Home and Away spoilers: SHOCK verdict for Irene Roberts...

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

Guilty or not guilty? Irene Roberts FINALLY finds out her fate on Home and Away when the jury reach a verdict. But what will it be?

It's the moment of truth for Irene Roberts (played by Lynne McGranger) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings), as she prepares to head off to court and find out the verdict. Will she be locked-up for attacking online stalker, Tommy O'Reilly?

With friends Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) and Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) by her side for support, Irene must face the possibility she may not be returning to Summer Bay if found guilty...

As support group member Teresa (Simone McAullay), who has championed justice for Irene, watches proceedings in court, she and everyone else are left SHOCKED when the verdict is announced...

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Leah Patterson

Bella Nixon and Leah Patterson are shocked in court when Irene Roberts is read the verdict on Home and Away...

Meanwhile back in Summer Bay, Karen Thompson (Georgia Adamson) is nervous as she arrives for her first day of work at restaurant Salt with boss Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir), who also happens to be her son Dean's (Patrick O'Connor) half-sister.

Alarm bells start ringing for Dean, since this is Karen's first job since she left hospital where she was being treated for mental health problems.

And Dean is right to worry, as it's not long before Karen clashes with stuffy John Palmer (Shane Withington) after she accidentally bumps into him while carrying a plate of food.

When John starts to make a fuss about the mess, Karen snaps and decides to help John cool off by pouring a glass of water over his head!

Horrified by his mum's behaviour, Dean can only wonder if this will be Karen's first and LAST shift working at Salt!

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Once again, Dean is alarmed by his mum Karen's behaviour on Home and Away

Elsewhere, teenager Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) has some exciting news to share with her big brother Justin Morgan (James Stewart). She has been accepted onto the medical trial in Melbourne.

Home and Away, Raffy Morrison

Raffy has some BIG news for Justin, Marilyn and John on Home and Away

While Justin and also Raffy's foster parents Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) and John Palmer are all thrilled at the news Raffy will be getting help for her epilepsy, they are also secretly crushed when Raffy reveals she must leave the Bay.... tomorrow!

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.