Spontaneous, audacious Tess meets reticent, stubborn Claire when the half-sisters are reunited by their father Jack's recent death and an "odd couple" situation is born. A simple mistake by Tess leads to Claire making some difficult decisions.
It's shearing time and one of the men arrives with a reputation as a killer. Tess witnesses strange goings on and uncovers a secret, as Claire struggles to maintain her authority over the shearers, desperate to meet the deadline for selling her wool.
Jealousies arise as Claire competes in the rodeo while Nick and Alex compete for Tess's attention. Becky's reputation lands her in serious trouble, and the two sisters forget their differences and come to the rescue.
When Claire buys a pen of undernourished sheep from the stock sales, Tess questions her judgment. The truck transporting them breaks down, leaving the girls to drove the ailing sheep home on foot. Jodi's exam results bring a surprise conclusion.
Tess's confidence is shaken when she falls from her horse. She wonders if she truly belongs at Drover's Run, but finds her skill as a rider when Claire is in need. Claire makes her toughest decision since Jack's death.
A feral bull is wreaking havoc on Drover's Run, and Harry Ryan uses the opportunity to stake his own claim on the girls' property despite Alex's opposition.
A steamy night gives away Meg's secret lover, and Claire puts her life on the line against a wild stallion that comes in the night to steal her prized mare.
Tess puts herself in danger when she comes between a dangerous wild boar and Claire's beloved cattle dog.
Emotional and traumatic events of past and present return to haunt the lives of the women of Drovers Run.
Meg struggles to cope with the reality of Jodi's coming of age and during the ensuing surprise party relationships are put to the test.
Tess learns the impenetrable rules of what to say and not to say in the country and an innocent remark re open a very ugly wound, which divides the Ryan brothers.
When the McLeods' neighbour, Bill Tilson decides to sell up and move to the city, Claire sees the precariousness of her own situation on Drover's Run. Meg meanwhile is preparing to make her annual tomato chutney. Despite her best efforts it tastes awful and she doesn't understand why.
Cattle duffers working in the district. Killarney has been struck and a flock of Claire's sheep have gone missing. The arrival of Senior Constable Cook to inform Claire the sheep have been found in the national park puts the wind up Becky and Jodi who suspect he knows more than he's saying about Becky's altercation with Brian.
The sudden death of local farmer Max Martin alarms Harry, prompting inner fears of his own mortality, and a sudden outward drive to defy whatever fate may have in store by pursuing instant and rapid expansion of his property. Meanwhile Claire and Tess come across an accident involving one of their own with dramatic consequences for the Ryans.
A good sale at the sheep sales and the girls are ready to celebrate. A night at the pub, a bit of Karaoke perhaps, all the signs of a great "Girls Night Out". But things don’t go as planned when it is revealed that the new barmaid, Kimmy, has been copping the same abuse Becky fell victim to at the hands of Brian. Resolving that something must be done, the decision is made to wait until closing and see if they can catch Brian fair and square.
Claire is finding it difficult to come to terms with Tess' new found relationship with Alex. Her dream of developing a quarter horse breeding program at Drover's Run looks as if it may be close to coming to fruition and she's using it as an excuse to push Tess away. Claire is about to achieve her dream, and wants Tess to have hers - that little cafe in Brunswick she used to talk about.
Love is in the air over Drovers Run. When Alberto, an itinerant, good looking young Italian rescues Jodi from a rampant steer she falls hopelessly in love with him.
Tess is obsessed with her new psychology theory - the three levels of why. But all the psychology in the world can't explain why Alex isn't as romantic as she would like him to be, why Becky and Jodi are at each other's throats, or why Loverboy - the bull Claire sells to Nick - keeps breaking out of Nick's yards and returning to Drovers Run.
Alex teases Tess about her new venture, a hemp crop. Becky gets a visit from Sean escaping another of their father's benders. Becky is secretly thrilled, seeing her chance to stop Sean going down the same path as Mark, her jailbird older brother.
Claire's relationship with Peter is deepening. They are spending virtually twenty-four hours a day together as they seek out horses for training, and the time spent together only confirms how much they are starting to feel for each other.
Meg's world is thrown into turmoil at the arrival of her first love, the man she gave her heart to and the man she's told everyone walked out on her. Kevin didn't walk out on Meg, he asked her to go with him and she refused. Jodi finds her dad simply delightful. As Meg and Kevin spend time together Meg remembers all the reasons she fell in love with Kevin in the first place.
