A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.
Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?
With huge numbers of people opting for pre-poll votes, election campaigns are growing bigger, messier, and more expensive. Is it worth the trade-off?
There are perks to providing a consulting service for small parties wanting to take full advantage of our democratic system.
From factory closures to housing and transport policies, Daniel Andrews' Labor have proven themselves to govern for the middle classes.
It's hard to discern how much of this stonking loss was due to the last week or two, and how much can be traced back to the history of the state itself.
Forget the line about no federal implications from Victoria: Scott Morrison is rapidly running out of time to avoid a federal debacle, and he might kill off a good government in NSW along the way.
Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.
In one of the strangest and most dogged elections in recent memory, Crikey takes a look at the candidates who, due to one scandal or another, couldn't go the distance.