Home and Away storyline sparks heated debate: 'Not a good idea'

Some fans aren't enjoying Xander Delaney's latest storyline.

An innocent detail in a Home and Away episode has divided fans, with some passionate fans defending the show. Xander Delaney’s (Luke Van Os) has been recovering from a serious injury after being attacked by drug dealers.

The former paramedic decided to go surfing during one of last week’s episodes, even though his sister Rose Delaney (Kirsty Marillier) has been urging him to take it easy. One fan shared a screenshot from the scene on the Home and Away Spoilers & Info Facebook page, saying the character shouldn’t have gone surfing with a fresh wound on his torso.

L: Xander Delaney going surfing on Home and Away. R: Xander Delaney in pain on Home and Away.
Some Home and Away fans weren't happy that Xander went surfing with a fresh wound. Photo: Seven

“Marilyn’s fingers around the lip of Alf’s cup might have to take a back seat to this one,” the fan wrote, referring to the ‘gross’ detail spotted in another episode.

“Xander, when the surf beach has had known shark attacks in the past, going for a surf with a nice attractive tasty wound like that on your tummy is not such a good idea.”


It’s unclear if the dressing placed over his wound was waterproof or not, but viewers agreed that he should have known not to swim with his paramedic background.

However, a key part of his storyline shows him spiralling out of control after his work partner Jamie lost his life in the attack.

Xander Delaney talking to Rose Delaney on Home and Away
Xander's sister Rose Delaney (Kirsty Marillier) is concerned about him. Photo: Seven

“You would think Xander would have more sense if he was in the ambos, surely he would know first aid about abrasions and wounds,” one fan pointed out.

“Really not liking this storyline with Xander actually, still not liking his character in Home and Away,” another added.

“But did you notice how the dressing didn’t even look wet or dirty?” a third asked.

“And as usual surfing when there’s hardly any waves to surf,” another remarked.


Xander Delaney going surfing in Summer Bay.
Xander has been filled with survivor's guilt over the past week. Photo: Seven

Other fans were annoyed by the discussion, saying it wasn’t a big deal at all.

“Omg it’s fake, how are sharks gonna attack him, omg so many [people] have nothing better in their lives [than] to think TV shows are real,” a fan said.

“The mark on his stomach isn’t real,” another added.

“It’s a TV show, it’s made up,” a third commented.

“I’m moving there, no one ever works, free food and coffee at the diner and free food and drinks at Salt, no one cooks, they all eat takeaways,” another quipped.

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