Coming up on Rhythm City
this May, 2012:
Tuesday 1 May 2012
Puleng still has hopes of cooking at (011) and Suffocate has to bring her down to earth. S'bu notices that Miles is nursing a different kind of hangover.
Shado starts to weave her spell around Miles, who is loving every minute of it.
Gail turns to the only person she knows will help her bring down Collins: Hermanus Meyer.
Fats has turned into an awesome councillor and the community is responding to him by lending their support to his endeavours. He is leading a group of women to build a brighter South Africa.
Collins catches Gail with her dossier and tells her she has to give up on this nonsense if she wants them to stand a chance. He then grabs her and kisses her hard. Wednesday 2 May 2012
Fats's campaign to clean up Diepkloof has caught the attention of a reporter. Niki offers Puleng advice on dealing with Suffocate's refusal to take her to the club with him.
S'bu notes that Miles is getting a bit too attached to Shado. Gail is forced to act as if everything is fine with Collins, as she works to obtain evidence against him. Thursday 3 May 2012
Collins continues pushing Gail for sex and Gail tries to manoeuvre out of it. In her attempt to catch him as the serial rapist, Gail sets a trap for Collins, which ultimately backfires.
Shado questions the very being of Miles Vilakazi and Miles is enchanted when she opens up to him. The public praise that Fats is receiving for his community initiatives lands him in trouble with the authorities.
Meanwhile, his attempt to pull out of his tender deal with Joe Malefane fails. Puleng tries to impress David in an effort to get him to hire her at (011), but her plan leaves egg on her face. Suffocate is not impressed with her.Friday 4 May 2012
Gail and Collins continue to play cat-and-mouse with each other - neither is sure of exactly what the other knows. While Gail is at work, Collins searches her apartment for any evidence that could betray how much she knows about him. He finds the gun that Hermanus gave her.
Ronald comes by Gail's apartment and finds Collins instead. He remains unaware of how close he comes to being stabbed by the serial rapist.
Miles's obsession with Shado's singing grows. He enlists S'bu's help to get her an impromptu performance at Kilowatt. Shado is not impressed when she realises that's the sole reason he's taken her out and ditches him, leaving him to believe she's going to perform.
Fats repays his debt to Malefane and believes he's now free to serve the community of Diepkloof without outside interference. He has no idea that he's just made himself an enemy.
Monday 7 May 2012
Hermanus persuades Gail to make another attempt at getting Collins to incriminate himself. They arrange for her to bring him to 9-Nine after they've had supper at a restaurant. There, she'll confront him - and Hermanus will record his responses.
Miles makes one last approach to Shado to plead with her to allow him to nurture a career in the music business. She turns him down.
Joe Malefane comes to gloat: Fats is about to learn what it means to oppose someone like him. Mamokete innocently gives away the "secret" that Fats does not live in the house he sold them.
The mayor's assistant comes to give Fats a final warning: either do as the mayor says and give up his "good works", or the mayor won't support him in crisis that's about to engulf him.
David asks Suffocate to offer the job as hostess to Niki. Although she can't imagine why he's done this, she accepts the offer. When S'bu tells David that he's arranged lots of free publicity for the club, Genaro tells him that he does not want his name mentioned at all. Tuesday 8 May 2012
Suffocate tries to tell Puleng about Niki, but fails. At the grand opening of (011), Puleng finally discovers in the worst possible way. Fats discovers he's been outed as the beneficiary of election fraud.
Meanwhile Collins has Gail prisoner and is about to exact his revenge on her when Hermanus comes to her rescue. Wednesday 9 May 2012
Fats plans the end of his political career and chooses a successor. Mamokete has to break the news to Fats that she had a hand in his downfall.
Fallout about (011) continues between Suffocate and Puleng. She feels that he is outgrowing her. He denies it. Meanwhile, Gail tries to put the pieces of her life together after Collins's departure. She tells Hermanus how much his actions meant to her.
Miles goes to see Zondi about Shado's contracts. Miles believes he is making headway with Shado, when the wheels fall off again. This time it looks as though it might be for good. Gail almost reveals to Niki who the father of her child is. Thursday 10 May 2012
In spite of Niki's persistence, Gail refuses to divulge the name of her baby's father. When Reneilwe gives unsolicited advice to Puleng, Tshidi puts her in her place.
