At St Hugh’s, Max Little is relieved that his 14-year-old son, Taylor, is going to be okay. Max shouts at his mother Sharon for allowing Taylor to get mixed up with her boyfriend, Barry Green’s criminal activity. DC Terry Perkins tells Max to go home and let the police sort Barry out.
Terry and Superintendent John Heaton brief the team on Barry and tells them that they know he is planning a deal involving an illegal shipment from Spain but they need to find out when and where the deal is happening. Terry and trainee DC Kezia Walker follow Barry as he pulls into a garage, they wait for him outside and continue following him when he leaves, and it soon turns into a high-speed chase. When the car is eventually pulled over, Terry is furious to discover Barry has swapped cars inside the garage with girlfriend Sharon who has acted as a decoy.
Terry and Heaton question Sharon and when they convince her that Barry is using her and that he has a house which she doesn’t know about, she eventually tells them where he is. But when they reach Barry, they discover Matt has beaten them to it - he has tied Barry’s hands behind his back and is threatening to push him over a bridge onto a busy dual carriageway. Will the cops get there in time to stop Max committing a crime he could later regret?
Meanwhile, PCs Leela Kapoor and Reg Hollis find a beaten man in the park with head injuries. Leela is forced to start CPR when he stops breathing and he is finally taken away in an ambulance. Later, Leela is called to the hospital where the man, Jéan Callier is awake and able to speak to her. She discovers he is a busker and doesn’t care that he has had three hundred pounds stolen. He is very cagey so Leela returns to the station to investigate further. They discover Jean is an illegal immigrant but after bonding with him, Leela is forced to make a tough decision.
Later, in her role as Fed-Rep, Leela meets with suspended PC Yvonne Hemmingway about her creative use of a car wash power-jet and chat about what happens next. Yvonne admits that she’d rather resign than go through another inquiry with the CPS. Heaton later tells Yvonne that the CPS have agreed to drop the suspension as long as she is disciplined in-house. However, Yvonne is stunned when he tells her that is she is to stay at Sun Hill, she must control her impulsiveness.
Also, after a long day, Terry visits ex-wife, Helen Coles to discuss their relationship. Married Helen asks Terry what he wants and when he tells her he has never stopped loving her, they share a passionate kiss...