Maximus "Max" Sutherland
was a fictional character
in the Australian soap opera Home and Away
, portrayed by actor Sebastian Elmaloglou
from 2002 to 2004.
Max came to Summer Bay to stay with his uncle Rhys and aunt Shelley after his dad left him. Max's dad Pete and his brother Rhys didn't speak to each other for years, but made peace with each other right before Max came to live with Rhys and Shelley. It took a while before Max adjusted to his new life, and he never really gave up the hope about his mother and father coming back to take care of him.
Max developed a very close friendship with Colleen Smart, and he also published a book, causing some girl-drama for him. For a while he was torn between two girls named Tamara and Caitlin, and both of them wanted to be the girl to whom he dedicated the book. Eventually both of the girls disappeared from his life, and Max found a mysterious girl at the beach. The girl turned out to be Tasha Andrews, and Max became her first friend in Summer Bay.
Later Max met another mysterious girl, Eloise. Eloise seemed to have very strict parents, but the truth was she was hiding a terrible secret. Eloise had leukaemia and was dying, but that didn't stop Max from seeing her. Eloise died during a dream-date Max arranged for her in late 2003.
Max created a memorial place for her in a mine shaft he found while following Tasha out in the bush. But during the season finale the mine shaft collapsed, burying Max, Jade, Kirsty and... Read More