Neve ultimately meets her fate as the military police come in Summer Bay next week on Home and Away in the UK, while Theo opens up to John about his tragic history…
After ex-girlfriend Neve Spicer (Sophie Bloom) showed up in Summer Bay, Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) knew it would be difficult to help her, but the moment has come to admit defeat.
Logan experienced the shock of his life a few weeks ago when he received a note from Neve, whom he had assumed had died!
While serving in the army as doctors, the two had been assigned to Afghanistan together, but Neve had gone AWOL after they were transferred to Germany over two years ago, unable to cope with the atrocities of war.
Because fellow servicemen were aware of Logan and Neve’s relationship, Logan was repeatedly questioned about Neve’s location, despite his protestations that he was as clueless as they were. Logan was eventually forced to leave the service as a result of this.
Neve had never given up hope of finding Logan as she continued to elude the authorities, and she was disappointed to learn that he had moved on with new girlfriend Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir), since she had hoped they would rejoin once they were reunited.
Despite her protestations to the contrary, Logan demanded that Neve stay since he could tell she was suffering from PTSD, despite her assurances to the contrary.
Logan had no choice but to try to help Neve come to terms with her mental health himself, knowing that she would not voluntarily make herself known to the authorities in order to get therapy.
However, Logan’s friendship with Mac was almost jeopardised as a result of his decision. Despite Mac’s insistence that Neve stay with them at the apartment because she believed it was important to keep her ‘enemies’ close, the presence of Logan’s ex became too much for her, and she issued Logan an ultimatum…. which backfired when Logan moved into a hotel room with Neve!
Logan decided that enough was enough after a tumultuous week that saw Mac nearly turn up Neve to the defence force, followed by Neve attracting the attention of local cop Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright) after she fought Mac in the surf club. He conceded to Mac that he was out of his element and that Neve required expert assistance.
When he returned to the motel room, he discovered Neve had vanished.
After spending all night looking for Neve the following week, Logan is relieved when she returns to the apartment and eventually admits that she needs help—she can’t keep going forever.
She begs Logan to help her because he’s the one person she can trust, but he knows he won’t be able to; there’s only one solution.
Logan speaks with a military lawyer acquaintance, and the news isn’t good. While Neve will receive the immediate therapy she requires if she surrenders, she will very certainly face a minimum of seven years in prison!
As Logan is compelled to convince Neve that she must either call herself in or he will, she begins to panic once more. When Logan subsequently acknowledges he can’t do it, Mac is the one who goes to Neve and tells her that the situation has been terrible for Logan.
If Neve truly loves about him, she must take charge and make the decision for him—Logan will never forgive himself.
As the military police arrive to capture Neve later that evening, she says a sorrowful goodbye to Logan. Will Neve be able to get the help she requires?
An unanticipated error with Theo Poulos’ (Matt Evans) community service paperwork leads to him making a surprising admission to John Palmer somewhere in Summer Bay (Shane Withington).
Following Theo and Ryder’s (Lukas Radovich) failed effort to record a buried alive challenge, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) went on the warpath and convicted Theo of stealing the surf club buggy last week.
Alf was adamant that Theo was to blame for Ryder’s near-death experience, and he intended to hold him accountable. After learning that no charges could be filed against him because Ryder had willingly entered the coffin, Alf realised that Theo could be arrested for vehicle theft instead.
Following Theo’s court appearance, he confronted Alf, telling him that the only reason he came after him was to divert attention away from his own shortcomings as a grandfather. Alf realised he’d let Ryder down, and went on to apologise to Theo and Justin (James Stewart) for how he’d treated them.
Theo is starting his community service at the surf club this week, only to discover that he lacks the necessary documents. Cash later discovers that the package was mailed to Theo’s city address.
While he promises Theo that there will be no problems, Theo begins to panic. He desperately wants to call home, but John says they’ll have to wait until they’ve completed the task at hand.
Theo ultimately reaches out to his mother later that evening, who assures him that she has found the letter and concealed it from Theo’s father Dimitri (Salvatore Coco). Theo is visibly terrified at the prospect of Dimitri finding out about his criminal history.
John is nearby and can’t help but overhear Theo’s terror as he notices the fear on his face—what is he afraid of?
Theo shares up about his tragic past upstairs in Salt. He explains that Dimitri had always been harsh with him, but that when Theo began defying his father as a teenager, Dimitri hit him.
From then on, if Dimitri had a terrible day, it was Theo who would take the brunt of it.
John urges Theo to report Dimitri to the authorities, but Theo begs him not to tell anyone. He believes that finding out what her big brother was truly like will destroy Leah’s (Ada Nicodemou) heart.
As Theo goes home, he makes his excuses to Justin and hides himself away, attempting to keep it together.
It’s evident that the incident has reopened old wounds for Theo, and Justin notices this when he questions John about it the next day…
Will a troubled John be able to preserve Theo’s trust?