Home and Away's Mali to dump Rose after Xander's attack

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Home and Away's Mali Hudson and Rose Delaney face a sad split on UK screens this week, as Mali makes the decision to end things with Rose after the couple deal with the aftermath of Xander Delaney's attack in very different ways.

After paramedic Xander and his colleague Jamie are violently attacked by a gang while on a shift this week, Xander is hospitalised and in a bad way following emergency surgery.

When he hears about what has happened to Xander, Mali rushes to support Rose, worried about how she might be coping with her brother's attack. However, it turns out that the couple have very different ideas of what supporting Xander looks like.

xander delaney, rose delaney and bree cameron in home and away
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With Rose determined to catch the people who put her brother in hospital, she heads off in her capacity as a police officer to do some investigating, leaving Mali to sit by Xander's bedside in ICU.

Mali feels perturbed, as he questions what kind of person would abandon their brother in such a critical condition in hospital and is in disbelief over how Rose is seemingly prioritising her police investigation.

But in Rose's mind, catching Xander's attackers is the best thing that she could possibly do for her brother.

As the couple's values clash, Mali wonders whether dating a cop might have been a bad idea.

bree cameron and rose delaney in home and away
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As Rose presses on with her ambulance ambush investigation, Cash Newman helps her to buckle down. Using a phone she got from a patient who was admitted to the hospital due to a suspected drug overdose, Rose manages to track down the drug dealer and lures him into a police sting.

When Rose pulls out her police badge, the dealer makes a run for it – but Rose is quicker and she soon has the criminal in cuffs.

Feeling that justice has been served, Rose decides that she can finally breathe following the awful incident.

mali hudson and rose delaney in home and away
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Unfortunately, her triumph is shattered when she catches up with Mali and he suddenly breaks up with her.

Mali wants to be in a relationship with somebody who shares his priorities, and that means a person who puts family before work – and he isn't sure that Rose is that person.

Rose is left reeling in shock, questioning whether she's just been dumped for being a good cop.

Is this the end of the road for Mali and Rose?

These scenes air as part of a dramatic fortnight for the soap, as it celebrates its milestone 8,000th episode.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.

Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.

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