Pine Gap: episode guide

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Episode 6

Episode 1.06
Sunday, November 11, 2018
348,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Greg Haddrick
Directed by Mat King

In a race against China, A-Crew desperately scour the South China Sea for signs of the missing US pilot while the net closes in on the Pine Gap mole.

As A-Crew closely monitors the situation in the South China Sea. the world edges dangerously close to war. Meanwhile time is running out for Kath and Ethan to find the mole. They confront Moses over his relationship with Marissa but persuaded that the friendship is innocent and there is nothing untoward between them, Moses is struck off the suspects list.

Back at home and Ethan's relationship with Belle has disintegrated further, and the charged friendship between Belle and Zhou has now turned into an affair but though they are keeping it secret, Paul has his suspicions that there is more to Zhou than meets the eye. Relationships are suffering elsewhere too with Gus getting the Fort Meade job offer. It puts him in a difficult position between his career, family and the woman he loves…

Meanwhile, the drone strike footage on Sbadhinata — including the audio of the conflicted Pine Gap A-Crew moments before the strike — has been leaked to the media. That was the stolen file, but despite being another failure in the security of Pine Gap and chalking up a win for the mole, the released footage and audio has an unexpected upshot. The world responds positively to A-Crew's efforts and in particular Gus's split second decision which saved the President's life.

The Arrernte elders sign on and the Shonguran gas mine is approved much to Zhou's relief, but this presents a terrible dilemma for Kath: Australia now has mutually exclusive loyalties — economic to China; military to America. As tensions between the US and China on the Nine-Dash Line intensify and alliances are pushed to breaking point, Kath discovers a crucial piece of intelligence…

With the world on a knife's edge A-Crew manage to locate the missing pilot and Ethan and Kath make decisions to keep powerful secrets from their leaders — the President and the Prime Minister respectively in order to avert a war between the US and China. And. After help from Immy and the disgraced Simon — with the promise of his old job back — Jacob, Kath, Ethan and Rudi finally uncover the Pine Gap mole.


  • Parker Sawyers as Gus Thompson
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Kath Sinclair
  • Steve Toussaint as Ethan James
  • Tess Haubrich as Jasmina Delic
  • Stephen Curry as Jacob Kitto
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Rudi Fox
  • Mark Leonard Winter as Moses Dreyfus
  • Sachin Joab as Simon Penny
  • Edwina Wren as Eloise Chambers
  • Alice Keohavong as Deb Vora
  • Simone Kessell as Belle James
  • Jason Chong as Zhou Kin
  • Kelton Pell as Dr Paul Dupain
  • Madeleine Madden as Immy Dupain

Guest Cast (in order of appearance):

  • David Rosenberg as Pentagon [v/o]
  • Rob MacPherson as President Larry Kerr
  • Michael Kumnick as AFP Officer
  • Brendan Cooney as AFP Officer #2
  • Rome Champion as Andre James
  • Milly Alcock as Marissa Campbell
  • Ashley Brown as Creech Controller [v/o]
  • Craig Behenna as ABC Political Commentator
  • Roger Newcombe as American Expert [Professor Bob Klein]
  • Charles Mayer as American Expert [Steve]
  • Linda Cropper as Dani Griffin
  • Leah Vandenberg as Gemma MacMillan
  • Lizzy Falkland as Australian Foreign Correspondent
  • Michael-Anthony Taylor as Will Thompson