UK Air Date: 22nd January 2009
Is Tony’s nephew Xavier trouble, or just having fun? Romans admits he is in love with Martha. What is Bridget up to?
With Schoolies week in full swing, Summer Bay is bustling with out-of-town teenagers. Tony’s surprised to see his nephew, Xavier Austin, amongst them. Xavier and his mates have come for a good time. Stoned and drunk, they are playing chicken with passing cars when Jack turns up in a cop car. Xavier’s mates run off, but Jack takes Xavier back to his place to stay the night. Xavier apologies, claiming he succumbed to peer pressure and it’s the first time he’s ever really done anything like this. Jack is sceptical about the excuse but takes Xavier’s word for it. However, we quickly get the distinct impression that his behaviour wasn’t really a one off thing.
Martha thinks the double date she organised with Roman and Charlie was a success, but Roman suggests to her otherwise. Jack forces Martha to let go of the idea of fixing them up. Roman can’t stop thinking about Charlie’s accusation that he’s still in love with Martha. Later when Martha asks him to go with her to buy a boat as a gift for Jack he finds himself awkwardly agreeing. Martha, unaware how Roman feels about her, tells him she won’t try match-making again. Roman can only reply with a tight nod. Jack’s thrilled with the boat. It’s the most amazing present he’s ever been given. He thinks he’s the luckiest man in the world to have Martha as his wife. Meanwhile, however, Roman is confessing to a shocked Miles that he is in love – with Jack’s wife.
With growing concern for Bridget suffering through cancer, Alf goes against her wishes and speaks to Rachel. When Rachel turns up to try and persuade Bridget to see a specialist at the hospital, Bridget reacts, clearly angry that Alf told Rachel. Alf tells her he was only doing it out of concern but Bridget refuses Rachel’s advice. She’s more than happy with her current doctor in the city. Something isn’t sitting right for Rachel and later we see that maybe her instincts are right – as Bridget makes a surreptitious phone call saying that she is in trouble and needs help. What is she up to?