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If Blood Should Stain The Wattle

Episode 1.02
Monday, January 01, 2018 (Stan)
Written by James Napier Robertson
Directed by Geoffrey Wright

Kane broadens Patriot Blue's mission and his relationship with its leader's wife, Zoe, reconnects with his sister Cindi. Gabe is heartbroken by Kane moving in fascist circles, but has keeps own shadowy connections.

Laila, now the unwitting figurehead of young Muslim Australia is sought after by both the Anti-fascists and the right-wing media. She succumbs to Jago’s flattery, goes on his show to tell her side of the story, and is humiliated when he turns on her.

This provokes a crisis within her community, leading to her boyfriend Farid’s brother, Malik, an aspiring MMA fighter, losing his cool and attacks a meth addled truck driver, nearly killing him. Kane takes advantage of this incident and makes a strategic move, changing Patriot Blue’s strategy from isolated reprisals to a broader sweep of ‘cleaning up’ the city with far-right militia Night Patrols becoming an alternative law-and-order force.

Kane’s burgeoning takeover of Patriot Blue includes an escalation of his relationship with Zoe. Cindi’s reappearance in his life also begins to reveal his one weakness ...his loyalty to family. He does not know that his mother, Gabe, who is heartbroken to see Kane falling into the same fascist circles from which she once broke free, is connected to shadowy forces at the highest levels of law enforcement and politics through her married lover Marco.


  • Toby Wallace as Kane
  • Sophie Lowe as Zoe
  • Lachy Hulme as Blake
  • Nicole Chamoun as Laila
  • Julian Maroun as Farid
  • Jamie Abdallah as Malik
  • Markella Kavenagh as Cindi
  • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Marco
  • Kaden Hartcher as Stix
  • Lily Sullivan as Petra
  • Tyson Towney as Danny
  • Louis Corbett as Thomas
  • David Wenham as Jago
  • Dan Wyllie as Vic
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Gabe
  • John Brumpton as McGoo
  • Syd Zygier as Maeve
  • Jordan Mooney as Anthony
  • Sam Parsonson as Noddy
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Lyno
  • Natasha Dewhurst as Erin
  • Lester Ellis Jnr as Beau
  • Richard Anastasios as Simmo
  • Jack Hayes as Ryan
  • Bryony Hindley as Angel
  • Cliff Ellen as Martin
  • Shannon Berry as Moo
  • Katalina Siburian as Tina
  • Terry Norris as Arty
  • Ann Truong as An
  • Michael Vice as Joshan
  • Phoenix Raei as Amir
  • Puven Pather as Zaid
  • Jayden Irving as Tow Truck Driver [Jimmy]
  • Georgia Crisfield Smith as Girlfriend
  • Marita Wilcox as Diner Worker
  • Warwick Sadler as Cop #1
  • Laura Sutton as Cop #2
  • Sharelle Starr as Cop #3
  • Emma Louise Watson as Female Exec in Car
  • Todd Fehres as Sound Tech
  • Levi Gold as Graffiti Artist
  • Reg Roordink as Meth Cook
  • Madeleine Dyer as Young Woman
  • Joshua Garosa as Middle Eastern Youth #1
  • Michael Joyce as Middle Eastern Youth #2
  • Amir Aridi as Middle Eastern Youth #3