The Cul De Sac: episode guide

Series 1 | Series 2

Series 2

The Cul de Sac centres on a group of teenagers who, led by 16 year old protagonist Rose, wake to a world where the adults have mysteriously disappeared and all technology has ceased to function.

In the second season, Rose continues to fight to keep her family safe as the world falls deeper under the influence of mysterious and sinister forces.

One year on from the day the adults vanished, Rose is no closer to solving the mystery of what has happened to the world.

Traveling across the dystopian landscape has become increasingly hazardous with the 'wave' delivering new threats and monsters on a daily basis.

Supplies are running low. Teens everywhere are becoming desperate but Rose suspects there is more to the growing tension than just hunger and exhaustion.

Rose suspects the influence of the shadowy entity known as The Walking Man is amplifying people's fear and causing them to turn on each other.

Battling exhaustion, Rose pushes on, determined to get as far away from the Walking Man as possible, and find a safe haven. However little does Rose know, events are about to unfold that will alter the destiny of not only her and her siblings but also the entire world…

Episode 2.01 (7)

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Sun, July 09, 2017 (6pm)
W: Stephen J Campbell
D: Stephen J Campbell

Pursued by Reapers, Rose, Eliza and Tom stumble across Haven, a utopian settlement where children live an idyllic life. Rose soon begins to suspect not all is as it seems.

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Flynn Steward as Tom, Ben Black as Caine, Molly Leishman as Eliza, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Pazz Wijsesundera as Caine's Boy, Tyler Du Toit as Caine's Boy

Note: As expected, KJ Apa and Beulah Koale don't return for series 2 having found career success overseas. The story picks up one year later to allow for Jack and Lucas' absenses to be accounted for (in a handwavey fashion, at the start of the episode Rose simply explains, "the Reapers got them").

Episode 2.02 (8)

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Sun, July 16, 2017
W: Stephen J Campbell
D: Stephen J Campbell

Rose sets out to find Eliza after she goes missing and discovers the dreadful truth about Haven and its young inhabitants.

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Ben Black as Caine, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Flynn Steward as Tom, Molly Leishman as Eliza, Thomasin McKenzie as Willa, Peter Feeney as Michael, John Leigh as Ken [uncredited], Tiana Lloyd as Haven Kid, Kaio Martinez as Haven Kid, Jenna Platt as Haven Kid, Justin Thomson as Haven Kid, Kobe Hatcher as Haven Kid, Pazz Wijsesundera as Caine's Boy, Tyler Du Toit as Caine's Boy

Episode 2.03 (9)

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Sun, July 23, 2017
W: Kathryn Burnett
D: Robyn Grace

Rose is separated from her group after they encounter a Reaper hunting party. Meanwhile in the city, a streetwise skater named Willa comes across an actual living adult.

Cast: Flynn Steward as Tom, Molly Leishman as Eliza, Thomasin McKenzie as Willa, Greta Gregory as Rose, Peter Feeney as Michael, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Jordan Oosterhof as Ratchet, Tim Reinhold as Evan, Aeonie Ostik-Smith as Helen, John Leigh as Ken, Simon Mead as Doni, Kelaan Schloffel-Armstrong as Jonah, Phodiso Dintwe as Ben, Tiana Lloyd as Haven Kid, Kaio Martinez as Haven Kid, Jenna Platt as Haven Kid, Justin Thomson as Haven Kid, Kobe Hatcher as Haven Kid

Note: the first episode not written and directed by series creator Stephen J Campbell

Episode 2.04 (10)

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Sun, July 30, 2017
W: Kathryn Burnett
D: Stephen J Campbell

Tom, Jen and Eliza find themselves lost inside an abandoned asylum. However, Jen begins to suspect the old hospital is haunted. Meanwhile, Rose helps an injured Reaper and discovers they have much in common.

Cast: Molly Leishman as Eliza, Flynn Steward as Tom, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Thomasin McKenzie as Willa, Peter Feeney as Michael, Greta Gregory as Rose, Phodiso Dintwe as Ben, Jordan Oosterhof as Ratchet, Simon Mead as Doni, Kelaan Schloffel-Armstrong as Jonah, Aeonie Ostik-Smith as Helen, Natalie Lawrence as Vita, Arlo Feeney as Being, Scarlett Featherstone as Core, Madeleine Walker as Unit, Stella Allanson as Entity, Barnaby Solomon as Grubby Boy, Tiana Lloyd as Haven Kid, Kaio Martinez as Haven Kid, Jenna Platt as Haven Kid, Justin Thomson as Haven Kid, Kobe Hatcher as Haven Kid

Episode 2.05 (11)

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Sun, August 06, 2017
W: Stephen J Campbell
D: Stephen J Campbell

Tom and Eliza enter the city in search of Rose and are captured by Reapers. Rose is reunited with her father and Doni hatches his plan explode a nuclear warhead.

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Flynn Steward as Tom, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Thomasin McKenzie as Willa, Molly Leishman as Eliza, Peter Feeney as Michael, Phodiso Dintwe as Ben, Simon Mead as Doni, Kelaan Schloffel-Armstrong as Jonah, Annie Whittle as Nana Phoebe, Noah Charlton as Ned, Michael Ashton as The Walking Man

Episode 2.06 (12)

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Sun, August 13, 2017
W: Stephen J Campbell
D: Stephen J Campbell

Michael is brought before Doni. Meanwhile, Rose and the others are brought into the city and put to work.

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Molly Leishman as Eliza, Peter Feeney as Michael, Simon Mead as Doni, Sophie McIntosh as Jen, Jordan Oosterhof as Ratchet, Flynn Steward as Tom, Kelaan Schloffel-Armstrong as Jonah, Thomasin McKenzie as Willa, Michael Ashton as The Walking Man