Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) of Neighbours is dealing with the reality that life goes on despite losing Hendrix Greyson (Ben Turland) so unexpectedly. She appears to be coping admirably from the outside, but does the interior tell a different story?
When Mackenzie has to pick up Hendrix’s ashes, she is beside herself, and she and Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) both struggle to comprehend how on Earth this is all happening. Mackenzie understands how sorrow works; she braces herself for some difficult days ahead, but she does it by suppressing her feelings in order to postpone coping with her loss.
Of course, this isn’t healthy in the least and could send the widowed newlywed into a downward spiral.
Her first major obstacles will be the memorials in Erinsborough and Sydney, which are diametrically opposed. The first is a large celebration of the energy that Hendrix provided to the world. The atmosphere in Sydney is quite different, and it’s a lot more solemn occasion. Mackenzie carries on stoically, visiting the locations he took her. This gives her comfort, and she believes it is her time to genuinely say goodbye.
She offers Harlow (Jemma Donovan) permission to pursue her goals and travel to London now that she has found her own closure. Is Mack’s strength, on the other hand, all a ruse? When Grant returns in town to help his grieving daughter, Toadie (Ryan Moloney) expresses his surprise at Mack’s ability to cope. Is Mackenzie, who appears to be invincible, ready to crumble?
Scenes will begin airing on Channel 5 on Monday, June 20.