Irene tells Kane that the way he treated Kirsty was unacceptable. But she's repaid her two penneth by being told to keep her nose out. However, Irene perseveres; she tells Kane that she believes in second chances, and declares that Kane really ought to give his dad one.Meanwhile, Kirsty trembles on the beach. She's still reeling from Kane's outburst, and he eventually appears on the scene to try and smooth things over. In Kane's eyes, Gus is a monster: he mentally and physically abused Kane and his mother for years, and let's not forget that he has the scars to prove it. He doesn't care whether his dad has changed.Later, Hayley also decides to have a good old meddle in Kane's affairs. Noah's death has taught her that life's too short to throw away opportunities. Maybe he should give his father a second chance; all he has to do is listen. The next day, Kane walks into the diner searching for Gus. But is he there to listen or send him packing for good?Gus isn't the only familiar face to have turned up in town this week. A man named Marc has come on the scene, and he bumps into Josie at the diner. They used to date at high school. It's a small world, though we wouldn't like to paint it. The pair instantly reconnect, though Josiebel falters a little when she's asked what she's been doing the past twenty years (the answer is: half the city's male population for cash). Strangely, when Jesse rolls in, the tone of their conversation changes. And when he tires of playing gooseberry, Josie chooses to stay on longer to catch up some more with Marc. Later, Marc tells his old flame that he's missed her smile. Their eyes meet, but she looks away. And after he leaves, Josie seems a little rattled by the experience. Does she still have feelings for him?
Robbie remains terrified about the possible after-effects of his syringe accident - so much so that he's having nightmares about dying. He reluctantly agrees to have dinner with everyone at the Beach House, where Hayley wrings her hands about the fire and blames that old fan of hers. Robbie makes no effort at the table; he just grunts responses as a black cloud hovers nearby. When he snaps at Tasha, everyone is surprised. She follows Robbie home to have it out with him; the resulting fracas raises Beth's curiosity and she comes outside to see what all the commotion is about.
Finally, Robbie cracks under the pressure! With great bitterness, he reveals how he stepped on the dirty syringe in the bush. He then erupts with uncharacteristic vitriol about disgusting druggies and the state of the world, before storming off and leaving Beth and Tasha looking singed.
And speaking of burned things, Hayley later receives a disturbing phone call. The police think that the fire may have been lit deliberately!
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