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this April, 2009:Wednesday, 1 April 2009Episode 63
Irene's father, Vincent, arrives unexpectedly. There is high drama, with his daughter pleasantly surprised and Ipeleng shocked and angry. Shandu admits he's failing to connect with the students. Katlego gives unwelcome advice.Thursday, 2 April 2009Episode 64
The reality of Vincent's sudden arrival begins to sink in. Ipeleng is torn between allowing her estranged husband back into her life after 14 years' absence and continuing to lead the life she's built without him.Friday, 3 April 2009 Episode 65
Ashley's drug habit is becoming a daily problem. Irene and Vincent grow closer after years apart. Shandu and Katlego are unable to break their emotional deadlock.
Monday 6 April 2009Episode 66
How long will Shandu and Bev remain infatuated with each other? Ashley is all over the place, swinging from being a physical wreck to a human dynamo. Tuesday 7 April 2009Episode 67
Vusi voices his concern about Ashley's rumoured coke habit, but Ashley brushes it off. Bongiwe, however, feels Ashley needs protection from sleazy Alexis. Irene is enamoured with her father, both by the support and professional feedback he's given her, as well as the emotional comfort. Wednesday 8 April 2009Episode 68
Ashley's increasing drug habit is playing havoc with his finances and is observed more closely by his housemates and fellow students. Tendai meets with Katlego to discuss rehearsals for their proposed music video, but finds her strangely negative about Vusi. Thursday 9 April 2009Episode 69
Vincent and Tendai get along famously. When Stephanie bumps into Alexis at college, she's quick to organise herself a walk on part in the French film. Teboz is back from Miss Teen SA and is gloating about his hot appearance on TV. Friday 10 April 2009Episode 70
Ashley's coke habit intensifies, with Alexis delivering half a gram to him at the college. When Vusi confronts Ashley about it, he becomes defensive and insulting.
Monday 13 April 2009 Episode 71
Irene and Vusi hear that Vincent and Ipeleng made love the previous night. Irene is ecstatic and hopes this is the start of a reunion. Tendai is shocked when he finds out about Vusi and Ashley. Tuesday 14 April 2009Episode 72
A new and sexy looking Ipeleng warns Vincent not to hurt the kids and he assures her she should trust him because he has plans for them. Stephanie tells Bongiwe that Shandu's classes are way out of control. Wednesday 15 April 2009Episode 73
Vincent may be winning over Ipeleng and the students, but not Katlego. Determined to continue without the rest of the band, she holds auditions for backing singers - and is in for a few surprises. Ashley shows no sign of overcoming his coke habit.Thursday 16 April 2009Episode 74
Vincent continues to bond with Irene and pleasing everyone except Katlego. She believes he has stolen her band and is angling for her job. Katlego approaches Ipeleng with her fears but gets little sympathy. Eventually, she calls Andre and asks him to do some research on Vincent. Friday 17 April 2009Episode 75
Bev is shattered by Shandu's rejection and tries to sort out what is going on with him. Shandu, though, is looking to change his life, so that he can move on. Why then, is he trying to hook up with Nomonde?
Monday 20 April 2009Episode 76
Ashley reveals to everyone that he was fired and elects to spend another day at home. Irene is delighted when she gets a present from Vincent. Meanwhile, Shandu is drinking heavilyTuesday 21 April 2009Episode 77
Katlego is in crisis, both professionally and personally. She's threatened by Vincent and wants him out of the way. Shandu's alcohol problem escalates. Unwittingly, Shawn reveals his hidden, but considerable, musical talent to Katlego. Wednesday 22 April 2009Episode 78
Struggling to regain his agent's confidence, a rejuvenated Ashley finds himself being put to the ultimate test. Having uncovered the truth about Vincent, Katlego is unsure how she should approach Ipeleng and Irene with the bad news.Thursday 23 April 2009Episode 79
Vusi reveals he's terrified of getting involved with Ashley. Stephanie and Teboz report Shandu to Ipeleng for missing class. Vincent offers to take up more classes when Ipeleng reveals Katlego is under pressure.Friday 24 April 2009Episode 80
How will Vincent handle being loaded with all the responsibilities of a family? Shandu refuses to teach the first year dance majors until he receives an apology from them.
Monday 27 April 2009Episode 81
Despite the growing feud between Katlego and Vincent, the band is forced to reunite in order to start planning their music video. Stephanie's behaviour is starting to worry her friends. Tuesday 28 April 2009Episode 82
Ashley and Vusi clash over their drama practical. Irene and Ipeleng impress Vincent with a special dinner. Katlego has another unpleasant encounter with the unknown man. Wednesday 29 April 2009Episode 83
Shandu's relationship with Bev worsens when she shows off Marcus, her new American boyfriend, at the college. Ashley confesses to Bongiwe that he's given up on Vusi since he shows no sign of interest. Thursday 30 April 2009Episode 84
Vincent suddenly feels pressured when Ipeleng reveals she wants him to take on a full time position at the school. Vusi suspects Ashley may not be gay. A bunch of flowers with a poem arrives for Katlego and she assumes it's from her "stalker". It turns out to be from Andre.
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