(From left): Mickey, Reba and Scelo are facing their battles head on. Weekdays e.tv (*194) 20:00
AUGUST: OH BABY!
Bab’Hlongwane tries to make what he feels is a fair trade: Mandlakazi’s freedom for Tsietsi’s first-born child, but the father-to-be is adamant that he won’t give away either of his twins. Selo wants his wife back to deal with the family’s recent stresses and he tries to convince Tsietsi to use the baby as bait just to get Mandlakazi back – he promises that his grandchild will be safe but Tsietsi isn’t buying it. When Mpho finds out about Tsietsi and Selo’s discussions, the shock sends her into a panic and she goes into labour, and Ma’Mazibuko seizes the moment and grabs one of the babies, prepared to avenge her granddaughter’s life.
Meanwhile, Chwepheshe and Nokulunga wind up in bed together and he gloats about their sexual encounter to Mickey, who then finds a way to win back his ex. Later, after exposing Chwepheshe’s crookery, Mickey and Nokulunga team up to reveal his true colours to the world. Selo may not have been prepared to willingly part with his riches, but the cops are about to take care of that, much to Chwepheshe’s annoyance as he was planning a huge coup. And we find out why Disebo really left her husband and realise that she’s not as meek and mild as she makes herself out to be…
SEPTEMBER: POWER SHIFT
The Namane family is left reeling after Ma’Mazibuko’s attempt to abduct one of the newborn twins and Reba’s trip to hospital, and Selo is now convinced that Mandlakazi can be rescued. Tsietsi is struggling to come to terms with having to use his daughter to catch Bab’Hlongwane, and Disebo has a final confrontation with her husband. The atmosphere at Namane Funerals is jovial as Damian looks forward to becoming CEO once the business is officially handed over to shareholders, while the plan is set in motion as Selo and Tsietsi take the baby to barter for Mandlakazi’s life. Selo confesses to the murder of the sacrificed Mazibuko baby but the handover doesn’t go according to Bab’Hlongwane’s plan. Tsietsi and Mpho reunite, Mandlakazi is reunited with her family, and there’s a tragic end in store for Bab’Hlongwane. Meanwhile back at the office, Disebo, Damian and the other staff celebrate a new beginning in their lives.
NB! Ashes To Ashes ends on Friday 2 September, with its replacement show, which is still to be announced (but is probably Gold Diggers), starting on Monday 5 September.