Home and Away
Created by: Alan Bateman
Produced by: John Holmes, Julie McGauran
Premiere date: 17 January 1988 (Samara’s first was 30 July 2009)
Episodes: 336 episodes (according to IMDB)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Running time: 22 minutes
Home and Away (often abbreviated as H&A) is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip to Kangaroo Point, New South Wales, where he noticed locals were complaining about the construction of a foster home and against the idea of foster children from the city living in the area. The soap opera was initially going to be called Refuge, but the name was changed to the “friendlier” title of Home and Away once production began. The show premiered with a ninety-minute pilot episode (subsequently in re-runs known as Home and Away: The Movie). Since then, each subsequent episode has aired for a duration of twenty-two minutes and Home and Away has become the second longest-running drama series in Australian television. In Australia, it is currently broadcast from Mon-Thur at 7:00 pm.
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Indi arrived in Summer Bay with her parents Sid and Jody and younger brother Dex and was most unimpressed at being forced to move to the small town from the city. She was even less impressed when, within a few hours, Jody had fled back to the city after tiring of Sid’s constant affairs and she and Dex were left with their father, but expressed her approval that Jody had finally discovered the backbone to take a stand. Having managed to get out of school by claiming it didn’t start until the following week, Indi met up with a boy, Rob, at the surf club and managed to get invitations for herself, Dex and some of the other teens to a party on the beach. She briefly flirted with Geoff, earning herself a serve from Nicole, but turned down Rob’s invitation to go somewhere private, saying she didn’t do randoms at parties. Sid quickly realised their deception, collected them from the party and packed them off to school. Despite not getting off to a good start, she invited Nicole along to another party only to watch Nicole write herself off over what was happening with Belle and have to enlist Geoff’s help to look after her. – Proceed to full Biography
This episode guide is a work in progress. We will add a synopsis of each episode Samara was in along with screen captures when we’re able to get a hold of the episodes. To view all the screen captures from each episode, click the thumbnails below the episode info to be directed to our gallery.
Episode #5253 (Original air date: March 16, 2011)
Although surprised when Charlie tells him she found Casey having sex with Ruby in the Mad Max car, Darryl remains supportive of his hardly spoiled kid brother, defends their freedom and cleverly lectures Charlie on cunningly picking one’s fights while raising teenagers. Xavier is desperate when Gina says the car must go as punishment. Although Palmer pretends to be as angry, he tells Gina she has no right being so cruel or to dispose of his property. Casey declines entering a science competition after Heath’s bitter attack on Miles, who brings a registration form, so the teacher hopes to mend the rift by dropping his complaint. Jealous Ruby tells Charlie to butt out, still dumps Casey and spitefully tells Indy her Romeo isn’t perfect, having had her.
Episode #5254 (Original air date: March 17, 2011)
Indi is left devastated after Ruby’s reveal about her and Romeo. Romeo is miserable, and as if ‘exposed’ Romeo weren’t miserable enough, the females gang up against him and his entire gender; even Bianca turns on Liam, but later repents that. Only Nicole tries to mediate, only to feel caught between bitching ‘friends’. A hospital visit from Leah with VJ goes well, until jealous Thabo, having heard Leah was engaged to Elijah, takes ingratitude too far.
Episode Episode #5258 (Original air date: March 23, 2011)
After talking to Roo and Xavier, Romeo goes to see Indy again, letting her choose the next step, only to be coldly dismissed. Xavier fails to make Ruby admit her fault. Casey is accepted by Charlie, but an anonymous Internet post embarrasses the budding couple. Leah tells Elijah to wait until he has dealt with Thambo’s death, but is told his shambles marriage has been consummated.
Episode #5259 (Original air date: March 24, 2011)
Overprotective boyfriend Casey verbally attacks Xavier and actually gives Romeo a black eye for supposedly facilitating the Ruby video. Gina has no choice but collaborate with Charlie’s police investigation, which Ruby resents even more then the blog on double standards for dating boys/girls which puts delighted Dex on the map, yet cahoot April wants to remove it for Ruby. Xavier and Marilyn convince Romeo and Indy they should really talk, not just give up.