Ryder (Lukas Radovich) has been living in the caravan park since deciding he can no longer bear the constant fighting between Roo (Georgie Parker) and Alf (Ray Meagher). After some time apart, Alf has decided to take the initiative and apologize to his grandson for how he handled the situation with Theo (Matt Evans). Ryder accepts the apology and decides to return to the family home, realizing that he can’t hold a grudge forever.
The peace has been restored, and Ryder has more good news to share when he triumphantly announces that he has completed his TAFE course. Roo and Alf are ecstatic for him, but the joy is short-lived when devastating news arrives: a death in the Bay.
In the aftermath of the news, Alf considers his distance from Martha (Belinda Giblin), and he proposes a family lunch to lift everyone’s spirits and celebrate Ryder’s graduation. Ryder, on the other hand, struggles to fit in with the house’s atmosphere and walks out of the meal, saying he’s ashamed to be celebrating while others are grieving.
Ryder’s death has made him reflect on his own recent grief when he lost his father only a few months after meeting him for the first time. He and Theo devise a plan to make one final video to help those who are grieving, putting their filmmaking skills to good use this time.
Ryder has a conversation with his new coworker Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) at Salt about how to deal with grief. He doesn’t know what to do now that he’s thinking about his father’s death. Felicity tells Ryder about her own father’s death, and he asks if the pain ever goes away.
Felicity is forthright in her assessment, stating that it never fades, but your acceptance grows stronger. Ryder believes he has finally found someone who understands him…
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