After moving out of Leah’s, Matt struggles to find anywhere to sleep. Sasha secretly brings him back to Irene’s. When Sasha offers to clean the kitchen, Spencer assumes Sasha is feeling guilty about the documentary. She goes along with it – even though it is simply a ploy to get Matt into the house unseen. The next morning, Sasha gets up early to sneak Matt out of the house. Spencer discovers him and refuses to keep his presence a secret from Irene if he stays any longer. Frustrated at Spencer, Sasha advises Matt to move back to Leah’s, but Matt has other ideas…
VJ struggles to get on board with Leah and Zac’s relationship. He’s calmed down since the news came out, but he’s worried about the reaction at school. VJ’s concerns are realised when one of the other students starts making insulting, sexual remarks about Leah. Zac and Leah are not privy to the lewd remarks, but they do witness VJ as he turns on the student, punching him in the face. A shocked Leah tells VJ that she’s going to have to report the incident to Ms. Taylor. VJ keeps the remarks from Leah, not wanting to hurt her with the malicious gossip.
Tuesday 25th November
Denny sees Alf untangling his fishing net and tells him she wants to come back to work. Alf, sensitive to Denny’s situation, tells her to take it one day at a time. When Phoebe sees Denny at the Bait Shop, she asks her if she’d like to hang out. Denny makes an excuse – not lost on Alf – and Denny admits to him that she isn’t ready to be in Angelo’s or even at the beach. Alf tells Denny that he thinks she’s stronger than she thinks. Ricky finds Denny sitting on the beach, reflecting on her last days with Casey. She tells Ricky that she’s resolved to start living by the motto, ‘No Fear’, hoping she can move on from Casey’s death.
Maddy is feeling sorry for herself and humiliated after Evelyn confronted her for sleeping with Josh. Oscar offers to hang out with her, but when Evelyn sees the two of them together, she is appalled. Evelyn tells Maddy that she is empty inside, and accuses her of stealing her boyfriend and her brother. Later, Evelyn admits to Oscar that she feels like maybe Josh slept with Maddy because Evelyn said she wasn’t ready to have sex. Oscar counsels her to talk to Josh again. She invites Josh over, and Josh assures her that he was happy to wait – what happened with Maddy was a mistake.
The Braxton household wait nervously for news from Andy and Brax – who have disappeared to pursue Jake Pirovic for revenge. Worried that Brax only came home to say goodbye, Ricky admits to Phoebe that she still hasn’t told Brax about the baby. Meanwhile, Andy and Brax are keeping Jake’s hideout under surveillance. As night falls, Jake’s car finally arrives. Brax and Andy approach him stealthily on foot. However, Jake sees their tyre tracks and jumps back into his car. Andy and Brax pursue him in their own vehicle. They engage in a dangerous car chase, with Brax trying to force Jake off the road. As Brax and Jake speed towards each other, Andy shouts at Brax to stop, but Brax refuses to listen. Jake turns at the final moment, his car flipping and falling down a gully. Andy tries to get Brax to leave the crash scene, but Brax needs to see that Jake is dead. Brax watches as Jake crawls out of the car. But all of a sudden, the car explodes, sending Jake and Brax into the air. Who will survive?
Wednesday 26th November
As Roo works to rebook everything for Marilyn and John’s wedding, the question of a wedding venue arises. John is appalled when Roo suggests the Surf Club as their wedding venue. Marilyn is catching up with Roo, when she takes a call from John, putting him on speaker phone. Roo listens on as John starts to tell Marilyn that Roo had a crazy plan to use the Surf Club. John resolves to apologise to Roo, and Marilyn admits that she’s happy with the Surf Club. With their wedding day arriving soon, John tells Marilyn that he wants to be traditional, and not see his bride until she walks down the aisle.
When Nate sees Denny and Hannah at the Surf Club, Denny notices that Hannah is behaving likes she has a crush on Nate.The next morning, Denny sees Hannah looking at Nate and Sophie from across the Diner. Hannah admits to Denny that she does like Nate. However, she tells Denny that it won’t go anywhere because he’s married. Nate and Hannah are both called to the hospital, leaving Denny and Sophie in the Diner. They open up to each other and Sophie probes Denny on why someone as attractive as Hannah would be single. Later, Sophie turns up at the hospital to find Nate consoling an emotional Hannah in a tight hug.
Police cars and ambulances begin to arrive at the crash site of Jake’s car. Andy tries to convince Brax that it’s too late to kill Jake now. As Jake is taken to hospital in an ambulance, the police grill Brax and Andy on what happened. Senior Sergeant Emerson arrives, and realises it is highly suspicious that Brax would stumble upon Jake in the middle of the bush. Emerson admits that the police didn’t know he was missing – it appears Jake had escaped from a low-security psychiatric centre. Nate arrives at the hospital to find Brax lurking outside his patient’s room. Brax explains that Jake killed Casey. Nate and Hannah save Jake’s life, and as Ricky, Phoebe and Kyle arrive, he refuses to give them information on Jake’s condition. Brax watches as they wheel Jake into theatre. Seeing that the window of opportunity for revenge is disappearing by the second, Brax launches at Jake in a last ditch attempt to kill him. He is quickly stopped by the police and placed under arrest.
