But when he accepts a payoff from Brendan, Walker attacks him and orders Kevin to kill Maxine. He dumps a rug into the river to convince Walker he is disposing of a body.
He keeps Maxine captive for her own protection, but she eventually manages to break free. He briefly lives with Maxine until Patrick Blake (Jeremy Sheffield) becomes jealous, so frames him for stealing her necklace so she kicks him out.
Laura Morgan from All About Soap questioned the plausibility of the storyline with Kevin having Amy's telephone number.
On 20 August 2013, Balchin revealed that he would be returning to the show.
Cheryl and Leanne Holiday (Jessica Forrest) pitch a potential new idea to a company but Cheryl is shocked to see Nate there.
Brendan and Ste attempt to get Kevin to tell the truth.
November saw the appearances of Fraser's other daughter Grace and enemy Ray Mc Cormick.
On 14 January 2013, Balchin tweeted that he had joined the cast.
A show spokesperson confirmed the news and questioned, "will Kevin be in a body bag after Patrick's intervention or did he make it out of their altercation alive? He monitors Brendan's movements and reports back to Walker.
Brendan becomes suspicious of Kevin who tries to flirt with him.