It’s time for a look at the latest Home and Away spoilers for the coming months, with even more faces set to depart, some new characters, an engagement, and the arrival of a biker gang set to rock the bay.
Fans and paparazzi photographers often get to see storylines being filmed months before they hit our screens, thanks to the show’s outdoor scenes being shot at Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
As a result, we frequently get first looks at new characters, and it’s often able to figure out who’s leaving when performers haven’t been seen filming for several months.
We’ve got some good insights into some of the storylines coming up between now and the end of the year, thanks to some extra tidbits shared by Home and Away cast members themselves.
Over the last few months, Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams), Mia Anderson (Anna Samson), and Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) have all said their goodbyes, with Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) leaving Summer Bay next week.
As if four departees in four months wasn’t heartbreaking enough, there are still a few more goodbyes to come!
Cash struggles as Jasmine leaves
asmine (Sam Frost) is set to leave Summer Bay within the next month or so.
Actress Sam Frost was initially believed to be leaving temporarily whilst she underwent a medical procedure and subsequently got vaccinated, but it was later was announced that she would be leaving the show entirely.
Her departure was announced in December last year, with a Seven spokesperson stating, “We support and respect Sam’s decision to leave Home and Away. Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.”
There was considerable misunderstanding over Sam’s departure from the programme at first, as Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts) said immediately after the announcement that Sam was likely in talks with the producers about returning.
While it currently appears doubtful that Sam will return, given her absence on set, Lynne’s words hint that Jasmine’s departure from Summer Bay is left open-ended, with the possibility of a return.
Will she plan on leaving the bay for a brief period, like Bella’s planned 3-month trip to New York? And where will that leave her relationship with Cash?
Her departure comes just months after the introduction of her half-brother Xander (Luke Van Os) and step-sister Rose (Kirsty Marillier). She’s also in a committed relationship with Senior Constable Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright), and it’s unclear what will prompt her to uproot her life and leave Summer Bay.
We do know that her departure will be abrupt. After their sibling’s departure, Rose and Xander are also a little lost, but Cash takes them under his wing and the three become strong friends.
Nicholas Cartwright, the actor who plays Cash, revealed in a fan Q&A with CelebTime that he struggled with Jasmine’s decision to leave the bay.
“I think everyone’s sort of aware that Jasmine leaves, pretty soon actually,” Nicholas said. “It hits Cash… like, imagine how hard it would hit Cash.”
Jasmine’s departure is set to air in June.
Farewell, Logan Bennett
Dr. Logan Bennett’s departure is also approaching.
Seven revealed in January that actress Harley Bonner would be leaving the show at the end of the 2021 season.
“Channel Seven can confirm Harley will not return to Home and Away when filming returns in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson for Seven stated at the time.
“Harley leaves with our best wishes and sincere thanks for his work on the show.”
Logan broke up with Mackenzie (Emily Weir) after discovering the truth about her illegal poker sessions and the fact that she was being blackmailed by PK, according to Australian fans.
His relationship with Mackenzie was the catalyst for him deciding to stay in Summer Bay in the first place, so will their breakup be the first step towards him leaving?
We’re expecting Logan’s final scenes to air in the coming weeks.
Is Chloe Anderson leaving?
Sam Barrett hasn’t been spotted filming in Palm Beach since March, and it’s widely assumed that she’s departed the show, implying that we’ll be saying goodbye to Chloe Anderson soon.
With Anna’s character Mia having left the show for a fresh start in New Zealand, it’s only a matter of time until Chloe follows suit.
This is backed up by rumours that Theo (Matt Evans) finds himself a new girlfriend, suggesting that his new romance with Chloe won’t last too much longer.
To make up for the recent flurry of departures, a raft of new characters are on their way, and we’re starting to get our first details on what – or who – has brought them to Summer Bay.
Nicholas Cartwright has confirmed that five new characters will arrive in the coming months – Bree, Heather, Kirby, Eden and Remi. Full details of the new characters are being kept under wraps, but fans have already figured out certain details.
Dr Bree Cameron (Juliet Godwin)
Juliet Godwin was first photographed filming in early April while filming surf sequences in Palm Beach.
Juliet was said to be portraying a new doctor, according to the Daily Mail at the time. Nicholas Cartwright has stated in a Q&A that she will play Dr. Bree Cameron.
Juliet was later sighted filming with James Stewart (Justin Morgan) on Home and Away, again with her surfboard under her arm, by visitors of the Location Tour.
Bree is expected to take over as Head of Emergency Department at Northern Districts Hospital, though it is unclear whether she will succeed Logan.
Juliet is a regular, according to Nicholas Cartwright, who first signed on for three years.
Heather (Sofia Nolan)
New character Heather is played by Sofia Nolan, who has starred in Drop Dead Weird, Kiki and Kitty, and most recently as Taylor Emerson in RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Very little is known about her, but she’s set to have a big storyline with Cash near the end of the year.
