The new season of Neighbours began with a bang, with massive surprises, great returns, and a storm disaster.
Terese Robinson’s (Rebekah Elmaloglou) near-death experience set the tone for the rest of the year, with some intriguing developments in the mystery Glenn Donnelly storey.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Amy Greenwood’s (Jacinta Stapleton) daughter Zara Selwyn (Freya Van Dyke) created havoc in her relationships with Ned Willis (Ben Hall) and Levi Canning (Richie Morris).
However, the most significant changes in the Channel 5 drama saw Roxy Willis’ (Zima Anderson) and Kyle Canning’s (Chris Milligan) wedding day – as happy as it was – end in full and utter disaster, as a storm disrupted the festivities.
Oh, and as a result, someone died!
The long-running serial drama has certainly raised the stakes, but with the aftermath from this week’s events set to have far-reaching consequences, it’s safe to say that 2022 is only the beginning.
Here is everything we have to look forward to in the near future!
After the death of a loved one, there is a lot of grief
Roxy and Kyle’s wedding was a genuinely memorable and community-centered occasion. However, things took a tragic turn when a storm raged down hell, putting the lives of many of the mainstays in jeopardy.
While Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) was hurt in the accident, it was Britney Barnes (Montana Cox) who died as a result of it.
In the ensuing scenes, Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) will isolate himself from the people closest to him as he fights to come to grips with what happened.
Despite everyone’s advice to the contrary, he intends to sue the hotel for what happened. Even though he knows it won’t bring Britney back, he knows who is to blame and will hold them accountable.
Will he be successful? Or will he give himself the space he needs to mourn?
The emergence of ‘complex’ Freya Wozniak
Last year, it was confirmed that Phoebe Roberts, who starred in Lie With Me, has joined the cast of Neighbours as newbie Freya.
‘We were all blown away by Phoebe’s performance in Lie With Me and felt Ramsay Street had to be her next stop,’ Jason Herbison, Neighbours and Lie With Me Executive Producer, stated at the time.
‘For her, we’ve built a fascinating character who is complex, intriguing, and a risk taker; she’ll be a lot of fun, and Phoebe has already nailed the job.’
Freya is bound to make an impression, and she gets along swimmingly with Levi, who recently ended his relationship with Amy.
However, it quickly becomes clear that she has a hidden agenda. What is she up to, is the question.
Amanda Holden and Sophie Ellis-Bextor make guest appearances in Neighbours in London
Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) is planning a trip to London later this year to meet up with her aunt Harriet (Amanda Holden).
Harlow’s mother and Harriet’s late sister Prue, who was played by Denise van Outen, will be at the centre of a family mystery.
Amanda, a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, will not be the only guest star in the tale; Sophie Ellis-Bextor will also appear.
Harlow, you see, is caught aback when the Murder on the Dancefloor singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge offers some wise words on her late mother Prue’s deeds.
What will they learn, though?
Zara’s inconvenient behaviour
Zara’s attitude has left both the residents of Ramsay Street and the viewers at home extremely unhappy, but things are poised to get lot worse, as she starts at Erinsborough High.
In following scenes, she has a falling out with her mother Amy, and things take a tragic turn when she pushes her.
Amy appears to be unaffected by the altercation at first.
However, she is suddenly overtaken with discomfort. Zara, on the other hand, instead of assisting her mother, walks away rudely!
Amy passes out, unable to breathe or act in any way to help herself. Ned locates her in time and gets her to the hospital, but things do not appear to be going well.
Is Amy going to make it? Will this be the wake-up call Zara has been waiting for?
The future of Kyle and Roxy
Kyle was shocked to learn that he had cancer last year, and subsequent scenes saw him and Roxy decide to marry, wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.
The ceremony proceeded on as planned, and the couple successfully said “I do.” The question now is: what is in store for them in the future?
We simply don’t know what will happen in the long run. The pair will, however, be on their honeymoon in the near future.
Kyle adds extra testosterone patches to his body in order to perform better in the bedroom, but things don’t go as planned.
Next steps for Glen Donnelly
Fans were overjoyed to see Glen return to Ramsay Street, and it’s safe to say that the renowned character wasted no time in making his presence known.
But his reasons have been shrouded in mystery, with his ties to Terese generating issues for a number of Ramsay Street’s best, including Paul!
But what does the future hold for Glen? Will he get up to any more mischief?
He finally confessed to stealing Therese’s ring. Terese was stunned, and Paul demanded that he leave the Eirinsborough in the rearview mirror.
Is Paul’s wish going to come true? That seems improbable, which leads to the question of what Glen will do next.
All we can do now is wait and see!