Home and Away spoilers follow from Thursday's 5STAR first look episode (UK-pace).
Home and Away has aired an ominous cliffhanger for Maggie Astoni as newcomer Marco continues to make his presence felt in Summer Bay.
Thursday's 5STAR first look episode (May 14) ended with Maggie facing a difficult dilemma, as Ben's brother used their secret past to blackmail her.
Shortly after Marco arrived in Summer Bay recently, viewers discovered that Maggie slept with him years ago when she was briefly separated from Ben.
Ben has never discovered this secret, but Marco's reappearance has left Maggie living in fear that the truth could come out.
In the latest visit to Summer Bay, Marco went on a charm offensive to win over Ben, hoping to continue easing their tensions.
Marco's efforts paid off when Ben started to believe that his wayward brother had finally changed for the better.
Maggie remained more cautious and her reservations proved well-founded when Marco revealed an ulterior motive for being in the Bay.
Marco suggested that Maggie and Ben should invest in his business, pitching that this would cement the family reconciliation.
Maggie was not at all impressed by the idea, but during a moment alone, Marco made it perfectly clear that there'd be dire consequences if she refused.
Marco warned: "You know what my problem is? I never know when my mouth is going to run away with me."
When Maggie asked whether this was a threat, he replied: "100%. Either get on board and invest in my business, or who knows what I might let slip to Ben?"
Marco's warning sets the stage for some huge episodes to come for the Astoni family, whose lives could be about to change forever.
Home and Away's first look edition airs weeknights at 6.30pm on 5STAR. These scenes are repeated in the 1.15pm and 6pm slots on Channel 5.
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