The almost accidental hit
David might’ve made his biggest mistake when he accidentally orders a hit on his crush dr ongers – for a bottle of whiskey!
avid genaro’s (jamie bartlett) used to getting what he wants. if something catches his eye, he makes a phonecall and it’s done – it’s part of the charm of being powerful and dangerous. but when david doesn’t get his way, he throws his toys – and we’re not talking rubber ducks and rattles. try murder!
when david meets hamish (iain paton), he knows what he wants from the man: a bottle of his rare whiskey. hamish said no but that’s not stopping david – on friday 12 december, lerato tells david that she heard that hamish wants his wife [dr eve ongers – camilla waldman] killed. just like that, david can taste his prize. “until now, david’s quest for the whiskey’s been unsuccessful,” says jamie. “but that’s what makes it a story. it wouldn’t be a story if david had it his way. it wouldn’t be a story if there were no obstacles.” if only david knew who hamish’s wife really is… for david, it’s not the taste of the whiskey, but rather getting his own way. “there’s nothing more to it than an obsession,” says jamie. “to have something that he can’t have.” so placing the hit on hamish’s wife on monday 15 december in exchange for the whiskey isn’t much trouble for david. “he offers to kill hamish’s wife – he’s result driven and how you get there isn’t important; it’s getting there that is,” jamie says. but david isn’t going to get his hands on the prize that easily because – oops – if he’d stopped to ask hamish why he wants his wife dead, he’d have learnt that hamish is married to david’s dodgy former crush dr ongers.
blast from past
when david realises that he’s put a hit on eve, he scrambles to stop his henchman jimmy (james cunningham). “he recalls the dirty laundry from his blast from the past,” says jamie. when we last saw eve a year ago, she’d been injected with a paralysis serum and was slumped on a chair, about to face a prison sentence for killing her dad, plus lose her medical licence. “david’s urge to save eve is the recognition of dark and murky waters that they would both love to submerge themselves in,” says jamie. but will they get the chance or will he be too late?
“eve doesn’t give away secrets,” says camilla. “she managed to get out of prison, bungled paperwork and went travelling, where she met a man on a beach and sailed off into the sunset with him.” she married him but now he wants her dead. when david tries to play hero on friday 19 december, eve attacks him with a knife. “she thinks that david wants to kill her. it takes a while to see that she and david are alike,” says camilla, meaning eve may want revenge. was saving her a good idea? “david was going to leave her to rot in prison. eve has a thirst for revenge…” camilla teases.