Georgia is delighted her favourite cousin Gem has arrived in town although Kyle is thrown, having met her when she was pretending to be ‘Ursula’. But seeing Gem’s embarrassment, he agrees to keep her earlier ruse a secret from Georgia. An unsuspecting Georgia moves Gem into Toadie’s house and begs her to get a job and stay permanently. Gem agrees, and when Toadie reveals Gem’s sad past to Sonya, Sonya vows to help in any way she can.
When Erinsborough High’s Biology teacher unexpectedly quits, Susan’s relieved to quickly find a candidate for the position in Gem. Unfortunately, a nervous Gem fluffs her interview and Susan tells Karl she’s reluctant to hire her.
But when Toadie inadvertently pressures Susan to give Gem the job, Susan’s torn, knowing that Gem might not be the right candidate.
Paul blames Mason when a hotel guest cuts her stay short, convinced Mason has had ‘inappropriate dealings’ with her. When Kate helps prove his innocence, Mason takes it as a sign she still has feelings for him. He decides to make one final grand declaration of his love in an effort to win her back.