Coming up on Home and Away, Colby (Tim Franklin) is the subject of publicity as his arrest at Ross Nixon’s Diner (Justin Rosniak) murder surprises the people of Summer Bay. The aftermath is just as tumultuous, with Dean (Patrick O’Connor) turning to alcohol and Bella (Courtney Miller) deciding to relocate to New Zealand plunged into uncertainty.
Elsewhere, the smug Angelo (Luke Jacobz) – who assured Colby that he will do his utmost to deny his bail – pressures Taylor (Annabelle Stephenson) to testify against Colby in court, and is furious to be used as a pawn in his game.
Willow (Sarah Roberts) is also pressing, as she asks Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) to speak to Dean, so he doesn’t do something dumb. Showing up in a trapped flat, she eventually admits her feelings for him – but will their truth be enough to stop him from following Colby to jail to defend his friend?
Meanwhile, Tori’s (Penny McNamee) relationship with Christian (Ditch Davey) is always full of ups and downs. She’s gutted when he cancels a dinner date because of a work engagement, so he’s going to do it to her after his back to back shifts. After a day together, she finally got him in bed, but when she goes to him, he’s sleeping hard…
Here’s what’s coming up on Home and Away.
Colby’s arrest sends the Bay into a spin
Bella is happy to say good-bye to the Bay, packed with her bags to go with Nikau to New Zealand. She asks Colby at the Diner if he’s going to give her a farewell, but Jasmine interrupts the pair (Sam Frost). After a lot of thinking, she agreed that her friend will be the ideal candidate for IVF treatment – she’s ready to have a baby of her own. When Colby decides to have dinner with Jasmine, he turns around to talk to Jasmine – only to find that Angelo has emerged, with Taylor in tow. Looking arrogant, Angelo tells him that he is being investigated for the murder of Ross Nixon – leaving everyone in the Diner and beyond in shock.
Ziggy and Dean have a tender moment
Dean is in a world of misery after learning that his best friend has been arrested. Moving to drink, he’s full of frustration and he’s beginning to lash out – hitting Angelo and Nikau with his rage. Willow barely manages to keep him in place, and when they come back to the Pier Apartment, he tells her he’s going to hand him in. He’s convinced that Colby wants his support, and Willow is trying to keep him thinking straight. Desperate, Willow asks Ziggy to talk to him, and she’s going to the apartment reluctantly. Seeing how hurt Dean is, she’s faced with the reality that she still has feelings for him – and she begs him not to do something crazy, claiming she still cares for him…
Tori finally gets Christian into bed
Tori and Christian also have a rocky time with their relationship. Tori is excited about her date, but he’s distraught when he calls to let her know that he can’t do it because of his work commitment. He comes to her in the morning, however, ready to rekindle what they missed with a breakfast date instead. Given his tiredness – he only worked two shifts back and forth – he insists on spending the day with her. They enter the bedroom that night, and Tori goes out to tell Justin that she wants privacy. But when she comes back, she doesn’t see what she wants…
Martha and Alf’s struggles become worse
Martha (Belinda Giblin) and Alf (Ray Meagher) are still struggling after Martha reveals that she’s not ready to sell her place in Merimbula. Alf finds her stance to be an indicator that she’s not ready to commit to life in the Bay – but Martha confesses the truth to Roo (Georgie Parker). The house became a safety nett for her, a place to recover, so it would be a lot to give it up. Roo encourages her to tell her dad that, but Alf doesn’t offer any understanding when she does. Instead, he’s persuaded that Martha doesn’t have any confidence in their marriage – making Martha mad, too…
Owen is back – and he’s looking for Roo
Marilyn (Emily Symons), Martha and Alf have breakfast at the beach house when an unexpected guest arrives – his Owen (Cameron Daddo), back after leaving for his trip with Roo. Marilyn excuses herself to call Roo, who is frightened to discover that Owen is looking for her. She’s asking Marilyn to come up with some reason why she can’t see him, and she’s getting Ryder (Lukas Radovich) involved to help keep him busy. Forced to provide more detail as to why she left Owen and returned to the Bay, Roo reveals to Marilyn that she mistakenly called Owen Evan while they were in bed – then ran out, mortified, in the middle of the night.
Nikau is given a menacing threat
In the wake of Colby’s detention, Nikau’s plans to relocate to New Zealand have been called into question – as Bella is now adamant that she wants to stay in the Bay for her brother. The Pier Apartment has been trashed by the police, so Mac offers a couple to stay at the Farm House for a bit. At the end of the day, however, Nikau decides that he must return to the Parata house to unite with his brothers against the gang. When Nikau goes to Salt, an ominous car appears and almost runs over him. Heavy shaken, Nikau runs to the Surf Club, and Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) goes to get him. The Paratas are forced to admit that Leon and his boys are coming for them, and the whole family is in Danger
Justin’s condition worsens
As Justin’s (James Stewart) radiotherapy continues, he’s trying to get a soldier by covering his pain. However, he’s struggling to complete his regular tasks. When he comes back from his last trip to the hospital, he tells Leah (Ada Nicodemou) the truth – he’s not doing well at all. Leah is increasingly concerned as she watches Justin struggle to move, and she’s obviously in pain. He tries to sleep off the pain, but she finds him in agony when she goes in to check on him. She’s besides herself and asks him to go to the hospital, but Justin maintains that he should just wait for his next dose of painkillers. At the end of the day, though, Leah decides to call an ambulance, and he falls down because of the amount of pain he’s in.