Alf wants an explanation.
UK airdate: Thursday 11 January 2024 at 13:45 on Channel 5 and 18:00 on 5STAR
Australian airdate: Thursday 12 October 2023 at 19:00 on Channel 7
It’s confession time for Roo and Marilyn now that Alf knows they’ve been lying to him. Marilyn selflessly covers for Roo, declaring that it was her idea to move out while he was away. However, Roo can’t let her friend take the heat. She quickly tells Alf the truth – it was Roo who kicked Marilyn out of their home.
When Marilyn scarpers to her shift at the Diner, Alf reveals the real reason for his upset – Roo put herself in real danger, and if something had happened, he would never have forgiven himself.
Meanwhile, Eden tries to whip Lyrik into shape by pushing rehearsals, but Remi can’t see the point until Kirby is out of her contract with Forrest. Eden worries for Kirby, believing that she’s not in the right headspace for this. Remi is struck by inspiration, hoping to fight alongside Kirby.
Remi’s plan is for Lyrik to stage a fake gig, drawing Forrest’s attention. Then they can use their fans as leverage to force his hand. It doesn’t take long for Forrest to bite, and Kirby is confident when she meets him the next day to talk about her contract.
Elsewhere, things are looking grim for Justin. Given the timeline, Bree wants to know who Leah would like to call. She puts off calling Theo, but his intuition leads him to the hospital where he is filled in on the bad news by a sympathetic Bree.
At Justin’s bedside, Leah tells Theo about her proposal, and Theo is optimistic about the wedding. But soon Justin’s condition deteriorates further, and Theo gently encourages Leah to call family. Distraught, Leah snaps – Justin is dying, and nothing can change that now. She steps out of Justin’s room for a minute, just as Alf arrives. Unable to keep it together any longer, Leah collapses in his arms.