resolved on protecting Jim
and not revealing that Rick
has emptied the agency’s business accounts, and that they’ve have broken up. But boy is it hard keeping a secret from her family, especially when Rick’s
still the golden boy in their eyes.
So when Jim invites Rick to dinner and Kate hears her parents ask him to be their executor and express their warm faith in him, it’s more than she can take. Her resolve to keep the situation secret crumbles and the truth explodes out in a less than ideal way...
Meanwhile, the agency is short-staffed so Kate asks Matt to again help her on a case involving uncovering the truth about an elderly couple’s death in a car accident. Matt’s a hard worker but he’s arrogant and he delights in rubbing Kate up the wrong way – so not what she needs right now! Not when she’s also dealing with Rick, who’s hassling to come back to Sapphire. He’s determined to redeem himself and pay back the money.
Kate refuses, but when Rick reminds her he’s actually a major partner in the agency, she has no choice but to let him come back to work. When he gets there, Rick’s not too happy that she’s employed this Matt guy. For one thing, he’s another wage to pay, and for another…Rick himself would like to be working closely with Kate!
Without telling her, Rick pulls Matt off the case, and takes it over. When Kate finds out she’s furious that Rick’s over-ruled her, and she asks Matt to join Sapphire permanently.
As for Chad, he’s hot on the trail of sexy serial debtor Minnie Smith whilst been chased by a massive dog – all while learning to Rumba-cise.
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…