With social media unraveling at the news of Kgomotso Christopher’s last day on the set of e.tv Scandal! yesterday, you can catch her final appearances as Yvonne up until June 2. After four years of endless supply of tears and laughter, the award-winning actress will take a bow – albeit temporarily.
The baton is passed to the Thembekas and the Romeos of this world to keep fans entertained. You can find out what will happen next on the show in these soapie teasers provided by TVSA.
Friday 1 May 2020
Thanks to Thembeka, Romeo comes up with a brilliant plan which she hates. Gloria sees something she was definitely not supposed to. Dintle loses an employee and her temper with a colleague.
Monday 4 May 2020
Romeo’s plan starts to take shape but possibly at huge personal risk. Gloria decides on a new course of action. Ingrid has an encounter that leaves her deeply disturbed.
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Xolile agrees to a plan but will her marriage survive it? Sheila discovers what her blackmailer wants from her. Rattled, Ingrid is unsure what to do about a colleague’s behaviour.
Wednesday 6 May 2020
A complex deception involving Xolile is presented to an enemy. Kgosi makes an announcement which kicks his mother’s plans into high gear. Amo finds himself in a situation he thought he had put behind him for good.
Thursday 7 May 2020
A new ‘relationship’ is staged for an audience of one. The pressure of her secret forces Sheila to take action. Ingrid gets a new perspective on her confusing experience.
Friday 8 May 2020
Quinton is unwittingly caught up in a hoax. Ndumiso demands an explanation which arouses suspicion. Ingrid finally makes a move to address her dilemma.
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Monday 11 May 2020
Mthunzi throws caution to the wind and reiterates a game-changing offer. Sheila is stunned by a radical proposal. Layla delivers an ultimatum which infuriates one co-worker and distresses another.
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Thembeka makes sure she is highly receptive to some unwanted advances. Sheila has to make a choice but it’s fairly clear which way she is leaning. Amo refuses to accept that an uncomfortable situation is of his making.
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Thembeka makes a massive decision but will she be able to pull it off? Caiphus hears shocking news and acts on it. Ingrid doubts herself but is still plagued by what she thinks may have happened to her.
Thursday 14 May 2020
Thembeka exploits love to get what she wants. Sheila discovers something that excites her. Wesley holds Layla accountable for Ingrid’s pain.
Friday 15 May 2020
A life hangs in the balance and the guilty party fears her actions will be exposed. While Ndumiso thinks the future looks bright, his lover is making other plans. Ingrid is upset to realise the consequences of her actions on the people around her.
Monday 18 May 2020
Xolile takes matters into her own hands which causes Boniswa to become very concerned. Caiphus, Ndumiso and Gloria are fearful when Caiphus is summoned. Layla mistakenly believes she can reverse events.
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Romeo tries to spin some bad news into an opportunity. Caiphus gets two unexpected surprises when he visits Neo. Ingrid makes a big decision which Layla fears is fueled by her allegation.
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Romeo’s latest brainwave has Thembeka outraged. Neo receives a very disturbing phone call and readies his gun. Wesley and Amo face off with unexpected results.
Thursday 21 May 2020
A predator becomes the prey. Fury and pain leads to a man having a heart attack. Amo is willing to be schooled by an unlikely person.
Friday 22 May 2020
Romeo reveals a truth to Thembeka that makes her hate Mthunzi even more. Neo moves on and Ndumiso fears for his life. Amo messes up his progress by saying the wrong thing.
Monday 25 May 2020
Mthunzi is told that his prize is within reach and he relishes the news. Sheila realises just how close she had come to achieving her heart’s desire. Amo makes a sincere offer to smoke a peace pipe.
Tuesday 26 May 2020
Mthunzi celebrates an imminent victory while an old rival infiltrates his space. Neo is haunted by distressing visions. Tebello gets an idea stuck in his head and turns to Timothy for help.
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Romeo’s plan is enacted and it seems that the victim may be starting to swallow the bait. Sheila faces the music but bites back. Tebello sets up romance for two unsuspecting adults.
