01x08 - Equal & Opposite Forces

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Newton's Law". Aired: 2017 to March 2017.
"Newton's Law" follows a suburban solicitor with an overdeveloped sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar.
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01x08 - Equal & Opposite Forces

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Sex and takeaway.

Uh, you sound a little busy.

I did a drug trial a
couple of months back.

They gave us... Zifferin.

Rose, I need you to think
carefully about this.


- He's not! You shithead!
- Hey! No!

Are you still taking it?

He took them off me because
he said I was on drugs.

No, your landlord said you were on drugs

because you went crazy and
you damaged his door.

How long was it after you called
the pharmaceutical company

before our place b*rned down?


They must be connected to Zifferin.

Why else did it disappear
from our old office?

What are you suggesting? We take on
a global pharmaceutical company?

You like to live dangerously.

JOSEPHINE: Just explain
in your own words

the negative side effects
that you experienced

whilst using Zifferin.

Um, everything was okay at first

and then one day I just went bananas

and I slammed a glass door
so hard that it smashed.

I... yeah, it was like I had no control.

It was like I had no control.

Why was I beating this dude to a pulp?

Had to be the side effects.

And I'm... I'm thinking...

"What did I just do?"

It wasn't me.

I... I completely destroyed
that cake stall.

So, we need to prove Zifferin has
had an effect on all these people.

Their lives have been
virtually destroyed.

Shane's marriage is on the rocks,

Duncan was convicted for
grievous bodily harm,

Rhonda's been shunned,

Izzy went from being a
model student to a pariah,

and Rose is virtually homeless,
if you don't count my house.

How did you find these other bods?

Skye and Johnny did it.

'Cause Zifferin's supposed
to treat addictions,

they went to several support groups,

and they found other
participants in the trial.

A couple were in AA.

I think Skye and Johnny
have done an amazing job.

They have, but we're still one short
of the magic seven plaintiffs needed

for a class action.

Well, we need to start working
on getting some big g*n,

co-opting them to represent them all.

I think it's time Eric Whitley
got back on the horse.

Ms Russo.

Ooh! Mr Whitley. What's all this?

What do you think?

Since when have you been
interested in golf?

Since my counsellor advised me to.

Your counsellor?

I have been in therapy since
the whole Abigail ordeal.

You know I've been meeting with Gordon.

Gordon thinks I need to
learn to be more forgiving.

I should let go,

slow down,

and smell the roses.


Ah, Eric. Can we have a word?

Sounds like a fascinating case.

But... I need some me time.

Eric, it would be a huge help

to have someone of your
stature at the table.

Class actions are too demanding.

All those early starts, late finishes.

Oh, all that reading.

Why don't you ask Claire?
She'd be a strong addition.

Yeah, but with seven plaintiffs,

we could really use your expertise.

I'm sorry, Lewis, but
something's got to change.

I am choosing the golf
course over the courtroom.

Fair enough, Eric, we just
have to find another silk

who's prepared to take on Caroline Gale.

- Caroline Gale?
- Yeah.

I have it on good authority she's
Mantorex's preferred counsel.

Caroline is terrifying.

That's what I've heard.

She did me over on Evert
and Trustees vs. Clarkson.

Oh, I remember.

Well, maybe golf can wait.

- What about your me time?
- That too.

You can count me in.

Thank you.

- (WHISPERS) She dumped him?
- 'Dumped' is too civilised.

Caroline massacred him in the Supreme

on a multimillion-dollar payout for
her clients, plus legal costs,

then she dumped him.

We're suing Mantorex.

Who do I get?

Ideally one of the plaintiffs that
Josephine and I can't represent.

Oh. Like who?

Well, there's Harry.

Your lost cause?

The kid who threw his
cornflakes around the kitchen

and then stole our artwork?

Yeah, him. Or there's
Josephine's sister, Rose.

The flaky one who just
came back from Bali?

That's her.

Wow, what an embarrassment of riches.

So, you in?

