Troubled teenager Bella Nixon spirals out of control again when she hits the beer at Ryder Jackson's party at the Caravan Park on Home and Away!
Bella Nixon (played by Courtney Miller) has had a nightmare time of late on Home and Away.
The teenager is still getting over her ordeal at the hands of creepy online stalker, Tommy. So she has moved back in with her policeman brother Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) for extra support.
However, with Colby and Mackenzie Booth's (Emily Weir) romance officially back ON, Bella is starting to feel like a "third wheel". So she decides to avoid going back to the apartment (where Colby and Mackenzie are probably getting frisky!) and heads to friend Ryder Jackson's (Lukas Radovich) party at the Caravan Park.
But, Ryder's granddad Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) and his aunt Roo (Georgie Parker) are unaware Ryder has secretly bought a load of booze for the party.
Still in a dark state of mind, underage Bella helps herself to some beer and starts to get drunk!
As the party starts to get out of hand, will Alf and Roo discover there's a whole lot of underage drinking going on?
Elsewhere in Summer Bay, John Palmer (Shane Withington) finds missing Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) alone on the beach.
Ben covers-up his emotional breakdown and insists he just needs some time alone.
But back home at the Astoni farmhouse, it's not long before Ben angrily snaps again when he discovers his wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) has been discussing their private family troubles with others in the Bay.
How will Ben react when Maggie suggests he might be suffering from depression?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5
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Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?
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