When Conrad’s (Daniel Lissing) assault brief comes across Tracey’s (Jeanette Cronin) desk, Richard is questioned about what he knows about it. He realises the implications of his and Tatem’s (Indiana Evans) lie, and has to tell her what’s happened. She is devastated!
Janet (Marta Dusseldorp) and Lina (Andrea Demetriades) are told that Max Gardiner has been found dead and that Sean has confessed to killing him to protect their new baby. Virginia (Sacha Horler) begs for Janet’s help to keep Sean out of jail, and Janet promises to ensure charges against Sean don’t proceed. But the autopsy results take that decision out of her hands.
Still on her crusade, Miriam Mansie (Helen O’Connor) puts pressure on David (Lewis Fitz-Gerald) to retire, but Janet believes he should release the Quinn tapes to clear his name. But after much soul searching, David destroys the tapes for the sake of Quinn’s daughters, and decides to take some long overdue leave.
He appoints Tony (Peter Kowitz) to take over, and immediately Tony destroys Tracey’s whiteboard and suggests she return to work as an advocate. After consoling each other, former antagonists Tracey and Tatem go out to drown their sorrows, where Tatem and Richard’s estrangement takes an unexpected turn.
When Erin (Ella Scott Lynch) arrives for what she thinks is an exit interview, she is offered her job back. Unable to decide, she returns later to pick up a promised reference, and finds Janet is in labour. With Ash (Aimee Pedersen) un-contactable, Erin has no choice but to stay with Janet through the birth of the twins.