Will Justin, who was saved from the abandoned warehouse, struggle for his life this week on Home and Away in Australia?
It’s safe to say that many fans were perplexed by last week’s excursion to Summer Bay, wondering how Justin (James Stewart) and Leah (Ada Nicodemou) ended up stranded in an abandoned warehouse just days after they had left town for much-needed vacation.
Fans were worried on social media about whether they had missed an episode, but we can tell you that you hadn’t—the couple in love was abducted, but it happened off-screen.
In summary, Justin was thrilled to hear from a nearby radio station that he had won a five-star luxury vacation as part of a programme that honoured neighbourhood companies.
Justin wasn’t suspicious of their choice of his company as a reward, even though he hasn’t been inside Summer Bay Auto much since Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) left back in March. He hurried to the diner to tell Leah the good news.
Excitedly, they departed the bay, and for two episodes, they did not communicate with their pals, who assumed they were enjoying themselves immensely at the resort.
That was all before the first of Thursday’s triple bill arrived, when we discovered the two mysteriously abandoned for dead in a warehouse, with the menacing words “The end is near” spray-painted on the wall.
Just a few trite remarks, such as “It’s been days,” filled in the blanks for watchers at home. Leah asked, “The members of the cult aren’t coming back, are they? They’ve reared their ugly heads again, Vita Nova.”
Leah went on, “They’ve left us here to die.” “Who does that kind of thing?”
Justin’s membership in the Vita Nova doomsday cult ultimately resulted in the imprisonment of the group’s leader, Margot (Mandy McElhinney), according to Andrew Hewson’s (Joshua Hewson) father.
After being detained, Margot was last seen being taken off for a mental evaluation. We then found out that she had been found guilty of all charges.
The Yabbie Creek police stated the group was no longer together, but we were sceptical and eager for the next confrontation.
After escaping the warehouse, Leah was later spotted having trouble staying awake. She claimed to have seen Justin in her hallucinations and informed him, “We wouldn’t have been ambushed if you didn’t believe the lies.”
She questioned, “Why did you have to pull over, why couldn’t you just keep driving?” implying that the group forced Justin to stop while he was driving in order to draw attention from the gang before taking the two hostage and taking them to a far-off place where they left them for dead.
Leah lost hope after being imprisoned together for several days. Without success, Justin was observed pounding a lock with a crowbar.
He finally made the decision to attempt climbing a pipe in the hopes that it might lead to a possible way out.
Sadly, the corroding metal framework above the pipe soon started to squeak. It collapsed as Justin crawled upwards, sending him falling to the ground and bringing massive steel beams and pipes tumbling down on top of him.
Leah urged Justin to stay with her as he started to lose consciousness and then asked him to marry her when they were finally able to go. Naturally, Justin said yes, so if Justin gets it through, we’re planning a wedding in Summer Bay.
Leah escaped the warehouse in the last moments of Thursday’s episode by stacking the falling metal, which made it possible for her to grab the remaining pipe and ascend to safety.
When she did find dawn, it was almost too late because she had gone days without drinking.
Her prayers might have been answered by a rusty old water pipe, but all it released were a few drips of brown water.
Leah recognised after trekking for miles that she was still in the middle of nowhere and that no one would be able to assist her.
She saw a car driving right through her in the first hallucination, and then she saw Justin, who was trying so hard to tell her to keep going.
This week, the drama returns as Leah manages to set off the alarm.
In the teaser for the episode that airs on Monday, October 2, a rescue team is shown entering the warehouse and discovering Justin unconscious in the same spot that Leah left him.
Leah yells Justin’s name as she and the rescue squad dash in, and then she asks the paramedics, “Is he alive, is he breathing?”
The ambo’s response, “I can barely get a pulse,” indicates that things are not going well.
Justin is sent to Northern Districts in a hurry, where Bree (Juliet Godwin) happens to be working and ready to take over.
Leah inquires as to whether he will be alright, and Bree replies that surgery is just too dangerous at this time and that they must first get him stabilised in order to perform the procedure.
But after Justin crashes, everything quickly changes.
Bree comes in, tells Leah to back off, and says to the nurse, “We need a surgeon on standby and urgent bloods.”
“You said it was too dangerous, you said it was too risky,” Leah tells Bree, terrified that surgery could make matters worse. Leah wonders what changed after hearing the term “surgeon.”
“We don’t have a choice right now,” Bree informs her.
Is Justin going to survive?
Continue reading to find out whether Justin passes away.
We are able to verify that Justin is alive, and since filming the warehouse scenes earlier this year, James Stewart and Ada Nicodemou have both been sighted numerous times on set.
Does that imply that Leah and Justin’s wedding will soon be seen?
Images shared from the final week of filming in July featured a formal event set up on the grass next to the surf club, attended by several cast members, including Shane Withington (John), Emily Symons (Marilyn), Ray Meagher (Alf), Ethan Browne (Tane), Kyle Shilling (Mali), and James Stewart (Justin).
Red is clearly the colour of choice for the occasion, as evidenced by the images, which feature Tane in a crimson jacket, Marilyn in a red jacket, Justin in a red shirt with a flower in his lapel, and even Alf wearing a red bow tie.
Based on the time, it appears that episodes leading up to the season finale are being filmed; guests on the Home and Away Tour have reportedly been informed of this.
via X/Twitter’s Shane Withington
While many have assumed that the formal celebration would end in a wedding, neither Shane Withington nor the members of the tour have acknowledged this.
John Palmer has been assigned the duty of planning a celebration for Alf’s many years of devotion to the surf club in recent episodes. It has been suggested that the formal event might be that But may Justin and Leah’s wedding be the great event of 2024?