Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.
Note: The following article contains discussion of topics including sexual assault.
Home and Away's Felicity Newman faces a difficult decision on UK screens next week after receiving unexpected news about her attacker.
Felicity is shocked when she learns that Jeremy Holding wants to meet with her as part of a Restorative Justice programme, where victims of crime get the opportunity to meet the perpetrators and hold them to account for their actions.
With her husband Tane Parata away visiting his family in New Zealand, Felicity seeks advice from other sources.
Felicity's best friend Eden Fowler suggests that it's a bad idea, but her brother Cash admits that he has known Restorative Justice to help bring closure to survivors.
Cash then arranges for Felicity to meet Summer Bay newcomer Harper Matheson, who has further insight to share from her career as a social worker.
Harper confirms that she has seen Restorative Justice work for victims of crimes, but she adds that it's not the best option for everyone.
Mackenzie Booth also offers her thoughts on the situation, explaining that she'd go ahead with the meeting if she were in Felicity's shoes.
Later in the week, Felicity considers an alternative by asking Cash what happened to the full footage that Jeremy was using to blackmail her.
Felicity suggests that she could get the answers she needs from watching the footage, removing the need to meet Jeremy.
Cash has seen the footage of Jeremy's other victims being attacked and initially advises not watching the video of her. However, when Felicity insists on it, Cash heads to the police station to reluctantly make the arrangements.
Felicity is left alone to review the footage, but at the last minute, she decides that she can't go through with it.
In a conversation with Cash, Felicity realises that Restorative Justice may well be her best option to get closure after all. Will she agree to the meeting?
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Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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