The honeymoon never really started for this couple. Based on the true story of Gabe and Tina Watson, Fatal Honeymoon tells the story of the newly-wed couple who were in Australia for a dream honeymoon in 2003 when tragedy struck.
Actress Amber Clayton (Three Rivers) stars as Christina Mae “Tina” Thomas Watson, a 26-year-old American from Alabama who died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Australia. Actor Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless) stars as David Gabriel “Gabe” Watson, Tina’s husband of 11 days, who was originally charged with her murder.
The film depicts how Gabe and Tina met in college, their rocky romance and eventual marriage as well as the ongoing, contentious relationship between Gabe and Tina’s loving but overprotective father Tommy Thomas, portrayed by legendary film actor Harvey Keitel (The Piano).
Between seeing depictions of Gabe being questioned by the Australian police assigned to the case, flashbacks to the couple’s life together, and her tragic death as seen from the perspective of not only Gabe himself but also the other people who were scuba diving with the couple on that fateful day, viewers can attempt to determine what really happened.
Throughout the movie, it is explained just how much Tommy distrusted and disliked his son-in-law (and the feelings were returned in kind by Gabe) and a lot is put into question about Gabe’s intentions from the very beginning of his romance with Tina leading up to their marriage.
As the years passed with little to no justice for the Thomas family, Tina’s father and an eager Australian cop worked hard to find out what truly happened on that horrible day while Gabe continued with his life in America.
Without giving away all the details of what happened to Gabe after his wife’s death and the efforts that Tommy Thomas went to bring Gabe to justice, suffice it to say, viewers will be shocked by the events depicted in the film; especially if they are not familiar with the case that stunned the world back in 2003.
Fatal Honeymoon premieres Saturday, August 25 at 8/7c on Lifetime.