Next week’s Home and Away episodes see Christian face a tense fight with Lewis after a patient dies, while Ari is torn between Mac and Mia.
Elsewhere, after Kieran’s exit, Martha has a new mental-health problem, and Willow returns to the Bay.
Here comes a complete list of 12 great moments.
1. Dean and Mackenzie bond over their tough times
Ziggy lets Mackenzie know that she actually told Dean about her new relationship with Tane. She asks Mackenzie to keep an eye on Dean, knowing that he’s going to fight.
As Mackenzie checks in with Dean, she’s forced to come clean about how she’s known Ziggy’s latest relationship for a while. Dean is annoyed, thinking that Mackenzie would have stopped him from making a fool of himself with Ziggy.
Dean soon withdrew and forgives Mackenzie – before giving some advice of his own. When Dean hears that Ari and Mia are having dinner together, he urges Mackenzie to be more involved in protecting her friendship.
2. Summer Bay gathers to celebrate Tori and Christian
The people of Summer Bay gathered in Salt for Tori and Christian’s surprise engagement party. Unfortunately, there’s a delayed start when Tori refuses to go inside when she discovers that Justin and Leah have taken part in the party.
Tori maintains stubbornly that she hates surprises, but at the end of the day Christian tries to speak to her. Tori welcomes the celebration, but also tells Justin to let her assume that his latest shifting behaviour was health-related.
Later on, Justin gave a touching speech welcoming Christian to the family before performing an album. In the end, the group is cut short when Christian is called to work at the hospital.
3. Christian and Lewis clash over a patient
When Christian arrives at the Northern Districts Hospital, he determines that an emergency operation is required to save a patient. Lewis confronts him on this issue, pointing out that Christian was drinking at the engagement party and that he wasn’t supposed to be working on anyone.
While Christian maintains that his one drink of champagne doesn’t make any difference, Lewis stands firm and Tori ends up being called to solve the crisis.
Tori surprises Christian by side-stepping with Lewis, warning that rules are rules, and someone else’s going to have to perform surgery.
The next morning, Christian is alive when he learns that the patient in question has died. He firmly believes he could have rescued them
4. Ari leaves Mackenzie devastated
Ari feels that Mackenzie feels uneasy about their relationship, so she’s encouraged to open up. Mackenzie admits that she fears that Ari is still in love with Mia, particularly when they spend so much time together.
If Ari doesn’t seem to be in a rush to refute this allegation, Mackenzie’s heart is broken. She’s telling Ari to let her know when he’s actually working out what he wants.
5. Susie is revealed to be a conwoman
Susie spends time at John’s house while she’s leading his bid for the forthcoming Presidential election of the Surf Club. She uses this opportunity to search for as much detail as she can about John’s life, to question him about the photos of Raffy and Jett that are up around the house, and to ask him if he has any biological children.
Later, as John goes out to buy some champagne, Susie will be left alone in the house for the first time. Her real intentions are exposed when she snoops through John’s financial documents and takes pictures that she can refer to later.
6. Ari and Mia reflect on the past
Ari helps Mia travel to the caravan park after she decides to stay in Summer Bay for a while. As they talk, Ari realises that Mia still has an old family picture of her and Chloe in her pocket.
Ari wonders if they’d still be together if he hadn’t gone to prison. Mia admits that she’s really meant that their friendship was for keeps.
With much to think about, Ari asks Mac to join him on a trip out of town for a couple of days. It’s obvious that he also weighs up who he wants to be with.
7. Ryder and Chloe’s animosity gets worse
Chloe struggled to hit him off with Ryder when she saw him for the first time, and things got worse when she started working with him at Salt. In Mac’s absence, Ryder is entrusted with the responsibility of educating Chloe.
Chloe makes it complicated for Ryder by refusing to listen to his orders and by continually arguing with him. The crisis begins to crack as Chloe storms out.
Later, Ryder is displeased to hear that Mia has moved to the caravan park, which means that he’s going to see a lot of Chloe at home as well as at work.
8. Bella asks Ryder for a favour
Bella gets irritated when it seems like Chloe dominates all of Nikau’s time. She regrets the time she spent alone with Nikau when it was just the two of them.
Bella asks Ryder to spend some time with Chloe, so she’s been worried for a while. Ryder is shocked by the idea, pointing out that he and Chloe can’t stand each other, and it will never succeed.
Bella switches tactics by specifically asking Chloe to come back for a bit, but he’s shocked when the newcomer declines. Nikau witnesses the argument unfolds and annoys Bella by side-stepping Chloe.
Ryder intervenes by trying to help Nikau see how much Bella is suffering and how much she needs his support. Is Nikau going to take this on board?
9. Susie steps up her manipulation
Susie engineers are in a position to get even closer to John. She says she’s going to be made homeless, so John kindly invites her to move in with him. John doesn’t realise that this is just what Susie wanted to do.
John informs Susie that this new living arrangement will require different rooms and pledge that he has no aspirations. Manipulative Susie disagrees, inviting John to join her in the bedroom while she proceeds to follow her secret plan.
10. Martha’s mental health deteriorates
After Kieran’s departure, Martha can’t bear to be around Alf and Roo. She’s still adamant that Kieran is to blame for leaving the Bay, refusing to accept that her son may have been wrong.
Martha surprises Alf and Roo by saying that she may be going back to Merimbula for a while. Alf and Roo are relieved when they appear to be able to speak to her, but then Martha confronts Irene in a state of hysteria – announcing that Alf and Roo are keeping her hostage.
11. Martha sees visions of Kieran
Martha’s shocking comments about Alf and Roo raise concern about her mental health. Later, things get worse as Martha sees the hallucinations of Kieran and is persuaded that she’s back in Summer Bay.
The vision of ‘Kieran’ apologises to Martha for her mistakes and promises to make amends – but in fact Martha is talking to thin air.
12. Willow returns