There's trouble in paradise for Colby and Mackenzie, while Maggie and Ben's marriage looks like it's over...
There’s not one, but two, Summer Bay relationships under pressure in today’s Home and Away as Maggie and Ben Astoni hit rock bottom, while Mackenzie Booth decides she needs to end her budding romance with Colby Thorne.
Yesterday’s Home and Away saw Mackenzie starting to doubt her romance with Colby when she realised what dating a police officer really meant after seeing the state Jasmine Delaney was in over missing husband Robbo.
And it seems the more time goes on, the more determined she is that she’s not cut out for life as a policeman’s girlfriend, and Colby’s sister Bella Dixon today lashes out at Mackenzie over her breaking her brother’s heart.
But while Bella is fighting his battles for him, Colby is oblivious to the drama unfolding in his relationship, with his entire focus being on tracking down an AWOL Robbo.
And as it seems the end of the line might have come for Colby and Mackenzie, it also seems that Maggie has reached the end of her tether with husband Ben.
Home and Away fans will know that Ben moved out of their family home a few months back following his breakdown after being wrongly arrested for a drug smuggling crime that lead to him losing his beloved surf board business.
But as his friends and family fight to help him out of his depression, he has continually pushed them away, and Maggie is starting to get fed up.
Today’s Home and Away sees Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson trying to drum up business for Dean’s new surf lessons business… but when he gets caught up in the drama between Bella and Mackenzie over Cobly, Ziggy asks her dad to step in and cover a lesson for Dean.
But what Ziggy hasn’t told Ben is that the lesson is a freebie, having taken advice from John Palmer that you need to lure people in before you hit them with a big bill for the lessons.
Ben is in his element as he teaches the student how to surf, and later the family head to Salt to celebrate the successful day.
Ben reluctantly accepts the money for the surf lesson from Dean, but trouble strikes when John arrives and lets slip it was a freebie lesson, leaving Ben humiliated that his family are offering him charity.
Ben storms out of the restaurant, leaving everyone blaming themselves for what happened. But Maggie’s had enough and confronts her husband about his behaviour.
Maggie issues Ben an ultimatum, either he gets help by speaking to someone who understands how he is feeling, or their marriage is over.
Which will Ben choose?
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