Note: This article contains Home and Away spoilers from Australian-pace episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.
Home and Away has finally resolved Leah Patterson-Baker's huge storyline on Australian screens.
Leah (Ada Nicodemou) returned home to Summer Bay in a state of shock and trauma in Thursday's episode on Channel 7 in Australia (February 27).
The fan favourite went missing shortly before the 2019 season finale episode, leaving no clue behind over her whereabouts. However, this week's Australian episodes revealed that Leah was being held captive by a mystery man.
Leah spent weeks living with sinister Douglas (Adam Booth), a violent man who terrorised her into following his every instruction.
When Leah reappeared on screen, she was a shadow of her former self as she'd been scared into submission by the terrifying villain.
The show's latest scenes saw Leah finally fight back against Douglas, attacking him with a torch when he tried to force her into a wedding dress to become his wife.
Leah ran from the house and was reunited with her partner Justin Morgan (James Stewart), who was searching the area for her after a tip-off from policeman Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin).
After being checked out at the Northern Districts Hospital, Leah returned home to the Morgan house but was clearly traumatised by her ordeal as she barely interacted with Justin, Tori and Irene.
Future episodes will explore the aftermath of Leah's horrendous experience, as Douglas's torment continues to take its toll.
Will there be a long journey ahead for Leah's recovery?
Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 in early April.
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays on Channel 7 (Australia).
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