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's new season continued on Australian screens this week, with six more episodes of Summer Bay drama.

Big moments included Colby's emotional exit from the show, Lewis explaining his history with Christian, and the arrival of newcomers Chloe and Mia.

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

1. How far did Colby go?

Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5
Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5

Colby's exit aired on Australian screens this week as he made a heartbreaking decision following a second incident at the prison. When Colby's loved ones learned that he'd been sent to solitary confinement after more trouble behind bars, they struggled to get any answers from the guards. Shortly after, Colby cut ties with them altogether.

In a letter to his sister Bella, an emotional Colby explained that he didn't want to see her anymore – marking the end of his time on the show as he now faces a 25-year stretch for Ross's murder.

Flashback scenes then showed why Colby was being punished at the jail. In another fight with his enemies at the prison, Colby stabbed one of the ringleaders, whose fate was left unclear. Following Dean's advice to ditch his nice guy act, just how far did Colby go to make himself top dog?

2. Is Christian a danger to his patients?

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

Christian is being watched closely by newcomer Lewis, who reckons the surgeon is a danger to his patients. Lewis blames Christian for the tragic death of his partner Anna a few years ago, as Christian was the surgeon who operated on her after her involvement in a car accident.

Anna's initial surgery appeared to go well at the time, but once Christian had clocked off for the day and went home, she took a turn for the worse and passed away.

In the present day, an eerily similar situation cropped up when Christian operated on a patient at Northern Districts who later passed away unexpectedly. Lewis was quick to notice the similarities and warned Jasmine that Christian wasn't to be trusted.

Jasmine wasn't sure what to believe, especially as there were plenty of reasonable alternative explanations and Lewis's grief could be clouding his judgement. Is he wrong about Christian or is something untoward going on?

3. Is Mackenzie being cut out by Ari?

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

This week's episodes also saw Ari's backstory explored, as his stepdaughter Chloe and ex-partner Mia both arrived in the Bay. The trio were a happy family years ago, but went their separate ways when Ari was sent to prison.

At the time, Chloe's mum Mia lied by telling her that Ari didn't want to see them anymore. In reality, Mia had made this difficult decision herself so they could make a fresh start away from Ari, who was facing a 1o-year sentence.

The arrival of Ari's ex in the Bay left Mackenzie unsettled, especially when she learned how serious their relationship was back in the day.

Keen to mark her territory and show her support for Ari, an unsettled Mackenzie decided to go and stay at his place for a few days. Amid all the chaos of the situation, Ari told Mackenzie that this wasn't a good idea.

Is this a sign that Mac is being left out in the cold already? It's no secret that Ari and Mia will be getting closer again this year...

4. Can Kieran manipulate Martha?

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

Martha's troubled son Kieran is secretly drinking again and has already sparked suspicion from his mum, Roo and Ryder. In this week's episodes, Martha and Roo made the big decision to go searching through Kieran's caravan to look for evidence of him falling off the wagon.

The van smelled of booze, but there was no physical evidence to prove the pair's suspicions. To make matters worse, Kieran burst in and confronted his mum and sister for snooping.

Will Kieran be able to manipulate the situation to make Martha feel guilty for spying on him, or will she realise that he's back on a worrying path?

5. Is Mac jealous of Ziggy?

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

Mac's bad week took another surprising turn when she discovered that Tane and Ziggy are now officially an item. When Mac returned home to the farmhouse after Ari's rejection, she spotted Tane and Ziggy half-naked on the sofa after giving into temptation again.

Mac chose not to reveal that she'd discovered their relationship, but was clearly gobsmacked to see the pair looking so cosy. After Ari's rejection – and her complicated history with Tane – is Mackenzie envious of her housemate's new romance?

6. When will Ryder and Chloe get closer?

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

Some of Chloe's first Summer Bay scenes were shared with Ryder, who refused to serve her cocktails at Salt after she was unable to produce ID. Chloe's persistence irritated Ryder, especially when she turned the tables by criticising his drink-making skills.

The next day, the tension continued between the pair even after Ryder discovered that Chloe is the cousin of Nikau, his best mate.

However, paparazzi pictures taken at Palm Beach last year tell a very different story of what's to come, as a new romance is ultimately on the way for Chloe and Ryder. How long will it take for them to warm to 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).

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