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Both Sides Now

Episode 2.05 (15)
Wed, September 13, 2017
761,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Tony McNamara
Directed by Kriv Stenders

Meryl enlists the help of Penny's barrister sister, Celia. However, Penny's relationship with her kleptomaniac sister has always been slightly strained, and Penny's not thrilled when she suddenly shows up on her doorstep. Celia quickly makes herself at home, including inviting all the staff over for dinner, and winds up sleeping with Ken.

At the hospital, Hugh gets a call out to a farm where a woman is stuck in a hay baler. They bring her into the hospital, and Hugh attempts to diagnose her — but it doesn't help that she's unconscious and her friend doesn't speak English. They operate and remove her spleen, but it doesn't work — she's still deteriorating. However they soon figure out her friend is speaking Danish, and Betty's able to translate — leading them to discover she's got a fishbone stuck in her lungs.

Meanwhile, there's a new detective in town, Darren, who's been brought on to investigate the corruption case. Both Meryl and Hayley are prepped by Celia and interviewed. It goes well, but Darren's out for blood, and Meryl soon suspects that he is going to raid the homestead. She quickly calls for help from Matt and Charlie, getting them to destroy a whole lot of documents, and giving the pair a glimpse into just how corrupt Meryl really is.

Things go further south when Hayley confesses to Celia, and she is no longer able to represent her. Sensing that Hayley is a liability for their defense, Celia strongly advises Meryl to throw her under the bus. Meryl considers it, but concludes that family is more important, and makes a deal to step down as Mayor in exchange for dropping the investigation. Darren agrees, but Meryl's got one last trick up her sleeve — and she enlists the help of Hugh to make it look like she's had a heart attack.


  • Rodger Corser as Hugh Knight
  • Nicole da Silva as Charlie
  • Ryan Johnson as Matt Knight
  • Tina Bursill as Meryl Knight
  • Hayley McElhinney as Penny
  • Chloe Bayliss as Hayley
  • Matt Castley as Ajax
  • Belinda Bromilow as Betty
  • Brittany Clark as Mia
  • Charles Wu as Ken
  • Steve Bisley as Jim Knight


  • Hamish Michael as Tim
  • Ella Scott Lynch as Celia
  • Jenni Baird as Hilde
  • Olga Miller as Allie
  • Uli Latukefu as Darren
  • Steve Maresca as Cop
  • Angus McLaren as Dr. Toke