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Very very bad news

Monday, May 7th, 2012



Twitter follower oheag2 alerted us to this sad, sad news; Colleen is leaving H&A. This is dreadful.

I was going to say – who’ll spread the gossip now – but I suppose we have April for that.


So, when were you going to tell me you were leaving?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

In grand oul Summer Bay tradition, Elijah tells Leah he’s leaving, on his leaving day. Like so many before him, (Geoff, Annie, and so on) the Rev is only dying to get out of town. He’s going to Another Parish. He had a hooley on the beach before he left, and cleared up any stray plotlines while he was at it. See ya later, Rev.

Leah told Brax a barefaced lie when she said she wasn’t interested in him. The truth will come out in the wash.

Liam went MENTILE at Eddie and smashed his guitar. All because Eddie nicked Liam’s lyrics. Fair enough, I thought. The bauld Eddie is denying all culpability, however. What’s that about? What is he playing at? Is he someone’s long-lost relative or something?

April caught Casey and Henri having a secret after-hours pash in Angelo’s. Knowing her capacity for keeping secrets, the whole Bay will know before long.

Sasha the Bashed Basha is going on trial “tomorrow”. This will be good. I hope Morag features heavily.


Ha ha ha take two

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I think they should have done another take for the first scene in this episode (the one with Miles and Elijah).

Although I suppose no amount of amazing acting could take away from the madness of the story of Vinnie’s decline.  Run over by a tractor.  Died of septicemia.  It’s nearly as good as the woman in Fair City who went to Dundrum to go shopping and never came back.

Bye bye Belle

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

So, Belle is a goner. She only got married last week, yesterday she was swimming and today, she’s kaput. That was the fastest non-accidental demise ever.

Still and all when it came to it, it was touching, and nice that Belle got to go home to Irene’s. I half expected Aden to climb out the window the next morning. Earlier in the episode there was loads of messing with Liam Murphy trying to make amends, and Amanda trying to hospitalise Belle. Sound Doctor Sid sorted her out by calling Rachel in. I’m not really sure what Rachel did, but it worked.

Who cares?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Apparently Kirsty is leaving. She’ll be back. Like a bad penny (is that the phrase?).

Oh no…

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

looks like Aden’s leaving too.

Sweet Noah

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
Noah of the House of Lawson
‘Noah having a rest’ from !!

There’s not a H&A-watching girl I know who doesn’t remember Noah. He was handsome without falling into the Jesse/Kim vest trap, he was sensitive without being Sally. He was just effin’ cool.

When he got together with Hayley they got a trans-hemisphere seal of approval. Two so beautiful should be together, we thought. Shortly afterwards he was cruelly felled by a stray bullet from loopy Zoe’s gun. However, all we heard was a gunshot, all we saw was the closing credits. The crafty Aussie scriptwriters kept us on tenterhooks in the following episode; who had died? Everyone was there at the funeral, even Noah himself. Confusing. Anyway it turned out Noah was dead and cremated, but Hayley was summoning his spirit to get her through the ordeal. They are mad for spirits in Summer Bay.*

In my research for this (touching) homage to Noah, I found a mad site dedicated to Mr. Lawson’s tryst with Kit.

Also, Beau Brady, the real-life Noah, is thankfully still working in the world of TV. Hopefully he will grace Irish screens sometime soon. Oh please.

*remember Alf and his Aboriginal friend?
*what about Bobby’s face on the fridge?

RIP Rocco

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Alas poor Rocco, we didn’t know him that well. When he joined the show, we were told that he used to be in a gang. The problem with these gangs are that they are hard to leave. So it proved with Rocco and his membership. He reminded me of Michael Corleone; “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

Rocco’s gang was headed by his brother Johnny. Johnny ruled his gang with an iron fist. Any dissent was silenced with a punch to the face. They engaged in petty theft and administering beatings. They were tough alright. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ross Kemp does an episode about them for his Sky 1 documentary “Ross Kemp on Gangs”. The Bloods or the Westies have nothing on Johnny et al.

Rocco wanted out so he went to the Bay and, as usual, Sally took him in. He did his best to reform himself and turn over a new leaf. But Johnny was against Rocco’s new found independence and followed him to the bay, bringing the gang with him.

Johnny managed to “convince” Rocco to return to the gang and steal from Sally. Rocco got sick of this and confessed to Ash, a guard. They combined to set up and ensnare Johnny in their next big job. The police were ready and waiting when the gang turned up and Rocco went to jail.

But that wasn’t the end of it. He forced Rocco, against his will, to stab poor Sally in the belly. She didn’t like that but couldn’t remember it afterwards. Rocco couldn’t live with the guilt and did a legger. Ric followed him to have a “chat” but when he found Rocco he’d already been bashed up and later died in hospital without being able to tell anyone who’d battered him. But who gave him the slaps? As of now, we don’t know. It’s a mystery.

Bobby blows up

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Bobby + speedboat crash + explosion = dramatic exit

bring back miles
Original image from This is Oz

all the dead

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