Devil's Playground: episode guide


I Will Bring Fire Onto This Earth

Episode 1
Tue, September 09, 2014
Written by Blake Ayshford
Directed by Rachel Ward

The year is 1988, and psychiatrist Tom Allen is still recovering from the death of his wife and an ill-fated love affair with Alice. When a boy at the local Catholic school goes missing, questions are asked of many in the community. Two popular clergy members — Father Andrassi and Brother Warner — launch a desperate search to find the missing boy. But the church is also facing internal moral problems, and Tom is called in to counsel a number of the priests dealing with a range of personal issues. As Cardinal Neville prepares to retire, his time in the position is celebrated by state MP Margaret Wallace, but a battle has also begun for the top job in the Sydney archdiocese.

Cast (in alphabetical order): Bridie Allen as Morgana Davies, Simon Burke as Tom Allen, Toni Collette as Margaret, Kenton Crombie as Street Teen, Jessica Donoghue as Catherine Darcy, Luca Donoghue as Baby Darcy, Alan Dukes as Father Donoghue, Avani Farriss as Rachel Darcy, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, James Fraser as David Allen, Coco Jack Gillies as Megan Darcy, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, David Hall as Churchgoer, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Matthew Hill as Surveillance Officer, Leah Huxley as Act Up Uni Student, Alex Jewson as Fighting Uni Student, Kane Johnson as Jase, Mal Kennard as Joe Kelly, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendon Mahony, Charmian Mannin as Supplicant, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, John Noble as Bishop McNally, Joe Petruzzi as Bishop Malucci, Anne Lisa Phillips as Alice Kelly, Rory Potter as Cavanagh, Justin Smith as Detective Blacket, Timothy Soloman as Opus Dei Student, Christopher Stollery as Justice Minister, Jack Thompson as Cardinal Neville, Bradley Towler as Street Teen, Jarin Towney as Elliot Darcy, Franc Violi as Arcade Owner, Samuel Wallace as Church Clerk, Fletcher Watson as Peter Kelly

The Tail of the Serpent

Episode 2
Tue, September 09, 2014
Written by Blake Ayshford
Directed by Rachel Ward

A body is discovered, and a cryptic note suggests the death is not an accident. Father Andrassi becomes a new client of Tom's. A meeting between Quaid and Brendan causes Quaid to question the secrets being kept within his church.

Cast: Simon Burke as Tom Allen, Christine Clark as Relative, Toni Collette as Margaret Wallace, Max Cullen as Father Joyce, Morgana Davies as Bridie Allen, Lewis Define as Greg Harrison, Michael Denkha as Massimo Drago, Alan Dukes as Father Donoghue, Rob Flanagan as Coach, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, Tommy Fox as Soup Kitchen Volunteer, James Fraser as David Allen, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Lochie Nazer Hennings as Dan Rivers, Mal Kennard as Joe Kelly, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendan Mahony, Brandon Mcclelland as Slocum, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, Amir Meshell as Policeman, Pip Miller as Brother Cosgrove, John Noble as Bishop McNally, Anna Lise Phillips as Alice Kelly, Nicole Shostak as Sniffy Girl, Justin Smith as Detective Blacket, Jack Thompson as Cardinal Neville, Bradley Tower as Street Teen, Jarin Towney as Elliot Darcy

He Maketh My Way Perfect

Episode 3
Tue, September 16, 2014
Written by Alice Addison
Directed by Rachel Ward

Bishop Quaid decides to commence an investigation of his own into the allegations made by Margaret and Brendan. Elliot becomes the target of new unwanted attention. Brendan infiltrates Tom's world when he meets his son, David.

