Ex-Home and Away exec reveals abandoned storyline for his favorite

At home and away almost saw the return of a former fan-favorite character a few years ago he emerged.

Former principal Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) was a mainstay of Summer Bay from the show’s debut in 1988 until the early 2000s, last briefly appearing in 2007.

However, former screenplay director Dan Bennett said Donald – also known as Flathead – was set to reappear as part of ex-wife Marilyn Chambers’ amnesia story in 2015.

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During the events, Marilyn was electrocuted in a freak accident at the Diner, and after waking up from a coma, she believed it was still the mid-1990s, convinced that she was still married to Donald.

Taking to his Twitter account, Dan answered a question about the characters returning, revealing that they plan to have Donald return for the events, where he was also set to die in the arms of Alf Stewart as part of a euthanasia scenario.

“Fisher was supposed to come back after Marilyn’s amnesia story (remember when she thought she was married to Fisher?),” he said. Explain.

“Then we would have played a month-long euthanasia story (post-dementia reveal) where Alf held his best friend on the beach as he helped him slip away…”

He went on to say, “Network didn’t think anyone would care. I disagree.”

Dan previously revealed to Back to the bay that they had a “huge Fisher story planned” for the period, expressing the hope that “it will unfold one day”.

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Donald and Marilyn separated in 2001 a few years after the sad loss of their baby Byron, and he eventually remarried June Reynolds, although they separated in 2007.

He returned that year, but after returning to school – this time as deputy headmaster – he quit and eventually traveled to the UK to visit Marilyn, who was suffering from cancer. breast.

On his Twitter account, Dan also claimed that Brody Morgan (Jackson Heywood) was supposed to be gay as part of a separate storyline.

“One of the regulars on the show on my last stint was set to be gay, another to be bigger in frame…both got reprimanded by the network,” he said. wrotelater confirming that he was brody.

At home and away airs weekdays at 1:15 p.m. on Channel 5 and 6 p.m. on 5STAR. The first screenings air at 6:30 p.m. on 5STAR and the show also airs on My5.

In Australia, the show airs Monday to Thursday at 7 p.m. on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.

Some classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video UK.

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