I'll let you know tonight.

Come over around : .

I was under the impression that
we had wrapped up on that front.

No, I've just been busy.

Okay, but maybe...

You want to stop?

Just be clear. I hate it
when people are not clear.

Hey, Claire!

- Are you okay?
- Mmm.

You sure?

Yeah, I... I'm fine.

It was only ever just sex.

I've got to... I've got to go.


I think we've got another one.

Renee. A gambling addict.

Same deal as the others.

She was part of the drug testing

and started experiencing
irrational rage.

So she was encouraged to
drop out of the trial.

And she's prepared to come on board?

I turned on the charm.

And when she recovered from
that, I signed her up.

That's our magnificent seven.

Pop it on the board.


This is going to be big.

We are beginners on a very
steep learning curve.

Oh, careful. They're
Helena's Mantorex notes.

Relax. I'm just trying to
find my phone charger.

- Aha! I've got it.
- Oh, Rose!

Can you just leave me to it?

- Don't sweat it.

It's not like we're
having to go to trial.

We might have to go to trial.

But you said that Mantorex
was gonna pay us out

way before it came to that.

I said I hope they will, depending
on how prepared we are.

We have to know everything inside out.

Yeah, well, you can't be
expected to find out everything.

Not every detail.

The details are important,

so if there's anything
else you remember...

LEWIS: Thanks, everyone, for coming in.

Now, our main aim is to
get you all compensation

and stop the production of Zifferin.

First step is,

we have to prove that we have a
valid case against Mantorex,

and Unilab, who ran the drug trials.

But we do, right?

Well, we'll be doing our best
to prove that we do, yeah.

So it'll all be over today, won't it?

It has to be. I don't
want to go to trial.


LEWIS: None of us want to go to trial.

And that's why...

Rose said we'd each get
grand, no questions asked.

That's why we all agreed.

And that it would be over by lunchtime.

She promised.

With all due deference to Rose's
extensive legal experience,

she's not in a position
to make that promise.

- Yeah.


Hey. Sorry I'm late.

Well, I was just explaining
to your fellow plaintiffs

that you guys mustn't pin your
hopes on a speedy resolution.

Yeah, but it's not gonna drag
on for years, though, is it?

It can't.

Well, you can be sure that we'll
be making the court aware

of the devastating impact that
this has had on all of you.

Look, as your counsel,

it is our job to do
everything in our power

to get you the best results possible,

and I have to say, you simply
couldn't ask for a better team.

♪ Like a long lonely stream ♪

♪ I keep running towards a dream ♪

♪ Movin' on ♪

♪ I'm movin' on ♪

♪ Like a branch on a tree ♪

♪ I keep reachin' to be free ♪

♪ Movin' on ♪

♪ Movin' on ♪
♪ Movin' on ♪

♪ 'Cause there's a
place in the sun ♪

♪ Where there's hope for everyone ♪

♪ Where my poor restless
heart's gotta run ♪

♪ I know that there's
a place in the sun ♪

♪ And before my life is done ♪

♪ Gotta find me
a place in the sun. ♪


Would you like to tell
me what's going on?

Eric, um, Caro called me late
last night and begged me.

One of her juniors has
dropped out, so, I mean...

- Caro?
- As in, Caroline Gale.

Craig's ex-stepmother.

And Whitley's ex?



How long has it been?

Hello... teddy bear.

Teddy bear?

BAILIFF: All rise.

Your Honour, I am bemused and bewildered

as to why opposing counsel is
pursuing my client, Mantorex.

I like the alliteration.

I can do that.

- Hmm?
- Hmm.

However, we cannot be held responsible

for the drug trial arrangements that
were conducted by Unilab Holdings,

which is an entirely independent
and separate company.

Your Honour, I am similarly
dazed and discombobulated

by my learned friend's
rejection of responsibility,

as I have here a certificate
of incorporation

dated June,

listing the directors
of Unilab Holdings.

