Hmm, so while last nights Home and Away was a bit of a dud, tonight’s was filled with a lot more drama. The writers must have suddenly had a few bright ideas and decided to put them all into one episode. Sounds like a typical soapie thing to do really.
Elijah finds out he has been outed by the church, (really, are we all that surpirsed?), and after not being able to find his number one friend choice, he decides to confide in Leah instead. They share this weird moment where Elijah holds her hand for a minute while looking at her intently. Creepy much?
Ruby, Casey, April, Xavier, Dexter and Kate head off on their camping/surfing trip. Love that the van Casey borrows is the same van that the river boys kindapped Dexter in when they first came to town. And that Dexter gets to point this fact out! Of course, there is also a mega storm brewing, but the teens still head out to Nelson’s Noose… nothing like a nice, dangerous surf in the midst of a storm right?
Now of course, we can’t have an episode without Roo popping her head in, and tonight was no exception. Hovering in the background of the diner, she overhears Ruby talking about where their going and warns her of the dangers of surfing this Noose place. Charlie, like the great mother she is, has no idea that Ruby was even going camping until a minute before, and Roo like the good meddler she is, lets slip where they are headed. Charlie loses it, makes a angry call to Brax (when are these two going to sort it out? I actually like them as a couple!) and heads out in the police car to track them down.
Back on the beach, Ruby thinks about her promise to Roo not to surf the Noose by looking out into the ocean with a intense gaze. Casey quickly changes her mind with the old ’roundhouse hug’. For those of you who dont know, the ’roundhouse hug’ is when the guy stands behind the girl and wraps his arms round her waist; a move that Casey and Ruby have perfected since they started dating. In fact, I dont think Ive ever seen them stand any other way. Dexter and fake girlfriend Kate are doing a good job at making everyone want to throw up, but while everyone else hits the water, Dexter spills the truth to April about him and Kate. Man these two are awkward, I’m not the only one who thinks this right? Before Dexter gets round to telling April how he feels, Casey and the girls are dragging an unconcious Xavier out of the surf. Oh dear, looks like this kid is going to end up in the hospital again… how many times is it this month?
And while you may think that was the main event of tonights episode, it was far from it. Coleen getting supposedly struck by lightening while talking on the oldest mobile phone I’ve seen on TV in years was clearly tonight’s highlight. Damn that was some good television.
Oh well, just another day in Summer Bay…