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The Night of the Mothers

Episode 8
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 (Stan)
Writer: Victoria Madden
Director: Greg McLean

The investigation comes to a head as Gareth takes Molly hostage at knifepoint and Alex is captured by William and the Crofters.

The investigation comes to a head as Molly is confronted by a knife-wielding Gareth in her own home and Alex is taken prisoner by William and the Crofters. As the mid-winter festival builds outside, it becomes clear that Alex is to be sacrificed, while Grace desperately tries to summon her dead daughter, Valerie. As the detectives close in, the scenario of Jenny’s murder is suddenly replaying before Alex’s eyes. Mayhem ensues as Molly and Gareth face off for the last time and Molly is forced to choose between her nemesis, Gareth, and her daughter, Lily./p>

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Rena Owen as Grace Cochran
  • Jennifer Rani as Nurse Isabelle
  • Airlie Dodds as Stephanie McGinty
  • Suzi Dougherty as Mrs Bowen
  • Emma Booth as Molly McGee
  • Martin Henderson as Gareth McAvaney
  • Josephine Blazier as Lily Broomhall
  • Kris McQuade as Det Snr Carrie Bennette
  • Ewen Leslie as Alex O'Connell
  • Zenia Starr as Constable Freya Harris
  • Ben Morton as Constable Francis
  • Max Brown as Snr Constable Oscar Wolfe
  • Anni Finsterer as Eileen McGinty
  • Aaron Pedersen as Inspector Lewis Grimshaw
  • Lisa Gormley as Angela Broomhall
  • Ditch Davey as Toby Broomhall
  • Anthony Phelan as William Fian
  • Finn Ireland as Young Alex
  • Milly Alcock as Jenny McGinty
  • Kerri Gay as Kerri
  • Aaliyah Walker as Miranda
  • Coco Whelan as Valerie Gowdie
  • Brad Kannegiesser as Doctor
  • Amrita Acharya as Nurse
  • Susan Prior as Counsellor Susan Kelly
  • Erica Knight as Gloamer
  • Frankie Goodsir as Gloamer
  • Lola Caplice as Gloamer
  • Maya Lily Jean as Gloamer
  • Thomas Readman as Gloamer
  • Robin Kurdistan as William Picture Double
  • Igne Sildnik as Molly Stunt Double
  • Adrian Pickering as Alex Stunt Double
  • Marco Sinigaglia as Gareth Stunt Double