Monday 1 March 2010Episode 691
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S'bu confronts Siya about Joy's diva demands. Ivan unexpectedly arrives at The Kilowatt to make enquiries about his daughter. Even after spending a whole night as David's prisoner, Lu's fighting spirit has not been dampened. Only when Ronald reveals the reason David is still keeping her alive, does she waver.Tuesday 2 March 2010Episode 692
David relays that once his child is born he will have no further use for Lu and that if the child isn't his, it will suffer the same fate as its mother. Ronald suggests an alternative strategy.
Suffocate is invited to supper at Nkhensani's home while her dad is away. Ivan later asks Suffocate to keep an eye on his daughter…who apparently has a fiancée.
Siya takes Thula and Tshidi by surprise when he asks for their forgiveness.Wednesday 3 March 2010Episode 693
After Lu rejects David's marriage proposal, David decides his only option is to kill her. Feeling betrayed after the revelation of Nkhensani's deceit, Suffocate throws himself completely into Ding-Dong's plan.
When Theo continues to resist Siya's ideas, the music director makes a play to have him removed as manager and replaced with another candidate "more suited" to Joy's needs.Thursday 4 March 2010Episode 694
David, still keeping Lu hostage in her own home, is in the process of forcing her to marry him. However, there may be a way out for Lu - from an unlikely source.
Suffocate's plan regarding Nkhensani is in full swing, but something makes him start seeing her in a new light.Friday 5 March 2010Episode 695
A worried and suspicious Connie, in search of her missing sister, confronts David about Lu's whereabouts - with startling results.
Suffocate, feeling guilty after sex with Nkhensani, reveals to his shocked lover that he initially courted her only because of the plan to rob her father. S'bu warns Siya that Joy is sexually off-limits.
Monday 8 March 2010Episode 696
There's a major confrontation between Miles and Naomi after she accuses him of still being emotionally attached to Lu. David and Ronald continue to intimidate Lu with regard to the now far larger and fast-tracked wedding.
Nkhensani arrives to speak to Suffocate just as he's told Ding-Dong the heist is off. The Lord has revealed to Siya that the music director can only have sex with Joy after he's been appointed her manager.Tuesday 9 March 2010Episode 697
Miles agonises over the fact he has feelings for both Naomi and Lu. When Nkhensani asks Suffocate why he revealed he was using her, he is forced to admit he might have real feelings for her.
This leads to her offering to do something rather unexpected to help him out of his debt with Ding-Dong. After Joy is unsuccessful in convincing her father to relinquish his managerial position, she turns to Gail and Hustle for help.Wednesday 10 March 2010Episode 698
Everyone is confounded by David's increasingly bizarre behaviour as he continues to plan his dream wedding. Lu fantasises about escape. S'bu warns his dad that his obsession about Lu is damaging his relationship with Naomi.
Suffocate and Nkhensani continue taking small steps towards a relationship. While Ding-Dong continues the plans to rob Ivan, Suffocate is increasingly concerned there might be more to this robbery than meets the eye.Thursday 11 March 2010Episode 699
Lu confesses to Connie that she is not marrying David for love, but indeed for convenience.
Theo stubbornly refuses to relinquish his role as Joy's manager. Fats eavesdrops on a drugs deal conversation.
Suffocate confronts Ding-Dong about the strange occurrences at The Kilowatt. Suffocate is held up.Friday 12 March 2010Episode 700
David delivers a personal wedding invitation to Miles. Ronald and Lu agree David is skating perilously close to real insanity.
Ivan has Suffocate beaten up for sleeping with his daughter. Fats is faced by a wrathful Ding-Dong.
Joy puts the squeeze on S'bu.
Monday 15 March 2010Episode 701
Ronald explains to Lu why killing David is their only solution. Feeling the pressure of Ronald's revelation of the escape plan, Lu breaks down and tells Connie she's unsure about her imminent marriage to David.
Connie appeals to Miles to try and save what he and Lu once had.Tuesday 16 March 2010Episode 702
Ding-Dong has to store his loot at The Kilowatt after the security of his safe house is compromised. Suffocate and Nkhensani discover people were killed during the heist.
Connie tries to persuade Miles to intervene in the wedding.
Lu overhears a shocking conversation.Wednesday 17 March 2010Episode 703
Lu, reeling from the discovery that Ronald was playing her all along, has to concoct an escape plan - fast. She talks Victoria into a crude but effective way of destroying the wedding.
In the ensuing chaos, David receives an unexpected visitor from his past.
This guest bears an unexpected gift. Some of the script, straight off the set:
I don’t remember you being on the list.
I wasn’t. I just stopped by to bring you a gift.
