Soapie fans rejoice: Not long to wait for Presto’s exclusive Home and Away special.
It was some months ago that Presto announced that it had commissioned an exclusive special episode of the long-running Channel 7 soap opera Home and Away, to be known as Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye, set to debut in December.
Presto today announced that the special will be made available to its customers for streaming on 9 December. There’s a potential slight spoiler if you’re a Home and Away fan in the stated release as relates to the end of the regular Channel Seven season, so don’t read on too far below if you want to remain unsullied.
While Home and Away fans wait for the special, Presto is also scheduling a series of "best of" collections, focusing on the soap staples of Births, Deaths and Weddings, with the top ten episodes as voted for by Home and Away fans. The births top ten is up first, followed by deaths from 22 November and then Weddings from 29 November. Here’s the rundown of the fan-voted episodes for each category:
|Casey & Braxton||Casey Braxton||Heath & Bianca|
|Rocco Scott Braxton||Charlie Buckton||Belle & Aden|
|VJ Patterson||Belle Taylor||Indi & Romeo|
|George Franklin||Noah Lawson||Hayley & Noah|
|Pippa Saunders||Flynn Saunders||April & Dex|
|Shane Parrish Jnr||Shane Parrish||Marilyn & John|
|Martha Mackenzie||Jack Holden||Angel & Shane|
|Byron Fisher||Gina Auston||Sally & Flynn|
|Ella Hunter||Bobby Simpson||Martha & Jack|
|Archie Hyde||Meg Bowman||Leah & Vinnie|
The official synopsis, which may spoil some end of season elements, reads as follows:
"Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye centres on the Braxton family and will see the special guest return of two of Home and Away’s favourite characters, Heath (Dan Ewing) and Bianca (Lisa Gormley), to Summer Bay.
The storyline for the special event sits immediately after the dramatic season finale of the regular series on Network Seven as the popular Braxton family face their biggest challenge ever when Brax (Steve Peacocke) and Ricky’s (Bonnie Sveen) baby son Casey is kidnapped in a calculated act of revenge by Brax’s arch nemesis – Gunno (Diarmid Heidenreich) – the man responsible for his seeming ‘death’.
It’s a race against time as Heath, Ash (George Mason) and Kyle (Nic Westaway) frantically search for baby Casey while Bianca, Ricky and Phoebe (Isabella Giovinazzo) desperately try to raise the ransom money as the clock ticks."