This is the night all of us have been waiting for.
Angelo wipes Colby’s smug face and puts him under arrest in front of half the nation, including Bella and Taylor, for the murder of Ross.
But my fav, Jasmine, steals the limelight because she’s just recovered from a breakdown. She wants a baby of her own through IVF. She’s a freelance woman who doesn’t need a man.
But we’re going to start with Taylor and Angelo getting it out first and it’s the tearful end I was hoping it would be.
It also takes place in Salt for all to witness in different forms.
Angelo says, “The only thing I was expecting from you was to be faithful.”
How can I look at you again and believe in everything you say? So you don’t think there is a future for our marriage?
“Replies Taylor. I don’t even know why that was what she said.
Yeah, the whole Colby thing was under false pretenses, but she was in love with Colby just a few days ago.
I mean, maybe she’s in an unfortunate situation, but there’s no need to go back to your unloved husband.
Angelo is conscious of this and offers an ultimatum to his “cheating wife.”
Will you testify against your boyfriend or not? “And he tells.
Taylor goes on to explain how Colby used her to get to the case, but Angelo knew that “just as bad as Colby” makes him.
“I have not killed my stepfather and buried him in a shallow grave,” responds Angelo.
It’s the best comeback I’ve ever seen, and if it wasn’t that niche, I’d love to use it myself, but unlike in Summer Bay, murders don’t come up that much.
So, Taylor is sobbing and Jasmine is grateful to be friends with her.
But before that, Jasmine is speaking with Irene and is so excited because baby Gracie is turning one at last.
“I can’t wait to have my boy,” Jas says.
Just like Tori, she thinks she would try IVF and thinks her phantom pregnancy was a “sign.”
She wants only a donor.
I cringe to think about who she’s going to pick. Although very, very recently single, I think Angelo is the most eligible bachelor in town.
Back to Taylor, therefore. Her and Jas exchange stories (Dead Robbo was also a cop) about their cop significant others.
Then the topic turns to Colby and Jasmine waxes lyrical about how amazing Colby is, and I’m afraid Jas wants to kill Colby’s sperm.
I could be on something, it seems.
Jas wanders into the diner to speak to Irene again and says the donor box has been ticked.
She ticks off a range of characteristics that are quite attractive.
“You can’t think about what I think you’re thinking,” says Irene.
Colby walks into Salt at that precise moment. I know this scene is entirely different, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence.
I’m going to pick it up again, so hang in there.
I stand corrected, it’s a baseball bat, now on the Parata boys plus the creep and his crowbar entourage who come down to the police station.
I can’t see how Tane is going to talk about this because his smart-arse usually gets him into trouble, but Ari steps in and tells the party that they all want the same things.
Nikau is concerned that he will miss his flight tomorrow (in time for Home and Away).
They make up some story about Tane sleeping with one of the girlfriends of the drug gangs that Colby seems to be pleased with.
So, without pressing charges, Colby lets them go and all the men smile at each other to demonstrate that they are going along with the charade.
“They’re going to be back,” says Tane, referring to the creep that might be named Leon and a Paul who is “further up the food chain,” but for another time, leave the inevitable situation up in the air.
Mac needs to understand why, because family is so important to them, Bella and Colby have fallen out of favor.
“You can’t tell a soul, really, no Mac man,” says Bella.
Bella tells her that Colby had an affair with the famous Taylor and Angelo.
I’m surprised that I thought Bella was going to warn another person about Ross’s murder (she told Nikau just before they fled to the Blue Mountains).
What happened to the letter Bella sent to Irene when she returned from the horse camp, too?
Okay, so back to Colby and he’s having the final say with Angelo.
‘I would never let her go if she were my mom,’ says Colby.
His ego is exceptionally big still.
“You would have used it by now if you had something on me,” Colby says.
I’m waiting for this magical witness to come forward that the commercials have been talking about all week.
Taylor then charges into the police station.
She tells Angelo, “There’s a reason I’m here.”
She doesn’t tell us whose side she’s on, but my gut tells me that she’s fragile, that she’s going back to her husband, and she’s going to rat Colby out.
Taylor is asked by Angelo to follow him somewhere.
So we’re back at the diner, and Jas asks Colby out for dinner “because I have a proposition for you,” which I’m almost certain is that she’s asking her if she’s going to be her baby daddy.
But before we get any details from them, Angelo and presumably all the city police raid the diner and arrest an unconscious Colby for the murder of Ross.
Jasmine is not going to be satisfied with anyone getting in the way of her plans to have a boy.
Notable mentions also go to Alf, who wears Irene’s hat and vents about his lady’s issues.
Irene doesn’t worry, though, and for good reason, about Alf’s love life.
“No, Alf, you know what’s crazy is how stubborn two people can be to get married twice,” she says.
Here here, Irene, I couldn’t have said it myself better. Let’s never talk about the plot of a filler again.
Alf also calls the whole Parata the “Kiwi kerfuffle”, which is not only a little racist but also an alliteration, going down to the station case.