Halifax: Retribution

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With a sniper terrorizing the city, Commander Tom Saracen asks Jane Halifax to help find the killer. A professor of forensic psychiatry, Jane has to confront the possibility that after 20 years, the worst of the criminals she helped put in prison are finally being released. Jane must return to the world she tried so hard to leave: uncovering the truth behind the most diabolical criminal minds.
Starring
Rebecca GibneyAnthony LaPagliaClaudia Karvan
Genres
DramaHistorical
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    June 1 2021
    43min
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    A sniper who leaves no trace is terrorizing the city of Melbourne. Even with the sniper claiming his fourth victim, Jane is reluctant to join the task force despite the pleas of its commander, Tom Saracen. Jane’s partner, Ben, is against it, and even more so when Jane receives a troubling letter warning her that a ‘terrible retribution is at hand.'
  2. 2. Episode 2
    June 8 2021
    43min
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    The murder of her partner changes everything and Jane agrees to assist the investigation. When Zoe learns about the retribution letter, she lashes out at Jane, blaming her for her father’s death. The task force investigates Jane’s past cases, looking for a link to Ben’s murder--and maybe to the shooter as well. But is she prepared for the secrets the investigation will reveal?
  3. 3. Episode 3
    June 15 2021
    43min
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    The shooter claims two more victims as Jane tries to grapple with a case from her past. Twenty years ago, Jane was instrumental in putting Sharon Sinclair in prison for the murder of her father and stepmother. Now a successful crime writer, Sharon has a motive for harming Jane, and Jane confronts her alone. Is Jane too conflicted to help the task force after all?
  4. 4. Episode 4
    June 22 2021
    43min
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    In his most horrific attack yet, the shooter unleashes a spray of bullets on a packed party boat. Jane fears the shooter is transitioning from serial killer to mass shooter with the task force no closer to his apprehension. Zoe still blames Jane for Ben’s death. Jane reaches out to the shooter, who at last makes contact, beginning a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    June 29 2021
    42min
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    The shooter hacks Jane’s phone and they continue their conversation, but his motives are still unclear. When the rifle that killed Ben turns up in the arsenal of alt-right leader Jack McCarthy, Tanner and Mila pressure him into giving up the source of the gun. Zoe announces she’s moving in with Mandy as Jane discovers Ben had been paying Mandy thousands of dollars over the course of a decade.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    September 29 2020
    43min
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    The shooter hacks into city systems broadcasts his message--a manifesto about big data and loss of privacy--and takes control of the police minister’s car, controlling all its functions. The task force discovers that Ben wasn’t the intended target --it was Jane. The shooter’s manifesto leads the task force to a student protest group from 2009 and a member is brought in for questioning.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    October 6 2020
    44min
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    The police at last know the shooter’s identity. But Saracen is seriously injured when the killer sets a trap and threatens worse to come. Clues lead the task force back to anti-government gun activist Anton Bungert’s farm where Jane establishes that the shooter is, in fact, Jarod, Bungert’s half-brother. Bungert is murdered while Jarod/Daniel remains at large.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    July 20 2021
    44min
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    Jane and Zoe must face the shocking truth behind Ben’s murder. Jane discovers a link in the manifesto between Jarod’s father and Agent Orange, and fears Jarod is planning a catastrophic chemical attack. Jarod is tracked to the wharf where the police surround him, but he has built a chemical bomb with a high-tech ‘dead man’s’ switch. Jane confronts Jarod in a final attempt at resolution.

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    June 1 2021
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    Take a first look at Halifax: Retribution starring Rebecca Gibney as forensic psychologist Jane Halifax. A sniper who leaves no trace is terrorizing the city of Melbourne. Commander Tom Saracen (Anthony LaPaglia) brings Jane back into the world she tried so hard to leave: uncovering the truth behind the most diabolical criminal minds. New episodes airing weekly starting 6/1.

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Directors
Mark JoffeFiona BanksPeter SalmonDaniel Nettheim
Supporting actors
Mavournee HazelRick DonaldMing-Zhu HiiHannah MonsonMark Coles SmithJohn WatersJacqueline McKenzieMichaela BanasBen O'TooleMandy McElhinneyStephen Curry
Producers
Rebecca GibneyRoger SimpsonJo RooneyAndy RyanLouisa KorsMikael Borglund
Season year
2021
Network
PBS
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Plane JaneReviewed in the United States on June 16, 2021
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This is a good series
So many people have left one-star reviews because they don't understand that this is an eight (8) part series with one (1) new episode posting every week. When you buy the season, you're paying in advance for one episode a week. When all eight are delivered, you own the whole season forever and can watch as many times as you want. The other way to watch is subscribe to the PBS/Masterpiece channel. You still get one new episode per week and you can watch any other shows streaming on this channel at no additional charge.

Please quit down-rating the show because you don't understand or like how the episodes are released. That's dumb.
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WaltersReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2021
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KarenReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021
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Watched the first two episodes and was hooked. (They were free). Looked for the next episode and was given the option to purchase the season. I bought it and then found out that they were being released one at a time. Don’t know if they would have been available for free or not. Regardless, I really like the show. The end of the first episode is really a shocker. I’m going to check out the original series.
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Jennifer YoungReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2021
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I purchased it by error I watched the entire episode elsewhere and purchased by error
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