As her grieving process continues on UK screens in the coming days, Ruby receives a shock as she discovers that Charlie's former partner Brax (Steve Peacocke) is already pursuing other women - keen to find a way to deal with his pain.
Ruby soon looks for an escape of her own by attending a surfing competition with old flame Romeo Smith (Luke Mitchell). Even though it's entirely innocent, is she heading for trouble with Romeo's wife Indi (Samara Weaving)?
Digital Spy recently caught up with Rebecca Breeds, who plays Ruby, to hear about the drama ahead for her character.
We've recently seen some really emotional scenes for Ruby. What have they been like to film?
"They were very daunting and challenging, but when you give a good performance or go to a new place of emotional freedom, it's such a rush. I feel like I've grown a lot as an actor through this opportunity."
"It was really sad and I still miss her all the time, but I'm excited for her to explore new opportunities and show the world what she's made of! We keep in touch when we can, but she's away a lot now."
How long do you think the loss of Charlie will affect Ruby for?
"The rest of her life. It's going to take her a really long time to grieve, heal and find how to live without her mother and best friend. Loneliness haunts her all the time."
How does Ruby react when she finds out that Brax has been seeing other women so quickly?
"She's hurt and disgusted that he is disrespecting Charlie's memory so soon. Especially as it was their relationship that led to Charlie's death in the first place."
Is it true that the pair of them eventually reach an understanding and make up?
"I can't say too much, but it's not the one event. It's an ongoing process of healing and forgiveness. She needs to be looked after and cared for, so I think she gives in and stops fighting him after a while, but it's always hard."
"Ruby is very anti-Braxton for a while, but Casey and Ruby have a strong connection and I personally love their relationship, so never say never."
Casey is also hiding a big secret about losing control in juvenile detention. How would Ruby react if she found out?
"She's pretty closed off to him right now, so she doesn't care much, but deep down I think she will always love him and feel for him. She would just want him to be okay."
If not Casey, who else from the Bay do you think Ruby would be interested in?
"Who knows? She's so lonely that she just loves any company. She needs someone who will take care of her."
What can you tell us about Ruby pursuing surfing with Romeo?
"It's just an escape and something positive to spend her time and energy on. Ruby knows Indi may not like it, but she knows it's all completely innocent and thinks Indi needs to trust and support her husband. I think Ruby and Romeo get each other and care about each other. They have fun!"
What else is in store for Ruby this year?
"She's got a lot of healing to do and that's a very interesting, heart-wrenching journey, so it'll be fantastic entertainment!"
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Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 in the UK and weekdays at 7pm on Network Seven in Australia.