On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant', to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer 'a tragic loss'.
Cleaver's descent to earth lands him straight into the clutches of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal on the run, Edgar Thompson. Meanwhile Barney is adrift above the Pacific.
Cleaver's been hiding out in the country posing as a writer, but his cover's blown when Barney appears on Australian Story, complete with images of his best friend. It isn't long before Thompson's goons arrive on the scene.
Wendy reluctantly takes Cleaver in when he's evicted, while Barney is reeling from the costs of his rescue. David and Scarlet's romance is slowly being scuttled by her children; and Missy is desperate for drugs.
Thompson has Cleaver in the frame for drug trafficking, but Wendy comes to the rescue. David is desperate to save his relationship with Scarlet, and Nicole is scrolling through her ex-husband posts.
Barney & Cleaver are back on speaking terms and share a case; Cleaver rescues Missy who's been enjoying a cocaine-hazed few days with Cal McGregor, and appeals to Wendy's better nature to take her in.
Cleaver defends David and Barney sees it as a betrayal; Fuzz gets Missy drugs and then she seduces him. Wendy has a date with an old flame; and a free David announces he's standing for the Senate.
After David's acquittal Cleaver and Nicole worry about Barney, but then Cleaver gets himself disbarred and Wendy kicks him out. But Jack is determined to get him out of Wendy's life forever.
After taking up residency in Canberra as a Senator in Federal Parliament, Cleaver has old foes and new. A terrorist gas attack on New Parliament House causes the seat of government to move down the hill to its old home.
Incriminating multimedia and a missing US Defence Secretary puts Cleaver firmly in the sights of the Secret Service as it comes to light that the suspected terrorist attack may have been caused by something much more benign.
After mislaying his suit at a fancy-dress party Cleaver is not only forced to do the walk of shame, but to speak to the house.... dressed as a zebra; and he becomes the prime suspect in an assassination attempt.
A new PM is sworn in on the eve of Anzac Day, and Cleaver is served with a summons in the defamation case Evans vs Greene ahead of a heated debate over the sell-off of the Aussie ice cream icon - the Oz Ripple.
It's a new week and a new Prime Minister. Indigenous Liberal Greg Peters has come to the fore to lead the country with his own agenda; just as there's panic in the Capital as ministerial diaries are to be published.
After a 21-week term Peters is out as PM and Morrow is in; Cleaver's own plumbing issues shed light on the true cause of the explosion at Parliament House; and an intended hit gone wrong results in a Senate resignation.
War is looming in the South China Sea; a cabinet reshuffle is on the cards, and the plumbers handled! The move back to New Parliament House is on, but not before the Mid-Winter Ball; and a feud is buried for political gain.