Coming up on Rhythm City
in July, 2009:Wednesday 1 July 2009Episode 518
Lu and S'bu think Miles is steadily losing his mind. Lu is shocked to discover Wandi is lesbian. Tshidi gets an advance from an (unsuspecting) Zondi to pay her dealer.
Thula and Sunay score a success with the online video marketing campaign. She pressures Thula to obtain Kilowatt Club's database from Suffocate.
S'bu gets Smokey to sign away the rights to his music for Driehoek. The girls agree to remain with Hustle. S'bu comforts Gail and things get passionate.Thursday 2 July 2009Episode 519
Lu wrestles with the problem of her prejudices. Wandi forces the issue by confronting her about them.
Miles decides to escort Lu to David's pre-MIA party although he insists David has ulterior motives in inviting him. Sunay proposes Thula become her manager. Tshidi objects.
Sunay later urges Thula to surreptitiously get Suffocate's list from Fats. Smokey invites Gail to leave with him to the States. He tells her that he loves her.Friday 3 July 2009Episode 520
Having managed to get the information from Fats, behind Suffocate's back, Thula is desperate to get some clarity about his role as Sunay's manager.
From the moment Miles arrives at Lu's pre-MIAs party, David and his agents of destruction sow paranoia and mistrust in his mind.
As Lu starts to perform, they put the final part of the plan into action - and Miles loses it, in front of everyone.
Monday 6 July 2009Episode 521
While everyone is struggling to come up with an explanation of why Miles punched David, Miles tries to get people to believe he in fact is the victim of David's machinations.
Stone is offered a promotion at work, raising the possibility he might have to move to Pretoria. Gail is still undecided over whether or not to take up Smokey's offer to join him in the States.Tuesday 7 July 2009Episode 522
David's back at home and it feels great. Lu reminds him it's only temporary. David tells Ronald he plans to bring a charge of assault against Miles - and sue him in civil court.
Following the advice of friends, Stone doesn't tell his parents about his promotion, his raise, and his proposed move to Pretoria.
Tshidi lets slip to Sunay the fact that Thula once earned his living as a rent boy. Smokey goes on a final club tour before his departure for the States.
S'bu and Gail end up kissing.Wednesday 8 July 2009Episode 523
Gail and S'bu can't face each other after their kiss the night before. Just prior to Suzie Kromboom's recording session, S'bu gets a call from her to say she won't be able to make it.
Hustle is panicking - and then Kop suggests Tshidi.
Stone is extremely excited about the possibility of getting his own place in Pretoria. Suffocate has received a promotional SMS that makes him extremely suspicious.Thursday 9 July 2009Episode 524
Suffocate confronts Thula about stealing his distribution list. Thula fingers Fats. A depressed Tshidi confides in King.
Things are still weird between S'bu and Gail, but the crisis of finding a session singer keeps them distracted, for now. Fats forces an impromptu audition of Mpumi on S'bu.
Miles' assault on David comes back to haunt him.Friday 10 July 2009Episode 525
Miles' lawyer reveals, that apart from the police investigations, David is also bringing a civil claim against Miles for R100,000.
Thula confronts Tshidi after Sunay reveals she's heard about his rent boy past. Mpumi is terrified of performing in public, but Fats hears there's money to be made if she agrees to the recording.
Gail and S'bu keep avoiding the issue of their feelings for each other…and then they start kissing…
Monday 13 July 2009Episode 526
It's the morning after the big night between S'bu and Gail, with one of them suffering from seriously cold feet.
Kop is excited about buying a car with Stone, to his son's increasing displeasure. Miles is convinced David drugged him on the night of the party, but his obsession is only pushing Lu and David closer together.
Mpumi makes an important decision about her singing career.Tuesday 14 July 2009Episode 527
S'bu ducks and dives, which drives Gail crazy so she makes the decision to go to America.
Miles gets tested to try to prove David drugged him. Lu tells Miles she cannot handle his erratic behaviour and to stay out of her life.
Stone is so not excited when he sees the kind of car his father has in mind for him. Nervous Mpumi starts studio rehearsals. Wednesday 15 July 2009Episode 528
David agrees to intercede on Wandi's behalf with Lu to try and resolve their rift. Mpumi goes into studio to record for Hustle. As the downloads begin to generate money, Tshidi becomes hopeful it may be a way to ease her current financial concerns.
