Ben returns from Oakey and tells the family his uncle offered him an apprenticeship there, which he ponders against leaving Erinsborough. Despite Elly warning Mark, he keeps planning Ben's jobs tediously. Shane challenges bossy Sheila to a wager whose banter raises most tips from pub customers, loses but gets the loot as the bar manager can't keep any. Piper refuses Tim the newspaper Terese promised him by handshake as 'blackmail'. Commiserating, with Xanthe, Ben decides to stay for his loved ones. Gary's threats scare ever-vindictive Tim into deleting his interview preparations.