Home and Away spoilers: Are Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson an OFFICIAL couple?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Dean Thompson

After getting hot and heavy together in the Outback, Ziggy and Dean return to Summer Bay now an official couple. Or are they?

Just good friends Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson FINALLY sealed things with a kiss while they were in the Outback competing in the Bush Bomb Rally.

But when they drive back to Summer Bay, it's not quite clear whether they are now officially together. Could it be a case of, what happens in the Outback stays in the Outback?

With both Ziggy and Dean feeling awkward whenever someone brings up the other's name, wires start to get crossed and it looks like they may have made a mistake moving their relationship out of the friend zone!

Ziggy confides in her younger sister Coco that she and Dean had a great trip away but now they're back in the Bay, she feels like Dean's blanking her. What's going on?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni

Is Dean into Ziggy... or NOT? (Picture: Channel 5)

The scene is set for a showdown, and when Ziggy and Dean confront each other at the Caravan Park, will they both discover that the other wants something different?

Elsewhere, at the Morgan house, Mason is still at odds with his sister Tori over the newspaper article he wrote in support of medical cannabis. With Mason due to stand trial after being caught by the police in possession of marijuana, Tori is worried the newspaper article could affect Mason's chances in court and see him sent to prison.

Will hospital doctor Tori agree to speak on Mason's behalf at the trial?

Home and Away, Brody Morgan, Simone Bedford

Simone finds a new business opportunity for Brody. (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, chef Brody Morgan finally agrees on a sale for his restaurant Salt. And when girlfriend Simone Bedford finds the perfect new business for them to buy - a little country eatery surrounded by vineyards - will Brody and Simone soon be on their way to a new life away from Summer Bay?

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.