Mia (Anna Samson) is stuck in her sadness this week on Home and Away, and she can’t seem to find a way out.
She refuses to accept Dean (Patrick O’Connor) and Ziggy’s (Sophie Dillman) plan to raise money and tells them her family isn’t a charity case – then lashes out when Theo (Matt Evans) and Ryder (Lukas Radovich) present the tribute video, calling them disrespectful and self-indulgent. Is there a way out for her, stuck in her room, replaying her husband’s voicemail message over and over?
Meanwhile, Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) has moved in with Jasmine (Sam Frost) and Irene (Lynne McGranger), but the police officer is finding it difficult to transition from discussing coffee orders in the Diner to living with Irene as his landlady. His embarrassment grows when he goes to the kitchen in his underwear in the middle of the night, only to be caught by Irene. Cash’s behavior isn’t improving any time soon, and the two women wonder when he’ll loosen up and feel at ease.
Tane (Ethan Browne) has returned to the Bay after a trip to New Zealand and finds solace in Felicity (Jacqui Purvis). Her reassuring words fill him with optimism, and his love for her become stronger. She panics, however, when he tells her that he sees a future with her. She isn’t ready for what her boyfriend has in mind, and she doubts she ever will be. How will she tell him that she isn’t used to being committed?
Here’s what’s on tap for the week starting Monday, April 18th.
Mia is given hope and relief by Cash and Jasmine
After the funeral is over and the house has been put back together – as if nothing happened – Mia feels truly alone. Jasmine, on the other hand, reaches out to her and tells her that she understands how it feels to lose a husband. Mia sees a ray of hope in the fact that someone has been in her shoes. She goes to the police station to inquire about Ari’s murder charge being dropped. Cash, on the other hand, has received some good news: the case has been closed, and they can finally put it all behind them.
When Irene discovers Cash in his underwear, he is mortified
After moving in with Jasmine and Irene, Cash is still getting his bearings. He is awkward and polite at dinner, serving the two women and never seeming to relax.
When he goes out in the middle of the night to get some water in his underpants, he runs into Irene, the situation becomes even worse. He rushes back to his bedroom, terrified. Jasmine and Irene discuss Cash’s strange behavior the next day. Irene makes it clear that seeing a man in his jocks doesn’t bother her – but how can they get Cash to relax and feel more at ease?
Mackenzie is enraged after learning of Logan’s covert operation
Mackenzie is in disbelief at learning of Ari’s death, and she is heartbroken for her former lover and dear friend. When Logan discovers that the two have a romantic history, he is concerned – is she over her ex-boyfriend? Regardless, he is concerned that she is not sharing her feelings, and enlists the help of a reluctant Ryder to keep an eye on his boss while they work. When Mackenzie overhears the two talking later, she quickly deduces what they’re up to – and she’s not pleased…
Justin is perplexed as to why Theo refuses to talk about Dimitri
Theo attempted to show Mia and Chloe a tribute video to Ari recently, but Mia refused to watch it and informed him his behavior was self-indulgent and disrespectful. He’s left wallowing in self-pity, but Justin puts things into perspective for him: he had good intentions, just unfortunate timing. He only needs to give Mia some breathing room. Justin tries to approach Theo about his father, Dimitri, as they become closer, but Theo quickly deflects, saying he’s not ready to talk about it yet. Justin is forced to ponder what went wrong between them and why Theo refuses to let him in.
In a painful dream, Ari gives Mia kind advice
Mia is overjoyed to see Tane and Ethan when they return from New Zealand, but now that the house is in order and everyone is back home, Ari’s absence is more more apparent. She puts on a strong face, but she is stuck in a rut when she enters her room. She can’t stop searching through Ari’s clothes at the location where he left them, and she keeps replaying Ari’s voicemail message. When she eventually falls asleep, she has a dream in which Ari gives her some loving counsel, telling her that she should keep her family and friends near to her. His spirit won’t be able to rest in peace until he knows she’ll be okay…
Dean and Ziggy’s offer of assistance offends Mia
Dean was taken aback when he learned that his friend and former cellmate Ari had died. He’s baffled as to how it all transpired so quickly, and as he attempts to concentrate on what he can do to help, he notices that the gym has been closed for some time. How can he and Ziggy come up with a financial solution for the family? They eventually come up with an idea and pitch it to Mia: they want to create a crowdfunding platform where people can donate online. Mia, on the other hand, finds the idea offensive; she doesn’t want Ari to become a charity case, and she doesn’t want the family to be perceived as one.
Chloe breaks down after attempting to return to work
After losing her father figure, Ari, Chloe has been left reeling, and it’s been extra difficult with Tane and Nikau in New Zealand. She had felt confined and lost in her own sadness with only her grieving mother in the house. When the two men return, Nikau proposes that Chloe consider working at the Diner, as the family is short on cash following the funeral expenses. Chloe requests that Irene be reinstated on the roster, but when she is forced to return to her old routine, she swiftly crumbles. She quits her job and walks out of the Diner, unable to cope with her working environment…
John’s sensible suggestion concerning Martha surprises Roo
Alf informs Roo that he would be seeing Martha in Merimbula and invites his daughter to accompany him. Roo is torn: how can she visit her mother since she has declined the kidney transplant and would be practically watching her die? When she’s in need of sound advice, she turns to John. He does, however, offer some unexpected wisdom. He claims that if he were in Martha’s shoes, he would refuse to accept an organ from his child if it could cause them future health difficulties. Roo is taken aback, and she is left thinking…
Tane’s comments about their future have Felicity worried
When Tane returns from New Zealand, he tracks Felicity down at the trailer park and captures her mid-boogie with headphones on. She is overjoyed to see him, and the two had a joyful reunion. He confides in her about his regrets, telling her that he wishes he had spent more time in Ari’s life while he still had the opportunity. Felicity is reassuring, and Tane opens up to her after being buoyed up by her soothing presence – she is at the forefront of his mind when he considers his future. Felicity, on the other hand, is terrified after her boyfriend’s vows of commitment. Her prior relationships weren’t exactly solid — is she ready to embark on significant commitments like marriage and children?