Thursday 28 May 2020
Mthunzi reaches the pinnacle of happiness when a declaration is made. Ndumiso’s happiness is short lived when he receives some great news. Yvonne has a reservation about taking the next step.
Friday 29 May 2020
The time for a reckoning has come and bloody revenge is sworn. Sheila is still not honest when she is called on a lie. Yvonne feels like her life is finally coming together but then she receives some very bad news.
Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed
We’ve been had, and Squid Game is here to prove it.
When the end of the South Korean horror drama arrives on the ninth episode, the winner finds himself harrowed by what the coveted prize has cost his soul. In the rat race for survival, along with a better life that hinges on the never ending hustle, there’s no time to stop and see the horror our lives become. By the end, we see how the winner has sold his soul for a crappy deal that came with a few toys, and a happy meal.
A group of 456 players are mysteriously invited to take part in a set of children’s games for a grand prize of $38 million, which will be enough to give the winner the financial freedom they desperately need. The players are selected from different walks of life, with the burden of excessive debt being their biggest motivation to give the Game a go.
The first of deepening terrors comes during the first game, when the players discover that penalties for losing in the challenges will be death. DEATH. Horrified, the players initially vote to leave and return to their lives.
This noble departure doesn’t last long; their material realities as fugitives on the run from debt collectors only highlights the glow of the precious promise they’ve now left behind. When they return for the second time, they now consent to their highly probable deaths.
Led by Lee Jung-jae, who plays Seong Gi-hun, a taxi driver with a gambling addiction, the South Korean series has become somewhat of a global phenomenon. Now the most streamed Korean series of all time, Squid Game is also said to be on pace to dethrone Bridgerton as the most streamed series in the history of Netflix. And it’s with good reason. Squid Game is a trip.
Survival is the drive. The blues of a broke life pile up for Seong Gi-hun, who’s daughter is being taken away to the US by her mother and step father. His mother is battling deteriorating diabetes and even in her frail condition, is still working hard to make ends meet. It’s during the peak of his frustrations that Gi-hun is randomly invited to take part in the Game.
After accepting the offer, he finds himself in a discreet location along with 455 players, who are also drowning in debt. The players are kept under an authoritarian system of surveillance. Masked guards in pink suits keep the scene under control under the supervision of the Front Man. Gi-hun allies with other players, including his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo, as a the most strategic way to survive the bloody challenges.
Amongst those that end up in this team is player 001, a frail old man who who became his “gganbu”. Sae-byeok, who was also in the team, was killed by Sang-woo, Gi-hun’s childhood friend, team member and flip-flopping ally. Several other team members had to be killed by their team mates, which revealed the wickedness of the games.
In the end, Gi-hun’s victory came without an apology. He had to defeat a close ally in the games, the old and frail player 001. They’d bonded throughout their time, but in the end he had to advance himself against those he’d built alliances. As the games progressed, the players found themselves having to face tough calls. Someone else has to die for you to make it another day.
After a series of brutal games, it comes down to childhood friends Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo. They’d played different games, with Sang-woo having played hard and stopping at nothing to win. Gi-hun is mad at Sang-woo for a series of betrayals, including him stabbing Sae-byeok to her death. In the end, Gi-hun wins when Sang-woo apologised and kills himself.
Yet despite emerging a winner, Gi-hun finds that the cost of becoming an overnight billionaire has bankrupted his soul. For a year following the day his bank account was loaded with a nine zero figure, he didn’t touch the money. After all, he returned to find his mother dead on the floor. One of his motivations was getting the money to get her medical help over her advancing diabetes.
Gi-hun is clearly troubled by the bodies upon which his new wealth rests. A year passes and he hasn’t touched the money – even oddly reverting to old patterns of asking for loans to get by. It might be late to be so concerned about the moral questions surrounding the games now – the long and short of it is he won and his life has changed.
Later, he is shocked to find out that the “gganbu” who had to be killed after losing to him in a game of marbles, was never really killed.
