Betrayal triggers a fatal fury in the final confrontation between Hector and Lucas.
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Bad-guy Lucas Nyathi (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) has been revelling in his battle of wits with business rival Hector Thebe (Tumisho Masha). But while Lucas seems firmly on track to humiliate Hector, strip him of his wealth and crush him, something has been shifting in Hector lately. On Thursday 9 June, Hector suggests to his lover and Lucas’s secret ally Layla (Natasha Sutherland) that they leave all the drama behind and go live in the US. “I think he’s starting to realise perhaps he can abandon his plan of finding justice for his son and leave it in the hands of a higher power and find love and happiness for himself,” Tumisho says. But some happy endings are never meant to be and Tumisho adds: “Hector’s story was always what happens to a man when he wants revenge. His daughter Naledi (Dineo Moeketsi) warned him: when you plan revenge, dig two graves.”
NO MORE GAMES
Hector’s dreams crash to a halt on Tues- Lucas panics when his son is put in harm’s way.
day 14 June when he suspects that his protégé, Lucas’s son Mangi (Kagiso Modupe), has hacked his computer system. Spitting nails, Hector rants to Layla that he’ll kill Mangi if he’s right. He’s hit especially hard because realising that Mangi has betrayed him is like losing his son all over again. “He can’t deal with that,” reveals Tumisho. “He’s totally blindsided. He was trying to honour his son’s memory through Mangi, whom he’s really taken a shine to. He decides right then and there that he’s going to take revenge and that’s when things really take a turn for the worse for everybody,” says Tumisho.
CAN DINTLE BE DEADLY?
On Wednesday 15 June, after finding a Dintle can’t believe what’s being asked of her.
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN
Everything falls apart in the week of Monday 20 June as Hector confronts Lucas in his Newtonian hotel room, gun in hand. “The thing that’s driving him is pure rage. He’s so enraged that he can’t help himself, he’s out of control,” says Tumisho. The life- or- death confrontation brings Lucas to his knees. “Lucas offers himself to be the one who should be killed rather than his son,” reveals Sello. “The moment Hector puts Mangi in danger, Lucas says, ‘It’s me you should take care of, not my son!’” If you think that’s shocking, wait ’til you see whose body hits the floor first…