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this February 2012:Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Kop comes home after being out all night with bad news: he's lost all the family’s money playing dice. Fats and Niki set their plan to trap Bash and make it seem like he stole money.
Miles and Lucilla try to come to terms with their relationship. At the same time they are trying to put out fires all round, with the newspapers going to town about Elizabeth's death.
Fats and Niki think their plan to nail Bash has worked until Suffocate arrives. Miles goes to see Dr Mazibuko to convince him to give a press conference, explaining his misdiagnosis of Lucilla.
Mamokete and Kop resolve to fight another day, but as a family not as individuals. Lucilla breaks down holding Millicent. Thursday, 2 February 2012
Miles, thinking that Lucilla is overwhelmed by having to look after Millicent, tries to talk her out of it, in vain. David vows to get out from under the BK group's influence.
In spite of Niki's warning, Suffocate leaves Bash in charge of the club. Miles is at a loss when it appears Lucilla is undecided about their future. Much to Niki's surprise, Bash stops a potentially dangerous situation.
Miles doesn't have all the answers when the journalists badger him with questions about his and Lucilla's relationship. Friday, 3 February 2012
Lucilla's guilt about her involvement in Elizabeth's murder eats at her. She desperately tries to rush the process of Millicent's adoption and Miles picks up on her guilty motives. Miles is tortured by Lucilla’s betrayal.
David asks Ronald to return to help him fight the BK group, but Ronald refuses. David gets an anonymous message implicating him in Elizabeth's murder. Bash proves himself to Suffocate and Niki and Niki starts to believe her brother has changed.
However, she is disappointed when she catches him involved in an illicit act. S'bu returns from Cape Town and everyone realises that something is amiss between him and Niki.
Kop wins an impressive sum of money playing dice and his gambling has massive repercussions for the family, leaving Mamokete conflicted.
Monday, 6 February 2012
Niki confronts Bash about switching the dice and cheating at the game. She tries to warn him of the consequences, but Bash assures her that he has everything under control. Niki's disappointment with him turns to concern when she learns that he's playing against a hardened tsotsi.
Lucilla's guilt over Elizabeth's death continues to weigh on her. She becomes emotional and makes an irrational confession to Miles.
David realises just how well and truly alone he is when the last of his allies, S'bu, cuts ties with him. Things only seem to get worse when Hermanus decides to remind him who's really running the show. Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Miles is puzzled by Lucilla's wild mood swings. He's also puzzled by her apparent determination to take sole responsibility for Millicent.
In the meantime, David tries to garner some sympathy from Gail - with limited success.
Miles discusses his difficulties with Lucilla with S'bu's, who warns him it could take time for Lucilla to forgive Miles his trespasses.
Niki tries to warn Bash he's playing with fire - but he pays no heed. She then asks Suffocate to close down the dice game in order to save her brother from further danger. He doesn't want to get involved.
Razor then challenges Bash to a return game of dice - and Niki watches in dismay as he joins the game. Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Niki considers breaking up with S'bu. Suffocate warns Bash about sharking people like Razor.
Miles discovers that Lucilla lied about where she was last night. Bash is furious with Niki for ruining his big con. Foolishly, he arranges a secret game with Razor. Thursday, 9 February 2012
Miles and Lucilla are desperately trying to save their relationship. Miles demands to know the real reason she helped David get out of jail.
The news is out, the big dice game between Bash and Razor is back on. Speshil and Findo ask Fats to keep Suffocate out of it. They grease his palm to make matters easier.
Getting no answers from Lucilla, Miles goes to see David himself. S'bu and Niki try and strategise separately about how to break up with each other.
Lucilla holds Millicent, apologising to her, tells her that she will be given the best possible life. The guilt about her mother's death is killing Lucilla. Lucilla eventually tells Miles that she helped David get out of jail.
All hell breaks loose at the dice game. Suffocate and Niki try and intervene. Razor pulls a gun, points it at Bash and pulls the trigger. Friday, 10 February 2012
When David finds it impossible to get rid of all the bugs in his flat, he starts thinking about moving.
