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this April, 2012:Monday 2 April 2012
Mamokete gives her brother a chance to apologise for turning his back on her. She's shocked and hurt when he uses it as an opportunity to ask her to look after his illegitimate daughter.
Lucilla comes to see Miles after he's discharged from hospital. He apologises for his behaviour and promises to stop trying to get back at her. Tuesday 3 April 2012
Gail worries that Collins seems to find it difficult to translate his feelings for her into real intimacy. Collins tells Gail that the rapist seems to be developing a special relationship with her. Hermanus lets Gail know that he suspects Collins might be the rapist.
Miles decides that he's going to devote himself to life. He tells Lucilla that he's going to make life for Buhle and her as easy as possible.
Bash tells Fats that ward candidates need to live in the ward they represent. Fats tries to use this as a reason to pull out of the election - but Bash persuades him to say that he lives with the Khuses.
Mamokete refuses to bend at all with respect to her brother. The family ostracised her when she fell pregnant - she will not forgive them. Wednesday 4 April 2012
Bash gets Fats's campaign underway and tells him he needs to adopt the common touch. Gail makes her move on Collins, with uncomfortable results and almost catastrophic consequences.
S'bu tries to warn off Hermanus, but gets warned off in turn. Reneilwe turns up at the Khuse doorstep. Lucilla departs from Redemption. Thursday 5 April 2012
Reneilwe gets Mamokete's back up by intruding on her kitchen. Bash convinces Fats that he needs to go on the front foot in his election campaign.
Fats goes on a charm offensive to try to win votes. Suffocate however does not appreciate politics in his club.
Gail and S'bu try to get to grips with Collins's unwillingness to get intimate with Gail. David gives S'bu some damning information about Hermanus. S'bu confronts Hermanus.
Miles officially moves all his stuff out of Lucilla's house. It is well and truly over between them. Reneilwe tries to work her way into the hearts of the Khuse family. Mamokete does not appreciate it. Friday 6 April 2012
Gail tells S'bu that Collins refuses to do therapy and she thinks their relationship has no future. When she's at home alone that evening she receives a delivery of red roses and begs Collins to come and protect her, which he does.
Miles is full of new energy and goes into Redemption on a public holiday. He calls Kop in and offers him a job working for him.
S'bu finds Miles working late in the office, listening to music and talking about that special sound he wants to try and find. S'bu realises he's looking for a new Rachel Phakathi.
Monday 9 April 2012
Gail finally gets Collins to a therapy session. Miles is re-invigorated by watching live bands. Mamokete can't hide her displeasure at having Reneilwe staying in the house. Fats learns that Suffocate's bet against him, and questions whether or not he should even run. Tuesday 10 April 2012
Collins is deeply unsettled by the visit to Dr Washburn. Gail calls him on it. She is very upbeat about the session. Collins snaps when she pushes him to reveal his "deep dark secrets". Gail is taken aback.
Dr Washburn also confronts Collins. He senses the darkness within. Collins starts to realise that Dr Washburn may soon be a problem for him.
S'bu tells Niki he's worried about Miles. He's convinced Miles is in denial about his painful breakup with Lucilla. Niki takes note. She starts to share S'bu's concern when later that night Miles can be seen partying up a storm with some hoochies.
Fats gets ready to take on his opponents. During an election speech at the club he pits the "little guy in the street" against the political machine, denounces Sizwe Nzimande as an enemy of the poor and gets the crowd firmly on his side.
Reneilwe and Tshidi bond, while Mamokete makes it clear that her feelings about Reneilwe's presence haven't changed one bit. Wednesday 11 April 2012
S'bu is increasingly finding himself being the parent to a wayward Miles. He is not used to being in the situation at all and is completely at sea.
Collins continues to rail against the therapy situation with Gail. When Washburn starts prodding around, he finally has enough and walks out of the session.
Mamokete starts to make peace with her niece, realising that she's just caught in the crossfire between herself and her brother.
