On this week’s episode of Home and Away in Australia, Alf’s friends and family try to persuade him to relax, Justin drives everyone away, and Susie gets some good news!
Alf (Ray Meagher) has been putting in a lot of effort lately.
When he lost the Surf Club presidency to John Palmer (Shane Withington), he was forced into semi-retirement and found himself with more time on his hands than he knew what to do with. When John fell victim to Susie McAllister’s (Bridie Carter) deceit and the club lost tens of thousands of pounds, he returned to his long-held place.
On top of running the bait shop and the caravan park, he now has Palmer’s huge mess to deal with. With Nikau preoccupied with his modelling career, Alf is left to manage the bait shop while still keeping an eye on Ryder (Lukas Radovich) and Chloe’s (Sam Barrett) latest Mexican food company, in which he is now a silent partner.
That’s on top of the frequent trips back and forth to Merimbula to see Martha (Belinda Giblin), who’s been through a lot lately.
It’s a lot to take on for everyone, let alone a man in his seventies who has already had a series of health scares.
In true Alf fashion, he refuses to listen to anyone who warns him that he’s pushing himself too hard. This week, both Roo (Georgie Parker) and Marilyn (Emily Symons) try to persuade him to slow down, but he is deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafen When Tane (Ethan Browne) offers to help out at the bait store, he drives him away – a sincere bid, given that Tane is jobless and needs to pay his bills.
When he experiences a dizzy spell after standing up, however, it is apparent that something is wrong. Finally, Roo tries to persuade him to calm down, but he just yells at her.
According to Ray Meagher of TV Week, Roo tries to persuade Alf to slow down, but he’ll never do so as long as there’s work to be done.
Roo recommends cutting down her school hours so she can take care of her father, as she is desperate to make sure he is okay. However, Alf responds aggressively if Roo attempts to assist him, so how would he respond when she tells him she wants to work part-time for his sake?
Is he willing to admit that he is growing old?
Also this week, Justin (James Stewart) continues to separate himself from those around him as his substance addiction worsens.
When Leah (Ada Nicodemou) suspected Justin of double dosing again last week, she started to think something was up. He denied it, but it was obvious that his problem was worsening when he lost his cool with Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) and smashed a cup on the ground when he couldn’t get a new prescription.
When Leah finds his hidden stash of painkillers this week, she realises something is terribly wrong.
Justin is like a deer in the headlights, according to James Stewart, who recently talked to Australian publication TV Week about Leah’s dark discovery. To hold his stash or lose it, he must think fast.
Leah is perceptive enough to see through his excuses, and she is concerned that his large pill stash indicates he is forming a full-fledged addiction. Unfortunately, her efforts to communicate with her boyfriend fail, and Justin loses his cool once more. He drops the pills down the sink in frustration, claiming he doesn’t need them, prompting Leah to storm out.
She’s been there for him since the beginning of his back problems, so she’s had enough of his poor attitude.
Rather than chase her off, Justin desperately attempts to save the priceless pills from the drain before it’s too late.
This week, Leah isn’t the only one who has felt Justin’s wrath. Over the last few weeks, Ziggy has been on the receiving end of his anger, and her manager has refused to engage with her, even though she has asked him crucial work-related questions. She now approaches him as a friend when she notices something is obviously wrong. She just wants to assist.
Justin, on the other hand, isn’t having it. He fires her on the spot, putting Ziggy out of work!
Finally, if you thought we’d seen Susie McAllister’s last appearance, think again.
Leah (Ada Nicodemou) has spent weeks trying to find Susie, following every clue on Scam Stop in the hopes of finding the Summer Bay con artist.
Susie has been running into dead ends after dead ends, and it seems that she is going to get away with defrauding more and more unsuspecting home buyers.
Susie, on the other hand, visits them this week! When John receives a text from the woman who duped him into believing they shared a romantic relationship before stealing thousands of pounds from the Surf Club, he is taken aback.
What is it that she desires?