9:30pm – Thursday, October 20 on ABC1
Janet (Marta Dusseldorp), Lina (Andrea Demetriades) and Det. Dylan Thorne (Toby Schmitz) are surprised when Virginia Gardiner (Sacha Horler), racked by guilt about her son Max, agrees to help the prosecution and provides them with a new statement.
Janet and Lina are still at loggerheads over young Max’s (Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke) guilt, and when Virginia crumbles during the committal in front of the formidable Judge Hansby (Tina Bursill), this already murky case is made even more complicated. Meanwhile, Lina realises it’s finally time she and Andy (Christopher Morris) came clean about their relationship.
Meanwhile, when Jimmy Butcher (Martin Crewes) scoops that Judge Rosenberg (Ritchie Singer) asked Julie (Chantelle Jamieson) to take the wrap for him on a driving offence, it starts a messy scandal that leads to Ben (Todd Lasance) breaking up with Julie, and Rosenberg losing his job.
However, Ben is excited to be going to the Supreme Court when a mother who drugged and smothered her child has been released from hospital and found to be mentally fit to stand trial. But when Crown Prosecutor Tony Gillies (Peter Kowitz) advises he’s already accepted a plea, Ben is furious, and goes straight to David (Lewis Fitz-Gerald), where his complaint falls on deaf ears.
Richard (Hamish Michael) prosecutes a ridiculous arson case, while Tatum (Indiana Evans) seeks welcome distraction from a boring wire tap case.
Special Guests: Zoe Carides, Toby Schmitz, Tina Bursill, Sacha Horler.
Crownies will be repeated on ABC2 – Friday, October 21 at 10:30pm