1. Mackenzie suffers a shock collapse
After agreeing to accompany Mackenzie to the clinic for a termination, Dean has second thoughts. He doesn’t agree with her decision to keep Ari in the dark about her pregnancy, so he won’t be able to attend unless she starts involving Ari.
When Ziggy learns that Dean has changed his mind, she confronts him for failing to help his sister. Dean’s attitude is partially dependent on his own encounters with Jai and Amber, she realizes.
Dean realizes he was wrong to backtrack after Ziggy’s intervention and assures Mac that he will keep his promise to join her for the appointment after all. Mac is grateful, but she now prefers to travel alone.
On the night before the appointment, Mac has extreme pelvic pain and collapses because no one is home to help.
2. Tane and Ziggy fall out over Mac
Following her disagreement with Dean, Ziggy is always irritated, and she complains to Tane about men’s attitudes toward babies. She claims that men run a mile when the word “children” is mentioned, but that they still believe they have the authority to dictate a woman’s right to choose when it comes to pregnancy.
Tane is offended by this and tells Ziggy not to generalize on how he will behave in a similar situation. After Tane storms off and Ziggy takes some time to reflect, she goes to the beach to apologize to him. They go out clubbing for the night now that they’re back on solid ground.
3. Mac loses the baby
Dean is perplexed the next morning when he receives a call from Mac that goes silent. When he arrives at the farmhouse to check on her, he discovers that she has passed out and kicks down the door.
Mac is rushed to the hospital after Dean calls for help, where Tori detects an ectopic pregnancy with a ruptured fallopian tube. Mac is in need of emergency surgery, and her pregnancy is doomed.
In the aftermath, Dean, Ziggy, and Tane all come to Mac’s aid, but she remains adamant that she does not want Ari to know.
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