Despite a troubled past relationship and a dark secret that bonds them, Robin and Johnno are growing closer than ever. Robin's mother warns her against dating him but refuses to explain why. Robin can only assume it stems from fear of his father, Matt, who is busy sending thugs into the bush to find Tui. Robin and Johnno follow the hunters and discover evidence that sends shockwaves through the investigation. Robin returns home buoyed at last by a new optimism, but she is greeted by heart-breaking news. Meanwhile, Tui's mute friend is found stealing under suspicious circumstances. After being arrested and interrogated, his bizarre behavior causes another ripple in the investigation.