On this week’s episode of Home and Away in Australia, Felicity is displeased when Cash arranges for their foster father Gary to pay them a visit, while Stacey surprises Xander with a confession.
This week, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) meets her foster father for the first time in years, forcing her to confront her history.
Cash quickly realised that Flick had no intention of inviting the man who abducted the two of them after their father Anthony committed suicide as their wedding preparations with Tane (Ethan Browne) got underway.
When the sad events on the Newmans’ family property took place back in 2006, Gary (Peter Phelps) and his late wife Katherine were already good friends of the Newmans. Flick, however, had never accepted Gary and Katherine as new parents and had not spoken to them since the day she left the home, in spite of their best efforts to support the kids.
Flick noted that having Gary there would simply serve to remind Cash’s sister of who couldn’t attend as he confronted his sister over the snub (i.e. their real parents).
Later, Cash discussed the situation with John (Shane Withington), who proposed that Cash invite Gary to the bay to pressure Flick into accepting responsibility. Although Cash first believed the plan wouldn’t be warmly received, he decided it was worth a try to try to make up before the wedding and gave Gary a call.
This week, despite having planned for them to meet outside the surf club, Cash is astonished when Gary shows up outside the house. Gary quickly realises that Flick is unaware of his impending arrival as Cash hurriedly attempts to shoo him away.
After a quick change of location, Cash tells Gary that he doesn’t want Flick to feel bad about not having invited him to the wedding.
Their subsequent reunion did not go over well, as was to be expected. Flick snaps at Cash when she enters the house and sees Gary standing in the living room.
They had a difficult past, according to Jacqui, who spoke to TV Week. “She believes he and Cash have ambushed her. Cash doesn’t agree with her decision to avoid seeing him; instead, he coerces her into doing so. This rift between her and Cash grows.
After giving the children some room, Gary encounters Tane outside.
Gary answers Tane’s question about how the meeting went by saying, “It’s not the first time Felicity’s ordered me to go to hell. Additionally, it probably won’t be the last.
When they are left alone together, Flick informs Gary that she has no interest in getting to know him romantically but that they should put on a good show for Cash. Gary, who is determined to reach Flick, sees see through her arrogance and draws her into a warm embrace.
Flick is afraid to admit that she is embarrassed by the way she behaved as an adolescent.
After her father passed away, which was upsetting for her, Gary entered her life, Jacqui continued. Naturally, she resisted and was abusive to Gary. Now that she feels guilty, she doesn’t want to see him.
But there are two reasons why Cash invited Gary to the bay: first, he brought Anthony’s old ute from the farm. Knowing how much it would mean to Felicity to have a piece of her father there, Cash intends to seek Justin’s (James Stewart) assistance in restoring the ute to its former glory so it may take pride of place on the special day.
As Cash begins his workday, his father’s favourite song begins to play on the radio, which seems to be the universe’s way of letting him know he’s on the right track.
Then, by sheer chance, Cash discovers a treasured keepsake that has been stashed away in the ute—their mother’s long-lost necklace.
According to Nicholas, Cash’s discovery of his mother’s lucky necklace came at an odd time. It’s been absent for a very long time. And just as Cash is arranging for a fragment of their father to attend Flick’s wedding, their mother also shows up.
In a heartwarming turn of events, Cash is able to give Flick the necklace to wear on her wedding day in the hopes that it will bring her good luck. Cash is pleased of his sister’s apparent willingness to try things with Gary.