Friday, August 25th, 2023 on Channel 5 at 1:45pm

Irene and John are in high spirits when they arrive back from suit shopping, oblivious to Marilyn’s apprehension of the blossoming friendship. Xander shares his suspicions to Mackenzie that John and Irene are romantically involved, and with a little convincing, Mackenzie is also on the case to catch them out. She tries to get the jump on John, but he dances around her questions. What is going on at Irene’s place behind closed doors? Eventually, Mali lets the cat out of the bag, and Irene and John are both gobsmacked to find out everyone thinks they’re dating. John wants to set the record straight, but Irene thinks there’s more fun to be had…

Elsewhere, Mali is treading water through his financial turmoil, Rose remains encouraging. She argues surely his family would be willing to help him out? Or he could take a loan from her? Or Xander? But Mali refuses to swallow his pride. He has worked hard to get to this position and will not be accepting a bailout. Joining forces with Mackenzie and Xander in a brains trust, an alternate scheme begins to manifest. What if Mackenzie and Xander take over as surf instructors in the short-term? Though sceptical, this is finally a plan that Mali can get on board with.

Also today, Alf’s back in the Bay and sharing positive news of Roo’s gradual recovery. Marilyn has heard nothing from Stunning Organics after the controversial press conference, but an online article labels Alf and Marilyn local heroes. They have destroyed the reputation of the dreadful organisation, and finally that chapter of Marilyn’s life is well and truly over.

By Eastieoaks

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