Home and Away

Home and Away's 'casual' relationship storyline is set to sizzle as Ari and Mackenzie's relationship takes a turn

Are things really all that 'complicated'?

By Tamara Cullen
Caught between her boyfriend and her feelings for Tane, Home and Away's Mackenzie is in danger of losing them both this week. But which brother does she want?
In recent episodes, her secret flame for Tane (Ethan Browne) spilled over during a feisty altercation with Amber (Maddy Jevic).
News of their fight spread around town, forcing Mackenzie (Emily Weir) to come clean to Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) about her confusion.
She wants more than a casual fling and if Ari can't give that to her, she'll walk away.
However, she neglects to detail everything about her feelings for Tane…
Things heat up between Mackenzie and Ari... (Channel Seven)
After some contemplation, Ari realises that he hasn't given his relationship a chance.
In fact, Mackenzie barely knows him. So the following day, he arrives at her house with fishing rods in hand and a packed picnic basket.
They're going on a date!
The pair are waved off by Alf. (Channel Seven)
Down at the pier, Alf sends the couple out on a boat where they have nothing to do but relax. Ari confesses that he's lost his way when it comes to romance since going to jail, but he hopes this will teach her more about him.
To his surprise, Mackenzie reveals that she used to fish as a little girl – it's the perfect date.
After a day on the water, the couple return to shore happier than ever.
This could be just what they needed to start fresh as an official couple.
Yet, Mackenzie can't help but wonder if her troubles are waiting for her on land…
It's the perfect date... but it everything as it seems? (Channel Seven)

Big moves

Meanwhile, broken-hearted Marilyn is lonelier than ever.
In the wake of her separation to husband John (Shane Withington), she has moved into the local motel.
At work, Marilyn (Emily Symons) hides her feelings preferring not to bother her friends, who are all too busy with their own problems.
Alf, however, can sense something is wrong.
Upon returning from Evan's funeral, he offers Marilyn his support and is surprised when she breaks down in tears.
Alf encourages her to move into the Summer Bay house with Roo (Georgie Parker) and himself.
At first, Marilyn refuses his kind gesture.
But later in the day, she arrives in their doorstep with luggage in hand.
Alf offers a heatbroken Marilyn a place to stay. (Channel Seven)

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