Vernon vs Stokkies
A new woman in his life gives Stokkies a chance at a fresh start… as Vernon Jacobs.
Has ex-con Vernon found his true love? Weekdays e.tv (*194) 19:30 Chantal doesn’t seem fazed by Vernon’s past. 16 June fills Vernon with a deep sense of responsibility to be the hero that Garland sees in him. “That there is someone looking up to him is a big deal for him and I think he asks himself, ‘What makes me all that special?’” says Wayne. “It raises the stakes because he realises that not only does this kid look up to him, but he needs to sort himself out if he wants to make an impression on Chantal too.”
A BETTER MAN
So when Chantal actually wants to spend more time with Vernon, it means the world to him. “It’s huge! For the first time someone wants to be a part of his life. She knows that he’s an exconvict so he’s even more drawn to her because that is a part of his truth. But there are other things that she’s not aware of, that he has battled with and it’s a question of whether he will come clean with those things as well,” hints Wayne. “It sets Vernon on a journey to steer clear of his bad tendencies and focus on doing better. It raises the stakes for him.” But temptation is always waiting for Stokkies – even under those couch cushions where things tend to hide…