Kate and Franco’s love has blossomed, and they marry. Franco becomes wealthy from his new black-market business, founded out of his frustration with war rationing. It, and cultural differences between he and Kate, begin to take a toll on their marriage. Elsie’s life takes an unexpected turn when Burgess invites her to visit him in the US, but her brief sojourn just serves to remind her that there’s no place like home. Jacko “inherits” a young son when Shorty turns up at the pub looking for him. Dusty returns from war service to a tearful reunion with Bluey and the pair rediscover their love for each other. A serious injury from the war sends Bluey back to London for specialised treatment where he thinks nostalgically about his life in Silkwood and it’s canefields.