torn Young lovers apart
Elena and Ed fight for their love — as family, tradition and the state threaten to destroy their chance at happiness
Her brother Marco will take her to marry Paolo, a man her family has promised her to.
While the men and women of Kings Cross Hospital deal with heartbreak after heartbreak, one love story has continued to defy expectations. Italian immigrant Elena and her Australian beau Ed are determined to be together but the odds are against them.
Elena (Danielle Catanzariti), one of the Stanton House girls, will soon give birth and be forced to hand her baby over to the State. When she does, her brother Marco (Jerome Velinsky) will take her to marry Paolo (David Soncin), a man her family has promised her to, in order to clear a massive debt.
That is far from what Elena wants. The shy teenager wishes to be with Ed (Travis Jeffery), who she met on her voyage from Italy to Australia. They had fallen so madly in love on the ship hat by the time Elena arrived in Sydney she was pregnant.
Marco has agreed to go along with the lie that Elena has tuberculosis and can’t marry Paolo until she is well again. So as far as Paolo is concerned his betrothed is just recuperating and will soon be his wife.
But that won’t happen if Elena and Ed have their way. Ed has already tried to stop the arranged marriage going ahead by trying to come up with enough money for Elena’s parents, the Capobiancos, to pay back their debt without selling off their daughter.
Ed literally fought for their love by taking part in an underground match in which he bet on himself.
He won and was well on his way to acquiring the necessary funds when he was hit
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