In Australia, the discovery of a race of supposed subhumans, 'Hairies,' leads to their ghettoization to the poorer parts of Sydney and widespread prejudice and imprisonment. Two human half-brothers are split when their uncle gives one of them the powers of the shaman the Cleverman but the brother who is chosen doesn't want the responsibility.
Koen and Blair break into a secret lab to find the woman whispering in Koen's head. Meanwhile, Jarrod asks Charlotte to visit the clinic one more time, while Waruu and Harry prepare to break into a secret government containment facility.
Jarrod approaches Waruu and Koen individually, and learns that Koen is the new Cleverman. Meanwhile, Latani makes her way to the Zone, where Djukara is recovering after his injuries escaping from the containment facility.
A new massacre by the Namorrodo is blamed on the Hairies, and tensions in the city rise. Nerida learns about Waruu's affair and confronts him about it, while Koen learns more about his gift when McIntyre pays him a visit.
After Ash's death, Koen doubts his powers as the Cleverman. However, he may be the only one who can save a young Hairyboy. Meanwhile, Jarrod arranges for Charlotte to secretly receive some of the Hairy serum, and Matthews makes plans for the future.
As the CA prepares to clear out the Zone, Waruu faces a momentous decision when he learns what Jarrod has in mind for the Hairies. Meanwhile, Koen realizes his true power and battles the Namorrodor.