“Sofia Nolan’s character name is Heather and [Cash is] going to film a big storyline with her soon,” Nicholas revealed.
Heather has also been seen filming with Kawakawa Fox-Reo, who plays Nikau, on a frequent basis, causing some fans to believe that Heather and Nikau may wind up dating following Bella’s departure.
Kirby (Angelina Thomson), Eden and Remi
The three remaining new characters are largely unknown. Three new actors were photographed filming in Palm Beach in February, and it’s probable that these are the names of the roles.
Actors Angelina Thomson, Rob Mallett, and Jamaica Vaughan were photographed filming scenes for the programme by the Daily Mail.
Rob Mallett was observed gazing at a poster for a live music event at Salt called ‘Lyric’ while wearing a blue singlet and a black trilby hat. During an animated conversation with Angelina Thomson’s character, the character took one of the posters.
Because of his clothes and the attention he was paying to the live music poster, fans instantly assumed he was a musician. In April, Nicholas Cartwright revealed that a “rock and roll band” will be joining the bay, fueling speculation that the three recruits are related.
Jamaica Vaughan was photographed on the beach in a separate incident, but the images provided no further context. On her forearm, her character was shown with a big snake-like tattoo.
We anticipate seeing them on screen in June.
Kirby is currently thought to be Angelina Thomson’s character, and it appears that she will end up in a relationship with Theo (Matt Evans).
Fans who attended the Home and Away Location Tour have seen the two interacting and holding hands on several occasions.
A scene filmed in late March saw the pair holding hands outside the Surf Club, before the girl walks away and Theo throws his arms up, looking exasperated.
Tex Wheeler (Lucas Linehan)
Another new face is Tex Wheeler, played by Lucas Linehan, who was spotted on set back in February.
Kawakawa posted an Instagram story of Lucas filming with Ethan Browne outside the surf club, in a scene which was also seen by witnessed by fans on the Home and Away Tour.
Another scene filmed also appears to show the newbie getting up close and personal with new copper Rose.
At this moment nothing further is known about the character, or how long he’ll be around for.
A biker gang arrives
Move over River Boys, there’s a new gang in town!
The arrival of a bikie gang was first teased by Nicholas Cartwright in an interview with CelebTime in late April, and he revealed that they would take part in a storyline involving his character Cash, as well as Xander and Rose.
In a second chat earlier this month, when asked what his favourite scene to film has been, Nick revealed that it was previous the organophosphate scenes at Salt, but that it’s now an upcoming scene featuring the bikie gang, who come to town and wreck havoc.
“It was the organophosphate storyline with the gassing, which I had an absolute blast on, cos it was the first time that, as a young actor, brand new to the show, that I had taken a big storyline. So that was really, really fun.
“But we’ve just shot, recently – it hasn’t come to the TV yet so I don’t want to talk about it too much – but it’s my favourite one so far.
“Basically, bikies come to town, and Cash is furious because he hates crime. So he goes crazy “.
Cash and Felicity move in together
When Cash moved in with girlfriend Jasmine to Irene’s apartment, he struggled at first.
After years of living freely, he was embarrassed when Irene discovered him shirtless while getting a sip of water, and it took him a while to relax and be himself around his new landlady.
With Jasmine preparing to leave next month, it appears that either Cash or Irene will decide to leave the beach house.
Nick Cartwright revealed that Cash no longer lives with Irene, and instead moves in with Felicity “for a little bit”.
With Flick’s caravan probably a little tight for the two of them for more than a few days, we expect Cash to be quickly looking for somewhere new to live.
Goodbye to the Diner and Bait Shop
Since 2008, the Pier Diner and Alf’s Bait Shop have been located at the Barrenjoey Boathouse and adjacent seaplane dock, which have been seen on screen since the commencement of the show.
When Charlotte King and her son Hunter came into the flat in 2015, the building’s upstairs, about which we had previously heard nothing, was finally put to use.
Mackenzie now lives there, and it was Dean’s (Patrick O’Connor) house until his car accident rendered him unable to climb the stairs. The real-life spot on Station Beach (known on screen as ‘Flat Beach’) has lately been demolished, so we may have seen the last of those steep steps.
The complex, which contains the boathouse and a shop, is being replaced by a similar structure, according to the Daily Telegraph. The project will take about 6 months to complete and will cost AUD $4 million.
The Cafe’s internal scenes are shot at Seven’s Eveleigh studios, which means the show could theoretically go on as usual while the diner is rebuilt.
The ‘Coffee Cart’ has already appeared on the parkland that runs alongside the beach, as eagle-eyed watchers may have seen. Leah (Ada Nicodemou), Irene (Emily Symons), and Marilyn (Ada Nicodemou) have been hauling boxes of coffee from the Diner to the new pop-up site on a regular basis, serving coffee to the many passers-by.
