Things get festive for the Rebecchi family while elsewhere in Erinsborough Amy becomes an accidental shoplifter!
With their involvement in the Face of Lassiters/Christmas in July campaign, hopefully there will be a happy end to the week for the Rebecchi family. Otherwise those festive hats and Christmas decorations will all be for nothing.
Leo wants justice for the Rebecchi family. But after a chat with copper and ex-girlfriend Mishti, he wonders if there is a legal way to terminate racist Marisa's job at Lassiters.
Meanwhile, Susan admits she is on board with Rita's plans for the hospital and the MS trials, especially as she is a sufferer of MS herself. However, during a lunch with neighbour Sheila and her hospital boss fella, Clive, Karl and Susan discover Clive doesn't trust Rita and is totally against her getting involved in hospital business. But will Karl secretly still side with Rita, knowing her plans could help his career?
Also, Amy is finally smiling again when she spends some quality girl-time out shopping with Chloe. But will Amy end-up in big trouble when she accidentally steals a necklace!
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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)