Vanessa and Jason go out on a mission with the boat but Neri warns Jason that an earthquake is coming, so they return. After saving Jason from a shark while swimming near her island, Neri tells Jason her life story—that which she remembers. Brett worries that Commander Lucas and his mom are being too friendly, leading Brett to lie to Commander Lucas about his mother, and then to his mother (Dianne). Vanessa loans Jodie the money so she can turn in the wallet; in return, Jodie must spy on Jason and Brett for Vanessa. Neri brings Jason's attention to a toxic dump in the ocean that is making Charlie sick. Jason agrees to show Neri his and Jason's home on ORCA. Getting separated from Jason and Brett, Neri wanders into Dianne's lab where she encounters both Dianne and Commander Lucas. Fortunately Jason and Brett are able to get Neri away from an insistent Vanessa and off of ORCA before any more trouble arises. Using the songs of Charlie and Neri, Dianne and Winston are able to attract Charlie to their location. Dianne asks Neri to help with her research on whales, Dianne is especially curious as to how Neri is able to communicate with Charlie. Arrangements are made for Neri to stay on ORCA but as Dianne's work with Neri continues, Jason accuses his mother of "monstering" Neri when all Neri wants is to be a part of their family. Brett, Froggy, and Zoe chase after the spy who has been stealing Dianne's whale recordings. Dianne's tests on Neri reveal a remarkable telepathic ability. Dianne readies Neri for her first dance but upon hearing Charlie's calls for help, Neri rushes out midway through. Curious as to why someone would steal recordings of whales, Commander Lucas decides to look into Dianne's research and discovers all about Neri. Jason and Brett round up their friends to help rescue Charlie, but Jason must also tell them the truth about Neri. Dianne destroys all of her research on Neri after Commander Lucas tells her that he will have to file a report on Neri. Lee convinces Commander Lucas not to file his report.