As final preparations for the Miss Gungellan ball continue, Meg is faced with a difficult decision; to stay at the place she loves or to leave with the man she loves. Jodi is desperate to go with her father and is over the moon when Meg decides to take a chance for once in her life.
Claire and Peter appear to move one step closer to marriage when Peter holds a romantic dinner for her, presenting her with a valuable ruby pendant and declaring he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Meanwhile Becky plays detective and armed with a phone number, discovers what she vainly hoped was not true, that Peter is in fact married. She struggles with the problem of telling Claire, knowing it will destroy Claire's life.
With the drought continuing, and no money to buy feed or truck in water, Claire, Tess, and Nick join forces. Like the drovers of old, they take their amalgamated herds out on the Gungellan track. Meg is quietly delighted when the Ryans send Terry along to help and sees a chance to win him back from Jane. The attraction between Nick and Tess grows.
Everything from Drovers in stolen as Jodii and Craig are have a secret rendezvous in the spa. When Wilgul is burgled, Tess and Nick set a trap to catch the thieves.
Peter offers to stop Australian Bloodline's repossessing Drovers if Claire agrees to marry him. After rejecting Peter's deal, Claire takes him on in the Stockman's Challenge and falls. Her accident reveals her pregnancy and Alex claims paternity.
Claire arrives home and must face the truth about her baby's father. When Claire is picked up by Alex from hospital, her desire is to pick up her life where she left it. But hanging over her head is the lie she told months ago, that Alex is the father of her unborn child.
Claire and Alex's lie about the baby causes a major upset between the sisters. Claire is in control, or she thinks she is. She is limping around the farm, refusing help, ignoring her physiotherapy routines and keeping Tess at arms length.
Becky's search for Brick comes to an end while Jodi's dreams of a big wedding cause tension. Jodi is planning an elaborate wedding and Meg's right behind her. Initially, they don't notice that Alberto has reservations.
When Becky and Jake are forced to steal a horse, they find new depths to their relationship. Alex is dismayed when Claire starts buying up old nags from the saleyards to save them from going for dog food. This isn't a good investment in time or money for their horse training business. But Alex can't win with Claire at the moment.
When Becky and Jake are forced to steal a horse, they find new depths to their relationship. Alex is dismayed when Claire starts buying up old nags from the saleyards to save them from going for dog food.
Claire discovers a hidden treasure which brings back ghostly memories of her mother and unleashes a gnawing fear that she too will die in childbirth.
As Harry and Alex battle each other, Tess finds it hard to resist her attraction to Dave the vet.
Becky and Jake's relationship is tested when his real background is revealed, causing shock waves which impact on everyone at Drovers' Run.
The charade of being the father of Claire's baby is causing Alex problems especially when Sandra Kinsella appears on the scene.
When Jodi receives a chain letter, she tears it up and throws it away, and then misfortune strikes Drovers. Has she unleashed a curse?
Nick and Alex must face the awful truth of Harry’s new girlfriend whilst they argue over Harry’s proposal for a stock route through Drovers Run.
Min Min lights are seen by Claire and Tess over Drovers. Tess is determined to believe they are a good omen, but Claire, restless and uneasy in the last stages of pregnancy, insists they’re natural phenomena but trouble awaits.
It’s been a week since Baby McLeod was born, but she still remains nameless. Claire isn't too worried - she’ll know the right name when she thinks of it. But she is suffering a bad case of cabin fever as she struggles to balance motherhood with running Drovers.
Claire is having a naming ceremony for Charlotte Prudence McLeod with her friends and family when Peter arrives. Claire has written to him after the birth, telling him he is a father. Peter is justifiably angry. Not only did Claire and Alex lie to him as to who was the father, but Claire did not advise him until after the birth.
Meg is dedicating herself to her studies in order to prove herself at TAFE, and is thoroughly immersed in ‘Pride and Prejudice’. The misjudgements and misunderstandings of character that drive that classic echo through everyone’s dealings at Drovers Run.
