Tuesday 9th December
With the Pirovic investigation over, Andy decides to move out. Ricky suggests to Brax that Andy could move in Casey’s room. Brax agrees – but it will mean cleaning out Casey’s things. When Ricky starts the clear out, Brax decides he can’t handle it and walks off. Ricky shares stories about Casey as Josh helps her sort Casey’s things. Ricky suddenly decides that Brax should be a part of this experience and calls the clear-out off. Kyle goes to see Phoebe at the caravan park, telling her that they’re cleaning out Casey’s room. They end up in bed together. Meanwhile, Brax is angered when he learns from John that Indi’s planning on selling Body and Soul gym. Brax goes back to Casey’s room and starts the clean up himself.
John won’t stop banging on about Marilyn changing her name to ‘Palmer’. Marilyn finally admits to John that she’d prefer to remain ‘Marilyn Chambers’. John makes a hasty exit, clearly upset by Marilyn’s admission. John vents to Irene but she tries to make John realise Marilyn’s point of view. When John goes home to Marilyn, she tells him she’s ready to change her name. However, John tells her he doesn’t want her to change – he fell in love with ‘Marilyn Chambers’. John also suggests they go on a family holiday in lieu of a honeymoon.
Maddy seeks out Oscar to explain to him her recent behaviour. She apologises for being a bad friend but Oscar doesn’t want to hear it. Oscar wants her to apologise to Roo. Maddy goes to Roo and tells her she’s going to return the clothes. Roo is also sick of Maddy’s broken promises and empty apologies. Oscar and Maddy meet up again, and when Oscar tries to tell Maddy it’ll be a long process with Roo, she kisses him. Oscar tells her this isn’t a good idea, and she runs off. When Maddy hears from Andy that Body and Soul is being sold, she panics about her job security. When Andy leaves, she goes into the office and steals some money – so much for cleaning up her act!
Wednesday 10th December
Brax has one last bag to sort through in the tidy up of Casey’s room. When Brax opens up the bag, packed by Casey for the trip he planned to take with Denny, he finds an engangment ring. Ricky later notices that Brax is distracted, but Brax assures her he’ll be at her ultrasound appointment. Brax goes to Casey’s grave, sad that Casey never got propose to Denny. Before joining Ricky for her appointment, Brax goes to Denny and gives her the ring. Denny, who has just started to feel like she’s moving on after Casey’s death, is completely shattered by the news Casey was going to propose. Once alone, she cries as she looks at the ring – shattered she never got to say ‘yes’ to Casey. Ultimately, new horizons abound in Summer Bay: Ricky and Brax smile as they look at ultrasound photos of their baby; Brax tells Andy he can move into Casey’s room; and Denny tells Andy she knows he didn’t mean for anything to happen with Casey.
Hannah watches Nate kayak from the shore. As he pulls his kayak onto the sand, he asks what she’s doing. She grapples for an excuse, and tells him she’s interested in learning to kayak. The next morning, he takes her out and the two have fun splashing around. Sophie sees them together, and choses this moment to try to get Nate to sign the paperwork for their house. Nate tells her he has to get to work, but she turns up there with the same request. Nate finally signs the paperwork, but it’s clear he’s uneasy about taking this big step with Sophie. Later, Hannah and Nate find themselves alone in the hospital. The tension palpable, Nate pulls Hannah into a passionate kiss. Hannah runs off, belwildered by the fiery moment they just shared.
Spencer tries to get Chris to help him out with his burgeoning online romance with Amy, but Chris is in low spirits, still pining for Shandi. Chris goes to give her condolences to Denny, who ends up giving him the confidence boost he needs. He returns to Spencer and helps him take the perfect selfie to send to Amy.
Thursday 11th December
Hannah storms off after Nate kisses her. When Hannah admits to Denny that Nate kissed her, Denny advises Hannah to clear the air with Nate. At work, Nate apologises to Hannah for what happened. Nate tells Hannah that he’s commited to Sophie despite things being strained between them recently.
Tyson continues to harass VJ. Zac and Leah advise VJ not to respond to Tyson’s intimidation. Frustrated by their inaction, VJ stalks off. At school, Tyson throws himself against the lockers to make it look like VJ attacked him. Zac takes Tyson to the hospital while Leah takes VJ to talk to Sophie. They realise that Tyson was faking his injury and suspend him. But VJ is upset that Leah didn’t believe him from the beginning.
Sasha tries to get Matt prepared for their first HSC exam, but he’s preoccupied by looking after his father.Alf tells Leah to keep an eye on Matt, having seen Gray at the caravan park. Gray drinks at Angelo’s, telling Matt he’s learned to control his drinking. Matt is pressured by Gray to drink some beers with him at the caravan park the night before the exam. Matt tells Gray that they can visit Ellie after he finishes exams. Gray baulks at the fact Matt is putting his study before his family. The next morning, Matt doesn’t turn up to school. Leah finds him at Gray’s caravan, completely hungover. She rushes him to his exam but Matt ends up sleeping through half of it. Sasha is furious at Matt’s behaviour. Matt lashes out, telling her that his family broke apart because of Sasha’s advice.
Friday 12th December
Things are rocky between VJ and Leah in the aftermath of Tyson’s suspension. Jett tries to make VJ see that things are difficult for Leah since she works at the school. VJ apologies to Leah and they both decide to put everything behind them. He tells Leah that he’s walking to school with Jett. As VJ waits for Jett, Tyson turns up with a few mates. He kidnaps VJ – but what has he got planned?
Sasha tells Irene that Matt blamed him for destroying his family. Irene tries to make Sasha understand how Gray might feel. Leah tries to make Matt see reason – telling him his dad will still be around after he finishes his exams. Sasha goes back to Matt and proposes a study plan which allocates time that Matt can hang out with his dad. Sasha allocates time for Gray and Matt to have breakfast together the next morning. When Matt turns up in the morning, Gray asks him to hang out in the evening too, trying to guilt trip him into it. He tells Matt that Sasha is trying to change him, but Matt tries to assure him that she’s only trying to help.
John starts planning a family holiday. He wants to brainstorm how they’ll come up with the funds. Inspired by Marilyn’s meditation cds, he suggests they make a Sounds of Summer Bay relaxation CD. John takes a reluctant Marilyn out ti record the sound of waves crashing on the shore. He tells her that hippies in coastal towns will buy anything, inadvertendly offending Marilyn. She storms off, leaving John to make the CD alone. John struggles to put the sounds together on the computer. Marilyn admits to Roo and Irene that she had her first fight with John as a married couple. They both laugh – telling her they’ll be plenty more. The next morning, Jett finds John asleep in front of the computer. Jett burns the CDs for John and they deliver some to sell in the Pier Diner. Marilyn and John apologise to each other and lie down to listen to the Sounds of Summer Bay CD. As they both start to relax, the recording clicks on to their earlier argument – accidently recorded and burned onto the CDs by John.
Chris wants to spend some bro-time out on the water with Spencer, but Spencer is reluctant to leave his internet dating love, Amy. Spencer ditches the bro time, telling Chris that Amy wants to have a Skype date for the first time. The next day, Spencer tells Chris that his internet love cancelled their Skype date. However, Spencer is hearted when Amy messages him to say she’s coming up the coast and wants to meet up.
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