It's no secret that half-sisters Jasmine and Rose have struggled to get along on Home And Away.
Despite their best efforts, they can't seem to find common ground. Jasmine has struggled to accept that their father treated them differently – and resents Rose for the upbringing she never had.
Now, it's about to get worse when well-meaning Xander (Luke Van Os) meddles in their relationship.
Xander arranges a friendly volleyball match between himself, his sister Rose, his new half-sister Jasmine and her boyfriend Cash (Nicholas Cartwright).
He hopes it will bring them closer. What he didn't expect, however, was for the sisters to turn the court into a battleground.
The reluctant siblings throw themselves into the game, neither willing to concede a point.
Xander watches from the sideline in dismay, unable to talk them down. Spectators congregate to watch the vigorous contest unfold.
"Xander cares deeply for Rose and Jasmine," Luke tells TV WEEK. "However, he can sometimes get caught in the middle of their rivalry to be the number-one sister."
Xander tries to reason with the pair, but they ignore him. Jasmine lets loose an angry shot, the ball hitting Rose in the face.The policewoman hunches over, blood dripping from her nose. Realising what she's done, nurse Jasmine races over.
Her sister backs away, but the pain is too much – she clearly needs help. Rose grudgingly lets Jasmine put her skills to use until they get to the hospital.
Xander can't hide his disappointment that his grand idea has failed.
"Rose and Xander are very close," Luke says. "He's always there to support and take care of her."
Later, Rose takes a call from the Yabbie Creek Police Station – her transfer has been given the green light. Xander is elated.This could be their chance to permanently relocate to Summer Bay. But after the tumultuous day they've had with Jasmine, Rose may not want to stay after all.
What will they do?
She gambled everything to pay off her debt – and it worked. But word of her poker nights has spread and not everyone is playing for fun.
This week, Mac is stunned when poker player Nathan (Ryan Panizza) stumbles into Salt bleeding from the head. He gambled all his money on poker, but it wasn't his and he needs to win it back.
Mac apologises, but insists she won't be holding any more nights – she can't take the risk. Plus, her rent is overdue and she has to keep her business.
Nathan begs Mac to keep going and even tries to recruit couple Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) and Dean (Patrick O'Connor) to his cause on his way out.
A few days later, Mac runs into Nathan again, who looks worse for wear. Taking pity on him, she hands him the rent money she owes the Surf Club.
The next day, John (Shane Withington) is enraged when Mac arrives empty-handed. Mac tries to reason with him, but John's hands are tied – further action will be taken. Uh-oh!
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Australian Women's WeeklyJun 30, 2022