Next week on Home and Away in the UK, a surprise visitor puts Bella and Nikau’s romance in jeopardy, while Leah’s interference could lead to Theo and Chloe’s demise.
For Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Bella (Courtney Miller), things have finally calmed down after a tense few months, but a surprise guest is about to put another wrench in the works.
Bella leaves to capture some photos for a project as Nik begins his first shift as Summer Bay’s newest paid lifeguard, his ideal position. A recognisable face appears in the viewfinder as she is lying on the floor and has her gaze fixed on it. Emmett, played by J.R.
Last year, shortly after Nik’s terrible modelling career ended after Bella broke up with him after he admitted to having an affair with agency Sienna, Bella’s old mentor was last spotted leaving for New York (Rose Riley).
Before he revealed he had been granted a fantastic opportunity in the Big Apple, Bella and Emmett had organised a joint show in the city, but he had pledged to always be there for her if she needed anything.
What then prompts him to return to the bay?
Bella quickly learns the truth when Emmett offers her the chance of a lifetime: he needs an assistant for a three-month assignment back in New York.
Emmett flies to Salt to reunite himself with Mackenzie (Emily Weir), who is happy to see him considering that she has been having a good old time lately, as he leaves Bella to consider his options.
Although Bella reassures him that Emmett was the nice man, Nik isn’t overly pleased to see Emmett at the surf club as the awful memories of last year start to rush back.
Bella tells Emmett she can’t accept when Nik, who hears about the job offer, finds it hard to believe she’s even thinking about it. Emmett points her that it’s only for three months and that Bella should take into account both her personal needs and Nik’s.
Bella’s decision is made clear when she informs Nik that she would be travelling to the city for a few days in order to organise her passport.
Bella acknowledges that she probably won’t want to go back and that the distance might be too much for their relationship as Nik points out. which is why she wants to bring him along!
The following day, Nikau is conflicted as he discusses things with John; John advises him to pursue whatever makes him happy, but as Nik does his lifeguard shift, it’s obvious he’s already enjoying his best life.
Will Nik go to New York with Bella?