Tuesday 23rd September
Connie accuses Heath of encouraging Darcy to run away, hot on Darcy’s heels as she turns up on Heath’s doorstep. As Heath tries to defend himself, an impassioned Ricky turns up and blasts Connie for trying to keep Darcy away from Heath. The memory of her miscarriage still fresh in her mind, Ricky explains to Brax that she cannot cope with seeing Heath lose a child that he loves. As Heath, Connie, Darcy and Harley spend some last moments together on the beach, Connie asks Heath why he wants Darcy to live with him. He explains that he wants Darcy to live with her brother, as it’s what got Heath through his rough upbringing. Connie can’t fail to see the bond between Darcy and Heath as they say their goodbyes. In a surprise move, Connie changes her mind about what is best for Darcy. She tells Heath that Darcy should live with her brother and her father.
Casey is in denial about Heath leaving Summer Bay. Kyle recognises that Casey cannot process Heath not being there. Phoebe’s flippant attitude towards Heath’s decision to leave Summer Bay annoys him. He explains to her that Heath leaving is a huge deal for his brothers as they’ve only ever had each other. When Casey gets home from work, he finally realises that Heath is actually leaving. Kyle pushes Brax to talk to him, and Casey admits that he will miss his brother. Cheryl, fiery as ever, turns up and chastises Heath for moving away.
When the brothers decide to go for one last surf together, Kyle hangs back. Phoebe encourages Kyle to join his brothers, but Cheryl tells him to stay put. Brax steps in and asks Kyle to come along. Cheryl has a fiery equal in Phoebe – who tells Cheryl to get used to Kyle being around and to stop putting him down. The brothers bond, sharing their memories of growing up together. When it’s time to hit the water, Kyle decides to sit it out, recognising that he does not have the same relationship. Plunging under the waves, Brax, Casey and Heath wonder what the future will bring for them all.
With the car loaded, Heath says his final farewells to friends and family. Bianca surprises everyone by turning up in a taxi, intent on doing the drive back to the city with Heath as a family. Late at night, Ricky finds Brax sitting in the empty Flat. He tells her that they should move into the Flat so Ricky can be up late at night looking after their baby. Ricky is elated – Brax finally wants what she wants: a family. They embrace, full of excitement about their future together.
Wednesday 24th September
With Heath gone, the fight for his flat is on! Phoebe gets to work and takes her best shot at convincing Brax, but he won’t be moved. Brax tells Kyle that he needs to put his relationship with Ricky first for once in his life, and Kyle’s understanding. Phoebe’s angry, but what can she do? She surrenders, leaving Brax & Ricky with a place of their own.
Sophie moves into Leah’s, and with Nate at her beck and call, Leah can’t help but think that she’s enjoying the attention more than needing the help. Oblivious, Nate bends over backwards for her, and when he’s leaving for work, Sophie suddenly gets a pain, so he cancels his shift. Leah’s convinced she’s seeing a pattern – but how will she tell Nate?
Overwhelmed by Roo’s obsessive planning of their wedding, John & Marilyn are at their wits ends! When Roo pushes Marilyn too far, she asks Irene to be her Maid of Honour, and instantly feels terrible. Going forward, John & Marilyn agree on a safe word to bail each other out when Roo’s becoming too much – coconut!
When Matt learns that Sophie’s moving into Leah’s to recover, he’s horrified at the prospect of living with his school principal. Despite Matt’s protests, Leah refuses to budge, but when Jett points out the advantages involved, Matt sees how it can work for him – it’s good times ahead!
Thursday 25th September
Matt hatches a plan to use his school captain status to score free-time to hang out during school hours. He tells a surprised Leah that he will cook dinner, hoping to get some extra brownie points. Sasha watches on, bemused, as Matt serving tacos to Leah and Sophie. Sophie tells Matt that she completely understands his need to have some more time to complete his school captain duties. Thinking he’s fooled her, Matt’s face falls as Sophie tells him that she’ll open up the school early so Matt can do extra work before school.
Leah sees how easily Sophie manipulates Matt, and worries that she uses the same techniques to emotionally control Nate. Sophie realises that Leah has cottoned on to her, and goes to Nate to tell him that Leah told her that she thinks he’s sacrificing too much time for her. Leah asks Nate about Sophie – suggesting that her pain seems to be more pronounced when he’s around. Nate suggests that Sophie might be trying to downplay her symptoms in front of Leah. He is frustrated at her interference in his relationship and tells her to stay out of it.
Denny gets back from a fishing trip and Casey fills her in on Heath’s departure from Summer Bay. When Denny invites Casey over for a romantic dinner, she fills him in on Andy’s drug dealing and how he let Zac take the fall for him with Hannah. Casey confronts Andy and learns that Josh was bashed because of Andy’s dealing. Casey tells Denny that he has empathy for Andy, as his brothers have not been angels in the past either. When Casey arrives at the gym the next morning, he finds Andy sleeping on the floor of the gym. He admits to Casey that he can’t afford to pay for a hotel – making Casey suspect that he’s still in debt to his drug suppliers.
John and Marilyn use their new secret code word, ‘coconut’, to escape Roo’s relentless wedding preparations. Marilyn can see that Roo is truly hurt that she picked Irene as her maid of honour. Realising that she’s pushed Marilyn and John too hard, she takes a step back from the wedding. Marilyn heals the situation by asking Roo to be her bridesmaid. However, John is upset that Marilyn has expanded the bridal party without consulting him.
Friday 26th September
Worried for Josh’s safety, Casey invites him to move into the Share House. Andy finds out and explodes at Casey, but Josh assures him that it’s won’t be forever. Denny apologises to Casey for their argument last night, and decide that they still want to be together despite their different views on Andy. Josh thanks Casey for the room as they arrive at the Share House, even though he’s still clearly uncomfortable with the move. At the Pier, Hannah finds Andy, and admits that she can’t walk away from him. Is this the second chance Andy’s been waiting for?
Still upset with Hannah over Josh’s beating, Evelyn plans a family dinner at the Farm House. Hannah doesn’t think it’s a good idea, but Evelyn can’t see how it’s going to be a problem – seeing as Hannah’s not invited! As Evelyn, Zac and Denny sit down at the dinner table, they get a text from Oscar, apologising that he won’t be able to make it. But what could be more important than family? At the Surf Club, Maddy thanks Oscar for meeting her. She flirts with him and is keen to take things to the next level – but why now?
Humiliated after being dumped by Josh for Evelyn, Maddy lashes out at school, arguing with them in Zac’s class. Zac attempts to sort things out, but Maddy can’t be reasoned with, angry that she’s the only one who sees through Evelyn’s saintly façade. She exits, and tells Spencer she’s quitting school. Worried, Spencer goes straight to Roo – will she be able to talk sense into Maddy?
As John lines up Jett as his Best Man, Chris starts to campaign for the other groomsman position, going out of his way to make John’s life easier. John points out that Chris isn’t invited to the wedding, but he isn’t phased – he’ll get there somehow!
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