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  1. #61
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    I have to side with John, Marilyn does not know this new family well to have them move in, I know after the hospital hostage siege she feels close indebted to Ari but she is helping them too much

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    are they over done completely?

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    One of Home and Away's most iconic couples fall apart in heartbreaking scenes set to air this week
    Is this really it?

    They've been Summer Bay stalwarts for years, but in Home and Away scenes set to air this week, things go south between iconic couple John and Marilyn.

    While John is slowly starting to regain his health, his marriage is rapidly falling apart.

    As Marilyn concludes it's time to move on, will John let his wife just slip away?

    For months now, fans have watched the couple face hurdle after hurdle.

    Cracks first appeared in the wake of the fateful hospital siege, where Marilyn (Emily Symons) forged a bond with newcomer Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams).

    But instead of communicating with his wife, John (Shane Withington) let jealously consume him.

    "Marilyn got PTSD from the hostage situation and was a changed person upon her return," Shane, 61, tells TV WEEK.

    "John was blindsided by the situation and taken completely by surprise."

    The Parata family from New Zealand, who are now a fixture in Summer Bay, continued to create problems in their marriage ? at least according to John.

    But Marilyn, who hasn't been able to get through to her husband, already had one foot out the door.

    While Marilyn resigned herself to taking care of John, who is recovering from a brain aneurysm, their ability to communicate is no better.

    John is aggressive, resentful and ungrateful towards those around him. Now, however, he's met his match in health care worker Amber (Maddy Jevic), who refuses to let stubborn John push her away.

    "Amber's arrival is a breath of fresh air into a tired relationship...although she gives as good as she gets," Shane says.

    Marilyn is grateful for the help, but admits to Roo (Georgie Parker) she still feels helpless.

    She cares deeply for John, but knows their marriage is in trouble.

    At home, Marilyn finds John has fallen over and races to help.

    But instead of berating her, as he's been doing, the couple share a tearful exchange and admit that things just aren't working.

    "John very bravely can see that Marilyn isn't happy and that it's not working," Shane explains.

    "Perhaps it's time for both to go their own way and pursue their own goals and values."

    The following day, Amber sets up an alert watch in case John falls again ? and Marilyn, with no more reasons to stay, makes the heartbreaking decision to move out.

    Does Marilyn's decision really spell the end of one of Summer Bay's most loved couples?

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    Digital Spy article:


    Home and Away airs final decision for John Palmer and Marilyn Chambers's marriage
    Is it the end?

    Home and Away spoilers follow from Australian-pace episodes, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.

    Home and Away's John Palmer and Marilyn Chambers have agreed to break up in heartbreaking scenes.

    The couple made the decision in Thursday's episode on Australian screens (July 30), realising that there was no way forward for their marriage.

    John (Shane Withington) and Marilyn (Emily Symons) became estranged in the aftermath of the siege at the local hospital at the start of the year.

    At the time, Marilyn's distant behaviour ? and obsessive desire with helping the Parata family ? caused tensions with John.

    carer at home.

    Sadly, this set-up only made tensions between them even worse and John eventually pushed Marilyn to admit that she didn't love him anymore.

    In Home and Away's latest episode, John decided it was time to move forward after taking control of his own situation.

    Having hired newcomer Amber as his carer, he didn't need Marilyn around to help him anymore and wanted her to start living her own life again.

    During a heartbreaking meal together at home, John told Marilyn that their marriage was over and it was best for her to move out. Could one of Summer Bay's favourite couples really be splitting for good?

    Home and Away fans in the UK will see these scenes on Channel 5 in late August.

    Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).

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    Home and Away star Shane Withington calls for Jett James to make a return
    "I do miss him."

    Home and Away's Shane Withington has shared his hope that Jett James star Will McDonald will make a return in the future.

    Withington portrays John Palmer in the Aussie soap, and his current storyline has seen the character recovering from a stroke in a wheelchair.

    Previously, his foster son Jett lost the use of his legs back in 2019 after joining the armed forces and getting caught up in an explosion, before McDonald left the show.

    Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Withington was asked if John's situation ? while not identical to Jett but sharing some similarities ? could pave the way for the latter to reappear.

    "I would really like that! I would love young William to turn up, we get on like a house on fire," he replied.

    "He's such a beautiful young actor ? I hope so, that would be good if he turns up again as I do miss him. I'm lucky, all the young actors I've worked with all keep in touch with me. It's lovely.

    "I haven't had a son either so having them with me and when they're having a tough time with auditions or if they're having a particularly good time or if they're passing through town, they always give me a call. One of the great takeaways of being on the show is the great friendships I've made with them."

    The actor went on to discuss his 11-year-tenure on the Aussie soap, admitting that he never imagined the role would turn into such a long-running commitment, but he's delighted that it has.

    "When I first started, they offered me 12 weeks, that was the first contract I got, and then another 12 weeks, and then they offered me a year in the show and that was the first time it was a long-term thing," he explained.

    "I had no idea that I would be there for 11 years and I'm very proud. I'm the fifth longest-serving actor on the show, and I'm very proud that I've been there and been such a big part of Australian history, Australian television and a great Australian show."

    Withington continued: "Moving from show to show can be a bit precarious and can be hard on your ego. But I love staying in one show and playing one guy for such a long time.

    "People ask, 'Don't you get bored of it?' and that's just not the case. [John] is a reflection of myself in many ways ? he's my ego, he's my jealousy, he's my insecurities and I play them with laughs on television!"

    e changing nature of John's relationships with other Summer Bay residents is what makes him so interesting to play.

    "He's a storyline carrier, John can move across every set, he's in the town as the free agent, he knows everyone's business," Withington explained. "I love it!

    "It would be boring if he was always nice or sweet, but I like the fact that he picks a fight with everyone that comes to the bay and then a couple of months later ends up being the very best friends with them."

    Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).

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