This week on Home and Away in Australia, Felicity risks throwing away her friendship with Mackenzie as she makes a desperate move to win Tane back.
After learning that Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) had continued to take her birth control pills, Tane (Ethan Browne) ended their relationship last week. In actuality, Felicity is content with her childless life and isn’t ready for it to change. Tane had lately asked her to try for a child, but Felicity had just consented to keep Tane happy.
When the pills accidentally dropped out of Flick’s purse when Mackenzie (Emily Weir) was looking for something in Salt’s storeroom, Mackenzie became the first person to realise that Felicity was lying. Mac begged Felicity to be honest with her husband, and in the end, she had to offer her a warning: if Felicity didn’t tell Tane the truth, she would.
Tane eventually clocked the tension between Felicity and Mackenzie, and after becoming suspicious of his wife’s behaviour, he demanded that she empty her handbag, forcing her to reveal her deception.
Felicity is still in shock at their split this week, but she is adamant about getting her husband back. Will her attempt result in tears, though?
Everyone is excited when Lyrik performs their first show back at Salt, even Luke Van Os’s character Xander, who took a chance by offering two drinks for one to draw customers without consulting his superiors!
Although Mac and Flick will undoubtedly be displeased by his pricey drink offer, they also have more pressing concerns this week when the pals and business partners square off.
In Tuesday’s episode, Felicity enters a packed Salt, where everyone is celebrating Lyrik’s big gig with gusto. Entering the bar at the perfect moment, she hears Mac stabbing her in the back as she discovers Mackenzie and Tane chatting.
“Everyone keeps apologising for Felicity’s bad behaviour, except for Felicity,” Mackenzie tells Tane as she raises a glass.
When Felicity runs into Mackenzie downstairs at the surf club the following day, she tells her straight out what she thinks of her.
Standing next to the club’s defibrillator, she accuses Mac, “You backstabbing cow,” a foreboding sign of what’s to come later in the week. “You’ve been acting as though you care about us both, but you’ve clearly taken a side.”
When Felicity goes home later, she’s happy to see Tane there with a bag. Her spouse promptly corrects her when she thinks he’s moving back in, saying he’s simply stopping by to pick up some things and their marriage is finished.
“For us to work this out, you need to be here, talking to your wife,” Felicity pleads, but Tane still isn’t willing to talk, as he tells her, “we’re done.”
TV Week reveals that Tane tells Flick that he’s cancelled their land purchase in New Zealand, and that he’s moving somewhere else until he can figure out what happens next.
He leaves his wedding ring on the table and walks out, leaving Felicity devastated all over again.
Things then go from bad to worse when Felicity spots Mackenzie giving Tane some keys, and realises that he’s moving into the farmhouse.
Flick then explodes at Mac in the middle of their busy restaurant, as she looks set to destroy one of her closest friendships as well as her marriage.
The following morning, an embarrassed Felicity visits Mackenzie to apologise, and ask a favour – she wants Mackenzie to return her wedding ring to Tane.
It’s her last-ditch attempt to save her marriage, as she hopes that the gesture will cause Tane to realise what he’s throwing away.
Will it work?
Unfortunately, spoilers for later in the week suggest not, as in Thursday’s triple bill, Tane snaps, before synopses reveal that he’s “ready to rebound.”
Is this really the end for Tane and Felicity?