Reeling from Felicity’s unexpected pitch for a band night to relaunch Salt, Mackenzie laughs. She can’t seriously think that a band night is going to appeal to Salt’s classy customer base? Felicity argues that Salt’s customers aren’t making them enough money – they need to broaden Salt’s appeal. Mackenzie concedes – one night. Felicity is stoked, going into event organiser mode. They’ve got a gig tonight!
Mackenzie embraces the band night, throwing herself into promotion. Dean is impressed at Mackenzie’s turnaround. She’s really trusting Felicity on this. Grinning, Mackenzie plasters Summer Bay in promotional posters.
The band settle in a little too easily at Tane & Felicity’s. Unimpressed with their mess, Tane tells them to clean up. Bob is quickly out of there, leaving the cleaning to the rest of the band. Tensions are clearly high between Bob & Kirby, the band couple. The others don’t know how Kirby can stand Bob’s self-entitlement. He clearly loves himself more than her.
Felicity’s band night plans hit a wall when Bob refuses to play an unpaid gig. After months on the road and climbing their way up, Bob believes it’s beneath them to do a charity gig for their mate in a small coastal town. The other bandmates shrug – the master has spoken. Felicity is gobsmacked. Not even a heartfelt Kirby can turn him around. How is Felicity going to fix this in time for tonight?
Bob is furious to discover Mackenzie’s posters around town advertising the gig. The band’s name, Lyrik, is on the poster. They will look unprofessional if they don’t play. Bob feels like they are being forced into it. Kirby insists that there are more people in the band than just Bob – they should also have a say. To resolve the conflict, the band take a vote. Felicity is on edge, with no plan B if the band votes not to do the gig. To everyone’s surprise, Kirby votes against Bob – they’re doing the gig! In a rage, Bob storms out, telling Lyrik they’ll be playing without him. A resilient Kirby reminds Bob that they owe Felicity – she helped get their careers started. But if Bob can’t do the gig for Felicity, can he do it for Kirby?
Felicity’s guts are churning – how will she tell Mackenzie the band have refused to play? Mackenzie is so excited – the stage is set, the lighting rigged up, it’s all coming together. Pressure is building on Felicity when all of a sudden – Lyrik shows up at Salt, carrying their music gear. They’re here for the gig. Felicity embraces them in ecstatic gratitude.
Overwhelmed, Felicity rushes outside in a panic, with Tane in tow. Terrified after the near no-show of the band, Felicity fears that she’ll fail again and Mackenzie will never trust her. Tane is reassuring – she’s got this. But Felicity can barely get a breath in, let alone keep it together. Can Felicity cope with the pressure of being Salt co-owner?
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5