Fired & hired

Esme is booted from Kings Casino, but a new job of­fer is wait­ing around the cor­ner from an en­emy…

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Esme (Carine Rous) has changed a lot since Septem­ber, when the love of her life and ex-hubby Ben ( Viljé Maritz) mar­ried his preg­nant casino dancer girl­friend Tal­lu­lah (Hay­ley Owen). She’s ditched her goody two shoes ways and she quit her job as the Kings Casino ho­tel man­ager, re­turn­ing to her work as a pit boss on the casino floor. “She’s done with peo­ple tak­ing ad­van­tage of her,” says Carine. “Esme has de­cided to fo­cus on her­self.” Lit­tle does Esme know that a buried se­cret (from sea­son 1 in 2013) is about to see her forced out of Kings for good.

PAM PLAYS HER HAND

Se­cu­rity firm CEO Pam (Kate Norm­ing­ton), who’s part of gang­ster Den­ton’s (Ter­ence Brid­gett) plot to de­stroy the Kings Casino, uses her con­sul­tant po­si­tion to get rid of Esme. On Thurs­day 27 Oc­to­ber, Pam tells casino CEO Busi (Jo-Anne Reyneke) that Esme was part of a group of em­ploy­ees who plot­ted to steal money from the casino but cur­rent CFO David (Antony Cole­man) stopped them and cov­ered up Esme’s in­volve­ment as she was still mar­ried to Ben at the time, mak­ing her David’s daugh­ter-in-law. Fu­ri­ous that she was never told this info, Busi fires Esme on the spot on Fri­day 28 Oc­to­ber and Carine says that “Esme is stunned. She never thought that it would get out!”

IN THE LION’S DEN

Pam meets up in se­cret with Den­ton on Tues­day 1 Novem­ber and urges him to hire Esme at his un­der­ground casino the Queen Of Hearts. After giv­ing it some thought and re­al­is­ing that he can use Esme, Den­ton ap­proaches her on Wed­nes­day 2 Novem­ber, dan­gling a huge pay in­crease in front of her nose. “At first she turns down Den­ton’s job of­fer,” ex­plains Carine, “but after her car breaks down on Fri­day 4 Novem­ber and she has no money to fix it, she re­alises she needs a new job and fast.” And right now, there’s only one per­son who’s will­ing to hire her…

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