Worst Christmas ever!
A SINISTER FIGURE FROM Leo’s PAST TARGETS Paul WITH DISTURBING THREATS THAT JEOPARDISE HIS FREEDOM AND DRIVE HIM TO DISTRACTION!
Regardless of Paul’s current animosity towards his son Leo, there’s no doubt that he loves him and always has. He’ll do anything to protect Leo from harm – as he has done in the past – so when a rather menacing presence from Leo’s old life in Sydney shows up out of the blue in Erinsborough, he doesn’t hesitate to intervene. In doing so, Paul finds himself in the aggrieved party’s sinister crosshairs...
Contacted by Delaney Renshaw (Ella Newton), who has familial connections to a few unsavoury people Leo dealt with when he lived in Sydney, Leo (Tim Kano) is shaken by the thinly veiled threats Delaney issues. Rattled at the blackmail bid, Leo confides his concern in Paul (Stefan Dennis), who’s reminded of his own involvement in staving off the threats Leo faced from the Renshaw family a year ago. Despite succeeding in keeping Leo safe then, Paul’s latest efforts to protect him suddenly backfire, earning Paul a serious new enemy in Delaney!
Confronting Paul on Christmas Eve for trying to dupe her, Delaney drops the bombshell that the Renshaws know all about his intervention last year when he dispensed with their associate Mannix, who was stalking Leo. They have proof of Paul’s actions because Mannix subsequently died from Paul’s harsh treatment! That makes Paul culpable, and unless he helps Delaney get what she wants, she’ll shop Paul to the cops as a cold-blooded murderer!
That’s just the Christmas Day gift that Paul doesn’t want, and as the festive atmosphere takes hold, he and Leo struggle to enjoy the day. Surrounded by his family, Paul‘s slammed hard by the harsh reality that he could go to prison if Delaney follows through with her threats! Yep – he could end up losing everything!
As Paul’s demeanour worsens, Delaney presents him with another sinister gift, proof of Mannix’s final resting place! Desperate to know if Delaney’s telling the truth or simply fooling him just to get at Leo, Paul speeds off towards the gravesite but, becoming distracted by his insidious thoughts, he loses control of the car and crashes!
Lying seemingly lifeless in the wreckage, Paul’s fate suddenly darkens as it appears that after years of nastiness and evil misdeeds, karma has finally caught up with him in the worst possible way!
NEIGHBOURS WEEKNIGHTS 6.30PM ON 10 PEACH When Leo’s threatened it sets off a dark chain of events!