- Susan tells Brad he'll jeopardise his new job if he fights for Erinsborough High to stay open.
- Kyle tells Amy he's suspicious of Steph. Amy says Steph has issues but she's working through them.
- Paul doesn't want Steph to go anywhere near Jimmy.
- Liam tells Paul he wants to be a better dad.
- Amy sends Jimmy off to Dial A Kyle, while she sleeps with Liam.
- Jimmy speaks to someone, telling them he's not supposed to talk to them, and drops his drawing.
- Amy realises Jimmy is missing.
Dial A Kyle
Amy and Liam arrive and ask Kyle if Jimmy has arrived yet. Amy doesn't want to panic yet, as Jimmy has wandered off before. Liam wants to call Jimmy's friends to find out if they know where he is. Liam goes into Kyle's office and calls Sam.
LIAM: If you've got my son, I swear I will find you. Look I'll get you the damn money, just leave Jimmy out of this.
Erinsborough High School
Susan and Sue Parker bring Jayden into the classroom for his weekend detention. Sue moans about how disruptive these detentions are and not just for the student. Susan thinks they can use the opportunity to discuss the school closure while Jayden writes his essay. Sue defends Jayden.
SUE: It was just a harmless prank.
SUSAN: No Sue, doctoring a photograph of a teacher and circulating it to the entire student body isn't a prank, it's cyber bullying. We take it very seriously, I would have thought as a parent you would too.
Brad joins them and asks if they are ready to start, but Sue doesn't think there is anything they can do as the decision is already made. Susan doesn't want to give up. Brad asks Jayden if he would like to go for a run later.
BRAD: It always helps me get out of my head.
SUE: And from what I've heard, you need it more than he does.
SUSAN: Right then, let's get started. The sooner we knock out a plan, the more chance of success we've got. My office?
SUE: Yes, then we can all move on with our weekend!
Dial A Kyle
Amy, Liam and Kyle report Jimmy's disappearance to Mark. He asks when they last saw him and what he was wearing.
MARK: Is there any reason you didn't accompany him here?
AMY: Yeah, um… look I…
LIAM: Amy and I were distracted.
AMY: I gave him permission to come here, he knows the way, it's not like I forgot about him.
Mark says they'll put a trace on his phone but in the mean time, she should stay at home and wait. If Jimmy was lost he's most likely to try and find his way home. Kyle's going to shut up shop to help look for Jimmy. Amy says she'll go home, but Liam is going to search too.
Sue Parker is (rudely) checking her phone throughout the meeting with Brad and Susan. Susan reads the article for the media, ‘Students sleep out to stay in.' Susan says the title is catchy (really?) and thinks that if they make enough noise then they have to pay attention. Brad suggests having the sleep out in the school hall then they can have an all night movie marathon at the same time. Susan suggests they also run a talent show, as Ben will be into that. She tells Brad that Ben is coming back as Libby is spending some more time in China.
Susan asks Sue for her opinion on the student sleep out. Sue thinks it has a lot going for it but she's worried about the occupational health and safety aspect. Brad says they'll supervise it appropriately, get parental permission slips and also try and get parents to contribute a small fee for their dinner. Sue laughs it off dismissively, telling them to be pragmatic but instead of offering suggestions, continues to be vague and dismissive. They question Sue about what the Parents & Friends association have been doing, as she is the president. Sue says they have the petition and wants to see how that goes before they do anything else. Susan and Brad looked shocked by Sue's lack of enthusiasm.
Dial A Kyle
Kyle locks up the yard before seeing Steph returning to the garage. He rushes over and questions her on where she has been and why the garage has been left unattended. He tells her that Jimmy is missing, and half of Erinsborough are out looking for him, including the cops. Kyle then marches off before Steph can respond, before he drives away to look for Jimmy.
Amy is calling people to find out if they've seen Jimmy but no luck. Kyle rushes in.
KYLE: There's no sign of him. I've checked down the well, the primary school and the shopping centre.
(Of course he'd check the well first!) Amy feels so useless just waiting here and thinks she should go out looking for him. Kyle tells her to stay and apologises for what he said at the yard. Amy panics, wondering if Jimmy is hurt. Kyle assures her they'll find him. Kyle will retrace Jimmy's steps from here to the yard. Amy thanks him.
Paul gets off the phone, having found out Jimmy has gone missing. He tells Sheila.
SHEILA: Jimmy's gone missing before remember.
PAUL: Yes and Steph wasn't in town then!
SHEILA: Oh you can't think she's responsible. When she took young Paddy, well that was all to do with the Lucas thing.
PAUL: Yes, and Jimmy is the exact same age as her son was when she was taken from her. If she has done it before, she will do it again!
SHEILA: The doctor's wouldn't give her day release if they thought she was a danger to anyone!
PAUL: I do not want my grandson to be the one who proves them wrong!
Sheila starts suggesting places they can look and says she'll ring Daniel to check the Men's Shed.
Liam arrives and asks for a word with Paul. They walk a few steps to the left so are now out of earshot of everyone of course. Liam tells Paul that he owes a guy $5000 and he think Jimmy was taken by him. Paul pushes Liam and looks ready to thump him but stops himself. Liam says if they get this guy some cash, they'll get Jimmy back. Paul takes out his phone to call the police but Liam stops him, they can't risk this guy hurting Jimmy.
LIAM: Paul, please. Just give me the cash so I can get my kid back in one piece.
