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Episode 4.03

Thu, June 02, 2016
Ratings: 602,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Andrew Knight and Peter Duncan
Directed by Peter Duncan

Wendy reluctantly takes Cleaver in when he's evicted, while Barney is reeling from the costs of his rescue. David and Scarlet's romance is slowly being scuttled by her children; and Missy is desperate for drugs.

Cleaver has been forced back to the city, and Thompson's lawyer has decided the best way to silence him is to have him join their team. If it means staying alive and money coming in, Cleaver is prepared to go along. He's also been evicted, and ex-wife Wendy reluctantly takes him in.

Meanwhile, the most serious charges against Thompson are mysteriously dropped when Cal McGregor, the Premier and the DPP realise that he knows where all the skeletons are hidden. But the drug charges are still pending, and Thompson has a plan to put his old employee Cleaver firmly in the frame.

Barney is reeling from the costs of his rescue, and when David and Scarlet's romance is slowly being scuttled by her children, she and Barney look to each other for comfort.

Missy is desperate for drugs, and Cleaver's good-hearted attempt to rescue her falls on deaf ears.


  • 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
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene
  • John Waters as Edgar Thompson
  • Miriam Margolyes as Huntley-Brown
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • David Roberts as Norton
  • Louise Siversen as Shirl
  • JayR Tinaco as Qi
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Andy Ryan as Stig
  • Ryan Johnson as Raymond
  • Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Judge Fuller
  • Steve Vidler as Premier
  • Beth Aubrey as Lydia
  • Maggie Dence as Janet
  • Paul Holmes as Sam Brillenstein
  • Trent Baines as Travis
  • Louisa Mignone as Advisor/Chris
  • Simon Elrahi as Muslim Cleric
  • Paul Barry as Paul Barry
  • Aldo Mignone as ? [uncredited]