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Home and Away spoilers: Mackenzie Booth is given a lifeline, but will she take it?

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away
Mackenzie is given the chance to save her debt-ridden business. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

It looks like Mackenzie Booth (played by Emily Weir) has found an answer to her debt problems in Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings). 

Mackenzie Booth may have escaped going to jail for putting on illegal gambling nights at Salt, but she’s still got a massive amount of debt to contend with.

The gambling nights were supposed to help clear some of the debts that had mounted up after the insurance failed to pay out for the toxic gas leak at the restaurant.

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Mackenzie is up to her eyeballs in debt. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Unfortunately for Mac, things didn’t go to plan and she found herself in BIG trouble with the law.

As it was her not-very-bright idea, Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis) feels guilty for the trouble that she’s caused Mac and has vowed to help her out of the financial mire.

Having put their business heads together, the girls have decided that the best way to save Salt from going under is to get a new investor on board.

Mackenzie and Felicity in Home and Away

Mackenzie and Felicity hope they have found an investor to save Salt.  (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

After returning from meetings with potential investors, an exhausted Mackenzie and Felicity can only wait to see if they get a bite…

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Mackenzie hopes that someone will invest in Salt and save the business! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

The next day, everyone is excited when an investor calls Mackenzie with a very generous offer!

Mackenzie, Felicity and Dean in Home and Away

Mackenzie gets a call from an investor.  (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Everyone, that is, except Mac! It seems she's had a change of heart about the whole investor idea!

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Mackenzie has gone off the idea of getting someone to invest in the business. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Knowing that it’s an easy way out of her debt problems, Mac’s brother Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor) is confused.

Why is she being so hesitant?

Mackenzie and Felicity in Home and Away

Mackenzie explains her reservations to Felicity. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Finding a quiet moment, Mackenzie admits to Felicity that she’s struggling with the idea of sharing her business and the possibility of someone coming in and taking over  so she thinks it would be better if she cut her losses and sold Salt.

Mackenzie and Salt in Home and Away

Salt is up for sale! Mackenzie decides the only way out is to sell her business. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

But as Mac drowns her sorrows, Felicity has yet another brainwave…

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Mackenzie drowns her sorrow after deciding to sell Salt. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

What is Felicity planning this time?!

Felicity in Home and Away

Felicity has an idea… YES, ANOTHER ONE! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

After stepping on a sea urchin at the beach, Nikaau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) is in hospital where he’s got to have one of the spiky creature’s spines removed from his foot.

Nikau and Naomi in Home and Away

Nikau has further treatment on his foot. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

When it’s done, Nikau’s not pleased to hear that he’s being kept in overnight for observation, but he soon perks up when his nurse Naomi Stevens (Jamaica Vaughan) says she’ll keep him company.

Nikau and Naomi in Home and Away

Naomi tells Nikau that she will keep him company. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

The pair get on well and are soon getting along like old friends as they laugh and joke with each other.

Nikau and Naomi in Home and Away

Nikau's grateful after Naomi spends the night at his bedside. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

And the next morning, when John Palmer (Shane Withington) picks up Nikau from the hospital, he can’t help but notice how they well get on.

Nikau in Home and Away

Nikau's enjoyed chatting and joking with Naomi… (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Naomi in Home and Away

Could Naomi become more than just a friend to Nikau? (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Is romance on the cards for Nikau and Naomi?

If it is, where does that leave Nikau’s long-distance girlfriend Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller)?!

Nikau in Home and Away

Just another gratuitous shot of Summer Bay hunk Nikau here! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

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

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 interviewed over the years include Gillian Taylforth, Linda Robson, Sara Davies, Alex Polizzi and Bradley Walsh!