Home and Away: Secrets and the City

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Home and Away: Secrets and the City
Home and away Secrets and the City.jpg
DVD Cover for Secrets and the City
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 3
Broadcast
Original channel Seven
Home video release
DVD release date 25 October 2002 (Australia)[1]
29 October 2003 (UK)

Home and Away: Secrets and the City is an exclusive-to-video and DVD special of Australia's most popular soap opera Home and Away. In 2002, it was only released on video and a year later it received a DVD release. It is hosted by Home and Away star Tammin Sursok — in character as Dani Sutherland, not as herself — and contains three episodes, two of which were aired on TV: Shattered Hearts and Broken Dreams, but the third episode, Secrets and the City will never be aired on TV; it is only to be seen on the video and DVD.

The story follows the breakup of the Sutherland family as a secret from Rhys' past comes back to haunt him. Years ago, Rhys had an affair with Angie Russell and now she's living in Summer Bay with her son Dylan. Angie then reveals to Dylan than he is Rhys' son and he can't see Rhys' daughter Kirsty any more because they are brother and sister. Shelley discovers his secret when she listens to a tape that recorded Angie talking to Rhys. At a family dinner, Rhys tells all to his family hurting Kirsty the most. The following day, the girls find a note from Rhys saying that he has left for good. Dani and Josh, along with Hayley and Noah, search for Rhys in the City.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate
3391 (15.201) "Shattered Hearts" Jonathan Geraghty Sean Nash
Coral Drouyn
21 October 2002
Shelley finds out that Rhys had an affair with Angie and that Dylan is his son. Angie goes to the Sutherland house to talk to Shelley, resulting in her having the door slammed in her face.[2]
3394 (15.204) "Broken Dreams" Jonathan Geraghty Sean Nash
Coral Drouyn
24 October 2002
Rhys decides to tell his family the truth about his affair with Angie, and that Dylan is his son — causing Kirsty to run out of the house.[3]
- "Secrets and the City" Robert Meillon Coral Drouyn N/A
Dani has a secret. It flashes back to Jade finding a note saying Rhys has left for good. Dani and Josh head for the city, picking up Hayley and Noah who have broken down. Shelley waits at home to see Rhys, with the others telling her lies so that she won't find out the truth. Josh's mum helps to find Rhys. Dani later finds him in a hotel room and begs him to come home. They arrive back home and Shelley has no idea he was even gone.

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

DVD[edit]

Home and Away: Secrets and the City
Set Details Special Features
  • Featurettes:
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Interviews
    • A Day In the Life of Bec and Beau
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
N/A 25 August 2003 29 October 2003

Reaction[edit]

Secrets and the City was a let down to fans of the show as they expected more to come from Australia's first DVD of Home and Away. Two episodes which had already aired on TV and the special episode was only a 3 minutes longer than a normal episode. The special features on the release were a great contribution, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes with Bec Cartwright and Beau Brady.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Idato, Michael (14 October 2002). "Switched on". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shattered Hearts (#3391) Summary". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Broken Dreams (#3394) Summary". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Secrets and the City Review". backtothebay.net. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 

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