Marilyn is still ignorant to the devastation she is bringing to people around her on this week’s episode of Home and Away in Australia. Will it take another medical emergency for her to realise there’s a problem?
Marilyn’s (Emily Symons) dramatic metamorphosis in recent weeks has sent shockwaves across Summer Bay.
Anne (Megan Smart) released a harmful toxin into Salt’s air conditioning ducts as she targeted Tane, and she fainted immediately after Martha’s (Belinda Giblin) charity fundraiser, in which Anne (Megan Smart) released a lethal toxin into Salt’s air conditioning ducts as she targeted Tane (Ethan Browne).
Marilyn had no feeling in her legs when Logan (Harley Bonner) woke her up from a medically induced coma, and it appeared that the poison would severely limit her mobility.
She regained full use of her legs soon after, and she was discharged from Northern Districts before Logan could figure out what was going on.
Her pals noticed something wasn’t quite right not long after she returned to Summer Bay.
Before getting a Bloody Mary from Salt, she ran with Dean (Patrick O’Connor) and Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) along the beach and invited them for morning drinks. She went to the Diner soon after, where she rapidly enraged friends and coworkers Leah (Ada Nicodemou) and Irene (Lynne McGranger) by criticising their service.
While Justin (James Stewart) found her antics amusing at first, especially when the normally strict vegetarian ordered her first ever beef burger, his grin was quickly wiped away when Marilyn moved in with him and Leah.
After VJ was embroiled in an off-screen medical crisis, Leah has rushed out to Cyprus, leaving Justin alone in the house with just Marilyn for companionship. It’ll be a difficult few weeks for the poor guy, especially because Tori has also left him for a new life in London.
Marilyn’s disturbing behaviour continues this week, but Logan quickly learns that it’s not just her mental condition that he has to be concerned about.
Logan found himself on the receiving end of her rage last week. He only wanted to check her and figure out what was causing her personality shift, but Marilyn refused – she believes she is perfectly well and has no desire to return to the hospital. He leaped at the chance to be her first customer when she stated she was beginning a tarot reading company outside the Bait Shop.
Unfortunately, Marilyn detected his barely veiled effort at a medical checkup and promptly ejected him.
Thankfully, he had enough time with her to make some observations in the short minutes he spent with her. Her hand-eye coordination appeared to be excellent, and her mental skills appeared to be unaffected; on the surface, she appears to be in perfect health!
It led him to assume that the organophosphate hadn’t produced any major side effects after all, and that her new personality was only a psychological reaction to her trauma.
While his ruse may have gotten him closer to a diagnosis, it also enraged the patient, who was eventually given some dreadful news.
Marilyn had filed a formal complaint with the hospital, alleging that he shouldn’t have discharged her so soon after the chemical exposure — that is, before she fell – and now his superiors are planning a complete inquiry into his actions. Is he on the verge of losing his job before he can solve the medical puzzle?
This week’s action picks up, and Marilyn’s behaviour hasn’t changed. She’s as icy as ever, and she doesn’t seem to see how her remarks affect others around her.
Logan runs into her again, and despite the fact that she has filed a complaint against him, he isn’t ready to give up. He attempts to persuade her that he’s simply trying to assist once again, but she tosses him off.
As he approaches her in Salt, she informs him coldly, “I don’t want to talk to you, Dr Bennett.”
After impressing the village by saving the lives of Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo), Mia (Anna Samson), and Dean (Patrick O’Connor), Irene tries to remind Marilyn that she was the one who wanted Logan as her doctor in the first place. Yet, once again, Marilyn is deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly dea
“He was on the verge of killing me; he’s a bad doctor!” With Logan standing only metres away, she spits at Irene.
Emily Simons tells TV Week that the fact that Marilyn doesn’t seem to mind that she’s upsetting others is what makes Irene and Logan realise something is very wrong.
Emily begins, “Marilyn becomes so enraged at Irene.” “She has no idea she’s upsetting others, and that’s when people realise something is seriously wrong with her since this is so out of character for her.”
Justin, her new flatmate, becomes her source of support. While Justin may empathise by saying that he understands what he’s going through, he must also be honest and state that this isn’t the Marilyn he knows and loves.
Marilyn ultimately admits that she has changed for the worse, and that something is genuinely wrong, despite Justin’s opposition. Is it, however, too late for her to come to her senses?
She returns to the Diner to attempt to make amends with Irene, but the two quickly find themselves squabbling once more. Marilyn’s legs lose way under her as tensions rise, and it’s only Irene’s rapid responses that save her from toppling to the ground.
After all, it appears that she discharged herself too quickly, and the poisons are still affecting her body. Will Logan eventually figure out what’s going on as she’s transported back to Northern Districts in an ambulance?
TV Week suggests that the poisons may have already done too much harm, and that everything Logan and the Northern Districts team may do may be “too little, too late.”
Is Maz in grave danger?
These sequences will be seen by UK viewers in early 2022.