With Irene's fate hanging in the balance over stalker Tommy on Home and Away, Bella decides to face her fears and do the right thing...
Just when it looked like Bella Nixon (played by Courtney Miller) was back on track, the teenager's anxiety has returned on Home and Away.
However, Bella's big brother Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin), his girlfriend Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) and Bella's schoolfriend Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) are all unaware it's because Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) has asked Bella to change her mind and testify in court, and explain how Irene only attacked online stalker Tommy because she was defending Bella from him.
But Bella is terrified at the thought of coming face-to-face with Tommy in court, even if her testimony might prevent Irene from being sent to prison. What should she do?
After an unexpected heart-to-heart with Mackenzie, who tells her about a time she had to testify in court, Bella reaches a BIG decision...
Meanwhile, the day has arrived for Ben (Rohan Nichol) and Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) to sign over the sale of the Pier Complex.
Having matters aren't helped as Ben continues to sink lower into his depression, feeling ever more demoralised after everything that's happened.
However, could it be that an unexpected stranger is about to put a smile back on Ben's face, when he meets Dean Thompson's (Patrick O'Connor) mum Karen (Georgia Adamson) for the first time at the Caravan Park?
Could this just be the kindness of strangers. Or is their meeting a disaster waiting to happen?
And elsewhere, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) tries to boost boyfriend Dean's confidence, when he's unsure whether it's a good idea to start up his own surf school business.
Will Dean take the plunge?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5
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)
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