Mystery Road

10 Worst Episodes of Mystery Road

When there is a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate. Working with local cop Emma James, Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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#10 - Silence (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Marley's safe return has brought relief and elation to the town and his family – but where is Reese? And what is Marley hiding?

The episode was rated 7.57 from 190 votes.

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#9 - Chasing Ghosts (Season 1 - Episode 3)


As time runs out to find the missing boys, pressure mounts on Shevorne to reveal what she knows.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 206 votes.

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#8 - What You Do Now (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Jay is lured into a trap to rescue Mary and an epic gun battle erupts. Will Jay be able to survive this and serve justice? Fran finally gets answers about Zoe and some closure, but it won't be in the form she expects.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 82 votes.

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#7 - Gone (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Detective Jay Swan clashes with local cop Emma James when he arrives to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young men from an outback cattle station.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 236 votes.

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#6 - Blood Ties (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Two unannounced visitors in town cause chaos for Jay and Emma as they try to uncover what happened to the two missing young men.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 157 votes.

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#5 - Broken (Season 2 - Episode 4)


With the case apparently solved Jay is being encouraged to leave town, but something isn't adding up. Jay begins to question the motives of all those around him. Fran is dealt another blow in the search for justice for Zoe.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 85 votes.

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#4 - To Live with the Living (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Now in danger, Mary must lean into Jay for help. Jay struggles to keep Mary safe as the threat closes in on both of them. Fran feels betrayed as she digs deeper into Zoe's disappearance.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 81 votes.

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#3 - Artefacts (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Struggling with Mary's new relationship, Jay reluctantly uses Simon's help to narrow in on the drugs and murder investigation. With the discovery of the bones, Fran is determined to reopen Zoe's case on her own.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 83 votes.

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#2 - The Flare (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Jay and Fran have Dylan on the hook, until a local businessman steps in and bails him out. Jay takes matters into his own hands to rectify the situation. Fran's world comes crashing down as a long-held fear suddenly surfaces.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 93 votes.

Mystery Road - S2E1

#1 - The Road (Season 2 - Episode 1)


A decapitated body washes up in the mangroves, drawing Jay Swan to the furtive township of Gideon. It seems drug-related but is it also familiar? Partnered with local cop, Fran, Jay must unlock what the community knows.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 99 votes.

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