On Home and Away last week, Bree Cameron’s (Juliet Godwin) life was in jeopardy due to a rash decision, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) was sent to the hospital, and Eden Fowler (Stephanie Panozzo) was left inconsolable.
This week, Summer Bay is shocked by a sudden visitor, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) is scared by a medical problem, and Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is desperate to make his uncles proud.
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Although Theo Poulos and Kirby Aramoana (Angelina Thomson and Matt Evans) appear to be a stable pair, Theo’s life is turned upside down when Kirby’s ex shows up in Summer Bay.
The former lead singer Bob (Rob Mallett) alienates Theo and questions his future with the band in an effort to win his ex-girlfriend back.
According to Matt Evans of Yahoo Lifestyle, “Bob’s reappearance is incredibly difficult for Theo as he has the ability to interfere with his connection with Kirby.”
Theo is uncertain about whether Bob has returned to take back his position as Lyrik’s leader, which gives him some anxiety.
Theo sidesteps to give his fiancée Kirby some time to sort through any unresolved feelings for Bob in an effort to show that he is a stronger guy.
Matt informs us that his character “trusts” Kirby not to break his heart while Theo frets about the outcome.
“Theo takes Kirby very seriously. He adores her since she shares his interest in music and has incredible musical talent. He exalts her and declares he would sacrifice anything for her.
Bob appears to be capable of separating the couple at this point.
When there is a medical emergency, Mackenzie freezes.
Mackenzie has always taken great satisfaction in being a strong, independent woman. When a Salt customer passes out in the middle of the restaurant, she finds herself in trouble.
She stands immobile, watching helplessly as Xander Delaney (Luke Van Os) enters paramedic mode and contributes to the patron’s lifesaving.
The owner of Salt feels so bad that she must brush up on her first aid knowledge.
Nikau consoles Mackenzie and argues that disasters can sometimes be unavoidable, but the guilt still consumes her.
Will Mackenzie be able to move on from this upsetting experience?
Nikau makes an uncharacteristic admission.
Nikau shocks Tane Parata (Ethan Browne) with his extreme behaviour just months after Ari Parata’s (Rob Kipa-Williams) unexpected death shocked the Parata family.
Tane and his fiancée Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis) are organising a low-key wedding, but Nikau is determined to be the best best man ever.
Tane begins to worry about his nephew’s behaviour as Nikau becomes dictatorial and takes charge of the wedding planning.
Nikau admits, after being prodded by Tane, that if Ari were still living, his uncle would make a fantastic best man.
Tane is moved, but he wants Nikau to know that he doesn’t have to bear this weight by himself.
It’s rare for Summer Bay weddings to go smoothly, so it’s impossible to predict whether Nikau will crumble under the pressure.