For Ziggy and Tane, next week’s Home and Away episodes see a possible new romance storyline starting, while for another member of the Parata family, Jasmine and Ryder play Peacemaker.
Taylor, meanwhile, slips up badly while talking about Colby with Angelo. Is he going to know an affair is happening under his nose?
Here’s a complete list of 12 amazing moments to come.
Ziggy and Tane spark romance speculation
As Justin will be out of action for several weeks after his surgery, Ziggy needs support at the garage. Even though he isn’t a trained mechanic, she agrees to recruit Tane.
Tane is grateful for the chance, especially because he has just quit his previous job at Salt. Ziggy’s insistence on hiring Tane, however, sparks some rumors that after her split from Dean, she may have a romantic interest in the bad boy.
She makes a pointful remark about their relationship when Amber sees Ziggy and Tane drinking together at Salt. Ziggy is taken aback, wondering why everyone thinks she and Tane should be able to move on.
Tane loses his temper with his family
After weeks of stress over their feelings for Mackenzie, Ari is keen to get his brotherly relationship with Tane back on track. Meanwhile, after a serious argument over Colby, Nikau has romantic problems of his own as he finds it difficult to get his relationship with Bella back on track.
Tane is fed up with both of them and snaps, causing his outburst to stun Ari and Nikau.
Tane returns to criminal activities
He’s surprised to find that his responsibilities are not exactly what he expected when Tane has his first day at the garage later in the week. Since he’s not trained as a mechanic, only admin and cleaning work will be carried out.
Though Tane is still grappling with this bad news, as Ari shows up in the garage with pizza for him and Ziggy, he becomes annoyed. It is supposed to be a kind gesture, but Tane thinks Ari is meddling.
Later, with a van loaded full of stolen goods, Tane hits the breaking point and arrives at the garage. Is he going to live to regret the garage ‘s involvement in illegal activities?
Jasmine and Ryder take drastic action for Nikau and Bella
Jasmine and Ryder realize that Nikau and Bella may need a little push to get their relationship back on track. They invite Nikau and Bella to the gym under false pretenses, then lock them inside together so they’ll have no choice but to address their issues.
The former couple talks things through, with Bella admitting that she’s worried about unnecessarily dragging Nikau into the chaos of her life. Nikau insists that he wants to be supporting her no matter what.
Jasmine and Ryder are delighted when they later return and discover that Nikau and Bella have sorted things out.
Justin addresses the return of his symptoms
Justin continues to experience a recurrence of his symptoms. He confides in Leah about his fears that his tumour could have returned already.
Justin heads to the hospital to seek advice from Christian, but is adamant that he doesn’t want Tori to know as she’ll worry. However, his desire for secrecy may be thwarted when Tori’s hospital shift coincides with his visit.
Tori makes a concerning discovery
Leah tries to distract Tori when Justin enters the hospital so that she does not immediately cross paths with her brother. On Justin, Christian runs some tests and confirms that his tumor has returned, but there are more options open for treatment.
Later, at the hospital, Tori sees Justin and Christian together. This may be dangerous, she suddenly thinks, as Justin was not due for an appointment, and this could be an emergency meeting.
Tori demands answers from Christian
Tori is surprised by Justin’s appointment at the hospital and urges Christian to tell her exactly what is happening. Christian refuses to share any details, pointing out that under doctor-patient confidentiality laws, Justin is entitled to his privacy.
He confirms that his tumor is back as Tori switches tactics by quizzing Justin directly. It hurts Tori that Justin does not trust her and encourages him to keep her updated in the future.
Dean and Amber clash over Karen
Dean wants his mother Karen to meet her grandson for the first time, with Jai’s birthday imminent. Amber strongly opposes the proposal, claiming that it’s not possible to trust Karen to be a good grandmother. Dean ignores the wishes of Amber and calls Karen, leaving a voicemail that reveals he has to tell her something.
Amber reveals the next day just how deeply she feels about her determination to keep Karen out of Jai’s life. Realizing that if he disrespects this, his own access to Jai may be at risk, Dean lies to Karen when she eventually calls him back, making it out that last night he was just drunk and talking nonsense.
Amber’s mother clashes with Dean
Although one grandmother may be banned from Jai’s birthday celebrations, Francesca, Amber’s mom, is allowed to appear. Dean tries to be sweet to Francesca, but she tends to make nasty comments about him.
By voicing her conviction that Dean was partially accountable for the death of her son, Francesca brings up the past. Ultimately, Dean loses Francesca’s composure and sends her a stern warning about bringing him down in front of Jai.
Later, Dean informs Amber that if Francesca is allowed to play a role in his life, it is only fair for Karen to meet Jai. Amber shoots this notion straight down, maintaining that unless he respects her wishes for Karen, Dean can’t see Jai either.
Dean makes a big decision
Dean tries to make Amber see that Karen has changed since they were younger and can be trusted to spend time with Jai. However, when Amber pushes him to confirm that Karen will never slip up or stop taking her medication, Dean can’t offer those guarantees.
When Amber stands firm over wanting to keep Karen well away from Jai, Dean relents and accepts her wishes because he doesn’t want to lose any access to Jai himself.
Taylor slips up in front of Angelo
As they continue their affair, Taylor grows ever closer to Colby, but she’s given food for thought when Angelo tells her that his stepfather was murdered by a crooked policeman.
Taylor takes the risk of protecting her secret lover from Angelo after checking in with Colby and trusting in his new denials. She discusses specifics of the case in doing so, which Angelo did not tell her, sparking his suspicions.
Taylor points out that she just reads that information in a newspaper, but Angelo correctly suspects that her remarks are more than eye-catching.
Colby cuts ties with Taylor
Colby is alarmed when Taylor calls him and admits that she slipped up in front of Angelo. Things get even worse when Bella steps up her attempts to end Colby and Taylor’s affair.
Bella confronts Taylor at the gym and urges her to consider what would happen to Colby if the affair ever came to light. Taylor is irked by her meddling and warns Colby that his sister is causing trouble.
Not seeing an easy way out of either mess, Colby makes a heartbreaking decision and tells Taylor that they have to end their affair before someone gets hurt.