Shannon is raped by an unidentified old friend but she refuses to talk to anyone, including Lawson, about it. When asked to transport Lexi, the girlfriend of Joe Hadden, to collect his owed money for the assignation of the Police Minister she buckles and advises Lexi to leave which causes conflict between her, Lawson, Kerry and Charlie. Meanwhile, Leon's niece Amber interviews for the job of his assistant and is hired by Kerry.
Shannon is ordered by Kerry to see a police counselor who manages to get Shannon to talk privately about her ordeal. Shannon is allowed back to work and insists in accompanying Lexi to get Joe's fee now that Joe has been killed in prison. Tactical Response are successful in capturing two of the men but later Lexi refuses police protection and goes to collect money on her own and is shot in the neck.
Stella becomes involved with investigative journalist Cleo Temple who has uncovered a link between Col Rainey and the waterfront controversy. Kerry is threatened but ignores the thread until her son James is assaulted. Kerry orders the take-down of Col Rainey at his restaurant against Charlie's wishes but has to abort mission when Michael turns up undercover at the same venue. Later, a bloodied Michael turns up at Josh's door.