It's not looking good for Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) on Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
Ari has been rushed into hospital from the police remand centre, after being struck by terrible stomach pains.
Hospital doctor, Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) has now diagnosed that Ari has a form of cancer that has spread through his body...
On today's episode of the Aussie soap, the Parata family are in disbelief over Ari's decision not to have the surgery that could possibly prolong his life.
How can Ari just give up like this?
Ari defends his decision.
If he's found guilty, after falsely confessing to the murder of Matthew Montgomery, then he'll be facing a life in prison anyway.
Ari declares that if death is just around the corner for him, then he wants to go out on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loves.
Ari's fiancee, Mia Anderson (Anna Samson), his brother, Tane (Ethan Browne), nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Mia's daughter, Chloe (Sam Barrett) reel from this terrible turn of events.
How much longer will Ari survive?
Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) is keeping his fingers crossed, after attempting to play cupid between his mum, Karen (Georgia Adamson) and her boyfriend, Brett Maloney (Aaron Glenane).
But knowing his mum's feisty personality, it will only take Brett to say the wrong thing, for her to kick-off again!
However, when Dean returns to the farmhouse, it seems the plan has worked... a little too well.
Dean doesn't quite know where to look, when he catches Karen half-naked and Brett wearing only a towel!
Dean and his girlfriend, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) have been hoping to get the farmhouse back to themselves.
But now it looks like Karen and Brett may be settling in and using it as their own personal love nest!
READ MORE! Home and Away star Patrick O'Connor talks Karen and Brett drama
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm on Channel 5
Switch over for FIRST LOOK episodes at 6:30pm on 5STAR
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)
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