Last night, after a two year break, Offspring returned to our screens.
The much-anticipated series return didn’t disappoint, with several key moments that gave the nation plenty to talk about.
Be warned, there are plenty of spoilers in this post, so don’t keep reading if you don’t want to know.
One of the most pivotal moments centered around Nina’s dad, Darcy.
When Nina’s phone rings just after she’s found out that her ex, Leo, is dating someone new, she ignores it. It’s a call from her father. But that moment turns out to be highly significant – with the bombshell dropping that Darcy has died from a heart attack while overseas.
— Offspring (@OffspringTV) June 29, 2016
Given that most of Australia are yet to emotionally recover from Patrick’s death, the decision to kill off another character was an interesting one. So, why did Darcy die?
Speaking to news.com.au, Offspring’s script producer and head writer Jonathan Gavin explained it had to be done.
“Because it’s been two years since the audience last saw Nina and the Proudman family there was a feeling that we needed a major event to bring everybody back together,” he said. “And also, in a way, to set up all of the momentum and collisions that were going to give an arc to series six.”
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It’s already clear that Darcy’s death will be a defining moment of this season, which signifies the beginning of a complex chain of events.