Evelyn tells Josh she cannot hide their kiss from Maddy anymore and the two .. The next day, Josh takes Evie back home one early morning and she tells him. Josh Barrett is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by . Josh meets up with Andy, after he goes to the Braxton's restaurant, and tells him Heath's wedding is back on. Clementi told an Inside Soap columnist that Maddy's first impression of Josh was that he was "handsome and. Josh and Evie first met in November on Evie's first day at Summer Bay High . A week later, Maddy pushes Josh away when her foster mother Roo Stewart.
So the bullet meant for Brax hits him in the chest. Ricky stayed by Josh's side, after telling him that Brax wanted her to watch over him. While they were going through Johnny's wallet they found a photo of a baby that neither of them recognised. After speaking to his mother, he learnt that Johnny was Casey's biological father, making him and Josh half-brothers. When Evelyn MacGuire Phillipa Northeast revealed that she had a crush on Josh, Maddy exposed it to all their friends, leading to a confrontation between him and Evie.
His relationship with Maddy began to suffer when she pushed him away and turned to Spencer for support, as their foster mother was ill. Josh confessed to Maddy that he had kissed Evie, leaving her heartbroken and humiliated.
In the wake of Casey's death, Josh turned to Maddy for comfort and they had a one-night stand. She felt that Josh had sought Maddy out, as she had told him she was not ready to have sex yet.
She met with Josh to tell him that she wanted to get back together and he agreed. Evie felt rejected, but Josh then surprised her with a romantic gesture and they had sex. Josh asked Evie to have a coffee with him and look at some HSC brochures he had received. Josh asked her out to dinner, but Evie told him she only came over as a friend. She wanted them to get back together, as she enjoyed working with Gallagher. Josh was set upon and physically assaulted by the drug dealers Andy was working for, after they mistook him for his brother.
Andy insisted that he was trying to support Josh, but she threw him out. Even after she found out he was attacked, she felt he should have turned to her. Gallagher told an Inside Soap reporter, "Josh is aware that these guys are serious. They've already bashed up him and Andy pretty bad, and Josh really doesn't want Evie to get hurt.
Andy gave Cody the money to pay off his debt, but when Cody tried to extort more money, Brax intimidated him and the other men into leaving. The actor also said Josh was furious with his brother for putting Evie in danger. When Brax invited Andy over to his house to help Josh get ready for his formal, Andy was surprised by the warm, family atmosphere and realised that they did not deserve what Jake was planning.
When Brax arrived, Jake fired a gun through the window and the bullet hit Casey, killing him. Gallagher said that Josh was worried, as he knew what type of guy Tank was, as he had grown up with people just like him.
However, when Oscar spotted Tank outside, Josh went out to confront him. Tank then came up behind Josh and punched him, causing Josh to fall and hit his head on the ground.
Josh was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and Gallagher explained, "Josh could die. He's in a coma on life support.
It appears he's brain-dead — there's a real chance this could be the end. But what if his sight's back just in time for him to take his revenge on Charlotte? Stranger things have happened in Summer Bay She asked him to meet her and he explained that after he had got his sight back that evening.
He tried to defend himself and in the struggle, he accidentally shot her. His exit storyline saw him and his brother Andy flee Summer Bay to avoid going to prison.
Evie was "devastated" when she learned Josh had killed Charlotte. She can be a perfectionist and works hard to achieve her goals. She has a passion and flair for music - especially the violin. Maddy is from a middle class Australian family. The refocus allowed her to introduce "new talents" to the show. Maddy falls ill and she and Spencer are found living in the local high school. It is the reason they are on the run and reluctant to tell people the truth.
Clementi told a reporter from Inside Soap that "at first, they're very reserved about Roo's offer - they know that living with others presents the possibility that whatever they're hiding may be revealed. Clementi told Miller that her character is fearful that the hospital will contact her parents once they know her details. Roo is "immediately drawn to them" and angry that no one else views them the same way. Parker was pleased with fostering themed storylines because the show was about "giving people with nowhere to go a home".
Morely told Inside Soap's reporter that "now they're more settled in the Bay and their relationship is stronger, they feel it is the right time. Spencer manages to solve the problem, but as they get passionate, it makes them feel awkward. Morely explained that the lovers are under pressure, have other things on their minds and do not feel right.
This event makes Maddy question their relationship. She decides to comfort him and tries to seduce him. Younes explained that his character rejects her advances because he senses that she will feel better in the future. He knows that she is doing it for the wrong reasons and chooses to do the "noble thing".
Roo attempts to convince Maddy to come home but she refuses. She sneaks off with Josh to avoid Casey taking her home. Younes told a TV Week reporter that Casey knows Maddy is trying to lose her virginity and he believes it is not right.
Younes explained that Maddy is making amends with Casey when they are suddenly hit by a four-wheel-drive. He revealed that "Maddy is unconscious and the car is burning so he has to act very quickly, he's really hurt but manages to carry Maddy out of the car before it explodes.
No one realises they are missing and are found the following morning when Maddy gets help. Younes revealed that he filmed his own stunts carrying Clementi when the explosion impacted. The car chase scenes were filmed at night on location down a narrow road. The cast described the shoot as a "scary" scenario. He decides to try to make amends with the Braxton family but they are not interested.
She comforts him and they kiss. He added that "Maddy is just this beautiful girl, he's blown away by her beauty. He has fallen in love with how sweet and caring she is. The police believe that Maddy and Josh have started the fire because they find CCTV footage placing them at the scene of the crime. Maddy and Josh were sleeping there after they ran away from home but their trespassing makes them suspects. Roo is disappointed with Maddy and is unsure of her innocence. The actress added "Roo freaks out because she knows if there's hard evidence, they may be involved, she's scared Josh and Maddy could get into a lot of trouble.
Maddy did not start the fire and protests her innocence. Clementi explained that Maddy suspects Josh of arson and which makes him angry and "it throws a spanner in the works for their relationship. But Roo believes he is responsible and decides to warn Josh to keep away from Maddy. Gallagher told Miller that "he's developed quite strong feelings for Maddy, but thinks it might be in her best interest for him to leave. One example occurred when Josh chooses to spend time with Maddy, leaving his brother Andy jealous.
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The latter spikes Maddy's drink and she begins to behave oddly. Josh discovers the truth and fight ensues over Maddy.
Gallagher believed that the partnership between Josh and Evelyn is stronger than the one he shared with Maddy. He felt that they experienced a lack of mutual respect, adding that "with Maddy he always felt like he was beneath her, and that she would talk down to him.
Josh seeks comfort with Maddy and they sleep together. Northeast told Downie that Maddy takes advantage of Josh when he is vulnerable.
But she also feels like she pushed Josh into having sex with Maddy because she wouldn't. The actress concluded that Maddy was able to give Josh something that Evelyn could not. Maddy is taken ill during the night with a "mystery illness".
Doctor Nate Cooper Kyle Pryor assumes it is a virus but runs blood tests to find out.