Next week on Home and Away in the UK, Chloe learns the truth about how Mia and Ari acquired the gym, while Mackenzie faces some difficult choices following her incarceration.
As she gets ready for the risk of going to jail for hosting illegal poker sessions at Salt, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Booth) will finally have her day in court.
Mac was resolved to make the most of what might be her last day of freedom, but because she had trouble falling asleep, she wound up drowning her sorrows by herself at Salt. The following morning, John (Shane Withington) found her unconscious on one of the restaurant’s couches.
Mac sobbed in her brother’s arms, pleading with him not to make her go to court while Dean (Patrick O’Connor) and Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) came to her aid.
This week’s action picks up as Mac apologizes for her dramatic outburst and Dean emphasizes that the most important thing is for Mac to appear in court and acknowledge to her error because hiding won’t help her.
Mac agrees that it’s time to face the music after realizing that she can’t continue to hide her head in the sand because doing so is what got her into debt in the first place.
Before leaving with Dean for the courthouse, Mac asks Ziggy to watch over Dean at home because she doesn’t know when she’ll be back.
Meanwhile, Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) and Tane (Ethan Browne) discover a stack of documents and an envelope on the bar at Salt. Mac is giving her ownership of the company, and Felicity genuinely thinks she’s going to jail!
Flick panics and tells Tane she has no chance of doing that duty, especially because it was her idea to organize the poker sessions that resulted in Mac getting charged in the first place.
Flick doesn’t think Tane is manager material because how is she meant to keep Salt afloat when Mac couldn’t? Tane thinks that she might be able to repay Mac by keeping the company running.
When Mac later arrives in Salt, Flick can practically feel her relief—been she’s spared jail time and given a good behavior bond and a sizable fine instead!
Flick’s excitement on seeing her boss free transforms when she angrily hands the papers back to Mac, declaring that she will no longer be forced to run Salt after Mac dumped it on her.
Flick criticizes Mac for exploiting Felicity’s guilt, but Mac wants to make it obvious that Felicity has nothing to apologize for. She apologizes and says that the only person she could rely on to actually operate the company was Flick.
The two reconcile, but Mac is now back where she started because the fine simply increased her debt.
Flick offers talking to some wealthy investors as a way to pay it off, but she is offended when Mac dismisses the proposal as being suspect—so much for believing in her!
Later, Mac confesses to Dean that she doesn’t want to include other people in her mess once more, but Dean persuades her that if she wants to have any hope of preserving the company, she must accept help.
As she invites Flick to go with her, Mac apologizes and accepts Flick’s suggestion. She has a good notion of where they can start—an old boyfriend of hers who resides in the city.
The fish don’t seem to be biting when they return a few days later, but when Mac later calls one of the investors, she’s surprised when they make her a very lucrative offer.
Mac’s debt issues have finally found a solution, so why isn’t she more excited about it?
It almost seems too wonderful to be true that the investor is providing so much more than she had requested. After what happened with PK (Ryan Johnson), Mac acknowledges that she is doubting her judgment, but even so, she is unsure of her ability to observe while someone else takes over her company given that she is accustomed to being her own boss.
Mac’s final decision, which is to sell Salt, is one she makes with great sadness.
As the For Sale sign is put up, everyone is dissatisfied with the choice, but does Flick have another trick up her sleeve?
Chloe (Sam Barrett) is no longer at a loss for what to do in Summer Bay thanks to her new position managing the gym’s records, but she quickly unearths a mystery that she is desperate to solve.
After hiring Chloe, Tane is loving having more time to spend with girlfriend Flick. He is also thrilled when she shows him a new booking app she has developed for the gym.
However, Chloe subsequently finds the documentation for the sale of the gym and is shocked to learn how much her mother Mia (Anna Samson) and her late stepfather Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) paid for it.
Chloe isn’t sure what’s going on because she can’t find any evidence of a company loan. How on earth did Ari and Mia manage to pay for it?
Little does Chloe know that the gym was paid for with the proceeds of the heist Ari served time for more than ten years ago.
When the two were desperate to adopt a child last year, Mia covertly kept the money stashed away in storage because she believed that having their own business would help them.
After Mia persuaded a hesitant Ari, he and Tane used their connections to launder the money so they could buy the gym from Jasmine (Sam Frost).
Tane tries to discourage Chloe from digging too far into the sale by claiming that if Mia wanted her to know, she would have told her. Tane is questioned about the sale.
Theo (Matt Evans), Chloe’s boyfriend, responds to her worries by saying that his parents had never discussed money with him, so it’s not particularly odd.
Theo concludes by saying that the only thing Chloe can do is ask Mia directly.
When Mia reveals that they had savings, Chloe is not content. As she starts to question Irene (Lynne McGranger) and Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) about Jasmine, Tane panics and tells Chloe that if she persists, she might not like what she discovers.
Chloe again questions Tane where Ari and Mia would acquire $150,000 since she isn’t going to let it go and knows it wasn’t from savings because Mia had to work two jobs to keep food on the table.
She jokes, “I mean what did they do, did they rob a bank.”