Angie’s model niece Daniella is bringing drama to The Deep.
Daniella is in jail and still lying to protect someone. Weekdays SABC3 (*193) 19:00
There’s a new face in Horizon Deep and she’s bringing drama! The trouble kicks off on Wednesday 26 October when lawyer Angie (Shannon Esra) hears that her 22year- old niece Daniella (Shamilla Miller) has been arrested for trying to smuggle drugs. And while Angie tries to help Dani, the model-turnedcriminal refuses the offer. “She does not want her aunt’s help because she thinks that she can fix this by herself, so she rudely turns down Angie’s offer,” says 28-year- old Shamilla, who was on reality talent show Top Actor Africa (2015- current).
Persistent Angie sees this as a way to re- connect with her estranged family, so she visits Daniella in prison again on Friday 28 October. “Dani was caught carrying drugs through the airport,” explains Shamilla, “but she didn’t even know what she was transporting. She was simply delivering a parcel that somebody had given her.” After much persuasion, Daniella agrees to Angie’s aide on Tuesday 1 November but with a condition: she won’t reveal who gave her the parcel. “Angie has connections who can help her niece, but Dani won’t rat out who’s landed her in this position. Let’s just say that the person is a bit too close to home for Angie…” hints Shamilla. With nowhere to turn, Angie reaches out to the one person who knows The Deep’s drug trade: gangster Bra Georgie Zamdela (Darlington Michaels). On Wednesday 2 November, they make a deal and Shamilla explains that “Dani’s oblivious to what is going on when Georgie visits the prison and tries to bribe her with gifts on Thursday 3 November”. But there’s another problem for Angie: TV journalist Calvin (Maurice Paige) has been tailing Georgie and he’s doing some digging into Georgie’s jail visits.
Angie knows that she isn’t getting the whole truth. On Friday 4 November, Dani reveals that she’s doing a TV interview with Calvin, who visited her while snooping behind Georgie. Angie tries to talk her out of it but Shamilla says that “Dani is from the wrong side of the tracks and a lot of private family drama could come out, which would be bad for her and Angie”. As luck would have it, Calvin’s car is stolen just before the interview on Tuesday 8 November and he cancels on Dani. “But there’s something about Dani’s story that bugs Angie. Things aren’t adding up,” teases Shamilla. Like the fact that the drug dealer Dani told Georgie doesn’t exist…