Only a few weeks have gone since we had to say good-bye
to a sort of long-standing character on the show though Tiegan played
by SALLY MARRETT wasn't always there for us when we were longing for
My friends from Norway are supposed to have the debut
of hers fresh in mind for it was re-screened some weeks ago..
Suddenly being hit by a at the first glance weird being
was the first impression I got on Tiegan back in 1997 .. I've read so
much on HIM by now and it turned out that HE was a girl.. oh shame on
Why cheese and nuts though ??? Remember taking this cheese
cake right out of the fridge and nearly being caught by Shannon coming
into the kitchen ?? Yeah that was really the first mean deed of her..
. mean ??.. we weren't aware what was going on inside the poor little
girl then... and putting the blame on Sam.. everybody thought she's
NUTS at this time, didn't we
Wearing Shannon's new dress in front of Pippa, Sally,
Shannon and Sam was just another sign of playing the running-wild, the
By the time we learned that this action was just a way
of expressing of being tired of being pushed around and misunderstood
and rejected by people surrounded her..
Finding out about her analphabetism Joey made tenderly
his way into Tiegan's heart not telling anyone of the discovery of his..
all seemed to turn out to be the way one's expected.. it was almost
predictable till the day an old couple was said to accept Tiegan as
a foster-child of theirs and Tiegan nearly broke our heart by saying
farewell for good....
Tiegan ought to have become that popular that she popped
up out of the woodwork several months later on for some strange kind
of reasons though.. the tragic loss of her foster granny and some nearby
The aunt couldn't or didn't want to propel her sharing
their lives together so the whole came back on Pippa !! Aaron was supposed
to move in, too, shortly before Tiegan arrived out of the blue so Sam
did his utmost to get rid of her and to make Pippa believe Aaron would
be the better choice....
Old sparkles of love were fanned by the surprise meeting
with Joey then.. Presenting this poem of hers to him was the first step
in the right direction and Joey and Tiegan were on their way to catch
up all the time spoiled. But evil Casey couldn't stand this lovebird-history
thus she tried to split the whole thing up which backfired..
Joey could even make Tiegan see Fisher for these extra
lessons after telling her she had not to be ashamed of this default
The very beginning was really painful.. pupils' laughter
and Sam giving her a hard time...
But affection to Joey never died !! Joey went to hell
due to his schizo problems and Tiegan tried to support him the best
she could and he just told her that she was nothing more but an evil
slut though !!!!
Seeing Joey at this mental hospital was too hard for
Tiegan at first so she backed out... what a profound relationship that
might have been unless Ian turned up on the scene again trying to convince
all the former foster children of Pippa's to come to live with them
Tiegan was first of all reluctant for Justine didn't
want to join her but then.. oh my GOOOOD.. we all shed heaps of tears
seeing this all-time-fave character taking farewell from Summer Bay
some weeks ago..
Tiegan AKA Sally Marrett will always have
a place in our hearts though
Sally's first dream was to become a ballet dancer, but she gave that
up to study drama. Before working on Home and Away, she did a
couple of voice-overs and worked on children's TV; "I'd done a
few interviews on morning kids' shows when I was about eight, but nothing
really serious. Home and Away is really my first professional job".
Sally is a keen musician. She plays bass guitar and acoustic guitar
and also has talent for signing, something which she may take up further
in a few years' time.
After a hard week at work, Sally enjoys socialising; "I like to
go out on weekends mainly and just have time to myself. We work very
hard during the week, so I like sleeping in and taking it easy."