Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor) has discovered that his ex-girlfriend Sophie Dillman (Ziggy Astoni) still has feelings for him.
Dean reconciled with Amber, with whom he has son Jai, but it didn’t take long for her to recognise that something was off between them.
After observing that there was still a spark between Dean and Ziggy, Amber decided to leave Summer Bay. He eventually admitted that he was still smitten by her.
Ziggy is taken aback when she learns Amber and Jai have left, and she believes Amber has become overly anxious about her relationship with Dean.
Dean tells Ziggy that Amber was tight and that he is still in love with her when she offers to help him.
Ziggy is still dating Tane, but does her decision to keep Dean’s confession to herself mean that they are still together?
Ziggy was devastated when Dean admitted to being an accomplice to Colby in Dean’s murder last year, realising she and her boyfriend had been lying to each other for months.
Despite the fact that they have both gone on with other relationships, they seem to be drawn back to each other, but will Ziggy be able to put his treachery behind him and give things another chance?
“I think they’ll find their way back…,” Patrick teased the Daily Star about the news and future reunion. They keep returning to each other.
“Their relationship has a really amazing balance because they’re also friends, and they compliment each other,” she says, adding that Tane has never lied to her or let her down in the past, although Dean has.
“Ziggy needs to make a big decision, but only time will tell if fans want to see them reconnect.”
“I think a little comedy would be good for a little,” Patrick said of what he’d like to see happen for his character Dean in the future. “He’s had a very terrible 12 months, it would be good for him to have a bit more of a rest.”
“How about something lighter – give the audience what they want and get back to Ziggy, I’ll call the authors right now!”
Is there a chance Dean and Ziggy will renew their romance now that she realises she still cares about him?
Home and Away airs daily at 1.15 p.m. on Channel 5.