Josh Barrett is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Jackson Gallagher. The actor was initially hesitant about. Sep 7, Jackson Gallagher as Josh Barrett on Home And Away. As his friends, particularly girlfriend Evie (Philippa Northeast), try to help him. Evelyn "Evie" MacGuire is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Philippa Northeast. The actress was cast in the role.
Josh, his brother Andy and their backstory were introduced to viewers during four stand-alone webisodes titled Home and Away Extras, ahead of their first appearance in the main show. We're going to reveal dramatic details of the characters' back-stories before they are introduced as a major storyline. Andy tells Josh that they have come to the Bay, so he can check up on the Braxton brothers, after he saw their mother in his local pub.
Josh recalls that Andy was in juvie with Heath and realises Andy is trying to settle a score with him. Andy tells Josh that the Braxtons were responsible for their father leaving.
Josh tells Andy that stole an exam paper and hid it under their house. Andy offers his help in getting rid of it.
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He then asks Andy what is going on. Andy explains that their father was friends with Danny Braxton Andy McPhee and took part in an armed robbery that went wrong. He then left the family to avoid the police. When Casey noticed Josh and Maddy together, he intervened as he was suspicious of Josh and dragged Maddy away.
Casey and Maddy's car crashed, but Casey managed to get her out before it exploded.
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He then passed out due to his serious injuries. When his older brother, Brax, learnt from Maddy that Josh and Andy were responsible, he attacked Josh. Gallagher said Josh did not trust Brax, but the offer was tempting as he did not want to stay on the beach anymore.
He added, "deep down, he doesn't hold the anger and resentment Andy does. His attitude towards them isn't necessarily changing, but he is seeing another side to them.
He told Josh that he had bought a gun, as he believed prison was too good for Brax. Josh had just found out his father was dead, he did not want to lose his brother too. But when Andy went to get the gun from his car, he discovered it was missing. Josh went into a panic and Gallagher explained, "in an effort to stop his mum, he puts himself in the firing line.
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.
Evie, Kyle and Oscar suffered from dehydration and a lack of oxygen, which left them feeling groggy. When Spencer admitted to Evie that he had a crush on her, she was forced to tell him that she only liked him as a friend, as she had feelings for Josh.
When Maddy discovered Evie's infatuation with Josh, she exposed it to all their friends, leading to a confrontation between Josh and Evie.
After the journey, Josh helped Evie to dismount and they ended up kissing. Maddy then ended her relationship with Josh. When Maddy realised that Oscar thought it was the start of a proper relationship between them, she had to tell him that it just part of her plan to get back at Evie and Josh.
The couple were kidnapped and taken to the farmhouse, where they were tied up together. She believed Maddy would think that they were not serious and attempt to win Josh back. After his one-night stand with Maddy, Josh felt instant regret and tried to apologise to a "devastated" Evie, who refused to listen to him.
Northeast said, "Evie is appalled at Oscar. But even more so at Maddy for using her brother, and trying to ruin their relationship with Josh.Home and Away ~ Philippa Northeast plays Evelyn MacGuire
She then met up with Josh to tell him that she wanted to get back together and he agreed. Josh later surprised Evie with a romantic gesture and they finally consummated their relationship. She continued to resist his attempts to get her to change her mind and made it clear that she only wanted to be friends with him. The actress wanted the characters to get back together, as she enjoyed working with Gallagher.
Northeast told an Inside Soap columnist that neither Josh or Evie see it coming, but Josh did not want to waste another minute and he used a champagne wire as a ring.
She really wanted them to see the good side in him, the side that Evie sees. Milne commented that "Evie quite likes how mysterious he is".
When he took her to Jump Rock, he convinced her to leap off the cliff into the water below. As everyone was waiting outside, Evie received a text from Tank asking her to meet him or he would detonate the bomb. She now knows just how unpredictable and dangerous Tank really is. Tank then revealed that the bomb threat was a hoax. Northeast noted that Tank seemed unaware of the damage he had caused, particularly to Josh who was lying in a coma.
She also learned Zac was helping Tank to get parole and saw it as a betrayal.
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He caused so much tragedy for her and her loves ones, and it's still fresh in her mind. Northeast commented, "she immediately jumps to the conclusion it must be cancer.
The situation brought back "traumatic memories" for her. Evie was "overwhelmed with relief", but she later broke down as she was further reminded of her mother's death. However, Oscar initially refused to take the test, as he did not want to know his fate. Josh and Hannah eventually turned up at the house alive, but Josh was forced to tell Evie that Oscar had been killed.