Home and Away spoilers: Will Colby have to arrest Mackenzie?

Home and Away, Rick Booth, Colby Thorne

Summer Bay policeman Colby faces a BIG dilemma when angry Rick demands his daughter Mackenzie is arrested on Home and Away...

Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) and his half-sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) have both made a dangerous enemy of their hated politician dad Rick Booth (Mark Lee) on Home and Away (opens in new tab).

But in today's episode of the Aussie soap, policeman Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) finds himself caught in the crossfire when he discovers his best buddy Dean is now being blackmailed by Rick - and facing possible prison time for assault - because of Mackenzie's personal vendetta against their wealthy dad.

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean is being blackmailed by his dad Rick on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

When Dean confronts Rick, who is blackmailing him over photos which show Dean punching Rick, he discovers Rick wants him to severe all ties with his scheming sister. Or the photos will go to the police...

But Rick's not done making demands. His next stop is the police station, where he reports $80,000 has been stolen from his bank account by his daughter Mackenzie... and he wants her arrested!

Will Colby have no choice but to call his new lover Mackenzie in for questioning and possibly arrest her?

Elsewhere, there's more bad news for the Astoni family when Ben's Boards is temporarily shutdown while the police investigate boss Ben Astoni's (Rohan Nichol) possible connection to a drug smuggling racket involving his surf boards.

Can Ben's wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) find some kind of evidence which will prove her hubby's innocence and save his business?

Home and Away, Justin Morgan, Colby Thorne

Justin confronts policeman Colby for news about Tori on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

And Justin Morgan (James Stewart) is still stressed-out over his pregnant sister Tori's (Penny McNamee) whereabouts, since police took Tori and newlyweds Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) and Robbo (Jake Ryan) into protective custody.

Will Justin's mind be put at ease when girlfriend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) reminds him Robbo would never let anything happen to Tori or her unborn baby?

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

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.