UK airdate: Friday 31 July 2020 at 13:15 and 18:00 on Channel 5
Australian airdate: Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 19:00 on Channel 7
Gemma and Mackenzie arrive at the Parata house to find Colby searching the home for evidence in line with the Diner break-in. Mackenzie challenges Colby that Ari is innocent and provides an alibi for Ari's whereabouts.
Mackenzie is summoned to the police station, where Colby cautions her about the consequences of making false statements but Mackenzie insists. Tane confronts Colby about the validity of his claims, insisting his interest in the family is linked to Ari and Mackenzie's romance. He is adamant that the Parata men are innocent.
Leah rejects Colby's implication that Ari was the intruder, but when Justin hears of Mackenzie's alibi, he provides witness of Ari's late arrival dispelling the validity of the alibi. Colby orders a police line-up of the three Parata men. Bella, concerned for Nikau's mental state, warns him of the impending scrutiny. Nikau flees the Parata house.
Meanwhile, Tori makes a house call to check on John and Marilyn and is confronted by the tension between the pair. Alf similarly witnesses repeat behaviour. It seems the only two people not accepting the reality of the situation are John and Marilyn.
When John takes an unexpected tumble at the bus stop, Tori happens to be passing by and stops her vehicle to assist. Nikau, feeling stressed and anxious, seizes the moment and steals Tori's car. He drives away, oblivious to Grace in the rear child seat.