Episode 6 of The Kettering Incident opens with Anna (Elizabeth Debicki) waking up from a vision involving Gillian (Miranda Bennett). Anna finds herself at the old Sullivan house. Now, remember that dam we keep seeing? It is as empty as an atheist’s soul now. Well, except for Chloe’s (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) ute. That’s right, someone dumped it in the dam up at the place where weird shit is always happening. Except, when Fergus (Henry Nixon) and Dutch (Matthew Le Nevez) turn up, they point out a couple of things, namely that while there are a pile of tire tracks up at the old Sullivan house, none of them are Chloe’s car leading into the dam. Also, when Dutch finds a letter inside indicating Chloe was the snitch tipping off the greenies, the paper isn’t wet. So her car was placed there after the water was emptied. But, where the fuck did all the water even go?
Now plenty is happening up at the old Sullivan house in Episode 5 of The Kettering Incident. Besides Chloe’s car, Anna also discovers what appears to be the place where Chloe was murdered in the piggery there. She also finds her mother, Wendy (Sarah Wood) who is reciting the same poem Anna read to her patient back in Episode 1.Anna takes her mother back to the hospital and discovers something interesting: her mother’s blood has changed types. Apparently the only time this can happen is when someone has had leukemia. Which Wendy hasn’t, because Anna checked in with Dr. McKenzie (Kris McQuade). So, now these two women join forces to try and work out why Wendy’s blood has changed. And that’s when we discover the blood is more akin to pig’s blood than the human variety. (Is it only me who wonders if Chloe’s murder site being in the Sullivan’s piggery is important after this discovery?) Later on in Episode 5 we also discover that when Wendy’s blood is added to human blood, her blood will convert the human blood. This is right around the time Wendy goes into renal failure and it is announced she is dying.
People are starting to remember they haven’t seen Travis (Kevin MacIsaac) for a while. Even the cops are getting concerned, mainly because they would like to infer he had something to do with Chloe’s death. Barb (Sacha Horler) also thinks Travis might be involved and goes to have it out with him. Except Renae (Suzi Dougherty) totally covers for his sorry arse and tries to hug it out with her sister on account of them both being in an exclusive club. Renae really has that cult member element going for her in Episode 5.In Episode 5 of The Kettering Incident, we find out the mill has been running at a loss for years now. And while this is pretty boring in the grand scheme of things, it does make it seem a lot more likely Max Holloway (Damien Garvey), Craig Grayson (Ben Oxenbould) and Roy Macy (Anthony Phelan) allowed toxic waste to be buried up at Mother Sullivan’s Ridge. That sort of money would certainly maintain the mill and all its employees for a while.
However, it seems what is buried is not staying buried in this episode after the discovery of off oysters. When Deb (Alison Whyte) goes to see Sharon (Genevieve Hegney) about the aforementioned oysters, Sharon pretty much fesses up that something toxic is buried up at the Ridge. Thanks to the huge storm that occurred during one of Anna’s blackouts, Sharon thinks the water is washing the sludge out into her oyster bed. Considering she is the ex of Craig Grayson, it wouldn’t surprise me if she has done her homework.So Anna sees Jens (Damon Gameau) driving that van again. This time he is talking to a woman with red hair. Anna can’t find either of them but she does come across Dominic (Neil Pigot). Which is a good thing as he explains that Antarctica thing a little better now Anna is actually interested. Turns out something weird happened with a research team down there. Electromagnetic anomalies were noted. These same anomalies have since been detected in Kettering. In Antarctica, the government found the event so strange, they shut down the research. In Kettering, Roy just covers that shit up and sticks band-aids on all the problems until they resurface 15 years later. Oh, and apparently someone died in Antarctica but their body was never found. Curiouser and curiouser. Lofty (Nathan Spencer) is implemented in the murder of Chloe thanks to his tires being one of the sets found up at the old Sullivan house. Considering we saw him with what appeared to be a body at the end of Episode 5 of The Kettering Incident, it looks like this case could be wrapped up. Except, Lofty insists it was just a seal that left blood in the back of his ute. And Fergus backs him up. Because, as everyone in Kettering agrees, Lofty wouldn’t hurt Chloe.
Now car accidents seem to happen a lot in Kettering. In Episode 5 of The Kettering Incident, it is Dr. McKenzie’s turn to crash. She hears the humming and sees the lights right beforehand as well.
Weird Shit That Might Be Important Later
- So Fergus dobbed in Dutch to the assistant commissioner about the possibility Dutch is a drug lord. Turns out the assistant commissioner already knew this and that Dutch is on the hunt for the real kingpin while pretending to be a drug dealer. Now, I’m not entirely sure I believe this story. However, it does certainly make it more likely Roy (Anthony Phelan) is the overlord of Kettering, especially when he turns up to have a coffee with Dane (Dylan Young) after Dane admits to Fergus he and Chloe were selling drugs for Dutch.
- All those cocoons Anna found up at the old Sullivan house. There is a theory about those moths, but until I have recapped all the episodes, I will be quiet on that for a while longer.
- Barb and Max are interviewed about Chloe’s death. Turns out Max was home alone on account of Barb shagging Dutch while her daughter was being killed. Except Barb can’t fess up to this in front of Max. But that’s okay because with Max being without a decent alibi, the heat is off her for a moment. She also discovers that there might be something hinky up at the Ridge that caused Chloe’s radiation poisoning.
- So Chloe was likely carried through Kettering forest to the old Sullivan house rather than being driven. This means it was likely a man who killed her. Hmmm…
- We discover everyone in town thought Anna was found in Kettering forest when she reveals to Fergus she was found at the old Sullivan house. Hmmm… looks like she may have been carried through the forest to the house too.
- No one turns up for dance practice on account of Chloe’s murder and mothers being over protective. This is the official story, however, I wonder if maybe everyone is suspecting Travis at the moment?
- We find out who has been calling Renae and pretending to be Gillian all this time. Turns out it is Deb’s daughter, Matilda (Maya Jean). And, considering how Renae looked at Matilda when she giggled, I wonder if Renae has known this all along.
- “Cop youse rooting a fuckin mudderer.” Just thought I would translate this for those who don’t know what it mean: “Policeman, you are having sex with a murderer.” “Mudderer” is a misspell, the rest is Aussie slang.
- Dr. McKenzie researching Tasmania Devils. I think this could mean something. Although, as Sharon pointed out to Deb, all the Devils have cancer and she suspects this is a result of the toxic shit buried up at the Ridge.
- Anna’s resignation in London has been accepted. However, there is something that needs to be discussed about that patient that died on that night Anna blacked out and started all this shit.
- Eliza (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) hitting on Fergus after he asked if she was lying about Travis raping her. Uh-oh, is Fergus going to get accused of rape next?
- What the fuck was Jens injecting himself with at the end of Episode 5?
- Anna, turning up at the cop shop at the end of the episode like she is about to be formally charged.
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The official synopsis for Episode 7 (entitled “Madness”) of Showcase’s The Kettering Incident is below.
“Kettering is in crisis toxic water is coming from the ridge and the mill has been sold. A fingerprint from 15 years ago links a missing local to Gillian’s disappearance.”
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