After the SHOCK news about his mum Fay's declining health on Neighbours, will Mark Brennan decide to leave Erinsborough to look after her?
Mark Brennan (played by Scott McGregor), his sister Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and brother Aaron (Matt Wilson) are seriously worried on Neighbours (5:30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings), after a phonecall from their brother Tyler reporting that their mum Fay has gone missing...
Law enforcer Mark is about to get the police involved, when Fay (Zoe Bertram) turns up on the doorstep of Number 24!
But the family reunion is cut short when Aaron's doctor hubby David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) diagnoses Fay is quite unwell, as her Huntington's disease has progressed and she will soon need 24-hour supervision...
Plunged into a family crisis, the Brennans must decide what to do about Fay, with Mark starting to consider the idea of leaving Erinsborough to look after his mum in Adelaide.
Could this be the end of an era for long-standing Ramsay Street copper, Mark Brennan?
Meanwhile, it's Hendrix Greyson's (Benny Turland) first day at Erinsborough High.
The teenage lad is not impressed at being sent to the local high school after his previous life of luxury at a posh boarding school. So he wastes no time in getting up to mischief, pulling a prank on Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan).
However, will Harlow be the one to have the last laugh and turn the tables on Hendrix?
And student Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) gets a visit from Shane Rebecchi (Nicholas Coghlan) and his wife Dipi (Sharon Johal), who reveal Shane has tracked down Mackenzie's estranged dad, Grant, and he is on his way to Erinsborough as they speak!
How will Mackenzie deal with this huge news and the thought of being reunited with the man who previously disowned her?
Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5
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