Police officer Kat Chapman will finally find out who the real arsonist is in this week’s episodes of Home and Away 2017. Learn about what leads her to the discovery.
The Summer Bay arsonist could strike again. On Tuesday, John Palmer (Shane Withington) will steal a can of petrol from the surf club shed.
In the Home and Away 2016 finale back in December, John ignited a bushfire that put the lives of several Summer Bay residents in danger, including Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons). Kat Chapman (Pia Miller) already knew that the bushfire is not an accident and it is connected to the series of fires in the Bay.
In the most recent episode, John persuaded Marilyn to leave the house. Marilyn will start to suspect that there is something wrong with her husband. Both Marilyn and Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) agree that John has been acting strange lately.
Last year, John fell and hit his head. The doctors assured him that there is nothing to worry about. However, he suffers from dizziness, physical and mental blackouts, and manifested some strange behavior in the previous months.
John also starts to worry after he dropped Marilyn at the hospital and completely forgot to pick her up. Back to the Bay cited a TV Week interview with Withington in which he said:
“John knows something is wrong with him, because he’s getting angry all the time and forgetting things. But he’s a bit scared to look into it – he hopes it will all just go away.”
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On Wednesday, John’s symptoms will worsen and he will collapse. Kat will also finally realize that John is the real arsonist.
Earlier, the police’s main suspect is Hunter King (Scott Lee) but he was able to provide GPS evidence from his phone that proved he was nowhere near the fire. Kat then began to investigate deeper, Back to the Bay noted.
She was able to identify the accelerant used to ignite the fires at Summer Bay. Kat also tracked it down to both the bait shop and the surf club. She then connected all the evidence back to John.
Will she able to stop John from starting a fire again? Withington further teased on what viewers could expect in the coming days.
“It goes a long way – further than people will think. Fans are in for a hell of a ride. This is the biggest, hardest storyline I’ve ever done on the show – it’s a whopper,” he said.
Home and Away 2017 airs from Monday to Thursday. Catch new episodes every 7:00 p.m. in Australia’s Seven Network.
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