Tonight’s Australian episode of Home and Away sees the debut appearance of Dr Bree Cameron, Summer Bay’s newest doctor.
Dr. Cameron, who is portrayed by Juliet Godwin, has been characterised as chill, compassionate, and a surfer.
She may appear unassuming, but there may be more to her than meets the eye, and in the months to come, her past will gradually come to light.
She is a new physician entering Northern Districts Hospital in the wake of Logan Bennett’s recent resignation. Before the midseason finale, in which Tane (Ethan Browne) and Rose (Kirsty Marillier) teamed together to take down Tex’s (Lucas Lineham) gang of bikers, her appearance was formally confirmed.
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Gunshots interrupted their plan, and it is now known that Bree will be the medical professional attending to Cash, who was wounded by gang leader Marty and taken to the hospital (Ben Wood).
Bree has a backstory and tale of her own that fans will witness unfold over the next few months. Like many new faces in the Bay, she is more than meets the eye.
Producers have emphasised her surfing skills, thus it makes sense that she will mingle with Summer Bay’s current surf enthusiasts.
When paparazzi caught Juliet filming surf scenes at Palm Beach back in April, they were the first to notice her on the Home and Away set. Soon after, lucky viewers at CelebTime’s Home and Away Tour got to see her filming scenes with Justin Morgan’s James Stewart as the two of them carried surfboards.
Juliet recently spoke to TV Week about her upcoming debut, describing her character as a “laidback, compassionate doctor who loves a laugh.”
“Born and raised in Newcastle [New South Wales], she’s kind, considerate and smart as a whip,” she told the publication. “Bree is passionate about what she does and believes that with hard work and compassion she can help those in need.”
Juliet noted that her character arrived in the bay “in need of a fresh start” and that she leapt at the job opening at Northern Districts Hospital’s emergency department, which could be a reference to Bree’s past.
“At first, she settles into the Bay well – she loves her new home, the epic surf and the welcoming locals. But as weeks go by, we learn there’s rather more to Bree’s story.”
Following the three members of the Lyrik band who recently joined the full-time cast, Bree is the fourth new character to appear in recent weeks.
Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis) and the rock group Lyrik are old acquaintances, and Flick recently paid them a visit while she and Mac were in the city looking for Salt investors.
Flick told them they should drop by if they were ever in town, and was surprised when they rocked up in Summer Bay the very next day, serenading her with a performance outside the Parata house.
While Lyrik initially had four members, the lead singer Bob (Rob Mallet) was simply a guest character, and he left the band right after after a fight with the other members over his inflated ego.
Eden (Stephanie Panozzo), the band’s bassist, Remi (Adam Rowland), Eden’s best friend and the lead guitarist, and Kirby (Angelina Thomson), Lyrik’s keyboardist and songwriter who was also Bob’s girlfriend before his abrupt departure, are the only members of the band still present in Summer Bay.
A large number of recent departures are replaced by the four newcomers.
Ari (Rob Kipa Williams), Mia (Anna Samson), Chloe (Sam Barrett), Ryder (Lukas Radovich), Bella (Courtney Miller), Logan (Harley Bonner), and Jasmine have all left us in the first seven months of the year (Sam Frost).
We have detailed tribute articles to all of the departing characters, recapping their exits and their storylines from their years in the bay: