mick's defence right out of the water. But if Cleaver thought getting Mick Corella locked up for life would solve his debt problems, he has another thing coming.

But Barney has forgiven him and the world seems to be back in balance… well, as balanced as Cleaver Greene's world could ever be.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Melissa (Missy) Partridge
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Simon Almaddad as Swinger #3
  • Steve Anderton as Barney's (His) Lawyer
  • Amanda Bishop as Scarlett's (Her) Lawyer
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Alan Brooks as Swinger #5
  • Matilda Brown as Female Police Officer
  • Richard Carter as Mick Corella
  • Judy Clark as Swinger #4
  • Rhonda Doyle as Florist
  • Matt Dyktynski as Gardener
  • Rachel Feary as Swinger #1
  • Paul Gleeson as Nigel
  • John Gregg as Judge Cummings
  • Damon Herriman as Detective Maraco
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Robyn Malcolm as Kirsty
  • Karen Pang as Mae Tran Vingh
  • Alexander Parkhomenko as Swinger #2
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe Meagher
  • Gary Waddell as Epis
  • Peter Whitford as Judge Keddie
  • Bryan Wiseman as Kelvin