Heartland: episode guide

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Episode 3

Written by Ro Hume
Directed by Scott Hartford-Davis

Ricky's statement to the Police admitting he killed Wilga in a drunken rage apparently closes the case, and the two families at Binbilla are torn apart, as they deal with the death of one community member at the hand of another. But Vincent is convinced that there are problems with Ricky's statement, and the way it was obtained. He knows that if Ricky is innocent, then the real killer is still free but he can't convince the system that this is even a possibility.

The simmering tensions erupt at Wilga's funeral, as Millie Carmichael (Justine Saunders) deals with the immediate loss on her child, and Mary Dyer (Lillian Crombie) faces a poignant reminder of the children she lost to the Welfare system many years ago.

In the turmoil, Beth discovers that she has much closer ties to the Binbilla people than she ever dreamed, as the secret her grandfather and kept for so may years finally comes to light.

She and Vincent are drawn closer together as he helps her deal with the fact that she has an aunt and uncle she has never known of, and that they are Mary's children by her grandfather Jock.


  • Ernie Dingo as Vincent Burunga
  • Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth Ashton
  • Bob Maza as Alf Dyer
  • Justine Saunders as Millie Carmichael
  • Steven Vidler as Phil McCarthy
  • Paul Caesar as Macka Hargraves
  • Bradley Byquar as Ricky Dyer
  • Lisa Kinchela as Sally Dyer
  • Lillian Crombie as Mary Dyer
  • Kevin Smith as Shorty Carmichael
  • Aaron Pedersen as Clarrie Carmichael
  • Auriel Andrew as Vi Murray
  • John Sherrin as John Thompson
  • Wes Patten as Chris Dyer
  • David Kennedy as Robert Sutton
  • Rachael Maza as Leila Sutton
  • Scott Lowe as Patrick
  • Luke Carroll as Jason Sutton
  • Amy Miller-Porter as Carly Sutton
  • Dwayne Buchanan as Toddler Sutton