The Morgans are about to tear themselves apart as the divisions between them reach crisis point
The Morgans are about to tear themselves apart as their growing conflicts reach crisis point, on Home and Away.
When the Morgan family arrived in Summer Bay last year, it was with the intention of starting a new, happy and safe life — and sticking together, no matter what.
But right now, this troubled clan is anything but unified, with the sibling foursome facing intense family battles every way they turn.
And in coming episodes of Home and Away, things will go from bad to much, much worse, when the seething anger and bitterness between Justin, Tori, Brody and Mason threatens to shatter the Morgan family unit.
The relationship between brothers Mason (Orpheus Pledger) and Brody (Jackson Heywood) has reached a dangerous low, with Mason remaining in the wheelchair with spinal injuries, caused by Brody during the devastating car crash.
Brody is also at war with his big brother Justin (James Stewart), who is doing everything he can to stop the love affair between Brody and his firebrand lover Ziggy (Sophie Dillman). Justin wants to keep his troubled sibling as far away as possible from the rebellious wild child.
Justin is also facing a war on another family front, as the brewing romance between Tori (Penny McNamee) and Ash (George Mason) hots up. Justin despises Ash, and sees him as nothing but trouble.
But those accusations run both ways, as Tori has been watching the unfolding affair between Justin and Scarlett (Tania Nolan) and believes that Scarlett might be the most dangerous woman right now in Summer Bay.
Which makes the situation in the Morgan family a powder keg, ready to explode. All it will take is a spark — the wrong word or comment, or a bad decision — and this house of cards will come tumbling down, with shattering consequences. And with this much drama simmering away, that day is coming.
The situation between Mason and Brody has never been so bad. Mason is now possibly facing life in a wheelchair, ruining all his dreams for an active future, all due to the reckless life Brody has been living in recent months.
It was Mason who was begging his wayward brother to change his ways during their bitter argument, when the car smashed off the road, leaving Mason crippled and Brody with barely a scratch.
The animosity between the brothers has been in a bitter way ever since. As Mason is trying to pull his life together as he attempts to learn the way of life of living with a disability, Brody has already moved on and is enjoying his new love affair with Ziggy.
If Brody does feel guilt and regret about what has happened, it barely shows. In fact, he seems to be avoiding the issue as much as possible, and is never there to help Mason when he needs his brother most
Justin is furious with Brody, who is running around town with Ziggy, certain no one knows about them.
— which is right now. Mason is at breaking point and thinks his life couldn’t get much worse.
But he is in for a shock as a new surprise turn will place a big challenge in Mason’s road to recovery -– and it’s one that no one will see coming. Mason needs every bit of support right now, and Brody is nowhere to be seen.
This fracture between the brothers runs so deep, it might well be something that neither can ever come back from. And what Mason has realised is that Brody probably won’t even notice.
Justin is just as furious with Brody, who is running around town with Ziggy, certain no one knows about their top-secret romance. Brody thinks he has managed to cover all his tracks, but Justin is one step ahead and has long known what is going down.
Justin laid down the law that Brody needs to end the romance with Ziggy, as he fears she is just too wild for any good to come of this affair. Justin is just trying to keep his brother on the straight and narrow.
He also believes Ziggy is the last person to help Brody get his life back together. This is a woman who enjoys pushing the limits and running wild every chance she gets —– and that is what Justin knows Brody does not need.
But the more Justin pushes, the more Brody pushes back. He’s about to find out yet again that the way he wants to lead life comes at a cost, which is often paid the most heavily by the people around him.
And when things come crashing down again in the future, Brody is more than likely to walk away scot-free, dust himself off and do it all over again.
Relations are no better between Justin and Tori either, also because of her romantic choices. Justin and Ash have been at loggerheads since the day they met, and remain committed enemies.
There’s been a sweet romance brewing between Tori and Ash in recent weeks, pushing the complicated brother-sister relationship between Tori and Justin to breaking point.
The ever-protective Justin just wants the family to have smoother days ahead than their life in Summer Bay so far, and he knows that will simply never be on the cards with Ash in the picture. Justin believes Ash has never really left his criminal days behind him, and wants him as far away from his sister as possible.
But when it comes to calling the shots on who Tori gets involved with, Justin knows he cannot take a high stand, as his own recent affair with Scarlett has been anything but smooth sailing.
In Tori’s opinion, Scarlett and the baggage of her complicated past mean she is about the last woman Justin should be getting involved with, but she knows she would be wasting her time even making that point with him.
Which leaves all the Morgan family in a state of crisis. The family that vowed to stay together, no matter what, are about to discover the biggest enemies they currently face in Summer Bay are each other.
And when this family showdown finally explodes, it will take down several victims with it. The days ahead are anything but happy for this clan.
ZIGGY (Sophie Dillman) is having a “top secret” romance with Brody, though a number of people in fact know about it. Justin Brody
SO MANY ISSUES The Morgan family (pictured in happier days) are now full of conflict. Justin (James Stewart) is upset about Brody (Jackson Heywood) seeing Ziggy, and about Tori (Penny McNamee) getting involved with Ash. Tori disapproves of Justin’s affair with Scarlett (Tania Nolan), and the injured Mason (Orpheus Pledger) feels bitter towards Brody. Tori Mason ASH (George Mason) finds things heating up with Tori, which angers her brother Justin, who thinks Ash is nothing but trouble for them all.