Tane eventually understands that Ziggy’s heart belongs to another man on next week’s episode of Home and Away in the UK, and they break their romance off for good. Is he making the correct choice?
Next week on Home and Away, we’ll be on the edge of our seats as we wait to discover who of our Summer Bay favourites survives the car catastrophe. Thankfully, while all three passengers survive, Tane and Ziggy’s romance does not, as Tane (Ethan Browne) takes the painful decision to end their relationship.
Dean (Patrick O’Connor), Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo), and Mia (Anna Samson) are all transported to the hospital in varying degrees of consciousness after the dramatic automobile collision that aired in the last minutes of Friday’s program. The two males require life-saving surgery.
Mia experiences a tragic miscarriage, causing grief for her and Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) as their chance to have a child is once again stolen away.
As new doctor Logan Bennett (Harley Bonner) tries to get Dean into an air ambulance, he begins to crash, and the bay’s newest doctor is forced to put everything on hold and perform surgery on him on the stretcher, reducing the bleeding in his abdomen and buying them time to get him to Northern Districts.
When Dean is admitted to the hospital, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) is terrified. Tane can see how worried his fiancée is when Tori (Penny McNamee) informs Ziggy, Bella (Courtney Miller), and Mac (Emily Weir) that he’s in a poor manner and that they won’t be able to see him for a while.
“Are you concerned about him?” he inquires.
Ziggy, unable to disguise her terror, replies, “I’m terrified.” Tane places his hand on her knee and assures her that everything is fine, as though he understands that it’s simply one buddy worried about another.
He is aware, though, that it has only been a week since Ziggy and Dean kissed at Bella’s show. Ziggy told him that the kiss was an isolated incident and that she and Dean are completely over, but he can’t escape the notion that the two ex-lovers are still in love.
As the week progresses, he realises that Ziggy’s feelings for Dean are still quite strong. It starts slowly when he notices her gazing into Dean’s hospital room, but it quickly becomes apparent that she is worried.
Ziggy tells Tane the next day, when they discuss their plans and job responsibilities, that she’ll be locked in the garage all day. When Tane informs her he has a busy day covering for Mia at the gym, she realises she has time to pay Dean a visit, and she soon finds herself at the hospital by his side.
She arrives just as he is waking up and claims to be “just passing by,” but it is apparent that she went out of her way to see him.
She’s overjoyed to see him awake and to know that he’s made it through the hardest. Ziggy comes in close and says, “I want you to know that I forgive you, okay?” as the tired and exhausted ex-River Boy drifts back to sleep. “Thank you for everything.”
The fact that Ziggy couldn’t tell Dean that she forgiven him for his role in Ross Nixon’s death was the only thing that made Dean walk away after their kiss at the exhibition. Is it simply a matter of time until they reconcile now that his brush with death has helped her forgive him?
Tane calls Ziggy a few seconds later. She responds hesitantly and attempts to hide her location, but the background commotion rapidly reveals that she is in the hospital.
When he asks what she’s doing, Ziggy pretends not to hear him and forces him to get to the point, but the damage has already been done — he knows precisely where she is and finds an excuse to stop the conversation.
He rushes down to the hospital in time to see her still sitting at her ex’s bedside, tenderly watching him as he sleeps.
Tane makes the decision he should have made a long time ago at that point. At the surf competition, Amber (Maddy Jevic) told him that Dean and Ziggy weren’t done, but he opted to ignore her and give his girlfriend the benefit of the doubt. He now understands that she was correct all along.
Ziggy has already packed his luggage before she has a chance to arrive home – first occupying herself with discussions with Bella and Jasmine in which she acknowledges that her old sentiments have returned.
During a heart to heart, Ziggy informs Bella, “Things have never been black and white between us.” “I tried to keep it simple, but staying at his bedside was anything but simple.”
Tane had caught her, and she had openly lied to him about where she was spending the day, she says to Jasmine. When Zig tries to justify her behaviour by saying Tane is preoccupied with his own family and she didn’t want to bother him, Jasmine sees right through it.
“I don’t care for him. She shouts, “I don’t love Dean,” but she knows she’s not only lying to Jasmine, but also to herself. “I don’t, I don’t, I don’t… I’m sorry, but I can’t.”
When she realises the truth, she realises she must do the right thing by Tane before she further harms him.
“If your intuition is telling you to be with Dean, then you should be with him,” Jasmine advises.
When she returns to the farmhouse, she discovers her boyfriend packing his belongings and half-way out the door.
She’s at a loss for words as to why she didn’t inform him she was going to visit Dean. Instead, she apologises for her actions. Tane, on the other hand, isn’t bothered by her dishonesty – “you know, the worst thing isn’t the lying.” It’s the fact that you can’t even be open about who you want to spend your time with.
“You can’t even acknowledge it to yourself, can you?”
He stops her before she can explain herself and tells her that if he didn’t love her, this wouldn’t be an issue. “However, I do.”
The issue is that she is in love with someone else.
The devastated Parata brother then packs his belongings and departs the homestead for the last time.
The Paratas can at least be there for each other after a terrible week. Tane returns to Ari after leaving Ziggy and moving out of the farmhouse, both of them struggling to keep their emotions in check as they deal with their individual losses.
The major question is whether Tane would handle his split maturely or fling himself into a life of partying, which will bring him right into the path of new Senior Constable Cash Newman.
So, what are your thoughts?