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Step in Time

Episode 2.08 (18)
Wed, October 04, 2017
790,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Tamara Asmar
Directed by Ian Watson

When the homestead gets struck by tree thieves, Matt and Ajax are determined to catch them red handed. But when Jim suddenly collapses, Hugh discovers he hasn't been doing his dialysis and it's had serious consequences on his health — he's going to need a kidney transplant. Penny organises a home dialysis machine, but it all gets a bit much for Jim. The family are all tested, and despite being broken up with Ajax, Hayley wants to be tested too. Things get complicated when she's the only one to come back a match, but she insists she'll donate.

Meanwhile, Charlie's novel has found a cult online following, but her fifteen seconds of fame are tainted when she gets trolled online. Against advice, she starts replying to the anonymous reviewers. However she's also found herself dealing with a crazy fan who keeps leaving her weird gifts. Things escalate when they discover she's been camping out on their property, but Charlie decides not to press charges. Instead, they talk about her new novel, and Charlie finds a cure for her writer's block.

Back at the hospital, Hugh goes ahead with the final tests for Hayley, only to come up against an act of God: scans show that she was born with only one kidney. Back to square one, Penny questions Hugh — he has tested himself, right? Hugh argues against the idea but eventually relents and gets tested. However he then gets a call saying a kidney has become available in Queensland. Jim needs to get on a plane fast, but they can't find him — he's out with Matt chasing the tree thief. Hugh finally finds him but it's too late, the kidney has gone to someone else. But all is not yet lost for Jim — as Hugh reveals he came back a match.


  • Rodger Corser as Hugh Knight
  • Nicole da Silva as Charlie
  • Ryan Johnson as Matt Knight
  • Tina Bursill as Meryl Knight
  • Hayley McElhinney as Penny
  • Chloe Bayliss as Hayley
  • Matt Castley as Ajax
  • Belinda Bromilow as Betty
  • Brittany Clark as Mia
  • Charles Wu as Ken
  • Steve Bisley as Jim Knight


  • Simon Roborgh as Radio DJ
  • Winta McGrath as Floyd
  • Chris Bunton as Max
  • Michelle Doake as Debbie
  • Uli Latukefu as Darren
  • Ambrose McNamara as Frank
  • Angela McDonald as Fan #1
  • Arabella Cliff as Fan #2
  • Ben Wood as Craig