This week on Home and Away in Australia, a new detective arrives in Summer Bay and demands that Cash stop digging into Dana’s case. Just what is Detective Madden hiding?
Nicholas Cartwright’s character, Cash, becomes enraged upon discovering that his former friend Harper (Jessica Redmayne), who came to Summer Bay to seek his assistance with her runaway sister Dana (Ally Harris), has been deceiving him. Harper moved into the Beach House after responding to Irene’s post for a lodger, and she has been sheltering Dana in her room.
Hospital nurse Dana is missing after allegedly stealing medications from her place of employment. Dana’s boyfriend Olly seemed to have placed all the responsibility on her when the cache was discovered in their apartment.
Cash had to exert a great deal of pressure to get a copy of Dana’s case file provided to him because the city’s LAC was acting incredibly 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.
It was obvious to Cash and Harper that Olly could equally have been seen as a suspect—living with Dana and having the opportunity to steal her access card—but the police apparently hadn’t entertained this line of enquiry. In fact, they hadn’t looked into any other possible suspects at all.
Cash decided that he was going to start at the beginning and speak personally to anyone involved in the case, including Olly and any of the police officers who oversaw it. Though when Harper reported this to Dana, she worried that Cash would only be hitting a dead end, considering he wasn’t officially on the case.
In promos for this week’s episodes, the lead officer in Dana’s case—Detective Will Madden (Jonny Pasvolsky)—arrives at Yabbie Creek police station looking for Cash, and is immediately curious about why he’s been asking questions about 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.
“We both know guilty people run,” he points out to Cash. “Scared people run. I just want to find out the truth,” Cash replies.
The promo then shows Madden making a phone call after Cash leaves the room. Seemingly confirming his dodgy status, he coldly asks for someone to find “all the information you can get on Senior Constable Cash Newman“…
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 furious that he’s been lied to, and he seemingly isn’t willing to overlook her presence.
“Dana, there’s a warrant out for your arrest and I’m going to take you in,” he tells her.
“You are throwing her to the wolves,” Harper pleads. “Please don’t do this“.
It seems that Cash won’t be swayed though, as we see him leading Dana out to his police car.
Is Cash actually going to put Dana in danger by leading her to the shifty detective?
Rose meets her father, Samuel
Elsewhere in Summer Bay, Rose (Kirsty Marillier) finally gets to meet the man that she believes is her biological father.
Rose has been curious about him ever since she witnessed the importance that boyfriend Mali’s (Kyle Shilling) aboriginal background has on his family’s life, after meeting his mum Vicky (Ursula Yovich) for the first time.
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 about Samuel’s answer, Rose drafts 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.
Rose is surprised when Samuel then reveals that he knew nothing of Rose’s existence—he didn’t even know that Yvette was pregnant when she dropped out of Uni.
Samuel explains that he would very much like to get to know her now, in the hope of making up for the past 27ish years.
Is Rose about to get the ideal outcome that she was hoping for?
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