'Home and Away' spoilers: Dean Thompson has a SECRET fear...
Airs Thursday 20 January 2022 at 1:15pm on Channel 5.
Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O'Connor) has slowly been on the mend since that cliffhanger car crash last year on Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
Things have been getting back on track between Dean and Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) since they got back together.
However, the pair are both experiencing some sexual frustration!
Ziggy confides in Dean's sister, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) about what's been going on.
But she vows to stand-by her man, no matter how long it takes for him to make a full physical recovery.
But Dean can sense the tension too.
The couple can't seem to take their eyes off each other.
Dean is desperate to take their relationship to the next level.
But at the last moment, he can't commit and tries to avoid Ziggy.
Desperate Dean questions doctor, Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) about whether he is ready to get physical in the bedroom.
But will it be good or bad news for Dean?
Meanwhile, the friends and family of Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) are pleased that she is awake again after slipping into a coma.
But they are also concerned about her strange behaviour.
Marilyn almost seems like a new woman!
WHY is she being so hostile towards her ex husband, John Palmer (Shane Withington)?
John and family friend, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) push doctor, Logan for some answers about Marilyn's condition.
Is it possible that Logan missed something in his original diagnosis of Marilyn after her collapse?
Meanwhile, Marilyn has had quite enough of lying about in hospital doing nothing.
So she decides to discharge herself and escapes from Northern District Hospital!
Ziggy, Dean and Mackenzie are all surprised when Marilyn invites them to breakfast at Salt and promptly orders a Bloody Mary!
There is something seriously amiss with Marilyn's behaviour...
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm on Channel 5
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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)
And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.