Home and Away’s Martha Stewart accuses her husband Alf and daughter Roo of keeping her prisoner in emotional scenes next week.
Martha (Belinda Giblin) makes the worrying claims as her mental health deteriorates following the departure of her son Kieran Baldivis.
Kieran (Rick Donald) did a runner from Summer Bay after threatening violence against Alf in a heated clash at the Surf Club. His family later discovered that there was already an outstanding warrant out for his arrest.
In next week’s episodes on Channel 5, Martha continues to blame Alf (Ray Meagher) and Roo (Georgie Parker) for Kieran’s departure, as she feels they made him feel unwelcome during his brief time in the Bay.
Unable to forgive her family, Martha suggests that she might head back to Merimbula for a while. Alf and Roo both try to talk her round.
Later on, Martha seeks out Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) and begs for her help. Irene is stunned as Martha insists that Roo and Alf are keeping her prisoner.
Knowing this can’t be true, Irene desperately tries to talk Martha down, although she sticks by her claims.
Another concerning moment comes when Martha believes she has come face-to-face with Kieran.
As Martha is seemingly talking to her son, he apologises for his recent behaviour.
However, when we then see Martha talking to thin air, it’s clear that she is experiencing extreme hallucinations.