The Principal: episode guide

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Episode 1.04

Thu, October 15, 2015
Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Kriv Stenders

An increasingly defensive Bashir is questioned by Detective Bilic, but when confronted with the CCTV footage that Kellie found, he's left in no doubt that he's being treated as a serious suspect. The interrogation uncovers secrets about Bashir's past and current lifestyle and, unless Bashir can confirm his alibi, he's on very shaky ground.

When Tarek learns that he has been excluded from the Hospitality work experience program, he feels betrayed by Bashir, and warns him: if he doesn't get to go on work experience, someone's going to pay. Bashir is terrified that Tarek is going to hurt George, then realizes the threat is to the Ahmad house. He knocks on the door and gets no answer, but he hears raised voices. Tarek threatens his father. Bashir urges Tarek to stay calm. Tarek screams at Mohammad to tell Bashir what he thinks; that the wrong son died.

As the conflict escalates, Bashir steps in and sees Tarek now has a gun pointed straight at them both. Bashir desperately tries to talk Tarek out of pulling the trigger, bare his soul in order to save two lives. And in accepting the consequences, whatever they might be, he paves the way for Tarek, who must ultimately accept the truth: that he murdered his brother in self-defense. Meanwhile, Bashir has also confronted the truth about himself and initiates the beginning of a new relationship.


  • Alex Dimitriades as Matt Bashir
  • Aden Young as Adam Bilic
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Kellie Norton
  • Rahel Romahn as Tarek Ahmad
  • Tyler De Nawi as Karim Ahmad
  • Michael Denkha as Mohammad Ahmad
  • Di Adams as Ursula Bright
  • Oscar Redding as Trevor Pieterson
  • George H. Xanthis as George Karidis
  • Stephen Leeder as Vincent Palgan
  • Deborah Kennedy as Val
  • Rebecca Massey as Rina
  • Andrea Demetriades as Hafa Habeb
  • Neveen Hanna as Alma Bivas
  • Michael Whalley as Dave Santos
  • Salvatore Coco as Frank Calabrisi
  • Thuso Lekwape as Kenny Movondo
  • Narek Arman as Sami Bivas
  • Karim Zreika as Bilal
  • Matthew DeOliveira as Salim
  • Aliki Matangi as Sisi
  • Cayne Docker-Clay as Sef
  • Tim Abdallah as Farid
  • Alec Epsimos as Husam
  • Adrian Dieguez as Terry
  • Jonathan Surjadi as Bernard
  • Elijah Williams as Raymond
  • Alexander McGuire as Tunc
  • JR Laveta as Pig
  • Alice Zahalka as Lucinda
  • Robert Mammone as Dino Abbadelli
  • Angela Punch McGregor as Sue Langworthy
  • Serhat Caradee as Gang Leader
  • Parham Esmailpour as Yousef Boulos
  • Ahmad Mansour as Dakan Malik
  • Simon Elrahi as Farid's Father
  • Arianthe Galani as Mrs Bahsir
  • Ivy Mak as Nancy
  • Barton Williams as Kwong
  • Josia Schroeder as Maori Woman
  • Kerry Blakeman as Pig's Driver