On this week’s episode of Home and Away, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) gets the creeps when she realises Tane (Ethan Browne) is serious about their future together. Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) doesn’t see the issue, but Felicity tells him she doesn’t picture herself as a mother or married. She summons the guts to deliver the news to Tane, but how will he react?
Meanwhile, Theo (Matt Evans) is growing closer to Justin (James Stewart), but their friendship is jeopardised when Theo overhears Justin on the phone with Leah (Ada Nicodemou). She isn’t in Cyprus, as he had assumed; instead, she is back in Australia, attempting to persuade his father, Dimitri, to change his mind. The betrayal has shocked and upset him; what does this signal for his future with them?
Mackenzie (Emily Weir) receives a strange letter in the mail, which throws her for a loop. She instantly cancels Ryder’s (Lukas Radovich) new cocktail menu and informs Dean (Patrick O’Connor) that he must begin repaying the money he owes her. Dean realises something more severe is happening after a phone conversation with even more horrible news left her unravelling in the storeroom. Eventually, his sister admits the truth: she’s in significant debt, putting Salt in jeopardy…
Here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead, which begins on Monday, April 25.
Tane receives news from Felicity that could spell the end of their romance
Felicity was taken aback when she learned that Tane foresee a bright future for them both, having never been in a committed relationship before. She starts to panic and confides in Cash, but he doesn’t seem to see anything wrong. She opens up and admits that, following her traumatic background, she isn’t convinced having a family is a good idea – and that she doesn’t picture herself as a mother. Cash advises her to tell Tane the truth, but when she does, Tane tells her to leave because marriage and motherhood aren’t in the cards for her…
Tane is persuaded by Chloe that he has neglected his family
Since Ari’s death, Chloe has been clinging to Bella, and when Nikau returns from New Zealand, she begins to prevent the couple from spending time together. Nikau complains to Tane about Chloe’s problems, but when Tane confronts her, she throws him a curveball by claiming Nikau is the problem. Tane wonders if he’s dropped the ball with his family after she calmly says that Nikau is deflecting from his own grief by shining a spotlight on her. Is he failing to assist them when they require assistance?
When Chloe interrupts Nikau’s date with Bella, he is enraged
Bella and Nikau are looking forward to a date night at the Farm House after a few days of caring for Chloe when they discover they’ll be alone for the night. Nikau prepares a romantic candlelit dinner for Bella, but the doorbell rings just as they begin to eat. To Bella’s chagrin and Nikau’s rage, Chloe has arrived with dessert and behaving like a wounded dog, threatening to leave if she isn’t wanted – until Bella takes pity on her and spends the entire night with her, leaving Nikau to stew alone…
When Theo overhears a phone call, Justin and Leah betray him
Theo and Justin have become friends after a tough start, and they’ve been going out for supper to avoid cooking at home. They invite John along for pizza in Salt, but when Leah phones during their dinner Theo eavesdrops on the chat, he realises Leah isn’t in Cyprus anymore – she’s in Australia, and she’s with his parents to try and get through to Dimitri…
Before disappearing into the night, Mia gets drunk in Salt
Mia gets a letter in the mail that puts her back in a poor emotional place: she has one marriage certificate…and one death certificate. Tane goes into protective mode right away, but it doesn’t take long for her to feel suffocated and ask for some space. Later, Tane arrives into Salt to find Felicity refusing to serve more wine to a very drunk Mia. Tane transports her to her house, but when he returns to check on her, she has vanished. He sees her drifting through the dark as he rushes into the night, but she doesn’t see him as he yells her name…
After Martha’s health deteriorates, Alf advises Roo that it’s time to accept the worst
Roo is delighted to see Marilyn after her lengthy absence, but the arrival of Alf’s car takes them both by surprise; they weren’t expecting him back from Merimbula. He’s returned, however, with a sad heart. He’s come to tie up loose ends at the house because Martha’s health has deteriorated. Will Roo be able to make amends before it’s too late? Roo realises her time with Martha is running out – will she be able to make amends before it’s too late?
Mackenzie informs Dean that Salt may be in danger
When Mackenzie opens a disturbing letter, she is listening to Ryder’s new cocktail ideas. She becomes distracted and informs Ryder that the cocktail menu has been cancelled. She then goes to find Dean. She asks that he reimburse the money she owes her, claiming that she deserves more respect after being duped financially. Mackenzie then receives awful news and crumbles in the storage. Dean tracks her down, and she exposes the truth: she’s broke, and Salt is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Jasmine is about to receive some unexpected terrible news from Cash
Now that Cash and Jasmine are living together, they’re getting into a rhythm. They’re making meals and going for runs, but they rapidly turn the fitness into a competition, and Cash, much to Jasmine’s displeasure, wins. Cash comes to the house a few hours after leaving for his shift to bring some unwelcome news to his girlfriend: her father has died. Jasmine dismisses it, claiming she hasn’t seen her father since he left when she was six years old. Cash is sceptical and advises Irene to keep a close check on her. Is Jasmine concealing her true feelings?