The upcoming episode of Home and Away in the UK will feature Nikau announcing his trip to New York while Felicity has serious concerns for Cash as his mental health continues to deteriorate.
Since he was awakened from his induced coma following emergency surgery (twice! ), Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) hasn’t been in a good place due to bullet wounds received while performing his job duties.
After visiting his now-ex-girlfriend Jasmine (Sam Frost), Cash had other things on his mind as he took part in the undercover raid on the Death Adders motorcycle club. As a result, he neglected to put on his bulletproof vest. Before firing his own fatal rounds, Cash was shot twice while pursuing the bikie leader Marty (Ben Wood).
For a while, Cash’s condition remained precarious, but new doctor Bree Cameron (Juliet Godwin) managed to save him.
When Cash regained consciousness, his sister Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) confirmed that he had killed Marty, which is when Cash started to get very upset. He was angry to learn that his coworker Rose (Kirsty Marillier) was out of town when he desperately wanted to speak to her to find out what had transpired.
Bree asked Flick to go because Cash kept having breakdowns, and Cash acknowledged that he wasn’t sure how he could live with himself after taking a man’s life.
When Rose first arrives in Summer Bay, she first refuses to meet Cash because of her own remorse over what transpired. She ultimately goes to the hospital with Xander (Luke Van Os), but she can’t give Cash the information he wants because she wasn’t there when it happened.
Rose walks out in tears as Cash starts to rip off the medical equipment as Cash presses Rose for further information.
Next week, when the action picks back up, Bree threatens to hold Cash back from leaving the hospital, but he only manages to make it three steps before almost falling to the ground.
When Bree worries about Cash’s mental health, he responds that he will be required to attend counselling through his job, but Bree doesn’t believe it can wait. Cash initially dismisses Bree’s question about if his family has a history of depression as an act of breakdown; nonetheless, this response sticks in his head when he subsequently presses Flick for a conversation.
Cash asks Flick what it was like to suffer a breakdown upon her return since, despite being there for her when she experienced her own mental problems, he didn’t really comprehend it. Can she assist him?
Flick explains to Bree that their father had committed suicide after going through a period of sadness as she prepares to depart and begs Bree to keep her eyes on Cash for a moment.
Flick cries out to Rose for assistance, thinking that someone at the police station must know more. Rose realises that she has no choice but to allow Cash access to the case file, even if doing so would go against protocol, despite her original statement that she can’t endanger an ongoing investigation.
Flick and Rose are relieved to learn from the file that Marty fired the first shot; this establishes that Cash was compelled to act in self-defense and is cleared of all wrongdoing. But Cash exhibits no emotion, to to their dismay.
Speaking with Xander, Rose acknowledges that she must now stop hurting herself because she has done everything in her power to assist Cash.
When Flick gets home, she sobs in Tane’s arms because she feels Cash eroding away from her just like she did with her father.
Will Cash receive the assistance he needs so badly before it’s too late?
The events at the bikie HQ continue to plague the Parata family in other parts of Summer Bay, and Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is desperate to make amends with his ex-girlfriend Bella (Courtney Miller)
When Nik followed Tane (Ethan Browne) to the warehouse without realising he was there as part of a police investigation, he unintentionally became embroiled in the raid. He was thus detained and released on bail pending a court appearance.
The Parata name has been dragged through the mud in Summer Bay despite the fact that the charges against Tane and Nik are merely for show so the bikies won’t discover that Tane was collaborating with the police.
Tane threw in the towel and acknowledged that he was solely to blame when Nik’s dream job as a lifeguard was threatened and the surf club committee began an investigation. Nik’s position was secure, but Tane is now the subject of more investigation.
The committee is reviewing the lease for the gym, and Tane (Shane Withington) will lose it if he is found guilty of anything, John (Shane Withington) tells Tane next week.
Nik’s career is secure, but he is still unhappy about leaving Bella. Nik realised they could go after Bella to get at him as the bikies’ threats to the family grew more serious.
Nik was obliged to use cruelty in order to practise kindness when he told Bella that he didn’t want her to come back to Summer Bay as she was about to visit from New York.
Bella was distraught and decided to stay in New York not knowing what was truly happening. Nik soon came under siege from Dean (Patrick O’Connor).
After the immediate threat to his family is no longer there, Nik decides that enough is enough and plans to travel to New York to confront Bella about everything.
Theo (Matt Evans) is taken aback when Nik casually approaches him with a rucksack and requests a ride to Yabbie Creek so that he can board the bus to the airport.
When Dean overhears the two arguing, he agrees that it is not a good idea and Theo rejects, telling Nik that he hasn’t given it any thought.
Nik informs Dean that it is not unexpected that Bella is not returning his calls and that Dean is unable to comprehend his need to see Bella. At this time, Dean demonstrates his extensive knowledge by saying Tane told him about the bikers.
Dean continues by displaying Nik Bella’s social media updates. She’s been crushing it in New York lately, and Nik acknowledges that she seems content. Although Dean feels for Nikau’s situation, he also cares about Bella.
The bikies’ problems are far from done even though they are currently in custody; they still have to make it to their court appearance. Nik is questioned by Dean on whether he really wants to take Bella away from the life she is living so that she will end up in the next Parata family catastrophe.
Will Nik be able to let Bella go as he recalls his favourite moments with her?