Rob Mills, who plays Finn Kelly on Neighbours, has hinted that his character may make a surprise return in the show’s last episode.
The actor indicated that he was on the Neighbours set when they filmed the final ever scene during an interview on Australian talk show Studio 10, implying that Finn Kelly could return in some way before the end of the drama.
“So you were down there yesterday, you shot the last sequences, what went wrong?” Mills was questioned by the hosts of the chat programme.
Mills teased, “Yeah, we shot the scenes.” “I’m committed to secret […] but I can tell it finishes very sincerely, very wonderfully,” she says.
Presenter Sarah Harris then asked Mills if being on set during the filming of the final sequence was painful, to which Mills replied that it was, especially because members of the staff had worked on the soap for a long time.
“There was a celebration with all the workers,” he said, adding that “some of the crew had been working there for 30, 40 years.”
“We had a big drone display, and everyone came out for a big photo. There were a lot of applause and a lot of tears.”
While Finn Kelly was killed on-screen in 2020, he appeared as a vision last year after Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) employed a visualisation technique to come to terms with the horror she had undergone at Finn’s hands.
There’s no indication on how Finn Kelly might return in the final episode, but if he does, he won’t be the only familiar face, since the soap has already revealed that the final episode would feature 23 returning characters from past and current Neighbours.
In a statement, executive producer Jason Herbison said, “Whether the eighties, nineties, naughties, or teens are your favourite decade, we will be giving something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close.”
“We’ll be honouring the most memorable characters from throughout various eras, with a few surprises up our sleeve, alongside the present cast.”
After 37 years on the air, Neighbours will come to an end in early August. After leaving the BBC in 2008, Channel 5 became its new home in the UK.
Despite the fact that the soap’s final scene has been filmed, production on Neighbours isn’t set to stop until Friday (June 10) because sequences aren’t filmed in order.