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From troubled River Boy to family man: Heath Braxton's narrative on Home and Away was the ultimate redemption story

Bring back Heath.

By Jess Pullar
You can't deny when the River Boys, AKA the Braxtons arrived on the sandy shores of Summer Bay, Home and Away changed forever.
While the show has always centred around troubled teens and dramatic relationship breakdowns, the introduction of three certain Braxton brothers in the early 2010s raised the drama by several hefty notches.
With Darryl (AKA Brax) at the helm, flanked by his two younger brothers Heath and Casey, Home and Away purists witnessed a narrative of love, hate and intense passion - from all ends of the spectrum.
While the show has since bid a very sad farewell to all three brothers, fans still hold out hope for a return some day.
And that's exactly why everyone virtually lost the plot earlier this month when sneaky pictures revealed Dan Ewing, who played the lovable, yet mischief-causing character Heath, filming candid scenes alongside fellow Summer Bay comrade Patrick O'Connor (who plays another River Boy, Dean).
The pictures, shared by New Idea were nothing short of glorious, as it appeared Dan would be making an appearance in a tense scene filmed in Riverstone, Sydney on August 5.
Further information on Heath's grand return is limited, but according to reports, the scenes will air later this year.
So, to gear up for what's going to be one heck of a reunion, we decided to take a look back and remember exactly why we fell for Heath in the first place.
Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy this retrospective into The Bay's troublesome, albeit well-meaning bad boy.

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