Makenzie is on the verge of losing everything this week after her insurance claim was refused and her debts piled up. But instead of accepting treatment, she vents her rage on everyone – that is, until Felicity comes up with a bold plan that could change her life….
This week on Home and Away, Mackenzie (Emily Weir) tells her brother Dean (Patrick O’Connor) about her terrible condition. Mackenzie has been footing the tab for repairs since the gas leak at Salt earlier this year in the hopes of being compensated.
Her insurance policy, unfortunately, does not cover the damage, and she cannot afford to pay out of herself. Her company is now in jeopardy.
Emily tells TV WEEK that it “certainly makes her feel like she’s on the verge of hitting rock bottom again.”
“The insurance money was supposed to cover the costs of the damages and losses caused by the chemical attack. She is behind on all payments without it, and she realises she is in far more debt than she realised.”
Dean vows to assist her as much as he can, but the surfboard shop isn’t exactly thriving. He then does the unimaginable and seeks help from their estranged father, Rick. He not only refuses to assist, but he chastises Mackenzie for her irresponsibility!
‘Mackenzie and her father have a strained relationship. He is unsupportive, has a history of lying and cheating, and is generally uninterested in his children,’ Emily claims.
Mackenzie goes into damage control the next day and informs Felicity that she has been sacked! Felicity is taken aback; she didn’t do anything wrong! While Mackenzie refuses to accept her dismissal, Ryder (Lukas Radovich) discusses Mackenzie’s financial situation.
Felicity, to his astonishment, smiles and contemplates on an idea that has formed in her mind…
Felicity approaches Mac the next day with a bold suggestion: an underground poker night. She’ll be able to pay off her debt in one night!
“It’s not in Mackenzie’s head at first; she believes Felicity is joking,” Emily says. “However, as the idea grows and Mackenzie’s large debt weighs on her, she views it as an idea that could be a workable answer…”
Will Mac put everything she’s worked for on the line for an illicit poker night?
Jasmine gets surprised by a visitor
While Jasmine has established herself in Summer Bay, she is going to receive a visit from her past when her brother lands on her doorstep this week!
When Jasmine (Sam Frost) receives word that her estranged father has died, she goes about her business as usual, saying that she doesn’t need to grieve.
However, as the days pass, her demeanour changes. She obviously has unfinished business in that location.
Just when there’s a knock at the front door, Irene (Lynne McGranger) insists on finding closure in the family she once had. “I’m her brother,” says a young man who stands before Irene looking for Jasmine.
Her past appears to have become her present!