In the aftermath of her illegal poker sessions, Mackenzie must face the music – or, in this case, a court sentencing hearing.
A heavy fine – or worse, jail time – is almost certain. Will Mac’s freedom be jeopardised as a result of the fallout?
Mac (Emily Weir), the bar owner in Home And Away, is confident she’ll go to prison – and believes she deserves it.
Dean (Patrick O’Connor), her brother who has served time in prison, assures her that she will be well. With the worst-case scenario in mind, Mackenzie tries to close up loose ends, including selling Salt.
“The poker nights put a lot of relationships under stress right away,” Emily, 30, tells TV WEEK.
“Mackenzie feels guilty for the most of it, considering that her massive debt is what brought it all to reality in the first place.”
Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) arrives at work the next day to discover a note from Mac telling her to take over the company. Felicity is taken aback and realises the gravity of her situation. She also feels bad about assisting with the poker nights.
Mac ruminates on every awful decision she’s made at home. She apologises for being selfishly and asks Ziggy (Sophie Dillman) to look after her brother.
Mac can’t seem to move her feet on the day of her sentence. Dean promises her that he will be there for her every step of the way. They drive to court together and await her verdict…
“It was a fantastic rush filming this tale,” Emily recalls. “It was high-octane and emotionally charged the entire time.”
This week, as well
Chloe (Sam Barrett) is eager to establish herself as the new gym office administrator.
However, when she hears how much Mia (Anna Samson) and Tane spent for the gym — in cash – she becomes irritated with Tane (Ethan Browne). Tane instructs her to mind her own business when she approaches him for answers.
What is he trying to hide?