Tane (Ethan Browne) is just unable to take a break. His ill-fated option to drive a van full of stolen goods caused the Paratas nothing but misery, and it looks set to continue.
Willow, Ziggy, Ari, and now Mackenzie have seen a rally round in recent weeks to try to get Tane his independence, but each effort fails more dramatically than the last. Initially, Willow and Ziggy joined up to get rid of the van of stolen goods that Tane was attempting to drive, handing it over to friends of Willow’s River Boy without any knowledge that it also held $25,000 of drugs.
With Tane’s crim buddies not too happy to lose both their stolen electrical goods and their dodgy pharmaceuticals, at their house, they set up the Paratas. The only thing that saved the Paratas from being critically wounded was Ryder’s call to the police, but they were left knowing that Paul, Leon and their boys were free to return at any moment.
Mackenzie handed over the keys to her Porsche, worth more than enough to pay for their freedom, in an effort to buy Paul off. That was the end of it as far as she was concerned, and even Ari and Tane ultimately conceded that she had done the right thing and that they were both able to relax.
Yet the gang is not willing to give in easily. The Paratas are now seen as easy targets, and they want Tane to finish another task. Every time they guarantee it’s going to be the last one, they’ll actually pay off their debt, but it doesn’t look like it’s nearly happening anywhere.
Their issues are likely to get dramatically worse this week!
Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) is scheduled to receive a text from Paul, simply reading “Let’s talk” while sharing a coffee with Mackenzie in Salt. Paul shows off, adds a picture of him in an old car of Mackenzie, and looks very happy with himself.
It’s nothing, Ari pretends, to Mac, just Nikau wanting to borrow some money, but he knows it can only be a bad thing.
He tells him, grabbing Tane from the house, that Paul has another job for them. The two of them are going to a remote meeting point where Paul and Leon are pulling up in the Mackenzie vehicle.
Yet the last thing they expected was the work. An armed burglary! The very same crime that caused Mikaere, their brother, to die only a few years ago. “Reefton Lakes Leagues Club,” Paul instructs, giving them their next work details. “Easy hit, I will supply the artillery.”
You are thinking of an armed robbery! “Tane exclaims, unable to believe it has come to this. One thing is transporting such drugs or handling stolen goods, but this is the next step.
Ethan told TV Week, “Tane never thought it would go this far and he’s gutted to do this to his family.” “Tane doesn’t feel too good about himself and where he ended his life.”
Enough is appropriate for Ari. Paul and Leon are told where they should stick to their work. Yet when they send him something that leaves them cornered, he’s in for a big shock. An envelope of incriminating photographs of Tane is handed to Ari, and it’s enough to send his brother to jail for years.
The two brothers understand that, recognizing that Paul has them under his thumb, they will have to carry out the armed robbery after all. It’s an insane gamble though-don’t do it and they risk Paul handing Tane’s pictures to the cops, but do it and get caught and both of them will face prison.
What are the boys going to choose?
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Ari breaks down as they consider their choices. He can’t cope with breaking their families apart. Nikau comes in at that moment and they have no choice but to admit what is going on to their young nephew.
They are telling him that he wants to go back to New Zealand, not wanting him to get mixed up in their dramas. A few weeks ago, he had already planned on moving there with Bella, But after Colby was sentenced to prison, those plans were put on hold. Now, he needs to pause and defend himself by thinking about Bella.
Nikau refuses to leave, wanting to play a role in defending his kin, but his uncles make it clear that he is unable to participate. This is their battle and if he sticks around in Summer Bay, his life will be in danger.
She informs him when he speaks with Bella that he has to go! She’s lost Colby to jail twice, and she doesn’t want to lose him completely, either. While she’ll be gutted to say goodbye, before things cool down, he has to go back to New Zealand.
Is Nikau going to do the smart thing and go? And for Tane and Ari, what next?
This year there are only five days of Home and Away episodes left. Next Monday 30 November, with a triple bill season finale from 7pm, the season draws to a close. In the final week of the year.