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Greene v The Reckoning

Episode 5.08 (series finale)
Sunday, October 07, 2018
453,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Matthew Saville

Morrow has been toppled and, aided and abetted by his half-brother Joe, Cal McGregor is now Prime Minister. Following an international incident and a monumental cover up, will the capitol implode whilst our heroes chose to explode?

After 15 weeks in office, Gareth Morrow (William McInnes) has been toppled and, aided and abetted by his half-brother Joe (Mark Mitchinson), Cal McGregor (Damien Garvey) is now Prime Minister. Meanwhile, a stolen kiss with the bride of the Chinese Premier’s cousin’s son causes an international incident all of Cleaver’s (Richard Roxburgh) doing.

When Cleaver accidentally lets ‘Princess’ escape, a devastated Jakub (Jacek Koman) calls in Cleaver’s now substantial debt or he loses a finger. Meanwhile, Cleaver is evicted with just an hour’s notice for subletting his apartment – and with nowhere else to go, Missy (Adrienne Pickering) and Winsome turn up at Wendy’s (Caroline Brazier) to find that Fuzz (Keegan Joyce) has returned from Silicon Valley after being dumped by his older lover and former boss Claudia.

Arrested, Cleaver is charged with the fraudulent use of government property for personal financial gain as a result of Nicole’s (Kate Box) mother’s extremely successful crèche. Cleaver enlightens David Potter (Matt Day) that sloppy maintenance was made to look like a terrorist attack for political purposes… information he can use in return for defending Cleaver in the crèche case, with a reliable old enemy – Hunter (Miriam Margolyes) — to defend Nicole and her mother.

With the sudden passing of the Chief Justice, Potter has added weight with the Judge (Chris Haywood), as he is not only chairing the Senate Committee looking into the cause of the explosion – but is also leading the Advisory Committee on Judicial appointments. Fearing Cleaver knows too much, Cal and Joe, together with Jack (Tasma Walton), hatch an explosive plan in a further cover up with ‘extreme prejudice’. Is this curtains for Cleaver Greene?


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz Greene
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Jacek Koman as Jakub
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria Vargas
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin
  • Sonia Todd as Jane Greene
  • Tasma Walton as Jack
  • Mark Mitchinson as Joe McGregor
  • Miriam Margolyes as Huntley-Brown
  • Chris Haywood as Judge
  • Tasneem Roc as Li-Ming Wu
  • Peter Flett as Prosecution
  • Tracy Mann as Dallas
  • Monica Sayers as AFP Commissioner
  • Vico Thai as Zhang Le Ping