Episode 4341

Australian Air Date: 29th January 2007

Sally is rocked by the sudden realisation that Rocco was her attacker. In an intense showdown, Ric threatens revenge against Rocco. Beth reveals to Tony she wants to leave the Bay.

Extended Summary

Sally is still shaken by the sudden return of memories of the night of her attack. She is overwhelmed and still frustrated she can’t recall who attacked her. Brad is offering her comfort and support when Ric, Alf and Rocco arrive home to discover the latest development. All the while, Rocco listens on with growing fear – is he about to get caught?

Later, Sally apologises to Rocco for the drama on his first night in the house. She mentions how glad they are to have him in the family now. But inside, Rocco is being eaten up by guilt. Once alone, he breaks down in sobs. The next morning, Rocco visits Johnny in prison. Johnny warns him it’s only a matter of time before Sally remembers and therefore, Rocco needs get rid of her once and for all.

Rocco returns home, weighed down with the pressure of Johnny’s threat. Feeling he has no choice, he moves in to the kitchen to where Sally is alone, preparing lunch. Sally misreads his agitation and tries to talk to him but then he eyes the kitchen knife on the bench – will he go through with it? Suddenly, Rocco is snapped out of his mind set and races off, apologising. Sally is left completely bemused.

Beth stares thoughtfully at a photo of her family on the mantelpiece. Matilda and Kit return home and Beth questions what family outing they will plan this year for Matilda’s birthday. Matilda breaks the news she wants to be with Ric and Kit overhears Beth comment on how she is no longer needed. Kit later questions her on it and Beth reveals she spent her whole life looking after her family and all the while, she has missed out doing the things in life that she always wanted to do. Kit urges Beth to tell Tony how she feels.

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Tony is taken aback when Beth confides she is in need of some soul searching and breaks the news she has decided to go to Europe for a holiday. Tony is supportive but picking up on his concern, Beth reassures him their relationship is as strong as ever – she simply needs to do this for herself.

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Meanwhile, Ric and Matilda have returned from the house to find Sally in a state of concern. She reveals Rocco packed his bags and walked out. Matilda questions what he was saying before he left and Sally mentions he just kept saying saying ‘sorry’. Suddenly, Sally stops dead in her tracks as the memories of the night of her attack come flooding back. Filled with shock, Sally reveals it was Rocco who stabbed her!

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Brad returns home to find Ric and Matilda comforting Sally and is shocked by what has just transpired. Ric’s blood is boiling and he races out the door with revenge foremost on his mind. Matilda gives chase but nothing she can do, stops Ric from charging towards Rocco when he finally tracks him down. Filled with anger and hatred, Ric grabs Rocco and shoves him hard. Rocco manages to break free and escape in the car he has just broken in to. Matilda watches on in horror as Ric pounds on the windows screaming that he is going to kill him! This nightmare is far from over!

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