Bash continues to push Fats hard as the election draws closer. Bills are mounting up and they go on a funding drive.
Gail wakes in the night to find a man in a balaclava sitting in her flat.
Thursday 12 April 2012
The rapist strokes Gail's cheek with his knife - but then turns and leaves her. The cops - and a security company - descend on her flat to beef up her security.
At their session with Dr Washburn, the psychologist has a sudden, piercing insight.
S'bu tells Miles that he thinks he's having a mid-life crisis. He's behaving foolishly. It's clear that Miles is trying to recreate the excitement he felt when he first "discovered" Rachel.
Fats starts getting some small donations from his constituents. He introduces Fats to a big donor who, in return for an envelope full of cash, gets Fats to agree to be his "friend" on the council.
Reneilwe tells a sad story of a cowardly father, too mean to give her a cellphone. Kop responds by buying her a cheap phone himself. Friday 13 April 2012
Washburn tries to talk to Collins, one-on-one, but Collins evades him. Bash persuades Fats to accept the electoral "gift", and to play dirty in his campaign against Sizwe.
S'bu continues to be puzzled by Miles's transformation, and tries to talk to him about it. Hermanus tells Collins he sees the real him. Gail decides she needs to do something to catch the rapist.
Monday 16 April 2012
Bash attempts to get Fats to focus on the election and get past the radio interview. Fats is struggling with his conscience. Bash suggests a much more dodgy tactic that shocks Fats to the core.
Reneilwe is desperate to go to Kilowatt, but Tshidi refuses. Puleng thinks Tshidi needs to cut her some slack.
Mamokete and Kop tell Fats that they will vote for him come the elections. They were glad he exposed the opposition. Fats wants to be ill.
Collins goes to see the therapist one last time. Washburn gives him one last chance to try to save himself. He refuses.
S'bu tries to stop Miles from publicly embarrassing himself. Miles is too drunk to listen.
Gail gets an emergency call from Washburn saying she must come see her immediately. Before she can say what it's about, Collins slips into his office and ... Tuesday 17 April 2012
Gail discovers a dead Dr Washburn and calls the cops. She tries to go to work, but clearly isn't dealing with the shock so S'bu sends her home to Collins who promises to look after her.
S'bu's intervention with Miles's recent behaviour prompts Miles to move out of S'bu's flat. But in the midst of packing, something unexpected happens. It's election day and Bash and Fats pull out all the stops to seal the deal.
Reneilwe and Tshidi get dolled up for their night out at the club, but when Bash gets involved, Tshidi's in for a nasty surprise. Wednesday 18 April 2012
Gail keeps turning Dr Washburn's murder over and over in her mind. Collins looks after her and supports her and she gives him a spare key to her apartment. Just when she tells him Dr Washburn's last words were not to contact Collins, she realises he's drugged her drink.
The doctor tells Miles that he collapsed because of exhaustion and he becomes increasingly depressed about the idea of becoming old.
Reneilwe doesn't come back all night and Tshidi has to lie to Mamokete about where she is. She eventually pitches up at Kilowatt, drunk and claiming Bash spiked her drink.
Sizwe tells Fats that a stolen ballot box has been found and the crime will be reported to the police. Thursday 19 April 2012
Bash surprises Reneilwe when he covers for her with angry Tshidi. Fats doesn't feel worthy when the election results come in. Hermanus plants a seed of doubt about Collins in Gail's mind. Miles has a strange encounter in a smoky bar. Friday 20 April 2012
Collins tries to prevent Gail from investigating the connection between the rapist and Dr Washburn's murder. S'bu inadvertently supports Collins's efforts in dissuading Gail. Gail gets dangerously close to finding out the truth about Collins.
An eager Miles goes on a hunt for the mysterious singer who touched him profoundly. He is enchanted when he meets Melody.Mamokete and Kop sympathise with Reneilwe when she reveals her deep-seated issues with her father.
