Leah Patterson's trauma storyline continues, as she threatens her fiancé Justin Morgan in upcoming scenes on Home and Away.
In an episode airing in Australia later this week (fans in the UK will have to wait till the new year), Leah becomes convinced that Justin is working with cult Vita Nova.
Earlier in the soap, the couple were kidnapped by the cult, with Leah experiencing trauma, and sleep deprivation in the aftermath of such a horrifying ordeal. Unfortunately, her mental health is now deteriorating considerably.
In the new scenes, Leah, who has been hiding her delusion from Justin, spies on her fiancé at the garage.
Feeling convinced he's in cahoots with Vita Nova, a terrified Leah packs a bag and urges Theo Poulos to leave with her. When he tries to reason with her, she flees.
"She starts to hallucinate," Ada Nicodemou, who plays Leah, told TV Week. "Because of her sleep deprivation, she mishears a phone call and misunderstands certain signals as well."
Desperate to help her, Justin follows Leah to the Diner, where she has barricaded herself in. After forcing entry into the restaurant, Justin is shocked when Leah grabs a knife and lunges at him.
"She goes into a psychosis and isn't really aware of her behaviour," Nicodemou continued. "It's an intense storyline to play."
Meanwhile, Theo alerts Bree Cameron and they hurry to the Diner. But will they able to save Justin and help Leah before it's too late?
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.
In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.
Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.
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