In tonight’s Australian episode of Home and Away, Dr. Bree Cameron, Summer Bay’s newest physician, makes her acting debut.
Dr. Cameron, who is portrayed by Juliet Godwin, has been characterised as chill, compassionate, and a surfer.
She may appear unassuming, but there may be more to her than meets the eye, and in the months to come, her past will gradually come to light.
She is a new physician entering Northern Districts Hospital in the wake of Logan Bennett’s recent resignation. Before the midseason finale, in which Tane (Ethan Browne) and Rose (Kirsty Marillier) teamed together to take down Tex’s (Lucas Lineham) gang of bikers, her appearance was formally confirmed.
Gunshots interrupted their plan, and it is now known that Bree will be the medical professional attending to Cash, who was wounded by gang leader Marty and taken to the hospital (Ben Wood).
Bree has a backstory and tale of her own that fans will witness unfold over the next few months. Like many new faces in the Bay, she is more than meets the eye.
Producers have emphasised her surfing skills, thus it makes sense that she will mingle with Summer Bay’s current surf enthusiasts.
When paparazzi caught Juliet filming surf scenes at Palm Beach back in April, they were the first to notice her on the Home and Away set. Soon after, lucky viewers at CelebTime’s Home and Away Tour got to see her filming scenes with Justin Morgan’s James Stewart as the two of them carried surfboards.
A “laidback, sympathetic doctor who enjoys a laugh,” as Juliet described her role in a recent interview with TV Week about her impending debut.
She was raised in Newcastle, New South Wales, and, according to the source, is gentle, thoughtful, and as sharp as a whip. Bree is dedicated to her career and thinks she can help those in need by working hard and having compassion.
Juliet noted that her character arrived in the bay “in need of a fresh start” and that she leaped at the job opening at Northern Districts Hospital’s emergency department, which could be a reference to Bree’s past.
“At first, she acclimates to the Bay well; she adores her new residence, the world-class surf, and the kind inhabitants. But as the weeks pass, we find that Bree’s narrative has a bit more to it.
Following the three members of the Lyrik band who just joined the full-time cast, Bree is the fourth new character to appear in recent weeks.
Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis) and the rock group Lyrik are old acquaintances, and Flick recently paid them a visit while she and Mac were in the city looking for Salt investors.
They were startled when they showed up in Summer Bay the very next day, serenading her with a performance outside the Parata house, after Flick had advised them to drop by if they were ever in town.
While Lyrik initially had four members, the lead singer Bob (Rob Mallet) was simply a guest character, and he left the band right after after a fight with the other members over his inflated ego.
Eden (Stephanie Panozzo), the band’s bassist, Remi (Adam Rowland), Eden’s best friend and the lead guitarist, and Kirby (Angelina Thomson), Lyrik’s keyboardist and songwriter who was also Bob’s girlfriend before his abrupt departure, are the only members of the band still present in Summer Bay.
A large number of recent departures are replaced by the four newcomers.
Ari (Rob Kipa Williams), Mia (Anna Samson), Chloe (Sam Barrett), Ryder (Lukas Radovich), Bella (Courtney Miller), Logan (Harley Bonner), and Jasmine have all left us in the first seven months of the year (Sam Frost).
We’ve written thorough obituaries for each figure leaving the bay, summarising their departures and the plotlines from their time there:
On Tuesday, August 9 in Australia and Tuesday, September 13 in the UK, Bree makes her television debut.