NEIGHBOURS started off the New Year with the death of a Ramsay Street resident but just a month later, writers could be planning on killing off multiple characters in a horrifying blaze.
On Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) and Zara Selwyn (Freya Van Dyke) aren’t best friends because the former believes the newcomer is attempting to seduce her boyfriend, Hendrix Greyson (Benny Turland).
The two teenagers have tried to be friends, but this latest stumbling block has demonstrated that they will never be nice to one another. However, the duo will be in grave danger as a fire rages through the halls of Erinsborough High in upcoming scenes on the Channel 5 soap, and they may end up being killed off together.
The serial drama begins next week, with Amy Greenwood (Jacinta Stapleton) debating whether or not to send her daughter Zara back to live with her father.
Following a series of fires on Ramsay Street, the eccentric mother of three begins to wonder if her youngest child is beyond salvation.
Insisting on her innocence, the adolescent realizes she may be on her way out because no one can verify her story.
Unfortunately, Mackenzie’s predicament does not improve when she discovers she attempted to kiss Hendrick at a party at Number 24.
This leaves the university student furious as she knows the youngster has been trying to meddle in her relationship.
Zara is confronted by both Mackenzie and her boyfriend about the kiss, but she also makes a discovery of her own.
Sadie Rodwell (Emerald Chan) and Aubrey Laing (Etoile Little), the two girls who were supposed to be her pals, are the ones who have been setting her up.
Zara goes to school since she has nowhere else to go and is subsequently found by Mackenzie after they have a heart to heart.
This is when tragedy strikes as a fire begins to spread through the school but the two youngsters are locked in a storage room.
They end up trying to escape through the vents but as the smoke gets thicker and the flames spread, could they die as a result of some reckless individual’s actions?
Freya, who plays Zara, has spoken up about her alter-rebellious ego’s behavior and warned that things aren’t going to end well for her.
“Zara can see now that rebelling hasn’t done her any good,” Freya said in a recent interview.
“Instead, she keeps losing the things she cherishes in her life,” the soap star told Metro.co.uk, but may her choices lead to her premature death?
The daily soap has been confirmed to be ending this summer due to Channel 5’s decision to pull its funding.
After nearly four decades on the air, it appears that many of the characters’ journeys will come to a close with the finale.
While some will be left on a cliffhanger, allowing for a revival in the future, others may be brought to a tragic conclusion.
With this fire, fans may be saying their goodbyes to one, if not both, of the young characters, as their deaths will usher in new directions for the rest of the community.
Hendrix would be heartbroken about the death of his lover and, as a result, could leave the streets to live with his father in a different region of Australia.
Amy may possibly opt to leave Erinsborough since she finds it too difficult to dwell in the same town where her daughter’s life came to an end.
The impact might be huge in the run-up to summer, but there’s plenty of other drama going on with other individuals who aren’t involved in the tragedy.
Elsewhere on Ramsay Street, Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) and her husband Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) are finally settling into married life.
With Sheila Canning (Colette Mann) having left Erinsborough for good in recent scenes, they now have the house to themselves most of the time.
Following Kyle’s battle with cancer over the past few months, they are unable to conceive a child through conventional means.
The heartthrob did manage to give a sperm sample before he had his testicles removed, meaning Roxy would still be able to have his child.
However, they would have to do it through the process of IVF, which will be a huge step with regards to their relationship.
Despite the fact that they both appear excited about the prospect of having a child so soon after getting married, some of their loved ones are skeptical.
Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) is doubtful if the couple has properly considered their alternatives because raising a child is a significant responsibility.
The couple will have a lot to consider as they realize that their joy at the prospect of having children is not shared by everyone.
Though they would feel they’ve made it through a number of challenges during their relationship that they are strong enough to have a child.
But will the pair get their happily ever after?