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Episode 2.08
Thu, October 25, 2012 (ABC1, 8:30)
Ratings: 0.850 million viewers (7th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Kate Dennis

Cleaver is in prison, charged with the manslaughter of Lane Hole's (Phil Lloyd) sweet, elderly neighbour. Flush with funds since optioning the rights to her story to Hollywood, Missy bails him out. But she has to stand aside for Polly Nesbitt (Maeve Dermody) who retains her interest in Cleaver. Unfortunately Kirsty no longer does, and will allow Cleaver to retain his extremities if she and Col (Steve le Marquand) are not implicated in his trial and he pays his debt in full, in thirty days.

While Wendy blames Cleaver for Fuzz's desperate embrace of religion, Polly does an old-fashioned, on-air hatchet job on Cleaver. Cleaver seems friendless.

Emboldened by her confrontation with the school mothers, Scarlet steps in to help Cleaver. Barney relents and warns Cleaver that he'll go down for manslaughter but says he is likely to beat the murder charge. With their help, Cleaver goads Cal McGregor into having the charge upgraded.

But Cal didn't get to be Attorney-General without a few devious tricks of his own. His old mate, Director of Public Prosecutions, Norton Kent, finds a charge that will stick and send Cleaver down for a very long time, and also the judge who is likely to do it.

Cleaver will need to rely not only on his own wits and the talents of his friends to avoid a hefty stretch behind bars, but also on his belief that Cal McGregor will do absolutely anything to see Cleaver endure that stretch...


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Robyn Malcolm as Kirsty
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Tony Barry as Father McGuire
  • Natasha Bassett as Tara
  • David Callan as Constable Saunders
  • Richard Carter as Mike Corella
  • Oliver Cooney as Press
  • Maeve Dermody as Polly
  • Kosta Doukas as Prison Gaoler
  • Rob Flanagan as Watch Commander
  • Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher
  • Philippe Klaus as Mark
  • Rosie Lourde as Press
  • Alan Lovell as Deputy Commissioner
  • Neil Melville as Judge Keegan Wiley
  • Nathaniel Middleton as Terry
  • Louisa Mignone as Chris
  • John Myers as Head Juror
  • Tom Poulton as Max Meagher
  • David Roberts as Norton
  • Martin Sacks as Roger Evans
  • Peter Sammak as Happy
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe Meagher
  • Bruce Venables as Police Sergeant
  • Steve Vidler as Premier
  • Sarah Woods as Lily