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

Daniel Kilkelly
·5-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 was dominated by three ruthless villains on Australian screens this week, as Lewis Hayes, Susie McAllister and Kieran Baldivis all caused major problems in Summer Bay.

Meanwhile, Willow tried her best to win over Bella, but realised that it'd take a lot of work.

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

1. Will Lewis succeed in killing Ari?

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

Home and Away aired its biggest twist since the Witness X reveal this week, as we discovered that Lewis seemingly has no limits when it comes to his revenge on Christian.

Lewis still blames Christian for the death of his wife Anna, despite the surgeon's sincere protests that he did everything he could when he operated on her following a car crash.

Lewis has been trying to undermine Christian and destroy his confidence ever since starting work at the Northern Districts Hospital. This week, however, he was seen taking things a shocking step further as he had murder in mind.

Sneaking into Ari's hospital room, Lewis prepared to kill him in order to prove that Christian is incompetent as a surgeon. The end-of-week cliffhanger left us to wonder whether he'll be successful or not.

Rob Kipa-Williams – who plays Ari – has actually been spotted filming for Home and Away on location recently, so it seems unlikely that Lewis's horrifying plan will pay off. But Lewis is clearly one to watch – and speaking of which…

2. Has Lewis killed before?

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

Christian has been rocked by losses of other patients recently. In February, someone at the hospital passed away unexpectedly after Christian had conducted their surgery. Lewis was quick to spread suspicion that Christian had messed up in some way, although Jasmine pointed out that the patient could have died for any number of reasons.

A few weeks later, another person died after Lewis insisted that Christian shouldn't be allowed to operate on them. Lewis ensured that Christian was relieved of his duties for the day as he'd consumed a sip of champagne at his engagement party earlier on.

So far, it's unclear whether Lewis targeting Ari is the first time he has crossed the line in this way, or whether he already has a body count.

3. How far will Susie go?

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

Susie spent most of the week clashing with Irene, who knows that she's not to be trusted. When John tried to organise a peacemaking meal for the three of them, Susie stooped to new lows by spiking a drink intended for Irene.

Irene's sobriety meant that John knocked back the poisoned wine instead, which left him extremely unwell. Although the incident seemed baffling to all at first, Irene quickly put the pieces of the puzzle together and realised that Susie must have been responsible.

Susie's ruthlessness leaves us wondering just how far she'll go when it comes to targeting her enemies. A new promo airing on Channel 7 currently shows Susie carrying out a more physical attack on Irene, so it's clear that the Summer Bay favourite is still not safe.

4. Will Leah and Justin lose all of their savings?

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

Leah and Justin have also found themselves caught up in Susie's tangled web. The happy couple initially relied on Susie to help them find a new home, but she later offered assistance in another way by hooking them up with a private lender after they were rejected for a mortgage.

Susie's true intentions became clear when she got on the phone to a mystery contact, boasting about how she'd fooled Leah and Justin into trusting her.

Leah and Justin have already now parted with a substantial sum of money to put down their deposit – and based on everything we've seen from Susie so far, we can't help fearing they might live to regret it.

5. Have we seen the last of Kieran?

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

Martha has been seeing visions of Kieran while struggling with her mental health over the past few weeks. This week, the situation took an unexpected turn as Kieran returned again – and this time, he was the real deal.

Martha initially thought that her mind was playing tricks on her, until Kieran held her hostage at the caravan park and then drove off with her. She finally took matters into her own hands by calling the police on her dangerous son, who was livid over the betrayal.

It's unclear at the moment whether this is the last we'll see of Kieran, or whether Martha can resolve her issues with him in the future.

For now, Martha will be focusing on her own mental wellbeing, as she has pledged to get herself some help.

6. Can Willow ever earn Bella's forgiveness?

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

Willow's thoughts turned back to Bella this week, still regretting how much she hurt the teenager when she betrayed Colby with her 'Witness X' testimony.

Ziggy tried her best to play peacemaker, but she made things worse as an attempt to set Bella up to spend time with Willow led to another argument.

The unfortunate incident left Willow with food for thought, as she realised that it'd require much more effort to repair her relationship with Bella. Will it ever be possible, or is this one friendship which will never be the same again after the Witness X drama?

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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