Home and Away

Home and Away’s Xander Delaney to share worrying secret in new scenes

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

An accident in Home and Away looks set to expose a secret that Xander has been keeping to himself, as he struggles with some difficult events at work.

Tending to a cyclist who is the victim of a nasty car crash caused by a drunk driver, paramedic Xander is struggling to keep his anger in check towards the driver – something Rose notices when she arrives at the incident.

The situation proves to be fatal for the victim, who dies at the scene from their injuries – prompting Xander to attack the person who was behind the wheel. Cash intervenes to stop him.

While Rose arrests the driver, she has a word with Xander about his actions. However, he only pushes back against her – telling her to worry about her own job and to leave him to do his.

As Cash debates whether they should report Xander for his behaviour, Rose is keen to give him the benefit of the doubt and chalks it up to a bad day. After speaking with Tex, she also acknowledges that he’s had some hard times in his life, including the death of his father.

Once he gets home, Xander locks himself away and battles his anxiety, shouting at Rose and telling her to leave him alone when she walks in to check on him.

Rose begins to think that the stress of being a paramedic is too much for Xander to handle – and she’s about to find even more evidence to support her concerns.

Once again turning to Cash for some advice, he encourages Rose to try talking to Xander calmly and when she does, she learns that he has an unusual coping mechanism for dealing with losing a patient.

Removing his shirt, Xander shows Rose that he has covered his body in tattoos and each one is in memory of somebody that he lost on the job. While he says this is his way of memorialising lost patients, Rose tries to point out that this is unsustainable.

Alarm bells sound for Rose and she and Cash decide to keep an eye on Xander to make sure that he is coping. Although he’s highly regarded by his patients, will this latest tragedy further Rose’s concerns that Xander is in the wrong job?

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.

In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.