Hermanus volunteers to be Gail's security guard, but only succeeds in freaking her out. Miles goes to the club in search of Shado, but ends up at an unexpected party. Suffocate calls David on his insistence to remain behind the scenes. Friday 11 May 2012
Suffocate has to make a tough choice between business and his friends. Reneilwe's approached by a modelling scout. Miles is looking for Shado in all the wrong places. Gail lets her anxieties drive her back to work too soon.
Monday 14 May 2012
Suffocate is torn between the new club and his old friends when David continues to pressurise him into kicking them out of (011).
Bash tries to lure Niki into pulling one of their old tricks - the number-number. Frustrated with Shado's absence, Miles devises a mysterious plan which involves obtaining the rights to her song. Zondi puts a ridiculously high offer on the table and Miles is conflicted.
Reneilwe asks Mamokete and Kop for permission to enter the modelling competition. Tshidi gives some ill-willed insight into the matter and subsequently ruins Reneilwe's chances.
Gail continues to struggle with the aftermath of the Collins saga. Meanwhile, both S'bu and Ronald advise her to reach out to the father of her child. Tuesday 15 May 2012
Tshidi busts Reneilwe with clothes in her bag. Tshidi knows she's up to no good and wants to put a stop to it. Puleng suggests she doesn't involve her parents, but Tshidi has other ideas.
Everyone at (011) is gearing up for the important party. Suffocate has the unenviable task of having to keep his friends out of the new club.
Miles gets his way with the song from Zondi and proceeds to start recapturing his youth by attempting to remix the song. S'bu is amazed. Everything is going fantastically at the party until Rocks gets Niki into a corner and takes things way, way too far. Wednesday 16 May 2012
Niki tells Suffocate about the way in which Rocks molested her the night before. He promises he'll make sure the man is not allowed back into the club. When Suffocate tells David of his intentions, David tells him that the club can't afford to alienate such a rich and influential customer.
S'bu is bowled over by the job his father's done remixing Shado's song. He believes that it would be a waste not to give the song an airing. Miles misunderstands and gives S'bu the impression that he wouldn't be averse to this. Unbeknownst to Miles, S'bu copies the song onto his laptop.
Reneilwe accuses Tshidi of deliberately sabotaging her ambitions to enter - and win - the modelling competition. Tshidi complains about her cousin to Puleng who doesn't really understand the intensity of her dislike for Reneilwe.
Later, when Tshidi finds Puleng advising Reneilwe about make-up, she accuses her buddy of treachery.
David is a little pissed when he discovers Ronald has come up from Cape Town at S'bu's request. Ronald makes a generous offer to Gail. Thursday 17 May 2012
T-Bone gives Shado's track his stamp of approval. Niki's disappointed when Suffocate takes Rocks Mahlangu's side, and her disappointment and his continued disrespect leads her to a fateful decision.
Collins sends Gail a disturbing postcard, and Ronald suggests it's time she involve the father of her baby in her life. Reneilwe tells Puleng that Tshidi was telling lies about her. Friday 18 May 2012
Niki reassures Bash she wants to do the number-number scam, but won't tell him who the mark is. They inspect the hotel room where it's going to happen. They've got cocaine and a gun with them.
Shado phones Miles and thanks him for the remix of her song. But S'bu gets DJ T-Bone to play the track on 9-Nine and when Shado hears it, she tells Miles exactly what she thinks of him.
Tshidi's unhappy when Mamokete and Kop give Reneilwe permission to take part in the Miss Teen beauty pageant. Reneilwe skillfully drives a wedge between Tshidi and her parents, as well as Tshidi and Puleng.
Ronald overhears Gail phoning David and breaks the connection when he realises David's the father of her child. He tells Gail she can never ever tell David.
Monday 21 May 2012
Miles is still freaking out about Shado's unexpected airplay. S'bu has to come clean that it was his doing. Reneilwe continues getting under Tshidi's skin and forces her to completely lose her rag: Reneilwe 1. Tshidi 0.
S'bu tries to get Shado to stop blaming his dad and rather to blame him. David is nearly undone when Hermanus stumbles into (011).
