After being attacked by his younger sister Bella at the Surf Club, Colby Thorne has had enough. But WHO will he send the unruly teenager to live with?
In the aftermath of the SHOCK attack at the Surf Club, when teenager Bella Nixon lashed out at her big brother Colby Thorne, the teenager does a runner.
But Colby's best buddy, Dean Thompson, is in pursuit and soon catches-up with Bella, who is hiding under the pier. Bella appears mortified by her behaviour, unsure what's wrong with her and why things took such a violent turn.
Meanwhile, Colby has been left brusied and bleeding by Bella's attack and is at his wit's end about what to do about the troublesome teenager.
After another heart-to-heart with friend Irene Roberts, Colby agrees to accept Irene's offer to have Bella move into her Beach House for a while. After all, Irene's had plenty of experience with rebellious teens living under her roof over the past 25 years!
However, when Bella wastes no time in giving Irene some major stroppy attitude, it looks like Irene may soon regret offering to help!
Meanwhile, Willow Harris still has mixed emotions about her ex-boyfriend Dean's new romance with Ziggy Astoni.
So when Ziggy gets an unfriendly vibe from Willow, she's determined to make sure Willow is cool with the situation as she doesn't want to lose her friendship, squabbling over surfer dude Dean!
And Marilyn Chambers feels relieved after returning from the city, where she and hubby John Palmer set up their soldier son, Jett, in his own apartment.
After a tricky time dealing with the fallout from the explosion that left Jett in a wheelchair, will life finally settle down again for Marilyn and John?
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)