Home and Away spoilers: Ziggy Morgan blames herself for Dean Thompson's attack

Home and Away, Ziggy Morgan, Dean Thompson, Ben Astoni

There's a harsh wake-up call for Ziggy to get her act together, after her WILD partying ways leave her mate Dean in a dangerous situation...

Ziggy Morgan has turned to booze and WILD nights out since the break-up of her marriage to Brody.

But, in today's episode, the garage mechanic is in for shock when she discovers her buddy Dean Thompson got badly beaten-up, after he confronted Mark and his rowdy mates who had been hassling Ziggy at a party at the Caravan Park.

Ziggy's dad, Ben Astoni finds a badly beaten Dean by the roadside. But when Dean refuses to go to hospital to get checked out, Ben brings Dean back to the family Farm House.

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean got beaten-up by Mark and his rowdy mates... (Picture: Channel 5)

When Ziggy discovers Dean got beaten-up defending her honour, she is overcome with guilt and had an emotional meltdown. Will this be the wake-up call Ziggy needs to get herself together and move on from her disastrous marriage?

Meanwhile, injured soldier Jett Palmer arrives for his rehab session with Mason Morgan at the Surf Club. But Jett's parents John Palmer and Marilyn Chambers are still concerned how hard Jett is pushing himself, and his determination to move out of their house and go to the city to live independently.

Worried about the dark state Jett has fallen into since the explosion in Afghanistan, which has now left him in a wheelchair, Marilyn decides to approach Chaplain Wilson for help. But will she just make things worse by going behind Jett's back?

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

Simon Timblick

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.