The Best Episodes of Underbelly

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018

Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama and is based on real-life events. Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through the rise and fall of of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law. As each new season unfolds you are in a different time period and City with new Crime Bosses and the Police that try to bring them to justice.

Alpha and Omega

#1 - Alpha and Omega

Season 3 - Episode 13

In the explosive final episode, Doc Kanaan plots to kill John Ibrahim and gain control of the Golden Mile. Joe Dooley and Strike Force Lancer smash DK's Boys and restore order to Kings Cross. Dennis Kelly hires a hitman to clean up his dirty past, as he lobbies for the job of Police Commissioner. Kim risks her life to avenge her unfair dismissal from the police force.

star 8.33
51 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Greg Haddrick
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Saving Face

#2 - Saving Face

Season 3 - Episode 5

Louis Bayeh vows to avenge the drive-by shooting of his house. Debbie Webb becomes a whistleblower on police corruption, with shocking results. Kim Hollingsworth plans revenge on a police officer who betrayed her trust.

star 8.22
49 votes
Directors: Shawn Seet
Writers: Kris Mrksa
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Hurt on Duty

#3 - Hurt on Duty

Season 3 - Episode 10

Supergrass Trevor Haken risks everything to gather evidence against his mates. Chook Fowler takes bizarre steps to avoid testifying on police corruption. Kim Hollingsworth's police career is jeopardised when she agrees to go undercover for the Royal Commission.

star 8.19
49 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Kris Mrksa
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Team Purana

#4 - Team Purana

Season 1 - Episode 13

Detective Steve Owen finally gets enough evidence to arrest Carl Williams for murder. After nine years the gangland war is over.

star 8.19
62 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Peter Gawler
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The Good Lieutenant

#5 - The Good Lieutenant

Season 3 - Episode 12

Danny "DK" Karam recruits his own private army to terrorise the Golden Mile. Ruthless newcomer Doc Kanaan stages a bloody coup to seize control of the drug trade from DK. With the corrupt cops banished from the Golden Mile, gang violence spirals out of control.

star 8.14
47 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Felicity Packard
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Whips and Scorpions

#6 - Whips and Scorpions

Season 4 - Episode 2

The true story of glamorous crime queens Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh, and their deadly battle to control Sydney's underworld in the 1920s.

star 8.12
25 votes
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Beauty and the Beast

#7 - Beauty and the Beast

Season 3 - Episode 11

Corrupt cop Dennis Kelly betrays his best mate to the Royal Commission, with tragic results. Gerry Lloyd makes a deadly deal with drug boss Shaka to expose corruption on the Golden Mile. Kim risks her life by going undercover for the Royal Commission. When the operation ends, she receives a shocking reward.

star 8.10
51 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Peter Gawler
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The Reckoning

#8 - The Reckoning

Season 2 - Episode 10

Terry Clark's drug empire starts to unravel when he is arrested for murder in the UK, while Allison is arrested by the FBI and becomes a star witness against organised crime. With his heroin supplies drying up, Aussie Bob plans Australia's biggest ever cannabis smuggling operation. Meanwhile, the Federal Police have a major win against corruption at the Narcotics Bureau.

star 8.06
42 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Felicity Packard
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Crossroads

#9 - Crossroads

Season 3 - Episode 8

Kim Hollingsworth finally reaches breaking point when her friend Wanda is found dead. Politician John Hatton achieves his goal of a Royal Commission into police corruption, and the announcement of a Royal Commission has an unexpected bonus for John Ibrahim.

star 8.05
53 votes
Directors: Shawn Seet
Writers: Felicity Packard
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The Damage Done

#10 - The Damage Done

Season 4 - Episode 4

Furious over Tilly's decision to kill Norman Bruhn, Kate sparks an all-out war by recruiting Tilly's prostitutes to sell cocaine. Snowy Cutmore returns to Melbourne for a fateful showdown with crime boss Squizzy Taylor. Fresh from his first kill, Frank 'The Little Gunman' Green wins the ultimate prize — Nellie Cameron. But can he keep her?

star 8.02
41 votes
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Suffer the Children

#11 - Suffer the Children

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jason Moran returns from self-imposed exile, determined to destroy his rival Carl Williams; death stalks a children's football match; Taskforce Purana finally gets the resources it needs to defeat the criminals; Benji is under constant police surveillance, so Carl is forced to find a new accomplice; Carl and Roberta celebrate their daughter's christening with a lavish party.

star 8.02
74 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Felicity Packard
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Dog Eat Dog

#12 - Dog Eat Dog

Season 3 - Episode 9

Under pressure from the Royal Commission, Trevor Haken's paranoia reaches new heights. Drug boss Benny Kassab suspects a rat in the ranks, with deadly results. Police cadet Kim Hollingsworth is haunted by her colourful past.

star 8.02
53 votes
Directors: Shawn Seet
Writers: Kris Mrksa
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Fall Guy

