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Posts posted by CaptainTed84

  1. It's a real shame that this character left so soon. He moulded into a position on the show which pretty much made one of the "main" main characters and out of all the people in that category (especially in 2008) he was my favourite. I really wish he lasted longer, I'm sure Conrad wanted him to as well because his character was awesome. It's a shame that the writer's explored too much into his dark side so soon otherwise he would definitely have been around for a while. What's good is he wasn't a young or old actor so he could have stayed on for a lot longer than most if he had the choice. 

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  2. Ever since Maz returned, she seems to be fairly useless. The only real storyline was the Jordan one which sadly lasted 5 minutes. I saw potential in him to become a regular and was gutted that he was just a guest.

    Aside from that though, they are showing a lot less of her and her house this year. I think it's partially due to her being away for so long. She returned right when the Morgans and Duncan (which was seemingly an impact guest role) came back so there wasn't much focus on her at all

    Hoping for bigger and better things for Maz in 2017! Such an awesome character, would love to see her foster Raffy/Ellie's future boyfriend

  3. This might sound really silly and like a bit of a big call but I would not be surprised if Hunter is written out of the show. 

    The only storylines that he seems to have lately are with Olivia, like if you think about it his whole life pretty much revolves around her at times. Seeing as Olivia is looking likely to have a thing with Mason then it could spell the end of their relationship for good.

    Without Hunter's relationship with Olivia there isn't too much currently left for his character, he has recently got a job at the Bait Shop which is something but he seems like the type of kid that is really unsure of his future to the point where if he gets a job he won't last very long unless he is passionate about it and he doesn't really appear to be passionate about too many things. Like he likes basketball, but it's hardly shown anymore. Just the one on-camera match at the start of the year and other than that he only casually plays it on camera, there has been no real storylines about it. 

    Another problem is that in terms of family, he's not really very close with them. He seems to be the outsider of the Macguire-Patterson-King family. He doesn't really have a close relationship with any of them other than VJ, Leah and Zac he seems to respect but just isn't as close with them and Evie he almost never talks to, and with her moving out of the House they probably won't have much of an association with each other anymore

    So I don't know about Hunter, I just don't really see much potential in his character anymore. What do you guys think?

  4. I agree with whoever brought it up, the return of Pippa in 2009 was unneccesary and I believe should not have happened. I understand that someone should had to look after the Campbells but I just reckon that it would have been better if it was someone else (I can't think of anyone else who should have come back instead though, Campbell's didn't really know any other Bay veterans who weren't currently living there). Pippa deserves to have last been in the bay because of Sally and not because of the Campbell's in my opinion.

  5. My opinion:

    I don't fully remember Drew in all honesty, but compared to the other people from that Teen's Group, I think he was the worst character. Like I know the writers made him prominent by giving him lots of storylines in 2007 but just the guy's attitude and other stuff I personally found annoying. Like when I think of Drew I think of a guy who is miserable, he obviously had his happy moments but also had plenty of moody/sad moments. I think that if he never wanted to leave the show and stayed on, the writers would have never made Aden a regular and he probably would have continued the annoying relationship he had with Belle to the point where they eventually get married and probably had a happy ending. To me that would have been so boring compared to what actually happened where he left the bay and Aden and Belle ended up becoming a couple and got married, then she sadly died. So in all honesty, I don't believe he was a massive loss from the show when he left because I just didn't think his character was that great. I also can't imagine him being very popular either, I doubt he would have created much of a legacy considering his time was short and the way he departed was in a lost and miserable way.

    Despite me not really liking him, one thing that does interest me is what actually happened to him. It was never really mentioned from memory, the last we heard of him was that he was living with Peter and Amanda but was depressed. Considering he never returned to the bay again for significant events such as Belle's wedding and funeral where he was supposedly still living with Amanda who did end up going it does intrigue me as to what happened to him. I'd like to hope for his sake that he found happiness in some way (mainly because people deserve to be happy) and hopefully has a good relationship with his mother who I believe left to try and patch things up with him. If her being around was the reasoning of his absence in later years then I reckon that's a good thing because it probably means that they are happy.

  6. 3 hours ago, j.laur5 said:

    Also I remember an episode in 2012 when VJ was still a young child Kyle was bonding with VJ and it looked like Kyle was going to become a big brother figure to VJ. Then we never saw any other screen time between the two. 

    2012 or 2013? Because Leah never met Kyle until 2013 as shortly after he arrived was when she and VJ went on a massive break for over 6 months. I never saw that episode but would have liked to for sure

  7. I really liked the return of Duncan this year, definitely one of my personal highlights because I never got to see Duncan at all and his character interested me a lot purely because I have always been a fan of the Stewarts. I really hope that he can return full-time one day, maybe what could happen is if they wanted him to have a realistic occupation for Summer Bay, they could have it that he got involved in another plane crash in the states and decided to give up piloting so moved to the bay to run the Bait Shop? Just an idea, but could be tempting by the producers for Alf and Duncan to have a good relationship again because I enjoyed that this year

  8. 12 hours ago, Gazza said:

    It was a shame he never made a return for Gina's funeral.

