There's a life or death decision for Summer Bay copper Colby to make when he confronts Ross in a final showdown. Will he pull the trigger?
Armed with a gun, policeman Colby Thorne finally has his violent stepdad Ross Nixon where he wants him. But how far will Colby go to get even with the man who has made his life a misery and was responsible for the deaths of Colby's mum and dad, and the kidnapping of his teenage sister, Bella Nixon?
Normally, Colby's former River Boys buddy Dean Thompson is the loose cannon. But when Dean senses Colby is about to pull the trigger on Ross, he desperately tries to talk the copper out of doing something he'll regret in the name of revenge. Does Colby really want to be sent to prison just after he's been reunited with Bella and married Chelsea Campbell?
But will Dean's words be enough to prevent a SHOCK turn of events?
Meanwhile, Willow Harris has been rushed to hospital back in Summer Bay after being shot by Ross. As Willow remains in a critical condition, Sergeant McCarthy arrives and starts asking some questions about what happened on Colby and Chelsea's wedding day when Ross, disguised as a limo driver, kidnapped Chelsea, Bella and Willow.
When Colby and Dean eventually arrive at the hospital, they claim Ross escaped and they have no idea where he is. But will Sgt McCarthy and Chelsea believe their cover story?
Elsewhere, Maggie Astoni spends some quality time with her teenage daughter Coco, who is buzzing when she receives a surprise offer of a scholarship to study Marine Biology at a boarding school in Cairns!
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)
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