Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.
Home and Away's Chloe Anderson sacrifices her chance of happiness with Theo Poulos on UK screens next week.
Chloe decides to cut Theo loose as she concentrates on her attempts to manipulate her friend Bella Nixon.
Since Chloe's stepfather Ari Parata tragically died, she has tried to spend as much time as possible with Bella.
In upcoming episodes on Channel 5, Chloe turns to Theo for support and they sleep together.
However, Chloe then uses this situation to deceptively win sympathy from Bella, seeking advice as she makes out that sleeping with Theo was a big mistake.
Next week, Dean Thompson notices that Chloe is becoming increasingly possessive when it comes to Bella.
Dean tries to intervene, warning Chloe that her manipulation will cause Bella to turn against her in the end.
Later that day, Chloe has a friendly run-in with Theo after their night together.
There's an obvious chemistry between them and Theo decides to ask Chloe out for dinner.
Chloe initially agrees, but then spots Bella and suddenly changes her attitude, realising that she can't be seen looking happy with Theo.
Theo is confused as Chloe goes cold on the idea of spending time together. Bella also tells Theo that he should back off from Chloe, as she regrets sleeping with him.
Chloe is suddenly backed into a corner, realising that keeping Bella around will mean sacrificing her romantic connection with Theo.
The drama in Theo's love life comes at a difficult time for him, as he's already struggling with having his abusive father Dimitri in the Bay.
Theo thought that things were looking up when he bonded with Chloe, but could her rejection push him over the edge?
Home and Away airs these scenes on Monday, May 16 at 1.15pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.
Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (www.nspcc.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline on (1-800-422-4453) or the American SPCC (www.americanspcc.org).
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