    Yeah would have been nice if himself, Rachel, Lucas and Harry all returned. I think he would have personally liked to as well because he would have been the best person to bring back aside from Xavier. Would have been a miracle if Lucas returned due to Rhys's work in the US

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  9. On 10/24/2016 at 11:08 AM, KyB said:

    I agree, Kyle was severly underused and the show dropped the ball on many storyline opportunies regarding his non-Braxton family background and his time in fostercare (huge missed opportunity there considering the shows long history of fostercare characters).

    I really thought that once Kyle was the sole remaining Braxton that Nic would finally get a proper chance to shine with some bigger storylines and a wider range of screentime with different characters but instead he got shelved and the storylines were given to unliked characters (Ash, Phoebe, etc.).  

    They should have had Kyle and Phoebe getting married, because it would have given Kyle a big storyline seeing as he was the only Braxton left

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  10. I have always loved Phoebe! I think her character is great for the show because she is good-looking, free-spirited and positive. Obviously like every character she has her bad moments but I feel she is judged way too harshly by everyone. I would be very interested to see how much longer she will last on the show. I don't want her gone or anything but I have this feeling that the year of 2017 could be her last, but that is purely based off of how long young actors normally stay in the show, so I could be very wrong in speculating this and there has also be no real rumours/announcements of this being set to occur. However I reckon that she has a lot in front of her with the relationship with Justin which will hopefully see her stay on beyond 2017.

    There are two things that I really want to happen with Phoebe in the future, the first thing is a relationship with Brody. Obviously her and Justin are together right now but if that doesn't work out then I think Brody and Phoebe would make a great couple, currently they are good friends and get along great so I see potential

    Another thing I want to see is her mother join the cast, I think it would be cool because after seeing her dad in 2014 and knowing that they were divorced, I think that Phoebe's mother will be a lot more like her and would be a fun addition to the cast as a guest/recurring role. I am not sure if bringing her in as a regular would happen or not but I still think seeing Phoebe's mum would be awesome 

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  11. In my opinon, Kyle's character was so underused. Throughout his 5 years that he featured on Home and Away, in the last 3 (2014, 2015, 2016) he barely had too much interaction with characters other than his family or family associates (People like Ricky, Phoebe, Ash and Kat towards the end). It seemed like straight after Tamara Kingsley left the bay, it was as if to the majority of characters he was just seen as "another resident of Summer Bay". He lived in Leah's house briefly in 2013, then dated Tamara who lived with Leah. As soon as Tamara left the bay, I don't think he properly spoke to Leah again. It's not just Leah though that he barely interacted with, he didn't have too much to do with Alf Stewart, Irene and I guess Marilyn. He probably should have been associated with John a bit more than he was (even though they didn't have a lot to do with each other), seeing as John owned the Surf Club that Angelo's (Now Salt) is located in. Staying on the topic of barely associating with the majority of characters, one thing that restricted him from this in the last 3 years especially was his lack of scenes in the Pier Diner. From what I can recall, he was only seen in the actual diner 3 times (probably a bit more than that) from 2014-2016. He was seen outside the diner as well but it still would have been a lot better if he was in the actual diner because to me, if you are a proper Home and Away Character, the diner is a place you go to alot. Another thing that I noticed a lot was with certain events, he was never there. Examples- Zac and Leah's Wedding, Hannah's Breast Cancer Night (that one really surprised me as he did have a bit of interaction with her and the fact that he shut Angelo's that night made me think that he would have been there), I'm not sure about John and Maz's Wedding but the fact that Casey would have most likely been invited makes me think that Kyle would have been too. Those are all the non-Braxton or Angelo's related events that I remember that occured when Kyle was a regular. Now the last thing I will touch on is his departure, I would rant about how bad it was but I see it has already been done to death on here so I won't go there. But after his departure occurred, aside from his family and family associates. Nobody really seemed to care or notice that the owner of Summer Bay's only licensed restaurant who worked his butt off 24/7 has been sent to jail. If he was a recurring/guest character who had only been there for a short amount of time, I would perfectly understand. But this guy was on the show from 2012, so I honestly could not believe it. What I find the most interesting about this is the fact that his character was so popular among viewers of the show so it really does surprise me how low-key his presence was to the Bay's residents. His character should have had a lot more to do with other characters.

    On 10/5/2016 at 11:44 PM, Ludub said:

    I might be wrong but I don't think we actually got much information about these 'good foster parents'? I remember him saying that they were 'big on education' but that could mean a lot of things, and not necessarily good things. Melody's mother was big on education but she was also a crazy controlling nightmare who drove her daughter into a total nervous breakdown. Annie and Geoff's grandfather was big on 'education' too but he was also pretty handy with his belt. Kyle's time with his foster parents may not have been the best. Did we ever find out more than that? (I honestly can't remember). I know he told Tamara that he didn't care where his foster parents were, and that he didn't want to see them, so I'm not sure that he had the greatest relationship with them. That said, you're right about them not building enough of his backstory. We needed to understand him more, if only because I would have loved him to have more screentime. The show really dropped the ball in that regard.

    I think when he said that his family was "big on education" he could have been referring to the fact that he did his HSC, unlike the other Braxtons.

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