Bash visits Niki in hospital, but she tells him to leave her. Suffocate doesn't tell the police what happened, but tells Thula that Bash's no longer welcome at the club.
Miles tells Lucilla that Patrick Sithole's ready to process Millicent's adoption, but then Elizabeth's parents arrive to claim their grandchild. S'bu feels it's impossible to break up with Niki now she's in hospital.
Thula is trying to sign an artist called T-Bos to Hustle. It's rumoured he could be gay and when Findo starts making homophobic comments, a fight breaks out in the club. Friday, 10 February 2012
When David finds it impossible to get rid of all the bugs in his flat, he starts thinking about moving.
Bash visits Niki in hospital, but she tells him to leave her. Suffocate doesn’t tell the police what happened, but tells Thula that Bash’s no longer welcome at the club.
Miles tells Lucilla that Patrick Sithole’s ready to process Millicent’s adoption, but then Elizabeth’s parents arrive to claim their grandchild. S’bu feels it’s impossible to break up with Niki now she’s in hospital.
Thula is trying to sign an artist called T-Bos to Hustle. It’s rumoured he could be gay and when Findo starts making homophobic comments, a fight breaks out in the club. Stone learns from Frank that Ding-Dong has put a hit on him.
Monday, 13 February 2012
After being banned from Kilowatt, Bash tries to sweet-talk Mbali Jele, but she sees right through him.
When Gail thanks S’bu for being there for Niki in her time of need, he feels even worse about wanting to break up with her.
David tries to leave 9-Nine, but learns that getting rid of the BK Group is not going to be that easy.
Zodwa, jealous of the connection between Thula and T-Bos, tries to talk Thula out of signing him.
Now that Millicent has been taken away, Lucilla does not see the point of rebuilding a family with Miles, much to his frustration.
Frank warns Stone to make a run for it, and Stone unsuccessfully tries to talk to Ding-Dong. Stone stores a back-pack with Fats and offers no explanation. Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Zodwa’s homophobia causes problems for Thula in his efforts to sign T-Bos. With Millicent gone, Lucilla needs time to think, and she takes off with Buhle.
Bash refuses to stay out of Niki’s life, no matter how many times she tells him to get lost. On her way out of the hospital, Niki collapses. As Stone’s anxiety escalates, he asks Suffo for a gun. Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Miles tries to convince himself that he and Lucilla will work things out, but when Lucilla tells him she needs more time away, Miles decides to take action and propose to Lucilla.
Thula decides that the truth will out, and he tells Zodwa that he’s bisexual. Zodwa rejects him.
Niki tries unsuccessfully to break up with S’bu and S’bu laments having to delay breaking up with Niki because she’s still in hospital.
Bash continues to offer Niki support in his own morally grey way, and Niki opens up a little to her brother’s support. David decides to move out of his apartment.
Someone tries to attack Stone, but he reveals he has a gun. Thursday, 16 February 2012
Niki finally accepts Bash’s gestures of concern and allows him to take care of her, but even this is not enough to keep him away from his old habits. He enlists the helps of Findo and Speshil to help him with his latest business venture.
Miles is desperate to win Lucilla back and make things right between them. He believes that they can make a fresh start if they get married and plans a surprise proposal.
Gail thinks he’s doing the right thing, but S’bu is convinced it’s going to be another disaster.Friday, 17 February 2012
Miles revs himself up to make a proposal of a lifetime to Lucilla when she returns from Mafikeng. He worries that he’s making too much of a production, but Gail and S’bu - prompted by Gail - tell him that Lu will not be able to resist it.
When she arrives, though, and he goes down on one knee, and offers her the ring, she tells him, ominously, that they need to talk.
Thula and T-Bos are talking about the difficulties Thula is having with Zodwa. Zodwa spots them in intimate conversation, and recoils. She later dumps Thula - and resigns from Hustle.
Speshil and Findo decide to try their unidentified pills on Fats - but he is not attracted by their lure. Still rattled by the attack, Stone has a fatal encounter with another stranger.
Monday, 20 February 2011
Lucilla turns down Miles’s proposal and breaks up with him. Findo and Speshil manage to drug Fats at last.
