Charlie scours the beach with other officers for signs of any more hypodermic needles. Meanwhile, people are praising Penn for being such a great support for Nicole. But John and Alf are disappointed when Penn calls the press, who jump on the needle story.

John and Alf decide they need to come up with a plan to get Summer Bay some positive publicity. Angelo, however, is enjoying being interviewed by the local press, and relishing the opportunity to plug his restaurant.

Ruby is trying to think of the best birthday present she can get Charlie. She approaches Indi about buying some alcohol from Angelo’s, as she thinks it would make a good gift. Despite some reservations about selling alcohol to someone underage, Indi believes Ruby wants to give it as a present and agrees to sell Ruby the alcohol.

Liam is concerned for Ruby after her night of binge drinking a little while ago. Ruby assures Liam that it was only one night. Nonetheless, he decides to tell Charlie about it and a concerned Charlie approaches her daughter. Ruby promises it won’t happen again, but then Charlie sees Indi giving Ruby a bottle of booze. Charlie assumes the worst and thinks Ruby is drinking again.

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