Coming up next week on Home and Away in the UK, Logan’s week goes from bad to worse as Dean turns against him, whilst Bella tries to forge a new career out of her passion.
Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor) was flat on his back in the farmhouse when we left him last week. Dean had put up his board in the living room as a dry run in his haste to get out surfing again after his car accident, only to end up collapsing to the floor in agony when he tried to get up from a paddling posture.
As we pick up the action this week, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) returns home to the farmhouse to find Dean sitting on the sofa in pain.
Ziggy asks if it’s just a matter of physics when he recounts what happened. Jumping on his board on a hard surface will put more strain on his recuperating body than the cushioning effect of water, so she advises they go to the beach and check it out for real.
Dean, however, when he approaches the water’s edge, firmly states that he is unable to do so, presumably recalling the time he had to prevent Justin (James Stewart) from drowning after attempting to surf following his own procedure.
Dean admits that he assumed he’d be farther advanced by now, and Logan advises that he come in for some more scans before they discuss further activities with his physio.
The scans are clear, so Dean is baffled as to why he hasn’t made more progress. Dean is worried, so he asks Logan if he’ll ever surf again, and Logan says that he can’t guarantee it.
Despite it only being a possibility, Dean takes the news hard.
When Dean overhears Marilyn (Emily Symons), who has been re-in to the hospital after losing her legs again, refuse to be treated by Logan, he recalls the day he was first admitted following his car accident, when Logan and Tori (Penny McNamee) fought over his treatment.
Despite the fact that Logan saved his life that day, Dean determines that Logan is the sole reason why his surfing career appears to be over—things would have been different if they’d followed Tori’s treatment plan!
With Logan already facing an official complaint from Marilyn so soon after he took over the Emergency Department, is Logan’s new position going to be over before it’s even started?
This week, Bella (Courtney Miller) is also subjected to Dean’s wrath due to some unfortunate timing!
Bella and her partner Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) both felt like they’d lost their way in recent weeks and sought new occupations to help them get their lives back on track. Bella persuaded housemate Mackenzie (Emily Weir) to allow her work at Salt, while Nik chose to take up John’s (Shane Withington) invitation to join his lifesaving training.
Mac was forced to terminate Bella after only two dismal shifts, albeit with Dean and Ziggy doing the honors on her behalf, which Bella took very terribly.
Bella was eventually persuaded to pick up her camera again after more pep talks with Dean and Ziggy, something she’d been unable to do since Nik’s modeling career ended in sadness for her.
As Bella’s passion for photography finally comes flooding back to her, she finds herself wondering exactly how she’s going to make money out of it.
Irene (Lynne McGranger) is the one who suggests she simply scout around local businesses, who are bound to have need for a freelance photographer.
Her first stop is at the surf club, where John is counting up the final scores for Nik’s bronze medallion assessments, which he aced with flying colors. Despite Bella’s strong sale, John doesn’t offer her a definitive yes or no.
Instead, Bella contacts Dean in the hopes of persuading him to hire a photographer for the board shop.
Unfortunately, Dean isn’t in the mood to be reminded of his surfing career, as he’s in a slump after concluding he’ll never be able to surf again—and having tossed his surfing championship trophy and Jai’s drawings into the trash.
As Bella tries to get Dean to think positively, he suddenly explodes at her, telling her that she has no idea of what he’s going through!