IS THIS THE END?
Woody AnD Tracey STRuGGLE In THE WAkE oF THEIR BREAk-uP AS WooDy’S DAuGHTER Poppy MAkES WAvES In WELD
Woody and Tracey struggle after their break-up as Woody’s daughter Poppy makes waves in Weld.
Weld’s Aussie sweethearts, Woody and Tracey, have split up but any attempts to reconcile are even harder now that Woody’s daughter Poppy is in town. While Woody and Tracey remain at odds, Poppy tries to settle in, igniting Lindsay’s fear that Arlo might stray.
Since being kicked out of Tracey’s (Emma Leonard) place Woody (Rick Donald) is refusing to talk to Tracey and he and Poppy (Jessica Redmayne) have had to move into George’s (Erik Thomson) place. George just can’t believe Woody and Tracey can’t sort this whole mess out and comes up with a way to get them talking.
George suggests Poppy enrol in Weld High School where Tracey is principal meaning that Woody will be forced to say something at least. But the meeting goes horribly wrong and Woody struggles to explain how he feels or talk about much at all.
It means the pair remain at odds and leaves them wondering if there’s any hope they can work things out.
The trouble started when Woody realised he was still married to his estranged wife Mary (Rachael Carpani) despite being engaged to Tracey. Desperate to get divorced without Tracey ever knowing, Woody hatched a plan to attend a fake solar panel conference in Australia with his best mates George and Smiler (David Fane).
Mary signed the papers but Woody was shocked to find out he had a teenage daughter named Poppy. Woody quickly bonded with his little girl over their love of carpentry and similar quirky personalities so
Tracey was heartbroken that Woody didn’t tell her he was already married and lied to her.
he asked her to move to Weld with him.
But any hope Woody had of Tracey warmly embracing Poppy and
being understanding of his deceit was totally dashed. She was completely and utterly heartbroken that Woody didn’t tell her he was already married and that he lied to her about what he was doing in Australia.
While Woody and Tracey have so far failed to mend fences, at least Tracey and Poppy are getting along. But it must be difficult for the teenager to find her feet in a new country when she feels as if she is part of the reason her dad is heartbroken.
On top of Woody’s relationship troubles Poppy has to get used to a new school, new people and the Weld way of life. One person in Poppy’s corner is Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony). As a fellow Aussie expat Arlo knows some of what Poppy must be going through.
He’s there to support her but Arlo’s girlfriend Lindsay (Manon Blackman) is getting suspicious of Poppy. Lindsay is so worried she asks Arlo to move out of George’s place and into Big Mac’s with her. But it’s not really enough to stop Lindsay becoming the green-eyed monster.
Arlo’s continued friendship with Poppy, which includes him rescuing her from a boring night at home, just heightens Lindsay’s jealous streak further. Does Lindsay have reason to suspect that Arlo’s feelings for Poppy are more than friendly? Or could Arlo actually be falling for the new girl in town?
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LOVE GONE WRONG (Clockwise from this picture) Tracey (Emma Leonard); Woody (Rick Donald); and Woody has a meeting at the school with Tracey and Poppy (Jessica Redmayne) but it fails to get the ex-lovers talking again. ARLO & LINDSAY