Home and Away Spoilers – Tori Morgan set for Summer Bay return
Tori Morgan is set to return to Summer Bay in 2024, as Penny McNamee is spotted on the set of Home and Away.
Penny, who played Tori on the show from 2016 until 2021, was recently spotted by fans of the show at Palm Beach, the real-life home of Summer Bay’s exterior scenes.
Fan Felicity Oliver was lucky enough to meet Penny, who told her that she was back for “a couple of weeks“, leading to speculation that Tori will likely be attending the wedding of Justin (James Stewart) to Leah (Ada Nicodemou).
One of the scenes filmed saw Tori talking with Justin as they walked up to Eden (Stephanie Panozzo) and Remi (Adam Rowland).
Since her departure, Penny hasn’t considered Summer Bay to be a distant memory. Adding scriptwriting to her repertoire during the past year, Penny has written four episodes of Home and Away that have aired, the most recent of which aired last Thursday in Australia.
In May 2016, Tori took up her position as the new Head of Emergency at Northern Districts Hospital. She moved to Summer Bay with her dog Buddy and her brothers Justin, Mason (Orpheus Pledger), and Brody (Jackson Heywood).
Tori left Summer Bay in September 2021 with her new husband Christian Green (Ditch Davey) and daughter Grace, whom she had via IVF with assistance from Robbo Shaw (Jake Ryan) back in October 2019. It had been an eventful five years in Summer Bay, which you can read about in her goodbye feature.In Australia, hey.
After getting married, the couple intended to relocate to the UK, but Tori wasn’t counting on getting hired for the first job she applied for. It was all hands on deck to plan the couple’s impromptu wedding in the Morgan family’s backyard before they left for London, since she had to start work in just two weeks.
She will now spend a brief period of time back at the bay, probably to attend her brother Justin and fiancée Leah’s wedding.
Hopefully, Leah and Justin’s wedding preparations won’t be as challenging as Tori and Christian’s, who had to make two efforts to tie the knot after Christian first put an end to the engagement.
After a near-death experience, Christian resolved to live in the moment and, instead of picking up his suit for the wedding, heimpulsively made a last-minute parachute reservation as he passed an airfield.
There, he met Rachel Young (Marny Kennedy), who was seeking excitement following the breakdown of her marriage, but catastrophe struck when her parachute failed and she collided with the earth.
While they waited for an ambulance, Christian acted quickly, but because he felt that his presence with Rachel was “meant to be,” he and Rachel grew to have an unhealthy connection.
Christian decided to put off getting married to Tori because he became obsessed with Rachek’s care.
Although their relationship was platonic, Rachel started to develop feelings for Christian, and when he refused to talk to Tori about a new wedding date, she called off their engagement.
When Rachel was eventually allowed to leave the hospital following an accident, Christian realised that maybe his survival didn’t have a deeper significance after all.
The couple eventually became engaged again after making apologies with Tori, and eight weeks later they were exchanging vows and on a plane to a foreign country.
Do Justin and Leah get married?
Leah recently proposed to Justin during their traumatic experience trapped in an abandoned warehouse, and the pair have quickly set about planning their big day.
Although there is misinformation being spread by a social media fanpage, stating as fact that the wedding isn’t going ahead, Penny’s reappearance is the latest in a number of indicators that the nuptials are currently on track.
Fans have been able to witness references to weddings during the past month’s filming, which included the couple discussing their wedding cake.
Since the couple decided to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day in last week’s episodes, we may anticipate Leah and Justin’s nuptials to air on or around February 14.
Leah was previously married to Vinnie Patterson (Ryan Kwanten) in 2001, Dan Baker (Tim Campbell) in 2005, and Charlie Clausen (Zac MacGuire) in 2015. This will be Leah’s fourth wedding. Additionally, she was engaged to Elijah Johnson in 2010 and Ted Simos in 2000.
Though Leah appears to have been known as the “black widow” of Summer Bay, in reality, only one of her husbands has passed away while she was still legally married to them.
Leah had previously vowed never to get married again, but her friendship with Justin has made her reconsider. Since 2019, the two have been together.
Who returns for Justin and Leah’s wedding?
While discussing wedding plans in recent weeks, Leah began compiling a list of potential guests who would be coming from abroad.
She mentioned Tori, Christian and Grace, as well as Leah’s son VJ (Matt Little) and his six-year-old stepdaughter Luc who both live in Cyprus.
Given that actor Matt Little, like Penny McNamee, now works behind the scenes on the programme as a Production Assistant, a comeback for VJ should be easy.
Although there hasn’t been an official confirmation yet, the fact that Tori is returning and the others have been mentioned gives us hope that they too may return. Home and Away doesn’t frequently bring back friends and family for significant events like weddings.
Whilst Mason sadly died in the 2019 season finale, there are of course the other Morgan siblings to think about too, who are much closer to home.
Living with his half-brother Brody and his partner Simone (Emily Eskell), who own a restaurant and vineyard in Victoria, is Raffy (Olivia Deeble). In November 2022, Brody and Simone became parents to a child together. Are the other two Morgans going to make a comeback, or will the infant get an ear infection that needs to be treated right away?
It’s also necessary to take into account Justin’s daughter Ava, who was last seen on TV earlier this year when her obsession with Theo (Matt Evans) got her father into a lot of difficulty.
Leah is related to a lot of people, but we’ll focus on her direct family. Theo Sr. (Silvio Ofria) and Helen (Peta Toppano), her parents, would be a notable absence, even though they weren’t there during her first marriage to Zac. They were last seen in 2009.
In addition, Leah has three brothers: Chris (Alex Blias), Dimitri (Salvatore Coco), and Alex (Danny Raco).
Dimitri is of course the father of current character Theo, who made a reappearance after 17 years in 2022 where it was revealed that he been repeatedly beating his son since he was a young teen. As such he wouldn’t be expecting to see him score an invite.
Danny Raco has directed hundreds of episodes since moving behind-the-scenes in 2007, so would be well placed for a quick Alex cameo, whilst youngest brother Chris was last seen attending Leah’s 30th alongside his parents in 2009.
Most importantly of all however, will the Morgan dog Buddy finally emerge from his house in the back garden to act as ring bearer?