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There’s just no stopping Emma! See them try and fail here!

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If phunyuka bam’phethe was a person, Emma would be that person. Proving ever resilient in the face of adversity, even gun wounds can’t keep her down. We stan the queen! Emmarentia seems to attract trouble everywhere she goes and leaving collateral damage in her wake.

We can’t wait to see which innocent soul – or not so innocent – will find themselves in her crosshairs. Good thing is that you don’t have to wait. You can find out more on what will happen in the next episodes from these soapie teasers provided by TVSA.


Wednesday 1 July 2020
Episode 103

Living For The Brave

A troublesome lady is faced with drastic choices as an old enemy closes in on her. Two lovers are pleasantly surprised by their loved ones.

Thursday 2 July 2020
Episode 104

It Started Out So Well

The new couple’s romantic moment ends in tears. Lindiwe tries to humiliate a family member into giving up her latest scheme.

Friday 3 July 2020
Episode 105

I’ve Done It All

Veronica and Nomonde take things to the next level while Kedibone gets the shock of her life.


Monday 6 July 2020
Episode 106

Nomonde!

Zweli is grasping at straws to save someone that he loves, who’s in harm’s way. Kedibone is left emotionally crippled by the revelation that’s just come to her attention.

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Episode 107

A Reason To Fight

A woman decides to save the man she loves while a wife receives a shocking ultimatum that could end her marriage.

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Episode 108

Not Without A Fight

Kedibone takes a stand in attempt to save a loved one’s life while Veronica and her accomplice pull off their biggest scam.

Thursday 9 July 2020
Episode 109

To The Rescue

A well-planned scheme goes sour when the participants change the rules of the game. Kedibone pulls a trend-worthy stunt to make her voice heard.

Friday 10 July 2020
Episode 110

Done With Her!

A young lady learns a hard truth that she was not prepared for.

RELATED: EMMA’S NINE LIVES – THE RIVER WEEK RECAP


Monday 13 July 2020
Episode 111

Cry Wolf

Kedibone goes all out to save a loved one’s life and Veronica receives news.

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Episode 112

Is Anybody Out There?

The Dikanas live their best life while one of their own is going through the worst.

Wednesday 15 July 2020
Episode 113

That Bahiya Lady

Veronica has a tough decision to make about her deal with one of the Dikanas.

Thursday 16 July 2020
Episode 114

Mantwa’s Prison

Nsizwa enters uncharted territory with Kedibone. A celebration takes place in the Dikana mansion while one of their own suffers.

Friday 17 July 2020
Episode 115

Bloodcurdling

Zweli’s worst fears come to life and everyone basks in Kedibone’s happiness.


Monday 20 July 2020
Episode 116

Hard To Believe

Zweli does everything he can to save someone that he loves, while Kedibone also races against time to get her loved one help.

Tuesday 21 July 2020
Episode 117

All Kinds Of Clues

Kedibone is on the verge of having a nervous breakdown because of the recent developments. The Dikanas are torn in two after Lindiwe’s latest stint.

Wednesday 22 July 2020
Episode 118

Amandla!

Kedibone has an idea that will shake up the community. Zweli uncovers more unpleasant news about Nomonde.

Thursday 23 July 2020
Episode 119

GPS

Kedibone’s bravery puts a bull’s eye on her back. An enemy of the Dikanas panics when she realises she may not be able to deliver on a promise to a powerful client.

Friday 24 July 2020
Episode 120

Memorandum

Zweli is in the verge of losing another child while Kedibone causes a stir in Refilwe.

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Madlabantu almost got killed by Emma’s hitmen. Photo: Showmax


Monday 27 July 2020
Episode 121

Stunning News

Zweli says a heartbreaking goodbye that leaves everyone shocked, while Cobra gets a surprise visit that could shake up his life.

Tuesday 28 July 2020
Episode 122

A Tale Of Two Reunions

Andile has an emotional reunion with someone he loves while Cobra is forced to face a difficult reunion with someone he hasn’t seen in years.

Wednesday 29 July 2020
Episode 123

Insecure

Someone battles with a secret he is hiding from his loved one, while Cobra discovers that being a father is more challenging than he thought.

Thursday 30 July 2020
Episode 124

Team Player

Njabulo is on the verge of telling Andile the truth and Cobra’s search continues, while Dimpho leaves no stone unturned.

Friday 31 July 2020
Episode 125

Two Faced

Cobra’s family member makes his impression in Refilwe, and Njabulo receives shocking news.

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Squid Game Ending Explained; We’ve Been Scammed

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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.

THE ENDING

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.

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First Look at HBO’s Game of Thrones Spin-Off ‘House of The Dragon’

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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.

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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.

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Midnight Mass is Creepy With A Dark Subtext and You Need To See it

‘God’s angel’ had sinister plans for the town.

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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.

Midnight Mass

“The LORD’s angel”‘s life giving blood comes scams locals into horrible mistakes on Midnight Mass.

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.

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