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Episode 4.07

Thu, June 30, 2016
Ratings: 560,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Peter Duncan

After David's acquittal Cleaver and Nicole worry about Barney, but then Cleaver gets himself disbarred and Wendy kicks him out. But Jack is determined to get him out of Wendy's life forever.

After David's acquittal, Nicole and Cleaver worry about Barney. But the next day Cleaver makes a disparaging remark to a journalist about the judge and the legal fraternity, unaware that her cameraman's recording it.

Cleaver's rant against the judiciary has made news and is about to see him disbarred, but in the meantime he's out for a celebratory lunch with David.

While Missy and Fuzz are getting on like a house on fire, Cleaver fears that Wendy's old flame Jack might be winning her over. After he's disgraced himself again, he finds they'd rather he moved out.

Jane appears on Cal McGregor's show and they make an instant connection, but when Cleaver hears she's been badmouthing him, he declares that even 'standing for nothing' he could beat her in a race for the Senate.

Barney was now hoping for reconciliation with Nicole, but she surprises him when she reveals she's marrying Bevan. Little does Nicole know that Bevan is planning the ultimate revenge...

Meanwhile, Cleaver, with no job and no fixed abode, finds himself in the queue at Centrelink. Even his attempt to confess his sins doesn't give him any comfort when the priest accuses him of being selfish. But Wendy hears he's trying to reform, and decides to let him stay.

Jack has to get Cleaver out of Wendy's life, and with momentum building for his ludicrous campaign, she sees her chance. She becomes his campaign manager and convinces the unemployed and destitute Cleaver that a six year parliamentary term, with 200K plus salary package with expenses, a Super scheme, and Commonwealth drivers, is just what he needs.


  • 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
  • Barry Otto as Judge Cowper
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria
  • Linda Cropper as Ms Crown
  • Sonia Todd as Jane
  • Solomon Holder as Adam
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe
  • Tom Poulton as Max
  • Lewis Fitzgerald as Mandel
  • David Baldwin as Epis
  • Jo Lin as Zhang
  • Tara Morice as Pauline
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin
  • Anna Looby as Stella
  • Charlie Garber as Priest
  • Chum Ehelepola as Jeffrey Argyle
  • Pando Likoudis as Caé Owner
  • Ros Richards as Elderly Woman
  • Alex Butt as Chauffeur
  • Jay Kallaway as Bloke #1
  • Jack Kelly as Bloke #2
  • James Lamb as Centrelink Customer
  • Amelia Tranter as Onlooker #1
  • Elliott Collinson as Onlooker #2