Cleaver (Richard Roxburgh) is in prison, charged with the manslaughter of Lane Hole's (Phil Lloyd) sweet, elderly neighbour. He is bailed out by Missy (Adrienne Pickering), flush with funds since optioning the rights to her story to Hollywood. Polly Nesbitt (Maeve Dermody) moves on him, but has her own agenda. Kirsty (Robyn Malcolm) will allow Cleaver to retain his extremities, if she and Col (Steve le Marquand) are not implicated in his trial and he pays every last cent he owes, now. Barney (Russell Dykstra) warns Cleaver that he will go down for manslaughter but advises he is likely to beat a murder charge. Cleaver goads Cal McGregor (Damien Garvey) into having the charge upgraded, but Cal didn't get to be Attorney-General without a few devious tricks of his own. Cleaver will need the help of all his friends and several enemies if he is to escape a hefty stretch behind bars.