Monday 16 September
Sid’s surprised to see Casey in such a changed mood, which Indi credits to his move to the caravan park. Hearing this, Sid thinks a change of scenery might be good for him as well as Casey, and Indi realises he's still considering the position at the Flying Doctors. Sid tells Sasha that if he did take the job he’d want her to come to Broken Hill with him.
Unfortunately, Casey’s happiness is a façade. He's drinking heavily to deal with the grief of losing Tamara, and is also avoiding a deeply concerned Brax. Determined to reach out to his brother, Brax enlists Indi's help to organise for Casey to train him at the gym so they can have a heart-to-heart. Brax tells him Tamara didn’t leave town, and Casey pretends he doesn’t care. However, alone in the caravan, Casey listens to a voice message that Tamara left telling him she loves him.
Sasha and Spencer’s love bubble is burst when Maddy arrives. She wants to apologise for her behaviour the night before, but quickly realises that Sasha and Spencer have slept together. Mortified, she runs off. Spencer goes after her, leaving Sasha annoyed that her boyfriend is still so invested in his ex.
Meanwhile, Harvey, Roo and Alf discuss the hardships of raising kids. Roo wishes she could fix all of Maddy’s problems for her, and Alf agrees he knows the feeling. As they’re talking, a familiar face drives into Summer Bay...
Tuesday 17 September
Alf is overjoyed when he sees Sally back in Summer Bay. He’s also delighted to see her young daughter Pippa and is quick to share the news of her return with the other excited residents. The one person who seems taken aback is Roo. When Harvey challenges her reaction, she's forced to admit that Sally is Alf’s ‘golden girl’ who makes her feel like the nightmare teenager all over again.
Sally ruffles Roo’s feathers further by bonding with Maddy. When Sally confronts Roo about her behaviour she apologises, revealing her insecurities. The two women decide to make more of an effort with each other, but Roo clocks that Sally seems to be hiding something and speculates that she has an ulterior motive for returning to the Bay.
Zac’s distressed that Bianca hasn’t arranged for Holly to be transferred from his class yet, particularly as she continues to harass him at school. She reminds him that all he has to do to make the cops go away is sleep with her. He makes it clear that he’d never lay a hand on her, and Holly runs away, upset. Bianca witnesses this and realises there may be more at play than first realised. Zac finally tells Bianca about Holly’s proposition, and the two acknowledge that this girl does not take well to rejection. Later, Zac gets a worrying phone call from a distressed Holly and finds her at a cliff edge.
Despite Maddy’s unhappiness, Sasha and Spencer are enjoying each other’s company, and they agree to try harder to fix things. Sasha reaches out to Maddy, revealing her own experience as the third wheel of a love triangle. Maddy says this makes Sasha’s behaviour worse, since she must understand how much she's hurting. Tired of being caught up in this awkward love triangle, will Sasha decide to leave the Bay with her dad after all?
Wednesday 18 September
As Zac tries to talk her away from the cliff edge, Holly makes it clear she only wants one thing from him. He maintains he cares about her, but Holly’s distraught when he refuses to say he loves her. Zac frantically tries to get to the bottom of her distress, asking her if things are bad at home.
Meanwhile, Bianca looks through Holly’s records for signs of abuse at home, and finds out some serious information. After speaking to Zac, Bianca races to help, while he fishes for information on Holly’s home life. Holly thinks her father no longer loves her. After this admission, Zac gets her safely away from the edge and she collapses into his arms. Holly’s sorry for what she’s done to Zac’s reputation and promises to recant her lies.
Later, Bianca and Zac blame themselves for not guessing Holly’s predicament earlier. Zac was so concerned about his own reputation and job he feels he didn’t take enough time to think of why Holly was framing him. However, he and Bianca are relieved when Holly admits everything to the police, and now she can get the help she needs.
Roo’s still convinced that something’s up with Sally, but Alf’s not interested in her hypothesising. While Roo’s canvassing Irene and Marilyn for their take on things, Alf shuts her down, maintaining that Sally wouldn’t upend her child and travel across the world for something so flimsy.
