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Squizzy Takes Charge

Episode 6.03
Sunday, August 04, 2013 (9:00)
Ratings: 859,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Andrew Prowse

As Armistice is declared in Europe, in Melbourne, the battle lines have just been drawn. Squizzy sets about revenging the outrage against Dolly Grey and the Fitzroy vendetta is ignited. Shootings, bashings and an attempted canicide are the order of the day.

Tankbuster returns a decorated war hero and a changed man. Squizzy embraces him, alienating Snowy Cutmore who is proving a dangerous man to have around. To complicate matters, the returning diggers have brought the Spanish flu home with them and the virus fells cop and crook, saint and sinner alike.

Meanwhile, Squizzy's roaming eyes land on the young and wholesome waitress Lorna Kelly. Neglecting Dolly, and motivated partly by a desire for respectability, he sets about wooing the girl. Tankbuster takes up the cudgels on Dolly's behalf and gets himself shot in the process. Dolly confronts Lorna, telling her the truth about Squizzy's nefarious gangster activities. Nave Lorna doesnt believe her and reveals that shes pregnant with his child. Dolly knows she has lost the man she loves.

It's now that thieves fall out and the dangerous and erratic Snowy Cutmore turns on Squizzy. However, Snowy's attempt to revenge himself on his former mate is foiled by Dolly and some cast iron cookware. Squizzy issues instructions for Tankbuster to execute Snowy but Tank doesnt havent the stomach for the job and banishes Cutmore to Sydney instead.

Squizzy's next masterstroke is to orchestrate a chance encounter between Henry Stokes and Long Harry Slater that results in a bar room shoot-out. Seriously injured, Long Harry Slater flees to Sydney while Stokes exiles himself to Tasmania to avoid a gaol term, leaving Squizzy in charge of his gambling operations. For now at least he is the undisputed king of Melbournes underworld.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Jared Daperis as Leslie "Squizzy" Taylor
  • Camille Keenan as Dolly Grey
  • Ian Dixon as Ted Whiting
  • Matt Boesenberg as John "Snowy" Cutmore
  • Kevin Dee as Matthew Daly
  • Richard Cawthorne as "Long Harry" Slater
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Edward Jenkins
  • Sam Greco as "Bunny" Whiting
  • Nathan Page as Henry Stokes
  • Diana Glenn as Annie Stokes
  • Nick Barry as Burned Man
  • Ken Radley as Det. John Brophy
  • Ashley Zukerman as Det. James Bruce
  • Gareth Keegan as Cons. Archie Cooper
  • Wayne Bedson as Fred Wilson
  • Thomas Woods as Rooting Thug
  • Isadora Van Camp as Hooker
  • Michael M. Foster as Interrupting Thug 1
  • Joshua Broadbent as Interrupting Thug 2
  • "Possum" Solodin-Gawler as Molly The Dog
  • Tim Ferris as Bouncer
  • Amanda Conti as Scared Stokes Employee
  • James Liotta as Francis Counsel
  • Tara Hocking as Snowy's Hooker
  • Luke Ford as Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald
  • Robert Lloyd as Sweaty Digger
  • Caleb McClure as Ollie
  • Michael Watson as Burned Man's Doctor
  • Elise Jansen as Lorna Kelly
  • Iain Murton as Temperence Preacher
  • Julian Ben-Davis as Thomas Wilson
  • Bernice Keen as Hilda Whiting
  • Lisa Emanuel as Lizzie the Waitress
  • Ben Chisholm as Hospital Cop
  • Gerard Hutchinson-Reade as Dolly's Client
  • Susie Porter as Rose Taylor
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James/Narrator
  • Rick Tonna as Stunt Actor
  • Daniel Solis as Stunt Actor
  • Chris Weir as Stunt Actor
  • Mark Campbell as Stunt Actor
  • Robbie Clissold as Stunt Actor
  • Bryce Hardy as Stunt Actor
  • David Taylor as Stunt Actor
  • Paul Rochford as Stunt Actor
  • Warwick Sadler as Stunt Actor
  • Will Jones as Stunt Actor
  • Mitch Deans as Stunt Actor
  • Graham Jahne as Stunt Actor
  • Michael Foster as Stunt Actor


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