WHO CUT THE ROPE?

A ghost from the past drags long-for­got­ten se­crets to the sur­face, on Safe Har­bour.

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So, who did cut the rope con­nect­ing the two boats on that fate­ful night? And why? The bit­ter truth, which has be­come an ob­ses­sion for a group of peo­ple whose lives are now en­twined in the most un­usual way, is about to reach a shat­ter­ing cul­mi­na­tion, in the nal episodes of the SBS drama Safe Har­bour.

Many ngers of blame have been pointed and many ac­cu­sa­tions have been made so that it’s now a mon­u­men­tal task to un­tan­gle the ties that bind this group of peo­ple to­gether in a way they had never imag­ined.

Ever since Ryan (Ewen Les­lie) and Is­mail (Hazem Sham­mas) crossed paths just weeks ago, dur­ing that taxi ride in Bris­bane, all the haunt­ing wounds of ve years ago have re­turned to ter­rorise them. De­tails of the fear, the de­ci­sions, the loss and the deaths have shat­tered them all.

What has been re­vealed, af­ter they met up again, is that just about every­one had a rea­son to slash the rope bind­ing the asy­lum seek­ers’ boat to the yacht of Aussie hol­i­day­mak­ers on that night on the high seas.

What has also been re­vealed are the bru­tal lies and de­ceit they have each kept from each an­other – some due to shame, oth­ers due to guilt.

Nev­er­the­less, what has sur­faced has shaken them all.

It is now clear that lawyer He­len (Jac­que­line McKen­zie) will do any­thing to pro­tect her­self, Damien (Joel Jack­son) has be­come a lost-man-walk­ing, Ryan and his wife Bree (Leeanna Wals­man) can’t seem to agree on the events of the night, and Olivia (Phoebe Tonkin) has a story that doesn’t match any­one’s rec­ol­lec­tions.

And it’s no bet­ter with Is­mail and his fam­ily, who thought they had put the agony of that event be­hind them years ago.

But now that these old wounds have been ex­posed again, they re­alise the facts ev­ery per­son has kept pri­vate have re­sulted in alien­at­ing all peo­ple in the two groups.

No one, it seems, is who they think they are.

It was Is­mail’s rm con­vic­tion that it was one of the Aus­tralian friends who cut them loose, but that’s has now been shat­tered and the in­no­cence of his own fam­ily is un­der ques­tion.

A sus­pi­cious re, a wronged sus­pect and help from a sur­prise quar­ter is now about to change all the rules. It’s clear that no­body is on any­one else’s side. This is a sit­u­a­tion that has them all on the run.

As re­la­tion­ships are pushed to break­ing point, the ques­tion still re­mains – who did cut the rope?

When the truth nally comes out, it will not set any of them free. In fact, a new night­mare will be un­leashed.

A TAN­GLE OF LIES Damien (Joel Jack­son) and Olivia’s (Phoebe Tonkin) sto­ries don’t match.

OLD WOUNDS Is­mail (Hazem Sham­mas) is bent on re­venge.

PRO­TECT­ING HER­SELF

Lawyer He­len (Jac­que­line McKen­zie).

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