Mamokete finds out about Reneilwe's wayward behaviour. Fats is overwhelmed by his new responsibility as ward councillor. He is tempted to resign, but Bash finds a way to encourage him to commit to his duty.
Monday 23 April 2012
Gail is overwhelmed and, by playing the therapist, Collins manages to allay her suspicions of him. He suggests staying away from Gail to keep her from her associations with the rapist, but Gail begs him to stay.
Melody sings for Miles and S'bu, but she's not the voice Miles heard. Miles continues his hunt for the voice, despite the misgivings of S'bu and the incredulity of barman Mike.
Reneilwe confesses to going to Kilowatt, but claims her drink was spiked. She 'accidentally' dumps the blame on Tshidi, and Mamokete loses trust in Tshidi.
Fats gets sworn into local council and makes a good start, winning the admiration of his friends. But his high is short-lived when Joe calls in a favour in return for his election campaign donation, asking Fats Malefane to cross the line of corruption. Tuesday 24 April 2012
Reneilwe tries to get Bash to take her to another party, but he refuses. S'bu tries to talk Miles out of continuing his search for this mystery singer, but Miles is determined.
Bash convinces Fats to get himself a seat on the tender subcommittee. When the auditions don't yield any results, Miles gives up on his mystery singer. Fats gets nominated onto the sewage committee.
Just when we think Gail's life is in jeopardy, Collins produces baby clothing that he bought with the help of Niki. Wednesday 25 April 2012
Fats continues to take flak from all constituents. He is knee deep in the sewage of problems, but finding the council less than helpful.
Gail is glowing at the possibilities of her relationship with Collins when the detective pays her a visit with some fresh news on the case. Miles finally gets the chance to meet his elusive singer, but things do not go according to plan.
Suffocate tells Puleng that the new club is going to open in a week. He also tells her to keep the following night free. He has a special surprise for her. Tshidi and Puleng start speculating. Could it be that Suffocate is going to pop the question? Thursday 26 April 2012
Gail tells Niki that she has tracked down the desk sergeant who took the call from Dr Washburn before his murder. Collins watches this conversation, but doesn't know what's been said.
Later he tries to probe Niki for information - but his intensity scares her off. Gail meets with Sergeant Daniels and learns that Washburn indicated during his call that not only did he know that one of his patients was in danger - but that he knew from whence the danger came.
Miles begs Melody to put him in contact with Shado again - insisting that his only interest is in promoting her talent. He tracks her down to a petrol station where, once again, she tells him to get lost.
Fats tells Pastor Desmond lies about how he's exerting pressure on the mayor to have the church's sewage problem solved - and later hears how grateful the pastor is for Fats's intervention. Jafta assails him for not keeping his promise to have the potholes in his road filled. Fats feels very guilty.
Puleng believes that Suffocate's planning to propose to her this evening - but learns with deep disappointment that all he wants to do is show her the premises of his new club. Friday 27 April 2012
Bash puts pressure on Fats to prioritise the tender committee and the reparation of his corrupt debts to Joe Malefane. Gail expresses her doubts about Collins.
Puleng is bitterly disappointed about not scoring the proposal, but decides to pour her energies into the new club instead. Sizwe gives Fats a brief lesson in civic responsibility, which sends Fats into the sewage system in an effort to lead by example.
Hermanus's prickliness and defensiveness combine to ensure he fails to convince Ronald of the threat to Gail.
Monday 30 April 2012
Collins calls saying he wants to see Gail, but she makes excuses. She can't bring herself to share her fears with Niki. When Collins pitches up in the flat that night, she takes Hermanus's gun out of its hiding place.
Miles is struggling to understand what Shado meant by being content. He looks her up and they share a few mellow moments together.
Fats is taking his new role as local politician seriously and is trying to find a way of serving the community while keeping Bash and Joe Malefane off his back. Suffocate eventually tells Puleng why she won't be coming to (011) and she takes it very badly.
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