ALL BETS ARE OFF NOW SUM­MER BAY IS STREAM­ING

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS - By Colin Vick­ery

HOME and Away is of­fi­cially off the leash. The new spe­cial, Home and Away: All or Noth­ing would have to be the blood­i­est episode ever seen of the hit Aussie soapie. Made for Fox­tel Play, it looks like that means all bets are off. As the ti­tle sug­gests, All Or Noth­ing isn’t run­ning in the fam­ily-friendly 7pm slot on Chan­nel 7, so the mak­ers used that free­dom to cre­ate a much more bru­tal sto­ry­line. The re­sult is more akin to Prison Break or Wentworth than surf and sand in Sum­mer Bay.

When drug dealer Trevor “Gunno” Gun­son (Diarmid Hei­den­re­ich) dis­cov­ers Kyle Brax­ton (Nic West­away) is serv­ing time in the same prison and Kyle’s older brother Heath (Dan Ewing), along with wife Bianca (Lisa Gorm­ley) are pay­ing a visit, he goes on a ram­page. Start­ing a riot with the sole pur­pose of us­ing may­hem, Gun­son tries to track down and kill the Brax­ton broth­ers. In a scene straight out of a Tarantino movie, punches are thrown and prison guards suf­fer bloody bash­ings. Gap­ing wounds abound.

“It is a lot darker (than nor­mal Home and Away),” Ewing said.

“There are no walk-andtalks on the beach. It is a very dif­fer­ent beast.”

Re­turn­ing to Home and Away has pro­vided sta­bil­ity dur­ing some tur­bu­lent per­sonal times for Ewing who split from the mother of his son, Marni, and be­gan a new re­la­tion­ship with dancer Kat Ris­teska.

“If the qual­ity of any fu­ture Home and Away spe­cials is as good … I cer­tainly want to be in­volved,” Ewing says.

HOME AND AWAY: ALL OR NOTH­ING

STREAM­ING FROM THURS­DAY, FOX­TEL PLAY, FOX­TEL ON DE­MAND

In strife: Dan Ewing and Nic West­away in Home andAway: Al­lor Noth­ing.

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