Home and Away spoilers: WHY is Ari Parata suspicious?

Home and Away, Ari Parata
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Uh-oh. Mackenzie and Ari's relationship is suddenly on shaky ground when he overhears a conversation between her and Tane on Home and Away...

It's the morning after the night before. Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) is shocked when his girlfriend, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) wakes up with more than just a hangover on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings)!

Ziggy has been left with a black eye after being caught in the middle of the fight between Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) and Amber Simmons (Madeleine Jevic) at the nightclub.

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni

Dean is shocked when he discovers girlfriend Ziggy has a black eye on Home and Away!

The ladies were fighting over hunky Tane Parata (Ethan Browne).

So the question is, how long will it be before word reaches Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) that his girlfriend, Mackenzie has secret feelings for his younger brother, Tane?

After Ari notices Ziggy's black eye and gets wind that Tane was somehow involved in the events at the nightclub, he heads to Salt to find out from Mackenzie what's going on.

But how will Ari react when he catches Mackenzie and Tane having a hushed conversation?

How much will Ari hear? Will he finally find out the truth about Mackenzie's feelings for Tane?

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Nikau Parata

Bella and Nikau finally find themselves alone on Home and Away

Meanwhile, romance continues to blossom between Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) and her boyfriend, Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo).

The teenagers enjoy spending some quality time together away from the watchful eye of Bella's protective policeman brother, Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin).

Is it all too good to last?

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

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.