Jodi is determined to succeed at the CFS training weekend despite feeling that Nick is not doing anything to help her. Her original enthusiasm is slowly destroyed as she is put through her paces and exhaustion sets in. A flirtation with another trainee, Toby, turns to animosity when she realises he does not want to be teamed up with a girl. She begins to feel that Nick is unfairly picking on her and pushing her to fail. Overnight she confides these feelings in Becky and Tess. Tess is quick to jump to Nick’s defence much to Dave’s bemusement. Becky gives a pep talk encouraging enough to propel her back to the second day of training determined to succeed.
Alex and Nick come to the rescue of an attractive woman named Ellie when her car breaks down on a country road. Almost instantly they're pitched into a competition to woo her, and the lead quickly shifts from one to the other as each shines with his own charm.
When Drovers is quarantined and the future of the stock placed under a cloud, true friends seem few and far between.
Vince, who is keen on Claire, convinces her to nominate for the vacant position on the Gungellan Farmer's Council. Tess volunteers herself as her campaign manager and speechwriter.
Claire and Alex are still in Melbourne with Charlotte, blissfully in love, and making plans to extend their stay another day. At Drovers, Tess and Dave are also happy and making plans for their wedding day. When Tess, in the shower, discovers a lump in her breast, she fears her mother's fate and goes into denial, telling no-one, not
The Young Farmer of the Year contest comes to Drovers Run, bringing difficult choices for both Claire and Becky about the men they love.
Drovers Run hosts the Regional Young Farmer of the Year Award, and Becky is surprised to learn that Jake has entered. He tells her he’s going to win her back. They compete neck and neck and slowly Becky is won over by his persistence and charm and the old spark between them returns. When Jake asks her to come and live with him on the property he’s leased, Becky is truly torn between the man she loves and Drovers Run.
Tess’s upcoming operation has thoughts of mortality creeping in and Tess begins to write a letter to Charlotte so that her niece can know her should Tess no longer be around. Claire reminiscences when an old friend turns up unexpectedly.
Claire’s death has everyone is dealing with it in their own way. Tess tries to keep her emotions in check, unable to deal with her grief and burdened by survivor’s guilt. A surprise visitor at Drovers Run helps Tess when she needs it most.
In the 2003 season finale, Tess is finding it tough going with Stevie. She's insolent and competitive and as far as Tess is concerned, not a team player. When a private investigator comes looking for Stevie, Tess is convinced she has something to hide. After being confronted by Tess, Stevie packs her bags but when Charlotte's life is threatened, Tess and Stevie must put aside their differences to save her.
A stolen horse, a raging bushfire, and Stevie defying orders push Tess to the limit now she is in charge of Drovers Run.
It’s high noon at Drovers when Tess and Stevie get caught in a sting by Sandra.
Sandra has a surprising solution when Alex and Nick face a heart wrenching decision, while Tess tackles her own problems with a charging bull and a gate.
Stevie uncovers a dying man's secret, and some secrets of her own are ready to rock Drovers Run.
Tess and Nick try to put their faltering relationship back on track, but there is an explosion that neither sees coming.
An old well on Drovers Run holds a forgotten secret for Tess, leading her to a devastating decision about the future. Myles and Aaron receive some surprising news.
Stevie's ex husband arrives at Drovers with some surprising news - their divorce never went through, he's here to win her back.
Tess trusts the wrong stranger and has to rescue Jodi from a dangerous situation.
Jodi battles with what seems like the biggest decision of her life after Kate Manfredi marches into Drovers Run, while Sandra's pregnancy causes more sorrow than joy.
The girls hit the road, decked out in their finest for a big night at the B & S ball, but Stevie has a secret agenda that the others are about to uncover.
When Stevie's daughter Rose arrives unannounced, life at Drovers is thrown into turmoil for everyone - and Stevie is faced with revealing the biggest secret of her life.
Stevie falls for the charismatic Kane, while Alex's growing friendship with him creates estrangement between the Ryan brothers.
Alex and Stevie’s friendship is put to the test when Kane comes between them.
Tess's plans to propose to Nick go haywire when Dave makes a discovery that threatens to derail the proposal permanently.
When Stevie's past catches up with her, she decides to run again - and this time she asks Kane to come with her.
Jodi's new position in the Country Fire Service is compromised when Luke becomes the prime suspect in a series of fires.
Nick and Tess approach the altar at last, but there’s family heartache to endure before any glimpse of a gold ring.