Cast: Di Adams as Mission Sister, Simon Burke as Tom Allen, Toni Collette as Margaret Wallace, Morgana Davies as Bridie Allen, Jessica Donoghue as Catherine Darcy, Luca Donoghue as Baby Darcy, Avani Farriss as Rachel Darcy, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, James Fraser as David Allen, Coco Jack Gillies as Megan Darcy, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Michael Howlett as Hospice Journalist, Kane Johnson as Jase, Mal Kennard as Joe Kelly, Amy Kersey as Cheryl, Jason Klarwein as Matthew Darcy, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendon Mahony, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, Pip Miller as Brother Cosgrove, John Noble as Bishop McNally, Anna Lise Phillips as Alice Kelly, Bridgette Snedden as Waitress, Jack Thompson as Cardinal Neville

The Forgiveness of Sins

Episode 4
Tue, September 23, 2014
Written by Tommy Murphy
Directed by Tony Krawitz

Tom takes his concerns over Brendan's revelations of abuse to Bishop McNally. McNally assures him that Father Andrassi is a fine priest and the allegations are not credible. McNally warns Tom of the danger these sorts of allegations can cause to an innocent man's reputation. Tom decides to investigate further and travels down to Colleton to see if he can get to the bottom of things.

Cast: Danny Adcock as Father Drake, Simon Burke as Tom Allen, Odhan Connolly as Blake's Baby, Max Cullen as Father Joyce, Lewis Defina as Greg Harrison, Jessica Donoghue as Catherine Darcy, Avani Farriss as Rachel Darcy, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, James Fraser as David Allen, Coco Jack Gillies as Megan Darcy, Darren Gilshenan as Father Lenken, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Alice Harvey as Blake's Wife, Lochie Nazer Hennings as Dan Rivers, Mal Kennard as Joe Kelly, Jason Klarwein as Matthew Darcy, Will Kostopoulos as Lawyer, Daniel Krige as Cop, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendon Mahony, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, John Noble as Bishop McNally, Anna Lise Phillips as Alice Kelly, Rory Potter as Cavanagh, Jack Thompson as Cardinal Neville, Jarin Towney as Elliott Darcy, Sarah Woods as Veronica Mahony, Dylan Young as Blake

The Whirlwind and the Storm

Episode 5
Tue, September 30, 2014
Written by Cate Shortland
Directed by Tony Krawitz

Tom discovers his own past is under public scrutiny and his life is being threatened. Bishop Quaid reveals his investigation to Margaret, and Alice learns the truth.

Cast: Valerie Bader as Sister Mary, Simon Burke as Tom Allen, Morgana Davies as Bridie Allen, Jessica Donoghue as Catherine Darcy, Cody Ettinghausen as Altar Boy, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, Alan Fowler as Lawn Mower Man, James Fraser as David Allen, Coco Jack Gillies as Megan Darcy, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Amy Kersey as Cheryl, Jason Klarwein as Matthew Darcy, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendon Mahony, Alice Livingstone as Margery, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, John Noble as Bishop McNally, Michela Noonan as Nun, Joe Petruzzi as Bishop Mafucci, Anna Lise Phillips as Alice Kelly, Rory Potter as Cavangh, David Roberts as Father Peterson, Emily Stewart as Constable, Jarin Towney as Elliot Darcy

Matthew 18:6

Episode 6
Tue, October 07, 2014
Written by Blake Ayshford, Tonny Murphy
Directed by Tony Krawitz

Tom confronts Bishop McNally and threatens to leak his investigation. Margaret, Tom and Quaid attempt to end the Church's corruption, but they could ruin their futures in the process.

Cast: David Allen as James Fraser, Simon Burke as Tom Allen, James Chan as Father Nguyen, Toni Collette as Margaret Wallace, Max Cullen as Father Joyce, Morgana Davies as Bridie Allen, Rob Flanagan as Sports Coach, Leon Ford as Brother Warner, James Fraser as David Allen, Darren Gilshenan as Father Lenken, Ben Hall as Finton Kelly, Don Hany as Bishop Quaid, Simon Harvey as Reporter, Mal Kennard as Joe Kelly, Jason Klarwein as Matthew Darcy, Uli Latukefu as Father Matteo, Matt Levett as Brendan Mahony, Andrew McFarlane as Father Andrassi, Cooper Sipos Moore as Riding boy, John Noble as Bishop Mcnally, Ray O'Donoghue as Parliamentarian, Joe Petruzzi as Bishop Mafucci, Anna Lise Phillips as Alice Kelly, Nicole Shostak as Zoe, Christopher Stollery as Justice Minister, Jack Thompson as Cardinal Neville, Jarin Towney as Jessica Donoghue, Fletcher Watson as Peter Kelly