Claire is home from her stint in hospital, but it's far from easy for the single mum-to-be. She has to face the truth about her baby's father, the lies she and Alex have concocted, and the fact that Drover's has stayed afloat without her instruction.
Alex and Claire's secret brings one family together and brings another to the brink. Tess and Liz clash over the lie âEUR" each with their own family's best interests at heart âEUR" while Jodi arrives home with a secret of her own.
Alex struggles with the truth about his family as Harry tries to win his son back the only way he knows how. Sally comes to the realisation that her relationship with Nick is going nowhere and she makes a heartbreaking decision.
Jake's true identity is revealed after his father and brother turn up wanting him to come home. Whilst weaning Phoenix from Blaze, Claire starts to realise that the lie about her baby isn't right and cannot last forever.
Peter returns to Drover's Run during the naming ceremony of his and Claire's baby, leading to a very important decision. Tess and Dave set out on an impulsive trip to the altar, which has an unexpected result.
Claire and Alex are still in Melbourne with Charlotte and making plans to extend their stay. At Drover's, Tess discovers a lump on her breast and fearing her mother's fate, tells no one...not even Dave.
Drovers Run hosts the Regional Young Farmer of the Year Award and Becky is surprised to find herself competing with Jake. As the old spark between them returns, Becky is torn between the man she loves and Drover's 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 she no longer be around. Claire reminisces when an old friend turns up unexpectedly.
Claire's death has everyone dealing with it in their own way. Tess tries to keep her emotions in check, unable to deal with her grief and burdened by survivors guilt. A surprise visitor at Drovers Run helps Tess when she needs it most.