We re just a few days away from the season finale the first time the show has had a Christmas break in both the UK and Australia since 2017.The show will leave us on a huge cliffhanger with Terese left clinging onto the roof of Lassiters and we’ll endure a three week wait to find out what happens next.The final episode airs in Australia on Thursday 9th November and in the UK the following day on Friday 10th November and will return in both countries on Monday 3rd January 2022.To keep you entertained over the three week break we ve prepared a preview of what coming up in the first few months of next year.Thanks to the devoted fans on Neighbors Forum for constantly being on the look out for new spoilers and analyzing every tweet and Instagram story for clues.
2022 looks to be an even bigger year than 2021
2021 was a wild ride, as we saw the return of Glen Donnell Richard Hugged after 30 years Nicolette Charlotte Chimes disappear for monthe Kyle Chris Millikan battle testicular cancer and the remaining Rebecca clan depart to Sydney after Dipi Sharon Johal and Pierce Tim Robards Don Han affair was uncovered.However it seems like 2022 could be bigger than ever before. Shane Isheev the show Story Editor often takes to social media to give small hints as to what in store.He made a number of tweets suggesting that were in for a wild ride in 2022 with a tweet from early December hinting that while the finale week cliffhanger may be big it not as big as the year ahead.We ll have more than one big story coming our way with Shane commenting in November that SOMETHING BIG IS COMING and revealing that he ll be saying that A LOT next year.
Will David and Aaron parent both Isla and Abigail?
The David Aaron Nicolette co parenting triangle was one of the biggest story lines of 2021 and it looks set to continue well into next year.After a turbulent fostering journey David Takaya Honda and Aaron Matt Wilson were desperate for a baby of their own and when Nicolette suggested that she help them out by acting as their surrogate mother they jumped at the opportunity. The three formed a co parenting agreement the baby would be David and Nicolette biologically but David and Aaron would be the primary caregivers with Nic taking on the role of doting aunt.However there were too many people involved and when Nicolette and Chloe April Rose Pengilly split thanks to Leo Tim Kano scheming, Nicolette skipped town taking the unborn baby with her.Britney Barnes arrived in town as the real mother of David and Aaron baby Things got very complicated when Paul Stefan Dennis bought the baby from Nicolette for $1 million and handed her over to David and Aaron.It was later revealed that he had actually bought a different baby Abigail who just so happened to be Leo the result of a brief but passionate relationship with a woman called Britney Montana Cox meaning David and Aaron spent weeks unknowingly caring for their niece rather than their daughter.
The incredibly complex story had a surprisingly quick resolution. Britney turned up looking for her baby and Nicolette returned with the real Isla shortly after. Leo and Britney headed to Wollongong to raise Abigail together leaving Nic David and Aaron to parent Isla as a trio.
Leo recently returned and Britney is set follow him back to Erinsborough in the final episode bringing baby Abigail with her.Tim Kano Leo has been regularly filming with Abigail over the past couple of months suggesting that both of the Tan aka babies will be mainstays on Ramsay Street for at least the first few months of the year.Whether Britney will be sticking around with him remains to be seen. With Tim Kano only believed to be filming until the end of 2021 and with a death coming at some point in the new year keep reading for more about that some fans are speculating that we ll be saying a tearful goodbye to Leo, with David and Aaron left as the primary carers for both Isla and Abigail.After already forming a bond with Abigail during the baby swap will David and Aaron finally getto parent both babies
Back in October a fan spotted a number of Neighbors cast and crew filming what looks like a funeral scene at a cemetery in Melbourne. Laura Jayne a member of the Neighbors Discussion and Spoilers group on Facebook posted a number of photos from Eltham Cemetery 18km away from the Nun wading studios where Neighbors is filmed. The photos showed David Aaron Chloe Nicolette Jane Annie Jones and Sheila Colette Mann all dressed in black all taking part in the emotionally charged scenes.Fans are speculating wildly as to who the show latest death could be.The main suspects are Kyle who is currently undergoing cancer treatment and Leo with actor Tim Kano only believed to be filming until the end of the year. Or could there be a curveball? With actor Benny Turland who plays Hendrix also believed to be bowing out sooner rather than later could Hendrix recent health scare have been a hint at whats to come for his character?