The Drovers girls have a tough time adjusting to Nick as the new 'Man of the House', and when Dave makes a career-threatening mistake, love, loyalty and family ties are called into question.
Past passions are whispering around the halls of Drovers Run as Tess's cousin Jasmine arrives with her father’s ashes and a few other skeletons besides.
Stevie suspects Kane's not as straight as he makes out, while more surprises from Sally are set to change Tess and Nick's lives forever.
Sally and her baby move into Wilgul with the help of Nick and Tess, who are trying to keep a sense of normality about the whole situation. Tess has to head back to Drovers Run to take part in a muster, and Nick leaves at the same time, in separate cars. When Nick gets a call from Sally back at Wilgul to help her with the hot water, he heads back, leaving Tess with a sense of foreboding.
The passionate, stubborn side of Dave is exposed when he stumbles across an injured horse and believes he has found a descendent, a Waler, of the first settlement horses.
In taking it back to its owner, Jeremy Quaid, who is running for pre-selection in the area, Dave discovers other Walers and is appalled to find they have been neglected. Quaid goes into damage control mode and immediately lies about his intentions, fobbing Dave off with a story about a vet friend who is there from interstate and will be looking after the Walers. As soon as Dave reluctantly leaves, Quaid orders his manager, Tim, to take the horses into remote scrub and shoot them.
Incapacitated by an injured foot, a bored Stevie has become addicted to the two-way radio. What was supposed to be a way of her keeping in touch around the farm has become an opened Pandora's Box. If she isn't bossing Kate like Big Brother, she's snooping on the conversations of everybody from South Gungellan to West Fisher. When she overhears Renegade, a two-way radio romeo, doing his line with other females, Stevie can't help but get on the air and give him a serve. He suggests she meet him for a date She has no intention of doing so but circumstances conspire to place her in the pub when he's there—they meet, and sparks do fly. He seems to be good fun and good looking!
When Kate organizes a reunion walk of the high school hiking club, she isn’t prepared for the old feelings it’s about to stir up. Jodi isn’t thrilled to see her nemesis, Natalie, again, but it’s Kate herself who’s in for a shock when her first love and ex student-teacher, Daniel Ponter, arrives.
Sandra is at loggerheads with Alex over the running of Killarney, and, hurt by being overlooked by Harry, finds fault with everything Alex does, including his decision to agist Drovers Run cattle on Killarney. When she complains to Harry, he dismisses her concerns, making it clear that Alex is in charge. This leaves her seething, and quietly plotting revenge.
Jodi is excited about her growing love for Luke, unaware that at the same time he is making a deal with a local criminal to deliver stolen cigars. Luke is forced to transfer the contraband to the back of Stevie’s ute and she unwittingly takes off with it before Luke can stop her.
When Stevie discovers the cigars she burns them immediately. Kate and Stevie are put in the uncomfortable position of keeping this mess from Tess. And Stevie, her own relationship with a Morgan not far from her mind, clashes with Jodi over Luke—he’s no good as far as Stevie is concerned. When Luke finds out the cigars are gone he knows he is in trouble—he now owes eight grand to Rick Burns. Luke promises a concerned Jodi that he will extricate himself from the criminal’s grasp, but his problems escalate and he becomes trapped in the criminal web.
Working in the new wildlife corridor, Stevie notices a beautiful horse amongst a herd of Brumbies. When Tess points out that the horse is Phoenix, Blaze’s foal, Stevie decides to bring Phoenix home, despite Tess’ misgivings.
Dave and Regan’s flirtation steps up a level, when Dave offers to help cure her of her animal phobia. Kate’s attitude towards Dave’s new love interest is starting to drive Jodi mad. Concerned for her friend’s niggling jealousy, she kindly hints to Kate to get and grip and move on from her crush on the handsome vet.
Drovers and Killarney are in a state of flux, if not panic, with the imminent departure of Tess and Nick. While Tess is busy handing over the reins to Stevie, Rob Shelton arrives at Killarney. Rob is Killarney’s new overseer: clean cut and well mannered, if a little reserved. He’s not Alex’s first choice and Alex’s opinion seems confirmed when Rob fails to bond over a beer and generally keeps to himself.
