Here’s the lowdown on the show’s new story.
It’s the Home and Away mystery that has got everybody talking – which Summer Bay character is about to be killed off?
Show bosses sparked a grisly guessing game at the start of this week by announcing that a body would soon be found in the Bay.
The shocking storyline, which begins on screen in Australia next week, has been tipped to cause major repercussions in the weeks ahead.
Here’s a quick guide to everything we know about the story so far.
When and where is the body found?
Two fishermen out on the ocean in Summer Bay will spot the mystery body in the sea in upcoming scenes. They yell to the shore to alert the authorities to the awful finding.
These scenes are slated to show in Australia on Monday night (June 14), so fans there won’t have to wait long to watch the drama begin.
Unfortunately, the UK broadcasts of Home and Away are currently lagging more behind the Australian broadcasts. Recently, Channel 7 has aired several six-episode weeks, although Channel 5 only shows five episodes per week.
This means that viewers in the United Kingdom will have to wait until Monday, July 23 to watch the plot premiere on Channel 5.
The most important question. A shortlist of four characters was offered when the plotline was first reported in Australian magazine TV Week: Leah Patterson-Baker, Justin Morgan, Mackenzie Booth, and Susie McAllister.
The official teaser for the plotline on Home and Away later seemed to rule out Justin, with new footage showing Ryder informing Dean that a woman’s body had been discovered.
The sneak peek clip also appears to reveal that Leah is not the victim, as she can be seen on the beach as the fisherman raise the alarm about the shocking finding.
Mac has been aggressively promoted as a potential replacement, as she has been in a downhill spiral on Australian television for several weeks.
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Mac humiliated herself by gatecrashing Nikau Parata’s modeling party, becoming drunk, and clashing with the attendees in this week’s shows on Channel 7.
Mac later expressed guilt for her actions after a video of her shenanigans went viral and she was frightened by the film. After losing everything and alienating everyone close to her, she confided in Dean that she didn’t see a way forward for herself.
The next morning, Mac had vanished, leaving behind all of her stuff, including her phone, leaving Dean concerned that something wasn’t quite right.
However, Mac has already been mentioned in brief teaser teasers for the aftermath of the body finding, ruling her out as well.
Emily Weir, who portrays Mac, was spotted filming on location for Home and Away last month, which will be of interest to fans.
Emily was spotted filming scenes with new cast member Harley Bonner, who has yet to make his first appearance as Dr. Logan Bennett, by paparazzi.
Unless Emily is playing Mac’s twin (which isn’t as implausible as it sounds in Summer Bay), Susie appears to be the best bet.
Susie hasn’t been seen in the Bay since earlier this year when she duped Leah, Justin, and John.
The schemer left a trail of enemies in the neighborhood, so if her body is discovered under questionable circumstances, it’ll make for a compelling plot.
Is it possible that Leah, John, or Justin are to blame? Irene, a past foe, may have exacted vengeance after Susie attacked her. Is it possible that shady newcomer Stephen has decided to act after his own tragic experience with Susie? There would be no end to the possibilities.
What happens next?
As an official inquiry into the mystery death of Home and Away begins, expect some suspenseful episodes.
Lucy Addario, the show’s producer, recently told TV Week that viewers are in for a “wild ride” when the consequences play out.
The Summer Bay residents are still waiting to learn the identity of the individual who has lost their life in Tuesday night’s Australian episode (June 15), which airs in the UK on July 26. Both Dean and Ryder are afraid that it’s Mac.
Beyond that, there’s a lot of mistrust as people try to figure out what happened and who might be to blame.
Fans of Home and Away will also see a new cop arrive in the Bay to lead the probe.
As part of this narrative, Nicholas Cartwright has been cast as senior constable Cash Newman, who will be shaking up life in the Bay. The show’s new cast member previously spent six years in the Australian army.
To get into a role like this, I believe it definitely helps having a military background and knowing of rank and things like that, as Nicholas previously told Perth Now.
“When you leave the military, you can feel a little lost, and no one wants to do a regular job. So I thought to myself, “What is the craziest thing I can do?” and went to the [National Institute of Dramatic Art].”