Matt tries to reason with Brad about the lawsuit against Mason, but Brad refuses to listen as Josh is discharged. At home, Imogen tells Josh that Amber has been nominated for a photographic award and annoyed that his girlfriend is enjoying the limelight, he gives Amber a lukewarm response to the news. Later, Josh discovers his sponsor has published a photo of him with the headline “Shattered Dreams”.
Back at work, Terese cannot stand the sight of a fit and healthy Mason and offers him a promotion if he’s prepared to go to Lassiters Darwin. In fact, she’ll make sure the lawsuit is dropped if he accepts. Lauren confronts Terese and the two mothers go head to head.
Josh accompanies Amber and her family to the awards ceremony, but sinks further into an emotional abyss. When she is announced as the winner, the pressure becomes too much for him. Elated by her newfound success, Amber looks across expecting to see her boyfriend’s smiling face, only to find his seat empty and Josh walking out the door.
Crazy in love, Imogen and Mason make out while Brad and Terese are at the hospital visiting Josh. Given the Turners and the Willises are at war, the couple keep their budding romance a secret.