Imagine my surprise to discover
via this Mantorex annual report

that these same individuals
are directors of Mantorex,

proof that Mantorex and Unilab
must share responsibility

for what happened to my clients.

Ms Gale?

CAROLINE: I beg to differ, Your Honour.

I shall tender in due course
this contract of sale

dated November , ,

showing that Unilab was sold
to an independent third party

nine months before the
Zifferin trial started.

Your Honour, it appears
that Mr Hughes and his team

have failed to do their homework.

Mr Hughes, I'm giving you hours

to review your submission,

and to determine the
relationship, if any,

between Mantorex and Unilab.

Thank you, Your Honour.

What happened?

Look, I am so sorry. I
don't know what happened.

I went through all boxes of files
they sent with a fine-tooth comb.

Well, clearly you missed something.


We're just lucky Elvin's giving
us the benefit of the doubt.

You've made us all look like
idiots. Pull up your socks.

I once defended the wrong Mr
Jones in the Magistrates Court.

You can't top that.

I still can't believe I missed
something so important.

I can, because they delivered
the final documents

after you left for court.

Slimy weasels.

ROSE: Well, I-I don't get why
everyone's freaking out.

I mean, why can't we
just sue Unilab instead?

Sure, but they don't have any money.

Unilab is a buffer company
that is set up by Mantorex.

They have zero assets.

But... then how did...
they afford anything?

Like what?

Like running the trial
and paying people?

Let me explain.

Yeah, okay, I was in a
vulnerable place and, um...

We were bribed to drop out of the trial.

ALL: What?!

All of us.

And you failed to tell
us this until now?

Yeah, because we thought it
would be sorted out today.

We didn't think it
would need to come up.

- LEWIS: Mm-hm.

Can you tell us exactly what happened?

They said that if I signed some form

saying I dropped out
for personal reasons,

that they'd pay me grand.

$ , ?!

, in... Excuse me.


Okay, who paid you?

Someone rang.

They sent a form online and it
just appeared in my account.

I didn't have a bank account,

so I just met a guy down by the canal.

Can you describe him?

Average looking. Younger than me.

Wore a hoodie.

Did he speak to you?

No, he just gave me the envelope
with the cash and walked off.

That's good. They obviously
have something to cover up.

Okay, here's the ,
hitting Rose's account.

There's an account number
and a name West Gardens.

Okay, I've got it. The contract of sale.

Who did Mantorex sell Unilab to?

They sold it to West Gardens.

You're kidding.

Oh. What's West Gardens' address?

Oh, it's a post office box
in the Cayman Islands.

Okay. I hope Skye and Johnny are
having better luck than us.

This is definitely the spot Shane said?

Yeah, and not a camera in sight.

Mantorex aren't stupid.

There's gotta be a way
we can track that cash.

Don't look.

Don't look where?

I think they put a tail on us.
See that car over there?

Oh, black Jeep?

Yeah, it's been following us.

Try to look romantic.

(HAPPY VOICE) Small talk,
laughing for no reason! (LAUGHS)

- How long have we been dating?
- Too long! (LAUGHS)

JOSEPHINE: Remember in the Nicos case?

Paddy saw whoever it was who
lit the f*re in our office

get into a big, black car,

- and that he had fair hair.
- Mmm.

So we need Shane to tell us if
that's the guy who paid him off.

Yeah, we also need to find
out who owns that rego.

- Mmm.
- A cop could find out.

Yeah. A cop like... Sergeant Malouf.

Oh, no, it's too awkward.

Oh, well, in that case,
don't worry about it.

Just let a major pharmaceutical company

release a dangerous
drug onto the market.


Ah! How is your case going, Mr Whitley?

It's getting interesting, Ms Russo.

I thought it might be... interesting
to smell the roses tonight.

Mmm. Oh, they're lovely.

Can you photocopy that lot for me?

And I'll be putting my
nose to the grindstone,

so maybe you could order
me some takeaway.


Ooh, these people are
not mucking around.

