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Home and Away spoilers: Has Dean Thompson solved Mackenzie’s debt problem?

Mackenzie and Dean in Home and Away
Dean thinks he's found the solution to Mackenzie's problems. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Dean Thompson (played by Patrick O’Connor) thinks he’s found a way help debt-ridden Mackenzie (Emily Booth) in Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings).

Mackenzie Booth and Logan Bennett in Home and Away

Mackenzie hopes Logan will take her mind off things. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Mackenzie’s just found out that she’s in massive debt because her insurance claim won’t pay out for last year’s gas attack.

But she decides to put her worries aside for the evening to spend some time with her boyfriend Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner). 

She hopes a bit of romance will take her mind off things, but not even a half-naked Logan can distract her from the problem of how she’s going to sort out her debts and pay the bills.

Mackenzie and Dean in Home and Away

Dean suggests that Mackenzie should contact their dad for help. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Later, Mackenzie’s brother Dean reveals that he’s had an idea.

He suggests asking their dad for money, but she flat out refuses and instead tries to deal with the problem by making some harsh business decisions…

Meanwhile, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is still feeling stung by having his shifts cut back and his cocktail menu cancelled.

Ryder Jackson in Home and Away

Ryder discovers the reason for Mackenzie's sudden cost-cutting! (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

But when he finds Mackenzie’s scrunched-up letter from the insurance company, he quickly realises what’s going on and decides to team up with Dean to resolve Mackenzie’s debt problem.

Ryder and Dean in Home and Away

Ryder and Dean team up to help Mackenzie. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Breaching Mackenzie’s trust, Ryder logs into Salt’s accounts which leave both him and Dean in shock.

The debt is worse than they could have imagined. It’s going to take a miracle to fix this!

Ryder and Dean in Home and Away

Ryder and Dean are shocked to discover the extent of Mackenzie's problem. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Despite Mackenzie refusing to ask their dad, Rick Booth, for help, Dean goes ahead and does it anyway.

Later, Mackenzie is startled to get a call from Rick and is furious to discover that Dean’s told him all about her predicament, so she hunts down her brother and gives him an earful!

Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright) calls at his home on official business to tell Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) that her dad has died, but the Summer Bay cop is left surprised by his girlfriend’s somewhat cool reaction…

Cash Newman in Home and Away

Cash has to deliver some bad news… (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

After finding out that Martha Stewart (Belinda Giblin) doesn’t have much time left, Roo (Georgie Parker) worries that she may not have another chance to make peace with her mum, so she decides to pick up the phone… Will mother and daughter finally reconcile?

Roo Stewart in Home and Away

Roo realises it's good to talk. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

Switch over for FIRST LOOK episodes at 6:30pm on 5STAR.

Michael Darling
Michael Darling

Michael writes about TV for Woman, Woman's Own, Chat, What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and regularly contributes to whattowatch.com (opens in new tab).


After graduating from the University of Winchester with a degree in English and American Studies, he chose a career that combined his great passions in life – magazines and television – and he has primarily worked as a TV journalist for more than 25 years.


He loves classic sitcoms such as The Good Life, Hi-de-Hi! and Man About the House, as well as shows such as Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, The Great Pottery Throwdown and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


Some of his favourite people who he has met over the years include Gillian Taylforth, Linda Robson, Sara Davies and Bradley Walsh!