Tomorrow, When the War Began: episode guide

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Episode 2

Sat, April 30, 2016
Written by Alice Addison
Directed by Brendan Maher

War has begun. In the aftermath of Ellie's escape, the invading army swarms through the streets of Wirrawee. Lee is shot in the leg and Robyn is forced to carry him to the momentary safety of his house. On the other side of town and with Homer at her side, Fi returns home. Though she is briefly reunited with her brother Chris, a convoy holding their father arrives and Chris marches right into their waiting arms.

Meanwhile inside the prison camp, the families of the rebel teenagers try to band together. Nurse Kath, Corrie's mother (Deborah Mailman), is singled out by the soldiers and drafted into service at the local hospital, where civilian and soldier casualties are barricaded together.

Ellie's father, Jack (Richard Young) and mother, Liz, decide the only way to keep their kids safe is to lie about their existence. They spread the word to the other parents, including Fi's mother Rachel (Sibylla Budd). Still separated from Rachel and unaware of the plan, Rachel's husband Daniel Maxwell (Spencer McLaren) discusses his family tree under the watchful eye of the mysterious Colonel (James Stewart).

As she is questioned, Rachel draws the Colonel's attention. Noting the discrepancies between her story and that of her husband, he threatens her family and demands she point out her daughter's accomplices from the local high school yearbook.

Robyn returns to her friends, without Lee, who remains critically injured in town. Ellie, Homer and a reluctant Kevin agree to rescue Lee. The plan is to meet up at Corrie's house then proceed to the only safe destination they can think of — Hell.


  • Molly Daniels as Ellie
  • Madeleine Madden as Corrie
  • Andrew Creer as Kevin
  • Jon Prasida as Lee
  • Fantine Banulski as Robyn
  • Narek Arman as Homer
  • Madeleine Clunies-Ross as Fiona
  • Keith Purcell as Chris
  • Spencer McLaren as Daniel
  • Deborah Mailman as Kath
  • Alison Bell as Liz
  • Richard Young as Jack
  • Bert La Bonte as Dr Novak
  • Sibylla Budd as Rachel
  • Damien Fotiou as George
  • Alfred Nicdao as Umar
  • James Stewart as Colonel
  • Harry Tseng as Sergeant
  • Mario Setyana as Friendly Soldier
  • Miles Paras as Therese