Mortified after last week catching Bella (Courtney Miller) on the verge of setting Salt alight, Willow (Sarah Roberts) and Dean (Patrick O’Connor) now demand answers from the deeply troubled teen.
But Bella, who has certainly had a hugely traumatic year, is staunchly unrepentant.
She wanted to hurt Mackenzie (Emily Weir), she reveals, for breaking the heart of Colby (Tim Franklin), Bella’s older brother.
Home & Away: Dean tries to calm Bella down
“As we know very well by now, Bella is not the best at thinking things over,” says her portrayer, Courtney.
“But unbeknown to Bella, her intentions for burning down Salt stemmed from a place of vulnerability. Mackenzie, just like Chelsea, hurt Colby and broke Bella’s friendship and trust.
“Bella sees Mackenzie as a threat and will go to any extreme to get revenge.”
Meanwhile, after another attempt to talk reason with Bella goes nowhere fast, Willow and Dean fear the teen’s vengeful streak is far from over.
“Not even Willow or Dean can help Bella see the danger in her actions,” says Courtney.
Do Willow and Dean have real cause for concern?
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