Kate's grandmother, the powerful matriarch of the Manfredi family, is on her way to Drovers Run and Kate is mortified. She is forced to come clean to her friends - she has been exaggerating parts of her life to her grandmother, implying that she is the boss of Drovers and that she has is practically engaged to the local vet.
Rose, who adores her grandparents, is curious to know why Stevie won't mend her long estrangement from them. What did she do that was so bad that she never spoke to her own parents again? When Rose's enquiries are deflected, she snoops around to find something that will fill in the blanks. Caught off guard when Rose discovers a baby's hospital bracelet, Stevie tells a half-truth - she did have a baby, but she adopted it out. Rose is shocked, unable to understand how Stevie could be so callous as to give up her baby.
Outside appearances can be deciving. When a parachutist floats down from the sky onto Drovers Run, Kate is swept away. Patrick, Dave's fun loving adventurer brother, has taken a break from bungee jumping in Nepal to make a brotherly visit. Or at least, that's the cover story.
Jodi's world is turned upside down when she receives a birthday gift from the late Jack McLeod.
The gulf between Meg and Jodi widens when she learns that her mother's novel is based on real life… Jodi's own, to be precise. Dave is blackmailed by a student and has to fight to save his career.
Moira's prediction that a ringing bell will herald an accident for someone appears to be accurate as a series of near misses, all accompanied by a ringing bell of some sort, befall the residents of Drovers Run and Killarney.
A wave of mixed emotions washes over Drovers Run with the exciting return of Tess from Argentina. She has some unexpected news - Nick has been offered a fantastic promotion and the pair are considering moving to Argentina indefinitely. Stunned, everyone can hardly believe the news, but their shock is put on hold though when Tess suffers a series of mysterious collapses. Is it just jet lag as she suspects or something else entirely? And while still on the hunt for a sample of Jack's DNA, has Jodi finally found the right time she has been waiting for to let Tess know they may be sisters? All concerns are put aside with the joyous news that Tess' illness is not an illness at all - she's pregnant! Tess' happiness is short-lived though - a call comes from Argentina. A light plane Nick is travelling on has been reported missing. When the watch Tess has been wearing, Nick's watch, suddenly stops Tess can feel deep in her soul that something very, very bad is about to happen.
Tess has been holed up in her room since the news of Nick's death, and Alex and the Drovers women feel helpless, having tried everything to assist her in her grief. Jodi feels that learning she has a sister may help Tess but Stevie is adamant she must wait for the DNA results or risk yet more disappointment for Tess. Tess then surprises them all by suddenly reappearing, strong and composed, throwing herself back into work and declaring she wants to hold a party to celebrate Nick's life.
The girls decide to go along with whatever she wants, but Alex is thrown, apparently not needed for the role he wanted to play of comforter and protector. Of course this is largely because he himself is unable to deal with his own loss and after Tess points this out, he lashes out at Harry, blaming him for Nick's death. Sandra defends her husband, but later feels pushed aside when Sally and Harrison arrive and are doted on by Harry.
It's the morning after Nick's life celebration and Tess has thrown herself back into work. It's time to move on. But when Tess receives a letter from Nick—delayed by the international postal system—she realises she cannot put her past behind her so easily.
Meanwhile, Stevie is worried about Alex; he went a.w.o.l after the life celebration and hasn't been seen since. Despite making many enquiries, Stevie can find no trace of him. Her concern betrays her strong feelings for Alex—feelings she is finding it harder and harder to deny…
Over on Killarney, Sally and Sandra are bearing the brunt of Harry's controlling behaviour. Determined that the Ryan empire continue despite Nick's death, Harry quickly sets about organizing his grandson's future. Sally and Harrison are to stay on at Killarney under his watchful eye. Sally almost accepts his offer, but decides that her independence is more important than Harry's money and returns to Melbourne. But Sandra senses that Harry won't take Sally's 'no' for an answer…
Kate and Jodi are stepping on eggshells around Tess at the moment, and for Kate, Nick's death is uncharted territory. She's never known anyone who died before. And when a batch of newly born chicks dies on her watch she pours all her energy into saving the one surviving chick.
Tess finally gets the courage to read Nick's posthumous letter. From the letter, Tess draws the strength to emotionally welcome the new baby, and heads off to Fisher for an ultra sound, later delightedly announcing to the others that she's having a girl.
Alex and Sandra face death in a blazing inferno, while both Stevie and Tess are tormented by their dreams.
