5 Home and Away questions after this week's Australian episodes

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Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

Home and Away spoilers follow from Australian-pace episodes, which some UK viewers may prefer to avoid.

This week on Home and Away in Australia, there was fresh hope that Susie could be caught out when she appeared to make contact with John.

Elsewhere, Nikau received some alarming advice from fellow model Allegra, while Roo became worried about Alf's health.

Here are five big questions we've been left with after the latest Australian episodes.

1. Are John and Leah being conned again?

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

John and Leah aren't giving up on their desperate search for Susie, several weeks on from her dramatic departure from Summer Bay.

While Justin is wisely staying out of it, John and Leah do have help from newcomer Stephen, who's another of Susie's victims. Or is he?

Fans on Twitter and forums are continuing to float the theory that there's something suspicious about Stephen, who has encouraged John and Leah to hire a private investigator to help find Susie. Curiously, Stephen had one particular PI in mind and was pleased when John agreed with his choice.

When John then received a text message which seemed to be from Susie, there was another potentially dodgy reaction from Stephen. While John wanted to alert the police so they could trace Susie, Stephen suggested not involving them and letting the PI deal with it instead.

Are John and Leah being lured in by another individual who's not to be trusted? Or could Stephen be the one Summer Bay newcomer this year who doesn't turn out to be a secret villain?

2. Will we see Susie again?

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

Susie had a memorable exit storyline when she fled from the Bay earlier this year, but recent episodes have left us to wonder whether we've really seen the last of her.

John was surprised when he received a text message claiming to be from Susie, which referred to him as "Mr President". He remembered how Susie always used to call him this, in reference to his successful Surf Club election campaign.

John and Leah now hope that the renewed contact from Susie could help them to track her down and bring her to justice at long last. Could we see Susie get her comeuppance after all, or is this just wishful thinking?

3. Is Nikau heading down a dangerous path?

Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5
Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5

Home and Away has started to explore problems within the modelling world, as Nikau is feeling under pressure over his appearance. Fellow model Allegra fuelled his doubts by insisting that staying in shape was all part of the job.

Nikau was hesitant when Allegra handed him an appetite suppressant, especially as he had no idea about the ingredients and what he'd be putting into his body.

Nikau decided to concentrate on gym work to tone up instead, but pushed himself too hard by having multiple workouts per day. He also started to skip meals and lie to his friends and family about food.

The week ended with Nikau facing a choice between a takeaway meal or taking Allegra's quick fix for the first time. Could this be the start of a troubling path ahead for Nikau?

4. Is Alf's health under threat?

Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5
Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5

Alf has been under pressure of his own over the past few days, juggling various responsibilities and jobs around the Bay.

Nikau's decision to stop working at the bait shop and concentrate on modelling full time exacerbated the situation, as Alf had to spread himself thinly between his different roles.

Things came to a head for Alf when he suffered a dizzy spell, much to the concern of his daughter Roo.

Alf firmly pushed back against Roo's fussing, but later conceded that he did need more help. Could there be more to Alf's funny turn than just work stress?

5. Will Christian step back from Rachel?

Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5
Photo credit: Jeremy Greive - Channel 5

Christian left Tori devastated by postponing their wedding at the eleventh hour. He made this decision in order to continue helping show newcomer Rachel Young, having initially rushed to her rescue when she suffered a skydiving accident at an airfield he was visiting.

Since it was only a coincidence that Christian was at the airfield when Rachel was in trouble, he became obsessed with the idea that he was destined to save her. Convinced that fate was at work, he refused to hand over Rachel's case to another surgeon at the hospital.

This meant that Christian had to pull out of his planned wedding in Victoria, much to the confusion and heartbreak of Tori.

Christian's overzealous behaviour forms part of a wider change in his outlook on life, as he keeps looking for deeper meaning in situations.

By the end of the week, however, even Rachel was baffled over why Christian had skipped his own wedding just for her. Will Christian realise that it's time to take a step back before he loses Tori forever?

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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