Mmm. And we think this car is linked
to the expl*si*n at my office.

You could have died in that f*re.

I don't like the idea
of you being fried.

I would have been more like chargrilled.

Well, even slightly seared
would upset me, Josephine.

A lot.

Uh, I saw you and Claire
hugging in here before.

What you saw was a farewell.

Whatever Claire and I had, it's over.


Josephine, surely you know

I'd rather share a weird and
uncomfortable hug with you.

I know you can't give out
any private information,

but this rego could help
us find the arsonist.

No, I can't, but, uh...

Well, I could look up the weather
forecast for you, couldn't I?

I'm so sorry about the other night.

Oh, no. No, no, it's all right.

I've had a good think about
it and I believe you.

Oh! That's such a relief.

Well, I was able to
speak with the cleaners

and they could confirm

that you were, in fact,
locked in the toilets.

You... corroborated my
evidence with a witness?

Force of habit.

Did you yell out?

Of course I yelled out!
I was in the basement.

Are you interrogating me?

That name doesn't make sense.

HELENA: No luck so far with that rego.

Robert helped me run a check.


All I found was a woman
called Susan Wexler.

Home-maker, in her s, no convictions.

Not even fare evasion.

Okay. Thanks. Let's talk
more about it tomorrow.

- HELENA: Bye.
- Bye.

Hey, maybe you and I
should have a little talk.

Oh, hey, sorry. Have I interrupted?

I-I can get a tram if
you're staying a while.

- No. It's okay. I'm gonna head home.
- Give me a minute.

- Is Callum going to be there?

Um, I don't know. He's
picking Lyds up from school.

Does it matter?

That rapprochement that
he told you about,

I think that was probably
our last hurrah.

Separation was the right decision

and it's not like anything's
going to change now.

- 'Night.

LYDIA: Yeah, that's... You can tell.

Yeah, it's going to be at
before the end of the year.

Mum, guess what?

Dad's solar pump water thing
is going into production.

- Really?
- Only four years in the making.

United Aid is going to buy
them by the truckload

and distribute them all over Africa.

Oh! That's amazing!

Yeah, you know the best part?

They want me to manage it all from here.

Isn't it awesome?

Dad doesn't have to travel, but
he still gets to save the planet.

Best of both worlds, huh?

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

That's great. Congratulations.

Yeah, thank you.

Well, I was just supposed
to be dropping Lyds off,

so I will... see ya.

See ya.

- See ya.
- See ya.


Hey, um, I'm sorry I didn't tell
you about the bribery thingy.

Well, at least we've got
the full picture now.

Yeah, kinda.

Jo-Jo, don't hate me.

I kind of have a thing for one of the...

pharmacists running the drug trial.


Adam Steadman.

He was the chief pharmacist at Unilab.

He now works out at some
pharmacy out in the 'burbs.


He wasn't my usual type

because he was kinda
sexy and nerdy and...

he had a tie and everything.

Can we just get to the point?




I went in there one day to give blood

and... my coin got stuck
in the drinks machine...

and I b*at the shit out of it.

And what's this got to do with Alan?


He saw me do it.

He came over to my apartment that
night and he told me that...

Zifferin has dangerous side effects.

- What? He admitted it?
- Mmm.

And he said that he had
tried to warn Mantorex.


Why didn't you tell me this before?

Because... I tried to kiss
him and he ran out on me,

and I felt really embarrassed.

Anyway, look, I didn't want
to get him into trouble.

- With Mantorex?
- No, with his wife.

First thing tomorrow, you call him.

- Rose.
- Oh, God.

So this is where you got to.

- Thank you, Claire.
- Thanks, Claire.

Call Adam.



MAN: (ON PHONE) Hi, it's Adam.
Please leave a message.

Okay, leave a message.


Adam, hi. It's Rose Newton.

Um, look, here's the deal...

um, you're going to ring me back

and we're going to meet
for a coffee and a chat.

