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Episode 4.08

Thu, July 07, 2016
Ratings: 559,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Peter Duncan

Cleaver considers a career change but David throws a spanner in the works. Cleaver's determined to win Wendy back from Jack, but Jack is scheming to get rid of him for good. Will it work? Fuzz has some surprising news.

During a bizarre interview with Fran Kelly on Radio National, Cleaver confirms his candidacy for the Senate. But when it dawns on him that he may be facing life in Canberra, he sees that Jack's plans for him also include getting him out of Wendy's life.

Barney's nervous about the review into the costs of his rescue, but Cleaver assures him he has a plan. And true to form, the very mention of Jack Claymore's name and influence is all it takes for the tide to turn.

Meanwhile, David has made a switch and is now running for the Senate as a Green. When Wendy says she'd rather vote for David, Cleaver starts espousing David's ideas, and Jack worries that if he starts canvassing real issues, he'll lose his edge.

Wendy is worried about Nicole, who's grieving about Bevan's betrayal, and berates Cleaver for not being there for her. So, having already resolved to be a better and more caring person, Cleaver schemes to get Nicole and Barney back together.

In the hope of making Wendy's dream of living in Sardinia a reality, Cleaver comes up with a harebrained plan: knowing that their neighbour is looking for a house nearby for his son, he tells Wendy he's been made a fantastic offer for her house, hoping that the cards will fall his way. But Fuzz realises his father has once again set himself up for failure, and offers the secret stash of cash he's been quietly accruing from his app developing business. Fuzz's offer brings home to Cleaver that he may never have enough money to look after Wendy, so he moves out hoping to come up with another solution.

While taking part on an ABC TV election panel David is dismayed about the confusion around the number of 'Greens' or Greenes on the ballot paper, and worries that once again Cleaver might get the advantage — even if by default.

Meanwhile, Cleaver's one last attempt at convincing Wendy he's changed seems to have worked, and they spend some quiet time together. When they finally arrive back home to announce they're getting back together, Fuzz has some astonishing news on two fronts...


  • 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
  • Sarah Woods as Lily
  • Rhys Muldoon as Lincoln Lincoln
  • Sonia Todd as Jane
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria
  • Nick Tate as Julian Tallow
  • Bill Young as Vaughan
  • Emma Lung as Carmen
  • Nicola Parry as Ellie
  • Jon Fabian as Mr. Poulos
  • Alastair Osment as Alan
  • Grace Huang as Jan
  • Belinda Small as Wedding Director
  • Kym Parrish as Bureaucrat #1
  • Fran Kelly as Fran Kelly
  • Tony Jones as Tony Jones
  • Antony Green as Antony Green
  • Annabel Crabb as Annabel Crabb
  • David Marr as David Marr
  • Santo Cilauro as Geoffrey Salter [uncredited]