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Episode 4.06

Thu, June 23, 2016
Ratings: 570,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Rowan Woods

Cleaver defends David and Barney sees it as a betrayal; Fuzz gets Missy drugs and then she seduces him. Wendy has a date with an old flame; and a free David announces he's standing for the Senate.

Against his better judgement David agrees to let Cleaver defend him on the murder charge, while Missy, having been locked in a bedroom at Wendy's to 'detox', has sweet-talked Fuzz into getting her drugs and then seduced him.

When a drug-addled Cal arrives searching for her, Cleaver and Fuzz manage to send him on his way, but Missy, high again, makes her escape. Fuzz is off in hot pursuit, and Wendy and Cleaver after them both. And bizarrely, right there in their blue ribbon Liberal neighbourhood, they stumble across Cleaver's sister, Jane, campaigning for the Greens.

Wendy, determined to move on, is having dinner with an old flame, Jack, and Cleaver's plans to woe her back are slowly crumbling.

Bevan and Nicole are whole-heartedly into their affair, but Barney is a wreck, and is devastated when he arrives at court to see Cleaver and Nicole in David's corner. Barney perjures himself, so when the prosecution tears David apart, Cleaver has to find a way to get to the truth.

When Cleaver trips Max up on the stand, Barney knows it's over. Cleaver and Nicole share a concerned look as a dejected Barney leaves the court, and decide that they have to intervene. David, now a free man again, announces he's quitting state politics and standing as a candidate for Labor in the Senate.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene
  • Tasma Walton as Jack
  • Ewen Leslie as Bevan Leigh
  • Sonia Todd as Jane
  • Sarah Wood as Lily
  • Linda Cropper as Ms Crown
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Michael Denka as Roy
  • Gloria Gervasoni as Mrs Clinton's Owner
  • Roy Billing as Judge [uncredited]