Alecs woes have prompted him to leave Kings Keep Academy and return home to the family farm. In his absence, Rebecca takes charge of dealing with Rods increasingly bizarre behaviour. The girls collectively solve the riddle of Rods first painting, but his second artwork results in a school fire.
A field trip to the Blue Mountains puts Minh in danger, and Mitchells well-intentioned concern for Rod twice makes him run foul of an angry Damon.
Two shocking revelationsone from his father, another from Mr. Greyshatter Alecs world and leave him wondering who he really is.