Jacko buys a new truck to establish his own trucking service. Bluey returns from London and becomes Jacko’s chief mechanic, ably assisted by an enthusiastic Shorty. Agostini’s sister, Gina (Peta Toppano), arrives from Italy and an instant attraction occurs between her and Franco. Despite familial disapproval, they begin to see each other and a distraught Kate, who now has a serious drinking problem, confronts them. She leaves in a blind fury and whilst riding home recklessly, collides with a cane truck to devastating results.