Nothing irritates me more than people who claim to be inebriated for the sake of television. Unless it’s Drunk History, in which case they might actually be drunk.
So Mac is stumbling around after kissing Tane and her embarrassing attempt to propose to him in the house she shares with Tane’s sister, Ziggy.
It’s as if Mac is 15 and is getting hammered on everything she can get her hands on in her parents’ stash. Mac is supposed to be a well-heeled aristocrat who owns a pub, so she should be sipping something special rather than some indistinguishable rum or tequila.
And yes, I know she’s been in the hospital twice, lost a son, and her boyfriend, Ari, dumped her for his ex-girlfriend, and she’s only trying to get by by vengeful toward Ari’s brother.
Tane remains calm throughout the ordeal and calls Ziggy, but the call goes unanswered because she is engrossed in a conversation with Dean, her ex. But more on Dean, my old friend, later.
The next morning, as most people in Summer Bay do, Zig and Tane happen to run into each other at the beach.
Tane warns, “You’re not going to like this.”
And it’s true: Zig doesn’t like what she hears, so she overreacts in epic proportions, kicking the massively hungover Mac out of the building.
By next week, I expect things to be back to normal, and the ladies will be friends again.
Amber attempts to ruin her friendship with Dean once again as this is going on.
Dean has said several times that he is committed to Amber, his child’s mother, but Amber is so insecure that even seeing her boyfriend with someone of the female gender causes her to doubt their relationship.
Amber says, “I’m tired Dean,” as she turns over in bed but leaves the light on.
Amber takes a page from mad Jasmine’s book the next day and marches up to Ziggy and Tane with Dean by her side, dressed in a military-style uniform.
Amber tells Ziggy, “I’ve had it with your endless messages and your little meet ups.”
Ziggy responds, “Take your crazy somewhere else,” and then proceeds to put Amber in her spot.
Tane, as we all know, enjoys a good brawl and declares his love for Ziggy right there.
Tane says, “I think you’re the hottest, toughest woman I’ve ever met.”
“I’m in love with you.”
“Fine,” Ziggy responds, “because I love you too.”
When Amber and Dean return home with their issues, they issue an ultimatum to Dean.
“Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t love Ziggy anymore,” Amber says.
Dean moved on from Ziggy pretty quickly, but we’d be bored out of our minds if a new love interest didn’t come along and sweep him off his feet. In this case, however, his undeniable love is for his son.
Dean also doesn’t help matters by continuing to appear perplexed and saying things like, “I’m here with you, that’s all that matters.”
To my surprise, I actually agree with what he says after that.
Dean asks, “Why are you now looking for drama?”
Amber gives Dean “thinking time” to find out whether he’s really in love with Ziggy, but the two don’t part on good terms.
Meanwhile, detective Leah is hot on Susie’s tail, revealing all of the information she has uncovered to John.
Justin just grunts and pops pills in the background when John comes over too early. It would be preferable if Justin didn’t say anything.
Later, Leah receives word that some “totally random person on the internet” has spotted Susie, much to Justin’s chagrin.
He gets a few sentences out this time and says Leah is in so much trouble.
“It’s just money, it’s not worth putting yourself at risk,” Justin says.
But Leah isn’t deterred.