Home and Away spoilers: Ziggy discovers Rick's SECRET agenda

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni

Ziggy is not impressed when she discovers the REAL reason Rick invited her and Dean to spend the day aboard his boat on Home and Away...

So far, it looks like Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) and his estranged dad Rick Booth (Mark Lee) may have a chance to start all over again on Home and Away (opens in new tab).

Dean and his girlfriend Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) start to enjoy themselves after being invited to spend the day aboard politcian Rick's luxury boat which is moored in the middle of the Bay.

Home and Away, Rick Booth, Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni

Dean introduces his girlfriend Ziggy to his dad Rick on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

However, little do the pair realise that Rick DOES have an ulterior motive in trying to build bridges with Dean...

After making a menacing phonecall to Dean's half-sister Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) over her recent blackmail demands, Rick lets his mask slip in front of Ziggy and she quickly realises he's not to be trusted AT ALL!

Dean is hurt and angry when he discovers Rick's deception... and immediately gives Mackenzie his blessing to do what ever it takes to bring their hated dad down! But what does Mackenzie have in store for unsuspecting Rick?

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Mackenzie Booth

Dean and his sister Mackenzie are determined to make their hated dad Rick pay for his treachery on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Justin Morgan (James Stewart) is desperately trying to support his young daughter Ava (Alice Roberts) after discovering the REAL reason behind her bratty behaviour.

Having kept her distance from dad/daughter time, can Justin's girlfriend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) find a way to start over with Ava after their very bumpy introduction? And will Ava finally give her blessing for her dad and Leah to be together?

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.