The next week on Home and Away in the UK, Ziggy’s fledgling surf career is put in jeopardy by a life-altering discovery, and Theo decides he’s had enough of keeping his connection with Kirby a secret. Will Kirby pick him or the band?
After deciding to pursue her goal and join the surfing competition circuit, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) is abruptly pulled back to reality the next week by a startling finding.
Ziggy believed that her relationship with Dean (Patrick O’Connor) was becoming a little stale and that she was missing some of the more romantic gestures. The ideal solution was Dean’s decision to surprise Ziggy with a road trip to catch some waves down the shore.
Ziggy, however, felt the surfing life was well and completely out of their reach today since they have too many duties in Summer Bay after their early homecoming because Dean’s son Jai (River Jarvis) had a big footy game.
Despite the fact that Ziggy had taken the decision on her own, Dean was advised to support Ziggy in following her aspirations by his sister Mackenzie (Emily Weir).
Dean assured Ziggy that it doesn’t have to be a choice; she can go off and compete in surfing competitions, and he’d be there waiting for her when she got home. Dean reminded her of how it felt to share the victory at the surf competition in Summer Bay the previous year.
The following week, Dean is overjoyed to find that Ziggy won the competition and is shocked when she shows up early the following morning carrying the trophy she earned!
But that’s not the only good news; Ziggy later shares with Dean that a local surf store has offered to sponsor her, covering all of her entrance and travel costs in exchange for her wearing their logo.
Ziggy is truly living the dream as she takes more sponsorship calls while getting ready for another surf. However, as soon as she exits the ocean, she experiences a brief period of vertigo.
Bree (Juliet Godwin), a different surfer, rushes over after seeing Ziggy fall to her knees to check on her.
When Bree comments that Ziggy looks pale, Ziggy reveals that she hasn’t eaten all day but is startled when Bree asks whether there’s a chance she might be pregnant.
Ziggy dismisses the idea, but when she takes a test at home to make sure, she discovers that it is positive!
Ziggy hides the test when Dean gets home, replete with champagne and a gourmet food basket to commemorate her surfing success, since she is still in disbelief.
“This is just the beginning, you are doing well… The sky’s the limit,” he proclaims while displaying the platter of prawns he just acquired!
Ziggy abstains from eating and drinking as she abruptly tells Dean that perhaps the sponsorship isn’t a good idea. She might not even want to compete, in actuality.
Dean tries to reassure Ziggy that she can do this and that he will be there for her at every step of the way despite his inability to comprehend the abrupt change in attitude.
Ziggy continues to ponder the pregnancy test as she struggles to fall asleep that night.
When Dean emerges to investigate, Ziggy realises she can no longer remain silent.
Before ultimately disclosing that she is expecting, Ziggy struggles to speak as she tries to explain how she has something to tell him that would completely change the situation.
Dean is shocked as Ziggy sobs as she confesses that this was absolutely off her radar and that it has changed everything.
Dean reassures Ziggy that he will be there for her no matter what choice she makes.
Will they choose to retain the child?