Donald Fisher was one of the original characters along
with Alf and Ailsa Stewart and Sally Keating. Fisher's first appearance
in the pilot episode made everyone shiver, not only because of his dire
look, but his fierce way of treating people. Little Sally nearly started
crying when Fisher addressed to her. His biggest wish so far was to
see the local delinquent Bobby behind bars. Poor Booby turned out to
be his daughter later on but the joy of having a daughter was cruelly
destroyed when Adam killed Bobby in a boat accident. It's hard to enumerate
all the good and bad deed of Fisher for he'd been so long on the
show, for more than 10 years but one thing's for sure he always
took care about his pupils.
After an ardent affair with Marilyn, they decided to
get married in 1995, one of the most lovely marriages ever. Fisher offered
fostering weird Casey for some time and then Sam when Pippa went to
live with Ian on the Carrington Ranges.
Fisher has also been haunted by the past as the book
of his dead son Alan was supposed to become part of Summer Bay high's
Another shock in early 1997 was to see his long lost
mother coming home and then to learn she'd only have some weeks to live.
The biggest traumatic experience must have been the loss of the miracle
child Byron after Marilyn was told being sterile several times and suffered
from the loss of the "first child" Oscar and then had to struggle
with post natal depression in early 1999 making her run away from Fisher
once more. Fisher's marriage has never been smooth sailing for he's
always told that he's too old for Marilyn and that he would repent on
it but he always truly loved his wife although one's got the impression
that he was more open-minded in the presence of his intermediate housekeeper
Fisher left the Bay in October 1999 to join his wife
Marilyn who headed for the States in order to save Byron's life.
However, Byron got worse, and Fisher was about to go
to the States, when he learned Marilyn was gone: he thought she'd return.
He went anyway and came back without her; he later finds a letter from
her: she is not coming back. He was devastated to learn she has left