Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.
Next week on Home and Away, Ryder takes a stand against Mac following her decision to fire Chloe.
Elsewhere, Tane puts Ziggy in a difficult position, while Leah worries about Justin's painkiller use.
Here's a full collection of 11 big moments coming up.
1. Mac shocks Ryder and Chloe
Ryder has been promoted at Salt, but Mac has given him a tricky first taste of responsibility by ordering him to fire Chloe. He struggles with how to break the news to Chloe, not wanting to ruin their relationship when it's in such an early stage.
Ryder hopes to buy some time while Mac is off work, so he lies that he has already sacked Chloe. This deception catches up with him when Mac arrives for work for the first time in days.
Mac is annoyed when Ryder reluctantly admits that he didn't find the right moment to let Chloe go. She takes decisive action by harshly firing Chloe right in front of Ryder.
2. Ryder quits Salt
Ryder faces a backlash from Chloe, who's upset that he didn't handle the situation better. He explains the awkwardness to Mac by revealing that Chloe is now his girlfriend, which made things personal.
Mac privately confides in Dean about her true agenda, admitting that she doesn't feel comfortable working with Chloe because of her connection with the Parata family.
Ryder later tries to reason with Mac over what happened, but when she stands firm over firing Chloe, he decides to quit.
3. Ryder tries to make amends
Ryder reports back to Chloe that he has quit his job at Salt in order to prove his loyalty to her. Chloe is still not impressed, pointing out that she hadn't asked him to do this.
It's left to Roo to explain things to Ryder, pointing out that quitting isn't the same as simply saying sorry for mishandling the situation. Ryder takes his aunt's advice by apologising to Chloe and is pleased when she accepts.
Meanwhile, Mac realises that she's severely understaffed at the restaurant now that she has lost two employees in a week. She tries to give Ryder his job back, but he's not interested as she still won't re-hire Chloe.
4. Amber seeks advice from Mac
Amber is struggling after she confessed her love to Dean and he was unable to say the same in return. With Willow now gone, Amber needs someone to confide in and chooses Mac.
Mac can't help reflecting on her own recent experience with Ari, so she tells Amber that she just needs to decide whether she's willing to settle for being second best.
Amber later catches up with Dean and tries to get their relationship back on an even keel, but they may be papering over the cracks.
5. Amber is given more reasons to doubt Dean
Summer Bay gathers for the surf competition and the pressure is on for Dean, who wants to impress Jai and win the family tickets to Movie World. Fortunately, Dean and Ziggy outshine the competition and are crowned king and queen of the competition.
As Dean and Ziggy celebrate their victory, Amber and Tane watch on from the crowd. Amber remarks on how close the former couple seem, leaving Tane with food for thought.
6. Tane seeks answers from Ziggy
After Amber planted a seed of doubt in his mind at the surf competition, Tane can't resist asking Ziggy why she split from Dean in the first place. This question puts Ziggy in a tricky position, as she can't reveal the real reasons without disclosing Dean's involvement in covering up Ross's murder.
When Ziggy refuses to open up to Tane, he tries asking Bella instead but continues to get nowhere. Ziggy is dismayed to realise that Tane isn't letting this go and urges him to forget about it, but will he?
7. Leah misses the warning signs over Justin
Leah continues to search the internet for any clues over Susie's scams and her current whereabouts. Justin becomes worried that Leah is spending so much time on this, believing that it's bordering on an obsession.
As Leah focuses all of her attention on Susie, she doesn't notice that Justin isn't his usual self. After double-dosing on his medication, Justin runs out of pills and is unable to get a new supply from his regular doctor. Out of desperation, he consults another doctor instead.
8. Justin loses his temper with Leah
When Justin mysteriously misses his heat for the surf competition, Leah comes looking for him. Leah finds Justin in a bad state and he admits that he double-dosed on his medication, although he lies that it was a one-off.
Leah pushes for Justin to see a doctor, but he repeatedly rejects the idea and angrily snaps at her. Leah is confused by Justin's angry attitude, questioning why he wouldn't want to seek advice from the doctor if this genuinely was just a one-off accident.
9. John takes ownership of his mistakes
At the surf competition, Irene is tasked with keeping hardware store owner Gus happy. Gus previously threatened to sue the surf club, so everyone is determined to make sure that he enjoys the day.
Irene is irritated by Gus and is unable to stay quiet when he criticises John for being fooled by Susie. Gus is taken aback when Irene reveals what she really thinks of him.
Later, John makes a speech and takes ownership of his mistakes over the Susie situation. He also thanks Roo, Alf and Dean for their help with getting things back on track.
10. Nikau considers his future
A modelling agency is keen to start working with Nikau after meeting him at an event in the city. Nikau complains that the agency won't stop contacting him, even though he's adamant that he's not interested.
Bella urges Nikau to at least hear the agency out, so he arranges a lunch so that he can tell them to back off in person. Nikau starts to regret this decision as the moment gets closer to exchange niceties at the meal.
11. Christian, Tori and Jasmine react to news over Lewis
Christian, Tori and Jasmine hear that Lewis will not need to go on trial after taking full responsibility for his crimes. Lewis has confessed that he tried to kill Christian and murdered three patients at the hospital in order to frame him for negligence.
Still traumatised by how close she came to losing Christian, Tori refuses to feel any sympathy for Lewis. Christian feels differently, pointing out that Lewis was mentally ill and a victim too.
Tori is stunned that Christian can be so understanding and starts to question the change in his outlook on life after his near-death experience. Could a rift be starting to open up between the couple?
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK), with first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR. Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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