Home and Away spoilers: Dean and Ziggy get SURPRISE invitation!

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean's hated dad Rick appears to want to give their relationship another go on Home and Away. So he invites Dean and Ziggy aboard his luxury boat!

Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) has been more than happy having nothing to do with his long-lost dad Rick Booth (Mark Lee) on Home and Away (opens in new tab).

Unfortunately, the blackmail demands of Dean's half-sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) have brought Rick to Summer Bay, where he now appears to want to make amends with Dean for the way he treated him in the past.

So when Dean receives an unexpected invitation to spend the day aboard Rick's luxury boat, he has mixed emotions. Can politician Rick be trusted?

Dean's girlfriend Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) reckons there's only one way to find out... take a leap of faith!

So the pair head off to Rick's boat together. But what are they letting themselves in for?

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni

(Picture: Channel 5)

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni

Dean and Ziggy are off on an adventure at sea on Home and Away! (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in the Bay, Justin Morgan (James Stewart) tries to get to the bottom of his daughter Ava Gilbert's (Alice Roberts) bratty behaviour towards new girlfriend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou).

Leah hates the idea of being the cause of problems between dad and daughter. But Justin's determined to fix things so he can spend time with BOTH the ladies in his life.

But what's the REAL reason behind Ava's temper tantrums?

Home and Away, Ava Gilbert, Justin Morgan

What's up with Justin's daughter Ava on Home and Away? (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) feels like the pressure is off now he's agreed to outsource the massive surf board order to a factory in Yabbie Creek.

Realising he's been a right stressed-out misery over the past few weeks, Ben decides he needs to make things up to his wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) and starts making secret plans to take her on a trip of a lifetime... to Italy!

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.