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Home and Away spoilers: WHAT is Mackenzie Booth's surprise idea?

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth, Ari Parata
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With the threat of the gang still hanging over the Parata family on Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth may have an unexpected solution to the problem...

Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) and his younger brother, Tane (Ethan Browne) still have the threat of Paul (Jack Finsterer) and the gang hanging over their heads on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings)

Ari's girlfriend, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) is getting fed-up of the ongoing tension and announces she's thought of a way she can help settle the drug debt to the gang.

However, when Mackenzie shares her plan to sell her flash sportscar to Paul to pay off the debt, Ari strictly forbids her to get involved. It's too dangerous!

But restaurant boss, Mackenzie has other ideas and secretly calls Paul to organise a meet-up...

Home and Away, Justin Morgan, Leah Patterson

Leah is shocked when boyfriend Justin SNAPS at her on Home and Away...

Meanwhile, Justin Morgan (James Stewart) is still in hospital after his collapse at baby Grace's birthday party.

Having lost all sensation in his legs, Justin fears he may never walk again and takes out his frustrations on his shocked girlfriend, Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou).

Home and Away, John Palmer

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers

John is intrigued after matching with his estranged wife, Marilyn on a dating app on Home and Away!

Elsewhere, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) finds himself caught-in-the-middle when both Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) and her estranged husband, John Palmer (Shane Withington) corner the lad for advice after matching with each other on a dating app.

But little does John know, Marilyn accidentally matched with him and isn't interested in going on a date!

Will John get his hopes up and set himself up for heartbreak? Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

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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.