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

Daniel Kilkelly
·4-min read
Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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

Home and Away ramped up the drama levels on Australian screens this week, as the Parata family's enemies cruelly targeted Nikau.

Meanwhile, Susie continued to make a major impact with her manipulative behaviour.

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

1. Are Ari, Tane and Nikau still in danger?

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

It was another dramatic week for the Parata family, as they discovered that Paul and Leon weren't put off by Heath Braxton's recent intervention after all.

Fans thought they'd seen the last of Paul and Leon when Heath and his River Boy mates teamed up to teach them a lesson, wanting the dangerous criminals to leave the Parata family alone. No such luck.

This week, Paul and Leon returned for revenge by kidnapping Nikau and his friends. They lured Ari and Tane out to the middle of nowhere for another showdown, threatening the teens' safety unless they showed up.

Ari and Tane managed to get the upper hand in the brawl that followed – but a new Home and Away trailer has now revealed yet another life-or-death drama coming up for one of the Paratas.

Next week, a car appears to deliberately run down Ari and leave him for dead. Could Paul and Leon be responsible again?

2. Have Leah and Justin fallen into a trap?

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

Leah and Justin faced an anxious time after putting in an offer for a new house. The happy couple were keen to hear back from real estate consultant Susie on whether their proposed sum of money would be accepted or not.

After Susie kept the couple hanging, she later delivered the good news that their offer had been accepted and they were officially home owners. But as viewers know that Susie really can't be trusted where financial matters are concerned, could Leah and Justin live to regret seeking her help?

3. Could Dean and Amber become a couple?

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

Amber and Jai have moved back to Summer Bay, giving Dean a chance to be part of his young son's life again. Dean agreed to let Amber and Jai move into the pier apartment, especially as there's a spare bedroom following Colby's imprisonment.

The new arrangement quickly turned sour when Dean was unable to fulfil a planned commitment with Jai on his first day of school. Amber discovered the reason why when she spotted Dean spending time with his ex Ziggy, who was consulting with him about Mac's secret pregnancy.

Amber reacted badly to Dean associating with his ex, believing that he had his priorities wrong and was letting Jai down. She denied any other vested interest in Dean's personal life, but was there a part of her that was jealous to see Dean with Ziggy?

4. Will Martha get the help she needs?

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

Martha has spent the past few weeks in a worrying mental health crisis, seeing visions of her absent son Kieran. Her problems had largely gone undetected, but she finally aroused concern this week when Irene spotted her seemingly talking to thin air.

Irene was deeply concerned when Martha then 'introduced' her to Kieran, who wasn't really there.

Irene had no choice but to inform Alf and Roo that Martha was extremely unwell and they convinced her to get assessed in hospital. But will Martha get the help she needs?

5. When will Ryder and Chloe become a couple?

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

Ryder and Chloe continued to profess their hate for each other as their mutual connection to Nikau kept them in close proximity. However, everything changed when the teens were kidnapped and Ryder focused on kindly supporting Chloe while they were locked in a shipping container together.

Ryder's interest in Chloe had already started to spark gossip among his family – and it's no secret among spoiler readers that they'll eventually become romantically connected. But how long will it take Ryder and Chloe to acknowledge their feelings for each other?

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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