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Home and Away spoilers follow for UK-pace episodes on Channel 5.
Next week’s Home and Away episodes see Colby Thorne step up his search for the Diner robber, while Ben and Maggie Astoni reach a crossroads.
Here’s a full collection of ten big moments coming up.
1. Colby jumps to conclusions over the Parata family
All has gone quiet with the Diner break-in investigation, but Colby assures Justin that the case is still active. Colby is particularly focused on his theory that the Parata family could have something to hide, despite Dean’s assurances that Ari can be trusted.
Colby decides to pay a visit to the Paratas’ home and finds an item of clothing that matches the description of the robber. Taking this potential clue and running with it, Colby arranges a search warrant for the house.
2. Mackenzie makes a false statement
Mackenzie is outraged when she finds out that Colby is hassling Ari and his family, suspecting that he’s acting out of jealousy over her new relationship. She decides to give Ari a false alibi for the time of the robbery, lying that she was with him the whole time.
Colby can tell that Mackenzie is lying for her boyfriend and later gets evidence to prove it. Deciding to plough ahead with his investigation, Colby arranges a police line-up and wants Ari, Tane and Nikau to all be present for it.
3. Bella gives Nikau a tip-off
Bella can see how much Nikau is struggling with the police scrutiny surrounding his family. Putting her trust in Nikau, she tips him off that the police line-up will be taking place the following day.
A panicking Nikau does a runner from his home, leaving viewers to wonder whether he has a guilty conscience, or is merely fearful of being fitted up for a crime he didn’t commit.
4. Nikau accidentally kidnaps Grace
Nikau’s hastily-planned getaway crosses over with another big Summer Bay storyline. When Marilyn takes John out for the afternoon, he takes an unexpected tumble at the side of the road. Fortunately, Tori is driving past by chance and steps out of her car to provide assistance.
Nikau seizes this opportunity to steal Tori’s vehicle, which still has the key in the ignition. As Nikau drives away, he’s oblivious to the fact that baby Grace is in the back seat.
5. Ben gets a 24-hour deadline from Maggie
The future of the Astonis’ marriage remains uncertain after Ben stepped in front of Maggie’s car to stop her from leaving for Italy. Maggie reluctantly heads back home with Ben for yet another talk about their relationship, but she fears that his last-minute attempts to win her back may be too little, too late.
Maggie gives Ben a 12-hour deadline to convince her to stay, warning that she’ll be leaving for Italy as planned otherwise. Ben is left in turmoil, opening up about his unresolved anger over the Marco situation and questioning whether he can ever get over it.
6. Dean and Ziggy take a romantic trip
Ziggy is on tenterhooks to find out whether her parents will reunite or separate for good. Dean provides a welcome distraction by taking her away for a romantic trip.
While they’re away, Dean presents Ziggy with a necklace and explains that it’s to celebrate their first anniversary. Ziggy is mortified to realise that she’d forgotten all about this important occasion.
Although Ziggy is still worried about her parents, she’s left with food for thought over how she has focused too much on their relationship and inadvertently neglected her own.
7. Ben and Maggie reveal their decision
Ziggy’s stress levels rise again when the time comes to return to the Bay and find out what her parents have decided. She can’t help fearing the worst, expecting to hear the news that Ben and Maggie will be going their separate ways.
When Ziggy does face her mum and dad, she’s overjoyed to hear that they’ve decided to give their marriage another try. Ben will even be moving back into the family home with immediate effect.
8. Marilyn becomes John’s carer
When John is discharged from the hospital, Marilyn becomes his full-time carer. She scales back her work at the Diner while she adjusts to the new responsibilities.
The dynamic is slightly awkward for John and Marilyn, as they were separated at the time of John’s stroke and have never fully resolved their issues. Marilyn’s fussing and John’s stubborn attitude also creates an often-fractious dynamic.
9. Jasmine slips up online
Jasmine continues to live out a fantasy online, writing forum posts which make out that she’s Grace’s mother. She also decides to use Grace as the face of a new project for the gym – yoga classes for mums and babies.
Jasmine messes up by revealing her position at the gym in one of her online messages, which prompts one of the other mothers to visit her at work. When the woman chats happily about Jasmine’s role as “mum” to baby Grace, Jas panics and tries to stop her visitor from saying too much in front of her friends.
10. Evan decides to leave
Ryder enjoys his quality time with his father, but Evan’s symptoms are getting progressively worse. As talk turns to the possibility of palliative care, Evan decides that he’d prefer to shield Ryder from the heartbreak of his final days.
Before long, Evan upsets Ryder with the news that he’s leaving. Although Ryder struggles to accept this, it soon becomes clear that his dad won’t be changing his mind this time. Evan ends up saying his goodbyes and departing with Roo, who takes some time out of the Bay to help him look into his care options.
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5, with first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR.
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