And if you don't, I'll call your wife

and I'll tell her how you
came round to my house,

and I'll embellish the details.

Have a great day.


I forgot what a cute voice he's got.

- Do you want to hear it?

- No.
- I'll call back and you can hear it.

- No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

- Oh, he's calling.
- Answer.

- (MAN) Hi, it's Adam here.
- Hi, Adam.

- Adam.
- Hey, Rose.

That's a really cool T-shirt.
I like the bubbles.

The bubbles? Oh, no, no.
They're molecules. But thanks.

- Okay.
- Um...

about your phone call.

The blackmail?

Um, I'm not married anymore.

- You're not?
- No.

Oh. Oh, that's too bad.

It just didn't work out.

The chemistry was never there.

- What?

Chemistry. I get it.

Oh, because I'm a chemist.
Oh, that's funny.

This is the weirdest double
date I've ever been on.

Shh! I'm eavesdropping.

So if you're not married anymore,
what are you doing here?

I wanted... I wanted to see you again.

- Oh, this is, um...
- Hello, Mr Steadman.

- Josephine. She's my sister.
- Oh!

She's also my lawyer.

- And this is my colleague.
- Hi. Lewis Hughes.

Um, we need your help in a
class action against Mantorex.

Rose told us that you warned Mantorex

about the dangerous side
effects of Zifferin.

Now that you're working
in a suburban pharmacy

we can only assume they
weren't receptive.

You need to drop it. These
people are too dangerous.

Uh, we're not going to.

- I can't help you then. I'm sorry.
- Look...

Mr Steadman, a lot of
people have suffered.

I mean it. I don't want
anything to do with lawyers.

- Oh, come on.
- I mean it. Sorry. Bye, Rose.

Wow. That's the second time
he's walked out on me.

You need to ring him and just tell
him how important this case is.

Tell him to look at the big picture.

He likes you. That's good.

It is. You've got leverage.

Just ring him and keep ringing.

Just leave message after message
and just grind him down.


BOTH: Rose?

Oh, no, no, no! Not
now, you stupid thing!

Hey! It can hear ya!

- Oh!
- Don't listen to her.

I'm going to change your toner

and then a real good
going over, all right?

I've got it,

a connection to the Cayman Island
company that paid off Rose.


There's only one office-bearer listed,

and she appears to be a
pensioner living in Eastwood.

Susan Wexler.

She's the registered
owner of the black Jeep.

And she has a son.

That's him, Ryan Wexler, the
guy who was following us.

I'm from the taxation department.

I don't understand.

You don't look very official.

The tax department?

Yeah, it's about your company
in the Cayman Islands.

The what?

You're listed as a company
director of West Gardens Pty Ltd.

Oh, my son has some companies.

Oh, do you think you could
give your son a call?

All right, I'm going in.

Tell Malouf.

Don't do anything stupid.

I thought that was the whole idea.

Yeah, it's me. He's here.

Tax department my arse.

What the frig are you
doing hassling my mum?

Just a few inquiries,
that's all, Mr Wexler.

If you don't piss off right
now, I'm gonna take you apart.


Mum, go inside.

No, stay if you want to.

Don't want your mummy seeing
that you're all talk,

you don't really have
the balls to hit me.




Mr Wexler.

This dipshit's been harassing my mum.

Nah. You saw it, he as*ault me.

Yes. Yes, I did.

Mr Wexler, you are under
arrest for as*ault.

You'll also be questioned
about an arson case

on a legal office back in August.

You understand that?

You right?

So, why did you get out of the car?

Evidence. And you looked like
you could do with some help.

You were worried about me. Admit it.

Get over yourself.

Chatterjee & Chatterjee have
tracked down Ryan Wexler,

the man who bribed our plaintiffs.

Oh, good work.

And fortunately, Mr Wexler has
agreed to testify for us.

Thanks to the persuasive
powers of Sergeant Malouf.

(LAUGHS) Wexler the whistleblower.

That is marvellous news.