#13 - Fall Guy

Season 3 - Episode 4

Kim Hollingsworth organises a strip show for a police charity. Smalltime bouncer Benny Kassab has an audacious plan to become King of the Cross. Bill and Louis Bayeh fight off threats to their drug dealing empire. Trevor Haken's alcoholism takes a toll on his marriage and his ability to manage police corruption.

star 8.00
55 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Kris Mrksa
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A Big Shivoo

#14 - A Big Shivoo

Season 4 - Episode 8

Black Aggie strikes up a romance with Greg “the Gunman” Gaffney and gives-up prostitution. But she’s still dirty on Nellie for putting her out of work, so she fronts her with a cut-throat razor. Frank Green intervenes and gives Aggie thrice as many cuts and bruises than she started out with.

star 7.98
39 votes
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Full Force Gale

#15 - Full Force Gale

Season 3 - Episode 7

John Ibrahim is under pressure following a spate of gang violence on the Golden Mile. Debbie Webb finds a powerful ally in her fight against police corruption. Kim Hollingsworth tests the loyalty of her new boyfriend with a sexy challenge. Dennis Kelly uses all his cunning to turn a corruption allegation into a career opportunity.

star 7.98
49 votes
Directors: Shawn Seet
Writers: Peter Gawler
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O Lucky Man

#16 - O Lucky Man

Season 2 - Episode 12

Australia's most dangerous hitman, Chris "Mr Rent-a-Kill" Flannery, moves to Sydney to build his deadly reputation. Terry Clark's UK murder trial reaches a sensational climax, but can Allison testify against her former lover? Meanwhile, Aussie Bob gets involved in arms smuggling for the IRA.

star 7.96
44 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Peter Gawler
The Crucible

#17 - The Crucible

Season 3 - Episode 2

Corrupt detectives organise an elaborate drug "sting" for their own profit. Meanwhile, senior police fear rampant corruption could lead to a royal commission.

star 7.95
36 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Felicity Packard
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The Sentimental Bloke

#18 - The Sentimental Bloke

Season 4 - Episode 10

Wally becomes an outcast when he gives evidence against Tilly's gunman. Big Jim is desperate to hide his cowardice from the rest of Razorhurst, while Kate shoots to kill when she is the victim of a home invasion.

star 7.93
30 votes
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Bang, Bang, Kill, Kill

#19 - Bang, Bang, Kill, Kill

Season 5 - Episode 7

Unaware he is under police surveillance, Decker juggles two different hit-man contracts with the impending birth of his baby. Police get a crucial breakthrough in the hunt for Anthony Perish.

star 7.92
39 votes
Writers: Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard, Jeff Truman, Niki Aken
Kingdom Come

#20 - Kingdom Come

Season 3 - Episode 3

John Ibrahim dodges death after being shot, and gets some powerful career advice from George Freeman. Detective Trevor Haken strikes a profitable deal to control the drug trade in Kings Cross. Kim turns her back on prostitution and applies to join the NSW Police.

star 7.92
51 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: Greg Haddrick
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Scratched

#21 - Scratched

Season 1 - Episode 10

Carl Williams is now the undisputed king of the underworld, confident he can get away with murder; the police make the first major breakthrough in their investigations, but they may be too late to prevent another death; Benji's relationship with Carl and Roberta becomes increasingly personal.

star 7.92
63 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Greg Haddrick
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Strike Force Tuno

#22 - Strike Force Tuno

Season 5 - Episode 8

Nine years after the death of Terry Falconer, the case against the Perish brothers appears doomed when Decker refuses to co-operate. Frank O'Rourke risks his life to testify against Anthony Perish.

star 7.87
39 votes
Writers: Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard, Jeff Truman, Niki Aken
Cat Amongst the Pigeons

#23 - Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Season 4 - Episode 3

Norman Bruhn's Razor Gang pushes the underworld to crisis point, threatening the crime empires of Kate, Tilly and Phil Jeffs. Amid public outrage, the police fight a losing battle to stop rival Razor Gangs terrorising the streets. The rival underworld bosses convene a summit to deal with Bruhn's gang, but are betrayed when Tilly takes matters into her own hands. After being rejected by Nellie and taunted by his rivals, Frank 'The Little Gunman' Green finally gets his chance to shine.

star 7.85
42 votes
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Earning A Crust

#24 - Earning A Crust

Season 1 - Episode 8

Amid growing public unrest, the police establish Task Force Purana to combat the gangland war. Loan shark Mario Condello faces his own financial crisis, which he solves with brutal efficiency. Bitter rivals Carl Williams and Jason Moran take out contracts on each other’s life. Taskforce Purana detectives are furious when police corruption derails their investigations.

star 7.82
79 votes
Writers: Peter Gawler
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Jerusalem Revisited

#25 - Jerusalem Revisited

Season 4 - Episode 11

Tillys decision to visit London has dire consequences for her business and marriage. With Tilly in London, Kate moves to seize control of the drug trade. Fresh from prison, Guido is determined to become the Al Capone of Australia; and the police suspect they have a traitor in their ranks.

star 7.82
33 votes
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