Neighbours has confirmed that David Tanaka will be heading to jail. David receives the worrying news in next week’s episodes, as he learns that he must be locked away ahead of his upcoming trial. David is currently facing charges of medical manslaughter after letting Gareth Bateman die in the show’s River Bend episodes. Although David was initially resigned to the worst possible outcome, he later promised his husband Aaron that he’d fight the charges for the sake of their family.Next week, David enjoys himself on holiday with Aaron and feels happier than he has done in ages.
Nicolette Stone joins the couple and baby Isla for their last night, and they all plan to take the boat out one last time before David needs to meet his bail check-in. With David having such a good time, he appears to have forgotten that his sentencing is only a few days away. Things go wrong when they get trapped at sea and David realises that he’s in serious danger of missing his bail check-in.Fortunately, Nicolette manages to find emergency fuel and they get back to shore. David is initially let off with a warning from the police for being late, but events take a turn when he’s taken in for questioning. Police sergeant Andrew Rodwell breaks the bad news that David has been labelled a flight risk after his mistake, so he must be held in prison on remand until the trial. David’s father Paul Robinson is furious and makes threats towards Andrew, but there’s nothing he can do to change the situation.