SHE LIFTS UP A NINE MM PISTOL AND SHOOTS HIM IN THE CHEST. PEOPLE SCREAM. DAVID SEEMS UNPERTURBED BY THE BULLET. IT HAS IN FACT MADE HIM RATHER ANGRY.
Thursday 18 March 2010Episode 704
THEN HE COLLAPSES AGAIN, CLUTCHING HIS CHEST.
SCREAMS RING OUT FROM THE ASSEMBLED GUESTS.
SECURITY RUSHES TO GRAB GINA.
You get what you deserve, David! You had it coming!
LUCILLA WATCHES IN SHOCK AS RONALD RUSHES OVER TO ASSIST DAVID.
Get her out of here!
SECURITY DRAGS GINA AWAY FROM DAVID.
RONALD RIPS OPEN DAVID’S JACKET AND WAISTCOAT TO REVEAL DAVID’S SHIRT, BECOMING SOAKED IN BLOOD FROM THE THREE BULLET WOUNDS.
THE STUNNED CROWD WATCHES HELPLESSLY.
Somebody call an ambulance!
NAOMI WHIPS OUT HER PHONE, DIALING.
(HELD BACK BY SECURITY GUARDS)
You should be thanking me. He’s a monster! The world will be better off without him.
OUT ON LUCILLA, COMPLETELY IN SHOCK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING.
David is rushed to hospital. A shocked Lu reels from the latest change of fortune.
Suffocate shows Nkhensani what was actually stolen from her father's house: heroin worth millions of Rand.
S'bu comes up with a sure-fire way to keep Theo permanently distracted from daughter Joy's career. Friday 19 March 2010Episode 705
As Lu quizzes Ronald about the attempted killing of David, they are informed that the head of Redemption is dead.
Joy refuses to promote her album unless Siya becomes her manager. Suffocate and Nkhensani run through the dangers posed by the ton of heroin in his storeroom.
Ding-Dong reveals he won't be removing the stash until he's good and ready.
Monday 22 March 2010Episode 706
Lu has to act as David's proxy. Suffocate is exasperated by Nkhensani's naive determination not to let the heroin reach the streets.
Thula steals Suffocate's storeroom keys. S'bu signs up the Harmony Boys, thus manipulating Theo into relinquishing his managing of Joy. Tuesday 23 March 2010Episode 707
Suffocate and Ding-Dong discover the stash has gone.
Siya and Joy slip away to consummate their relationship during the music video shoot.
During a thunderstorm Siya is struck by lightning, and although unharmed, experiences a genuine religious conversion.Wednesday 24 March 2010Episode 708
Ding-Dong, threatening Suffocate with a gun, declares a deadline for the retrieval of his drugs.
Although Naomi has assured herself that Lu won't tell Miles he's soon to be a father she still persuades Connie to expedite her and Lu's departure from the Vilakazi house.
Lu is stunned to learn from the executor of David's will that she has to take over Redemption.Thursday 25 March 2010Episode 709
Mpumi and Puleng start the long road of mending their battered and bruised friendship. Miles convinces Lu he should act as her proxy at Redemption.
Suffocate throws rival thugs - who are tracking Ding-Dong and the spoils of his heist - out of his club. Ivan decides to pay Suffocate a personal visit.Friday 26 March 2010Episode 710
Miles finds it easy to slip into his old Redemption shoes.
S'bu and Naomi, unimpressed by this new development, try to disguise it as concern over a potential conflict of interest with Hustle Records.
Ding-Dong reveals he's holding Nkhensani captive. As the closeness between Miles and Lu increases, so does Naomi's insecurity.Monday 29 March 2010Episode 711
Lu tells Naomi that she's decided to inform Miles that he is the father of her soon to be born child.
Suffocate prepares for a showdown with Ding-Dong, although he is bitterly disappointed when Fats and Thula say they're not up to helping.
Finally, although he knows the consequences for him could be fatal, he phones Ivan Tshinawa. Tuesday 30 March 2010Episode 712
Lu treads dangerous ground with Naomi who has an ace up her sleeve.
As David's memorial service looms, a paranoid Ronald wonders just how much Lu has confided to Connie.
Desperate to save Nkhensani from Ding-Dong's clutches, Suffocate proposes a rescue plan to Ivan and also receives some unlikely reinforcements.Wednesday 31 March 2010Episode 713
Miles reels from the revelation that he is the father of Lu's child as she desperately tries to explain why she waited so long to tell him and Naomi does her best to spin the situation in her own favour.
Miles' response ends up surprising them all. It's an eventful night as Suffocate, Fats, and Thula wait for Ding-Dong to arrive at the club to trade the new stash of drugs for Nkhensani.
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