Tom defends a man who steals to please his dying daughter and Alex struggles with the emotions raised by fatherhood, while someone is firing shots at the police on the streets.
Tom faces mortality and a young boy shows him how to take life's blows.
Tom's mysterious disappearance from Mt Thomas and his replacement by Inspector Falcon-Price complicate Amy's investigation into a brutal home invasion and assault.
Joss gets the gambling bug when he and Kelly apprehend a pickpocket and a grateful punter gives him a winning tip at a picnic race meeting; Tom is forced to accept help from good friends as he convalesces from his cancer operation.
Alex is left fighting for his life in hospital when an escaping offender attacks him with a knife. As Tom struggles back to work against doctor's orders, Inspector Falcon-Price seizes his chance to prove he isn't fit for duty by ordering him out on the road as Divisional Patrol Supervisor.
Kelly finds herself drawn to attractive young lawyer, David Murray, but is furious when he defeats her in court, allowing an accused arsonist to walk free. Joss receives a surprise visit from his mother, who is concerned about all the money he has been splashing around lately.
Kelly thinks Joss has lost his nerve when he fails to bail her out during two police incidents. She confronts Joss, but he stonewalls her leaving it up to Alex to try and find out just what's wrong. Kelly falls for a lawyer until he crosses an ethical line.
Snr Sgt Tom Croydon knows he should be looking after his own health and renewing ties with his estranged family, but he's distracted when disgraced former constable Adam Cooper arrives in town and makes serious criminal accusations against him.