Home & Away teases fans with 'deadly stunt' before season finale

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Home and Away fans have been sent into a tizzy ahead of the show's highly-anticipated season finale week.

Promising everything from a heartfelt proposal to a steamy road trip and a life-changing gift, the long-running Aussie soap is set to wrap 2021 up with a bang.

Side by side images of Ryder (Lukas Radovich) getting into a coffin and Theo (Matt Evans) in a scene from Home & Away's 2021 season finale. Photo: Channel 7.
Ryder (Lukas Radovich) and Theo (Matt Evans) get caught up in a 'deadly stunt' in Home & Away's 2021 season finale. Photo: Channel 7.

Home & Away's 'deadly stunt'

But it's a deadly stunt involving mischievous duo Ryder (Lukas Radovich) and Theo (Matt Evans) that's got audiences on the edge of their seats.

The promo sees the pair take their viral video side hustle to a dangerous new level when Ryder finds himself buried in a coffin. Yep, you read that right.

Theo's initial enthusiasm for the 'epic' stunt is knocked on the head — literally — and he's left slumped, video camera in hand, next to his mate's 'grave'.

With just his phone torch as a light source, Ryder begins to panic when Theo mysteriously goes quiet above ground.

"Where are you?" he shouts from six feet under. "If this is a joke, it's not funny. Answer me!"

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Ryder (Lukas Radovich) in a coffin in a scene from Home & Away's 2021 season finale. Photo: Channel 7.
Ryder (Lukas Radovich) panics when Theo goes mysteriously quiet above ground. Photo: Channel 7.

Will Ryder — and Theo for that matter — survive the buried alive challenge? Home and Away fans have been sharing their own theories on social media.

The jury is still out on how Theo wound up unconscious, with some people saying it was a self-inflicted accident.

"The promo shows that it's one of Ryder and Theo's prank videos. Ryder gets buried alive and then for some reason Theo ends up on the ground, so it'll be interesting to see what happened to Theo!" wrote one fan.

"Looks like Theo may have fallen out of a tree, possibly putting up a camera to film the gravesite. So he's unconscious," added another.

One fan suspects that Ryder wasn't buried of his own free will, but that Chloe's (Sam Barrett) hot-headed father Matthew (James Sweeny) is behind it all.

Alf (Ray Meagher) looks worried as Martha (Belinda Giblin) lies in a hospital bed in a scene from Home & Away's 2021 season finale. Photo: Channel 7.
Martha (Belinda Giblin) has Alf (Ray Meagher) worried as her condition deteriorates. Photo: Channel 7.

"Matthew puts Ryder in the grave, Chloe finds out what Matthew is really like and she kills him in self-defence," the fan speculated.

Another argues that it's a case of mistaken identity, that it's not Ryder in the coffin at all.

"It's not Ryder, a while ago it looked like they were filming a funeral and Ryder was there," they wrote.

Elsewhere in the action-packed promo, Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) pops the question to Mia (Anna Samson) and Felicity (Jacqui Purvis) and Tane (Ethan Browne) depart on a steamy road trip.

And Roo (Georgie Parker) offers hospital-bound Martha (Belinda Giblin) the gift of life — but can she keep her promise?

Home and Away airs Monday to Thursday 7.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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