They’ve faced their fair share of ups and downs as a couple, but are Marilyn and John about to delve into their biggest challenge yet?
They’ve taken on the responsibility of fostering Raffy (Olivia Deeble) while the Morgans work through their issues, but Raffy isn’t the only thing on their mind.
Wanting to help young kids in need, Marilyn (Emily Symons) and John (Shane Withington) had begun the arduous process of adoption.
Naturally, their excitement was starting to grow at the thought of welcoming a youngster into their home.
With their application sent off some time ago, John decides to chase it up to see if there’s anything he can do to speed up the process. But when he makes the call, will his heart and dreams be crushed in an instant?
As John frets about the outcome of the application, he can’t help but dream about finally becoming a father. Marilyn and John are the mum and dad a kid could only dream of, but could John’s rap sheet and his arson conviction be coming back to bite him?
He worries Marilyn will never forgive him for this if the application is unsuccessful.
His thoughts then wander to fostering – will this affect their chances of fostering more children too?
John, overcome with guilt, can’t look Marilyn in the eye. He feels terrible and blames himself. But Marilyn won’t hear it – she loves their life and feels lucky every day. She suggests they focus on Raffy.
But Marilyn admits she’ll really miss Raffy when she leaves. John can’t help but gush over what a good mother Marilyn would be – the way her eyes light up around kids, her caring nature and natural warmth. She’d be the best mum for any child.
Thinking about how much he loves his wife, he’s filled with despair – why can’t he and Marilyn have a child of their own?
Are the beloved Summer Bay couple considering having their own biological children together?
Watch this space!
Home and Away airs Monday to Thursday, 7pm, Channel Seven.
For more on Home and Away, see this week's New Idea - Out now.
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