Scenes at Home and Away this week showed that Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) was stunned by the cops’ swarm of Justin’s (James Stewart’s) garage, searching for clues related to Tane’s (Ethan Browne’s) criminal activity. When Tane confesses to Justin about how he stabbed a truck full of stolen gear in the garage, Ziggy sits down with her boss – and ends up angry.
Justin suspects that Ziggy is in Tane, since the trend of her supporting him is all too close to what happened to her and Dean (Patrick O’Connor). However, she firmly rejects everything that is going on and she ends up venting into a discussion with Tane in Salt.
After a few drinks, the couple decides that it’s unfair for someone to think they’re drawn to each other – before they ripped off each other’s clothes in the bedroom. What’s going to make Ziggy take the leap? The actress Sophie Dillman, who plays Ziggy, says, ‘A mix of things. An attraction, a desire to be cherished, a need to feel less alone, a spontaneous nature… and maybe a little Dutch courage too!
So are Tane and Ziggy Summer Bay the hottest new couple in the world? ‘I’m not sure if Ziggy is able to forgive Dean and enter into a relationship with someone else. After what happened in her marriage to Brody (when he cheated on her with Simone), Ziggy had a hard time trusting people.
That doesn’t mean, however, that the pair can’t have something light and informal. ‘I think the timing is right for Ziggy and Tane – both of them give each other what they need at the right moment. They both want to have some very innocent and mature talks (and no drama!)”
In the past, we would have seen Ziggy trust her mother with everything that went wrong in her life – but now Maggie (Kestie Morassi) and Ben (Rohan Nichol) are living a new life in Italy. This means that Ziggy’s new grown-up is now contemplating her future in the Bay.
‘Although I miss my Astoni work family a lot, it’s fun to play Ziggy’s stand-alone version. She’s no longer a daughter who runs to her mother for support. She is an independent woman who makes her own choices.”