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Episode 2.05

Sun, December 05, 2021
367,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Nakkiah Lui
Directed by Wayne Blair

The high-stakes horse-trading begins in Canberra as Alex and a small group of Independents meet to decide the future of the nation. With bigger threats looming, Alex and Rachel will need to find a way to trust each other.


  • Deborah Mailman as Alex Irving
  • Rachel Griffiths as Rachel Anderson
  • Rob Collins as Charlie Irving
  • Wayne Blair as Paul Murphy
  • Rob Carlton as George Jeffries
  • Alex Dimitriades as Nick Pearce
  • Daniela Farinacci as Philippa Bailey
  • Lisa Flanagan as Faye Stanley
  • Colin Friels as Jack Ramsay
  • Harry Greenwood as Leo Jacobs
  • Benedict Hardie as Shaun Keogh
  • Anthony Hayes as Damien Bauer
  • Anita Hegh as Helena Rossi [x]
  • Huw Higginson as Peter Solomon
  • William Mclnnes as Laurie Martin
  • Wesley Patten as Eddie Irving
  • Vico Thai as Justin Yang
  • Steph Tisdell as Joely McKinnon
  • Jo Briant as Henry's Mum
  • Tom Dawson as Henry Whittaker
  • Paul Dawson as Henry's Dad
  • Gemma Forsyth as Maire D
  • Patricia Karvelas as Broadcaster
  • Frank Kelly as Broadcaster
  • Eve Morey as Cassie
  • Luke Rogers as Reporter
  • Lachlan Ruffy as Reporter
  • Demi Sorono as Alex Stunt Double