HOT prop­erty Say­ing it’s time to sell the farm. So

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Ar­ca­dia is nan­cially crum­bling be­neath the Knight fam­ily’s feet and – de­spite their in­sis­tence that it stays in the fam­ily, no mat­ter what – , Hugh wants to cut his losses. He has sole re­spon­si­bil­ity for its up­keep as owner in the wake of Jim’s death.

With all ef­forts to save the land seem­ingly ex­hausted, and ea­ger to re­turn to Syd­ney as soon as pos­si­ble, Hugh is­sues the fam­ily with a blunt edict: the farm sim­ply has to be sold... im­me­di­ately!

What’s soon ob­vi­ous is that Ajax (Matt Cast­ley) isn’t go­ing to take the news ly­ing down and when he hears that Why­hope Ceme­tery is to be dis­man­tled, he sug­gests the best way to save it is to move it to the Knight prop­erty... and the fam­ily can take the pro ts from op­er­at­ing it, thus sav­ing the farm.

Thrilled at her grand­son’s in­ge­nu­ity, Meryl (Tina Bur­sill) ac­quires Hugh’s (Rodger Corser) sig­na­ture via furtive means – which only in­fu­ri­ates her el­dest into bolstering his sell-off plans when he sees what she’s done.

Hugh’s ob­sti­nacy spurs a pig-headed Ajax into tak­ing dras­tic ac­tion. Watch­ing prospec­tive buy­ers stream­ing through the en­trance, he shoots holes in the “for sale” sign and locks the gates. And that’s just for starters! Hi­jack­ing the buy­ers’ tour, Ajax leads the suits into a ooded paddock in­tent on strand­ing them!

In his mis­guided mis­sion to pro­tect the Knights’ legacy, a dis­tracted Ajax jeop­ar­dises his own. Ac­ci­den­tally lock­ing baby Jimmy in his car, he freaks out and begs Hugh to do some­thing. Putting aside the headaches he al­ready has, Hugh joins Ajax in a fran­tic race to save Jimmy from the heat that’s build­ing in­side the ve­hi­cle. Will they get there and save him in time?

Penny Ivy Floyd’s (Winta McGrath) prob­lems threaten to drive a wedge be­tween Penny (Hay­ley McEl­hin­ney) and the new man she’s dat­ing.

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PLOTS OF LAND Ajax (Matt Cast­ley) and Hugh (Rodger Corser)

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