Jasmine Delaney (2017-)
Occupation: Nurse, Waitress
Jasmine made an explosive entrance when she crashed into Kat and Robbo’s car after Kat drove through a Stop sign in front of her, resulting in her being taken to hospital unconscious. After a few days lying there, she came round in an agitated state and soon disappeared from the hospital. She was found by Leah who took her to the Diner, where she was horrified to learn Kat had been killed in the crash. She explained her family were overseas and she had come to town because she was being stalked by David Cantrall, a man she had met on the internet. Leah convinced her to go back to hospital before letting her move into the caravan park. When Jasmine charged up her phone and found it full of messages from David, Leah took her to file a complaint with the new senior constable Colby Thorne. She took out an AVO against David, who immediately broke it by sending her a threatening text and was charged. She had a boxing session with Mason but returned to her van to find David waiting for her. He tried to get her to come away with him but Jasmine convinced him to let her drop off the keys at the house. Leah then invited them both to stay for dinner but David got suspicious and took the two of them and Ryder hostage. They managed to stall him until they were rescued by Colby and David was taken into custody.
Jasmine began working part time at the Diner but revealed her nursing knowledge by advising Ben about being around Maggie with a cold while she was having cancer treatment. Starting to settle in the Bay, she talked Mason into going back to studying medicine and he returned the favour by convincing her to apply for a permanent nurse’s job at the hospital after she did a casual shift there. She had to put up with Tori being snappy while treating Ash, learning he was her ex. Mason invited her to accompany him to Ziggy’s birthday party to get to know the locals. However, while waiting for him, Jasmine had a drink with Colby and, unaware Mason thought it was a date, took a rain check when he turned up to collect her. She then kissed Colby but he said because they met through his work they couldn’t be together. However, when she went to check on him while he was searching for Ava Gilbert, they ended up sleeping together. Afterwards, she found a set of clippings about a girl named Bella. Colby threw her out but later confided in her that Bella was his half-sister and that he hadn’t seen her since his stepfather Ross took her and his mother out of town years earlier.
She befriended Olivia while having cocktails at Salt with her, Leah, Marilyn and Roo, resulting in Olivia inviting her to move in with her and Irene. Irene was taken aback when Jasmine turned up with her bags the next morning but they were soon getting on well, even staging an argument to teach Olivia a lesson. Olivia began to get jealous, deliberately letting Jasmine break the house’s no alcohol rule, but they smoothed things over. Olivia encouraged her to pursue Colby, despite her gaining a rival in the shape of Ebony Harding. Olivia sent a text from Jasmine’s phone inviting Colby over and they agreed to a friends with benefits arrangement. She acted as Willow’s confidante when she got together with Dean but became jealous when Colby began spending time with Ebony and tried to warn Ebony off, which resulted in Colby ending their arrangement. Jasmine let slip to Leah that Colby was once a River Boy; Colby thus blamed her when the news reached the papers.
She caught Willow stealing from the juice bar and learned she was short of rent money, lending her $200. However, she was horrified when Willow promptly stole and sold some gym equipment to pay her back. She realised Willow had a gambling problem but Willow slapped her when she called her an addict. She helped treat Colby when Ebony injected him with a muscle relaxant and he suffered an allergic reaction and roped Mason into helping her retrieve CCTV footage showing Ebony stealing the ampoules from the hospital, also helping Robbo sneak in to see Colby. When Colby insisted on discharging himself, she agreed to look after him at his home. Irene and Olivia teased her about working close with him but they agreed they just wanted to be friends. She helped Olivia out by modelling a wedding dress for her and was with Colby when he received a message from someone claiming to be Bella which in fact was Ebony. She was left frantically waiting for news when both Robbo and Colby went after her until she heard Ebony had been arrested.
The incident sparked her interest in Robbo and she set out to befriend him. After her initial attempt to engage him in conversation failed, she set up a punchbag for him to take out his issues on. He ended up getting worked up so she convinced him to talk about losing Kat and his family with her and to accept the help of people in town. They began having dinner and going for runs together, prompting Irene to tease her about liking him. When Robbo told her he had feelings for her, she said she only saw him as a friend. They managed to carry on as before and Jasmine encouraged him to buy the gym, only for him to impulsively kiss her after his offer was accepted. This caused her to realise she did have feelings for him after all, but before she could tell him, he told her they shouldn’t spend time together anymore.
She was still cautious of Robbo employing Willow after she had stolen from the gym in the past, but the two women made up when Willow moved into Olivia’s old room. She managed to convince Robbo to be friends again. She supported Mason when his one night stand Dempsey Blackwood fell pregnant, getting Dempsey to talk to him before leaving town and having an abortion. She planned to tell Robbo about her feelings only to come across him hugging Tori. She assumed the pair were a couple, especially when they went away together, but Mason explained they were planning to have a baby together by IVF. She supported the arrangement but Tori convinced her to tell Robbo how she felt. He initially felt his commitment to Tori precluded the relationship but later changed his mind and they got together.
Robbo arranged a sunset cruise for their first proper date but was called to the hospital when Tori had an ultrasound moved forward and Jasmine ended up spending hours waiting for him at the Diner. They ended up going for a picnic the next day. Jasmine did her best to be comfortable with Tori and Robbo’s closeness as Tori had her eggs harvested and helped Mason with his revision as a distraction while Robbo went with Tori to have an embryo implanted. She was annoyed when Robbo hid the fact he had been in the room with Tori at the time but they made up after admitting they loved each other. Jasmine called Robbo when Tori was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains and checked the test results which showed she was pregnant. Soon after, Robbo stayed over at Jasmine’s for the first time. She began planning a holiday for herself and Robbo and asked Tori to help her fit it in around the pregnancy dates. She decided to buy a book of firsts for the baby, but when she went round to deliver it she found Tori in the middle of a miscarriage. She accompanied her to the hospital and then had to break the news to Robbo.
Robbo told her he couldn’t carry on with the IVF and she encouraged Tori to listen to him. Tori tried to get her to change Robbo’s mind but she refused. She began planning a holiday again but Robbo was spooked by her plan to go to Fiji, since he had had his honeymoon there, instead asking her to stay with him temporarily while Colby, Chelsea and Bella were away. She suggested Robbo move in with her, but since Colby was planning to leave, he suggested she wait and move in with him instead. She helped Chelsea, Willow and Bella get ready for the wedding and the next day Robbo proposed to her and she accepted.