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When Alistair sees a man bullying his son, he wants to intervene. Alistair also feels anger towards his own father. Since he's twigged about William's affair with Louise, he feels he was dragged back to Bassett under false pretences. He feels sucked in badly, but unable to confront his feelings with William.
Meanwhile, the psych survivors have a house, but hit a rock in the form of the council rezoning plans. William assures Gabrielle and supporters that things will work out, but Gabrielle doesn't trust William.
One of the most vocal opponents of the psych survivors' house is Malcolm Sweet, councillor and sporting goods salesman. Malcolm's kid is admitted with concussion. Because Alistair saw Malcolm bully his son earlier and the kid has old bruising, Alistair is worried. But he also starts to suspect the kid may have some kind of disorder. He discusses his concerns with Malcolm's estranged wife, Sheryn. The conclusion she draws from their conversation is not what Alistair intended.
Ken serves a protection order on Malcolm, which suggests he's a danger to his son. News of this undermines his position on council. Malcolm hits the roof. While William admits Malcolm's troubles are politically convenient, he is concerned that Alistair may be fuelling false accusations. Being used and undermined by William makes Alistair furious, but he can see no way to change the dynamic of years.
Then continuing conflict between the Sweet parents causes Aidan to take extreme action and hole up in the backroom of the shop - with all the guns. Alistair intervenes and finally makes his diagnosis of Aidan - ADHD. When he is proved right, William uses this to try and lobby Malcolm into changing his position on the rezoning issue.
In the end, Malcolm abstains, and the psych survivors get the go head. William finally offers some crumbs of appreciation to Alistair, which prevents any further discussion.
Kieran Masefield's son is night bedwetting. He brings him to Nicky for treatment. Nicky quickly realises the problem is psychological - Taylor is upset that he is not seeing his mother Amanda, who is still in Base Hospital. Kieran resents Nicky's opinion, but when she finds Taylor running away from school sports with wet pants, she takes action. She takes him to visit his mother. This gets a bad reaction from Kieran, but he is pulled up when he discovers that his daughter is also upset about the lack of contact. Kieran admits that he hates his wife, and also that he likes Nicky. Nicky's taken aback.
Enid is teaching herself to drive in order to be able to care for Arthur at home and maintain her independence. Ken, Louise and Wayne have their doubts about this and are trying to persuade her to consider moving to a rest home. When she calls Louise on her patronising attitude, Louise offers genuine assistance. Enid is moved.