The Paratas are ripped apart in the aftermath of Matthew’s death, while Logan has an unexpected visitor next week on Home and Away in the UK as the 2022 season premieres…
Mia Anderson (Anna Samson) was on the run from the cops with Matthew Montgomery’s (James Sweeny) body stashed in the boot of the car as the 2021 season of Home and Away came to a dramatic climax on UK screens.
Matthew’s death came at the conclusion of a harrowing few weeks for Mia, in which she had tried to keep Matthew from meeting their daughter Chloe (Sam Barrett). Mia had been unable to tell Chloe that her conception was the result of Matthew rapping her until last week.
As a result, Mia has been forced to watch helplessly as Chloe grew closer to her father, despite her inability to explain her feelings toward him.
After Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) punched him, Matthew blackmailed Mia, threatening to have Ari placed in prison if Mia stood in the way of him and Chloe. Mia realised she had no choice but to tell Chloe the truth when she revealed this week that she was moving in with Matthew to attend business school in the city.
Chloe became ill and stopped communicating with Matthew, only for him to appear in Summer Bay and demand an explanation. Mia intervened when he encountered Chloe outside the house later, and tempers escalated. Chloe panicked and smacked Matthew over the head with a rock while Matthew seized Mia in rage. Matthew collapsed on the ground, lifeless.
Mia put the body into the boot of Matthew’s car and rushed away, thinking quickly.
Mia grabbed the attention of local cop Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright) as she sped along Old Yabbie Creek Road as Ari returned home to discover Chloe lying on the sofa in shock. Mia was pulled over and noticed blood on her clothes, so she made the hasty decision to drive away!
Thankfully, UK audiences won’t have to wait two months to find out what happens next, as we take up the action next week in the 2022 season opening on Monday 7th March (First peek on 5STAR, Friday 4th March, 6:30pm), Mia is urgently attempting to elude the cops as she speeds down the road.
Ari tries unsuccessfully to contact Mia after gaining some understanding from Chloe, who tells him the entire tale, while Cash calls in for support in the hunt.
Cash is startled to learn the name of the driver after a police roadblock compels Mia to halt the car, and even more so when he uncovers the terrible secret buried in the boot!
Anna told Australian magazine TV Week, “She’s frozen—Mia has run out of options.” “She didn’t have a strategy in mind; all she wanted to do was get as far away as she could.”
Mia is cuffed and placed under arrest on suspicion of murder because she is unable to answer any of Cash’s questions.
After receiving a call from Cash, Ari rushes to the police station, where Mia refuses to say anything except that she wants a lawyer.
As Cash tries to make sense of the incident and arrange for a lawyer, he defies tradition by allowing Ari to visit Mia in the hopes of resolving the matter.
Mia quickly inquires about Chloe, to which Ari responds that he has been informed of the situation and that Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is looking after her.
Mia is determined that they can’t tell the cops what occurred because she needs to protect Chloe at all costs, and Ari assures Mia that he’ll get her back.
However, when Ari requests a private meeting with Cash, he discloses that Mia is innocent and is actually covering for someone else. If Cash can persuade the prosecution to drop all charges against Mia, he’ll get to hear the whole storey…
Mia is taken aback when Cash returns with Ari and tells her she’s free to leave—despite Ari’s complete confession to killing Matthew himself!
Mia begs Ari not to die, but it’s too late, and all she can do now is watch as Ari is brought away to the cells…