In the television show Home and Away, Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is anxious about accepting a bravery medal.
Nikau didn’t act how you may have anticipated when he learned that he had been nominated for a bravery award.
The lifeguard’s initial reaction to being nominated for the prize by Naomi Stevens (Jamaica Vaughan) after saving her sister’s life was to worry about having to give a speech in front of a large audience at the opulent and renowned event.
Nikau is anxious on the day of the ceremony because he worries he’ll say something embarrassing to his surf club friends.
The awkward moment when Naomi remarks on how lovely Nikau looks in his suit is cut short by John Palmer (Shane Withington) tooting his horn as he approaches to transport them to the ceremony. Naomi had earlier offered to accompany Nikau to encourage him.
However, Nikau doesn’t get very far since he quickly takes off running after declaring he can’t do it.
Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher), the president of the surf club, travelled from Merimbula to attend the awards event and is furious because Nikau failed to appear.
Alf claims that Nikau has let himself and the club down in addition to being impolite.
After seeing Alf’s outburst, Naomi tries to cheer up Nikau by complimenting him and ends up kissing him!
As soon as Naomi notices Nikau’s stunned expression, she feels embarrassed and flees.
Chloe Anderson (Sam Barrett) is being observed by a menacing motorbike-riding stranger outside her home. She doesn’t notice him, but it turns out that he is Tex Wheeler (Lucas Lineham), a man who has been poking around the gym and enquiring about how the Parata family came to own it.
He has proven to be different from the person that everyone believes he to be because he came to Summer Bay with a purpose—to reclaim the money that Ari Parata stole during an armed robbery and used to purchase the gym!
Additionally, Chloe is unaware that Tex is keeping an eye on her while he works out at the gym as a new member. most likely because she is exhausted from balancing two jobs!
Chloe is hardly eating or sleeping, and she hardly has time for her lover Theo Poulos (Matt Evans).
Chloe continues to juggle her jobs despite Marilyn Chambers’ (Emily Symons’) advice that she should quit one of them, but it is obvious that she is struggling when she oversleeps and misses a shift at the Diner. Chloe is heartbroken about disappointing people, but how long until she realises that something has to give?
Rose (Kirsty Mariller) is continuously checking her phone for messages from Tex, who is ostensibly at his brother’s house, in the meantime.
She’s confused when she abruptly bumps into him.
Why didn’t he text her if he was in the neighbourhood?
Tex uses his signature charm to reassure Rose that he is back and solely hers.
If only she were aware of his true activities!