Home and Away Spoilers – A mystery illness rocks Summer Bay

This week on Home and Away in Australia, an intriguing new storyline sees many of the bay’s favourites struck down with a mystery illness.

Surf club manager John (Shane Withington) and his trusty newly qualified lifeguard Dana (Ally Harris) are experienced in keeping Summer Bay’s surfers safe, but this week, their actions could be the cause of a series of shocking collapses, as an illness spreads through the bay.

A sunny Summer Bay morning begins like any other, until surfers start to spot debris strewn along the beach.

Monday’s episode ended with Justin (James Stewart) and Theo (Matt Evans) stumbling upon a number of washed-up items – a plastic container with a ‘Chlorine’ symbol on the side, a rolled-up hose, and a face mask.

Later this week, John springs into action, joining Justin and Theo on the beach, where the pair have already begun piling up the mystery containers.

“What is wrong with people?” he exclaims, initially frustrated by the mess on his beach.

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“So they just dump all their rubbish? This is still in its package!”

John takes the items and stores them in the Surf Club, despite having no idea where they came from or whether they pose any danger.

Yet while it initially seems that only small items have washed up, Dana eventually spots a large wooden structure surrounding two faded pink storage containers.

Either someone has dumped the container on the sand or it’s been washed ashore overnight. John gets straight on the phone and alerts the authorities to the potential flotsam, but as the hours go by, nobody arrives to help.

“When the authorities don’t seem concerned, he’s prepared to just remove it,” Shane tells Australian magazine TV Week in the latest edition.

But it’s some magic words from Dana which change his mind. “What if it’s treasure?” she asks, prompting John to grab his bolt cutters. “Let’s get this thing open!”

Yet the decision to open the strange item proves to be a massive mistake.

As Dana grabs a crowbar, they begin to wrench open one of the two containers, and are immediately hit by an awful stench.

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“What’s inside will be catastrophic,” says a new promo for the dramatic storyline.

Within seconds, John collapses to the ground!

And he’s the first of many, with the promo showing Marilyn (Emily Symons) collapsing in the diner, and Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) feeling dizzy.

What have Dana and John just unleashed upon the bay?

“[John’s] first thoughts are for Dana,” Shane continues, explaining the aftermath of opening up the contaminated container. “But then he’s concerned that an illness might afflict the community.”

He’s right to be concerned. As the day goes on, other residents begin to faint, and it’s clear that something is quickly spreading throughout Summer Bay.

As time goes on, and John’s condition worsens, he begins to wonder whether this is part of an organised plot to take down the town.

“As John gets sicker, he begins to think that the disease could be the end of him,” Shane adds.

It’s a race against time for doctor Bree (Juliet Godwin) to trace the source of the contamination that’s making so many in the bay ill, and figure out a treatment.

Will she succeed?

Here’s the full spoilers for this week’s Home and Away episodes in Australia:

Monday 10th June (Episode 8273)

Marilyn panics. Irene’s new friend has a dark agenda. Can Bree win Remi back?

Tuesday 11th June (Episode 8274)

John frets over debris on the beach. Levi’s marriage looms large for Mackenzie.

Wednesday 12th June (Episode 8275)

Mackenzie tries to return an unwanted gift. Levi comes clean. John and Dana clash over a mystery.

Thursday 13th June (Episode 8276)

Mackenzie battles trust issues. Summer Bay is struck by a mystery illness. What will the cards predict for Harper?

Cash struggles with his guilt. Bree traces the origin of the contamination.

Iluka shoots his shot with Kirby. Mali is suspicious of his brother’s true intentions. Remi tries to support Cash.

Home and Away introduces shady new character Bronte

Also this week, the contaminated container isn’t the only thing about to wreak havoc on Summer Bay.

Irene brings her new friend Bronte to town, but while the friendly newcomer claims to be ill, in reality she’s looking to manipulate Irene… but what does she want from her?

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