When one door opens, another closes in Summer Bay. This time, it's not just anyone deciding to leave Summer Bay – it's Alf!
Since returning from Merimbula to see wife Martha, Alf (Ray Meagher) has been in a terrible mood.
With some digging, daughter Roo (Georgie Parker) discovered that Martha (Belinda Giblin) has decided to stay there for good – she won't be returning to Summer Bay. But what does this mean?
As the week unfolds, Alf gets no closer to making his decision. Roo pushes for an answer and he snaps. Either way he loses the life he loves, or the woman he loves.
Conceding that he would follow Martha anywhere, a sombre Alf breaks the news to Roo: 'I'm leaving Summer Bay'.
Say it isn't so!
It's official! Lyrik have traded a life on the road for a life in Summer Bay. But not everyone is ready for the move, causing a huge rift in the band. Will they break up?
After a huge reopening at Salt, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) is keen to hear more from the band. This week in Home and Away, she tempts them with a weekly gig. It's regular income and decent hours, more than they've had for some time.
Remi (Adam Rowland) and Eden (Stephanie Panozzo) are thrilled – but lead singer Bob (Rob Mallet) rejects the idea instantly: "Lyrik don't play in hick towns" he retorts.
As tensions boil over, Kirby (Angelina Thomson) remains quiet. She wants to stay in Summer Bay but is too timid to speak against her boyfriend, Bob. With the band unable to come to an agreement, Bob storms out and Felicity in the lurch.
In a heart-to-heart with Kirby, Felicity offers to sweeten the deal to make them stay. Kirby admits she wants too – but can she convince Bob?
Meanwhile, Theo (Matt Evans) watches the band in awe. Seeing them play at Salt reignited his passion for music. But when Chloe (Sam Barrett) remarks on how much fun he has playing guitar, he shuts her down.
His father dismissed his talent. He'll never be good enough to pursue his dream.
Back at the Parata household, Kirby tries one more time to gently woo Bob into staying. Instead, he shocks her by suggesting they ditch Eden and Remi for a new life together. They can make music anywhere, so let's go!
"Bob isn't a fan of the small town vibes like Summer Bay," Angelina tells TV WEEK. "So Kirby is stuck between a rock a hard place."
Is this the end of Lyrik?