Teetering on the edge, Jasmine further alienates herself from those looking out for her, before making her way to where Grace is staying. Things are going well for Bella and Nikau, before an evening in his home brings back unwelcome feelings.
With Jasmine in the authorities’ sights, Tori’s thoughts turn to her friend’s psychological support. But when the time comes, a stunned Jasmine feels only betrayal, and she is soon in the wind. Ari resents an intervention from Mackenzie to save the Paratas’ home.
Ari and Mackenzie clash over money, but it transpires that Tane, newly returned, was the one who stepped in. Mackenzie offers Tane a job. Jasmine’s disappearance leads to friction between Irene and Justin. Choosing a home care worker brings out John’s picky side.
Tane’s lack of experience comes to the fore in his job interview. Elsewhere, John and Marilyn have their own interviews to conduct, but when they finally settle on bold candidate Amber, the mercurial John lets her go far too quickly. Drowning her sorrows, Amber runs into onetime pal Dean.
Ziggy tries to get the lowdown on Dean and Amber’s mutual history. But it is Amber’s pugilistic encounter with Colby that raises still more eyebrows. Could Summer Bay’s favourite cop really have let Amber’s brother die, as she implies? And, with Marilyn and John out of options, the sparky newcomer un-fires herself.
Beset by a panic attack, Susan finds that Jane has come to the rescue. Roxy has grand plans to bring Levi home but manages only to antagonise her grandson. Shane has a secret that suggests Yashvi has been too quick to celebrate the end of the drug investigation.
Roxy stumbles upon Shane’s less than legal study strategy. Levi returns to find Sheila treading on eggshells, which won’t make either of them happy. Paul tries to show the eco-minded Harlow where he’s coming from.
Shane persuades Roxy to keep Dipi out of his recovery, but can Shane go cold turkey without help? Brent’s days at No. 32 appear to be numbered. Chloe comes back from Adelaide with a favour to ask. Pierce is willing to accommodate her request and Chloe’s mother, Fay, so long as Chloe has thought it through.
Brent storms off and Emmett is devastated. But his family woes are far from over, and Aaron and David are in for a rude awakening. Jane takes on more than she bargained for helping Susan out at school. Harlow is dismayed to find that Paul’s environmental promises were mere lip service.
Nurse Nicolette is keen to help Chloe prepare for her mum’s arrival, but given her feelings for Chloe, is she thinking with her heart rather than her head? Mackenzie wants to make her and Harlow’s voice heard, but their hopes are dashed again, this time by Susan. A drunken Jenna darkens Aaron and David’s doorstep blaming Paul, prompting Terese to take sides.