Dean and Colby had a massive falling out recently on Home and Away. But could they be about to hit the surf together again?
One-time River Boys buddies Colby Thorne (played by Tim Franklin) and Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) had a MASSIVE falling out, after Dean discovered Colby had been secretly hooking-up with his sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) on Home and Away.
However, when Dean hears how Colby is having a difficult time with his teenage sister Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller), he makes an effort to reach out when he bumps into Colby on the beach.
And when Dean offers Colby some advice on how best to help Bella after her ordeal with online stalker Tommy, it looks like the bros may be able to put their squabbles aside and get their friendship back on track. Hurrah!
Meanwhile, Bella is still trying to avoid talking about what happened with Tommy. But it's clear she's still not over the attempted sexual assault.
During the night, Colby is woken by a strange noise and finds Bella clearing away broken glass. She's had another bad dream and is clearly very shaken. But when Colby tries to attend to her bleeding hand, Bella recoils from his touch. Clearly traumatised, Bella breaks down, sobbing.
Can Colby, with the help of friends Dean and Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts) find a way to help Bella through the aftermath of her ordeal?
Elsewhere in Summer Bay, Robbo (Jake Ryan) returns to the motel to make amends with wife Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) after their huge argument.
Robbo acknowledges all the danger he has brought into their lives and questions, would Jasmine still have married him if she knew this is what she was signing-up for?
What will Jasmine's answer be?
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)