Roo and James go for a walk near the beach and witness Ash and VJ arguing. James continues to make himself scarce while Roo's friends are around. VJ tells Leah what Ash has done and they consult Morag, who concludes that since VJ is the legal father and married to the mother Ash doesn't have a chance. However, they then discover they never completed the paperwork for the birth certificate or marriage license. They try to talk to Ash but he remains committed. He talks to Kat who reluctantly agrees to support him. Olivia encourages Irene to apply for custody as Leah and VJ take Luc back. Morag suggests John and Marilyn ask VJ to be a character witness but after recent events he refuses. They head off for the trial.