As Dean’s mother meets Jai for the first time, Tane and Nikau return from their holiday away, and Mackenzie watches Logan and his ex-girlfriend grow closer, a new Home and Away trailer promises ‘A week of love, new beginnings, romance, heartbreak, and drama.’
The trailer opens with an image of Jai (River Jarvis) on the beach with a footie, before switching to Dean’s (Patrick O’Connor) mother, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman), and Karen (Georgia Adamson), with the text ‘A Week of LOVE’.
Karen returned to Summer Bay in recent Australian episodes, days after Dean received a call from her neighbour informing her that she was gone. Dean had no reason to be concerned about her unexpected disappearance — her health hadn’t deteriorated, as Dean had feared; instead, she was fleeing from a man named Brett, who had just asked her to marry him!
Dean finds himself in a difficult situation as a result of Karen’s reappearance. He’s had a tumultuous few years, and he’s kept most of the specifics hidden from his mother, who has had enough issues of her own recently.
He was in a catastrophic vehicle accident that left him unable to walk for months, and he broke up with Ziggy before eventually getting back together… Oh, and then there’s Jai, the child he didn’t realise he had.
With his mother returning to the bay for the first time in years, he chooses to tell her about the new events and introduces her to Jai for the first time.
He didn’t seem to have anything to be concerned about. “That’s your grandchild,” Ziggy informs Karen in the new teaser, pointing at Jai as he and Dean play on the beach.
Karen gives out an ecstatic gasp, and her expression says it all: she’s overjoyed that Dean has a child of his own.
It’s unclear whether Karen and Brett will rekindle their romance, but teasers for next Wednesday’s episode reveal that “Dean plays cupid for Karen and Brett,” suggesting that their love still has a chance.
Summer Bay will be buzzing with love next week, and one of the town’s newest couples couldn’t be happier.
“Do you really not know yet?” Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) smiles as he walks outside the Pier Diner with Jasmine (Sam Frost). “I’m in love with you.”
It’s no surprise that his feelings are shared by others. Before they share a sweet kiss, Jasmine responds, “I love you too.”
Not all of our Summer Bay favourites, however, are so fortunate.
The trailer shows Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Tane (Ethan Browne) on their recent camping vacation, promising ‘A week of NEW BEGINNINGS.’
Tane whisked Nikau away to give him the strength he’ll need to deal with the Paratas’ latest drama, which sees Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) sentenced to life in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.