Susan and Karl are left reeling when Ben confesses to accidentally starting the school fire. The reality of what he’s done hits home when Mark arrests him. Libby will return from China to take him home, other than returning for court appearances. The pressure of knowing she’s also responsible for the fire becomes too much for Piper and she confesses to Lauren, who tells her to tell her parents no matter how difficult it will be. But Piper cannot face it and does a runner instead – and Ben decides to go with her.
When Steph learns that Vanessa is staying at the Rebecchis, she wishes she could have the chance to apologise in person. Sonya’s attitude to Steph has turned a corner and she offers to ask Vanessa if she’d be happy to talk with Steph. Steph is grateful and then delighted when Vanessa agrees to see her, but while she waits, she’s rattled by a call – can it really be her son Charlie, calling to say he misses her?