Tane finds out what the bikies have in store for him and the gym next week on Home and Away in the UK, while Xander reveals the full extent of his stress.
The mental strain that Xander Delaney (Luke Van Os) endures as a paramedic is revealed this week, much to the surprise of his half-sister Rose (Kirsty Marillier).
Since his arrival in Summer Bay, it’s become clear that Xander can become overly involved with his patients. The recent case of Millie Hudson (Zara Zoe) is proof of this, but while Rose has been quick to express her concerns, she is unaware of how much Xander has struggled with losing patients.
The two are called to an accident the following week in which a car knocks a teenager off his bicycle. When cops Cash (Nicholas Cartwright) and Rose arrive, Xander and fellow paramedic Jo (Katie Horky) are desperately performing CPR on the young man, but they’re forced to give up after half an hour.
Despite his claims that he’s only had a couple of beers, the driver, Rodney, smells strongly of alcohol, and when Cash informs him that he’s over the legal limit and is being arrested, Xander snaps.
“Look at what you’ve done,” Xander yells, forcing Cash to restrain him. “He died as a result of your actions!” This is your fault, and I hope you die in prison!”
Rose is taken aback by her brother’s outburst, and after he has calmed down, she tells him that she has never seen him act like that before, and it has worried her. She approaches him and asks if he wants to talk, but he dismisses her.
Rose later dumps to new beau Tex (Lucas Linehan). Xander used to be so much fun when they were younger; as a teen, he was always pranking his family, but he’s changed in the last few years. He no longer even smiles.
Meanwhile, back at the apartment, Xander has locked himself in his room and is having a panic attack as he replays the incident in his head. He puts on his headphones and blasts some hard rock music, but it does little to calm him down.
When Rose returns and is unable to get Xander to answer his door, she becomes extremely concerned, especially when she discovers it is locked from the inside.
Rose breaks down the door, fearing for her brother’s safety, only to find Xander sitting there with his back to her, oblivious to the commotion as he continues to listen to his music.
Rose places her hand on Xander’s shoulder, startling him, and demands she leave the room immediately!
Rose refuses to apologize the next morning, while Xander insists he was fine—he should be able to unwind without his sister breaking down his door.
Rose tries to tell Xander that in life and death jobs like theirs, they need to find a way to cope without lashing out, or else the next time will be worse.
As Xander dismisses Rose’s concerns about his need for assistance, he abruptly removes his shirt, revealing a torso covered in intricate tattoos.
“This is how I handle it!” Xander screams at Rose, who has never seen the extent of her brother’s tattoos before…
Rose realizes that Xander’s coping mechanism is far from healthy when he explains that he gets a tattoo every time he has a traumatic experience with a patient that he just can’t shake.
Will Rose be able to persuade Xander that he requires assistance?
Tane (Ethan Browne) is distraught after discovering a photo of Ari and Mia on his car, along with a note saying, “Your brother stole our money.” We’d like it back.”
Viewers recently discovered that Tex is a member of a bikie gang called the Death Adders, who were apparently the victims of a robbery committed by Ari over ten years ago. Tex has since been watching the goings-on at the Parata house and was intrigued to learn that Chloe (Sam Barrett) is Ari’s stepdaughter.
When Tane reluctantly calls the number left, the gang’s leader Marty (Ben Wood) decides to make him sweat for a while. Tane is told to meet him on Stewarts Point Road in 15 minutes.
Marty arrives and tells Tane to put a sack over his head and hop in.
Tane isn’t thrilled with the prospect until Marty informs him that he knows where Tane’s girlfriend Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) is. Tane is persuaded to go along with it because of this, as well as the heavies in the back of the van.
Tane is surprised to see Tex, whom he recognizes from his recent gym sessions, at the bikies’ headquarters.
Marty explains that the money Ari stole from his father is exactly the same amount Ari and Mia paid for the gym, so it didn’t take long for them to figure it out.
Tane, as the new owner of the gym, is now responsible for repaying them, despite Ari’s death and Mia’s absence… with interest, which they believe amounts to $225,000
Tane points out that he has no way of coming up with that kind of money, but Marty explains that he will have to if he wants him to call Flick…
As Tex drops Tane back into the bay, he warns him not to delay in devising a plan to raise the funds.
Tane goes through the gym accounts after finally telling Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) what’s going on, but realizes he only has one option—he’ll have to sell up.
Tane meets with Tex to inform him, but Tex informs him that there has been a change of plans. Tex tells him that they feel sorry for him having to deal with Ari’s problem and that they’re going to do business with him instead, which will be far more beneficial to them.
The bikies will send someone in to go over the books and determine how much money they can put through the gym.
Tane immediately understands what Tex is referring to: money laundering!
Tane later tells Nik that they need to come up with a new plan, but for the time being, he has no choice but to go along with it…