Marilyn has also indicated that The Diner would be undergoing renovations, implying that we may see significantly less of it for a long, and that it will reappear with a fresh new look?
When asked if they still film at the Bait Shop location, Nicholas Cartwright revealed, “we can’t, because we don’t have access to that location any more, which is such a shame.”
Mac and Felicity’s poker woes continue
Mackenzie’s financial difficulties have dominated recent episodes of Home and Away, as she began holding poker evenings in Salt to raise money to pay off her debt.
With the entrance of Peter King (Ryan Johnson), aka PK, things took a turn for the worst. PK duped Mac into believing she owed him an additional $100,000.
Nicholas Cartwright, when asked how he thinks about the recently broadcast moments in which PK’s body was discovered on Summer Bay’s beach, leading to Dean’s framing, said there’s still a lot more drama to come.
“It was a lot of fun,” Nicholas said of filming the scenes. “It’s getting pretty cool, hey. And this storyline keeps going and going and going and get[s] worse and worse for Flick and Mac. Like, it’s not over yet.
“It was so much fun to shoot. Anything with a body is fun to shoot.”
Dean has already been brought in for questioning after a bloodied wrench was found in Ziggy’s car, and next week’s episodes see Cash arrest his own sister as he discovers the part she played in Mackenzie’s poker nights.
How much worse will things get?
Cash’s ex-girlfriend arrives
The ex-girlfriend is on her way to town. This is never going to end nicely.
Thankfully, Jasmine Delaney will be long gone by the time Cash Newman’s ex, Stephanie Panozzo, comes in approximately 4-5 months.
What draws her to town is unknown, but Nicholas Cartwright speculates that it may bring happiness to his character Cash.
“I think it’s a really nice storyline, because Cash goes through a bit of turmoil,” said Nicholas.
“I think everyone’s sort of aware that Jasmine leaves, pretty soon actually, and it hits Cash… like, imagine how hard it would hit Cash.”
Tane proposes to Felicity
Tane and Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) were rocked just a few months ago when Flick revealed that she wasn’t sure marriage or babies were for her.
“As if anyone could ever tie down Flick, and good luck to them if they do!” Nick responded in a recent Q&A when asked if he could ever picture Tane and Flick getting married.
Tane, on the other hand, may be about to accomplish just that. Tane gets down on one knee in recent fan footage uploaded on social media, while other characters, one of whom was clutching a guitar, looked on.
Felicity appears to walk away in amazement in the video, implying that Tane may not get an immediate yes, but she appears to accept his proposal.
A viewer of the CelebTime video then asked “didn’t Tane and Flick just get engaged?” to which Nicholas laughed and asked how the fans already know this stuff.
“This is a genuine question, how do you know that, because that’s supposed to be a secret.”
Giving in, he confirmed the news: “The cat’s out of the bag, they got engaged recently on the show, but it hasn’t come to the TV yet. How do you guys know that?!”
“Something very exciting” at Iandra Castle
A number of the Home and Away cast have been filming at Iandra Castle, a large homestead in the Central West region of New South Wales, this week.
The complex consists of the homestead itself, stables, surrounding gardens and parkland, and a chapel and cemetery.
Ray Meagher (Alf), Ada Nicodemou (Leah), Georgie Parker (Roo), Emily Symons (Marilyn) and Lynne McGranger (Irene) were all part of the scenes, all wearing colourful outfits.
Ada Nicodemou, who plays Leah, commented on Instagram that the cast were “out on location shooting something very exciting.”
Geogie posted “Busy, beautiful Tuesday” on Instagram as she posed with her co-stars.
Kirsty Marillier (Rose), Nicholas Cartwright (Cash), and Luke Van Os (Xandar) were also filming, with photographs of Rose in her police outfit and Xander in his paramedic uniform on Kirsty and Ada’s instagrams.
It’s unclear what brings the four Summer Bay veterans, as well as the town’s newest cops and paramedic, to the remote site, but we’ll find out by the end of the year.
For many years, CelebTime has organised the Home and Away Location Tour, and also offers the “CelebTime Facebook Subscribers Group,” which allows fans to participate in exclusive live group discussions with Home and Away performers.
Nicholas Cartwright (Cash), Jacqui Purvis (Felicity), Matt Evans (Theo), Ethan Browne (Tane), Emily Weir (Mackenzie), Luke Van Os (Xander), Kirsty Marillier (Rose), and ex-cast members Tim Frankin (Colby) and Harley Bonner (Rose) have all been interviewed in recent months (Logan).
Access to the group is only £2.79 per month, and it allows you to ask the Home and Away cast questions and get to know them in a more intimate context.
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