Feeling lost, troubled teen Bella (Courtney Miller) has been causing no end of strife for her older brother Colby (Tim Franklin) and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Mackenzie (Emily Weir) on Home and Away.
No-one could blame Colby for suspecting Bella is not being truthful when she declares she’s feeling unwell – just as he and Mackenzie are looking forward to a romantic weekend together.
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But when Mackenzie also calls Bella out, accusing her of pretending to be unwell, an upset Bella races off – only to suddenly collapse.
Rushed to hospital, Bella is clearly in trouble. What’s wrong with the teenager?
Things have been remarkably fraught for Bella for a while now. Mortified after catching Bella on the verge of setting Salt alight, Willow and Dean demanded answers from the deeply troubled teen.
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But Bella, who has certainly had a hugely traumatic year, was staunchly unrepentant.
She wanted to hurt Mackenzie (Emily Weir), she revealed, for breaking the heart of Colby, Bella’s older brother.
“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.”
And after another attempt to talk reason with Bella went nowhere fast, Willow and Dean feared the teen’s vengeful streak was far from over.
“Not even Willow or Dean can help Bella see the danger in her actions,” says Courtney.
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