Let’s play a game

Rachel kills two birds with one stone, plus she gets her­self a re­luc­tant lover and fi­nancier in the process.

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Week­days SABC1 (*191) 18:30

Noth­ing is “nor­mal” when it comes to Rachel (Le­sego Marakalla). Just ask her room­mate Enhle’s (Natasha Tha­hane) ex-fi­ancé Sakhile (Ni­co­las Nkuna), who last year had to deal with an un­sta­ble Lelo (Amanda du-Pont) caus­ing chaos for ev­ery­one at var­sity in Joburg be­cause Lelo was jeal­ous of Rachel. Or chat to her home­boys Tbose and Kwaito (Cor­net Mamabolo and Cle­ment Maosa), who know just how cal­cu­lat­ing Rachel can be. Sadly for Sakhile, he’s in line for an­other round of Rachel-re­lated drama this fort­night.

EMER­GENCY EXIT

Rachel phones her brother Nimza (Buhle Maseko on Wed­nes­day 20 July to warn him of an im­pend­ing ar­rest for his crimes… and that’s when she strikes black­mail gold. Hav­ing used Kwaito’s phone to make the call, Rachel finds a video that in­crim­i­nates Sakhile. “She sees the video that Kwaito and Tbose took of Sakhile do­ing drugs,” says Le­sego. She sends the video to her phone and starts plot­ting.

SAY CHEESE!

Rachel’s go­ing to use the video as a bar­gain­ing chip to get her­self some much-needed money on Fri­day 22 July when she shows Sakhile the clip. He is stunned but noth­ing can pre­pare him for what’s next, Le­sego re­veals. “Rachel black­mails Sakhile with the video, say­ing that she needs rent money and a boyfriend – and he’s just the guy for the job!” The ac­tress adds, “This is Rachel try­ing to get his at­ten­tion. I don’t think that she was plan­ning on us­ing the video to black­mail him.”

PLAY­ING NICE

Big and strong Sakhile is brought down to his knees by an un­re­lent­ing Rachel. Rachel is en­joy­ing her role as pup­pet­mas­ter, pulling Sakhile’s strings on Mon­day 25 July and get­ting him to bow to her ev­ery de­mand. “She’s al­ways had a crush on Sakhile, so for now she wants to get closer to him,” says Le­sego. “He hates it and he feels cor­nered, but he knows that if he doesn’t co-op­er­ate, Rachel will use the video against him to get him fired.” But how long can Rachel keep this up? If only Sakhile could get hold of her phone and delete that video… “She’s smart enough to not let that hap­pen,” says Le­sego. “For now, he’s trapped and hat­ing ev­ery mo­ment!”

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