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.
A trivia night causes Max to reassess his life; Bob launches his campaign with Morton at the reigns.
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.
Jealousy runs rampant as the CFA Dance draws closer; Laura tries to find a date.
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.
Harold is asked to defend his estranged wife, now facing an assault charge; a friend of Max arrives and turns his attention to Laura.
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.
Violent storms descend on the entire Port Deakin region of the coast; Dan uses a fish in court to prove his point.
With the bridge constructed, the locals of Pearl Bay brace themselves to be reconnected with the outside world.
When Laura returns to the city to support Jack at his fraud trial, she is tempted to accept a job proffered by her old firm.
Bob presumes Heather and Barry are having an affair; Diver discovers a friend's violent domestic situation.
Laura discovers Brabey Point, a place that, according to legend, holds magic in the romance department; a housing development proposal.
When a teenager is killed in a car accident, memories of an unhappy childhood come back to Dan; planning a tourist development.
Laura (Sigrid Thornton) asks Dan to the magistrate's dinner-dance, but he isn't as accepting as she hoped.
Things begin to heat up for Laura and Diver Dan (Sigrid Thornton) until his wife drops into Pearl Bay.
Laura (Sigrig Thornton) does not take Diver Dan's advice on how to be accepted into Pearl Bay; she has her own method.
Laura's sister Trudi arrives, causing complications for local men striving to impress her while sharing a single Armani suit.
Laura's estranged husband returns to Pearl Bay; Laura is impressed with Matthew's youth training farm.
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.