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Episode 8

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Writer: Shelley Birse
Director: Jeffrey Walker

As an unprecedented heatwave grips the city, Eadie (Joanne Froggatt) stares down the possibility that the cost of her gamble will be the Latu’s future, the loss of her marriage and now the chance that her babies’ health is at risk. She doubts herself and begins to question her faith in the fundamental good nature of her fellow man. Her questions will be answered with a response she didn’t imagine possible.

As an unprecedented heatwave grips the city, the Latus have no choice but to hide out at Dom’s (Rupert Penry-Jones) until an escape plan becomes clear. But as the mercury rises, their baby’s health starts to fail and they’re faced with the knowledge that going to hospital will bring the attention of the authorities resulting in deportation. What Eadie (Joanne Froggatt) didn’t foresee is the presence of former patient Ben Childers (Damon Herriman) as one of the Border Authority Officers tasked with apprehending the Latu family.

As Eadie hunts for a way to buy time, Shay (Ryan Corr) and Lloyd (David Lyons) are forced to overcome their personal rift in order to get to the truth about who stole their IP and why. What they discover will threaten Eadie’s most primal relationship, but will restore her faith in her chosen family and in the power of the commons.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • David Lyons as Lloyd Green
  • Joanne Froggatt as Eadie Boulay
  • Rupert Penry-Jones as Dom Boulay
  • Ilaisaane Green as Rima Latu
  • Rodney Rounds as Leroy Latu
  • Faanatua Pureau as Talia Latu
  • Inez Currò as Ivy Green
  • Dominic Ona-Ariki as Israel Latu
  • Felix Williamson as Carl Anderson
  • Ryan Corr as Shay Levine
  • Isileli & Semisi Alatini as Sifa Latu
  • Zara Michales as Salinda
  • Alex Chard as Archie Boulay
  • Bede Warnock as Cosmo Boulay
  • Hayden Holmes as Tillie Boulay
  • Bailey Holmes as Sage Boulay
  • Simone McAullay as Francesca Boulay
  • Kate Cheel as Children's Immigration Guardian
  • Radek Jonak as Border Authority Officer Barnes
  • Shameer Birges as Border Authority Officer Jones
  • Damon Herriman as Ben Childers
  • Benedict Hardie as Border Authority Officer Reed
  • Ben Brock as Intruder
  • John Waters as Herman Fischer
  • Sara West as Zoe
  • Ashley Douglass as Stand-In
  • Gavin Miller as Stand-In

Stunt Performers:

  • Stephanie Beck
  • Jordan Bissaker
  • Georgie Blackwell
  • Luke Davis
  • Jordan Le Goueff
  • Ella Lynch
  • Phil Partridge
  • Paul Pedersen