Winners & Losers is steamrolling into it’s mid season finale (airing next Tuesday, Sept 23rd) and like usual, the show is goes out with a bang that will leave fans hanging.
Tonight’s episode fast tracks the time line forward one month after Jen’s double mastectomy and reconstruction and there’s tension in the air between her and boyfriend Gabe (Nick Russell) with Jen not wanting to accept that the surgery has changed things in her life. Sam (Katherine Hicks) is struggling living life without Cory (Jacob Holt) who has returned to the care of his mum Hayley (Anna Samson) while Sophie (Mellanie Vajello) decides to make amends with Luke (Nathin Butler) and attempts to rekindle their friendship.
But it’s next week’s finale that brings out all the drama with Frances (Virginia Gay) finally going into labour (hoorah!) that brings some of the funniest moments from the season to date while Doug (Tom Wren) and Carla (Sibylla Budd) come up against some unexpected closed doors while looking into the possibility of adoption leaving Carla’s sister Izzy (Laura Gordon) wanting to make a selfless offer. while Jenny and Gabe and Sophie and Jack find themselves in romantic messes trying to determine what they both want out of their relationships.
This mid-season finale’s biggest ‘OMG!’ moments however revolve around the Sam/Cory/Hayley story-line that has played out over the first half of this season, finally coming to a very dramatic end that will not only leave you wondering who’s going to survive, but also grabbing the tissues!
Winners & Losers airs tonight, channel 7 at 8:30pm with the mid season finale airing next Tuesday night on 7.
The massive cast changes in Winners and Losers that took place at the season three finale is about to add another name to the list of those who have left with Tuesday night’s episode seeing a main character joining those who have moved onto greener pastures.
The season three finale saw characters including Patrick (Jack Pearson), Jasmine (Pia-Grace Moon), Flynn (Tom Hobbs) and Jonathan (Damien Bodie) all exit the series along with Trish Gross (Denise Scott) taking an extended break in Switzerland and Bec (Zoe Tuckwell-Smith) moving to Singapore to be with Ryan (but let’s face it, she hasn’t really gone anywhere with the amount of time she’s spending back home in Melbourne!) is about to see a favorite cast member say goodbye.
Speaking with The Daily Edition yesterday, cast member Melanie Vallejo (Sophie) revealed that yes, a main cast member will be leaving the show! So who is it that’s leaving? I know….but i’m keeping quiet on this one, instead offering up some suggestions as to who it could be.
Is it Francis?: Francis has had a tough time of late between Zach leaving, her surprise pregnancy and the departure of business partner Flynn and co-dependent Jonathan, Francis has found herself relying on the slightly airy Bridget, not only for emotional support but professional support too. Has it all become too much for Francis to handle with her only option to be with Zach in Abu Dhabi?
Is it Jen?: While things haven’t been as tough for Jen as they have been for Francis, Jen’s still been on a very up and down ride that could see her throw it all in and leave for good. With all her winnings now gone, Jen has had a tough time readjusting to life before money that included returning to her old job and suffering through a string of bad relationships. Will new boyfriend Gabe be enough to keep Jen from leaving?
Is it Sophie?: One could say “poor Sophie” if it wasn’t for all the naked fun she was having with Sam’s brother Luke. While her ex Doug has moved on and married Carla and her struggles with revealing what happened to her while in Africa played heavily in the past few seasons, it’s her relationship with Luke that has really started to haunt Sophie. Trying to deny she wants more from him that she currently has is a typical Sophie move, but can she deal with having her heart broken all over again?
Is it Bec?: We’ve seen some very ‘out-of-character’ behavior from our widowed Bec of late. There was the hook up with bikie Jason (who was also dealing dope on the side) then becoming romantically involved with her therapist Ryan (who subsequently lost his job) which then led to her moving to Singapore to continue to be with Ryan and finally back into Jason’s arms, cheating on Ryan. It’s all been very un-Bec like…could this behavior lead to her saying goodbye to it all and leaving?
Is it Sam?: Just like the others, Sam has found herself in a situation she never thought she’d ever be in. One day your working as a nurse, the next you’re marrying a patient dying from cancer and suddenly, you’ve inherited your dead husband’s son he abandoned years ago while his mother is off in Bangers living large with the payout from her ex’s death. Sam somehow managed to get the raw end of the deal here and has found herself single and the legal guardian of a moody 14 year old. How long can she deal with this?
So who leaves? Find out tonight on an all new Winners and Losers, 8:30pm on Channel 7