"The Sullivans" is the story of a typical Melbourne family torn by the terror and uncertainty of World War II. This epic series tells of the quiet courage of ordinary people living through extraordinary times and features war action sequences in almost every theatre of the world conflict. Filmed with painstaking attention to historical detail, 'The Sullivans' showcases some of Australia's most revered and enduring stars. The tension remains between Dave and Grace. Dave isn't being totally honest. John's anti-war sentiments lead him to join the Communist party - creating a massive rift throughout the Sullivan family. Lil' returns from Sydney and travels back to Burrabri to reconcile with her family while Harry and Rose's marriage appears to be on the rocks. Dave resists seeing the doctor when his health fails. With the war in North Africa going badly, Tom, Norm and Bert's unit is evacuated to Greece and then sent to German occupied Crete.