When Tane left Ziggy with a van of stolen goods and no note, she assumed he had skipped town to avoid being arrested. But in a horrifying moment in Home And Away, Tane reappears after being attacked by the criminals he had been dealing with.
At the farmhouse, Tane (Ethan Browne) returns from the city, barely upright as he stumbles through the door and collapses.
But no-one is there to help him. Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) has gone on a girls' getaway, and Mac (Emily Weir) is in the arms of her boyfriend Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) at the Parata house.
It's only when Mac returns home a day later that she finds Tane unconscious on her floor. Has he been left alone too long?
"When Mackenzie finds him the next morning, she takes him to the hospital," Ethan tells TV WEEK. "There's a sense of danger and urgency, but Tane is physically unable to do anything to better the situation with the thugs, as he's injured and in hospital."
At the hospital, doctors Tori (Penny McNamee) and Christian (Ditch Davey) conclude Tane has a torn liver and severe head injuries.
Tane insists he has to leave – he needs to talk to Ziggy about the van – but the doctors persist in treating him.
After a heated debate, Tori declines to operate on Tane and lets time heal his wounds. In 24 hours, they'll know more – particularly as Tane isn't willing to admit he was attacked.
"He needs to get in touch with Ziggy and Willow [Sarah Roberts], who have taken the van of stolen goods to dispose of it," Ethan explains.
"But now, Tane needs it back, otherwise there's going to be major trouble. His life is in danger."
The next day, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) visits his uncle and is disheartened to learn of his criminal doings.
Tane apologises for falling into old habits, but there's more – they have to leave town. With a price on his head and a target on their backs, Tane urges Nikau to leave Summer Bay, immediately.
Looks like trouble is only just beginning for the Parata boys…