It's Smithy's first day back at work following his release from prison and he is shocked to be investigating former cell mate Morris Leatherhead on suspicion of theft. Smithy is convinced of Morris's innocence and goes to great lengths to clear his name. Brothers Phil and Steve are paired together on an assault investigation. Annoyed by Steve, Phil ruins a surveillance operation by another department when he ignores Steve's phone call to warn him about it. Neil has to tell James Tennant that the investigation into the disappearance of his daughter Amy is being scaled down, but while he is doing this Suzie tells him that his own son Jake failed to turn up for school. Suzie finds out from Stuart that he is the new DS, crushing her hopes of promotion. Laura nearly ruins an obbo when she leaves a report half-finished to run a personal errand. Smithy reprimands her and she admits that she is struggling to cope following the introduction of the twelve hour shifts.