Susan is not impressed when her hubby Karl offers to help out his long-lost sister Jemima with her expenses. Is Jemima just a freeloader?
While Karl couldn't be more thrilled his long-lost half-sister Jemima is in Erinsborough, his wife Susan is worried by the speed at which their relationship is moving.
As Jemima makes herself at home in the Kennedy house, Susan takes the opportunity to do some gentle digging and discovers Jemima has no job or money. Karl doesn't hesitate to offer to pay for Jemima's broken down car and various other expenses. But Susan fears her hubby is being taken for a ride by freeloader Jemima. Is she right?
Meanwhile, knowing he is the real culprit who killed his dad Hamish, Cassius is feeling guilty his half-brother Tyler is the one serving the prison sentence for the murder, after confessing to the crime, which he didn't commit. Seeing the effect Tyler's absence had on his brother Aaron's wedding day, and also on Tyler's ex-girlfriend Piper, Cassius decides to investigate Tyler's prison sentence.
And Elly finally solves the mystery of why boyfriend Mark keeps refusing to spend the night. But is it something to do with Elly or is the truth something much stranger?
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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)