On this week’s episode of Home and Away in Australia, a new detective is summoned to Summer Bay and orders Cash to cease investigating Dana’s case. What precisely is Detective Madden concealing?
When he finds out that his old acquaintance Harper (Jessica Redmayne), who had come to Summer Bay seeking his assistance with her runaway sister Dana (Ally Harris), had been lying to him, Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) is incensed. Harper moved in after responding to Irene’s ad for a lodger at the Beach House, and she has been keeping Dana hidden in her room.
Hospital nurse Dana is on the run after being charged with stealing medications from her place of employment. The stockpile was discovered at the apartment she lives with her boyfriend Olly, who reportedly blamed Dana entirely for its discovery.
Cash had to use considerable pressure to convince the city’s LAC to send him a copy of Dana’s case file because they seemed to be acting very uncooperatively.
When he finally got it, there wasn’t much to work on; the only proof that Dana was guilty was that the narcotics had been accessed with her card. The hospital’s system seemed to have malfunctioned, which Cash and Harper both thought was extremely convenient and destroyed any hopes of CCTV evidence.
Olly could have been considered a suspect as well because he lived with Dana and had access to her access card, but the police didn’t seem to be looking into this possibility, according to Cash and Harper. They hadn’t even looked into any other potential suspicions.
Cash made the decision that he would start at the beginning and speak to every person connected in the case, including Olly and any police officers who were in charge of it. When Harper told Dana about this, she was concerned that Cash wouldn’t get very far because he wasn’t formally assigned to the investigation.
In the previews for this week’s episodes, Detective Bill Madden (Jonny Pasvolsky), the primary investigator in Dana’s case, shows up to the Yabbie Creek police station in search of Cash. He is immediately perplexed as to why Cash has been asking questions concerning their investigation.
Cash tells the detective that he has a lot of problems and that the more he investigates it, the more questions he ends up having.
By reminding Cash of Dana’s status as a fugitive, Madden dispels Cash’s assertions that there might be more to her case.
He tells Cash, “We both know guilty people flee. “Scared individuals flee. I simply want to learn the truth,” Cash responds.
After Cash exits the room, Madden is then seen making a phone call in the promo. He coldly requests that someone discover “all the information you can get on Senior Constable Cash Newman,” seemingly confirming his dubious position.
Another scene features Madden threatening Cash directly, saying, “Why don’t you just stop this right now, before you get yourself into some real trouble.”
Irene is currently abroad seeing her granddaughter, who recently gave birth to twins (don’t ask; we have no idea who she is either! ), so there isn’t an immediate danger of her finding Dana as an extra housemate. Cash, however, is a different story.
In the teaser, Cash is shown asking Harper if she has spoken to Dana in any way because he could really need some one-on-one time. She can’t bring herself to tell him that Dana is hiding out at the Beach House, even though she knows he can be trusted.
She doesn’t have to, though, as Dana and Cash subsequently come face to face in Irene’s living room.
Cash is incensed that he was misled and doesn’t appear ready to ignore her presence.
“Dana, there’s a warrant out for your arrest and I’m going to take you in,” he informs her.
Harper begs, “You are giving her to the wolves.” I beg you not to do this.
Cash, though, appears unmoved as we witness him escorting Dana to his police vehicle.
Is Dana going to be in danger if Cash leads her to the shady detective?
Samuel, Rose’s father, is introduced
Rose (Kirsty Marillier) finally meets the man she thinks is her biological father in another location in Summer Bay.
Since meeting his mother Vicky (Ursula Yovich) for the first time and seeing how important Mali’s (Kyle Shilling) Native American heritage is to his family, Rose has been interested about him.
Rose was thrilled to have Alexander Sr. as her stepfather raise her, but she has always been curious about her real ancestry.
Calling her mother Yvette did not provide much insight, however, since she was reluctant to discuss anything. Although without using any police databases, Cash pointed out that Rose may use her own investigative talents to try to find her father by treating the situation like any other case.
Rose searched through old alumni photos because the only information she had was that her mother left university after learning she was pregnant. When she eventually found a picture of her mother participating in the university’s theatre group, it seemed like she had struck gold.
Rose soon reasoned that the man must be her father because there was only one other black man in the other theatre group images (this may have been a bit of a stretch considering that there were students from the entire University present, but let’s go with it).
The only problem was that Samuel Edwards, played by Bert LaBonté, was actually the senior lecturer in charge of the group.
Xander (Luke Van Os), Rose’s half-brother, was originally worried about Rose’s desire to locate her biological father since he believed that it seemed as though his own father wasn’t sufficient for her and was concerned that she would upset their mother.
Even while he eventually assured Rose that he would support her in her desire to learn more about her ancestry, he was still uneasy in private.
Samuel was born in South Africa, Rose learned when she conducted some, ahem…”unofficial” research on the police databases. In addition, he was married to another person at the time Rose would have been born.
After hearing Samuel’s name, Yvette hung up on Rose, which only fueled her suspicions, Rose drove to Samuel’s residence last week.
Even though she was unable to knock on the door at the time, Rose makes the decision this week to go back and discover the truth.
Uncertain of Samuel’s answer, Rose draughts a letter and drops it in his mailbox. He might flatly reject her if he’s still married to the wife with whom he cheated, as Rose wondered last week.
But when he calls Rose to say he’d like to meet her that day, Samuel is quick to react, according to TV Week!
Rose is wary as she approaches Samuel’s house since she doesn’t know what to anticipate from him and doesn’t want to get harmed. Samuel even questions Rose’s hostility.
Rose is bursting with questions and can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t engaged with her.
When Samuel later admits that he was unaware of Rose’s existence and that he was unaware that Yvette was pregnant when she dropped out of university, Rose is taken aback.
Samuel explains that in order to make up for the past 27 or so years, he would very much like to get to know her now.
Is Rose about to experience the wonderful result she had hoped for?