Colby and Chelsea’s joy is threatened by a couple of dark storm clouds, one in the shape of the bride’s seriously unhappy father!
P utting the engagement ring back on Chelsea’s finger, Colby truly felt that nothing could stop him this time from making the woman he thought he’d lost his wife. After all, his sordid past as a River Boy had made things unworkable between them, with Chelsea vowing to cut ties with him for good! Since transferring to Yabbie Creek cop shop to work alongside Colby, the cute constable has slowly worked through her feelings and realised he’s still the man she loves.
They’re now happily making plans for an immediate wedding – but the attitudes and actions of those around them could very well intercept the “I dos”... or at least ruin the reception if they do tie the knot. Despite being troubled by thoughts of her father Neil’s (Steve Nation) reaction to the engagement, Chelsea (Ashleigh Brewer) bravely gave him the news (albeit via voicemail) before reiterating that he could like the news or lump it! The bride-to-be knew that her police inspector dad detested Colby (Tim Franklin) since their first split, perturbed that his darling daughter had been hurt by Colby’s affi liation with the River Boys gang.
Arriving in the Bay in hopes of talking Chelsea out of marriage, Neil succeeded in hitting Colby where he knew it would hurt him most: by threatening the young copper’s career on the force! The determined dad kept the bombshells coming, forcing Colby to make a diffi cult decision – but his actions could provoke Chelsea into ostracising her father, preferring instead to walk up the aisle unescorted and without him among the congregation! If Neil plays even dirtier, Chelsea may weaken and succumb to his paternal influence over her, leaving Colby bereft in love
and life. Given that they’re also becoming entangled in the dangerous hunt for Colby’s missing sister, Neil may be even more motivated to protect his daughter from marrying a man with such a complicated, sullied past.
Meanwhile, Karen Thompson (Georgia Adamson), the highly strung and mentally ill mother of Colby’s River Boy best mate Dean (Patrick O’Connor), could be another wedding spoiler. Currently in psychiatric care getting treatment for her illness, Karen is a loose cannon who has already displayed the depth of her mood swings towards Colby. Initially telling him she’d always liked him, she then overreacted when he insisted on having her taken into care, so there’s always a chance Karen could seek revenge on him, choosing his wedding day to strike!
COP IT SWEET Colby & Chelsea
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Neil (Steve Nation) & Colby