Home and Away spoilers: There's a BIG shock for Bella Nixon in court...
Bella Nixon's worst nightmare comes true on Home and Away when she finds herself face-to-face again with internet stalker, Tommy...
Ever since Bella Nixon (played by Courtney Miller) agreed to testify on behalf of her friend Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) in court on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings), the teenager has been filled with panic at the thought of facing her attacker Tommy again.
So as Bella starts to have second thoughts about testifying for Irene after all, she's relieved when her policeman brother Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) tells her Tommy will NOT be in court.
Not wanting to let Irene down, Bella takes the stand and prepares to tell the court how Irene was defending Bella from Tommy's attempted sexual assault when she whacked Tommy over the head at the Beach House.
However, Bella finds herself frozen with fear when Tommy (Adam Sollis) is called as a surprise witness and appears in court sitting in a wheelchair...
The court is thrown into chaos as angry Irene calls Tommy out for his despicable act, and Colby snaps and tries to lash out at Tommy!
Meanwhile, Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) is feeling embarassed and ashamed after her latest epileptic seizure at school.
Since the medical trial closed and Raffy no longer has access to the CBD oil, she is beginning to feel increasingly useless because of her epilepsy.
The teenager opens up to Dr Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura) about how much better she felt when her med student brother Mason Morgan (Orpheus Pledger) started an illegal medical trial for her at home.
Alex is surprised to hear about Mason's medical background. And when she hears he may be forced to leave the Bay to pursue an internship, she puts in a good word for him at Northern Districts to see if she can move his internship closer to home.
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5
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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.