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Home and Away's Leah makes big decision after dramatic Justin scenes

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Home and Away's Leah Patterson will make a huge decision on UK screens next week, after she comes close to putting her partner Justin Morgan in serious danger.

As Leah's mental health struggles continue to take their toll on her, heartbroken Justin is still reeling from Leah's announcement that she doesn't want to marry him after all.

In scenes that will air on Channel 5 on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20, Justin is busy searching for Leah after she disappears. When he finally catches up with her at home, he finds her packing a suitcase.

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Becoming paranoid over her partner's intentions, Leah covers and asks Justin whether he'd like a sandwich. After Justin leaves her and Theo Poulos alone, Leah reveals her true feelings as she claims to Theo that they are in danger, because Justin is working for cult Vita Nova.

When Theo tries to intervene and calm Leah down, she makes another suggestion - they should go to the police about Justin.

At the station, officer Rose Delaney levels with Theo and tells him that Leah needs to see a doctor. The pair loop in Justin, but when he rushes off to be with Leah, her paranoia goes into overdrive and she becomes convinced that Rose is now part of the cult too.

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Justin's intervention only makes things worse and Leah hurries away. While Rose tries to persuade Justin not to go after her, Leah returns to the Diner and barricades herself inside. Desperate to get through to Leah, Justin forces his way in - but his plan backfires when Leah confronts him with a knife.

Shocked to be held at knifepoint by his partner, Justin desperately tries to convince Leah that he is on her side. When Theo walks into the tense situation, he begs his aunt to put the knife down, but Leah just gets increasingly distressed. Theo's suggestion that they call Rose only makes things worse, as she continues to worry that Rose is also part of Vita Nova.

When Theo calls doctor Bree Cameron, Bree manages to talk Leah into dropping the knife. But things take a further turn when Bree takes Leah home and Leah reveals that she can't remember anything from the night.

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As she experiences brief memories of herself brandishing a weapon, she becomes terrified that she might have hurt someone. Leah pleads with Bree to tell her what she did that night.

When Bree catches up with Justin and Theo the next day, she explains that she thinks Leah has had a psychotic episode, likely caused by a combination of her trauma from being kidnapped by Vita Nova and her recent insomnia.

When Justin gets to speak to Leah, she's broken. He insists that there is nothing for him to forgive, but Leah can't accept this as she knows that she could have seriously hurt her partner and that she needs proper help.

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At the hospital, Bree helps Leah to break the news to her family that she will be going away to spend some time at a mental health clinic, as Leah knows that she needs intensive treatment that she can't get in Summer Bay.

Leah and Justin share an emotional goodbye as Leah heads off to the clinic, where she will have no contact with her loved ones.

Will Leah get the help that she needs while she's away?

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5, with repeat screenings at 6pm on 5STAR and first look screenings at 6.30pm on 5STAR. Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.


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If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include the NHS, Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393. Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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