At home, Winston thinks about the consequences of thought crimes. In the background, a videotaped confession plays on the home telescreen. Winston removes a brick from the wall and retrieves a book. Within the pages, Winston begins writing a letter to the future, to a future without thought crimes or thought police. That night Winston dreams of the equally dreary world in which he grew up. In the morning he wakes to the omnipresent Big Brother watching from the telescreen.
Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The victory is short-lived when Paddy Killoran takes the stand and claims the Islander communities have assimilated with Queensland land laws. The judge rules against Mabo's land claims. Eddie discusses the case with Bryan Keon-Cohen. Dropping the appeal, they decide to take the test case to the High Court for all First Nation pe
Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene, and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, they must find somewhere to sleep for the night and wait for the morning train, but all the hotels refuse to let the young family hire a room. After work the next day, Eddie takes a small stand against the endemic racism First Nation people face.
Conflicted by her action killing three wild bulls, Robyn finds a depleted riverbank. Before long, four Indigenous men arrive, and they share a meal, discussing Robyn's journey. As Robyn prepares to set out along the road, one of the elders tells her she needs a guide to help her navigate through the sacred country. Respected elder Mr Eddy generously offers to guide her.
Julia and Winston watch the old woman singing in the courtyard below until Big Brother's voice commands them from behind the picture of the old museum. They soon learn the kindly shopkeeper was a member of the Thought Police. Winston and Julia are arrested and sent to the Ministry of Love for rehabilitation. Parsons, who is convicted of thought crimes by his daughter, joins Winston in the cell. O'Brien, who Winston believed was also a thought criminal, arrives and punishes Winston for his action
O'Brian uses electroshock torture to reprogram Winston's brain. Winston is allowed to ask a few final questions, but O'Brien reminds him he has not asked any questions about Room 101. After Winston's reprogramming, O'Brien describes the reality of power and the principles of the Party's authority. Winston resists, citing Goldstein's book, but learns the Party wrote it. Still, Winston endures, and O'Brien makes an example out of Winston's belief in human nature.
Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra
April 9th, 1977, Robyn prepares to leave, saying goodbye to her family and friends. Not far into the journey, Rick Smolan appears to photograph Robyn, much to her annoyance. After 29 days, Robyn arrives in Uluru (previously Ayers Rock). At Ayers Rock, Robyn experiences the hypocrisy of tourism and the Australian government's handling of Sacred Sites first hand.
Victor's desire for eternal life is driven by the insatiable trauma of loss, blinding him from reason. Henry Clerval is resistant to Victor's wild theories and warns him of the dangers his actions will create. Back home, Elizabeth struggles with Victor's absence in letter and person. In Ingolstadt, Victor begins sourcing "raw materials" to rebuild new life. Discovering the correct combination of elements while experimenting on a frog, his impatience causes him to miss a foreboding consequence.
Mr Eddy talks to Rick, who relays to Robyn that Eddy suggests she walk with an elder. Robyn resists, but Rick is worried and compromises with her stubbornness. Mr Eddy gives Robyn a parting gift before she sets out again. Robyn's fragile relationship the to animals and the landscape is highlighted when she loses her compass and becomes lost after searching for it. Robyn relies on Diggity's instinct to find their way back.
The next day Robyn arrives at the Warakurna community. Rick takes photos of Robyn and the community, for which she scolds him. That afternoon, Robyn is invited to share in a traditional dance with the other women. During the night Rick sneaks out to photograph a ceremony, Robyn again reprimands him for his lack of respect for Indigenous customs. The next day, Robyn resists the idea of a detour and searches for an elder to guide her through a sacred part of the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.
Victor argues with his professor. After class, the shadowy figure, Professor Waldman, accosts Victor, demanding he explains himself. After Victor speaks of a future without death, Waldman introduces him to astounding new Chinese techniques and experiments. Victor proves himself a worthy partner. Back home, Elizabeth writes to Victor, beckoning a response, but Victor is becoming dangerously obsessed with life and death. Later, the doctors attempt to vaccinate the town against cholera. Unfamiliar
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