Chloe (Sam Barrett) has been withdrawn since Ari’s (Rob Kipa-Wiliams) arrest for Matthew’s (James Sweeny) murder in Home and Away, knowing that her stepfather is likely facing life in prison to pay for her own mistake.
Chloe and Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) battle with the fact that Ari could be gone to them permanently after the family visits him in remand.
Mia (Anna Samson) tries to keep the family together by organizing a supper to cheer them up.
When the topic of the wedding comes up, Chloe and Nikau grow even more upset – why pretend there’s a happily ever after when there isn’t?
Tane (Ethan Browne) takes Nikau under his wing and the two go camping together, but Mia is left at home with a depressed Chloe.
Mia feels frantic after numerous attempts to persuade her daughter to open up, and while she’s out, she goes to her room, takes her journal and flipping through the pages.
‘There are so many things that have been ruined because of me. Mum should never have had me. I was never meant to be born. None of this would’ve happened and everyone would be better off if I wasn’t here.’
Mia confronts Chloe about the diary, and Chloe is furious. How dare her mother breach her privacy like that?
Mia implores Chloe to speak up, but she has just exacerbated the problem. However, one thing remains: Chloe’s diary must be destroyed since it could be used as evidence if the police search the property.