Gail wrestles with whether to tell David about the baby. Ronald begs her not to do it, saying it will be the biggest mistake she ever makes. Niki tells Bash that if they are going to number-number, she wants to do it the old-fashioned way. No guns allowed. Tuesday 22 May 2012
A fearful Niki wants to back out of pulling the number-number on Rocks Mahlangu. Bash tries to convince her to stick with the plan. Suffocate struggles to balance his true nature with the demands of the upscale (011). Then he and Rocks Mahlangu forge an unlikely bond.
Shado engineers an awkward and undesired interaction between Miles, Lucilla and Lucilla's new partner. Ronald reveals to Gail the extent of his involvement in David Genaro's crimes.
Gail is burdened with the decision of whether or not to blow the whistle on him. The Tshidi-Reneilwe rivalry gains new heights. Mamokete urges Tshidi to be nicer to her cousin, but Tshidi is obstinate. She reveals the root of her contempt for her teenage cousin. Wednesday 23 May 2012
Miles gives Shado a phone. Reneilwe's pageant dreams are dashed. Tshidi starts off saying she told her so, but soon she begins to feel bad when she sees how much it means to Reneilwe.
Niki puts the number-number to work on Rocks Mahlangu, and Suffocate inadvertently foils it. Gail decides she's not going to shop Ronald, to Ronald's delight. Thursday 24 May 2012
Niki tells Bash what happened to frustrate carrying out their plans the night before - he tells her he's kept the hotel room and she must entice their patsy there this evening. She cleverly suggests Suffocate spend the evening catching up with his old buddies - and then, when Rocks arrives, promises him a night he'll never forget.
Lucilla tells Miles that she's happy he's found a new woman. He denies that he has any feelings for Shado. Later, he waits for her to join him at Kilowatt - and is incensed when she appears on the arm of a random man.
Tshidi encourages Reneilwe not to give up on her dream. Reneilwe returns from school with the news that she could earn enough from commission to pay all the costs of taking part in the pageant. To Mamokete's delight, the whole family pitches in to help her sell as many tickets as possible.
Ronald urges Gail to leave town and have her baby with her family in Worcester. He'll give her a lift down on Monday. She takes his advice. Friday 25 May 2012
Rocks gets Bash to surrender his weapon by threatening to kill Niki. Niki is convinced that Rocks is going to kill Bash and tries to wrestle the gun away from him. The gun accidentally goes off and Rocks Mahlangu goes down and he's not breathing.
Miles is still reeling from Shado's proposition the night before. He doesn't want to jeopardise what he has with her but he's also desperate to work with her on a professional level.
Reneilwe has got herself in trouble with the girls at her school. Mamokete tries to get to the bottom of it, but Reneilwe insists it's something she has to take care of on her own.
Monday 28 May 2012
Tshidi's attempts at bonding with Reneilwe go horribly wrong when she accuses her of stealing her necklace.
Miles implements his cunning plan to try and get Shado to record. He forces her to watch another artist murdering her song in the hope that it will make her realise she has to record.
Bash and Niki are battling to keep their cool once they find out Rocks is still alive. Ronald hustles Gail out of Jo'burg, with David and Hermanus more interested then they ought to be.
Things are hotting up on the Rocks Mahlangu case. The police want to interview all the staff at 011. Tuesday 29 May 2012
Niki starts to sweat when questioned by the police in connection with the Rocks Mahlangu shooting. But the real danger is David's beginning to sense she may be involved, despite her repeated denials.
Shado is not impressed when she realises Miles's offer of song writing is just a cheap ploy to try and get her behind the microphone. Tshidi feels vindicated when she comes upon the proof Reneilwe lied about taking her necklace.
When Gail & Ronald stop for a bathroom break on the side of the road, they're in for quite an unexpected surprise. Wednesday 30 May 2012
Bash says Niki will arouse suspicion if she isn't there when the night porter from the hotel comes to try and ID the perpetrators. When he does come, Suffocate stops the cops before Niki is identified. David watches in amusement and later tells Niki she can still come to him for help.
Lucilla tells Miles he could solve the problems with Shado if he broke his old patterns. Miles then admits to Shado that he has feelings for her and says they should probably not work together.
Mamokete is disconcerted when Tshidi accuses her of going easy on Reneilwe, but Kop reassures her that she's done a good job of parenting. Ronald is pleased when the doctor at a small hospital assumes he is the father of Gail's baby.
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