Coming up next week on Home and Away in the UK, all eyes turn on Dean as the investigation into PK’s death begins, whilst Xander is Logan’s only hope as his life falls apart around him…
Peter ‘PK’ King (Ryan Johnson) managed to make an enemy of several people in Summer Bay over the past few weeks, so it’s no huge surprise when his dead body winds up on the beach!
The grisly discovery was made by Justin (James Stewart) and Leah (Ada Nicodemou) last week, and when neighbourhood cop Rose (Kirsty Marillier) examined the deceased’s driver’s licence, it didn’t take her long to notice the initials and draw the connection to the enigmatic person Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) had mentioned.
As this week’s enquiry gets underway, it becomes clear from PK’s body that he had been beaten just before dying, which happened a few days or a week before he was dumped on the shore.
Of course, the last time we saw PK alive, he was being carried by Dean’s (Patrick O’Connor) River Boy friends into the trunk of a car. Dean was unconcerned when PK warned him that he would regret what he had done.
What happened next is unknown, but when Dean arrived back to the farmhouse, his knuckles were bloodied and bruised. Given that the guys had intended to pursue PK, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) was understandably worried, but Dean steadfastly refused to let her know anything.
After Tane (Ethan Browne) was stabbed during an armed robbery, Mackenzie (Emily Weir) confesses that she is terrified of PK or his friends returning to Salt. This just adds to Dean’s cryptic remarks. Dean assures her that PK is “fixed it,” so she won’t need to worry about him again.
Rose and Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) go to the Parata house to talk to Flick in order to gather information. Flick is forced to act quickly by telling them that Mac was in debt and that PK had paid off a significant portion of it. Logan, Mac’s boyfriend, who has been kept in the dark about the nature of her issues until now, is also present and is speechless by what he is hearing (Harley Bonner).
When Rose and Cash leave, Logan presses Flick for information. Angry at Mac, she admits to him that she almost had a sexual encounter with PK to make good on her ‘debt’ to him.
As a result of Mac’s admission that she ran unauthorised poker evenings at Salt, Logan and Mac’s relationship is already in danger. Only after Tane’s stabbing, when they had to call on Logan rather than an ambulance to avoid drawing police notice, was her hand forced.
By staying at the Paratas to keep an eye on Tane, Logan had created some distance between himself and Mac in response to the difficult predicament that Mac had put him in.
Logan confronts Mac and tells her he knows the truth about what went down with her and PK, and whilst Mac insists that she quickly shut it down because of her love for him, it’s not enough for Logan.
It’s over between them, for good!
When PK’s associate Nathan (Ryan Panizza) is questioned, he’s quick to point out that the last time he saw PK was when he was in an argument with Dean.Nathan later retrieves a wrench from some bushes near the beach… and stealthily watches as Dean exits Ziggy’s car outside the surf club. What’s he up to?
Hauling him in for questioning, Rose and Cash notice the marks on Dean’s knuckles, who claims they were from surfing. Ziggy is able to provide Dean with an alibi, stating they were both at home, but both Rose and Cash agree that she seemed twitchy and have their doubts.
Rose later hears from the coroner who is able to confirm that the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head, possibly from a wrench…
It is sufficient to obtain a search warrant for the farmhouse once Rose and Cash are able to refute Dean’s alibi in the future. To Dean’s horror, when they are shown to Ziggy’s car outside the surf club, they discover a bloody wrench that has appeared in the boot!
When Dean is brought back into the police station for questioning, he pleads ignorance and, although he eventually confesses to beating up PK, he insists that he was still alive when they left him.
But with Dean’s prior convictions on file, and further witnesses corroborating the story about his and PK fighting, it’s not looking good…
Logan is clearly struggling with the events of the previous week, and things only get worse when he is called into the police station to face formal charges of hazardous driving causing death.
Given that he was told he was speeding at the time of the collision with Millie, Logan was aware that it was a possibility (Zara Zoe). Jo, Millie’s best friend, was killed in the collision, but because Millie and Logan were both suffering from memory loss, the authorities were left with little further information to utilise in determining what caused it.
Logan is unaware that Millie’s recollection of the accident came back to her last week after she had gotten a text message and looked down at her phone while driving.
She told Xander (Luke Van Os) about it, but she was afraid of losing everything if she went to the police.
In response to Xander’s threat to call the police himself, Millie utilised her legal expertise to do some research and discovered that Xander had already been issued an AVO. By threatening to accuse him of stalking her if he revealed the accident, she used this as leverage against Xander.
This week, Xander tells Jasmine (Sam Frost) the truth about Millie’s demand. He reveals that the previous AVO resulted from his falling in love with a woman who pretended to be fleeing an abusive boyfriend but was really simply trying to make Xander envious.
Even after learning that Logan has been charged and meeting Xander again later in the week, Millie is still determined to let Logan off the hook.
She shouts at Xander to stop bothering her in the middle of the surf club as he attempts to convince her to see reason. With Roo (Georgie Parker) and others as witnesses, she has Xander exactly where she wants him…
In the end, Xander realises what must be done, even if it means risking his own career, and heads to the police station to submit some fresh information regarding the collision.
At the same time, a drunken Logan stumbles into the surf club shouting for Mac, at his lowest point yet… will Xander come through for him?