Leah is taking her day off to spend time with Justin, her drop-kick boyfriend.
And before all you people on the internet shout at me for not having any sympathy for a guy with cancer, I’ve been thinking for weeks that he’s a dud, whether he’s dead or not.
Justin takes the opposite way to Leah’s sincere generosity and they have a bit of a fight when he insists that he doesn’t need any assistance.
In John, who himself has recently suffered a stroke but has had the most miraculous healing in human history, he goes off in a huff and takes comfort, and they go on about pride and not allowing their partners to treat them as invalids.
I do not know where this phenomenon was taken from by the scriptwriters but men love to take advantage of being ill. We do have an imaginary flu virus named for them.
Anyway, before he can’t, Justin needs to take care of himself, but I feel like these last 10 minutes of my life are just buying time before he succumbs to the curse of Leah’s husband. The one where they’re dead or going somewhere and never coming back.
But Justin picks up his game and surprises Leah with an all-beige-lovely meal.
He stops talking about his radiation treatment, though, which makes me suspect he didn’t go because … It is Justin.
Taylor, who stops by the station and brings afternoon tea, my kind of gal, is next up.
Angelo did some solid detective work, ringing the only hotel in town and wondering whether anyone had made some reservations and what card they were using.
Surprise of surprise, under a false identity, Colby Thorne has made regular trips to the motel and has a booking for this evening.
For a nice conversation, Angelo approaches Bella, but she is too busy making huge life decisions as if she were to embrace Nikau’s wonderful offer to pick up and travel with him to New Zealand.
- A rarely seen photo of her lookalike sister Paz is shared by former Home and Away actress Pia Miller
That plan is “great.” Nikau gets to be with his mother and he knows “heaps of people,” so she’s going to make friends really soon.
Nikau tells Bella, “I just can’t picture us not being together.”
I’m not necessarily a relic, quite the contrary, but when teens are behaving like this, I just can’t take it seriously.
It’s Ryder, though, who is mostly thrown away by this. His dad just died, and Aunty Roo and his dead dad’s twin brother only went out, and he just can’t live with his only friends and dead dad’s club members abandoning him.
Nikau turns Bella down.
He clenches his teeth and says something supportive, even though it’s a little tough on poor puppy dog Nikau, who gave up all his life to run away with Bella a few weeks ago with nothing more than a backpack full of chips and not-so-secret hidden money from Uncle Tane.
“If he wants me, I can’t abandon Colby,” Bella says to Nikau.
So they broke again. So much has changed that I’ve lost track.
Nikau goes to Salt and Ryder yells a beer at him, so capital is intangible as well.
Angelo jumps up again, but this time Bella is more vulnerable, so she listens.
It’s about your brother, “he says to her,” and I hope you’ll just want to hear this.
“Right now, I’m not here as a cop,” to cater to her vulnerable side.
Angelo tells her that Colby is with his wife at a motel.
He says, “I just thought you should know the truth.”
Yet it’s going to be vain.
Bella has just abandoned her life’s supposed passion to swear allegiance after all to her child.