In this week’s episode of Home and Away, Ryder (Lukas Radovich) is taken aback when Chloe (Sam Barrett) meets him in Salt and hands him a check for the repayment of a business loan. She also asks to buy him out of the new catering business, and when Ryder says he doesn’t want any money, he realizes that their ties are now permanently severed.
Felicity (Jacqui Purvis), on the other hand, is refusing to attend her father’s memorial as she does every year. She has Tane (Ethan Browne) by her side this time to ask the right questions, and she eventually admits that she despises this time of year because it reminds her that she doesn’t agree with the belief that he abandoned them. Her father was assassinated, she insists. Tane then inquires, “Why don’t you look into finding out the truth?”
Martha (Belinda Giblin) has returned from the city, but her health has not improved. Roo (Georgie Parker) is waiting for test results to see if she can donate a kidney to her mother, but Martha has a bad night and is rushed away for more tests while this is going on. While Alf (Ray Meagher) sits in her room, agitated, Roo goes to find out what’s going on, only to learn that the doctors believe Martha won’t make it…
Here’s what’s on tap for the week starting February 14th.
Ryder left gutted as Chloe severs all ties for good
Despite the fact that they are no longer together, Ryder and Chloe have been forced to continue working together on their catering business in order to pay off debts they owe to various community members. However, after Ryder discovers Theo kissed her, their professional relationship has become increasingly strained. Chloe tells him straight: he has no say in the rest of her life now that they’re no longer together. Later, Chloe requests a meeting with Ryder in Salt, and he is surprised when she hands him a check for half of the money they owe. She has not only paid off her share of the debt, but she has also asked to buy out his share of the company. Ryder says he doesn’t want any money from her and that the company is entirely hers. Ryder is devastated; their ties have now been severed for good.
Alf struggles to believe Marilyn has undergone a personality transformation
Ari and Matthew get into a fight when he appears on the Paratas’ doorstep
Even though having them get to know each other is Mia’s worst nightmare, she has been struggling to keep newcomer Matthew away from Chloe. Ari insists on telling Chloe the truth about him, but Mia doesn’t want Chloe to know Matthew is only her father because he sexually assaulted her. Mia and Ari are furious when they return home to find Matthew waiting outside the house for Chloe in his car, and they confront him. Matthew, on the other hand, claims that Chloe is his daughter and that there is nothing he can do about it. When Ari sees Matthew’s face turn red, he punches him in the jaw, telling him, ‘You just made a big mistake.’
Matthew uses his assault to blackmail Mia
When Ari punches Matthew, Chloe is disgusted and tries to apologize. She does, however, make an unintentional reference to Ari’s time in prison, which gives Matthew pause. When Chloe takes a break, he picks up his phone and asks a colleague to do some research on Ari on his behalf. He gets the information he needs later and confronts Mia. He makes it clear that if Mia tries to keep Chloe away from him, he will send Ari back to prison immediately. Ari notices Mia watching Chloe get into Matthew’s car later that afternoon and wonders why she isn’t doing anything. She tells him bitterly that since he assaulted Matthew, she now has to play ball or risk losing him to prison once more…
Felicity confides in Tane about her father’s death
Cash informs Jasmine that his father’s annual memorial service is approaching, which means it’s time for the annual conversation with Felicity, in which she refuses to participate – and then vanishes for a while. After the trauma with Anne, he says he hoped things would be different this time, but it’s looking like it’ll be the same. Meanwhile, Felicity is looking forward to meeting Tane, but her mood darkens when she receives a text from Cash. Tane inquires about her brother’s situation, but Felicity refuses to discuss it. Felicity eventually talks about the memorial after some prodding, but she makes it clear that she doesn’t want to go because everything is a lie – their father didn’t abandon them. Felicity is certain he was assassinated.
Theo steals the Polaris during Nikau’s first day as a lifeguard
Nikau is excited for his first day as a certified lifeguard, but he is quickly disappointed when he learns that John is swamped with Surf Club issues and instead assigns him chores. John asks Nikau to clean and service the Polaris once he’s finished with them. When Theo arrives, Nikau is grumbling his way through the job.
Theo points out to sea and asks if that’s a swimmer struggling in the water after a brief conversation. Nikau leaps to his feet and sprints down to the beach, but Theo bursts out laughing and leaps into the Polaris, speeding away and leaving Nikau to deal with the consequences alone.
Alf realizes Martha may die as her condition worsens
Martha has been transferred back to Northern Districts from the city hospital, but her condition hasn’t improved – in fact, it’s gotten so bad that she now requires a kidney transplant. Logan drops by and suggests that home dialysis might be an option for Kieran and Roo while they wait to see if they’re a match to donate. Martha is eager to get started, but at home, Alf and Roo are at odds, both wanting the same thing but unable to figure out how to pay for it.
The next day, Roo arrives at the hospital to find Alf distressed in an empty room. Because Martha had a bad night, she was wheeled away for more tests. When Roo goes looking for more information, she learns that the doctors are beginning to doubt Martha’s ability to survive a kidney transplant…
Ryder swallows his pride as he prepares to support his family
Ryder is hanging out with Bella and Nikau when he has to admit that he and Chloe are no longer partners in business. He quickly shifts the subject, stating that his new focus is on repaying his own debt to his family. Later, at home, he overhears Alf and Roo arguing about where to get the money for Martha’s home dialysis and feels a wave of guilt wash over him. He speaks with Mackenzie the next day about the videos he was working on with Theo.
He claims that he would still be making them if Theo hadn’t kissed Chloe. Mac, on the other hand, gives Ryder a reality check by suggesting that if he cares about his family, making amends with Theo might be worthwhile. Ryder reluctantly approaches Theo and asks if they can re-establish their partnership, forced to choose between his pride and his family.
Will Theo, on the other hand, agree?
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