I can't wait to see Caroline Gale
reduced to a puddle. (LAUGHS)

Excellent work, Miss Chatterjee.


High five.


I've never seen Eric so unhinged.

Well, that's what you get when
you mess with a man's heart.


We haven't won yet.

Oh, no, that's for Cal. United Aid's
picked up his water pump in Africa.

So, he'll be heading off again?

No, he's going to be running
it from here in Australia.

From here? Well, that's great.

Mmm, yeah. Well,
Cal certainly thinks it is.







Harry, what's wrong?


LEWIS: Okay. Okay, if we
could just get a word in.


So, we understand that some
of you have been thr*at.


I found a letter under my door.

They stuck a note to my cat's collar.

If anything happens to
my kids or my family...

No, no, it won't, it won't.

This is a good thing. This means
that Mantorex is worried.

Their standover thug has
agreed to roll on them,

and appears that they've caught wind.

WOMAN: What does that mean to us?

Well, it means we're one
step closer to winning.

The judge is bound to agree that we
have enough evidence to go to trial.

You just need to hang
in there and stay safe

until court tomorrow morning.

'Cause they actually went into
my yard and they did things,

like, to my cat.

Have you talked to Whitley?


Okay, stay right here and we're
going to explore the possibility

of some protective
accommodation for you.

Has anyone heard from Shane?

ERIC: Your Honour, the reasonable
man adapts himself to the world.

The unreasonable one

persists in trying to adapt
the world to himself.

Therefore, all progress depends
on the unreasonable man.


What is it?

It's about the accommodation
costs, Eric, for the plaintiffs.

I looked at them. The
whole plan's ridiculous.

Unorthodox, perhaps, but
they are our responsibility.

And it means no one can jump ship.

Hotels, taxi fares, security.

It's completely unnecessary.

Why can't they all stay here?

Here, as in this building?

Why not? We've got the space.

That's true.

Yeah, we could set up
the conference room,

put a few in my chambers,
some in with you, Lewis.

Yeah. Who's gonna tell Jackie?

Leave Jackie to me.

The unreasonable...

No, the reasonable man
adapts himself to the world.

JOSEPHINE: It's only for
a few nights, Lyds.

Dad said he's gonna drive you
to school in the mornings.

JACKIE: All right, here we are, ladies.

Some towels, and we've got some
toothbrushes, if you'd like them.

And Johnny here is going
to set you up some beds.

Now, Harry, I'm going to put you and
the boys in Mr Hughes's office,

so if you wanna take your
things through there.



Oh, I'm so sorry.

You terrified me, Robert.

Skye told me about the thr*at, and
I-I-I just wanted to come down here

and make sure you're okay, that was all.

Oh, that's... Sorry.

And then I stopped for supplies.

Got baklava.

You know, from Badami's,
near the market there.

And then I had to wait for
the mother to make them,

because she makes them the best.

Uh, well, shall we eat them now?

Yeah, we could.

Unless, um...

unless you'd like me to
walk you home safely.

Or perhaps we could eat them there.

Are you okay?

Mmm, of course.

Just so we're clear,

the thing between me and
Lewis wasn't serious.

And it's over, he's all yours.

Sex is just sex, I don't understand
why people get so het up.

Folate. I took that when
I was having Lydia.

It's meant to prevent
foetal deformities.

Neural tube defects, I know.

And you're not eating raw fish.
And you ran out of that meeting.

And my breasts feel like balloons,
and all I wanna do is sleep.

What's the verdict, Sherlock?



With all the addicts
and alcoholics asleep,

I thought we could have
a cheeky nightcap.


Thanks. I wanna keep a
clear head for tomorrow.


Okay. Is something up?

Shh, you'll wake Rose.




Do you hate me for not
swallowing my pride with Adam?

Now we've got Wexler,
you're off the hook.

Just go back to sleep.

I love you, Jo-Jo.

I love you, too.

I just came from the hospital.

Anne's in labour.

Yeah? That's great.

