Dean is delighted at the improvement in his mother, but decides to keep her in the dark about Mackenzie and his relationship with Ziggy. Colby invites Mackenzie to join him and Bella for dinner, partly to keep her out of Karen’s way and partly to keep Bella’s nerves about testifying at bay.
Dean reluctantly introduces Ziggy and Karen to each other. There is clearly tension between the two, and matters are not helped when a lunch organised by Maggie fails to bring them together. Alex and Jasmine discuss a possible way to unlock Robbo’s lost memories about Dylan Carter.
Alex puts Robbo under hypnosis to unblock his memory. The first attempt is disastrous, but a further session reveals a possible lead to Carter. After finding Maggie distraught, Ziggy thinks up a plan to bring her family together again and tackle Ben’s depression.
Raffy continues to cold shoulder Ryder’s attempts to reach out to her. A suggestion by Jasmine sets Robbo on a fresh track as he continues his attempts to track down Carter. After some sordid details about Irene’s past come to light, she considers running away.
Leah discovers what Irene is up to, and urges her friend to stay and fight for justice. Raffy and Ryder, now happily reconciled, persuade Bella to return to school. Ben gives Maggie reason to hope their marriage can be saved. Raffy has a setback as another seizure strikes.
Elly and Shaun share an unexpected moment. Pierce organises a cleaning job at the hotel for Hendrix, hoping to instil responsibility in his wayward son. Shane continues to feel guilty about Mackenzie. Mark and Aaron return after spending time in Adelaide with Fay, to announce that Mark is leaving Erinsborough to look after his mother.
Ned makes clear that he does not want to rush into a new relationship, but Scarlett has other ideas and will clearly stop at nothing to get what she wants. Mark wants to disappear without any fuss, but Aaron persuades him to at least send a video message to all his friends on the street. Elly refuses to let him go without seeing him for the last time.
At Susan’s request, Toadie and Gary offer Pierce advice about parenting difficult youths, based on their own chequered experiences. Bea encourages Scarlett to open up about her past but then doesn’t like what she hears. Scarlett has her claws firmly set into Ned and seems to be about to get what she wants.
Scarlett wastes no time in putting the next phase of her plan into operation, casually mentioning to Yashvi that she slept with Ned. Hendrix steals Pierce’s car to go joyriding, but crashes into a marquee at a special event organised by Lassiter’s. The tent collapses, with Harlow trapped inside.
Harlow is rescued and taken to hospital. Her injuries are not serious, but Pierce is so angry with his son that he threatens him with the police. Hendrix apologises, but is he truly contrite, and will he change his bad behaviour? Sheila gatecrashes a dinner party attended by Clive and Beverly, with unexpected consequences.