Home and Away spoilers follow from this week's Australian-pace episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.
Home and Away aired some highly-promoted episodes in Australia this week, as Bella and Nikau went on the run and Colby's killer secret became ever more difficult to keep.
Here's seven big questions we've been left with after the latest episodes.
1. Will Bella and Nikau return home?
Bella's life is spiralling out of control following the discovery of her father's body. Unable to face her police interview – and the possibility of dropping Colby in it – Bella decided to go on the run with her boyfriend Nikau.
In special scenes filmed in the Blue Mountains, Bella and Nikau hid away from their troubles and hoped they'd never be found. However, by the end of the week, car troubles had put their plans in jeopardy.
Next week's trailer showed the Paratas and Mackenzie track down Nikau, who'd separated from his girlfriend in order to get help, but Bella was suddenly nowhere to be seen. Is there any chance of the lovebirds returning home in time for Angelo's 72-hour deadline?
2. Will Nikau keep Colby's secret?
Colby has made the Parata family's lives a misery for weeks now, but it may be smart for him to be a little bit nicer towards them in the future. Before their big getaway, Bella told Nikau everything about the fateful day that Colby killed Ross.
Nikau was shocked to realise that Colby was far from the strait-laced policeman that he portrays himself as, pointing out the obvious hypocrisy. If Nikau does return, could he ever use his knowledge of Colby's secret against him, or will he keep quiet to protect Bella?
3. Does Angelo suspect Colby is a killer?
Colby, Dean and Willow all faced police questioning this week over the day of Ross's disappearance. They all coped well with the pressure, although Angelo did remark on how successfully Colby could recall events from 18 months ago. Almost as if it was rehearsed, right?
Angelo also grew highly impatient when Bella failed to show up for her own interview, especially when Colby kept making excuses to cover for her worrying disappearing act. Could Angelo already be privately suspecting the worst of Colby?
4. Why did Angelo and Nicole split up?
Aside from a brief moment with Alf, all of Angelo's return scenes have so far concentrated on the Ross Nixon case. We haven't yet seen him interact with other characters who lived in Summer Bay when he was last around.
There was, however, a brief mention this week that Angelo has split from Nicole Franklin – who he left the Bay with in 2011. The circumstances over why were left unclear, but we know this paves the way for the arrival of Angelo's wife Taylor in upcoming episodes.
5. Can Dean and Ziggy's relationship survive Amber's revelation?
It was also a life-changing week for Dean, as Amber dropped the bombshell that she has a son, Jai, and he's the father. Dean struggled to get his head around the news, but soon realised that he may want to be a part of Jai's life.
Ziggy struggled to process the revelation, wondering where this would leave her when it comes to Dean's priority list. By the end of the week, she selflessly decided to stand by Dean and help make this work. We're sure the writers will have plenty of complications up their sleeves, though – can Ziggy and Dean's relationship survive the storm?
6. What does Evan's twin want?
The week's episodes also featured the first appearance of Cameron Daddo's second Home and Away character – Evan Slater's twin Owen.
Roo was stunned to see Owen walking around Summer Bay, wrongly suspecting that he could be Evan's ghost – a theory that superstitious Marilyn was only too happy to fuel.
The mystery will be solved next week when Roo and Ryder both come face-to-face with Owen properly, so we don't have long to wait before finding out what his intentions are (besides freaking everybody out, of course).
7. Will Tori drop the AVO?
We can't blame Jasmine for feeling she's had slightly mixed messages recently – Tori has barely left her alone since applying for that AVO.
This week, the former friends took (yet another) opportunity to sit down and address their issues, seeming to reach a resolution over baby Grace. Will Tori go a step further by dropping the legal restrictions against Jasmine?
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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