In a shocking plot twist that changes everything – he also finds out that the old man is in fact the creator of the games! Finding him in a medical bed after receiving a mysterious invite to the location, Gi-hun discovers that the man’s real name is Oh Il-nam, an obscenely rich fella who created the games in 1988 (the same year Korea hosted the Olympics for the first time) purely for their entertainment. We already know by now that ‘the VIPs’ are a bunch of morally bankrupt elites who find pleasure in watching the poor masses slaughtering each other for money in a broken system. Where have we heard that before?
Although his participation in the games as player 001 was a farce, what he told Gi-hun back then, that he had a brain tumour, had been true. And of course, he challenged him to another sick game. A man had been freezing to death on a street pavement, and Oh Il-nam challenged Gi-hun to guess to bet on the odds that someone who help him when the clock strikes 00:00 at midnight. As Gi-hun wins, Oh Il-nam dies.
We assume this marks the end of the games. However later in the episode, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him doing it to someone else. He runs to stop what is happening, but arrives at the exact scene late, the train has already taken off. Later on the way to boarding a flight, he turns and calls a number. “I can’t forgive you for everything you’re doing,” he tells ta man we assume to be In-ho. He turns back, clearly about to begin his new mission.
What we know now, is that Oh Il-nam created the games to tickle the sick tastes of his sick rich network. But he is now dead. Who is now behind the games? This, and Gi-hun’s passionate manifesto, are strong indications that next season of the series is already shaping up to a different arc. It’s his final transformation, and he is ready to take down the operation and those behind it. He won’t allow people to be “horses” for the entertainment of wealthy elites.
We know that In-ho shot Jun-ho in a bid to stop him from alerting the police about the games. The signal was bad, delaying the delivering of the evidence Jun-ho had been trying to send in several texts, right up to the moment the moment he plunged from a cliff and hit the water. What we don’t know is whether the messages were really not delivered. There’s also no conclusive evidence that Jun-ho is dead.
Potentially, the biggest lesson from season one is that our relentless pursuit for material success in a punishing money system kills us.
First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’
Things look promising for HBO’s upcoming drama series, The House of Dragon. The highly buzzed Games of Thrones prequel’s first visual teaser has been met with much fanfare, raking in more than 8,6 million views on Youtube within two days of its arrival.
First reactions and buzz around the epic teaser have been strong indications that the series, slated to premiere in 2022, is off to a good start despite the infamous final season slump suffered by G.O.T. And it could mean that maybe, just maybe, the world ready to let old baggage go.
The House of Dragon, created by an entire different team, will arrive about three years since the cold winter. The cast includes Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Sonoya Mizuno who will be bringing to life a different era of Westeros.
Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it
‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.
The reign of terror plunges a small and quiet town to ashes when the arrival of a charismatic yet mysterious priest coincides with the return of a disgraced young man who has just been released from prison.
While Riley (Zach Gilford) initially finds that Crockett Island and its 127 residents – along with his childhood sweetheart Erin (Kate Siegel) – still conduct a mundane existence, Pastor Paul (Hamish Linklater) soon changes that.
When the island’s much loved Roman Catholic senior priest takes a trip to the pilgrimage and never comes back, an energetic new priest takes his place at the Holy Land church. And while his arrival brings with it a new wave of spiritual revival amongst the island community, something sinister begins to haunt the town.
With each episode, the esoteric occult that powers Paul’s ability to perform astounding miracles and mesmerise the islanders, slowly gains dominion over the unsuspecting community. Instead, they begin taking up a renewed interest in the church as word of mouth spreads about the signs and wonders. Much like Jesus Christ was able to draw crowds wherever he went, the appearance of Paul’s supernatural power is able to attract even those who’d remained sceptics their lives.
It’s the blending of the sacred and the sinister. The taking of communion that has been contaminated with demonic blood, which functions as the miracle drug promising eternal life.
We soon find out the miracles come at an unthinkable cost.