Home and Away spoilers: Bella breaks down over her ordeal...

Home and Away, Bella Nixon

Willow and Ziggy play big sister and attempt to help troubled Bella after she has a very public meltdown over her stalker nightmare on Home and Away...

With policeman Colby Thorne (played by Tim Franklin) unsure how to best help his teenage sister Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) after her ordeal at the hands of creepy online stalker Tommy on Home and Away, friend Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts) steps in to play big sister.

Bella is still trying to put on a brave face for those around her, but Willow can see how troubled Bella is.

However, when Willow pushes Bella on the subject of Tommy while at the Diner, Bella freaks out again and screams at both Willow and Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) to leave her alone!

Worried about her outburst, Willow and Ziggy join forces to assure Bella that not all men are creeps, and that none of what happened was her fault.

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Willow Harris

Willow and Ziggy support Bella after she has a meltdown in the Diner on Home and Away (Picture: Channel 5)

But still blaming herself for somehow leading Tommy on, can Bella find the strength to move on from what has happened?

Meanwhile, out at the Astoni house, Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) is still trying to shake husband Ben (Rohan Nichol) out of his rut, now that his surf board business Ben's Boards has been shut down over the drug smuggling allegations.

However, Ben's mental health problems may be a lot worse than anyone realises. So when Maggie later finds Ben depressed and sulking in the back yard, and realises he hasn't actually done anything all day, she begins to worry...

Home and Away, Ben Astoni

Ben seems to be slipping further into depression on Home and Away... (Picture: Channel 5)

And Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) arrives for his day on the job at restaurant Salt. But will his boss sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) quickly regret her decision to give Dean work when it becomes clear the surf dude has no intention of following her rules.

Could Dean's first day at Salt also be his LAST??

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 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.