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 program.
The guests’ decision to seek refuge at the Flamingo Bar appears to be a poor one because they are not safe inside.
Paul is brought to the hospital in a severe condition as a result of the aftermath, and Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) is forced to ponder if she still loves her estranged husband.
Teasing the aftermath, Stefan told Digital Spy: “Terese does rush to be with Paul. Even though she split up with him, Terese still loves Paul and that’s the problem. Paul is head over heels in love with Terese. Terese is angry over Paul’s antics, but she does deeply, deeply love him.
“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 the 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 program on Channel 5 depicts the storm, while Wednesday’s episode featured 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 added. Then, seven days later, in the next episode, everyone is cleaning up the pieces. The twists and turns begin at this point.
“The building collapsed on Paul, causing a damaged liver. He has significant surgery and isn’t feeling good 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 dream, your character being in hospital for a week. Then they did a time jump!”