Home and Away spoilers: Will evil attacker Tommy be brought to justice?
After the chaos in court on yesterday's episode of Home and Away, Bella Nixon digs deep for the courage to confront her attacker, Tommy....
After the chaos in court, following the unexpected appearance of Tommy (Adam Sollis) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings) policeman Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) has been booted out of the courthouse after his angry outburst and is worried whether his teenage sister Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) can continue testifying at the trial.
But despite the shock of coming face-to-face with her attacker again, somehow Bella finds the courage to return to court the next day, look Tommy in the eye and tell the whole court that he is a rapist.
Are Bella and Colby one step closer to putting this horrible ordeal behind them?
Meanwhile, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) is grateful Bella has told the truth and explained how Irene whacked Tommy over the head after she returned home to find him attempting to sexually assualt Bella in the bedroom.
And that's not all, the survivor's group, led by the plucky Teresa (Simone McAullay) gather outside the courthouse to show their support with placards and chants, boosting Irene's spirits.
However, things take an unexpected turn when Irene's friend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) discovers angry posts on her blog, warning there'll be hell to pay if Irene isn't found innocent.
Uh-oh, could Summer Bay have a possible vigilante riot on its hands?
Elsewhere, Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) is preoccupied with his own upcoming court case.
But friends Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) and Justin Morgan (James Stewart) are worried when they witness Ben angrily snap on the phone to his lawyer and then stomp off in an angry mood...
And, Mason Morgan (Orpheus Pledger) is grateful to Dr Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura), after she put in a good word for him at Northern Districts about his medical internship.
But has Mason misread the signals between him and Alex, when he makes a move on the medic?
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.
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.