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Squizzy Breaks Some Hearts

Episode 6.04
Sunday, August 11, 2013 (9:00)
Ratings: 772,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Andrew Prowse

In Stokes absence Squizzy runs his gambling empire, showing no mercy to those who cheat or cant pay their debts. Squizzy is happy to spend Stokes dosh on the fineries of life but finds the day-to-day running of the empire boring. Lorna gives birth to baby June and the event has the potential to change Squizzys life. He feels a love for his daughter like nothing he has felt before. He spends even more of Henry Stokes money buying a grand home in Caulfield for his new family, and Lorna encourages him to find legitimate work.

Meanwhile, honest Detective James Bruce is giving the gambling empire a hard time. In reprisal, Tankbuster bombs Bruces home which brings even more heat on the crooks. Weary of playing mine host, Squizzy turns to robbing warehouses of their fine cloth. For a time he's a man with a foot in both camps — law abiding and law breaking, attending temperance meetings and running a sly grog empire.

Henry Stokes returns from Tasmania unexpectedly, furious at how Squizzy has run his businesses into the ground. Squizzy throws a lavish party for him to heal the rift, but shortly afterwards Stokes is arrested for possession of stolen property — fur coats gifted from Squizzy! However the little general brazenly intimidates a judge and Stokes get off the charge.

Chastened, Squizzy takes to the racetrack, wondering if an honest career isn't the best policy after all. Yet old habits die hard; the moment he sees a punter with a fat wallet, he falls back to his old trade and nicks it — problem is, he is caught redhanded by hard-headed Detective Brophy. Brophy locks him away in the watchhouse to cool off but while he's locked away, baby June takes ill with the flu and quickly succumbs. Squizzy is devastated by the loss of his beautiful little girl. In his fury and grief he torches a police car.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Jared Daperis as Leslie "Squizzy" Taylor
  • Peter Moon as Squizzy's Tailor [Leo]
  • Luke Ford as Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Edward Jenkins
  • Tim Ferris as Bouncer
  • Hannah Gadsby as Charlie the Photographer
  • John Klotz as Cecil the Punter
  • Elise Jansen as Lorna Kelly
  • Susie Porter as Rose Taylor
  • Daisy & Emilee Lohse as Baby June
  • Iain Murton as Temperence Preacher
  • Dan Wyllie as Det. Frederick Piggott
  • Thomas Noonan as Young Hypno Cop
  • Nathan Page as Henry Stokes
  • Ashley Zukerman as Det. James Bruce
  • Ken Radley as Det. John Brophy
  • Diana Glenn as Annie Stokes
  • Tanya Burne as Winifred Bruce
  • Caleb McClure as Ollie
  • Carter Doyle as Fur Coat Cop 1
  • Scott James Broadfoot as Fur Coat Cop 2
  • Anita Quayle as Cellist
  • Sidney Saayman as Adam
  • Lauren Kate Skopal as Eve
  • Michael Davoren as George Whitney J.P.
  • Oliver Edwin as Daniel French
  • Lisa Emanuel as Lizzie the Waitress
  • Peter Hardy as Mr A.A. Kelley
  • Neil Barnett as Mr H. Tatnal
  • Daisy & Isabelle Byrne as Baby June the Elder
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James/Narrator
  • Mitch Deans as Stunt Actor


  • "Baby Caught The Buss" performed by Clairy Browne & the Bangin; Rackettes
  • "(Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life" performed by Madeleine Peyroux
  • "Vitamin A" performed by Don Cavalli
  • "Coca Cola" performed by Saskwatch
  • "Suite for Cello No. 1 in G Major / 4th movement Sarabande" by Bach, performed by Maria Kliegel
  • "China Night" performed by Ho Mei Fan
  • "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Rai (That's An Irish Lullaby)" written by J. Shannon