Sunay, however, has other ideas. Gail finally drops the bombshell that she's leaving Hustle and South Africa. Miles tells S'bu to do whatever it takes to prevent her from going.Thursday 16 July 2009Episode 529
Mpumi is excited about her new career, but Fats cautions her to keep it secret. Stone begins to understand that buying a car is going to be a long, time-consuming process, due to his dad's involvement.
David receives a setback in his campaign to reclaim Lu's affections when she discovers he has accepted the MIA's invite on behalf of both of them.
The tension over Sunay escalates between Fats and Suffocate. Gail announces her departure date, to S'bu's great sorrow.Friday 17 July 2009Episode 530
Lu allows herself to be pressured by Victoria into revealing the reason why she's not moving in with Wandi. Miles learns from his GP there are indeed traces of a drug in his bloodstream.
Sunay lies to a financially desperate Tshidi about the money made from the down loads. Miles advises S'bu to grasp the woman he loves with both hands - or live to regret his loss for the rest of his life.
Monday 20 July 2009Episode 531
Miles pulls off a coup when he arranges for Driehoek to guest perform at the MIAs. Ronald, posing as a journalist, asks Wandi if she'd give an interview about being openly lesbian - claiming Lu as his source.
Suffocate tells Thula that if Sunay did steal his SMS client distribution list, he wants her out of the club. Sunay goes to Suffocate with a sob story and come-to-bed eyes he finds hard to resist.Tuesday 21 July 2009Episode 532
Although Suffocate manages to resist her advances, Sunay tells Thula he came on to her.
David manipulates reconciliation between Wandi and Lu after their confrontation.
S'bu can't bear to say goodbye to Gail and spends the rest of the day drinking at the club. Later, during a conversation with his friends, he realises he does in fact love her. Hoping he's not too late, he makes a mad dash to tell her.Wednesday 22 July 2009Episode 533
S'bu has one last chance to tell Gail he loves her, but will it be too little, too late?
Tshidi has to approach Zondi for another advance on her salary. Elmarie is promoted within the Hustle family and Lu tries to explain herself to Wandi.
King drops by unexpectedly and meets Kop and Mamokete. David offers to drop the charges against Miles in exchange for an apology.Thursday 23 July 2009Episode 534
Elmarie has an idea of doing a swimwear shoot with Driehoek. An incensed Miles has a shouting match with Lu, after hearing about David's offer.
Sunay is so incensed that Tshidi has finally got a few hundred bucks out of her towards paying the drug bill that she bullies Thula into cutting Tshidi out of the video clips. Friday 24 July 2009Episode 535
Wandi tells Lu she has to get rid of toxic Miles. When S'bu finds out how much the case could cost his father, he totally freaks out. Elmarie tries again to approach S'bu over the Gail saga, but he totally loses his cool. Mamokete and Kop confront a lying Tshidi over the rent money she owes them.
Monday 27 July 2009Episode 536
Lu is pleasantly surprised when S'bu tells her Miles want to apologise to David. She asks Wandi to be her official date for the MIAs.
Stone's car trauma continues.
Elmarie offers to be S'bu's date for the MIAs. S'bu agrees, but is concerned his reputation as a "hot ladies' man" might be affected. Tuesday 28 July 2009Episode 537
David shocks Miles by wanting him to repeat his apology in public - at a press conference. Stone is extremely unhappy about buying the ancient jalopy on which his father has set his heart.
Ivan makes it clear to Zondi he expects him to continue to milk Sunay for as much as she can earn. S'bu realises asking Elmarie to the MIAs was probably not the best idea he's ever had. Wednesday 29 July 2009Episode 538
Elmarie is anxious about the MIAs. Stone figures out how to repair Kop's wounded feelings.
Siya makes an unexpected reappearance in Tshidi's life. David moves into the next phase of his plan to win back Lu, and starts to get Wandi on his side. Lu makes an enormous decision about one of the men in her life.Thursday 30 July 2009Episode 539
A demoralized Miles decides he's not going to go to the MIAs that night. Wandi and Lu head off to the event, where Lu is in for many surprises. King pays Tshidi a friendly visit at work. Elmarie opens up to S'bu about the real reasons she came to Jozi. Friday 31 July 2009Episode 540
The aftermath of Wandi and Lu's moment of closeness begins to ripple through their lives.
Elmarie's brother arrives to take her home. Tshidi continues heading off the rails, and Thula begins to worry about her expectations around the download business.
Siya and Sunay initiate a new era of co-operation. Stone tries to talk to Tshidi, but she freaks.
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