Home and Away spoilers: Dean Thompson's secret is OUT!
How will Dean Thompson's mum, Karen, react on Home and Away when she comes face-to-face with Dean's secret half-sister, Mackenzie?
Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) is still trying to find the right time to tell his mum Karen (Georgia Adamson) about his half-sister, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) on Home and Away (1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings)
Given that Karen has nothing but feelings of hatred towards one-time lover and Dean's dad Rick Booth, she may not react well to the discovery Dean has a secret sister who is now living in Summer Bay and is the manager of restaurant, Salt!
Unfortunately, Karen may be about to discover Dean's secret...
Now she's decided to stick around the Bay for a while, Karen sets her sights on getting a job.
After knockbacks at the Juice Bar and the Diner, Karen approaches Mackenzie for a job at Salt!
When Dean discovers what's going on, he's forced to interrupt the job interview and reveal who Mackenzie really is! As an uneasy Dean and Mackenzie hold their breath - how will a shocked Karen react?
Meanwhile, as Robbo (Jake Ryan) continues to piece the clues together about the-not-dead Dylan Carter's whereabouts, he receives another text from the criminals warning him he has 48 hours to deliver Carter to them - or Robbo's wife, Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) will be in deadly danger...
It looks like Robbo now has no choice but to go ahead with the plan he and federal agent Scott Larkin (Trent Baines) have come-up with.
Robbo must find a way to tell his wife that in order to stay safe, she needs to leave him... and the country!
Elsewhere, Terese (Simone McAullay) visits Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) and Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) at the Diner to outline the survivor group's next move.
However, with all the comments on Leah's blog and threats of vigilante action, the ladies fear Teresa is getting carried away and try to shutdown her plans for a loud media campaign.
But how will Teresa react?
ALSO, Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) begins to worry about her hubby Ben's (Rohan Nichol) whereabouts, after she discovered he stormed off after an angry phonecall with his lawyer.
Where has Ben disappeared to? And is he OK?
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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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.
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