Heidi questions her decision-making when she becomes involved in a custody dispute. And Bingo trusts an old school mate – at considerable cost.
Heidi questions her instincts when a woman she saves from her furious ex-husband turns out to be the one in the wrong in a bitter custody dispute. Heidi was so sure the woman was calm, sane and in the right… until she clocked Heidi over the head with a rock and disappeared in the bush with the two kids. After much drama, the woman is located. To everyone’s relief the kids are safely returned to their dad. Despite everyone’s warnings not to get involved, Heidi wants to understand the woman’s extreme actions, but when she gets no satisfaction she does as she’s advised by Vince and lays an assault charge against the woman.
Jordan’s concern for the injured Heidi is overshadowed by the presence of Heidi’s chopper partner Mack. But Jordan believes he’s got an ace up his sleeve; Coldplay tickets should impress Heidi more than anything Mack has to offer. But before he can give them to her they are distracted by other dramas.
First it’s dealing with the repercussions of an early morning rescue. Bingo’s ex school captain and all round footy hero nearly dies when he’s popped in the boot of a car in a scrap metal yard by his mates. But Leroy turns out to be unsquashable and becomes Bingo’s new best mate.
Bingo loves being one of the boys in Leroy’s cool crowd, lending him more and more money until everyone finally realises what’s going on here. Chronic gambler Leroy was put in the boot as a threat by his mate Rhino to try and get his money back. Now Bingo is well in the hole financially, and it’s Chase who helps him get his money back.
Then the custody issue comes back to bite Heidi in the butt. When RSO is called to a kid trapped in a car in a dam they realise it’s one of the two children they rescued earlier. Dad isn’t as innocent as he appears and has fled the country with the other boy. Suddenly everyone realises the woman’s fears her husband would try to take the children overseas were justified. Now, however, Heidi’s assault charge against her will mean she is unlikely to get the kidnapped child back. And then the kicker; the eldest boy reveals it was he who hit Heidi with the rock, not his mother. Clearly she is protecting the boy.
But now it’s all too late. Heidi can’t reason her way through the mess of decisions that lead to this point.
It’s Jordan who points out that Heidi’s instincts about the woman were right all the time: You can’t hold yourself responsible for every result, all you can do is follow your instincts. Ironically, it’s this advice that prompts Heidi to accept a date with Mack, leaving Jordan on the ground, having left his run too late.