Vinnie Patterson

February 9th, 2007 by Mal

The V man. Vinoire. Call him what you will but Vinnie was a fair dinkum legend. Husband to Leah and father to VJ, his sparkling presence is sorely missed in Summer Bay. He was sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Unlike the A-Team, he wasn’t able to promptly escape. Vinnie served his time and Leah was very excited about his release. But in classic Summer Bay fashion fate struck a cruel blow. There was a riot in the prison on his release day and Vinnie was killed in the fire.

Or was he?

Years later Leah had a big party for VJ’s birthday. She went all out and hired an entertainer in a bear outfit. The bear was a fantastic success. Leah and VJ were very impressed with him but he remained in character and wouldn’t talk to anyone. After he was gone Leah found a note written by the bear. It told her that Vinnie hadn’t in fact died in the fire but was in hiding and the bear was in fact … the V man. He was sad that they could no longer be involved with one another, as it would be too dangerous. So he remains a fugitive figure, a bear on the run. Maybe someday he’ll return to Summer Bay and clean up the town, once and for all.

10 Responses to “Vinnie Patterson”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Or maybe he won’t! Just writing up a new film called Flicka and it stars none other than the V-man himself… Vinoire has gone Hollywood! That’s two ex H&A-ers now, Angel popped up in the Amityville Horror last year.

  2. Mal Says:

    I’m very happy to hear that. Vinny is one of my favourite charachters of all time. I remember seeing a film with him in it years ago. He was playing two characters in it who were twins. Can’t remember the name of it.

  3. Mal Says:

    Check it out.
    http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0477127/

  4. Laura Says:

    Ah vinnie quite literally the greatest and most legendary character to set foot on the bay. Would love to see him back, but i dont think it will ever happen sadly

  5. Flathead Says:

    I agree Laura. He’s my favourite character of all time with Morag close behind in second place.

  6. Home and Away Ireland » Blog Archive » Like father, like son Says:

    […] into all kind of scrapes. He’s a lovable scamp who needs excitement not unlike his old man, Vinny the half man, half teddy bear, innocent prison escapee, who came back from the dead. Poor Leah is […]

  7. MorriganGrey Says:

    Oh My God… Ryan Kwanten is playing Jason Stackhouse in ‘True Blood’ I knew that I recognised him from somewhere….

  8. Ailsa Says:

    He’s so funny in it isn’t he?

  9. Home and Away Ireland » Blog Archive » R.I.P. Vinoire Pattershon Says:

    […] in prison.  This was news to Miles, but not to us.  Leah knew he was alive and in hiding from the Teddy bear incident.  But Elijah also revealed that Vinny has died recently and the reverend was the last one to see […]

  10. Home and Away Ireland » Blog Archive » Romeo remarries Says:

    […] worried, hooking up with a double widow may not be the smartest move, he could go the way of Dan or Vinnie. The date went well, she ended up leading him into her house by the hand and we all know what that […]

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