Take a chance on love
Analine and Paul confront their feelings for each other and start a secret affair.
A lot’s at stake when the couple get loved up. Mon-Wed SABC3 (*193) 19:30
Analine and Paul (Rolanda Marais and Justin Strydom) seem meant for each other, but circumstances have kept them apart – like Paul going to prison for 20 years and Analine marrying his devious brother David (Antony Coleman) instead. Since Paul’s release from prison in 2014, it’s been a wild rollercoaster ride for the two, but now their love is heading to the next level – an affair.
On Wednesday 8 June, while renovating the house that Paul had bought for him and Analine years ago, Paul’s current girlfriend Busi (Jo-Anne Reyneke) stumbles upon the love letters he wrote to Analine while in prison. Jo-Anne says that Busi is taken by surprise, “especially because she thought that she and Paul were really giving their relationship a chance. To read how he feels about another woman makes her sick to her stomach”.
Later that day, after Busi gives Paul an icy goodbye, Analine arrives at the house to help Paul with decorating tips but their reminiscing about the past leads to a kiss, which then leads to the bedroom. Justin says that his character is finally embracing his love for Analine and “the joy that he feels when he’s intimate with her outweighs his guilt over her being married to his brother and his religious beliefs of not committing adultery. But Paul is a good man and the guilt will resurface as soon as the euphoria dies down”.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
After years of denying their love, Paul and Analine decide that they want to be together. Wednesday 15 June sees Paul trying to break up with Busi but she misunderstands what he’s saying and thinks that he intends on proposing to her. Later that day, Busi decides to surprise Paul at the house but finds Paul and Analine sleeping in bed. “She’s hurt and confused when she sees them,” reveals Jo-Anne.