Home and Away's Heath Braxton return resolves Parata family story

Daniel Kilkelly
·2-min read
Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow from Australian episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.

Home and Away aired Heath Braxton's return on Australian screens on Wednesday (February 3) as he came to the rescue of the Parata family.

Dan Ewing reprised the popular role of Heath for a one-off cameo, four years after his last appearance on the show.

In recent weeks, the Paratas have found themselves at the mercy of gangsters Paul and Leon, who were terrorising Tane (Ethan Browne) over a debt.

Although Tane, his older brother Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) and Ari's girlfriend Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) had already taken steps to repay the villains, they kept ordering the Paratas to work off the debt by carrying out criminal activity.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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In Wednesday's episode on Channel 7, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) intervened in the hope of helping out his old friend Ari.

The Paratas were expected to carry out an armed robbery, but when they met up with Paul to get the job under way, there were some surprise visitors.

Under instruction from Dean, a fired-up Heath made a reappearance and was backed up by his fellow River Boys.

Heath made it clear to Paul that he was trying to carry out a job on River Boys turf, so things quickly turned violent as a punishment.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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Heath and his boys forced Paul into a truck to teach him a lesson about committing crimes on a rival gang's patch.

Later on, Dean, Ari and Tane all returned safely to Summer Bay, confident that Heath had things in hand.

Dean revealed that Heath would warn off Paul from bothering the Paratas again, which means Tane's debt is finally settled.

Home and Away filmed Heath's return episode in August last year. At the time, little was known about the plans for his character, but show bosses later confirmed that he was only back for this fleeting appearance.

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Producer Lucy Addario told TV Week this month: "He's only back in a cameo. But we were glad to have him."

Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 later this month.

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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