Home and Away Ari Parata will be the victim of a hit-and-run on Australian screens next week.
The new Channel 7 trailer (above) centres on Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) and Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) as Mackenzie prepares to tell her ex-partner that she is pregnant with her baby.
But just as she prepares to say the truth, the car seems to intentionally mow down Ari – leaving his fate unclear.
Viewers in Australia recently saw Ari break up with Mackenzie after he realised that he still had feelings for his ex-partner Mia Anderson (Anna Samson).
While Ari and Mia have reunited, Ari is unaware that Mackenzie is pregnant – and the promo reveals that Mackenzie is opening up to her friend Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman).
“I’m carrying the child of Ari. He doesn’t even know that he could be a dad, “She says so. “I’ve got to tell him that.”
It’s not clear who’s behind the hit-and-run and why, but Ari and the Parata family are actually in danger from Paul and Leon, who are seeking revenge.
Channel 7 in Australia broadcast scenes showing Nikau Parata, Bella Nixon, Ryder Jackson and Chloe Anderson, all abducted by Paul and Leon, but the teenagers were thankfully saved when Ari and Tane Parata arrived.