Summer Bay family TORN APART after shock arrival in Home and Away

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There's drama heading for Home and Away Rick Booth arrives in Summer Bay to see Dean Thompson and Mackenzie Booth...

Today's Home and Away sees Dean Thompson come face-to-face with his estranged dad Rick Booth thanks to new-found sister Mackenzie Booth's game playing.

Ever since it was revealed that Summer Bay newcomer Mackenzie is actually Dean's secret sister, she has been trying to rope him into an elaborate plan to get revenge on their dad.

But Dean has never had a relationship with his dad after he walked out on Dean and his mum years ago, and he's adamant he's not about to get involved now.

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Dean comes face-to-face with his estranged dad in today's Home and Away (Picture: Channel 5)

However it seems Mackenzie has other ideas when she calls Rick in today's Home and Away and threatens his new political career by demanding $100,000 in return for her silence over what sort of dad he really is.

But it is clear that Rick is determined to keep his 'family man' persona safe because he turns up in Summer Bay today looking for Mackenzie, only to bump straight into Dean instead.

Dean is horrified to see his dad and quickly sets him straight when Rick accuses him of being in cahoots with his sister. And it's not long before the pair of them are demanding answers from the new owner of Salt.

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Dean demands some answers from his sister (Picture: Channel 5)

Mackenzie is shocked to see her dad and makes barbed comments about a cosy family reunion, but no one sees the funny side of their drama... particularly Rick who is being blackmailed by his own daughter.

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Mackenzie tries to talk her brother round, but Dean isn't having any of it and demands to be left out of her games with their father from now on.

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Rick confronts daughter Mackenzie over her blackmail demands (Picture: Channel 5)

But having seen Rick for the first time in years, could Dean start to thaw towards the father he has always hated?

Or will Rick's arrival push Dean and Mackenzie closer together as the siblings bond over their dislike for their dad?

Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.