A week has passed since the fire and Alex's mysterious disappearance. Tess is starting to feel human again and is slowly feeling her way towards getting back to work on Drovers Run.
In the wake of the crop-dusting incident and the loss of organic status, Drovers has lost all its forward contracts for organic produce. With no cashflow they desperately need to find buyers for their livestock.
Just as Tess is slowly piecing her life together she receives a phone call that threatens to shatter it again. The Australian Embassy in Argentina advises her that Nick's remains will be repatriated and she will need to make funeral arrangements.
Tess's excitement about Nick's return is tempered by an underlying fear that it's all a dream. Stevie promises the nightmare will be over soon.
Tess learns Nick wants to return to Argentina, but can she ever leave Drovers again?
Jodi risks her life to save Rob from the man who wants him dead.
Dave's brother Patrick loses his sight in an unfortunate farming accident.
While going through Harry's personal effects, Alex uncovers some remarkable information about his father's past.
Kevin Fountain visits Drovers Run, and Jodi must tell him she's not his daughter.
On the eve of Fiona and Alex's wedding, Stevie discovers the bride is lying about her pregnancy
The new brumby-training forces Jodi and Steve to face a major crisis.
Kate discovers frightening evidence linking Stevie to Harry's death.
Tensions rise between the Drovers girls when Jodi is forced to make a farm decision based on the possibility that Stevie will go to jail.
Stevie's trial date is moved up, putting further pressure on Drover's Run to discover Harry's real murderer. Someone is leaving the gates open, and Fiona tries to integrate herself into the community.
Stevie's daughter Rose arrives to stay for a month for work-study, but her demeanor toward Stevie is frosty cold.
A celebration on the founding of Gungellan is being planned, and Jodi is determined to prove that the towns foremothers had a large part in history.
Stevie agrees to invite Rose's new boyfriend to dinner, having no idea that it's Leo.
When Alex returns from the city, Stevie fears he's changed his mind about leaving Fiona for her. Meanwhile, Patrick and Jodi battle it out over who knows Kate the best while the Boer goats behave strangely by refusing to drink.
Dave is offered a research job in Africa, but has conflicting feelings about leaving Gungellan. Kate prepares for her speech at the Young Farmer's Award competition and discovers who really knows her best.
Jodi's life becomes complicated when Matt (who's previous identity was "Rob") shows up at Drovers Run. Tayler's anger is still alive as she refuses help that Regan is offering. The rivalry between Matt and Riley causes some catastrophic problems.
Jodi tries too hard to prove that she can fill Kate's shoes while building a dam for Drovers Run. Marcus continues to cause problems for Alex, and Taylor begins to accept life as a farm hand.
With friction growing between Alex and Marcus, the future of Kilarney is decided in a boxing match. Riley is less than thrilled when his father comes to visit. Taylor tries to take on a second job to make some additional money.
Jodi questions her sanity when she is haunted by visions of her ancestor Emma McLeod and a murdered convict.
Alex, angry that Marcus lied to him for so long, is doing his best to not deal with the fact that he and Marcus are brothers.
Meanwhile, Patrick accidentally destroys a historic trophy belonging to Drovers Run, and Tayler is injured while secretly training one of Stevie's brumbies
For Jodi and Matt, love is blossoming, and the Drovers' world as a whole is looking remarkably sunny. Jodi suggests Matt move in permanently, and we find Matt making plans to ask Jodi to marry. But Jodi faces a gut-wrenching decision when Matt is forced back into witness protection - will she choose love over Drovers Run?
It's sibling rivalry gone mad when Marcus and Alex compete to woo Stevie.
Kate returns to Drovers Run for a funeral - but whose funeral is it?
Regan tries to reconcile with her wild-at-heart sister, Grace, after Grace inherits part-ownership of Drovers Run from Jodi.
New couple Alex and Stevie can't keep their hands off each other, but Stevie convinces Alex that she wants to keep their relationship a secret for a bit longer but they quickly prove themselves to be utterly hopeless at staying low-key.
In charge of looking after Drovers, Kate throws herself back into work with a vengeance, it's obvious she's missed the farm while she's been away. Her zealousness, however, manages to get Marcus off-side.
Meanwhile, Riley is seduced by a sexy cowgirl, with disastrous results.
