'Home and Away' spoilers: Ryder Jackson gets KIDNAPPED!

Home and Away spoilers, Ryder Jackson, Theo Poulos
How and WHY does Ryder Jackson get bundled into the boot of a car on today's episode of Home and Away? (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Ryder Jackson (played by Lukas Radovich) is about to turn 21 on Home and Away (1.15pm - see our TV Guide for listings).

Little does he know that his girlfriend Chloe Anderson (Sam Barrett) is secretly planning a BIG 21st birthday bash for Ryder and their friends.

Ryder's friend Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) tries to warn Chloe that it's a bad idea.

But party planner Chloe is not to be put-off!

Chloe gets Bella, her boyfriend Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Diner boss Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) on the case with the birthday cake.

But then she's left wondering how the heck she is gonna get Ryder to the nightclub venue in the city without spoiling the surprise.

New-boy-in-the-Bay, Theo Poulos (Matt Evans) is only too happy to help, if it means he gets the chance to impress Chloe.

Theo has a cunning idea...

While an unsuspecting Ryder waits outside the Diner for Chloe, someone creeps-up behind him, pulls a hood over his head and drags the terrified birthday boy off...

Is a kidnapping all part of Theo's plan?

Home and Away spoilers, Mackenzie Booth, Logan Bennett

Will Mackenzie and Logan go their separate ways on Home and Away? (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) is in mixed emotions after discovering the news that Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) could soon be leaving Summer Bay when his medical unit relocates further down the coast.

Although romance has begun to blossom between restaurant boss Mackenzie and paramedic Logan, somehow she can't bring herself to ask him to stick around.

What's going on?

Infact, she practically starts packing Logan's bags for him!

Family friend Bella thinks it's really weird that Mackenzie isn't fighting to hold onto her new man.

When Logan arrives at Salt, it looks like the time has come for the short-lived couple to say goodbye...

WHY is Mackenzie afraid of falling for Logan?

Will she really just sit back while Logan leaves her life for good?

Home and Away spoilers, Alf Stewart, Martha Stewart, Roo Stewart

Martha finally finishes her painting for the upcoming charity fundraiser on Home and Away. (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Martha Stewart (Belinda Giblin) has finally finished her painting for the upcoming charity fundraiser at Salt.

Now it's time to find out just how successful the online art auction has been...

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

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

Simon Timblick

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.