BAT­TLE STA­TIONS

Ten­sions be­tween the US and China hit an im­passe AS VI­TAL EV­I­DENCE LOOKS SET TO UN­MASK THE PINE GAP MOLE… HOPE­FULLY BE­FORE CATAS­TRO­PHE ERUPTS!

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Diplo­macy in the re­gion is plunged into chaos by the Pine Gap mole!

Pine Gap’s per­son­nel have long dreaded the fate­ful mo­ment when the mole lurk­ing in their midst ac­ti­vates the mal­ware which will re­lease sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion and push the US and China into war! Now it’s fi­nally hap­pened and the only chance A-Crew has to avoid the un­think­able is to nab the traitor be­fore it’s too late.

Un­cov­er­ing new in­for­ma­tion about Si­mon (Sachin Joab), Kath (Jac­que­line McKenzie) – who thought ne may be the cul­prit – is stunned to re­alise her sus­pi­cions may be rather mis­guided. In­ter­ro­gat­ing him, she’s per­suaded that he’s in­no­cent and he’s struck off the sus­pects list. Frus­trated, Kath now has to look else­where for less easy an­swers.

Ethan (Steve Tous­saint) and Paul (Kel­ton Pell) may be able to pro­vide them, with Ethan’s mar­riage to Belle (Si­mone Kes­sell) dis­in­te­grat­ing quite alarm­ingly, push­ing her into a full-blown af­fair with new friend, Shongu­ran En­ter­prises min­ing ex­ec­u­tive Zhou Lin (Ja­son Chong). The fact they’re keep­ing it un­der wraps trig­gers warn­ing bells for Paul, who sus­pects there’s more to Zhou than meets the eye. When Zhou fi­nally achieves his aim to get the Ar­rernte tribal el­ders’ sig­na­ture on the dot­ted line to have the gas mine in Cen­tral Aus­tralia ap­proved, it seems Paul’s grave mis­giv­ings may be proven. Could Zhou have con­nec­tions to the mole?

With the mine about to be built, Kath’s filled with real trep­i­da­tion as Aus­tralia now has mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive loy­al­ties – eco­nomic to China, mil­i­tary to Amer­ica – leav­ing the ex­posed Aussies as the prover­bial piggy in the mid­dle if or when war be­tween the su­per­pow­ers breaks out. Ten­sions con­tinue to es­ca­late be­fore Kath un­cov­ers a piece of in­tel­li­gence that changes ev­ery­thing she’s known about the mole – who’s bask­ing in their tri­umph af­ter leak­ing the drone strike footage on the Sbad­hi­nata ter­ror­ists along with the au­dio of the con­flicted Pine Gap A-Crew mo­ments be­fore the pas­sen­ger jet was shot down over the APEC Sum­mit.

With Amer­ica al­ready pro­vok­ing China into shoot­ing down one of its F-16 jets by launch­ing a pre­ci­sion air strike against a Chi­nese-claimed is­land, the hunt is on to find the miss­ing pi­lot, who ejected some­where over the South China Sea. Oth­er­wise, the mole will make a hefty meal of that fail­ure, too!

Forced to keep pow­er­ful se­crets from the Pres­i­dent and the Prime Min­is­ter to down­grade the threat of war, Kath and Ethan act on their last line of de­fence. The dis­graced Si­mon and Paul’s ac­tivist daugh­ter Immy (Madeleine Mad­den) must be en­gaged to help them find the Pine Gap mole. In ex­change for their co­op­er­a­tion, a bribe must be of­fered... but will they ac­cept it or sit back and ef­fec­tively push the prover­bial but­ton on what threat­ens to de­te­ri­o­rate into World War III?

PINE GAP SUN­DAYS It looks like a China cri­sis for Belle (Si­mone Kes­sell) and Zhou (Ja­son Chong)

Paul (Kel­ton Pell) and Immy (Madeleine Mad­den)

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