on thursday 18 december, vince and bonita decide to stay in joburg for now, but don’t get too excited – this doesn’t mean the meintjies family is reconciling. on christmas day, charmaine (vinette ebrahim) invites vince and bonita over but they don’t arrive. vince still can’t shake his depression and by friday 2 january, there are also problems at the deli with unpaid invoices because vince isn’t arriving at work. but there’s a bigger problem – schem-scheming gita (jo da silva) sees this as the perfect opportunity to buy the deli out from under vince’s nose. uh oh!