The Home And Away season finale last night was not exactly what fans were expecting.
In comparison with previous years, the somewhat cliff-hanger ending had fans torn with many left disappointed that there was not enough action and drama. After all from the 2019 hospital siege that saw the beloved character Mason shot and killed, we’re STILL reeling.
We’re already moving on and looking to 2021 with the first juicy new teaser for the show regardless of whether you loved or loathed the last episode of the year.
And it’s absolutely not disappointing this time.
Literally, this trailer is eating us up and bouncing in our seats:
There’s a lot of love, new and old faces (hello, Dan Ewing, River Boy), and a lot of drama, so let’s digest it all below.
The return of River Boy
It’s not every day that a favorite fan comes back to Summer Bay, let alone River Boy. We now have our first sight of Dan Ewing, who played Heath Braxton in the show from 2011 to 2014, back in the Bay after a lot of speculation.
We’re giddy with enthusiasm at the thought of this Home And Away hunk returning, even the briefest of glimpses.
It is still to be decided exactly what brings Heath back, although there is a common fan theory that he is in town to bust ex-River Boy turned cop, Colby, out of jail. Rob Kipa-Williams (Ari Parata), Ethan Browne (Tane Parata), and Patrick O’Connor have also been spotted filming scenes with Dan (Dean Thompson).
Drovers Run meets with Summer Bay
Fans were eagerly waiting for the arrival of the symbol of McLeod’s Daughter, the arrival of Bridie Carter since the news first broke that she would join the show.
Now we’ve had our first proper look at her character, and somebody’s better at warning Marilyn that she’s got her sights set on John!
“You look like you work out,” says her character, before cutting to a clip of her saying, “Let’s have some fun together.”
A new relationship seems very likely, seeing as John and Marilyn recently split and have been exploring dating thanks to the aid of a few apps.
Put a ring on it, put it down,
When a new love interest for Tori appeared in town in the form of doctor Christian Green, fans were over the moon.
The pair have been going strong and their relationship looks like it’s about to get a lot better. Yeah, there’s a proposal we’re talking about.
Christian says to Tori, “You, me, Grace as a family,” who simply responds: “What are you saying?”
He gives her a very telling look, which tells us that this is all but confirmed.
In a recent interview with TV WEEK, Penny teased the idea of a proposal, saying: ‘When people meet later in life, as Tori and Christian do, they know what they want and things can move quickly.
“Hold on, people, to your hats! “
Love & heartache
When watching the 2021 Home And Away teaser, one thing is certain: there is a LOT of kissing. It seems like tensions are still simmering between Tane and Ziggy after a hot hook-up in the season finale. It’s safer for someone to throw a bucket of water on us because it doesn’t seem to cool down any time soon, either.
In the meantime, the spark played by newcomer Luke Arnold between Jasmine and her former flame, Lewis, is still very much alive. After so much heartache, will she find love again? Hope we do.
Another newcomer, Sam Barrett, who was spotted on set earlier this year, will also get a first look at us. And it looks like she could be causing Bella and Nikau issues.
Colby’s destiny in doubt
In the trailer, we see Bella in tears, and although it’s cut with clips of Nikau cozying up to the newcomer, we have to wonder if Colby’s tears could be for her.
In the final moments of the finale, the fate of the retired cops hung in the balance as they were surrounded by intimidating inmates. In addition, he is visibly absent from the 2021 promo.
With bated breath, we’ll have to wait to see if Colby’s alive, or at least, all right.