has the rug pulled from under her when she discovers Rick
is the one who emptied the bank accounts. And she’s not sure what to make of his tales of the ill-fated property development get-rich-quick-scheme, which involves colourful business identity, Mario Maguire.
Kate’s still reeling from seeing Rick with another woman and finds it hard to believe his plea of innocence, even when he drags her to the jeweller to prove he purchased the engagement ring specifically for her.
Distraction comes in the form of mobile merc agent, Matt Sloane, who she hires for a quick job to install surveillance cameras in a warehouse. Conflict arises when Matt, who’s spent too long working solo, isn’t about to take direction from Kate or finish the job as quickly as she wants. However, his unorthodox ways will help uncover the culprits in the workplace theft case, along with a secret affair.
Chad discovers the thrill of the chase when he has serial debtor, Minnie Smith in his sights. But she gets the better of him, again. While Chad doesn’t succeed in serving Minnie, he does succeed in taking her out for dinner, where he discovers a belly dancer, who looks a lot like the workers’ compensation claimant he has had under surveillance.
Lily offers sisterly support for Kate, but her advice about calling on Jim and Claire for help is not appreciated. When Kate misses Emma’s grand final game she has a heart to heart with her father. It’s not the whole truth (about Rick and the money) but it’s enough for Jim to encourage her and Emma to move back home. Claire’s not thrilled about the lack of consultation by Jim – but what does it matter, they’ll be off on their boat trip soon anyway…