Coming up next week on Home and Away in the UK, we reach the 2021 season finale episodes, where Cash has to be cruel to be kind as Felicity faces the truth about her father’s death, whilst Martha makes a decision that could have grave consequences…
After a difficult few months in which Felicity’s (Jacqui Purvis) relationship with her brother Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) was tested to the breaking point, Flick is now dealing with additional anxiety as the anniversary of her father’s suicide approaches.
The Newmans’ father, Anthony, shot himself in 2006 on the family farm, with his body discovered by a 12-year-old Cash. Despite a suicide verdict, Flick has always maintained that her father was murdered, refusing to believe that Anthony would choose to abandon them after their mother died some years ago.
Every year, Cash returns to their old hometown to celebrate Anthony’s life with family and friends, but Flick has always refused to go, unable to face all of the people who believe the alleged lies about her father’s death.
Flick’s mental health has always been a source of concern for Cash around this time of year, and Flick has a habit of fleeing somewhere. Last week, before Cash left for his hometown, he asked Jasmine (Sam Frost) to keep an eye out for Flick, which she did, despite the fact that she was distracted by alcohol.
Flick was found asleep in the Paratas back garden on the anniversary day, and Tane (Ethan Browne) was there to support her as she looked through her priceless family photo album.
Cash returns to Summer Bay this week and is surprised to learn that Flick hasn’t left town, despite being enticed to do so—it appears that having Jasmine and Tane to look after her provided her with the support she required. Instead, she wants to stay and talk to him, but Cash, to her surprise, is now the one avoiding her.
Cash tells Jasmine that he has proof of their father’s death… but Flick will be furious!
When Flick arrives at the Beach House, Cash shows her the police file on Anthony’s death that he’s brought back with him, and he insists that she read it if she wants to move forward.
With crime scene photos and autopsy details included, the file is gruesome to look at, and Flick struggles to keep her composure as she stumbles through it.
Flick eventually has enough of it, and she rejects Cash’s attempt to console her by leaving. She has a nervous breakdown while sitting alone near the beach.
Flick reluctantly speaks with Cash the next day and admits that she now sees the truth, but that she is angry with both Cash and her father. She’ll have to give herself some time to process what happened.
Despite her initial desire to leave town, she contacts Tane and asks if he will accompany her, which he gladly accepts.
Despite a traumatic day, ane whisks Flick away to an isolated cabin (the same one Nik and Bella visited a few months earlier), and despite a traumatic day, Flick admits the next morning that it’s the first time she’s slept soundly in weeks…
Is Flick finally going to be able to move forwards?
In other news from Summer Bay, Roo (Georgie Parker) finally decides whether or not to donate her kidney to her mother Martha (Belinda Giblin).
Martha’s situation was bleak, with her other child Kieran (Rick Donald) already declared incompatible and Alf (Ray Meagher) unable to donate due to heart problems. Martha began planning her own funeral, looking through coffin brochures and meeting with a priest, in order to be practical.
Alf was enraged that Martha appeared to be giving up, but Roo explained that they needed to back Martha up in whatever she wanted to do.
The news that Roo was compatible was initially reassuring, but a recent session with the transplant psychotherapist left Roo doubting herself.
Unbeknownst to Roo, Martha has expressed her apprehension about the operation to Alf, stating that she does not want her daughter to suffer years of medical problems as a result of her.
Alf’s sudden questioning of whether Roo had thought things through, combined with the therapist bringing up painful memories of Roo losing her mother as a teenager (after Martha faked her death), made it all the more difficult for Roo to make her decision.
Roo tells Irene (Lynne McGranger) this week that she doesn’t understand what’s holding her back. Irene asks about the guilt she would feel if she said no and Martha died as a result, hoping it will help Roo.
Meanwhile, Alf is torn between his emotions and decides to spend some time in the hospital chapel, where he confesses his fears for both Roo and Martha and asks for the strength he’ll need to support his family… whatever happens.
When Roo returns to the hospital, she gladly informs Alf and Martha that she will be donating her organs. When Roo later learns that a surgery slot has opened up for tomorrow, Alf is relieved, and everyone is taken aback!
The next day, as preparations are being made, Roo is being wheeled out of the room towards the theatre when Martha shouts for everyone to come to a halt…
Roo tries to reassure her mother that everything will be fine, only for Martha to tell them that the transplant is not for her!
The Stewarts are in disarray as the 2021 season draws to a close—has Martha squandered her only chance?
After these episodes aired in November, Home and Away in the UK will jump right into the 2022 season the following week, whereas Australian viewers had to wait two months to find out what happens next.
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