Neighbours spoilers: Susan Kennedy digs deeper into Finn Kelly's tragic past

Neighbours, Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy

Susan still can't shake her thoughts about twisted teacher Finn and arranges to meet his brother Shaun again to find out more about Finn's tragic past

Susan Kennedy narrowly avoided charges of attempted murder and a prison sentence after she shoved nasty Finn Kelly off a cliff while defending her nieces Elly Conway and Bea Nilsson and family friend Xanthe Canning.

Neighbours, Susan Kennedy, Bea Nilsson, Elly Conway, Xanthe Canning

Susan sent Finn flying off a cliff when he attacked Bea, Elly, Xanthe and herself (Picture: Channel 5)

But even though that should be that, Susan can't help but feel sorry for former teacher Finn who remains in a coma in hospital because of her actions.

Just after Christmas, she and her husband Karl met with Finn's younger half-brother Shaun who revealed a shock family secret: The brothers were once kidnapped while backpacking in South America. But while their parents paid the ransom for Shaun's release, they blamed Finn for taking Shaun along on his travels and refused to bail him out.

Neighbours, Susan Kennedy, Finn Kelly

Last year, Susan found herself by Finn's hospital bed with murderous thoughts on her mind! (Picture: Channel 5)

It's still a mystery what happened to Finn during the six months he was held hostage. But when Susan arranges to meet with Shaun again, this time he gives her a letter Finn wrote during his captivity. What dark secrets will the letter reveal?

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Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.