The return of Hayden
It has been a short week for your favourite soap as Shortland Street takes an early break for Easter.
But that is not to say it hasn’t been an eventful week in Ferndale.
This week saw the return of Aaron Jackson who played Ferndale’s famous - but dead - villain Hayden Crowhurst.
At The Followers' commune TK (Ben Mitchell) struggled to treat a poisoned Mercy (Moana Johnson) but managed to save her. Luke (Tammy Davis) then feigned repentance for his actions to subdue TK.
TK later woke up, drugged, with Luke attempting to get inside his head and started having flashbacks to killing Hayden. But the horror is just beginning for TK.
We last saw Aaron, aka Hayden, on the cliffhanger episode of 2016.
After a struggle of epic proportions, TK killed Hayden to save both himself and Kylie, but he has struggled with it ever since.
Aaron, a married father-of-one whose main job is a fire-fighter, has been working on other projects since departing Shorty, including Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines and a New Zealand short film called Northland.
Other acting gigs followed. He played Kieran Read in the local one-off drama The Kick, a guest role as Horse gang member in Westside and much more.
Aaron says he was surprised to get the call for his character to return to the street as he thought Hayden was long gone.
Nonetheless, some exciting things are happening in Ferndale. What will become of TK? How long will Hayden stay in his head for?
All will be revealed next week...
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