Robbo is back in the bay, but he refuses to divulge where he has been. Colby pushes him for answers and receives a punch for his pains. Mackenzie sees the incident and tells Colby that she cannot go on living like this. Ben asks Maggie to exit the room while Alex assesses his mental health.
Willow frets over running the gym on her own, as Mason hears that his apprenticeship is to start immediately. Ben agrees to seek help through counselling but is concerned about possible side effects from the antidepressants that Alex has recommended. Bella, furious with Mackenzie for breaking up with Colby, is caught red handed by Dean and Willow trying to start a fire in Salt.
Justin is stunned to learn that Brian was not even aware that Ava was staying with him. He intervenes to protect Ava as the feud between her parents intensifies. Willow and Dean try to make Bella see sense, but their entreaties fall on stony ground. Mason is nervous as he starts work in the hospital, but rises to the challenge when a patient arrives in critical condition. Ben accepts Alex’s advice and begins taking his medication.
Justin and Leah whisk Ava off for a camping trip. Ryder is approached by a fellow pupil named Blake, who asks for help to cheat in the forthcoming exams. Ryder refuses, but Blake clearly has no intention of letting the matter drop and has formulated a plan to cheat by drugging the exam supervisor. A final reckoning looms as Robbo, with a captive Dylan Carter in tow, arranges to meet the gang who kidnapped Jasmine.
As the gang are arrested, Robbo uses subterfuge to obtain a confession from the man who murdered his family. He is then called away urgently by a phone call from Scott, advising him that Tori is about to give birth. Jasmine helps to calm Tori down as the delivery is imminent. Ryder refuses to help Blake, but observes him as he tries to replace Maggie’s water bottle with one containing a sleeping draught.
Elly has been fired and is at a loss over what to do next. Feeling guilty, Finn offers her financial support and encouragement. Ned has a new focus in life, but has an awkward confrontation with Yashvi at work. Gary asks Prue out on another date, but is torn when he catches her stealing from the till at the Tram.
Prue explains to Gary that she needed the money to pay the Restoration Order. Gary agrees to keep her secret, but demands to know about this organisation. Finn helps Elly make space for the baby, but has a bad moment with an old photo album. Amy is concerned that she and Kyle may be drifting apart.
News of Kyle’s class action against the hotel has broken, and the entire community is divided. Gary begins to take an interest in the Restoration Order, and Prue is happy to see him as a potential recruit. She also plants a few seeds towards achieving her goal of taking Harlow back to London with her.
After Finn sees Ned acting suspiciously at the gym, he fears that he must have reverted to his bad old ways. Bea tries to talk to Ned, but he shuts her down and vanishes. Hendrix remains determined to sabotage Pierce and Chloe’s wedding plans, and finds an unlikely ally in Roxy.
Aaron follows Ned to a secret location and watches as he loses all self-control during a fight. He is forced to intervene, pulling Ned off his opponent. Hendrix takes Roxy’s advice and modifies his game plan. After Kirsha leaves for Sydney, Dipi vents her anger on Shane and Toadie for encouraging her to go.