Is Mackenzie Booth (played by Emily Weir) ready to put her recent heartbreak behind her and start dating again on Home and Away? (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings)
Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) certainly hopes so and has been secretly trying to play Cupid on Mackenzie's behalf.
However, Mackenzie's brother/Ziggy's boyfriend, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) is not impressed when one of his Surf School students cheekily asks for Mackenzie's phone number!
Dean thinks it's a bad idea since Mackenzie is just getting her life back together after being dumped by doctor, Logan Bennett, who recently abruptly left the Bay.
But Ziggy reckons restaurant boss, Mackenzie, could do with a little fun in her life and encourages Mackenzie to GO FOR IT!
After getting all glammed-up, it certainly looks like Mackenzie is ready to start looking for love again.
OR is she??
Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) is reeling over her dad, Alf's (Ray Meagher) decision to leave Summer Bay and permanently move to Merimbula to reunite with his wife, Martha.
Roo wonders about a compromise.
Why can't Alf carry on living between the Bay and Merimbula?
But Alf doesn't want to be parted from Martha after all the life-and-death drama they have been through.
Is Alf really going to pack his bags and leave Summer Bay for good?
Kirby Aramoana (Angelina Thomson) has some damage control to do.
Her boyfriend, Bob Forsyth (Rob Mallet), wants to ditch their band mates, Eden Fowler (Stephanie Panozzo) and Remi Carter (Adam Rowland), and replace them!
Kirby feels stuck-in-the-middle.
But her plan to play peacekeeper goes horribly wrong when Bob gets into another heated confrontation with Remi and Eden.
Pushed to breaking point, lead singer Bob QUITS the band and drives off!
Is this the end for Lyrik?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:45pm on Channel 5
Switch over for FIRST LOOK episodes at 6:30pm on 5STAR
The series is also available to stream on My5
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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