The BEST episodes of Secret City

Every episode of Secret City ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Secret City!

Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.

Last Updated: 12/25/2022Network:Showcase (AU)
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Two Cheers for Democracy
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7.80
131 votes

#1 - Two Cheers for Democracy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/8/2019

The dogs of war are circling in the corridors of power, urging a reluctant PM to retaliate against Pakistan. Can Harriet stop the march to war in time?

Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writer: Matt Cameron
For Whom the Bell Tolls
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7.70
128 votes

#2 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/1/2019

A desperate Cal threatens Harriet, demanding a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Garrity.

Directors: Daniel Nettheim
The Light on the Hill
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7.62
264 votes

#3 - The Light on the Hill

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/3/2016

Harriet's story on missing Chinese dissidents may have embarrassed Beijing into returning Sabine Hobbs to Canberra, but the connections to Australian intelligence and the murder remain hidden.

Directors: Emma Freeman
Writer: Matt Cameron
Watch Now:Amazon
Broken Bird
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7.59
128 votes

#4 - Broken Bird

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/25/2019

The US Secretary of Defence arrives in the capital for an unscheduled visit. Garrity seeks a private meeting with drone pilot Cal Treloar.

Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Watch Now:Amazon
Pale Horse
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7.57
129 votes

#5 - Pale Horse

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/18/2019

Prime Minister Garrity discovers the existence of a classified military program. Meanwhile, Harriet learns the truth of Mina's secret criminal activities.

Directors: Tony Krawitz
Watch Now:Amazon
Ghosts in the Machine
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7.40
274 votes

#6 - Ghosts in the Machine

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/26/2016

Determined to become hunter rather than prey, Harriet convinces ASIO agent Charles Dancer to pursue her attacker and the murderer while she investigates how a Chinese assassin can operate in Australia with apparent impunity.

Directors: Emma Freeman
Writer: Matt Cameron
Watch Now:Amazon
Falling Hard
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7.40
286 votes

#7 - Falling Hard

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/19/2016

A sophisticated cyber attack cripples Australia's air traffic control for 13 terrifying minutes. All the evidence points to China seeking vengeance for their dead sailor.

Directors: Emma Freeman
Watch Now:Amazon
The War Zone
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7.36
135 votes

#8 - The War Zone

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/11/2019

Harriet takes up an offer to work for a maverick MP, while Karen Koutoufides uncovers a link between the home explosion and suspicious phone calls between Bailey and the chief of defence.

Directors: Tony Krawitz
Watch Now:Amazon
Run Little Rabbit
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7.28
148 votes

#9 - Run Little Rabbit

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/4/2019

Harriet Dunkley is out on parole and eager to leave the swamp of Canberra politics behind. But, before she can escape, she is ensnared in a cover-up with Catriona Bailey's fingerprints all over it.

Directors: Tony Krawitz
Writer: Matt Cameron
Watch Now:Amazon
A Donation to the Struggle
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7.25
401 votes

#10 - A Donation to the Struggle

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2016

Political journalist Harriet Dunkley sees the gutted body of a young man washed up on the lakeshore she suspects a conspiracy and determines that, whatever the personal or professional cost, she must pursue a story that could overturn everything Australians believe about our Government and our place in the world.

Directors: Emma Freeman
Writer: Matt Cameron
The Watchers
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7.25
230 votes

#11 - The Watchers

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2016

One person Harriet has questioned in pursuit of her story is dead, another is missing. The conspiracy may be hidden deep, but it involves those who are powerful, ruthless and with a great deal at stake, but Harriet won’t stop no matter how deadly her quest becomes. In this game no-one is pure, but are their machinations politics as usual or do they cover something darker? Now, as Harriet continues her search for the truth, someone closer to her inner circle is found murdered.

Directors: Emma Freeman
Watch Now:Amazon
Beware the Jabberwock
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7.24
296 votes

#12 - Beware the Jabberwock

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2016

A shocking murder leaves Harriet shattered but angry. Australian intelligence agencies are determined to shut down the story, however, Harriet has been deliberately left a clue that only she will understand and as she pursues the trail of secrets, finds the pieces of several different puzzles forming a larger picture. People she should be able to trust are revealed as determined enemies but she discovers an unlikely ally.

Directors: Emma Freeman

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