A member of Neighbors Forum posted in September that Benny Turland Hendrix Greyson was due to film his final scenes in October based on info they had received from a member of the Neighbors crew. While nothing is officially confirmed if Benny filmed his final scenes in October we would expect Hendrix to leave in January or February 2022.
Will he be the death that set to rock Ramsay Street?
Amy daughter arrives In recent episodes Amy Jacinta Stapleton mentioned to Levi Richie Morris that she wouldn’t be spending Christmas with her kids Zara, Elijah and Jax as it was their turn to spend the day with her exes. Later we saw Levi and Ned Ben Hall battle it out at the Police Ball auction to win Amy a holiday to Queensland which would ve given her the perfect opportunity to reunite with her two children.However eagle eyed fans believe that we re finally about to see at least one of Amy Greenwood kids in Erinsborough a little over a year after she first made a return to the suburb.
Amy first returned to Erinsborough in December 2020
Back in August, fans discovered two audition videos for the part of Zara Selwyn. The dialogue from the videos reveals Zara to be Amy daughter and it expected that she will be paying her mother a surprise visit within the first couple of months of year.While the audition video dialogue won’t necessarily translate into on-screen story lines it does hint that Amy and Zara relationship is on the rocks. If you want things to get better with your mother you need to show it Ned tells Zara before encouraging her to be honest with her mother Ned will try to repair things between Amy and Zara It looks like Zara is set to be jealous of her mother busy schedule as she explains to Ned even if I do what you say it doesn’t change the fact that mum has no room in her life for me anymore.While Zara and Amy relationship may not be the strongest it seems she arriving in Gainsborough to escape a difficult family life up in Queensland. The audition dialogue shows Zara explain that everyone on her back and she not feeling supported by her dad and her step monster nor her half brother Jaxs dad and his two fathers.
Will Amy be able to provide the stable parental relationship Zara is searching for?
Chloe has been living alone at Number 24 for quite a while after her cheating husband Pierce departed, and her step son Hendrix moved in with the Kennedy All that could be about to change. A recent video taken by April Rose Pengilly at the Neighbors set has shown that the former Brennan house is about to gain a sun room joining No. 30 and 32 in having an indoor outdoor space for when you want some sun but not too much sun.Fans are speculating that the show wouldn’t be extending No. 24 just to give Chloe some more space to potter about on her own so could she be about to get some housemates Recent weeks have seen her and Nicolette grow close again and even share a kiss. While Nicolette shot down the idea of a reconciliation it seems inevitable that they ll eventually get back together could 2022 be the year that the two move in together permanently Or is Chloe moving elsewhere with the extended house the perfect space for a new Ramsay Street family
Jacinta Staple ton Amy briefly posted a photo on social media of her and Lucinda Cow den Melanie in No. 24. A large number of glasses and a big bowl of punch were visible on the kitchen island perhaps suggesting some kind of moving in party?
Could No. 24 be where Amy and her daughter Zara eventually end up? Only time will tell. Phoebe Roberts has joined Neighbors as a regular cast member playing the part of Freya Wozniak.
Freya has been described as the ultimate mystery girl who keeps her cards close to her chest. She a complex mysterious risk taker who is not afraid to bend the rules so it sounds like she ll be creating plenty of unmissable drama in the new year. Talking about joining the cast Phoebe said I am so thrilled to be joining the Ramsay St family. Neighbors is such a huge part of the Australian film and TV industry its very exciting to be involved in something so iconic that is also so loved in the UK. As a kid I tuned in to watch all the drama of Gainsborough unfold it surreal to now be a part of that drama
She filmed her first scenes in late October so will arrive in Ramsay Street early in the new year.Roxy will feature alongside Ned and Harlow in scenes filmed in the Yarra Valley The cast and crew took over the main street in Hinesville and filmed five scenes on the street and in the beer garden of the Hinesville Hotel. The show Head of Communications, Kelly Davis, told Star Mail Our cast and crew have never been more excited about getting out and about again, and it a wonderful way to highlight the different aspects of Melbourne from the inner city to beautiful leafy areas like Hinesville while making our stories visually more spectacular and interesting. As for exactly why the trio headed to the region to film the scenes Kelly explained that they are on a mission to find out some important information about a young woman who comes from the local area who appears to be harboring some secrets.
