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We empathise with you Kabelo!

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What Kabelo has been going through is nothing short of tragic. We are caught in a whirlwind of emotions as we watch every passing episode. Don’t miss every development of this soap opera as trauma and heartache seems to be the dish of the day.

We’ve collated these soapie teasers provided by TVSA for this month to make sure you stay up to date with every actor’s storyline. Catch every episode of The River 3 which airs on 1Magic every week from Monday to Friday at 20h00.


Tuesday 1 September 2020
Episode 147

Love Changes Everything

Lindani can’t keep up with Tumi’s new plans for their future. Khabzela is struggling to come to terms with the cops’ findings.

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Episode 148

An Expensive Facade

The cracks in Tumi and Lindani’s marriage deepen while Khabzela goes against all advice and does the unthinkable.

Thursday 3 September 2020
Episode 149

Fireworks

Khabzela sinks deeper and deeper into despair and Tumi finally gives in to her desires.

Friday 4 September 2020
Episode 150

Secrets & Tears

Khabzela causes a stir on a day when all his loved ones want to support him. Things don’t go according to Tumi’s way, while Lindani has a change of heart.

RELATED TV NEWS: LINDIWE ENDS MONDLI OVER NJABULO’S MESS


Monday 7 September 2020
Episode 151

What’s Wrong With Me?

Khabzela’s loss gets him into worse trouble while Tumi’s admission shocks Andile.

Tuesday 8 September 2020
Episode 152

Tempted

Khabzela’s friends are desperate to help him through his dilemma and grief while Tumi has to figure out how to deal with the challenges in her marriage.

Wednesday 9 September 2020
Episode 153

Car Trouble

Lindani finally puts two and two together. Khabzela continues to spiral out of control.

Thursday 10 September 2020
Episode 154

High As A Kite

Khabzela’s friends and family are worried that his grief could lead him down a dark dangerous path. Lindani is determined to find out what led Tumi astray.

Friday 11 September 2020
Episode 155

It’s Not What You Think

Khabzela is at the point of no return. Lindani decides to take matters into his own hands when he suspects Tumi has been unfaithful.


Monday 14 September 2020
Episode 156

All Consuming Lie

Khabzela finds himself a new home while Tumi fights to keep her secret hidden.

Tuesday 15 September 2020
Episode 157

Like A Drug

Khabzela pushes everyone away, landing himself in a heap of trouble while Tumi has to do everything in her power to cover up her secret.

Wednesday 16 September 2020
Episode 158

Withdrawal Symptoms

Lindani makes a decision that surprises Tumi. Khabzela’s woes worsen when a familiar stranger runs into him.

Thursday 17 September 2020
Episode 159

He Came Out Of Nowhere

Lindiwe and Andile force Tumi to face the truth about her marriage. The bad news about Khabzela starts to spread.

Friday 18 September 2020
Episode 160

The Unfortunate Truth

Tumi worries that Mabutho might use her secrets against her, while the Refilwe gang realises the seriousness of their friend’s condition.

RELATED TV RECAP: ANDILE AND MONDLI’S FIGHT OVER NJABULO ESCALATES


Monday 21 September 2020
Episode 161

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

A devastating revelation rocks Lindani’s world and an exciting, new competition causes tension in the Mokoena household.

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Episode 162

What Does That Mean Again?

Tumi searches for a life line but no one is willing to give it to her. Meanwhile, Cobra takes things too far while coaching Morena.

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Episode 163

The Announcement

Morena receives unexpected news and Tumi makes the wrong move as she desperately tries to fix her mistakes.

Thursday 24 September 2020
Episode 164

Mr. Celebrity

Tumi follows her heart and Cobra’s jealous of a family member.

Friday 25 September 2020
Episode 165

Broken Promises

Morena feels the pressure mounting while Lindani gets the shock of his life.

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Monday 28 September 2020
Episode 166

Free To Live Or Leave

Tumi is gutted when she finds out what her loved ones really think about her. Cobra tries his best to get Morena to see reason.

Tuesday 29 September 2020
Episode 167

Request And Demands

Father and son grow close as they prepare for a potentially life-changing event. Tumi and Paulina butt heads as Tumi struggles to face the consequences of her actions.

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Episode 168

Taunts

Lindani sends a devastating message to Tumi and the Dikana family. Meanwhile, Morena’s old friend plants a dangerous seed in his mind.


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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.

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“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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