There’s not long to wait.
In the UK, Home and Away has been back on TV since the beginning of the month, but fans in Australia are still missing their daily dose of Summer Bay drama.
The show hasn’t aired a new episode in its home country since November 25, when the 2021 season finale featured the death of one character.
Here’s the lowdown on when Home and Away will make its comeback in Australia and what’s coming up in future storylines.
When does Home and Away return in Australia?
Home and Away has confirmed that the show will return to Australian screens on Monday, January 31.
The show is slated to return to Channel 7 on Mondays through Thursdays at 7 p.m., with episodes also available on 7Plus.
The announcement implies that Home and Away fans in Australia will have been waiting for the season finale cliffhangers to be resolved for over nine weeks. In relation to that…
What happened in the Home and Away season finale?
In November, the season finale of Home and Away had numerous high-stakes cliffhangers, leaving viewers wondering what would happen to some of their favorite characters.
After a battle with Summer Bay newbie Matthew Montgomery ended in tragedy, Mia (Anna Samson) and Chloe Anderson (Sam Barrett) were at the center of the most drama.
During a confrontation outside the Parata house, Matthew (James Sweeny), Chloe’s evil father, grabbed Mia and shouted in her face. Chloe panicked and slammed a brick into Matthew’s head, but she was shocked when he collapsed dead to the ground.
Mia took command of the situation by loading Matthew’s body into the family car’s trunk and driving away. On the way, Mia’s unusual behavior drew the notice of local cop Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright), who began chasing her.
Ryder Jackson’s online video challenges with Theo Poulos began to spiral out of control in the Bay, when he volunteered to be buried alive.
Ryder (Lukas Radovich) planned to spend five hours locked in a buried coffin, but the situation became nightmarish when Theo (Matt Evans), who was supposed to be keeping an eye on him above ground, stumbled and fell unconscious.
Ryder was concerned when he learned about Theo’s accident, worrying that he would be stranded eternally because none of his other friends or relatives knew where he was.
Another key storyline saw Martha Stewart (Belinda Giblin) struggle with the decision over whether to accept a life-saving kidney donation from her daughter Roo (Georgie Parker).