After the Party Episode 2, 5 May 2024, ABC TV

After the Party

In the second episode of After the Party, airing on ABC TV on Sunday 5 May, Penny (Robyn Malcolm) continues to struggle with the return of her ex-husband, Phil (Peter Mullan), who is back in town to spend time with their daughter, Grace (Tara Canton), and his grandson. Penny’s friends advise her to put the past behind and focus on her relationship with Grace and her grandson. However, Penny finds it challenging to let go of her suspicions about Phil, which leads to an argument at Walt’s (Ziggy O’Reilly) birthday party.

Penny’s determination to uncover the truth about Phil’s past actions drives her to dig deeper. She tries to warn the principal of the school where Phil has taken a teaching job, but her concerns are dismissed. Phil confronts Penny, warning her to back off and threatening consequences that could impact her relationship with Grace and Walt.

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Penny’s complex character is further explored in this episode, revealing her stubbornness and loyalty. She is unwavering in her beliefs and refuses to let go of her suspicions, even when faced with opposition from those around her. At the same time, she is a loving grandmother, dedicated to her grandson and willing to fight for what she believes is right.

The episode also delves into Penny’s relationship with Simon (Dean O’Gorman), a colleague who admires her grassroots environmental campaign and shares her passion for activism. Their connection adds another layer to Penny’s character, showcasing her ability to form meaningful bonds despite her troubled past.

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After the Party continues to explore the complexities of family dynamics, the impact of past traumas, and the challenges of moving forward. The series has received acclaim for its provocative narrative and the powerful performances of its lead actors, particularly Robyn Malcolm.

After the Party airs on ABC at 8:30 pm on Sunday, 5 May 2024, with all episodes available to stream on ABC iview.

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