Home and Away spoilers: Robbo ATTACKS Dr Alex Neilson!
Robbo undergoes hypnosis on Home and Away. But during his flashbacks he mistakes Dr Alex Neilson for Dylan Carter and attacks the shocked doc!
A sceptical Robbo (played by Jake Ryan) has agreed to let Dr Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura) use hypnotherapy on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings), to see if he is able to remember what happened the day dodgy detective Dylan Carter (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor) took him hostage on the boat several years ago.
At first, Robbo struggles to go under because he is afraid to lose control. But with the encouragement of his wife Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost), he tries again and this time begins to experience flashbacks to to his ill-fated encounter with Dylan Carter...
However, as the two men fight in the flashback, Robbo leaps out of his chair in real-time and starts attacking Alex! A horrified Jasmine tries to pull her angry husband off Alex before things take a really terrible turn...
But what do Robbo's flashbacks mean? WHO shot Dylan Carter? How did Robbo fall overboard with a head injury? And was there another boat involved that rescued Dylan and left Robbo for dead?
Meanwhile, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) is shocked to find her mum Maggie (Kestie Morassi) drinking heavily and afraid her marriage to Ben (Rohan Nichol) is over.
With Ben still refusing to move back home from the Caravan Park, Maggie and Ziggy both realise they are out of their depth trying to deal with his depression.
After calling a support helpline, Beyond Blue for advice, Maggie and Ziggy approach Ben at the Caravan Park.
But will he accept their help?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 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.
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