Shay hits breaking point when Ike dumps her for what seems like no good reason
Shay hits breaking point when Ike dumps her for what seems like no reason, on 800 Words.
They only just got back together and now Ike and Shay have split up once again but this time Shay doesn’t even know why. And Ike’s lack of explanation has sent Shay spiralling into an emotional state that leads to an epic meltdown in the middle of the SuperStore.
Shay (Melina Vidler) really is at crisis point right now. She had been blissfully happy to be reunited with Ike (Alex Tarrant) after he almost lost his life in a boating accident. However Ike just hasn’t been himself since his near-death experience and told Shay he needed to be alone right now.
But Ike’s decision just doesn’t make any sense to Shay especially since she loves Ike and he loves her too. So Shay is taking out her fury on those closest to her — her dad George (Erik Thomson) and brother Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony). The Turner house is not a happy place right now and the boys must be at a loss as to how to help.
The heartbroken teen has been locked in her bedroom trying to comprehend why she can’t be with the man she loves.
It is truly confusing for Shay who regretted her angry words to Ike before the boating accident and was distraught that it could’ve been the last thing she ever said to him.
Their argument had been about Shay’s casual attitude towards committing art fraud by doing paintings for famous local artist Dennis and selling them off as Dennis originals. The practice had long been undertaken by Shay’s boss Katie (Anna Jullienne) when Dennis was too busy but Shay took it too far and even sold one of her fakes without Katie’s approval.
Ike couldn’t believe Shay didn’t see how wrong the whole thing was and felt so uncomfortable about her behaviour it led to their nasty blow-up. But once Ike was declared missing at sea, Shay knew she belonged with him and since his miraculous survival she has wasted no time showing her affection.
Now their love has come to a crashing halt as a distant Ike wants to be alone while he figures out what’s been going on in his head since the near-drowning. And Shay would love nothing more than to help Ike through this troubling time but it’s not what he wants.
This has left Shay at breaking point and seeking comfort in the four walls of her bedroom. However you can’t stay holed up at home forever so in need of supplies Shay has finally stepped outside to visit the local grocery store. What should be a simple errand proves too much for this heartbroken young woman and she descends into a breakdown in the middle of the shop.
The incident is captured on camera by a customer who wastes no time uploading the footage to the internet. Shay runs into the store fridge to
hide and once the video goes viral George is called in to rescue Shay.
It seems now the only thing that will save Shay from herself is getting some concrete answers from her ex-boyfriend. Shay heads over to Ike’s caravan to demand he explain just why they can’t be together.
Ike reveals the impact of his near-death experience and the spiritual journey he needs to undertake alone because of it. His words are of little comfort to Shay and don’t heal her broken heart but she agrees to try to understand. Is this the end for Shay and Ike?
What should be a simple errand proves too much for Shay.
TURMOIL Shay (Melina Vidler) is inconsolable when Ike (Alex Tarrant) says it’s over between them.
REGRETS Shay can’t understand why she can’t be with the guy she loves and she’s feeling remorseful about the argument they had before his near-drowning. (Right and below) Shay’s painful time in the fridge at the back of a store is caught on video. DAD TO THE RESCUE A worried George (Erik Thomson) is called in to help Shay when she has her breakdown at the store.
PLEASE TALK Shay goes to Ike’s caravan to try to get him to explain. But it’s hard to understand.