- Brad doesn't think he should be a slave to his job. Susan tells him he clearly has a very relaxed attitude to his job.
- Naomi asks if Brennan is flirting with intent, he thinks he's being pretty clear.
- Dimato threatens Naomi.
- Erin tells Sonya that she doesn't need to save her out of guilt.
- Cat asks to stay with Sonya and Toadie.
- Toadie thinks they should help Cat.
Toadie tells Sonya are alone, he thinks it's a big decision letting Cat stay here and they don't know the full situation with her foster parents. Sonya had hoped that Cat would end up with Erin and they'd be a family again. Toadie says that Erin has disappeared off the face of the earth, so they're the next best thing. Cat comes in and they tell Cat they were a bit quick to say no. They'd have to discuss it with Cat's case worker and foster parents first. Cat says her foster parents won't care, they're having their own child.
Terese returns from visiting Piper and tells Brad about the new boy Piper's going out with, Ryan. He's a star hockey player and totally smitten with Piper, Brad says that explains why she's in no hurry to come home. Terese says Piper's even picked up a Canadian accent. Brad wishes he could have been there. Terese looks on the computer and sees Brad's been job hunting. Brad says he's been having trouble gaining Susan's respect. Terese says if Brad wants to look at other options, he has her full support.
Number 26 Back Yard
Naomi stretches on a yoga mat outside when she hears knocking next door. She shouts across the fence at Mark who's hammering on the fence. He's breaking her concentration. Mark says it doesn't look very hard, she says she'd like to see him try it. He takes her up on that challenge and jumps over the fence.
Later Naomi laughs at Mark as he badly tries yoga poses. Mark trips and knocks one of Sheila's gnomes off the table, Mark apologises. As Naomi picks up the broken gnome she gets a phone call from Matt and tells him she'll see him soon. She explains to Mark that they have to stop the yoga session as there's been a development in the Dimato case.
Sonya can't believe they slept in so long, they see Nell at the kitchen table and realise she must have woken Cat up instead. Cat says they've already had breakfast and washed up and she's made them both some tea. Toadie tells Cat he has to go to work for a few hours, but presents some tickets to a woman's ice hockey match that they can go to after he finishes work.
Sonya's planning on contact Cat's case worker to get the ball rolling. Cat says the case worker doesn't know the full details. Cat says that her foster parents skimp out on groceries so they can pay the money on themselves, she's only allowed two meals a day, usually just cereal and if she does something wrong she has to have tap water instead of milk. Toadie is shocked but Sonya does not look like she believes the story.
Matt tells Naomi that other people have made similar experiences with Dimato and they can start to build a case against him, possibly charging him with conspiracy to bribe. Mark thinks that's fantastic if they're willing to speak against him, Matt needs Naomi to do the same. Naomi is trying to concentrate on the festival and doesn't want to get mixed up with other people's legal dramas. Matt says this is the best way of stopping Dimato, reputations are important but so is community safety. Naomi agrees to go to the station to make a statement.
Erinsborough High School
Bailey opens his locker to find a heap of rubbish fall out. Jayden and his mate laugh at Bailey, when Brad approaches. Bailey tells Brad that Jayden put trash in his locker, Bailey says he knows it was Jayden as he was standing there waiting, the idiot. Susan approaches and wonders what is going on. Susan takes over and gives Jayden an official warning and tells him to pick up the rubbish. As Susan walks off, Brad tells her he'd like to have a sit down chat about his future here. Susan decides to look at her schedule.
Sonya tells Cat that she and Erin used to turn on sob stories in shops to get free food. She used to tell them that their parents were rationing money for gambling and only give them cereal and tap water instead of milk. Cat insists it has happened to her, but Sonya thinks she heard it from her mum and thought she'd try it on Sonya. Cat just really wants to stay with her and Toadie. She wasn't lying when she said her foster parents didn't want her. Toadie sounds the car horn, Cat goes but asks Sonya not to Toadie about this. Sonya says they'll discuss this later. Cat begs her not to send her back, for the first time ever she feels at home.
Erinsborough High School
Jayden greets Bailey, calling him a stink-weasel. Bailey calls Jayden's mother 'queen of cement-ville.' Jayden angrily pushes Bailey against a wall and tells him not to speak about his mother. Brad breaks up the fight. He sends everyone back to class but keeps Jayden back, giving him a lunchtime detention and tells him to bring his sneakers. As Jayden leaves, Susan says she'll need to have a talk with Jayden to find out what's going on. Brad doesn't think talking will cut it, he wants to try another approach with Jayden over lunch.
