In today’s Neighbours (21st June), there were painful scenes as the show broadcast an emotional double tribute to bid farewell to Hendrix Greyson (Ben Turland).
Hendrix died last week after getting a lung transplant to cure his pulmonary fibrosis, which was triggered by the fire at Erinsborough High School a few months ago.
Hendrix and his new bride Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) were devastated to find that his lungs were already rejecting his body and he barely had hours to live following the operation.
Hendrix also exchanged heartfelt farewells with Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) and Susan (Jackie Woodburne) and Karl Kennedy as loved ones gathered by his bedside, including his parents Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) and Lisa Rowsthorn (Jane Allsop) (Alan Fletcher). Viewers were moved to tears as Mackenzie told her husband how much he meant to her before he died.
In the aftermath of Hendrix’s death, a devastated Mackenzie battled to let go, and Susan’s sobs pierced our hearts as she lamented the loss of the young man who was like another son to her.
But a touching goodbye video Hendrix recorded before his operation spurred Mack to organise two tributes in his honour, replete with his famed hash brown recipe.
Mackenzie, Susan, and Karl travelled to Sydney, Australia, to join Pierce, Lisa, and Hendrix’s sister Alana (Molly Broadstock) in scattering half of Hendrix’s ashes near where he proposed to Mackenzie.
A devastated Mack vanished as she recalled a childhood narrative Hendrix had never finished, only for Alana to track her down at his old school and fill in the blanks, which highlighted both Hendrix’s playful and kind-hearted sides. The two then parted ways to say their goodbyes.
Back at Ramsay Street, Chloe and Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) made sure that Hendrix’s Erinsborough send-off was all he could have wished for: a party complete with a cardboard cut-out of the man himself. They spread the rest of his ashes in Sydney with his loved ones, and Harlow subsequently moved to London to start a new life.
Mackenzie was seen exchanging a few intimate words with Hendrix, signalling the iconic character’s ultimate departure. But, when she goes home in the following days, how will she cope?
On weekdays at 1:45 p.m., Channel 5 broadcasts Neighbours. Later in the day, at 5:30 p.m., a replay of the episode will air.