Thursday 27th November
Nate tries to allay Sophie’s concern after she catches him comforting Hannah, assuring her that they’ve just had a tough day with a patient. Sophie warns Nate to be careful, and makes sure Hannah knows that she’s being watched. Later, Sophie suggests that they put a bid in to buy their rental house, but Nate isn’t so keen, forcing Sophie to wonder if it’s really her that he’s reluctant to commit to. When they bump into Hannah and Leah, Leah clocks the tension, and Hannah admits to her that she’s still into Nate, but it’s just a crush – if she can avoid him, it’ll pass. But when she’s distant with him at work, Nate visits her at the Farm House, and picks up that Hannah’s still attracted to him. They agree to keep their distance, and Nate’s confusion pushes him to tell Sophie they should put an offer on the house. Sophie’s ecstatic, but has Nate really convinced himself that this is what he wants?
Determined to smooth the way for romance with Shandi, Chris tries to throw John the best Buck’s Party the Bay has ever seen. He recruits Jett to trick John into attending, but John sees right through him and, wants no part of it – he’s too old for a Buck’s Party! When Marilyn walks past, John tells Jett to hide, it’s bad luck to see the bride before the wedding, but ind doing so, badly pulls a muscle in his back. He fobs off Jett’s concern, and when the boys surprise him at home demanding that the Buck’s Party is on, John can’t say no. But as John enjoys winning the party games, he pulls his back even worse, and Spencer calls the ambulance. John can’t believe it – he’s supposed to be getting married tomorrow!
When the wrong wedding dress arrives at Marilyn’s Hen’s Party, Shandi has the perfect distraction – a life drawing class, with Chris as their naked model! But when Roo finds out Marilyn’s real dress has gone missing, the bride-to-be is distraught. Spencer arrives with the news about John, and they rush to the hospital. John tells Marilyn that he doesn’t want to be groggy on their wedding day, so is refusing medication. Marilyn goes to Alf, and asks him to call Roo – the wedding is cancelled…
Worried about Spencer’s non-existent love life, Chris signs him up for internet dating. Spencer hates the idea and goes to the Diner, where he meets Shandi, and is excited when she flirts with him. Spencer tells Chris he’s got some competition, but Chris is confident his brother doesn’t stand a chance – may the best Harrington win!
Friday 28th November
As John struggles with the side effects from his painkillers, Marilyn finds it hard to imagine that the wedding is still on. She asks Roo to cancel it, but Roo refuses to give up, rallying the troops and putting them to work to get the show on the road! But when Marilyn’s dress still hasn’t arrived, she fears the universe is throwing her too many signs against going through with it. As she’s about to give up, Irene walks through the door with her wedding dress – and it’s stunning! Marilyn goes to see John, but when he can’t get to his feet, she tells him that it’s okay if they postpone the wedding until he’s better. Determined to make Marilyn his, John gets up, and declares that they’re getting married, today! While John and Jett share a light moment as they head off to the ceremony, Marilyn asks to see Alf alone, sending the rest of the gang outside. She walks down the stairs, and Alf thinks she looks amazing. He takes her arm, and they head off, together – Marilyn’s never been more ready for anything in her life…
Disappointed that Roo would rather Maddy save her money than buy a dress for the wedding, Maddy ignores her advice, and drags a willing Oscar along as her shopping buddy. As Roo finalises last minute wedding arrangements, Maddy arrives back in her new, sensational dress, and reveals she didn’t have time to do the errands that Roo asked her to earlier. Roo’s furious, and tells Maddy that if she wants to be treated like an adult, to start acting like one! Is this the wake up call Maddy needs?
When Irene finds out that Matt’s been sleeping in the Diner and kicks him out, Sasha encourages Matt to swallow his pride and speak to Leah about moving back in. But when Matt sees the tension his actions have caused between Leah and VJ, he can’t bring himself to do it. Sasha goes to Leah and pleads Matt’s case, and Leah agrees to speak to him, despite Zac’s hesitation. But Matt rejects Leah’s offer, forcing her to be straight up with him – you made a mistake, so stand up and make amends. Matt takes his things back to Leah’s, and she welcomes him home. Will he be able to make it work this time?
Upset about Leah and Zac’s new relationship, VJ reverts to a non-communicative, angry adolescent. But when Jett points out how he can make it work for him and to give Zac a go, VJ finds them, and lays down some ground rules – plus asks for a new game! When Leah presents a counter offer, VJ promises to consider it. Are they turning a corner?
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