Smart but self-destructive lawyer Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh, Moulin Rouge) languishes in prison on manslaughter charges, surrounded by old enemies. When fellow lawyer Scarlet (Danielle Cormack) wins his appeal hearing, Cleaver is overjoyed to be released. But things have changed since he went inside. His reputation is so bad that not even criminals want him to represent them—until a corruption scandal yields new clients. 8 episodes, 7 ¾ hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
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Episode # 1
Cleaver Greene is adjusting to his new life in prison, surrounded by friends and enemies from the criminal underworld and Macquarie Street alike.
With the word bear-bung, Cleaver Green finds himself a free man once again. However while he's been in prison quite a lot has changed particularly to those closest to him including a marriage, the Congo, cancer and a baby.
Now a restaurant partner and Scarlet's junior, Cleaver Greene meets Malcolm's sister Felicity and forms a connection while defending a gambling-addicted client.
A murder brings Felicity back into Cleaver's life. Meanwhile he knows he needs Barney; who despite everything happening cannot bring himself to say goodbye to Wendy or Missy.
Cleaver is retained for a low rent tawdry sex offense, but the Royal Commissions that have decimated David's front bench mean that even barrel-bottom Cleaver Greene is getting lots of briefs.
Cleaver is determined to win Felicity's heart, but God has other ideas; wickedly nasty ideas that see Cleaver subjected to perhaps the worst relay race of humiliations he has ever faced.
Siege veteran Cleaver leads Wendy, Fuzz and Prue out of Roger's hostage crisis, but is accidentally shot in the buttock. The emergency at least brings Felicity and Missy to his side and the baton is passed.
Something is seriously awry in Cleaver's world. His practice is booming. Barney is thriving. Kirsty has bought him out of the restaurant and he is falling deeply in love with Felicity who, despite herself, seems to reciprocate.
BONUS: Bloopers (5 min.)
Run Time: 7 hrs 40 minutes
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: Stereo
Disclaimer: Contains violence, strong language, nudity, drug use, and sexual situations
Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Adrienne Pickering, Russell Dykstra, Danielle Cormack, Caroline Brazier, Kate Box, Keegan Joyce, Robyn Malcolm, Damien Garvey
"One of the best shows on Australian TV" —The Guardian (UK)
"Seriously amusing writing, great acting, and a perfectly pitched lead character" —The New Zealand Herald