David tries to hire his replacement at the station and get away from the BK Group. Miles persuades Lucilla to reconsider.
Kop and Mamokete witness Stone clearing the scene of the crime, and Suffo reveals the stranger was a cop. Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Fats is still trying to figure out what happened to him the day before while Findo and Speshil confront Bash about his merchandise.
Miles is rocked after Lucilla turned down his marriage proposal. S’bu believes he must give up, but Miles refuses. He will try every last thing to get Lucilla back.
S’bu is still shocked about Zodwa leaving Hustle. He wants to know what prompted it. Thula is anxious that she will tell S’bu about his bisexuality and doesn’t want that to happen.
Miles suggests that they go to counselling to try and save their relationship. Lucilla says the only reason she will go is to end their relationship.
Kop and Mamokete panic about what they witnessed the day before, and Stone disappears. Wednesday, 22 February 2012
What Zodwa said to S’bu hit home and he’s starting to question his future with Hustle. When Thula tells T-Bos the real reason Zodwa walked, T-Bos freaks out and asks whether Thula’s implying he’s gay.
Miles is being dishonest about the counselling and is trying to use it to get their relationship back on track. He loses it when he discovers that Lucilla’s already put the house on the market.
Bash steals more drugs from the hospital and Findo and Speshil realise Fats is going to have to be a guinea pig again.
Mamokete discovers a gun in the yard, and hides it from Kop. Thursday, 23 February 2012
Thula comes to a better understanding with T-Bos, but a tabloid journalist has a surprise for him.
David finds out S’bu’s losing interest in Hustle.
Lucilla’s night out with Gail is ruined by Miles.
The stranger who previously attacked Stone returns looking for him.
Kop and Mamokete are under pressure. Friday, 24 February 2012
Lucilla and Miles reel after the fight at the club. Things are falling apart. Miles pleads for them to keep fighting, but the fight is draining out of Lucilla.
Thula attempts to do some damage control after the picture of him and T-Bos appears in the City Times.
S’bu is uninterested and unhelpful, which only infuriates Thula more. Things are approaching collapse point for S’bu and Hustle. His drive and passion and interest for the business are fading. He is ripe for David’s new plans for him at 9-Nine.
Fats is exhibiting new symptoms, this time breaking out in sweat. Suffocate is convinced he is on drugs. He denies it vehemently, little does he know.
Lucilla has Miles’s bags packed. Kop and Mamokete learn that the stranger who was shot by Stone is in fact a policeman.
Monday, 27 February 2012
Thula tells Thandi Dlamini his sexuality had nothing to do with his breakup with Zodwa, in spite of what she said, and then begs Zodwa to back up his story.
She says that if he has no problem with his sexuality, he should go public, which is exactly what T-Bos does when he outs Thula at David’s prompting during a 9-Nine interview.
Miles still clings to the relationship like a drowning man, but after Dr Washburn says they should split up, he and Lucilla do so sadly, but on good terms.
Findo and Speshil finally hit the jackpot and Fats get as high as a kite.
Mamokete disposes of the gun, as the police start asking questions. Tuesday, 28 February 2012
David gives S’bu advice that leads him to withdraw altogether from Hustle, to Thula’s shock. Thula tells Stone that he’s not ready to come out of the closet as a bisexual.
Later he confronts T-Bos, telling him that whether he wants to admit it or not, he, T-Bos is gay. Miles is heartened when Lucilla checks up on him with apparent concern.
However, at their marriage guidance session he comes to accept that their relationship is over. He comes round later to say goodbye to Buhle and to her.
Findo and Speshil think they’ve managed to evade responsibility for Fats’s extraordinary behaviour - but Suffocate continues to be very suspicious. Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Niki realises that Bash has been stealing medication from the hospital and demands he cease forthwith.
Thula tries unsuccessfully to persuade S’bu to stay and fight for Hustle. S’bu tells David he’s quitting, which gives David the way out of his troubles.
Miles is falling apart. Lucilla makes a surprising demand to Miles. There is dissension between Mamokete and Kop as to how to protect Stone.
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