And apparently, Heath and Xavier are mates.
It was Gina’s funeral and there was a great turn-out. Marilyn wore a fascinator, Maddie got the violin involved, there were Austin roses, and two brothers missing. Officer Xavier Austin stepped up to the plate and eulogised.
Casey didn’t bother his hoop going, as Indi would be too cross. Indi didn’t go either, bit sly considering all the help John gave her in setting up the gym. She is angry that she isn’t getting a chance to say goodbye to Romeo.
Jett is getting free dinners at Angelo’s for the foreseeable future. Good man Brax. Sid also cheered the Palmers up a bit by reminding them that Gina saved them, even as she was dying. Small comfort all the same.
The cops are after Ricky. Uh-oh.
Mr. Smith has the oul’ caaaanca, but he won’t tell his wife. Well, she’ll deduce it soon enough from his withdrawn ways, and if she doesn’t, her dear daddio will let it slip. I only hope Romeo doesn’t tell Heath, who then tells Indi, as that would be a disaster of Home and Away proportions.
What a diagnosis though! Sid seems to be giving him a little hope with the promise of new treatments, but Romeo is riddled with it.
Gina and John told Jett they wanted to adopt him. Jett, the wee dote, went mad, saying he wasn’t good enough. He gave Gina a good dig by saying her sons wouldn’t like it. I’d say Gina thought, “who?”.
Sasha was so amazing and by-the-book in her petitioning for equal-rights uniforms that Gina is going to back her cause with the PNC. Sasha was delighted with this, but had no friends to tell, since she dissed Rosie. Bad move, Sash.
Romeo is a sap. He is risking his gammy knee to enter the Summer Bay Surf Carnival. I got the impression it was a small-town, local affair, not the bleedin’ OLYMPICS! In any case, he’s getting his steroids from new dad Heath. Oh, Bianca is going to love this!
Roo and Harvey are still contemplating their future. Roo is pretty annoyed, but it’s not as though she didn’t have her own dalliance. I want to pick a side, but I just don’t care enough.
Gina and John are still at odds, over nothing. Zzzzzzzz. At least Gina remembered she had sons in today’s episode.