Home and Away has aired its shock season finale twist in Australia, leaving the life of show favourite Charlie Buckton hanging in the balance.
Following weeks of speculation surrounding the character's future, Charlie was left critically injured following a surprise visit from Jake Pirovic (Fletcher Humphrys), who pulled out a gun and shot her twice.
Jake carried out his attack as revenge because Charlie had previously shot dead his brother Hammer (Benedict Samuel) amid a dangerous situation which unfolded after he held her captive.
In a tragic twist, Charlie's shooting came just as she was about to leave Summer Bay for a new life in the city with boyfriend Brax (Steve Peacocke), his brother Casey (Lincoln Younes) and her daughter Ruby (Rebecca Breeds).
Meanwhile, another season finale storyline saw Sid Walker (Robert Mammone) facing assault charges after attacking Stu Henderson (Brenton Thwaites) upon discovering that the River Boy had been hitting his daughter Sasha (Demi Harman).
As previously reported, April Scott (Rhiannon Fish) also slept with Heath Braxton (Dan Ewing) as the aftermath of her break-up with Dexter Walker (Charles Cottier) continued.
Home and Away fans in the UK will see the season finale episode in early 2012 on Channel 5. The soap's new season begins on Network Seven in January.
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