When is it due?

They wouldn't tell me.

Cops turned up, escorted
me from the premises.

Apparently she got an
intervention order today.

But it's all good.

'Cause the important thing

is that her and the baby
are healthy and safe.

Yes, that's exactly right.

And who knows? She might
come around after it's born.

Yeah. Maybe.

I hope so, man.

I really hope so.


Shane, why didn't you
come upstairs? Shane?


- Shane! Shane!

Can you hear me?

- JOHNNY: What's wrong?
- SKYE: What's going on?

Shane's been on a bender. Help
me get him out of the car.


Come on, big fella - No!

Hold on, hold on. Okay.

- Lean him up here.
- Yep.

- Hold his head.
- Yep.

Hey! Hey, wake up!

Don't. I don't think that's... helping.

- Has he fallen off the wagon?
- Oh, yeah.

Should we... should we get
him some coffee or...

No, he needs to spew. Stick
your fingers down his throat.

- Well, why don't you do it?
- Just do it!

Wait. Just calm down.

I'd say we have to call an ambulance.

- Keep his head up.
- I am!

Ah, Caroline. Beautiful day.

I've got Ryan Wexler up first.
Enjoy the show.

Why doesn't she seem worried?

Oh, she's playing mind
games. It's her speciality.

What specifically does your company do?

Commercial security management.

Has Progressive Solutions ever
consulted for Mantorex Pty Ltd?

No, we haven't.

Mr Wexler, I would remind you
that you are under oath.

Are you aware that perjury
in the Supreme Court

can result in up to
years imprisonment?

I am now.

Then perhaps you would like
to rethink your answer

to that question.

Have you ever, in any capacity,
worked for Mantorex Pty Ltd?

Can't say I've ever heard of them.

Did you ever pay or thr*at
former participants

in Unilab's Zifferin drug trial

in order to prevent them from
discussing serious side effects

from those drugs?

I'm sorry, Mr Whitley, I don't have
a clue what you're talking about.

JUDGE: Let's adjourn for lunch.

This is like a nightmare.

I just hope I wake up
before I hit the bottom.

- Mantorex got to him.
- Thank you for that clarification.

How many times can we be
made to look like idiots

in front of Caroline Gale?

I need to go and work on my equilibrium.

I could wring Ryan Wexler's thick neck.

Josephine. Lewis.


(SIGHS) Shame things went
off the rails in there.

My... commiserations.

Little worm.



LEWIS: Helena, get him
on the witness list now.

So that's in who experience
serious side effects from Zifferin.

Is that a significant
number, Mr Steadman?

Uh, yes. in is cause for concern.

So what did you do?

I contacted Mantorex by email
and telephone and I told them.

Can I ask why you reported to Mantorex?

They told me to report
all my findings to them.

Everyone at Unilab had to.
Um, they were our bosses.

This is sheer fantasy, Your Honour.

And what was Mantorex's response
to your communications?

They told me to terminate the trials

for anyone experiencing side effects.

And what conclusion did
you draw from that?

That they wanted to bury the
risks associated with Zifferin

and highlight the benefits of the
drug to obtain market approval.

Objection, Your Honour.
This is mere speculation.

Is there any real basis to
this line of questioning?

Ms Gale does have a point, Ms Newton.

Mr Steadman, did anything
else of note happen

after you informed Mantorex
of the results?


I was made redundant from my job,

my flat was broken into and both
of my computers were stolen.

When your computers were stolen,

did you lose all the records
of your correspondence

between Unilab and Mantorex?

No. I encrypted everything and
uploaded it to my cloud storage.

Mr Steadman, can you confirm
that these documents

are copies of your correspondence
between Unilab and Mantorex?


(WHISPERS) Just do it.

Yes, they are.

No further questions, Your Honour.

$ , , that's my last offer.

- , .
- Mmm.

In exchange for a signed release

indemnifying Mantorex against
any further legal claims

and a confidentiality clause.

