A gripping thriller, set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.
Cast: Ewen Leslie, Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell, Tony Martin, Brenden Lovett, Benedict Wall, Frances Djulibing, Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Shaka Cook, Nicholas Hope, Matthew Backer, Victoria Haralabidou, Jack Ruwald
Leo and Corinne decide who to trust, while Eva struggles with her abductor and Cranky tells Dalgleish that he wants to stay in the desert.
When Carmen's friends, Molly, Lydia and Yvonne, are attacked by an ASIO operative, they show up at Maralinga hospital and confront Leo about the incident and question how it is that ASIO knew where to find them.
When Leo arrives back at Maralinga with Wilcox and members of the press, he must keep them away from the unexpected visitors hiding in the camp's kitchen.
In Adelaide, Leo sidesteps ASIO and receives an offer from Attorney General Wilcox that he cannot refuse. Back at Maralinga, Eva questions Quentin about his weather reports.
The arrival of a new woman at the camp has Leo immediately suspicious, as Cranky questions his purpose following an encounter with an Aboriginal family.
In 1956, highly decorated military engineer Major Leo Carmichael is tasked with supervising construction of the British atomic test towers at Maralinga, in the South Australian desert.