Say what? R5.3 million for an episode? Yes, that’s what Mark Harmon earns for every episode of NCIS as Gibbs (find out more on p10). While I’m envious of him, I can’t help liking him too… But while he’s earning megabucks, the wardrobe people at soapies struggle to stretch tight budgets and have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves to make ends meet (p8). Well, at least they’re clever about it. Speaking of clever, the fire scenes in The Smoke (p11) were cleverly done. I watched the first episode and had mixed reactions: how many firefighter shows can there be? But I have hope that the series will grow and develop into something worthwhile. PS: How amazing is the Rhythm City wedding (p18)? And personally, I’m glad that the bad Noluntu is back over at Generations (p24). I love a good baddie. Go Noluntu!