Ziggy Astoni is alarmed when her dad Ben has an angry meltdown on Home and Away and smashes-up a surfboard in front of her...
Things took a romantic turn between troubled Ben Astoni (played by Rohan Nichol) and his wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) on yesterday's episode of Home and Away.
In today's episode, it looks like Ben wants to reconnect with his daughter Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) after weeks of gloomy behaviour following the closure of his surf board business over allegations of illegal drug smuggling.
Down at the beach, Ziggy is thrilled when Ben reveals his surprise. He's been working on a surfboard just for her!
However, Ziggy's happiness doesn't last long when Ben unexpectedly snaps, believing he's done a bad job making the board. He goes on an angry rant about how bad the board is... and then starts smashing it up in front of a SHOCKED Ziggy!
After storming off home, Ben, who denies he is suffering from depression, sees a photo of his family and starts to breakdown crying...
Still unsure how to help her husband, Maggie confronts Ben about his behaviour. And after yet another heated argument, Maggie gives Ben a SHOCK ultimatum. But what?
Meanwhile, Raffy Morrison's (Olivia Deeble) friends and family do their best to boost the teenager's spirits after the bad news concerning her exam results.
Without the medicinal cannabis to help control her epilepsy, Raffy fears it is all downhill from now on. So she makes an unexpected announcement: she's going to QUIT school!
Elsewhere, Robbo (Jake Ryan) is determined to find out one way or another whether dodgy copper Dylan Carter is still alive.
Ex-federal agent Robbo fills Justin Morgan (James Stewart) in on what's been going on, since Justin's pregnant sister Tori (Penny McNamee) has been forced to go into hiding because of her connection to Robbo and the criminals who are threatening his life.
With time running out, Robbo has a plan. But why does it involve fake death certificates? All will become clear!
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5
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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?!
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