Home and Away spoilers: Will Irene Roberts flee Summer Bay?

Home and Away, Roo Stewart, Leah Patterson, Irene Roberts

With her court case looming, Irene Roberts is alarmed when her past returns to haunt her on Home and Away. Will she do a runner from the Bay?

With her day in court approaching, Irene Roberts (played by Lynne McGranger) is trying to keep it together on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings), even though she's dreading the thought she could still be sent to prison for attacking teenager Bella Nixon's (Courtney Miller) online stalker, Tommy.

Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) and Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) continue to rally around Irene, and encourage her to read some of the positive comments of support on Leah's vlog.

However, when Irene notices some nasty comments on the vlog, condeming Irene over what she did to Tommy, she's shocked.

But there's MORE...

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts makes a SHOCK discovery online on Home and Away...

A news reporter has dug up some dirt on Irene, and she's horrified to see details of her past battle with alcohol and troubled relationship with her children in an online news article.

Fearing the details of her troubled past could be used against her in court, Irene panics and decides to write a goodbye letter to Leah, intending to escape the Bay before her court case...

Elsewhere, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is shocked when he hears about his ex-girlfriend Raffy Morrison's (Olivia Deeble) close brush with death last week, when the teenager had an epileptic seizure while swimming in the sea.

Ryder wonders why Raffy didn't tell him and makes it clear he still wants to be there for her as a friend.

Home and Away, Ryder Jackson

Ryder gets the brush-off from ex-girlfriend Raffy on Home and Away

However, Raffy once again pushes Ryder away making it very clear she's definitely not interested in being just good friends!

And Robbo (Jake Ryan) is a man on a mission after his hypnosis session and returning flashbacks of what happened on the boat between him and Dylan Carter (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor).

Home and Away, Robbo

Robbo is out to track down Dylan Carter on Home and Away

Now certain that Carter is still alive, Robbo works to find out WHO rescued the dodgy detective and where he could be hiding.

But events take a sinister turn when Robbo receives an anonymous text message, revealing that someone has been following his wife Jasmine Delaney's (Sam Frost) every move...

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.