“Chrissie knows that Lachlan is delicate…”
Chrissie is terrified that Lachlan is suicidal this week, after her beloved son records a tearful goodbye message and goes missing.
The drama comes as Lachlan’s consuming rage becomes ever more clear to Aaron. Aaron realises that he has to let Belle know what her boyfriend is capable of, and doesn’t hold back when he reveals that Lachlan almost hurt his little cousin Seb and even hired a prostitute. So after Lachlan leaves an emotional farewell on Belle’s phone and then vanishes, Chrissie is at her wits’ end…
“Lachlan claims that he’s not coming back, and Chrissie assumes the worst,” sighs Louise Marwood, who plays Chrissie. “She knows Lachlan is delicate, and she’s concerned about what he’s capable of in terms of selfharm. She worries about him all the time, that he might hurt himself or do something stupid. But he’s never done something like this before.”
When she’s informed by police that there’s no sign of Lachlan, Chrissie can barely contain her panic. She tries to convince herself that her son will be fine – but based on Lachlan’s past behaviour, it’s an uphill struggle.
“When Chrissie finds out about the prostitute, she’s horrified,” reveals Louise. “She’s Lachlan’s mum, and I don’t think any mother would want to hear that about their son. And who knows what else Lachlan is capable of? He’s angry, and wants to lash out and hurt people. It’s so hard to know how he’ll react to anything.”
While Chrissie can only wring her hands and wait for news, Louise has a few words of advice for her alter ego if this all turns out to be a false alarm.
“Chrissie has been very overprotective of Lachlan and never made him accountable for his behaviour,” muses the star. “She’s paying the price for that now. So if I was her, I’d stop pandering. Make Lachlan stand on his own two feet and live in the real world!
“But if he really is serious this time, I hope Chrissie can stop Lachlan from doing his worst,” adds Louise. “I’m not sure if she can – she’s never been able to before…”
Chrissie needs to make Lachlan stand on his own two feet!”
Lachlan has been shamed in front of Belle…
…but is that enough for him to take his own life?