What’s next in Summer Bay?
Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.
Note: The following article contains discussion of themes including suicide that some readers may find upsetting.
Next week on Home and Away, Ari and Mia are pushed to breaking point by Matthew.
Elsewhere, Nikau finds himself caught up in Theo’s pranks, while Logan makes a breakthrough with Marilyn.
Here’s a full collection of nine big moments coming up.
1. Ryder and Chloe cut ties for good
Ryder confronts Chloe after discovering her recent kiss with Theo. Chloe points out that she’s a free agent and Theo was the one who initiated the kiss. As tensions continue to rise, newcomer Matthew steps in to defend his daughter.
Later, Chloe presents Ryder with her share of their debt. She then tells him that she wants to buy him out of the food venture so they can sever all ties. Ryder makes a selfless choice in response, telling Chloe that he doesn’t want any money for the business.
2. Alf defends Marilyn
Alf returns to Summer Bay following a desperate call from Marilyn, who still isn’t her usual self. He’s shocked when Marilyn reveals that she quit her job at the Diner because she didn’t feel supported.
Alf is stunned and confronts Irene, who has to explain that Marilyn’s behaviour is out of control since the gas poisoning incident.
3. Alf receives a shock
Alf realises that Irene was right about Marilyn when he sees her berating Logan, which is completely out of character. Alf defends Logan and tries to make Marilyn see that the doctors only want what’s best for her.
Alf and Logan manage to make a breakthrough with Marilyn and she finally agrees to get some help. Marilyn departs with Logan for treatment at the hospital, leaving everyone hopeful that she’ll now make a full recovery.
4. Ari punches Matthew
Ari points out to Mia that Chloe would want nothing to do with Matthew if she knew the truth about him. Mia refuses to tell Chloe about her traumatic past with Matthew, believing that it would be too much to deal with.
Later, an argument erupts when Ari and Mia find Matthew smugly waiting on their front lawn to pick Chloe up. Matthew taunts Ari with a reminder that he’s Chloe’s father and there’s nothing Ari can do about it. When Ari loses it and punches him, Matthew claims that he has just made a big mistake.
5. Ari and Mia are blackmailed
Chloe apologises to Matthew for Ari’s behaviour, but slips up when she inadvertently mentions Ari’s criminal record. This is music to Matthew’s ears as he realises that Ari would go back to prison if he reported the punch.
Matthew warns Mia that he’s prepared to go to the police about Ari unless she stops standing in the way of his relationship with Chloe. When Mia reports this back to Ari, she accuses him of making everything worse.
6. Felicity and Cash face an emotional anniversary
It’s almost the anniversary of the death of Felicity and Cash’s father. Cash is preparing to attend an annual memorial, but he tells Jasmine that Felicity never usually comes with him.
Felicity opens up to Tane about how she won’t be going because she doesn’t believe the official story of how her father died, which has been accepted by the rest of the family. Even though all the evidence points to her dad taking his own life, Felicity believes he was murdered.
7. Logan faces another unhappy patient
Dean puts his surfboards up for sale as it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll ever be able to surf again. Ziggy tries to encourage Dean to be more hopeful, but it’s no use.
Later, Logan offers to buy Dean a drink at Salt but is stunned when Dean accuses him of ruining his life. Dean is convinced that Logan is to blame for him not being able to surf, sure that he must have messed up when treating him at the hospital after the car accident.
8. Nikau fights with Theo after a prank
Nikau’s first day as a surf lifesaver turns out to be duller than he’d expected, as John asks him to wash the Polaris. Suddenly though, Theo rushes over and claims that somebody is drowning. As Nikau races off, prankster Theo steals the Polaris to use in one of his online videos.
Theo abandons the vehicle when it runs out of petrol and his reckless behaviour earns him a furious response from John and Justin. However, that’s nothing compared to Nikau’s reaction as he later confronts Theo in the Surf Club and starts a fight.
Nikau realises he has made a big mistake when John confronts him for fighting while in his lifesaver uniform.
9. Martha remains in a worrying condition
Martha is briefly considered for home dialysis, but the doctors are worried about how quickly she is deteriorating.
Concern mounts that Martha may not be able to hold on for the life-saving transplant she needs, but Alf tries to put on a brave face and claims that his wife has more fight than anyone else in the hospital.
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR (UK), with first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR.