As fans who follow the soap at Australian pace will know, 2011 ended with fan favourite Charlie Buckton (Esther Anderson) being shot twice by vengeful Jake Pirovic just as she was preparing to leave Summer Bay with lover Brax (Steve Peacocke).
In the latest trailer for 2012, we see more of Brax's turmoil as Charlie's life hangs in the balance - and Ruby (Rebecca Breeds) blaming the bad boy for everything.
Whether Charlie will survive is still being kept closely under wraps, but reports have suggested that Esther Anderson has quit the show.
Home and Away returns to Seven in Australia on Monday, January 23. The show is back on Channel 5 in the UK on Monday, January 16.
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Watch Home and Away's emotional new Brax promo below: