The year 2016 has started on a downbeat note for the Dingles, who are still reeling from the bombshell news of Zak’s (Steve Halliwell) affair with Joanie (Denise Black).
But things are to get even worse for the family when matriarch Lisa (Jane Cox) has an angina attack in the coming weeks.
Belle (Eden Taylor-Draper) is quick to tell Zak that only he can put things right. But Zak is left torn when Joanie later tells him that seeing Lisa could make her worse he becomes convinced that staying away might be the kindest thing to do.
Belle, though, becomes infuriated by Zak’s actions and slaps Joanie. With Zak worried about his daughter’s state of mind, will she end up using the situation to her advantage?
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