The Paratas have been dealing with increasingly menacing threats from Leon and Paul’s gang, due to Tane (Ethan Browne) not being able to come up with the van full of stolen goods and drugs he had been stashing in Justin’s (James Stewart) garage.

After a showdown with the boys on their front lawn, the Paratas are dragged down to the station with the gang by Colby (Tim Franklin) and the other cops – who do their best to unravel the situation. However, faced with authority, all of the men put up a united front.

With nothing to go off except a story that they were fighting over a woman, Colby is forced to let them all go. However, the Paratas remain in trouble from the gang and so Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is planning to leave the Bay for New Zealand with his girlfriend Bella (Courtney Miller).

Shocking scenes soon transpire in the Diner when Colby is arrested for Ross Nixon’s (Justin Rosniak) murder, leaving their New Zealand plans in limbo. The Pier Apartment is trashed by the cops, so Mac (Emily Weir) suggests Bella and Nikau stay at her place for a while.

However, Nikau soon decides to return to the Parata household. On his way to Salt in the evening, he finds himself followed by an ominous car, which suddenly speeds up and tries to run him over. Shaken, he flees to the Surf Club and calls Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams). The Paratas are left with the realisation that the trouble from Leon and Paul is only getting worse…

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