Episode 4166

Australian Air Date: 17th April 2006
Writer: Dan Bennett
Director: David Gould

Morag risks her career and her life in a desperate bid to discover the identity of the murderer, but little does she realise that the killer is set to strike again. Alf’s prison experience continues to haunt him.

Extended Summary

Having just come out of jail, Alf is finding it difficult being around people so soon. He’s forcing himself to do the right thing and apologises to Beth for his outburst at Lucas and Matilda. Beth isn’t coming to see him about that – she wants to see how he’s getting on and asks if Alf would like to work behind the counter at the bar for a couple of hours – she’s down on staff. Alf is clearly reticent but agrees. Getting out there and facing the world is not something he is looking forward to. He later enters the Surf Club, a few point and whisper which makes him feel even worse but he has to stay. Beth shows him what needs to be taken care of and heads off, leaving a shaky Alf alone behind the bar. A couple of rowdy kids are acting up in the games room, he tries to ignore it, but when he sees them picking on a nerdy kid he snaps – storms across, pushes them off the kid and goes off his brain about bullying. Beth hurries in and breaks it up – Alf scurries off, taken aback by his own outburst. Poor Alf is a man on the edge…

Bob notifies Morag that he has surveillance photos identifying Josh West’s killer! He hasn’t told Morag who it is because he’s scared for his life. Bob has been laying low since the murder as the murderer saw Bob as they were leaving the scene of the crime – he’s worried they’ll come after him! Morag suggests going to the police and they will protect him. Bob is running from the law from previous crimes and he knows he will be in just as much danger on the inside, they’ll get him for sure. He wants Morag to help him get out of the country. If she helps, he’ll give her the photos required to arrest the killer – this is the only way Morag can clear her name in the investigation. Feeling as though she has no choice in the matter, she arranges to meet up with Bob in an hour where she will hand him the cash to leave the country and he will give her the photographs. At the Diner, Morag tries her hardest to appear calm as she heads towards the apartment above. Two officers watch on from an unmarked police car. They watch on, suspicious, and report back to base that Morag is on the move – Peter hears the call, curious too. Morag scurries down the stairs with her handbag of cash and nearly collides with Peter. She tries to act calmly, moves on and drives off. Peter nods to the officers, they follow! Morag soon realises she is being tailed. She tries to loose them and eventually does, her anxiety sky rocketing. She is instantly relieved when she looses them. Morag finds Bob parked in scrubland – he’s been waiting nervously. She explains why she is late, which makes Bob nervous – but she reassures him. Morag tries to talk him into going to the police himself, but he refuses. As she and Bob are about to exchange the cash for the photos a police car screams up! Bob freaks out, gets in his car and drives off – Morag can’t stop him!

Peter interviews Morag who is initially uncooperative. Peter puts the heat on and she reluctantly tells him the whole story. A stunned Peter berates her for her stupidity in not coming to them to handle the situation – they might have lost their only chance at discovering the killer! Morag is devastated to hear Peter is charging her with obstructing a police investigation! The discussion is interrupted by Bob calling Morag’s mobile – Peter wants to intercept to find out the location of the call, but she convinces Peter to let her work on the police’s behalf to try and draw Bob out. She tells Bob that she hasn’t told the police a thing and that they should meet up again. Eventually he agrees. This may be their chance to find out who the killer is! Peter wires Morag up so the police can listen in on the conversation and swoop in at the appropriate moment. In return for this, Morag won’t be charged.

A nervous Morag meets up with Bob – she tries her hardest to calm her nerves to draw the info out of him. Bob starts to become suss – she tries to throw him off the scent, but he finds the wires and realises what she’s up to! Bob has no choice but to race into the bushland. Peter gives chase but loses him! Bob stops near a cliff and calls the murderer, telling them he has proof of the crime and if they don’t meet him at the cliff top he will blow the secret! A shadow soon falls beside him – he’s face to face with the killer – Bob promises to not cause any trouble if they just pay him the money. Fitzgerald races along and pulls up near the cliff to find Peter crouched down near the ground. He’s found blood splattered on the rocks and signs of a struggle – has the killer struck again?

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