Home and Away spoilers: Who BLACKMAILS Ari and Tane Parata?

Home and Away, Ari Parata, Tane Parata
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It looks like Ari and Tane Parata may be forced to carry out an armed robbery on Home and Away when gang leader Paul theatens them...

Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) and his younger brother, Tane (Ethan Browne) thought they had heard the last from Paul (Jack Finsterer) and the gang on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

But despite accepting Ari's girlfriend, Mackenzie Booth's (Emily Weir) flashy sportscar as payment, it seems the drugs debt still isn't settled...

Home and Away, Paul, Leon

Paul and Leon want Ari and Tane to carry out an armed robbery on Home and Away...

Ari and Tane are not impressed when Paul and Leon (Will McNeill) try to pressure them into carrying out an armed robbery!

The brothers warn the gang to back-off.

However, when Ari later receives another text message from the gang, it looks like he and Tane may have no choice but to go ahead with the robbery...

Are the boys being blackmailed?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Tane Parata, Dean Thompson

Ziggy snaps when Dean tries to win her back again on Home and Away

Meanwhile, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) has sobered-up after his disastrous attempt to win back ex-girlfriend, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman).

Unfortunately, it seems like Dean didn't get the message, when he turns-up at the garage and makes another play for mechanic Ziggy!

Ziggy's workmate, Tane arrives on the scene and is not happy when he catches Dean hassling Ziggy.

Is it all about to kick-off between Dean and Tane?

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth, John Palmer

Mackenzie has reserved the best table in the house for John's BIG date on Home and Away!

Elsewhere in the Bay, John Palmer (Shane Withington) is dressed-to-impress and armed with a big bunch of flowers, as he arrives at Salt for his first date from the Silver Dreams app.

After all his marriage drama with Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons), is John about to meet his perfect match?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

Switch over for FIRST LOOK episodes at 6:30pm on 5STAR

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.