Home and Away spoilers: Justin and Leah confront their future as a couple

‘We can’t be together'
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Back in Summer Bay after her stay at a mental health clinic, Leah is ready to move on slowly from her trauma. But to her fiancé Justin’s dismay, she wants to do it without him.

In Home And Away this week, Marilyn (Emily Symons) receives a call from Leah (Ada Nicodemou). She’s coming home, but asks if she can stay with her and Alf (Ray Meagher) – and that doesn’t want Justin (James Stewart) to know where she is.

Leah has returned from a mental health clinic.

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“Leah is still quite cautious,” Ada, 46, tells TV WEEK. “She can’t go back to that house, because that’s where the nightmares began. She also pulled a knife on the man she loves. Until she’s completely healed, she doesn’t trust herself in his presence.”

Knowing how much Justin is hurting, Alf struggles to keep Leah’s secret. But when they’re at the surf club together, he decides to tell his mate the truth. And although he warns him against visiting, Alf’s words send Justin running to the caravan park.

“Justin pines for Leah and thinks about her non-stop,” James, 48, explains. “He understands, but her psychosis has caused him great distress.”

“Leah is still quite cautious.”

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When Justin arrives on the doorstep uninvited, Leah allows him inside to talk – although she’s angry with both him and Alf for disregarding her feelings.

Over coffee, Leah reflects on her time in the clinic and her need to go slow. Justin urges her to come home, pleading that it will work out. But the pressure is too much and Leah snaps, “There is no us!” – at least not until she’s better.

Can the once happy couple find their way back to each other?

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