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The Waterhole

Episode 1.05
Sun, June 24, 2018
Written by
Directed by Rachel Perkins

As Reese’s murder reverberates through the small town of Patterson, his grieving mother Liz asks to hold her son’s memorial at Black Springs. However when the request is refused by the local Aboriginal Elders, citing that Black Springs is a ‘sorry place’ — Emma is confused. Black Springs is on her family’s land, how can it be a sorry place?

Convinced Marley is not responsible for Reese’s murder, Jay is in a race against time to find the evidence to back up his case before the boy ends up in prison for a crime he did not commit.

And having gone from being the footy hero to the town pariah — Marley is beginning to crack.

Troubled about Black Springs being a sorry place, Emma begins to investigate the history of their family’s property. She uncovers another crime committed at Black Springs long before the murder of Reese; a crime which still reverberates in Patterson; a crime that changes her understanding of who she is and threatens to destroy her relationship with her brother.

With Mary having cleared out, Crystal helps her father find a breakthrough in the case. But it’s too late. Overcome with fear and guilt, Marley breaks bail and runs to see his uncle Larry. He is arrested, and Emma has no option but to send him to prison. Hoping to finally get the truth from the boy, Jay persuades Emma to let him drive Marley to prison. But on the way they are attacked, and are forced to fight for their lives.

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