And do you plan to go ahead and
launch Zifferin onto the market?

They are in the final
stages of approval,

so, yes, that is our intention,

and we won't budge on that.

Mmm, well, that's my final offer.

We'll put that proposal to our clients

and get back to you by : am.

- Good.
- Until then.

You do realise if your clients
don't accept this offer,

we're in for a long and
protracted tussle.

Well, it's not like you and
I haven't tussled before.

Oh, teddy bear.


Why did we lose touch?

As I remember it, you took
my heart and shredded it.

Oh, darling.

You've haunted my dreams
for decades, Caroline.

And you know, standing here,
now, I have no idea why.


Well, I suppose this is what
my counsellor calls closure.

After you.

You know, before you
consign me to history,

I have one... one little favour to ask.

It's about Craig.


They've offered $ , .

LEWIS: Each.

In exchange for your silence.

It's a pretty generous figure.

Now, you all have to decide
whether to take that money now,

and we end it here,

or you keep on fighting.

And you've all suffered,

so no one would blame
you if you settled.

On the other hand,

you need to bear in
mind what could happen

if these drugs were
released onto the market.

Okay, well, I say we keep fighting.

Me too.

And me.

I'm Shane's proxy.

Well, that is unanimous then.



Well, that was a good outcome.

So, Caroline Gale.

Is she the one who broke your heart?

She tried.

And, what, you wanted to see
if you could win her back?

Oh, God, no.

Why would I want to
do that? I've got you.

Oh, do you now?

I was besotted with Caroline once.

I wanted revenge.

But my counsellor thinks I am too
unhealthily obsessed with payback.


And he's right.

So I let it go.

Were you jealous?

I don't waste my time on jealousy.

If you ever think you can do
better, then go right ahead.

I don't think you can.

Neither do I.

I have to say Eric giving
Craig his marching orders

was the unexpected bonus.

You deserve it.

Okay, look, I'll admit that
it was a bit of a con job

getting you here all those months ago,

but I am awfully glad that you
saw through my cunning plan

and decided to stay anyway.

So am I.

So... what's still bothering you?

- Nothing.
- Don't believe you.


Lewis, I think you
should talk to Claire.

I told you we're finished.
Why don't you believe me?

I didn't say that. I said I think...


- I think...
- I think you should think less.

Oh, no, we can't do this.

You have to talk to Claire.


Because you might have
unfinished business.


What is it? I'm really tired.
I need to get home.

Well, in that case come in,
I'll cut to the chase.

Josephine seems to think

that you and I have some
sort of unfinished business.



I'm pregnant.

- What? How?

I'll assume that's a
rhetorical question.



Is it mine?

Consider this from my
point of view, Lewis.

If I... if I tell you this baby's yours,

then you'll have propriety over it.

Is that a prediction or a point of law?

Either way, I don't see
how I gain from that.

I don't need any financial support.

Why would I tell you?

Out of courtesy.

Manners are overrated.


It could be mine, but Claire
won't tell me, even if it is.

Ooh. (SIGHS)

We're back in Canberra.

I'm at the train station.

But I'm at the bus stop.


You coming down?

I just need a moment.

- Where are your upstairs friends?

- Ah, they're on their way down.
- What about your special friend?

Yep, he's coming too.

Would you like me to do that?

Hey, maybe I get me alphabet mixed up,

but I know how to crucify a sausage.


Hey, you cannot have a
party without music.


We heard a rumour there
was a celebration!

Just put that there, Eric.

Now, all those glasses
are numbered, okay?

I used to have a dozen, but
someone souvenired the rest.

Can you believe the cheek of that boy?

- Who?
- Craig!


♪ Movin' on ♪

♪ Movin' on... ♪

To all the bleeding hearts.

Let's all try to make it a better world.


You do realise,

after this class action, you could
afford to find a new office.

We could.

It's worth thinking about.

Fresh air. Sunlight. Place with a view.

Have we thought?

Nah, let's get a fish t*nk.

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