Tash pretending to be ill to get off school.
Andrew and Chris realising that Tash is wagging school.
Ivan telling Tash he doesn't care that she's only 17.
Lucas noticing that Mark's tyres have been slashed.
Mark telling Kyle that there will be an internal investigation into the policeman who tried to extort money from him.
Birds, the sun, flowers. Lucas and Mark racing, fast. They muck about in such a bromance way that I want to tell them to get a room. Lucas is wearing girly running leggings under his loose shorts, and Mark has had his car broken into. Inside the car is a brick with 'RAT' written on it. Lucas realises that something's up, and this isn't just kids playing about, but Mark refuses to talk about it. So instead Lucas offers him the name of a good windscreen repair place.
Toadie's reading the paper when Paul comes in to interrupt his coffee. Paul reads the paper right over Toadie's shoulder, and asks him how many times a week Toadie visits the police station, because there are whispers that things are going on there. Toadie's interest is piqued, so Paul tells him about the rumours of dodgy dealings, corruption, whistleblowing etc. Plus Mark Brennan's name.
Toadie gives Paul no information - and reminds him not to make accusations about his niece's ex- boyfriend.
Summer sits on the kerb when Andrew comes over and kisses her. Sum's off to take Audrey for a walk, then she's going to hit the books; they agree to meet at number 28, especially as Karl's in a much better mood now.
Summer walks off and Andrew spots Tash coming home, all glammed up.
Tash answers the door to Andrew, in different clothes. He calls her on skipping school, but no matter, as Michael marches in, announcing that he's taking Tash to the doctors. She refuses, and insists it's just food poisoning or something, and reminds her dad that there are plenty of germs in the doctor's waiting room, so she's not going. She declares she's going to get some fresh air because all she can smell and taste is puke! Andrew tells Michael he'll go with her.
Andrew demands to know what's going on - even Chris is losing patience with her. Karl calls Andrew over, which pleases Tash, as Ivan draws up in a car and she gets a chance to speak to him. Andrew watches from the Kennedy driveway as the car leaves.
Odd close- ups of tea cups and flowers which makes me feel dizzy. Mark's on the phone arguing with someone, then he calls the windscreen place who still haven't fixed his car. Kate overhears, and can't believe that someone threw a rock through his window. He orders a coffee, still in a bad mood.
Paul comes in and wants to run a story past Kate, the one about police corruption. He tells her that Mark's involved, and he thinks he may be the hero in this piece. Kate realises that Paul wants information from her, but he denies it: he doesn't want to put Kate in that position and all he wanted to do was check with her about whether she's happy for him to talk to Mark. Kate says Mark's nothing to do with her - she doesn't care if Paul has a conversation or not.
Paul approaches Mark and tells him he hopes that the hearing goes well this afternoon; his sources have told him that Mark's a hero in this corruption story. But, of course, he wanted to do some background checks first. And he thinks that Mark blew the whistle on corruption... Mark loses it and points his finger in Paul's face, telling him not to print a word of the story. He storms off, leaving Paul pleased to have his suspicions confirmed.
Kate runs after Mark and wants to know what this hearing is about. Mark tells her he has a lot going on at work, and he can't tell her about it, but it's getting worse. He says that sleeping with Jade was all part of it - he had a horrid day at work. He leaves, he doesn't want to be late for work.
Kyle complains to Kate about the quality of his smoothie, before saying he has to go home to clean the house before Brennan flips. Kate gets annoyed, and tells Kyle to take it easy on Mark - he has a lot on, and he puts on a big front most of the time. Kyle reminds her that people only put on fronts if they have something to hide...
Karl and Susan are arguing about the location of the gardening gloves. Karl accuses Susan of losing them; Susan tells him she did no such thing and should buy some new ones. Furious - and with a hint of something just not right - Karl goes off to buy some more. Summer and Andrew are on the sofa and find the whole exchange rather funny. As does Susan.
But something's bothering Karl...
Susan advises Summer on how to live successfully with Karl, as they make drinks. Unnoticed, Andrew quickly checks out Tash's Facebook page and sees that she's recently friends with Ivan DeMarco, who has his age as '28' on his page - along with lots of photos of him and Tash.
Susan tells Summer that the best way to distract Karl is to ask him about his music, before leaving her and Andrew alone. Sum asks Andrew what he was looking at, and he lies before saying he has to go home to get a textbook he needs.
Michael has made Tash some soup, and threatens her with the doctor's if she doesn't eat. Andrew comes over and tells Tash that he's seen the pics of her new, 28 year old boyfriend. He tells her not to play games with someone like him in case she ends up in trouble. She shows him what Ivan brought over earlier - a fake ID card. Andrew tells her she'll get caught at some point, but Tash isn't interested.
Chris, Summer and Andrew are still working on their media assignment but Andrew's a bit distracted.
Karl comes home with a new pair of mid- range gardening gloves, and the receipt to prove they weren't the cheapest! Susan shows him what she found: the old gloves - in the shed! Susan is off to a meeting with Harold about the wedding, and tells Karl she's made a start on dinner. He does not look at all happy. Summer jumps up and offers to do the cooking, and suggests to Karl that he get his guitar out for after dinner. This cheers Karl up immensely - but only after he's taken the gloves back.
Chris and Andrew discuss Tash, and Chris clearly still believes that Tash's has been off sick.
Mark is getting ready for the hearing. He recalls his statement in his mind...that he believes that corruption is endemic in the force. He has been bullied by his colleagues since exposing Constable Holmes, and has had limited support from his superiors.
Mark arrives for his hearing, but is jeered at on the way in.
Mark sits at the bar, morose, when Lucas and Kyle walk in, all jocular and bromancy. Paul also comes in and asks Mark if he's calmed down since this afternoon, and Mark apologises for being unprofessional earlier. Paul goads Mark about the hearing, commenting that he knows Holmes lost his job, and Brennan is being harassed. Mark tries to ignore him, but Paul carries on, and says it will make a great front page story.
Mark turns up to see Kate, and tells her that Paul wants to run a front page story - and it's not as simple as Paul thinks it is. Brennan admits that he thought he was right, reporting the bent cop, but this runs so much deeper than he realised. He begs Kate to speak to Paul and convince him not to print the story. He knows he has no right to ask her anything, but he has no choice...