Laura comes to a decision about her job, tragedy strikes Meredith, and Karen gets the wedding of her dreams.
Laura wants to be honest with Warwick about her life with Max, and Karen bravely accepts her fate as the bride.
Kevin is acting strangely, and Laura is reluctant to spread the news of her impending marriage.
Laura's ego is battered when she is not chosen to speak during Eminent Persons Week.
Laura's mother arrives in town during a geriatric traffic crime spree.
A strange wind blows into town, unsettling the residents and bringing two visitors.
Laura's niggling doubts about Warwick dissipate as she begins to fall for his charms.
Laura is tired of being let down by the men in her life, what better time for the handsome and uncomplicated court reviewer.
The news of Carmen and Max's affair hits the town.
Laura joins the Women's Auxiliary, only to clash with the club's president; Max and Carmen make a connection.
The bull-dozers descend on Pearl Bay.
The bridge's reopening may consolidate local courts, putting Laura out of a job.
A visiting film director may have been responsible for a fire in the park that blazed as Max was seen climbing out Laura's bedroom window.
Trudi's living arrangements and a case about the ownership of a mangy cat complicate Laura's life.
Craig fails his math exam, and Bob jumps at the opportunity to suggest a glorious career in real estate.
Miranda finds herself attracted to a pyromaniac who may have touched off the fireworks for the town's centenary celebration.
Miranda ropes in Meredith and her phenomenal memory to help a school project about the history of Pearl Bay.
Laura reacts badly to the news of Trudi's pregnancy; Max is in a car accident which postpones his departure.
Laura pays a visit to Jack, who is building a house in Port Deakin.
Various griefs drive some Pearl Bay residents to extreme reactions.
Bob contemplates suicide after Katrina Fennesy absconds with local savings; Laura confronts Max over his interference in Katrina's case.
A war correspondent returns to town, opening old wounds and exposing problems with a lucrative business deal.
Laura tries to balance her work with her children.
Extremely violent weather hits Pearl Bay.
With the bridge constructed, the locals of Pearl Bay brace themselves to be reconnected with the outside world.
Jack's trial is finally being heard; Laura's children convince her to support him.
Old flames and egos interfere in the annual production of the Pearl Bay Thespians.
The younger residents of Pearl Bay protest against a housing development scheme.
Laura presides over her first coronial inquest into the death of a local football hero.
Laura invites Diver to the annual magistrate's dinner.
Just as Laura decides to move things forward with Diver his ex-wife returns.
A big night out results in a car being driven off a condemned bridge.
Laura's sister Trudi arrives, causing complications for local men striving to impress her while sharing a single Armani suit.
Cases put Laura in positions potentially at odds with Pearl Bay's residents.
Meredith's niece returns to Pearl Bay, pregnant and facing criminal charges; Miranda resolves to return to the city and her father.
Beguiled by small-town residents and bedeviled by her children's objections, Laura prepares for her first magistrate case.
When her marriage falls apart, a city attorney with two children moves to a resort town to be a country magistrate.