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Greene v Hole

Episode 2.07
Thu, October 18, 2012 (ABC1, 8:30)
Ratings: 0.807 million viewers (8th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Kate Dennis

Scarlet and David's affair is front page news; Barney and Nicole agree to be "just friends"; and spurned Kirsty is in no mood to forgive Cleaver's debts.

Cleaver and Missy are off to his father's funeral, but end up at someone else's, where Missy is convinced that life's meaning is to be found in marriage and children — and the most likely candidate is Cleaver.

Although left out of his father's will, Cleaver sets out to recover his estate from swindler Lane Hole, via the courts, the media, any way he can. He enlists the talents of tabloid reporter Polly Nesbitt: promiscuous, unethical and a chaotic force of nature. Cleaver publicly slams Lane Hole on Polly's current affairs show, and launches legal action. But he needs to do some serious bridge-building to get advice on corporate prosecution from Sydney's most boring barrister. More surprises are in store there too.

Wendy wants Cleaver to rescue Fuzz from the clutches of his born-again girlfriend whose insistence on virginity until marriage strikes Wendy as a recipe for disastrously early marriage. Cleaver finds himself with no moral ground on which to argue against experimentation — even with religion, so he joins Fuzz and Tara at church, the worst possible place to be confronted with the consequences of the dark path he trod in pursuit of Lane Hole.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Robyn Malcolm as Kirsty
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Natasha Bassett as Tara
  • Monica Brian as Amanda
  • Bille Brown as Dominic
  • Tina Bursill as Miriam
  • Simon Chilvers as Albert
  • Maeve Dermody as Polly Nesbitt
  • Vanessa Downing as Judge
  • Peter Duncan as Judge Mental
  • Scott Ferguson as Detective
  • Sam Haft as Darcy
  • Kalista Kaval as Gloria
  • Norman Lieber as Ron Drury
  • Phil Lloyd as Lane Hole
  • Louisa Mignone as Chris
  • Socratis Otto as Justin
  • Grant Page as Old Relative
  • Lois Ramsey as Delores
  • Di Smith as Bronwyn
  • Leon Stripp as Lane Stunt Double
  • Philippe Sung as Waiter
  • Richard Sydenham as Jack
  • Andrew Tighe as Priest
  • Sonia Todd as Jane
  • Helen Tonkin as School Principal
  • Sarah Woods as Lily
  • Michael Lira, David McCormack, Antony Partos as Rock Band