To Have and To Hold Back


Air Date:
20 January 2010
Directed by:
Jeffrey Walker
Written by:
Simon Butters
Preceded By:
Followed By:

To Have And To Hold Back is the 13th episode in Season 3 of H2O: Just Add Water.


Lewis is given the chance of a lifetime with an opportunity to study overseas. But he's interrupted from telling Cleo by Samantha and Don surprising everyone and announcing an early wedding ceremony. When Kim learns about Lewis' impending departure, she sees an opportunity to sabotage the event and breaks the news to Cleo. Distraught but determined, Cleo focuses her attention on organizing the entire ceremony for Don and Samantha on her own, outside the café. With Lewis as Best Man and Cleo as Maid of Honor, the ceremony is icy. Another stunt from Kim gives Lewis the opportunity to declare his love for Cleo and let her know his decision – he's not going. Not to be foiled by her sister, Kim plots yet another way to derail everything and this time succeeds, nearly exposing the trio as mermaids. But with Rikki, Bella, Will, and Lewis' help, Cleo recovers the ceremony and transports it to Mako Island, to finally give Don and Samantha the wedding they deserve. In the process, she realizes she must let Lewis go to follow his dreams – and in a bittersweet goodbye, Lewis departs.


  • Don and Samantha's wedding is the only one on the show.




Cleo: He's gone, but at least we will be looking at the same ocean.

Cleo: Don't talk like that.




H2O - just add water S3 E13 - To Have & To Hold Back (full episode)

H2O - just add water S3 E13 - To Have & To Hold Back (full episode)