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Home and Away

Home and Away's Mac faces jail time as she heads to court over her illegal poker nights

It's time for Mackenzie to face the music...

By Tamara Cullen
It's time for Mackenzie to face the music – or in this case, a court sentencing hearing – in the wake of her illegal poker nights.
A hefty fine is likely – or worse, jail. Will the fallout cost Mac her freedom?
In emotional scenes in Home And Away, bar owner Mac (Emily Weir) is convinced she's going to prison – and believes she deserves to.
Bar owner Mac (Emily Weir) is convinced she's going to prison – and believes she deserves to. (Image: Seven)
Her brother Dean (Patrick O'Connor), who has spent time behind bars, assures her she'll be OK. But expecting the worst outcome, Mackenzie decides to tie up loose ends – including selling Salt.
"A lot of relationships are thrust into immediate strain from the poker nights," Emily, 30, tells TV WEEK.
"Mackenzie feels responsible for most of it, given that her heavy debt birthed all of this into fruition to begin with."
The next day, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) arrives at work to find a letter from Mac instructing her to take over the business. Felicity is stunned and feels the weight of responsibility. Plus, she feels guilty for helping run the poker nights.
Felicity arrives at work to find a letter from Mac instructing her to take over the business. (Image: Seven)
Back home, Mac stews on every bad decision she's made. She asks Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) to take care of her brother and apologises for acting selfishly.
The day of the sentencing arrives, but Mac can't seem to move her feet. Dean reassures her, declaring he'll be there every step of the way. Together, they drive to court and await her fate…
"Filming this storyline was an incredible whirlwind," Emily says. "It was high intensity and full of emotion all the way through."

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