A stunned David finds Aaron unconscious.
Neighbours’ Aaron Brennan is left for dead in shocking new scenes, after he’s brutally beaten up by Freya Wozniak’s missing boyfriend Gareth Bateman.
The attack happens when a group getaway turns into a holiday from hell, as Gareth (Jack Pearson) shows up and shoots Levi Canning (Richie Morris) before taking Freya (Phoebe Roberts) hostage.
In upcoming scenes, things between David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) and Aaron (Matt Wilson) remain tense following Aaron’s jealous confrontation with David’s work friend Dean Covey (Travis Cotton).
Aaron tries to smooth things over and suggests they both go on the River Bend holiday, but David refuses.
It leads to Aaron going on the trip without David, as he sets off with Levi, Freya, Nicolette Stone, Glen Donnelly, Ned Willis, and Harlow Robinson.
David is in a low mood while working at the hospital, which is noticed by Dean.
Dean decides to make a move on David while trying to comfort him, stunning David, who rejects his colleague’s advances. David then realises that Aaron’s concerns about Dean weren’t entirely unfounded.
At River Bend, Gareth shoots Levi in the arm and takes Freya hostage as he attempts to make his escape. He forces Freya to get behind the wheel of a van.
Gareth and Freya both don’t spot Aaron sitting at the back. When the van is forced to come to a stop and Gareth gets out to check one of the tyres, Aaron tries to rescue Freya.
But it doesn’t go to plan. A violent confrontation ends in Gareth horrifically beating Aaron and leaving him for dead, to Freya’s shock.
Following what happened with Dean, David has a change of heart and decides to go to River Bend to see Aaron, with Amy Greenwood (Jacinta Stapleton) tagging along.
They’re both shocked to see an unconscious and badly injured Aaron on the ground and rush to help.
Will Aaron be okay, and what will happen with Freya and Gareth?