Mac is brought home from hospital depressed and wanting to isolate herself. Lewis receives the autopsy findings and ditches his date with Jasmine. Christian gets his assault charge lifted and can finally focus on his work predicament.
A journalist is intrigued by John’s involvement with the Surf Club. Willow waits for Alex to return her call. Lewis is furious by Christian being back at work, and insists on making sure he’s charged with assault, despite the panel deciding otherwise.
Willow wants to leave to be with Alex, causing Dean to have a meltdown. After Justin bumps into a miserable John, the two men compare notes on their recent misfortunes. A newspaper writes up a humiliating article on John’s luckless encounter, but might it have been a good thing after all?
Bella and Nikau head off to a cosy weekend retreat, but within minutes, Chloe and Ryder show up to ruin their private time. As donations pour into the Surf Club, John still battles guilt. Justin needs stronger pain medication after he’s dragged to hospital by Leah.
Mac feels awful and suffers from cramps as she collapses. Justin starts abusing painkillers and takes them too often. Nikau’s plan to get rid of Chloe and Ryder is put into effect. They catch on eventually and concoct a plan of their own.
Hendrix and Mackenzie almost kiss and worry whether their friendship is ruined. Brent steals donated equipment for the Year 13 program. Emmett worries about him, and Nicolette decides to find out what the boy is up to.
Nicolette is trapped with the baby, and nobody can hear her. Will she be rescued in time? When Emmett realises what’s happening, all of his relief goes away immediately. Brent considers whether to confess.
Aaron and David are shocked to hear Emmett is responsible for the robbery, but is this really all there is to the story? David pushes Brent into not letting Emmett take the fall. Jane continues to takes her emotions out on Susan over The Hive project.
Paul refuses to accept fault for Brent’s actions, and Harlow is worried. Sheila C hires Ned to give her art lessons, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Bea. Hendrix realises how much he’s missed Harlow, and wonders if there are still stronger feelings present.
The two Sheilas find themselves bonding over family. However, Bea is worried about Sheila C and Ned’s blossoming relationship. Hendrix signs up to help Mackenzie move Toadie’s office but makes a move that puts their friendship at risk.