Saturday, January 24 at 10.00pm
Grace and Stevie are surprised when Jaz rides up on Annie to help move some cattle. Annie’s a show-jumper – it’s not as if he can suddenly transform herself into a working horse. But Jaz is confident she can retrain Annie. She’s been working on her aversion to hay bails and demonstrates that she can keep her under control. Grace and Stevie agree to give Annie a go, but as soon as they start moving the cattle Annie gets spooked and drives two cows into a steep ditch, seriously injuring them. Stevie has to point out to Jaz they Annie is a liability to Drovers and that she needs to use the brumby they have trained for stock work. They can’t afford to lose any more stuff ups. A devastated Jaz takes exiled Annie to the back paddock to retire her but it’s too much for Jaz, she can’t leave Annie out there. So she decides that she will secretly work on Annie to get to the bottom of why she is spooked. Ben helps her along the way. But after a big fall, Jaz decides that it’s not fair on her or Annie to continue with the work. But Ben works with Jaz to discover that it’s cloth fluttering in the breeze that has been triggering Annie’s skittishness. Armed with this knowledge, Jaz realises that although she wants Annie to be with her, she is a jumper and not a stock horse and that they can live their lives separately. If you love something, set it free.
Grace, meanwhile, finds herself training some city police in stock identification. In the process, Grace learns that some of their newly arrived cattle have dodgy identification tags. Rather than tell the police, Grace decides to get to the bottom of this herself. She confronts the farmer who sold Drovers the cattle, only to find that one of the policemen has followed her and luckily is on hand to arrest the irate farmer. The stolen cattle racket foiled, Paul, the charming and handsome detective, drops back to Drovers to take Grace’s statement. But Paul, it seems, turns out to be Ingrid’s abusive husband. He must have tracked her down. Ingrid hides out in the shearer’s quarters. But finally Ingrid is forced to confront Paul. He agrees to leave Drovers, but clearly Ingrid hasn’t seen the last of him.
Moira is recovering from her recent miscarriage. Her relationship with Phil has been thrown into an awkward limbo where neither is speaking about their loss. Moira feels guilty that she lost the baby because she wasn’t ready to be a mother again and Phil is trying to be stoic for Moira’s sake. But when Moira finds a list of baby names in Phil’s handwriting in the bin she is sure that he blames her for losing the baby. Misunderstandings escalate and Moira asks Phil to move out. It’s only when Moira and Phil finally start to talk to each other that the healing begins. Together they bury a small box containing the list of baby names and the baby booties.