Imminent fatherhood is turning Robbo into a very hands-on, overprotective teddy bear whose smothering of Tori risks backfiring!
Ittook a lot of deep thought and thorough soul-searching for Robbo to agree to father his mate Tori’s baby via IVF, but now that he’s reconciled the tragic past losses of his wife and two kids, he’s eagerly anticipating the second chance he’s been given. Forging ahead with the baby plan, Robbo (Jake Ryan) has gone out his way to be by Tori’s (Penny McNamee) side through every step of the process, from supporting her through counselling and her hormone injection regimen to the fertilised embryo implantation and the news of the procedure’s success.
Overnight it’s as if the once-enigmatic and emotionally aloof Robbo has converted into a big, cuddly ball of paternal mush as he settles into the next phase of the pregnancy journey. In doing so, he’s also become hopelessly hyper-sensitive towards the expectant Tori, leaving her and Mason (Orpheus Pledger) frustrated as they try to deal with his attentions. Having grown closer to Robbo throughout the journey so far, Tori loves him for being so caring – but she also needs her own space to adjust to the realisation that her dream of being a mother is being recognised. Should Tori grow too weary of her babydaddy crowding her, Robbo could suffer the consequences. She could ultimately decide that a little healthy distance between them is the best solution to the problem but, having experienced so much child-related heartache in the past, Robbo could take any rejection of his participation in his son or daughter’s life to heart. As Tori and most of the Bay’s other residents, including his girlfriend Jasmine (Sam Frost), know when Robbo is hurt, he is prone to overreact out of all proportion. When Robbo loses control, the consequences are often deadly. Could Tori, her unborn baby, or even Jasmine, suffer Robbo’s wrath if he gets his heart broken here?
ROLLERCOASTER Robbo’s emotions are all over the place!