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Greene v Mid Winter

Episode 5.07
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Matthew Saville

War is looming in the South China Sea; a cabinet reshuffle is on the cards, and the plumbers handled! The move back to New Parliament House is on, but not before the Mid-Winter Ball; and a feud is buried for political gain.

With war looming in the South China Sea, a cabinet reshuffle on the cards and the plumbers handled ‘with extreme prejudice’ — the move back to New Parliament House is now firmly on the agenda — but not before the Mid-Winter Ball, and a feud is buried for political gain.

The move back to New Parliament House is now firmly on the agenda, and a monumental Government cover-up sees the plumbers handled with ‘extreme prejudice’. When it comes to light that the Mid-Winter Ball venue is double booked with a wedding, Prime Minister Morrow (William McInnes) decrees that the political social event of the year takes precedence over all other bookings — without knowing that the wedding in question is for the Chinese Premier’s cousin’s son. In a bid to stave off an international incident and the threat of war, both events are to go ahead — side by side…

When it becomes apparent that Frank (Jim Daly) has publicised Cleaver’s (Richard Roxburgh) BuzzStay revenue stream in all the wrong places, Cleaver finally does what he should have done all along and sacks him… before going on the offensive and declaring it ‘fake news’. But when Frank is found dead at a bus stop, Cleaver is greatly affected by the loneliness of his passing, and the even lonelier funeral… and rises with an impromptu heartfelt eulogy.

With a cabinet reshuffle on the cards, factions rally until it becomes apparent that the two feuding brothers — Cal (Damien Garvey) and Joe (Mark Mitchinson) McGregor have to put their differences, (and a painting), aside and join forces in a bid to topple the Prime Minister… in the middle of the Mid-Winter festivities. Left to his own devices, Cleaver gate-crashes the Chinese wedding only to discover that the bride is his secret crush Li-Ming Wu (Tasneem Roc).

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