Series 3

Series 3

In keeping with the East West 101 theme already established, the new season explores the ramifications of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan through crimes committed in Australia. What happened during the war in the opium fields of the Chora Valley in Afghanistan, and the collateral damage to civilians in Takrit in Northern Iraq, comes home to the main streets of Lakemba and the malls of Cabramatta.

A violent robbery is committed. Thirty six million dollars stolen. Four men killed. One of them, an armed robber, is Middle Eastern, a mysterious figure with international connections. The robbery has the marks of a military operation. Has it been committed by extremists to fund an act of terror in Australia? Or is it the deed of highly organised crooks?

Detective Zane Malik is on a quest to find the men responsible. And the professional quest, has a personal motive. His son and wife are involved in a car accident the day of the robbery. Malik suspects their car was hit by a vehicle fleeing the robbery. But is he right or has grief overwhelmed logic?

Joining Major Crime is Detective Neil Travis. Travis has returned to the police force from a stint in the army. He is a damaged man, one of that band of brothers who have seen combat and faced death in the battlefield. He is determined to shake off the war, but can he?

As Malik progresses further into the investigation, through violence and murder, he knows he is dealing with a ruthless enemy. He must be prepared to make the supreme sacrifice, if he is to extract the truth, and nail the men responsible for murder and theft.

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East West 101, Season 3 ‐ The Heroes' Journey wins the AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series.

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East West 101, Season 3 (DVD)

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Det. Malik and the MCS handle a major robbery with possible links to acts of terror.

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