With the final episode of Neighbours just a few weeks away, it appears there could be one more dramatic storyline for Nicolette (played by Charlotte Chimes), who has been at the centre of much turmoil over the past two years. In upcoming scenes on the Channel 5 soap, just when the character’s life seemed to be on the upswing for a change, everything will start to spin out of control. But as she takes a risk, will it pay off or will she have to pay dearly for her bravery?
The drama will continue in the episodes airing the following week as Freya’s (Phoebe Roberts) life is made even more miserable by Emma McIver (Jessica Clarke).
In exchange for keeping David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) safe in jail, the dangerous figure convinces the nurse to treat one of his associates who had been hurt while working a heist. Then, the nurse returns to Ramsay Street brandishing a revolver.
She appears prepared to tie Freya, who lives with Kiri Durant (Gemma Bird Matheson), to yet another fatal incident as she makes her way to number 24.
The shooter asks Freya to treat Austin’s wounds the same way she treated her other partner when they arrived at the scene.
Unfortunately, the nurse informs Emma that she is in over her head because the man’s injuries require more advanced medical care than she is able to provide.
While holding Freya and Kiri captive until someone assists Austin, Emma won’t listen and the scenario changes.
When Nicolette unexpectedly enters the house with a gun aimed in her face, she soon realises she is a part of the incident.
Emma thinks she has the upper hand when she shares some fascinating information with the mother of David’s child given that the mother of one is now a captive.
In order to ensure Freya aids Emma, the unstable character claims one of her acquaintances in prison has trapped David and harmed him once more.
Emma will order her criminal partner to assassinate David if she cannot get the assistance she needs.
The three ladies realise they must defeat Emma if they are to have any chance of protecting themselves and David as the situation grows more stressful by the second.
Nicolette rushes in, risking her life, and distracts the shooter as Freya wrestles her to the ground. However, this is the potential point of fire.
Nicolette might bleed out as the dust from the takedown settles and she realises she only has a short amount of time before Emma shoots her.
The police could show up after receiving reports of a gunshot coming from the property to apprehend Emma and take her into custody.
They might not have time to summon an ambulance, though, as Nicolette might have passed away soon after being shot.
She would have finally reached a happy place in her relationship with Kiri, who would be shown holding Nicolette’s body, making this tragic.
Knowing that her past has cost someone else their life and that she is endangering too many people, Freya would be perplexed.
Jane Harris (Annie Jones), who would likewise be devastated to find that her daughter had passed away, would have lately brought in her son Byron Stone (Joe Klocek) to help this mother through this difficult time.
Will the family demand an explanation for what happened and be able to accept Freya’s apology for bringing Nicolette into the controversy in the future?
All of this might occur before the conclusion airs later this month. The feature-length episode will be available to Australian viewers on Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on 10Peach and to UK viewers on Friday, August 29 at 9 p.m. on Channel 5.
The broadcasters in Australia and the UK decided to move the original date up from Monday, August 1, to today.
Following the announcement, Channel 5 released the following statement: “Fan favourites from the past will be returning to Ramsay Street to celebrate with our Erinsborough locals in what is set to be a riveting and poignant conclusion.
From the opening scene in 1985 through the final episode in 2022, there will be something for everyone in this send-off.
“Further announcements concerning extra surprises to send farewell the famous soap in style will be forthcoming in the upcoming weeks,” the statement continued.
Since the 35th anniversary late-night episodes aired in 2020, this will be the first time Neighbours has been in a prime time slot.
The actor who plays Harold Bishop, Ian Smith, has expressed his ideas on how the programme might be salvaged or brought back at some point.
“I believe the Australian government should have purchased it,” the stalwart stated.
He advised the Courier-Mail to “put it on the ABC and used it as a living, working school for actors, writers, and cameramen and put it to air as such.”
After more than 37 years on television, there are currently no plans for Neighbours’ future.
Channel 5 broadcasts Neighbours weekdays at 1:45 and 6 o’clock.