Sonya checks on Amy, who is anxiously pacing back and forth. She thinks she's been stupid and selfish and if something has happened to Jimmy she'll never forgive herself. Sonya tells her this isn't her fault and she can't keep tying herself up in knots about this. Mark calls Amy. After she hangs up she tells Sonya that they can't find Jimmy via his phone, it could be a flat battery.
Men's Shed Exterior
Daniel leaves the shed as Steph walks past. Neither has had any luck finding him. Steph suspects he'll have gone to a mate's but Daniel thinks Jimmy would have been too excited to build his cubby house for that. He thinks something bad must have happened as bad things happen to people who don't deserve it. Daniel is about to race off to visit the lake, but Steph has already checked and no one has seen a boy in the area.
DANIEL: Well it wouldn't hurt to check again.
STEPH: I just did, I told you. Can't you take me at my word?
DANIEL: Well are you sure?
STEPH: I've checked the area, I've spoken to everyone I came across. And if you need to go back and retrace my steps because you think I can't be trusted, go for your life. You're wasting your time!
Steph angrily walks off.
Susan shows Sue out of the office, and then turns to Brad. Neither can believe how negative Sue was about this. They discuss how they wish Sue would see how the school closing would negatively impact Jayden. Brad gets a text from the school treasurer. Brad had asked him how the petition is going but he doesn't know anything about it and none of the committee members do. They wonder why Sue didn't distribute it.
Paul and Liam await Sam to hand over the money to him. Liam thanks Paul for not calling the cops, Paul says he just wants to see his grandson. Sam arrives and starts asking for his money. They question what he's done with Jimmy, but Sam looks clueless and insists he doesn't know anything about a kid. At that point Mark and a couple of other police officers arrive and arrest Sam.
LIAM: You set this up after you promised!
PAUL: Yes I did. You know why? Because I rate the safety of my grandson before a promise from his deadbeat father and you'd better hope that this clown knows where he is because if he doesn't, it's on your head!
Erinsborough Police Station
Constable McKay leads Liam into an interview room, while Liam protests they shouldn't be interviewing him. Amy arrives and Liam comes clean to her. He'd borrowed money from a guy to fund the hand sanitiser business, he managed to pay back half but he had to take Toadie and Sonya's money to pay back the rest. He claims he wasn't stealing, he was borrowing.
LIAM: Look I just wanted us to be a family again.
AMY: You think we can be a family now? Jimmy has been taken! What did you do?!
Amy angrily rushes towards Liam, and Mark stops her from hurting him. Paul tells Amy that Liam isn't worth it.
Erinsborough High School
Jayden is putting things in his locker while Sue asks him to hurry up, she's already lost half her day. Jayden claims that this prank wasn't his fault, it was Mrs Kennedy's because she's always picking on him. Sue tells him he can cry like a baby or do something about it. Susan arrives and asks for a word with Sue in her office, Sue sighs heavily and follows Susan inside.
In Susan's office, Brad and Susan confront Sue about why she didn't send the petition out. Sue thinks it is a waste of time and energy as if the Board of Education have made up their mind then there isn't much they can do. She also thinks Jayden will do much better in the private school system as he won't be a victim of prejudice there and she also says the teaching staff at Eden Hills would be of a much higher standard. Sue doesn't see the point in supporting something that is going to fail. While Brad and Susan stare in disbelief, Sue strides out the office and down the corridor, shouting ‘let's go' as Jayden follows her.
Amy tells Paul she should have listened to him, to Kyle, to her gut. Paul tells her about Liam wanting an advance on his payment to pay off Sam, if he had given him it then Jimmy might be okay. Amy says that Sam swears he hasn't taken Jimmy. She says Liam has disappointed her plenty of times before but she always thought he was a good person deep down. She can't believe he stole the benefit money and she doesn't know what she'll tell Toadie and Sonya. She thinks she's such an idiot for believing in Liam when everyone was warning her about him, and is appalled that Liam put Jimmy in danger for the sake of his business. Amy tearfully says that Jimmy's heart will be broken when he finds out what his dad did. She wonders where Jimmy is, Paul hugs her as she cries on his shoulder.
Steph asks Kyle if there is any news. Kyle shows Steph Jimmy's drawing of the zombie bunker that he was designing, Kyle found it on the ground and is taking it to the police station. Steph had talked to Jimmy about the bunker earlier when Jimmy asked her where she would hide. She looks thoughtfully and then says she's got to get going. She rushes off and says she'll speak to Kyle later. Kyle looks suspicious, before heading into the police station.
While Amy and Sonya chat in the background, Mark tells Paul and Daniel that Sam's alibi is watertight. Mark will now get Amy to file a missing person's report.
Amy promises to pay Sonya back the stolen benefit money but Sonya says not to worry about it, they just need to find Jimmy, that's the most important thing. Amy hears Mark and Paul talking about Liam and joins them. Mark says that Liam is in custody for the theft of the benefit money and for breaking into Harold's. Apparently he wrote ‘homewrecker' on the wall to throw the police off the scent, and he took Amy's key to get in. He was planning on robbing the till to pay the Rebecchi's back some of the money. Mark asks for a list of who Jimmy has been with, and Paul immediately suggests Steph, claiming she's the obvious suspect. Daniel says he ran into Steph earlier and she was acting a bit weird, defensive and agitated. Mark asks Daniel where he last saw Steph.
Erinsborough High School
Steph walks into the corridor and calls out Jimmy's name. She says it's okay and he can come out now, it's only her.
- Kyle has told the cops that Steph has been acting weird.
- Steph searches the High School for Jimmy.
- Piper suggests that Steph would take Jimmy and get out of Erinsborough.
- Sonya runs out of a burning building, screaming for help.