Katrien's life hangs by a thread. Rene is diagnosed with cancer. Wian brought a baby home just a few days after he and Adele got married. Jaco left for Spain, leaving Lara alone.
Is there a silver lining at the end of this dark cloud? All questions are answered in the third and final season of Fynskrif.
Over the final 13 episodes of the Afrikaans legal drama, the focus is on the characters' personal and family lives. Everyone must finally decide what they really want out of life.
Ben (Neels van Jaarsveld) and Lara (Tinarie van Wyk Loots) have to face their mother's illness with their father Hans (Chris van Niekerk).
It's not going to be easy, but it also gives them clarity on their own future: what does it mean to truly love? What is important? And how do you find a balance between work and life?
Similar questions also influence other characters in Fynskrif. Especially Wian (Edwin van der Walt) and Adele (Christia Visser), who have to decide very early on in their marriage what it means to be a family.
But it's not just all doom and gloom - Dolf (Charlton George) and Gertrude (Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp) are radiantly happy and pregnant. Is it going to be a little girl or a boy?
Corné (Beer Adriaanse) and Christelle (Rolanda Marais) take their first step towards a full relationship, but will Corné really grow up this time?
There is also a new lawyer joining the practice. Inge Senekal (played by Nicole Holm) is a mother of two who returns to law after many years.
She immediately falls in with the daily routine of the practice. She provides Ben, Lilani (Lea Vivier), Wian and everyone else with a shoulder to cry on... and a packet of fudge from her handbag.
Also, Thandi (Crystal-Donna Roberts) returns to great fanfare, but her relationship with Corné is no longer the same - and she also carries a dark secret.
But Van Wyk and Partners remain a legal practice and people mess up and there are always issues that need attention.
From a farmer and his wife who wants to divorce because he doesn't want to leave the farm, to a teacher who is fired for being a cabaret dancer to a former professor of Ben's who charged with drunken driving, there is a wide variety of cases.
Guest stars include Laudo Liebenberg from the band aKING, Pierre van Pletzen, Annelize van der Ryst and Melt Sieberhagen.
The third season also features the children's matric farewell, a wedding or two, a camp weekend and even a whirlwind tour.
Life in all its wonderful complexity plays out in the third and final season.
Fynskrif is an M-Net Original Production, produced by Infinity Films for kykNET. The screenplay is by Louis Pretorius and Albert Snyman, who also serve as producers.
Season 3 is directed by Nina Swart. Music is by Braam du Toit.
Season 3 Cast
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Neels van Jaarsveld ... Ben van Wyk
Chris van Niekerk ... Hans van Wyk
Tinarie van Wyk-Loots ... Lara Kruger
Cintaine Schutte ... Katrien Nienaber
Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp ... Gertrude Koopman
Lea Vivier ... Lilani du Toit
Beer Adriaanse ... Corné Hanekom
Charlton George ... Dolf Ungerer
Edwin van der Walt ... Wian Marais
Jacques Bessenger ... Jaco Kruger
Susanne Beyers ... René van Wyk
Christia Visser ... Adele
Luan Jacobs ... Luke van Wyk
Mia van der Merwe ... Bella van Wyk
Marguerite van Eeden ... Alex Kruger
Recurring / Guests
Rolanda Marais ... Christelle
Albert Pretorius ... Renier
Henré Pretorius ... Dewald (as Henre Pretorius)
De Klerk Oelofse ... Simon
Marlida Ferreira ... Janice
Adeola Ntshiza ... Mandisa
Lana Scott ... Maryke
Nicole Holm ... Inge Senekal
Hendrik Nieuwoudt ... Richard (as Hendrik Niewoudt)
Bennie Fourie ... Burger
Annelize van der Ryst ... Wilhelmina (as Anneliza van der Ryst)
Pierre van Pletzen ... Hendrik
Amor Tredoux ... Linda
Veronique Jephtas ... Amy
Anjoné de Jager ... Mechanical
Anmari Oosthuizen ... Mechanical
Jaime Montgomery ... Mechanical
Dylan Hearne ... Mechanical
Alistair Seymour ... Mechanical
Laudo Liebenberg ... Jakob
Natasha Dryden ... Marna (as Natasha Dryer)
Martelize Kolver ... Patricia (as Martelise Kholver)
Hannes van Wyk ... Dawid
Erica Wessels ... Tamryn
Trix Vivier ... Bianca
Hélène Truter ... Jana
Keegan van Zyl ... Pascal
Dawid Minnaar ... Pieter
Gerben Kamper ... Johan
Wayne Smith ... Jack
Melt Sieberhagen ... Marco
Jana Strydom ... Retha
Jermaine Davids ... Car Mechanic
Roberto Kyle ... George
Zane Meas ... Clyde
Ilse Klink ... Evelyn
Joanie Combrink ... Ilse
Pierre Nelson ... Bernard
Elrich Oormeyer ... Sheriff of the Court
Tyrese Rinquest ... Jurgen
Tyresa Rinquest ... Jurgen