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Home and Away spoilers: Airport NIGHTMARE for the Parata family!

Home and Away, Gemma Parata, Nikau Parata, Tane Parata, Ari Parata

The Parata family are heading on a trip back to New Zealand on Home and Away. But they may not get far if policeman Colby has his way...

The Parata family have packed their bags and are off on an adventure back to their homeland, New Zealand on today's episode of Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

However, is policeman Colby Thorne (played by Tim Franklin) about to ruin their plans?

Gemma Parata (Bree Peters) is ready to scatter the ashes of her late husband, Mikaere, who was shot and killed by the police during a robbery gone wrong.

But Gemma remains unaware that Colby is still targetting her two brothers-in-law, Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) and Tane (Ethan Browne) and her own teenage son, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) over the recent break-in at the Diner and the theft of Tori Morgan's (Penny McNamee) car.

Just as the Parata family are about to pass through customs, something DRAMATIC happens to delay their journey!

Is Colby behind their travel troubles?

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers

Will Marilyn consider home help for her husband John on Home and Away?

Back in Summer Bay, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) confides in family friend, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) about the challenge of looking after her husband, John Palmer (Shane Withington) following his stroke.

Alf suggests it's time Marilyn investigates home care for John to ease the burden on her.

But is Marilyn ready to abandon John in his time of need?

Home and Away, Ben Astoni, Maggie Astoni

Will Maggie and Ben have a change of heart about moving to Italy on Home and Away?

Meanwhile, Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) and her husband, Ben's (Rohan Nichol) planned move to Italy may be on hold now that neither of the couple's daughters want to relocate with them.

Maggie is hesitant to leave the Bay without Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) and Coco (who is currently away at boarding school). But Ben is convinced a move to Italy will give them the chance to rebuild their relationship after all their recent marriage troubles.

Will Maggie agree to take a leap of faith and move to Italy with Ben?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick
Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.