A surprise farewell party is organised for Phoebe and Justin, but his reluctance to leave his daughter becomes apparent when Ava turns up with Brian. Kat searches for the person who vandalised the pawn shop and gets a break when she identifies Scarlett's car. Roo is not sure what to do about the legal papers served on her by James's wealthy parents.
Phoebe is distraught, but can Justin really let her go? Roo avoids telling Alf about her pregnancy and is relieved when he offers his support. Kat identifies Brody as the pawn shop vandal and arrests him, but Scarlett seems reluctant to testify against him. Justin discovers that Brody has been taking drugs and throws him out of the house.
Tori tries to get Brody to come home, but both he and Justin remain obdurate. Brody spends the night on the beach, but gets an unexpected offer of help the next day. Hunter receives the results of his DNA test, but hesitates over opening the envelope.
After another argument with Leah, Zac reconciles himself to the fact that their marriage is over. Olivia finds the DNA test results in Hunter's bedroom, but will she agree to his request not to reveal them? Leah tells Irene that she wants to sell her share of the diner. Alf finds out that the Mayvers' contract may not be legally binding for Roo.
John wants to organise a fundraiser for the Surf Club, but his offer is rejected. Marilyn is concerned that he seems to be taking on too much. James's father David comes to the Bay with an offer of a large sum of money on condition that Roo agrees not to contact his family. Hoping to mend her friendship with Leah, Irene decides to take a break from the Bay.
Terese's biopsy results indicate that she is in the clear, but after a conversation with her cousin she feels that she needs further testing. Sonya escapes a prison sentence at her hearing, but acts swiftly to dash Toadie's hopes of a reconciliation. A face from Leo's past shows up. Leo gets him a room at the motel, but his visitor seems to be hiding something.
Finn is paralysed below the neck from a major stroke, but still causing trouble. He claims no memory of his confession, effectively forcing Xanthe to testify in court. When Elly confronts him, he accuses her of attempted murder. Steph spots a dodgy character with Leo's visitor and later finds a stash of cash in his room. Sonya buries her urge to drink by repainting the house - with unhappy results.
The evidence against Elly seems conclusive, but a suspicious Mark and Karl devise a test to see if Finn is faking the extent of his paralysis. David invites Tom on holiday, but this is moving too fast for Tom and he ends their relationship. Sonya tries to hide her disastrous DIY decorating from Toadie.
Rather than apologise, Finn tries to justify himself. Xanthe seems to be coping, but it soon becomes clear that he has caused deep mental scars. Shane steps in when Aaron's sales pitch to a potential investor goes awry due to an altercation with David just before the meeting. Ben overreacts when he hears Yashvi and Luke Browne gossiping about Xanthe.
Karl has some devastating news for Terese. Ben is in trouble but refuses to tell his side of the story to protect Xanthe from further stress. Feeling partly responsible, Yashvi confesses and joins Ben on punishment duty. Mishti and Aaron both see an unexpected business opportunity, but are beaten to it by an unknown third party.