Finding that he's lost community support and that his advertisers are now also dropping out, Paul resigns as editor to save the paper from going under. He appoints Susan as the paper's new editor, but when she's quick to assert her authority, he realises this might be a greater loss than he had anticipated.
Meanwhile, regretting having vandalised the school, Sophie writes an apology letter - but Callum insists she'll need a bigger gesture if she wants her expulsion overturned. Sophie organises Red Cotton to play at the Working Bee, drawing more volunteers down to pitch in. However, when Sophie takes to the stage with the band for an impromptu performance, Priya reads Sophie's gesture as attention seeking and refuses to believe her apology is genuine.
Elsewhere, the reality of being on her own hits Tash when she receives a fine for loud music at her party. Failing to get Paul to pay for it, she scrapes cash together by selling some of her old clothes. Later, Tash draws up a household budget and discovers that she's not going to be able to make ends meet. However, she stubbornly refuses to call her father for help.