Over thirty years have passed since Peter O’Brien’s character Shane Ramsay last visited Ramsay Street, but the Neighbours original will make a historic comeback the following week, much to the pleasure of an old acquaintance.
Viewers are aware that Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) is gravely concerned for David Tanaka (Takaya Honda), who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security facility.
Future scenes further exacerbate the situation as David’s life is once again in risk and Paul has little control over the situation.
But suddenly, the businessman’s focus shifts as he runs into an old friend, Shane!
Paul is giddy with joy about Shane’s comeback, but it’s not just a journey down memory lane; he might also stand to gain financially from it.
You see, Shane wants to do business with Paul and has a somewhat intriguing proposal for him.
Paul is enthusiastic, that much is clear, but as Shane asks the residents of Ramsay Street for advice, he might soon change his mind.
Will he learn anything that would lead him to reconsider doing business with the cunning Paul?
Only time will tell.
One of the earliest Neighbours characters, Shane, the son of Max and Maria Ramsay, initially appeared in the Australian soap opera’s very first episode in 1985.
Over the course of two years, the character appeared in a number of storylines, the first of which followed him as he prepared for the Olympics as a swimmer. His father Max served as his coach and made every effort to help Shane reach his full potential.
He also appeared in stories about his romance with Daphne Lawrence (Elaine Smith) and his involvement in several car accidents, one of which resulted in a life sentence in prison after Jean Richards passed away.
Since leaving Erinsborough in 1987, Shane hasn’t been on television. However, it was announced a few months ago that the character would make a reappearance prior to Neighbours’ final episodes.
Since Channel 5 controversially decided to remove Neighbours off their schedules in favour of “original UK drama,” which the broadcaster claims has a “strong appeal” for people, Neighbours, as viewers are aware, is scheduled to end later this month.
The final month of episodes, which are regarded as must-see TV, have been characterised as an on-air celebration of the show’s heritage.
Actor Peter O’Brien is one of many celebrities who will return to their roles in the upcoming weeks, along with Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Kyle Minogue, Jason Donovan, Ian Smith, and Scott Robinson (Charlene Robinson), Harold Bishop (Ian Smith), and Des Clarke (Paul Keane) (Izzy Hoyland).