Bianca's baby drama
Spoiler alert! So far Bianca's pregnancy has been anything but stress-free, and it appears that little will change in the weeks ahead...
So far Bianca's pregnancy has been anything but trouble-free, and it appears that little will change in the weeks ahead, with the stress leading to dangerous complications for her unborn baby.
Upcoming episodes see Sid inform Bianca that she's showing signs of pre-eclampsia, putting her child's life in danger and leading him to recommend an emergency caesarian.
'[Bianca]'s pretty scared,' her Home and Away alter ego Lisa Gormley tells TV Week. 'She puts a lot of blame on herself because she's been focusing too much on herself and her marriage - she feels she hasn't given the baby what it needs, which is why things are going wrong.'
It's a tough call for Bianca to make, especially as she's not yet at full term and there are risks with the procedure, but she leaves dad-to-be Heath (Dan Ewing) with an equally troubling set of instructions should there be any problems in the delivery room.
'Bianca tells Heath that if it comes down to a choice, he's to make sure Sid saves the child,' Dan Ewing explains. 'Deep down he still has a lot of love for Bianca, so it's pretty heavy for him, even though he's accepted the fact that he and Bianca aren't going to be together in the near future.'
And, sadly, something does go wrong, with Bianca suffering a seizure and Heath forced to stay true to his word, much to April's horror. Although Sid is able to temporarily stabilise her, giving the proud parents a moment with their new son, their joy is cut devastatingly short when Bianca relapses.
'For a Home and Away minute, [Heath]'s over the moon - mother and baby stablise and it's all good,' Dan reveals. 'To not have to make the decision is a huge weight off [his] shoulders and he might let himself start thinking, "Maybe we could be something in the future?" but that doesn't last too long.'
With Bianca's life hanging in the balance, and her premature son not yet out of the woods, will both mother and baby survive?