As Morgan Mason faces his greatest challenge ever, his brother Brody is drowning in shame
Mason faces his darkest days, on Home and Away.
Mason Morgan has needed every bit of courage to pull him through recent years as he has dealt with one family tragedy after another, but he’s about to nd all that pales into insignificance compared to what’s ahead in Summer Bay.
Now coping with shocking life-threatening injuries and severe spinal damage, Mason (Orpheus Pledger) faces a very different future to the one he had planned. In fact, it will be a miracle if he ever walks again.
In upcoming episodes of Home and Away, Morgan faces the reality of a tough future while he recovers in hospital and struggles with facing a future as a paraplegic.
His active past of lifesaving and being one of the ttest people in Summer Bay could now be well behind him after the paralysing car accident that changed his life. What Mason’s future will be, no one yet knows but one thing’s for sure — it will be a world away from the t and active life he has always known.
Morgan’s accident has shattered the entire Mason family, but no one more than his brother Brody (Jackson Heywood). Brody is consumed with guilt over this devastating turn of events and knows it’s his fault his brother faces a life in a wheelchair.
Brody can barely stand to look at his brother who is desperately trying to come to terms with his fate. If it was not for Brody’s drug addiction and crossing the wrong person in drug-dealer Zannis (Caleb Alloway), Mason would not be in this condition today.
Weeks ago, Zannis promised to get his revenge on the Mason family for the way Brody turned his back on him and cut off his supply of customers for his drug business.
He already poisoned the Masons, and it was Zannis behind the wheel of the car that forced
Morgan’s accident has shattered the entire family, but no one more than his brother Brody
Morgan to careen off the road and smash.
What made the situation even worse was that the brothers were having an angry argument in the minutes before the horror smash, with Mason begging his brother to get help, and Brody denying yet again he even had a problem.
It was also Brody who leant over and grabbed the wheel from Mason in a desperate attempt to steer out of Zannis’s way, which only resulted in the car spinning out of control and rolling, causing the shocking damage.
And while Morgan had his spine shattered, Brody walked away from the accident with little more than a few bloody scratches and bruises. Morgan is now
ghting to put the pieces of a wrecked life together, and yet has no idea what to do next.
The events of that horrible day just keep playing over and over in Brody’s mind. And every time Brody looks at Morgan, he almost wishes it was he who was injured so that he didn’t feel so responsible. But there is no escaping the reality — Morgan is a man shattered.
It was Morgan who stood loyally by his brother’s side during the worst of the battle with the ice addiction, and attempted to help Brody confront the demons controlling him through some of the long days and nights of withdrawal.
So for him to be repaid in such a tragic way tortures Brody, making him feel even worse every day. And he knows he no longer has any other option — he must beat this addiction once and for all, not just for his own wellbeing, but also for the sake of his family.
With Morgan now requiring constant medical care and support, Brody knows he must put his selfish ways behind him and step up to being the brother Morgan needs him to be.
He also knows he can no longer leave everything up to Tori (Penny McNamee) and Justin (James Stewart) to take care of. For too long, Brody has been the selfish one of the brood, and that now has to change.
He has already announced he’s selling his interest in Salt so he can pay for a stint in an expensive rehab clinic far away from Summer Bay. This means he needs to leave the family for a while, but he is sure he will be so much better for all of them if he returns clean and sober.
What Brody doesn’t realise, however, is his battles are far from over and are actually about to enter a new chapter in which he will be forced to pay — in a range of ways — for his wild, reckless and dangerous behaviour of the past.
Which means, this nightmare is far from over. Brody fears that Zannis might only have just begun to ramp up his reign of terror and anything is now possible. Brody now looks at Tori and Justin and wonders just which one will be in Zannis’s sights next, and what might happen to them in this vicious battle that seems to have no end.
SMASH TRAGEDY Mason (Orpheus Pledger) has been in a shocking car crash and now may face life as a paraplegic. BONDED BOYS The Morgan brothers in less complicated days before the accident. (From left) Brody (Jackson Heywood), Justin (James Stewart) and Mason (Orpheus Pledger).
Zannis FULL OF REMORSE Brody (Jackson Heywood) is feeling incredibly guilty, even though it was Zannis behind the wheel of the car that forced Morgan to veer off the road.