When ruthless Mel deliberately starts a fire at the garage, she's unaware mechanic Bea is asleep in one of the vans! Will Bea survive?
After discovering her new boss Harry has been turning away customers, garage mechanic Bea Nilsson is suspicious he's somehow trying to sabotage things so garage owner Lucas Fitzgerald will be convinced to sell the business.
Determined to play Harry at his own game and save the garage and her job, Bea decides to pull an all-nighter at the garage to boost business.
However, little does she know but ruthless estate agent Mel Lohan, who is circling to buy the garage on behalf of Paul Robinson and his Robinson Pines property development, has a plan to shut down the garage for good...
Taking matters into her own hands, Mel deliberately sets a fire at the garage, completely unaware Bea is taking a powernap in one of the vans! As the place starts to go up in flames, will Bea wake up before it's too late?
Elsewhere in Erinsborough, Elly Conway is worried when her fiance Mark Brennan goes AWOL. But she's unaware he's been visiting the graveside of his late fiancee Kate Ramsay, to share his worries over his good friend Sonya Rebecchi who has just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
When Mark does return home, seeing how worried Elly is, will he admit who he has been visiting?
Also, it seems Chloe Brennan is properly loved-up again with ex-girlfriend Mel Lohan. If only Chloe knew what ruthless and ambitious Mel has been up to around Erinsborough.
And can Yashvi Rebecchi's cousin Callum Jones offer her some much-needed advice when she must make a decision about her academic future, having failed to get the exam results she wanted?
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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)