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Home and Away spoilers: Will Mackenzie Booth go to prison?

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away
Mackenzie gets ready to face her fate with support from Ziggy and Dean. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

A terrified Mackenzie Booth (played by Emily Weir) goes to court for her sentencing on Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings). 

Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor) and Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) were worried that Mackenzie Booth had scarpered ahead of her court sentencing after they woke up to find that she hadn’t been home all night.

But the couple soon discovered she hadn’t gone very far when John Palmer (Shane Withington) told them that he had found Mac passed out at Salt…

As well as being terrified that she will get a prison sentence for arranging the illegal gambling nights at her debt-ridden restaurant, Mackenzie’s still smarting from being dumped by Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) so she spent the night drowning her sorrows with whisky.

Mackenzie Booth and Dean Thompson in Home and Away

Mackenzie shares her fears with her brother Dean. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

After Dean and Ziggy insist that they will be there to support her whatever the outcome, Mackenzie eventually puts on her big-girl pants and heads off to face her fate at court…

Later, there are smiles all round when Mackenzie comes home…

Phew!

Mackenzie’s relieved that she’s managed to evade a prison sentence with a good behaviour bond and a fine, but her troubles are far from over…

She’s still got to find a way to deal with the debts that built up after an insurance claim failed to pay out for the toxic gas leak in the restaurant at Christmas.

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Ziggy and Dean are thrilled when Mac returns to the Bay a free woman! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Meanwhile, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) is unnerved when she finds a letter from the restaurant owner instructing her to run Salt while she’s in prison. 

As the illegal gambling nights were her idea, Felicity feels guilty. 

Blaming herself for Mac's run-in with the law, Felicity tells her boyfriend Tane Parata (Ethan Browne) that she’s the last person deserving of responsibility.

Felicity Newman in Home and Away

Felicity discovers Mackenzie has left her a letter… (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

After hearing the good news about Mac, Felicity takes it on herself to solve Mac’s debt problems, while Tane’s wary about getting involved, but Flick’s a girl on a mission and later shows up on Mackenzie’s doorstep with a proposal…

Felicity Newman in Home and Away

Felicity has an idea to help Mac tackle her debt problems. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Mackenzie is intrigued, but what exactly is Felicity offering?

Whatever the proposed debt solution is, let’s hope it’s legal this time!

Mackenzie Booth in Home and Away

Will Mackenzie get on board with Felicity's plan? (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Justin Morgan (James Stewart) is eager to find out the result of the TAFE assignment he completed for Theo Poulos (Matt Evans)…

And he’s whooping for joy when Theo reveals that he got a distinction.

However, it doesn’t take long for Justin’s partner Leah Patterson-Baker (Ada Nicodemou) to work out what’s going on and she’s fuming!

Leah and Justin in Home and Away

Leah is fuming with Justin! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

She can’t believe that Justin allowed Theo to hand in an assignment he didn’t complete himself and demands that he tells the TAFE what he’s done.

Leah insists they need to set an example in honesty for Theo, but what will Justin do?

Justin in Home and Away

Justin has a call to make… (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!