Cash has made a devastating mistake.
In Australia’s triple bill on Thursday, Justin Morgan experienced a horrible shock when he learned that vulnerable teen Andrew Lawrence is once more in danger.
After learning that Andrew, 17, had been abducted by the doomsday cult that his late father had previously belonged to, Justin concerned for Andrew’s safety.
Viewers have watched Andrew being lovingly cared for by Justin and his partner Leah Patterson after his father’s passing left him defenseless and alone.
When a woman showed up claiming to be Andrew’s mother Esther and took him away, everything seemed to be going well, but it has now come to light that the woman was lying about who she really was.
In the Australian episodes airing on Thursday, Cash Newman, a local policeman, spoke with Andrew’s sister Tegan, who disclosed that their mother had in fact been missing for a long time.
Later, it was discovered that the ‘Esther’ who came to the Bay was actually the head of the cult that had been so problematic in Andrew’s difficult upbringing.
Justin was furious to learn that Cash had made such a grave error in failing to thoroughly confirm the identity of “Esther.”
Cash’s superiors in the police department took him off the case, but he was still concerned that no one else on the team would work as hard to ensure Andrew’s safe return.
Despite the fact that a specialized task force is monitoring the issue, Andrew’s age and proximity to adulthood make him a lower priority.
Cash approached Justin in an effort to make amends and asked that they work together to find a non-legal solution to the issue.
Promised payment: “I’m not giving up. That’s why I wanted to talk to you; in fact, I think we should collaborate.
I know who’s got Andrew. Her [real] name’s Margot. And you spent a lot more time with her than I did, so we need to go through everything that she did, everything that she said. She might have slipped up and said something that’s going to help me find her.”
Meanwhile, Andrew was seen at the cult’s compound in a remote location, being forced to carry out a gruelling exercise regime by Margot.
Margot made it clear that she was punishing Andrew for being so open with Justin, Leah and the police. Will he be rescued?
Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 in July.