Home and Away: Willow leaves Summer Bay to declare her love for old flame Alex
The big news is that Willow has left for good to declare her love for Alex — a flame from some time ago before I started watching.
And while the fan Facebook pages are filling up with people “shedding a tear”, it goes amiss on me and tonight is so dull, I just want to forget about it and look forward to tomorrow when Lewis maybe kills a patient.
Willow flees Summer Bay so fast, not even all her friends like Jasmine can make it to her last hurrah.
To be honest they’re not missing anything and in typical Home and Away fashion it’s pretty tame.
Dean and Bella are in a mood and their stubbornness annoyed me at first but then again, Alex wasn’t mentioned until last week and now Willow is moving to Queensland for her.
Dean comes around a few minutes later because even the producers know this is boring and want to get it over and done with as quick as possible.
They talk about the good old times and how far they’ve come since they were young “rascals” from Mangrove River in what I assume is a bit of a tear jerk moment.
“I’ll always be wondering about what could have been,” Willow says to Dean.
They hug it out.
An intimate circle of the people that were available on such short notice to attend the send-off gather at Salt.
Willow shares some parting advice with Bella.
“Don’t let boys push you around,” Willow says. “Never change for anyone.
“And if Dean ever needs a smack in the head-”
“I will give him one,” Bella interrupts.
“Never in a million years did I think you’d take me back into your life and I’m so happy you did,” Willow says.
Then she hops into a vintage Mustang convertible (where has that been hiding the whole time?) and drives off never to be seen again.
Although they have made it very easy for her to come back — not that ease is even a concern in this show.
And there’s an opening for a manager at the gym which is a pretty good fit for Tane and his giant arms.
Dean and Amber take a moment to debrief and Amber mentions something about having another kid and a dog which makes Dean freak out because he really is scared of commitment — despite everything he has said for the last few weeks.
In other news John’s mug makes the front page of the local newspaper making his humiliation public knowledge.
John is eating his breakfast in the car “so people won’t look at him” when Justin joins for a quick pep talk.
“We all fell for Susie’s lies,” Justin says.
“It’s not your fault that Susie stole our house deposit.”
John tottles to the Surf Club and then reveals that he never gave the journo writing the story about Susie’s scam a quote.
Although it seems they captured his personality – a self-confessed “gullible food” perfectly.
But as they say any publicity is good publicity and calls start coming in from kind strangers pledging generous donations.
Justin returns home from the pep talk and is on the phone and “reckons he pushed it too soon”.
He groans a bit then proceeds to lay on the floor between the coffee table and the couch.
Leah comes home some hours later to find Justin still on the floor.
He admits it’s the worst pain he’s ever felt. Worse than when he had the tumour.
What a tease, Home and Away. For months you have been toying with the idea that any day could be Justin’s last but will he finally be taken by Leah’s dead husband curse this time?
I’m thinking his time is up and James Stewart (who plays Justin) and his real-life wife Sarah Roberts (who plays Willow) are embarking on life after Home and Away.
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