Sally meets her first River Boy when Darcy and Pippa play together, and Heath tells her his fiancé is school principal. Later, after an extensive tour of the Bay, Sally takes Pippa to her old house, where to their surprise they find Heath and Darcy again. It looks as though Pippa’s made a friend. Heath’s bemused that the girls are now fast friends, and Sally reveals the house has a strong emotional tie for her. At home Pippa shows her exhaustion by dropping her plate. Sally reacts explosively, and Alf finally realises something might be wrong in Sally’s life. When he seeks her out, she tearfully admits that Pippa is dying.
Thursday 19 September
Sally reveals she hasn’t told Pippa about her illness yet, and that she’s come back to Summer Bay to be with the people that she loves. The rest of the family are shocked to hear about Pippa’s disease, as Sally realises she needs to speak to Leah. As Leah is the surrogate mum, she may carry the symptoms that lay dormant in Pippa for years. When Sally breaks the news to her, Leah keeps it from VJ, who could also be affected by Pippa’s diagnosis. However, Leah pulls VJ out of school to get tested for Mitochondrial Disease.
Jett overhears that Leah’s taking VJ to the hospital and, worried, he rushes to VJ’s house. They both share what they know – the adults are acting strangely - and can't help worrying VJ is sick. Leah allays their fears, saying his medical was due to them being overseas for so long. Jett and VJ bond over the health scare and are friends again, forgetting their fight over Nina. Sid alerts Sally to the Mayo Clinic, an experimental clinic in the States that could possibly help Pippa, but it is very expensive. Sally doesn’t care about the cost – she now has a bit of hope.
Casey’s still struggling to comprehend the end of his relationship with Tamara, who’s moved on with Kyle. As a guilt-ridden Tamara contemplates leaving town again, Kyle takes it out on Casey and pushes him to breaking point. The pair start fighting, and when Tamara sees this she’s disgusted with both of them. She confronts Casey and asks him to back off, being brutally honest about her feelings. Tamara and Kyle’s relationship is now under strain because of Casey, and Tamara wonders whether she should just walk away.
Sid breaks it to his family that he and Sasha are going to Broken Hill, and now Dex and April are faced with the difficult decision of whether they should stay in Summer Bay or go with them. Dex insists he’s staying with April, no matter what, so what will she decide?
Friday 20 September
Sasha reveals that she’s leaving because of her hesitance to be part of another love triangle. She cares for Spencer, but she blames herself for how complicated things became after she slept with him. As Indi insists that Sasha should stay, it becomes clear that she isn't the only Walker questioning the move: Dex, too, worries about whether he and April should go to Broken Hill. It all seems overwhelming, and Indi’s disappointed that she’ll be the only Walker left. April tries to feel upbeat about it, but Irene guesses that she won’t go in the end – her life is here. April sees the light and agonises over how to tell Dex that she doesn’t want to leave.
The whole town turns out for the farewell party. When Dex admits to him that he can’t go to Broken Hill, Sid reveals he never expected him to give up his life here. As John blusters on with his farewell speech, April and Dex are finally on the same page. Sasha, however, is sad to find out they’re not going with her. The next day the community shows up to see off Sid and Sasha, even though Spencer can’t bring himself to show up. The pair of them head off for their future in Broken Hill. Meanwhile, Dex and Indi are already arguing about who gets the master bedroom.
Things are strained between Kyle and Tamara, with Kyle still struggling to make a choice between the girl he loves or the brother he always wanted. Brax warn Kyle that Casey won’t forgive him any time soon, so he shouldn’t mess Tamara around. Meanwhile, Tamara's having a friendly chat with Ricky when she experiences a flashback of Ricky screaming at Adam. Tamara goes straight to April, who believes Ricky is a trigger for her memory returning.
At Sid’s farewell party, Kyle walks out after hearing Brax and Sid talk about the importance of family. Brax follows Kyle and makes him realise that he can’t be Casey’s brother and date Tamara. But he can relate to Kyle, as Casey’s angry at him right now for dating Ricky. Kyle chooses Tamara, despite the way it hurts Casey. Ricky and Brax sneak out of the party and are in a good place for the first time since Adam. But their happiness is punctured when Brax is served – he has to appear in court to testify against Ricky.