Could their search be related to mysterious new arrival Freya who was described as the ultimate mystery girl?
The episodes will air at the end of January.Harlow heads to London The Yarra Valley isn’t the only destination on the cards for Harlow as she looks to solve a presumably unrelated mystery.Actress Jemima Donovan recently shot a number of scenes in London as part of a major story line airing in the new year. She was joined by Amanda Holden who is to star as Harriet the aunt of Harlow Robinson Jemma Donovan and sister of the late Prue Wallace Denise van Outen. Harlow mother Prue Wallace was a member of mysterious cult The Order and arrived in Gainsborough in an attempt to elect her daughter into the organization.Her character was killed off in 2020 in a dramatic explosion as part of the Neighbors End Game week of episodes to celebrate the show 35th anniversary.
Harlow Robinson Jemma Donovan and Amanda Holden
In early 2022 Harlow will visit the UK capital as part of a “huge new story line. She will reunite with her aunt to attempt to solve a family mystery involving her mother. Photos released back in October showed Amandas character Harriet reacting with shock to see her niece in London before sitting down with her over a coffee. Sophie Ellis Baxter will also make a cameo in the London episodes when Harlow has a chance encounter with her on The Queens Walk a promenade on the south bank of the River Thames.It been teased that Sophie advice will prove helpful to Harlow search as she offers words of wisdom.Exactly what the family mystery is or how Harriet and Sophie will help solve it remains to be seen.
Kyle and Roxys wedding?
I m going to be crying my eyes out at the wedding just you wait and see said Sheila in one of the final episodes of the year as she watched her grandson and Roxy enjoy a tender moment together at the police ball.
However will Sheila ever get to see her grandson and Roxy tie the knot?
Kyle was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer having been convinced to go for a checkup after Hendrix scare. He had both testicles removed shortly after his diagnosis but the cancer had already spread to his lymph nodes meaning his battle had only just begin.He currently undergoing chemotherapy which has been taking it out of him, leaving him exhausted unable to taste food nauseous and utterly miserable. Will Sheila get to see her grandson and Roxy get married He also been struggling to catch his breath and the aches and pains continue to persist. In a recent episode as Roxy asked him what song he would like for their first dance he vomited on her dress.
Are these simply the effects of the chemotherapy, or is Kyle s cancer continuing to spread? Will he and Roxy make it to their big day?
Neighbors to air in the UK before Australia Neighbors has been a regular fixture on Australian TV since 1985, and made its UK debut just a year later in October 1986. When the show first hit British shores UK viewers were over a year behind their Aussie counterparts. A large gap remained for most of the show history meaning the show Christmas scenes would often end up airing in the middle of the UK summer.In recent years that all changed. The gap slowly reduced and in January 2016 a new deal saw the show air in both countries on the same day shrinking the gap down to a matter of hours.
Then the pandemic struck and Channel 5 reduced the amount of episodes being broadcast to free up schedules for more frequent news broadcasts. The gap has remained ever since and increased even further at the end of 2020 when Channel 5 took a break for a week and a half while Australia 10 Peach continued to air the show across Christmas and New Year. Fans have been calling for the two countries to re synchronize broadcasts for over a year and a half. Then in July 2021 10 Peach made the decision to reduce to only showing Neighbors on Monday Thursday in a move widely believed to be to allow the UK to catch up When the 2021 season ends this week the finale will air in Australia just one day before it airs in the UK. When the show returns on 3rd January it will once again air in both countries on the same day Fantastic news for Neighbors fans in both countries for a grand total of four days. In an unexpected move which has shocked loyal fans in both countries Australia 10 Peach will continue to air just four episodes a week meaning that for the first time in the show 36 year history the UK will overtake Australian broadcasts and become the first country to air new episodes.
Neighbors airs on 10 Peach in Australia
From Friday 7th January the UK will officially be ahead of Australian broadcasts. It looks like the change will continue indefinitely with scripts for the show posted on Instagram showing that in March 2022 the UK will be two weeks ahead of Australia 10 Peach still has commented on the schedule change. However it seems that at least for now Aussie fans will have to hit up their UK counterparts for all the latest spoilers