Aaron Brennan (played by Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) seemed to be one the most stable couples on Neighbours a few weeks ago, with the pair beginning their journey to becoming foster parents. Scenes airing on the Channel 5 soap earlier this week saw the couple come to blows as they both had opposing views to some rather tricky questions the agency were asking them. This almost cost them their chances of becoming a child’s guardian, only to settle their differences and put on a more united front. Now they are caring for a teenager called Emmett Donaldson (Ezra Justin) and they are currently facing their next hurdle as it seems the youngster has had some hardship of his own. It seems this is only the beginning for the new family as one of the show’s top bosses has spoken out on the beloved characters’ future.
It’s fair to say, when Aaron and David first applied to become foster parents, they were looking to be caring for a child a lot younger than Emmett.
When they first met the youngster, it was clear he had a complicated backstory, having been passed from pillar to post through the foster care system.
The teenager had also been excluded from school as he’d found himself in a fight after some of his classmates taunted him about his shoes.
Whereas Paul Robinson’s (Stefan Dennis) son seemed eager to give the boy a chance, Aaron was very sceptical as he didn’t know if they would be able to give the troubled character the support he needed.
Their guardianship quickly went from 24 hours to a week and the last UK viewers saw of the family unit, the couple had asked the schoolboy to reside with them on a more permanent basis.
Although he was still dubious of whether he wants to live with the Ramsay Street residents, it seems he will be sticking around for a little while longer as Aaron and David’s future has been confirmed on the show.
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Speaking with Digital Spy, executive producer Jason Herbison praised the topical storyline and hinted what’s to come for the Ramsay Street couple.
“Aaron and David are complete opposites. Aaron is spontaneous and a touch naïve, while David is thoughtful and methodical,” he said.
“They often have differences of opinions, so Emmett’s presence in the house does lead to some conflicts.
“Ultimately, they are a stage of their lives where they realise how important it is and get on the same page, so I think this will make them stronger.”
Having had marital complications of their own recently, Aaron’s sister Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) and her husband Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) start to think about their own future in upcoming scenes.
The billionaire businessman already has two children of his own wife, his ex-wife, Lisa Rowsthorn (Jane Allsop), one of which is Hendrix Greyson (Benny Turland) who has caused a fair amount of trouble since he arrived in Erinsborough last year.
However, seeing David and his husband giving the process a chance, the pair decide they want to expand their family unit, but will it be smooth sailing or another hurdle to their already turbulent relationship?
Elsewhere on Ramsay Street, Jane Harris (Annie Jones) is going to be making a permanent return to her old haunt and she won’t be alone this time.
Having already made a guest appearance earlier this year to mark the soap’s 35th anniversary, the legendary character will be making a comeback with her estranged daughter, Nicolette Stone (Charlotte Chimes).
There will be some tension between the pair as they come face-to-face for the first time since the icon’s daughter told her mother she was a lesbian.
With her recent marriage having hit the rocks and with little family around to support her, will Jane finally make peace with her child?
Or is another storm on the horizon?
Neighbours airs weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5.