Drunk in love
Getty’s drinking is about to get out of control when a blast from her past changes everything.
Hitting the bottle again is going to cost Getty more than she can afford to lose. Weekdays SABC1 (*191) 20:00
It’s been steadily downhill for Getty (Andisiwe Dweba) since she scored a promotion at #hashtag World in March and got herself into a mountain of debt shortly after. The notorious loanshark she owed cash to wound up dead at the hands of Getty’s sister Lucy (Manaka Ranaka) in June after a violent confrontation and while the sisters covered up the murder, the guilt has driven Getty to drink her life away – until a familiar face returns and makes matters worse.
DOWN THE HATCH
“This is her lowest point in terms of the drinking,” Andisiwe explains. Getty continues on the slippery slope until her booze buddy Wandile (Chi Mhende) tries to knock some sense into her on Monday 22 August but with no luck. “Getty’s having too much fun to realise that she may be on the road to alcoholism,” Andisiwe says. “She’s doing anything to forget about everything – debt, murder and her failed relationship with perfect Max (Thono Modipa) a few months ago.” Getty ignores Wandile’s warning about Mrekza.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
While at Lucy’s shebeen on Thursday 25 August, Getty runs into Mrekza (Kope Makgae), her ex that we haven’t seen before. “She has a dirty past in terms of the guys she dated when she was living a wild lifestyle,” says Andisiwe. “Mrekza’s edge is what attracts her to him again.” Wandile figures as much and immediately warns Getty against her new “friend”, but little do either f them know how big a role Mrekza is about to play in Getty’s life…