When Brad disappears for the day, Ned is further convinced that he is cheating on Lauren with Terese. He confides in Piper and then confronts Brad, who refuses to explain himself. Meanwhile, Ned continues to be drawn closer to Lauren, who convinces him to stay in Erinsborough.

John asks Karl to try and access his past using hypnotherapy. But when he’s confronted with visions of flames, Karl is forced to snap John out of it. Completely unaware of what’s happened, Paige asks John out on a date – but he’s freaked out by the hypnotherapy session, and rejects her…

It’s Xanthe’s 16th Birthday and Aaron’s determined to make her party the social event of the year. But when Sheila goes to court and gets off with a fine, Alison’s mum decides on a revenge plan – a rival party that results in Xanthe’s event being a total fail. Determined not give up, Xanthe asks Angus to help her make her birthday memorable…