Ben’s returned to stay with the Kennedys and asks Susan for help to improve his grades – he intends to be far more conscientious this time round. However, he hasn’t reckoned on meeting Xanthe. From the minute she sets eyes on him, she’s smitten and becomes a disruptive influence, much to the Kennedys’ dismay.

Piper texts Tyler who drops everything, and comes to pick her up, delivering her home to a grateful Terese. Later, Tyler checks in with Terese and witnesses Brodie’s desperate plea for forgiveness. When Terese orders him out, Tyler offers to check the power board at Lassiter’s but, as he does so, Brodie is lurking in the shadows…

Frustrated by Mark’s obsession with doing the right thing, Steph comes clean and reveals who sold her the stolen alcohol – exposing herself to possible recriminations. Mark acts on the tip-off but, when Steph reveals that graffiti was sprayed on the motel, he realises the risk she took in giving up the information – their bond is stronger than ever.