Alex's plan to propose to Stevie goes horribly wrong when a series of accidents and disasters threatens to ruin their relationship. Meanwhile, Kate and Riley are caught in a game of theft and deception over stray cattle as Moira finds herself on a date with Phil Rakich. Tayler has a crush on Riley, with humiliating results.
Stevie is not enjoying becoming the new Mrs Alex Ryan. It is clear there are responsibilities that her new position brings, a feeling that is reinforced both by Bryce and Beth Martin, who insists on bringing Stevie on a committee as Killarney's newest representative.
Bryce has arrived for the engagement party, bearing with him a pre-nup for the happy couple. Aware that Alex won't be keen on the idea, Bryce tries to enlist Marcus to help. Marcus refuses to help Bryce, and concentrates instead on buying his dream racehorse, Trailblazer. Bryce offers to put up some cash, in exchange for Marcus doing his bidding with the pre-nup.
Phil surprises Moira with the news he has secretly bought the truckstop. Now they can work together as well as carry on their relationship. What could be better?
Grace buys a billy goat for the herd, choosing a different animal to the one that Stevie suggested despite Tayler's urging.
Grace kidnaps a government official to prevent the toxic dump going ahead. Regan fights to save Drovers Run, as her relationships with Grace and Lyle reach crisis point. Phil thinks Riley is having an affair with Moira, and is determined to fight for his girl. Tayler and Patrick use guerrilla tactics to stop the toxic dump going ahead.
It's Stevie and Alex's wedding day but will Alex get out of jail on time for it? Alex's sister also tries to ruin the wedding and take control of Killarney
Grace and Marcus become trapped at the bottom of a mine shaft, soon Grace starts to hallucinate and she and Marcus almost give into their passion.
Kate decides to leave Drovers Run for good and join a church camp for troubled teenagers.
Moira Struggles with her feelings for Phil and worries that she might have been too harsh when her curse on him comes back to haunt her.
Stevie decides to move to Killarney with her baby who she won't let go of, and won't let anyone hold him, she's not coping after the death of Alex, the girls try to talk her into returning to Drovers.
Jaz's return to Drovers Run seems to reawaken old tentions amongst the McLeod sisters. Grace and Jaz continue to clash, leaving Regan stuck in the role of peacemaker.
The girls try to stop a massive dam from being built upstream. Jaz is threatened by a pro-dam farmer, who threatens to reveal a secret from her past.
Tayler's mother returns and tries to explain why she left and stayed away for 16 years without so much as a word.
Grace, Jaz, Marcus and Frank head off to the city to confront the politician who is responsible a dam proposal that will take away their ground water.
Stevie and Marcus' lives are put at risk as Frank threatens to detonate a deadly bomb during a town meeting over the controversial dam.
Ben's ex-girlfriend, Monique is playing on his mind. He tries to contact her with no luck, and resigns himself to another day in the district without her. Meanwhile, Marcus has been looking for a new overseer for weeks. Clashing constantly with Ben, neither of them can accept that Ben is right for the job. Marcus isn't offering and Ben wouldn't take it — or so they say.
With the district yard dog trials approaching, Ben is unexpectedly befriended by a border collie dog. Marcus, however, is unaware of this, and unwittingly denies any knowledge about the dog to its irate owner, the burly, heavily tattooed Trevor. When Marcus finds out, he insists they take the highly trained dog back. But when Ben steals the dog back, believing it's being abused, Marcus is furious — Ben has got them into even more trouble.
After finding her show-jumping horse from Europe grazing in the windmill paddock, Jaz discovers she has been personally delivered by Mischa, her ex-boyfriend, who's also a wealthy prince
Mischa confesses to doping Jaz's horse, and although he was doing it for the right reasons, Jaz tells him that they cannot have a future together.
Jaz attemps to retrain her show-jumping horse Annie to work on the property, but Stevie thinks it's a waste of time and that she is a liability to Drovers, but is there a secret behind Annie's behaviour?
When Ingrid's husband Paul continues to stalk and harass her, she becomes worried about the safety of Marcus and her friends
Phil's musical to Moira 'The Girl from Gungellan' is about to premiere, but Moira overhears a phone message that convinces her that he is having an affair.
Drovers Run is in serious financial trouble. Will the girls be able to find a way out of this crisis?