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The Dark Heart Of Things

Episode 1.04
Monday, January 01, 2018 (Stan)
Written by Omar Musa
Directed by James Napier Robertson

Kane's takeover of Patriot Blue gathers momentum. After a failed ambush at a Patriot Blue funeral, Antifasc strikes back, with consequences spiralling out of control, inflaming racial tensions.

Kane’s calculated takeover of Patriot Blue gathers momentum when strengthened by new hardcore recruits, his young cadre turns the tables on an attempted Antifasc ambush at a Patriot Blue funeral. The prince is now crowned king.

Having been foiled and ambushed, Petra keeps a vigil at Danny’s bedside, turning her back on the blunt violence they have all descended to. The remaining Antifasc (now led by the academic McKew and hot-headed Anthony) are desperate to strike back; they plan to invade the home of the alt right figurehead Jago, spraypaint Antifasc slogans, film and post the results; a clear message that no fascist is safe. Laila, having slightly lost her centre of gravity, is drawn into this plan.

Gabe tries to divert Kane, which he rebuffs and asserts increasing independence from the older generation, including his puppet-master Vic. This concerns Marco, whose covert influence and power over Patriot Blue are slipping away as the wildcard Kane takes over and strikes his own path.

Cindi, having successfully infiltrated Antifasc, is a double-agent working for her brother Kane. The home invasion goes wrong when Jago is unexpectedly there and confronts Antifasc. In a scuffle, Jago is fatally injured. Antifasc run. Kane, armed with the knowledge provided by Cindi, sees an opportunity and turns up at Jago’s home leaving his supposed comrade to die. He proceeds to spray paint the walls with Muslim slogans, further inflaming the rising racial tensions.


  • 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
  • Philip Hayden as McKew
  • 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
  • Phoenix Raei as Amir
  • Puven Pather as Zaid
  • Michael Vice as Joshan
  • Rodney Afif as Talib
  • Ann Truong as An
  • Kelly Seif as Imran
  • Autiak Aweteek as Jonathan
  • Peter Barac as Adam
  • Sachin Joab as Sharif
  • Paul Mathiang as Mary