The 2021 season finale episodes of Home and Away will air next week in the United Kingdom. After Chloe learns the shocking truth about her father, tempers rise, and Ryder and Theo take on their most perilous challenge yet—someone will not survive the week!
Mia Anderson (Anna Samson) has been trying in vain to keep her daughter Chloe (Sam Barrett) from meeting her biological father Matthew Montgomery for the past few weeks (James Sweeny).
Mia is stuck between a rock and a hard place, unable to give Chloe a convincing explanation why she shouldn’t spend time with Matthew since she doesn’t want to tell her that she was the product of rape.
Chloe had grown increasingly upset with her mother, believing that all she needs to do now is get over whatever issue she had with Matthew 20 years ago. Little did she know, however, that Matthew has now turned to blackmailing Mia to see his daughter.
When barrister Matthew was assaulted by Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) after rejecting Mia’s account of what happened that night, the tables shifted in his favour, and he threatened to have Ari placed in prison if either of them tried to go between him and Chloe.
Last week, things came to a head when Chloe told Mia and Ari that she was going to business school in the city after a terrible family dinner at which Matthew was invited… In order to do so, she had to move in with Matthew.
Mia tried one more time to scare Matthew away from Chloe by threatening to tell her the truth about her pregnancy, but Matthew called her bluff, leaving Mia and Ari with just one choice.
Mia ultimately sits Chloe down and informs her about the assault this week.
Chloe is sick to her stomach and excuses herself to go to the restroom, but when she returns, she is enraged—”Why didn’t you tell me?” she demands.
Mia explains that she was attempting to protect her, but all Chloe can think about is how both Mia and Ari let her to live a lie while she learned more about her father. Chloe storms off, but not before bumping into Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Bella (Courtney Miller), who pursue her.
Chloe explains everything to Bella and Nik, feeling silly for falling for Matthew’s lure as he flashed the money. After learning that her own father killed her mother, she’s surprised to find a kindred spirit in Bella, who can sympathise with her.
The next morning, Chloe is more clear-headed, and she understands Mia’s sorrow over the years. Chloe apologises to both Mia and Ari when she meets with them, and the three of them head home with a big weight lifted off their shoulders.
Later in the week, Ari decides that after a wild few months, it’s finally time to ask Mia a very important question—he’ll propose!
When Ari reveals the secret, Chloe is overjoyed, and the entire family rallies to put on a legendary Parata hangi in the back garden, though Mia is perplexed as to why Chloe insists on dressing up for the occasion!
Ari offers an emotional speech in front of Tane, Nik, and Chloe, and Mia has a sneaking suspicion of what’s about to happen when Ari gets down on one knee and presents a ring.
Ari proclaims his love for Mia, and she happily accepts!
As the evening progresses, it appears like everything is going perfectly… except for some unfinished business. Chloe has been avoiding Matthew’s calls, and she is forced to block his phone after getting yet another.
Matthew shows up at the diner the next day, demanding to know what’s going on and why Chloe isn’t answering his calls.
Chloe tells Matthew that she knows what he did to Mia and tells him to leave and never contact her again.
As they dispute about consent outside, Matthew tries to convince Chloe that things were different back then, but it makes no difference to her. Chloe departs, but Matthew’s rage continues to grow.
Matthew returns to the house later that day, pleading with her to give him a chance! When Mia arrives, though, Matthew accuses her of poisoning his daughter in order to turn her against him.
As Mia tries to get Chloe inside, Matthew’s rage boils over, and he grabs Mia, telling her that he’s had enough of her manipulating!
Tempers flare, and it’s all over in a flash… Someone has passed away.
Matthew’s automobile drives down Old Yabbie Creek Road with a body in the trunk, drawing the attention of local cop Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright), who pursues him.
Ari returns home, the happiest he’s been in a long time, unaware that his entire life is about to unravel…