Theo’s irresponsible behaviour could cost Nikau his job as a lifeguard next week on Home and Away in the UK, as he goes it alone with his online challenges.
Theo is mooching around feeling sorry for himself after losing his partner-in-crime Ryder when we return to Summer Bay next week.
With their online video challenges, the two have built a following, but it all came to an end when Theo humiliated Ryder by disclosing that he kissed Chloe.
Despite the fact that Justin (James Stewart) believes Theo should accept Ryder’s choice to call it a day, Theo resolves to continue producing the films on his own.
His first solo attempt sees him return to one of his very first ideas, which Ryder swiftly dismissed, and rightly so. He executes his plan when he notices newly qualified lifeguard Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) inspecting the surf club’s buggies during his first ever shift.
All it takes is fooling Nik into thinking there’s someone in peril in the water to create a temporary distraction, and Theo takes over the buggy!
When Theo’s buggy runs out of gas, he returns home to find an enraged John Palmer (Shane Withington) waiting for him — the Polaris buggy is his pride and joy, and he’s unhappy that it’s been taken for a joy ride.
When Ryder sees the two recovering the buggy, he can’t help but film them as John chastises Theo, and the video goes viral with fans who are glad to see them back together.
Theo’s solo video, on the other hand, receives far less views, prompting Ryder to realise that he and Theo must work together to succeed.
A conversation with Roo (Georgie Parker) the next day gives Ryder fuel for thinking.
With his step-grandmother Martha (Belinda Giblin) facing high medical bills if she returns home, Ryder realises that repaying the amount he owes them would be extremely beneficial.
However, with their recent breakup, Chloe’s recent insistence that she take over the food delivery business means he has one fewer source of income to help pay it back.
Ryder recognises that he must swallow his pride in light of this. He plans to see Theo in the diner with a proposal, seeing the films as a possible answer to his financial difficulties…