On UK screens next week, Bella Nixon will be humiliated when she spends the night with newcomer Emmett Ellison, played by Mackenzie Booth from Home and Away.
Former Neighbours actor JR Reyne is now guest-starring as Emmett as part of Nikau Parata’s modelling storyline.
Emmett has been supervising Bella’s photography internship in addition to working on Nikau’s photoshoots. Trouble arises, though, when he meets another of the villagers.
After the sorrow of divorcing with Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) and losing their baby, Mackenzie (Emily Weir) continues to divert herself with one-night encounters in next week’s episodes on Channel 5.
When her brother Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor) discovers another odd person at the pier flat, Mackenzie likes goading him. Dean attempts to persuade Mac that this isn’t going to help, but she doesn’t believe him.
Later, when Mac and Emmett meet paths at Salt, Emmett is the one who catches Mac’s attention.
Emmett finds up staying at the restaurant later than he intended since he wants to have a drink with a very flirty Mac.
Bella (Courtney Miller) checks in with Dean the next morning to see how her photography is doing.
As Emmett emerges from Mac’s chamber, their chat is abruptly interrupted.
Bella is appalled by what she sees because she wants her work and personal life to be separate.
Mac becomes enraged by Bella’s criticism and tells her to “chuck it.” Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is tasked with breaking up their fight.
Later, Mac tells Dean that she doesn’t give a damn what other people think of her.
Dean switches tactics by reminding Mac that no matter what she says or does, he would never abandon her. Will this, however, make a difference?