Ben Turland, who plays Hendrix Greyson on Neighbours, has announced that his character will propose to his girlfriend Mackenzie Hargreaves in an emotional episode airing next week.
Hendrix was recently diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, which occurred after the fire at Erinsborough High School, according to a recent plotline. He is told that due to restricted treatment choices, he will need a lung transplant within the next three years to save his life.
After receiving the shocking diagnosis, Hendrix and Mackenzie decide to enjoy a stress-free trip to Sydney to see their family. But there’s one thing he’s not going to tell his family about. His ailment.
His sister Alana, on the other hand, detects his strange behavior and, as a result, the truth is revealed. Hendrix will then make the ultimate romantic gesture and ask Mackenzie to marry him, with the help of his loved ones!
Speaking about the big storyline to Inside Soap, Turland said of the proposal: “It’s very much spur of the moment. Mackenzie has opened Hendrix’s eyes to a different way of thinking. She makes his life a little less chaotic, and more wholesome.
“Hendrix begins to ponder his life goals and who he wants to be in the future. He thinks it’s a good idea, so he proposes! He’s not even wearing a ring.”
The actor also talked about Mackenzie’s reaction to the startling question, but he didn’t say what her response would be. “I mean, she doesn’t anticipate it!” They’re young, and everything seems to happen out of nowhere. Hendrix, on the other hand, understands what he wants, and he wants to marry…” he teased.
Before proposing, Hendrix takes Mackenzie to some of the important locations from his childhood. Speaking about those touching scenes, Turland told Digital Spy: “Taking Mackenzie to all of those spots is really special. It’s really nice for Hendrix to be in those places with the girl that he loves. It’s so important to him and it tells us a lot about Hendrix as a character.”
So, do we need to buy a hat? We’ll have to tune in to find out!