Stefan Dennis, star of Neighbours, spoke to Digital Spy about Paul Robinson and Terese Willis reuniting after the storm disaster this week.
Bad weather hits Erinsborough on the day of Kyle Canning and Roxy Willis’ wedding, according to a major new storyline on the show.
The guests’ decision to seek refuge at the Flamingo Bar proves to be a poor one because they are not safe inside.
Paul is rushed to the hospital in a critical condition as a result of the fallout, and Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) is forced to consider whether she still loves her estranged husband.
Stefan teased Digital Spy about the aftermath, saying, “Terese rushes to be with Paul.” Terese still loves Paul, despite their breakup, and this is the issue. Terese is Terese, and Paul is head over heels in love with her. Terese is enraged by Paul’s behavior, but she loves him dearly.
“As with anyone when you love them and they’re in critical danger, you rush to their side.”
He continued: “Terese comes to terms with her dalliance with Glen and says: ‘Look, my husband’s ill, I’ve got to be with him’. She stays by Paul’s side. Then when Paul is released from hospital, he’s still very ill and needs nursing. So Terese decides to move into the penthouse with Paul, much to his amazement and joy.
“As actors, both Bek and I really love filming the break-up stuff. It’s good fun to play the drama. But as characters, I think the world wants Terese and Paul to get back together.
“I would like to see that as well, because they’re so suited to each other but also so different. That’s why they’re always so feisty. They’re just two very, very strong characters who clash.”
Tuesday’s episode on Channel 5 features the storm, while Wednesday’s episode features a rare Neighbours time jump, with the action moving seven days into the future.
“You have the stormy night and the disaster that results from it,” Stefan explained. Then, seven days later, in the next episode, everyone is picking up the pieces. The twists and turns begin at this point.
“The building fell on Paul and he ends up having a ruptured liver. He undergoes major surgery and he’s not a well boy at all.
“I got the script and thought I was going to have a week of lying in bed asleep! I thought I’d be able to take it easy with no lines – that’s an actor’s drea