Nick’s killer confesses to stop him from hurting anyone else.
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When Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) lifted a dying hand to point to his killer in Horton Town Square on Friday 7 July, he could have been pointing at anyone. Who didn’t want him dead? Now as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) interviews suspect after suspect, someone is sweating – someone who’s already made so many mistakes in their young life. It’s not a huge shock when Will Horton (Guy Wilson) surrenders himself at the police station on Monday 24 July. This bad apple doesn’t fall far from his mama Sami Brady’s (Alison Sweeney) tree. But hold up a sec…
On Thursday 27 July, desperate to stop Will from condemning himself to life behind bars, the real killer steps forward – Will’s babymama Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus). “I would’ve never let you go to prison for me,” she tells Will on Friday 28 July. Gabi must be desperate to do the right thing, because before confessing, she’s had to hand over baby Arianna (Harper and Sydnee Udell) to Social Services, knowing that if she winds up going to prison, her little girl could grow up without her mother.
WHY HE HAD TO DIE
Gabi tells Hope, “Nick was trying to take Arianna away from the people who love her. And I couldn’t let that happen.” Woah! It looks like someone wasn’t fooled by Nick’s Mr Nice Guy act after all. “On the surface, going back to Nick after everything he did may not have made sense to some people. But Gabi was afraid of Nick,” explains Camila. “She was fearful of what Nick would do if he realised that she didn’t have feelings for him. Her biggest worry was that he would harm Ari. He could have killed her at any minute.” When Gabi tells Hope that Nick didn’t know how to take no for an answer, she’s also talking about the time that he tried to rape her – when she first tried to kill him in January this year. And she admits that Nick was also blackmailing her for hiring a stalker to terrorise Melanie (Molly Burnett) two years ago. In the end, Nick had Gabi so trapped that she couldn’t see any way out but death.
EJ agrees to act as Gabi’s lawyer when she steps forward after Will’s arrest. Will confesses but he didn’t kill Nick.
Tears of sadness or relief as Gabi looks as Nick?