Home and away spoilers follow for UK viewers.
An accident in Home and away looks to reveal a secret that Xander has been keeping to himself, while struggling with some difficult events at work.
Paramedic Xander, tending to a cyclist who is the victim of a nasty car accident caused by a drunk driver, struggles to keep his anger at the driver in check – something Rose notices when she arrives at the scene.
The situation proves fatal for the victim, who dies at the scene from their injuries – prompting Xander to attack the person behind the wheel. Cash steps in to stop him.
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As Rose arrests the driver, she talks to Xander about his actions. However, he just pushes back at her – telling her to mind her own business and let him do his.
As Cash debates whether to report Xander for his behavior, Rose is keen to give him the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to a bad day. After speaking with Tex, she also acknowledges that he has had some difficult times in his life, including the death of his father.
When he gets home, Xander locks himself away and fights his anxiety, yelling at Rose and telling her to leave him alone when she goes in to check on him.
Rose begins to think that the stress of being a paramedic is too much for Xander to handle – and she’s about to find even more evidence to back up her concerns.
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Once again turning to Cash for advice, he encourages Rose to try and talk to Xander calmly, and when she does, she learns that he has an unusual coping mechanism for dealing with losing a patient.
Xander takes off his shirt and shows Rose that he has covered his body in tattoos, each one in memory of someone he lost on the job. While he says this is his way of remembering lost patients, Rose tries to point out that this is unsustainable.
Alarm bells ring for Rose, and she and Cash decide to keep an eye on Xander to make sure he’s coping. Although he is highly regarded by his patients, will this latest tragedy fuel Rose’s concerns that Xander is in the wrong job?
Home and away sent weekdays at 1.45 pm on channel 5 and 18.00 on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 18.30 on 5STAR, and the show also streams on My5.
In Australia, the program is broadcast Mondays to Thursdays at 19:00 on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.
Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in Great Britain.
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