Amazing sequences from Home and Away have been broadcast over the years, but some of them have undoubtedly been expensive due to the necessity for pricier sets and stunts in specific episodes.
Over the years, Summer Bay has been the setting for some very explosive occurrences, including fires, wrecks, and explosions.
More than their fair share of horrifying episodes that resulted in life-or-death situations and frequently ended in tragedy have been experienced by the locals of the picturesque coastal region.
The show’s producers have really spent out when it comes to giving viewers an unforgettable viewing experience since they are so committed to giving them a compelling encounter.
In fact, some sequences have broken records in cost because they go above and above and spend staggering sums of money to do it.
bus crash drama
After the catastrophic bus catastrophe that occurred in 2014 and left lives hanging in the balance, viewers were traumatised.
Some of the show’s most beloved characters suffered tragic outcomes in the devastating season finale due to a multi-vehicle crash.
The incident occurred when Summer Bay locals boarded a minibus to travel to the city to see Kyle Braxton’s girlfriend Phoebe perform.
As the gang continued on their journey, two further interconnected plotlines involving Sophie and Nate, who start fighting in their car as they return to Summer Bay, played out.
When Sophie thought Nate wasn’t taking her to the hospital as she had planned and was instead driving her there, she lost control of the car and yanked the wheel out from under him.
In the dramatic sequence, she caused a collision that caused the bus to swerve, flip, and roll repeatedly until it came to a stop.
All of the following people were involved in the horrific smash: Kyle, Hannah Wilson, Denny Miller, Evie MacGuire, Sasha Bezmel, Leah Patterson-Baker, and pregnant Ricky Sharpe.
The majority of the victims were finally shown to have only suffered minor wounds, but viewers were forced to watch Hannah (Cassie Howarth), who had her spine impaled, accept the possibility that she might never be able to walk again.
Additionally, Leah’s family was given the grim news that she would never awaken, and Kyle was put into a coma to help him recover from his severe injuries.
dreadful huge storm
The Great Storm, a natural disaster that struck Summer Bay, received a massive four episodes.
Producer Cameron Welsh dubbed the dramatic run’s expensive plot the “largest stunt/disaster plotline” to have ever appeared in the soap opera. It aired from September 5 to 8, 2011, and bosses went all out for it.
The action took place during the 24th season of the popular show, and the cast participated in several stunts over the course of a demanding 11-day filming schedule.
In addition to the hours spent filming on location, the plot’s use of special effects such FX, green screen, wind machines, and rain machines to create the horrific sequences made it their most expensive story to date.
One character would pass away, which was revealed when the actors began to promote the big TV event. However, the spoiler was closely guarded to keep viewers guessing up until the death was shown.
While most Summer Bay residents sought cover at Summer Bay High’s evacuation centre, several major characters in the plot engaged in their own subplots as they struggled to survive the storm.
Harvey Ryan (Marcus Graham) and Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) were left adrift at sea after their boat capsized, while Romeo Smith (Luke Mitchell) tried to save lives around the Bay.
In another scene, a pregnant Leah Patterson-Baker (Ada Nicodemou) almost lost her unborn child, and at Summer Bay High, Colleen Smart (Lyn Collingwood), Bianca Scott (Lisa Gormley), and Heath Braxton (Dan Ewing) were trapped beneath a collapsing roof.
Finally, viewers learned that Tegan Callahan (Saskia Burmeister) had tragically perished in a car accident after the storm passed.