Rex Avent (2009)
Episodes: 4897 – 4922
Marital Status: Jane Avent
Rex first appeared at the hospital with his pregnant wife, Jane, who he had rushed to hospital because she was having cramps. Rex was annoyed that, due to the hospital being busy, Jane was left on a trolley and complained to Rachel about it a few times.
When Rex returned from getting a drink of water, he was furious to find the trolley empty and Jane missing. Rex and Rachel searched for Jane and found her slumped in a corridor in immense pain so they immediately rushed her up to maternity. Later, we found out that Jane’s baby was stillborn but they thought the baby had died before Jane arrived at the hospital. A devastated Rex then confronted Rachel about Jane not getting the help she needed but he didn’t want to listen to what Rachel had to say.
A few weeks later, Jane and Rex decided to sue Rachel for negligence. A hearing was arranged at the hospital and while they were there, they bumped into Rachel and Tony with baby Harry. Jane was clearly distressed by this so Rex led her away. Tony later spoke to Rex on his own and asked him not to go through with the action but Rex just thought Tony was trying to cover up for Rachel and walked off.
A week later, the committee decided there was no case to answer to and Rex and Jane agreed to abide by the hospital’s findings. However, Rex soon found Jane spying on Rachel’s house but he eventually talked her into leaving. Later that day, the Avents turned up at Rachel and Tony’s house to let them know there was no bad blood between them and they were not blaming Rachel anymore. However, Jane couldn’t take her eyes off Harry the whole time and Rachel was disturbed by their visit. Unbeknown to Rex, later that day, Jane watched Tony and Rachel in their garden having a barbeque and then when it was dark confronted Rachel outside the house, telling her she was overbearing and a bad mother. Rachel told Jane to stay away from her family or she would call the police.
Rex and Jane then seemed to turn up wherever Tony or Rachel were so Tony decided to confront Rex. Rex denied that that was the case and said that they were just minding their own business. Later, Rex returned to the Surf Club and apologised to Tony. It seemed that Jane admitted to going to their house and hanging around the Surf Club because Tony worked there. He said he didn’t know what to do to help Jane.
Soon after, Harry was kidnapped and Rachel immediately suspected Jane. The police called around to the Avent’s house but Jane wasn’t there. Rex said that Jane wouldn’t steal someone’s child and wanted them to leave. Jane then arrived and even though she denied any knowledge of what had happened to Harry the Avent’s went to the police station for questioning. Rex insisted his wife had done nothing wrong and wanted to go in with Jane but the police wouldn’t allow it. After the questioning, the police had no evidence that Jane was involved they told the Avents they were free to go.
Rachel refused to believe that the Avents weren’t involved and she broke into their house in the middle of the night. Rex argued with Rachel and told her that Jane had not taken Harry. Rachel said that Jane was having a psychotic episode and was capable of anything. Just as Rex asked Rachel to leave, Jane turned up, saying that she was just getting ready for bed. Rachel immediately confronted Jane but Rex dragged her off her just as the police arrived.
The next day, it was revealed that Jane had infact taken Harry but Rex knew nothing about it. Later, at the police station, Rex said he had no idea that Jane was so sick and apologised for everything that had happened.