Erinsborough Police Station
Matt tells Naomi that the other complainants have withdrawn their statements. Dimato interrupts saying he doesn't appreciate having his time wasted and wants to go. Matt says they'll be in touch and Dimato says he'll have him for harassment. As Dimato leaves, Matt tells Naomi that Dimato persuaded the others to change their mind. Naomi's statement is the only evidence they have against him. Naomi thinks someone has to stand up to that creep. Matt tells her if Dimato threatens her she should tell him.
Sonya thanks Lorraine, Cat's foster mother, for coming. Lorraine asks why she is trying to take Cat away from her. Sonya explains that Cat came to them, they haven't been getting along lately. Lorraine says its usual arguments about homework, she's a teenager. Sonya explains Cat is unsettled about the pregnancy and Lorraine is surprised Cat knows about it, she must have overheard a conversation between her and her husband. Lorraine assures Sonya that Cat is family, she's missed a lot of love growing up and they've tried to make up for that. They love her very much.
Erinsborough High School
Jayden arrives, wondering why he had to put on sneakers for a detention. Brad takes Jayden for a run.
Lassiters Car Park
Dimato approaches Naomi and sees the gnomes that she has bought. Dimato offers Naomi a lift home, he knows she lives on Ramsay Street. He says every time he tries to help her, she throws it back in his face. He assures her the 'bribe' was a consultancy fee. Dimato really wants this situation to go away, Naomi says she'll report him to the police. Dimato tells Naomi she should go home to her mother, he knows she's recovering from a heart attack, she should make sure she doesn't overdo it in the garden. Naomi looks unsettled.
Cat and Toadie return home and are surprised to see Lorraine there. Lorraine assures Cat that they don't want her to leave. Cat wonders why she pushed her to get to know Erin. Lorraine just wanted her to get to know where she came from, she didn't mean it to seem like pushing. She assures her that she wasn't trying to offload her, she can't wait for Cat to be a big sister. Sonya says Cat could teach the child BMX tricks on the bike. Cat and Lorraine hug, Cat asks if she can still visit Toadie and Sonya and they agree.
Erinsborough High School
Jayden and Brad return from their run, laughing. Brad asks Jayden what was going on earlier. Jayden says that his parents are fighting about a photo put on the council forum. They argue when he tries to sleep at night and he doesn't know what to do. Brad says there's nothing he can do, this is something his parents have to sort out for themselves. Jayden has a big match on Saturday and doesn't know how he'll concentrate. Brad says to use that frustration and worry, that adrenaline, on the footy field. That's where he should get it out his system, not by dumping on other kids at school. Jayden smiles, looking briefly at an anti-bullying poster, before heading to the showers.
Toadie, Sonya and Nell say goodbye to Cat, Nell adorably waves and says 'bye-bye.' Cat is really beams with excitement about being a big sister. As she goes Sonya tells Toadie she still feels guilty that she wasn't able to reunite Cat with Erin. Toadie says Cat has the mother she deserves and is where she belongs, she's home.
Erinsborough High School
Jayden thanks Brad as he heads to class, speaking politely to Susan as he passes her. Susan is amazed at the transformation and is pleased that Brad's approach worked. Brad says some kids like to talk, others need to run. Brad suggests he start an after school running club and Susan agrees. Susan suggests they have their talk after school today, but Brad says not to worry about it, it's not important. As Susan leaves, Brad smiles contently.
Naomi checks through the mail nervously, while creepy music plays and the camera films her through bushes. Mark sneaks up on her and scares Naomi. Mark wonders how she got on at the station, she says she's done her bit and now it's up to the police. Naomi tells Mark she has to go set up garden gnomes to make up for the one he broke. He leaves her to it.
Number 30 Back Yard
Naomi is on the phone to Paul to discuss the festival. Naomi stands on a broken gnome and looks up to find all the gnomes are smashed and scattered throughout the yard.
- Matt tells Naomi that if she backs out, Dimato will walk, but Naomi doesn't want him terrorising her mum.
- Kyle tells Sheila he can't lose her.
- Chris tells Paul he didn't do anything wrong. Paul says he didn't do much right either.
- "Here Comes Trouble"
- Close ups of a man walking, looking at things, and putting on a jacket.