The scenes took four days to film and involved a number of the cast who were involved in Ric s story arc. Evans added that Matilda does not feel strong as she had always counted on Ric s support, but does not want to cause any further stress.Dom later tampers with a car which crushes Ric, leading Dom s dismissal from his uncle Ray (Damien Garvey).
Viv s husband Noel arrives, she comes onto Ric again and Noel starts threatening Ric for helping Viv out.. Ric is upset when Matilda decides to attend a university far from home.
Aden s brother Sean (Gabriel Egan) beats Ric up which makes Cassie briefly get back with Ric.
Ric Dalby is Home And Away s resident hothead, the character most likely to wind up in a fight, be caught kissing the wrong girl or just generally land himself in trouble [.
Rocco is later found dead and Ric is charged and found guilty of murder.
 While Greg Hassal from The Sydney Morning Herald said the episode was well written and performed and said the plot was a perennial issue for the serial to portray.