Home and Away lines up worrying alcohol story for Felicity Newman
Home and Away spoilers follow for Australian-pace episodes, which some UK viewers may prefer to avoid.
Felicity Newman is at the centre of an upcoming storyline about alcohol on Home and Away, as her drinking becomes cause for concern.
As Australian viewers already know, Felicity is still reeling from a horrific car crash on her wedding day to Tane Parata last year. The car she and Eden were driving in had been tampered with by a member of the Death Adders bikie gang, compromising the brakes.
Weeks after that terrible moment, Tane is keen to get back on track with the ceremony. However, Felicity has turned to drinking, and is set to take her addiction to the next level in new scenes airing soon in Australia.
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In a new storyline, Felicity will organise a party where her drinking will get out of control.
"Flick survived the crash, but the dust has settled, and the emotional trauma hits her," Jacqui Purvis told NowToLove.com.au about her character's storyline.
"She uses alcohol to numb the guilt and grief – she feels she's the cause of the crash."
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While Tane hasn't seemingly picked up on Felicity's drinking, he has sensed his fiancée has some hesitation in resuming planning on their big day.
After all, Felicity already had doubts about tying the knot in scenes aired in Australia last November.
Will Tane realise something is off with Felicity and encourage her to seek help?
Alcohol Change UK offers information, advice and support with their questions about drinking and the problems that can sometimes be caused by alcohol. For more information, visit Alcohol Change UK's website. Drinkline also offers free, confidential advice to anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's drinking on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm).
Readers in the UK can also contact Drinkaware, while readers in Australia can find further support information via the Department of Health website.
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.
In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus. Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.
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