Home and Away spoilers follow from Tuesday's Australian episode (August 31), which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.
Note: The following article contains discussion of themes including suicide that some readers may find upsetting.
Home and Away has delved into Cash Newman's backstory.
Cash, played by show newcomer Nicholas Cartwright, has been holding back details about his past ever since he arrived in Summer Bay a few weeks ago.
Recent episodes on air in Australia saw Cash's love interest Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) become curious when she noticed him shutting down any conversations about his parents.
In Tuesday's episode on Channel 7, it was left to Cash's sister Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) to help explain why.
Felicity said that their father was murdered years ago and the killer was never found. She added that the tragedy had a big impact on Cash, who'd found the body.
Speaking to Jasmine about Cash's reluctance to talk about this, Felicity claimed: "He should. He needs to come to terms with what happened. Cash is great, he's so great.
"But he's damaged. Just so you know what you're getting into."
Later, Jasmine spoke to Cash about Felicity's revelation and was surprised when he offered up a completely different version of events.
Cash explained that their father actually took his own life and Felicity keeps telling the "murder" story because she can't come to terms with this.
He told Jasmine: "I was 12. I'd just won an award at school and I raced home to tell him.
"He didn't leave a note or anything, no goodbye, so Flick just decided that it wasn't true. She was so young. I didn't fight it but she's still in denial. She could really turn a corner if she just accepted the truth."
That evening, Cash spoke to Felicity about her conversation with Jasmine and was frustrated when she stuck to her belief in the murder theory.
Annoyed by Cash's latest attempts to convince her otherwise, Felicity stormed off – intensifying the problems that already exist between the siblings.
Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 in October.
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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