Home and Away spoilers: Dean makes an enemy of his dad Rick...

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Rick Booth

As the feud between Dean, his sister Mackenzie and their hated dad gets out of hand on Home and Away, Rick warns Dean he's made a powerful enemy...

Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) has given his half-sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) the thumbs-up to get even with their hated politician dad Rick Booth (Mark Lee) on Home and Away.

But Dean's in for a SHOCK when a frontpage newspaper article exposes him as Rick Booth's son but also trashes Dean's mum, Karen at the same time.

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean is alarmed to see he has become front page news on Home and Away! (Picture: Channel 5)

Dean immediately worries about the welfare of his mum in hospital, where she's still being treated for her mental health problems. He is not impressed about the way Mackenzie has gone about her vendetta and that she has involved Karen.

It's not long before Rick fights back and in a TV news interview he claims Dean asked him for $50,000 hush money!

Home and Away, Raffy Morrison

Raffy gets some relationship advice from big brother Mason on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Dean is furious and when father and son confront each other in the Bay, Rick hints there's more damage to come and that Dean and Mackenzie have both made a powerful enemy...

Meanwhile, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is loving his new job as barman at restaurant Salt. But his girlfriend Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) is not as impressed as he hardly seems to have any time for her anymore.

After hearing how well her friend Coco Astoni is doing with her marine biology scholarship in Cairns, Raffy feels like she's getting stuck in a rut.

Will Raffy take on board big brother Mason Morgan's (Orpheus Pledger) advice when he warns her not to lose herself in her relationship?

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)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.