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Former Home and Away exec reveals scrapped storyline for fan favorite

It has been revealed that a past fan-favorite character from Home and Away was almost brought back a few years ago.

Summer Bay’s former principal Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) was a regular from the show’s inception in 1988 until the early 2000s, with his last appearance in 2007.

Donald – also known as Flathead – was set to return in 2015 as part of former wife Marilyn Chambers’ amnesia storyline, according to former script executive Dan Bennett.

Marilyn was electrocuted in a freak accident at the Diner during the events, and when she awoke from her coma, she thought it was still the mid-1990s and that she was still married to Donald.

Dan responded to a question about character returns on Twitter, revealing that Donald was set to return for the events, where he was also set to die in Alf Stewart’s arms as part of a euthanasia storyline.

“After the Marilyn amnesia story (remember when she thought she was married to Fisher?) Fisher was supposed to return,” he explained.

“Then we’d have played a months-long Euthanasia story (following the dementia reveal) in which Alf held his best friend on the beach while he helped him slip away…”

He then went on to say: “Network did not believe that anyone would be interested. I don’t agree.”

Back to the Bay previously reported that they had a “huge Fisher story planned” for the time period, with Dan expressing hope that “it plays out one day.”

Donald and Marilyn divorced in 2001, a few years after the tragic death of their baby Byron, and he later remarried to June Reynolds, who he divorced in 2007.

He returned the following year, but after returning to the school – this time as Vice Principal – he resigned and traveled to the United Kingdom to see Marilyn, who was battling breast cancer.

Dan also claimed on Twitter that Brody Morgan (Jackson Heywood) was supposed to be gay as part of a separate storyline.

“During my most recent stint, one of the series regulars was designed to be gay, while another was designed to be larger set in frame… both were rebuked by the network,” he wrote, later confirming it was Brody.

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It has been revealed that a past fan-favorite character from Home and Away was almost brought back a few years ago.

Summer Bay’s former principal Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) was a regular from the show’s inception in 1988 until the early 2000s, with his last appearance in 2007.

Donald – also known as Flathead – was set to return in 2015 as part of former wife Marilyn Chambers’ amnesia storyline, according to former script executive Dan Bennett.

Marilyn was electrocuted in a freak accident at the Diner during the events, and when she awoke from her coma, she thought it was still the mid-1990s and that she was still married to Donald.

Dan responded to a question about character returns on Twitter, revealing that Donald was set to return for the events, where he was also set to die in Alf Stewart’s arms as part of a euthanasia storyline.

“After the Marilyn amnesia story (remember when she thought she was married to Fisher?) Fisher was supposed to return,” he explained.

“Then we’d have played a months-long Euthanasia story (following the dementia reveal) in which Alf held his best friend on the beach while he helped him slip away…”

He then went on to say: “Network did not believe that anyone would be interested. I don’t agree.”

Back to the Bay previously reported that they had a “huge Fisher story planned” for the time period, with Dan expressing hope that “it plays out one day.”

Donald and Marilyn divorced in 2001, a few years after the tragic death of their baby Byron, and he later remarried to June Reynolds, who he divorced in 2007.

He returned the following year, but after returning to the school – this time as Vice Principal – he resigned and traveled to the United Kingdom to see Marilyn, who was battling breast cancer.

Dan also claimed on Twitter that Brody Morgan (Jackson Heywood) was supposed to be gay as part of a separate storyline.

“During my most recent stint, one of the series regulars was designed to be gay, while another was designed to be larger set in frame… both were rebuked by the network,” he wrote, later confirming it was Brody.

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It has been revealed that a past fan-favorite character from Home and Away was almost brought back a few years ago.

Summer Bay’s former principal Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) was a regular from the show’s inception in 1988 until the early 2000s, with his last appearance in 2007.

Donald – also known as Flathead – was set to return in 2015 as part of former wife Marilyn Chambers’ amnesia storyline, according to former script executive Dan Bennett.

Marilyn was electrocuted in a freak accident at the Diner during the events, and when she awoke from her coma, she thought it was still the mid-1990s and that she was still married to Donald.

Dan responded to a question about character returns on Twitter, revealing that Donald was set to return for the events, where he was also set to die in Alf Stewart’s arms as part of a euthanasia storyline.

“After the Marilyn amnesia story (remember when she thought she was married to Fisher?) Fisher was supposed to return,” he explained.

“Then we’d have played a months-long Euthanasia story (following the dementia reveal) in which Alf held his best friend on the beach while he helped him slip away…”

He then went on to say: “Network did not believe that anyone would be interested. I don’t agree.”

Back to the Bay previously reported that they had a “huge Fisher story planned” for the time period, with Dan expressing hope that “it plays out one day.”

Donald and Marilyn divorced in 2001, a few years after the tragic death of their baby Byron, and he later remarried to June Reynolds, who he divorced in 2007.

He returned the following year, but after returning to the school – this time as Vice Principal – he resigned and traveled to the United Kingdom to see Marilyn, who was battling breast cancer.

Dan also claimed on Twitter that Brody Morgan (Jackson Heywood) was supposed to be gay as part of a separate storyline.

“During my most recent stint, one of the series regulars was designed to be gay, while another was designed to be larger set in frame… both were rebuked by the network,” he wrote, later confirming it was Brody.

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