Underbelly - A Tale of Two Cities: episode guide

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The Loved Ones

Episode 2.13 (finale)
May 04, 2009 (8.30)
Ratings: 2.078 million viewers (1st)
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Tony Tilse

Chris "Mr Rent-a-Kill" Flannery is the most dangerous and volatile man in Australia, hands down. His abilities as a hitman are beyond doubt, but his wild ways are starting to make people nervous. In particular, the corrupt NSW detectives are concerned that Chris has become a loose cannon, a destabilising force on the underworld. They call upon crime king George Freeman to keep Chris under control.

After using Chris to help take care of some of his own 'loose ends', Freeman takes it upon himself to eradicate Mr Rent-a-Kill — with a little help from his friends.

With Terry Clark serving a life sentence for murder in the UK, the Federal Police have shifted their focus to catching Bob Trimbole. Aussie Bob is currently on the run in Europe, battling with life-threatening prostate cancer and trying to keep his various criminal activities bubbling along. He is determined to provide for his family before cancer catches up with him.

As part of their strategy to flush out Bob Trimbole, the Feds endeavour to cut off his cash flow, which means tracking Nick Paltos' seven tonne hash shipment. If they nab Paltos, they might extract Trimbole's whereabouts, and pin down the major profit takers who bankrolled the whole deal — including certain elements of the Sydney CIB.

But time is running out for Bob Trimbole. Hounded by the Federal Police, tormented by guilt, and trapped in a foreign hospital, Trimbole's life is unravelling fast. There will be no happy ending for Aussie Bob.

The Federal Police have much to celebrate. Terry Clark and Bob Trimbole are now off the scene, for good. They have finally solved the murder of Griffith anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, and provided justice for his widow Barbara. They have unmasked the webs of corruption that poison the justice system, particularly in NSW. But the cancer of corruption and organised crime is resilient. And the criminals who profit from it are always looking for new ways to reinvent themselves…


  • Matthew Newton as Terry Clark
  • Katie Wall as Karen Soich
  • Roy Billing as Bob Trimbole
  • Jonny Pasvolsky as Dave Priest
  • Zach Lee as Overcoat Man
  • Antony Milne as Irish Publican
  • Suzannah McDonald as Ann-Marie Presland
  • Asher Keddie as Liz Cruickshank
  • Peter Phelps as Joe Messina
  • Matt Passmore as Warwick Mobbs
  • Tony Poli as Frank Tizzoni
  • Peter O'Brien as George Freeman
  • Dustin Clare as Chris Flannery
  • Brendan Donoghue as Mick Sayers
  • Teo Gebert as Laurie Prendergast
  • Paul Ireland as Tony Eustace
  • Wadih Dona as Nick Paltos
  • Dieter Brummer as Trevor
  • Paul Tassone as Dennis Kelly
  • John McNeill as Lennie McPherson
  • Georgina Haig as Georgina
  • Ian Roberts as Barry
  • Daniel Roberts as Jim Egan
  • Alexander Palacio as Male Nurse (Spanish)
  • Larissa Kulawiec as Spanish Nurse / Receptonist
  • Diane Craig as Barbara Mackay
  • Harold Hopkins as George Joseph
  • Scott Burgess as Jim Bazley
  • Samuel Johnson as Jack Smith
  • Brett Sheerin as Prednergast Stunt Double
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James / Narrator


  • "Two Clocks" performed by Jack Ladder
  • "How I Roll" performed by Gun Street Girls
  • "Apple Pie" performed by Coco Electrik
  • "The Devil In Me" performed by Jackson Jackson
  • "Didn't I Take You Higher" performed by Stevie Wright
  • "Uh Huh" performed by Beam Up
  • "Come Said The Boy" performed by Mondo Rock
  • "Bless The Funk" performed by Onur Engin