Marrying the enemy
Zakes and Jill are engaged but something’s missing: the truth!
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Drug kingpin Zakes Moloi and his ex-partner-turned- cop Jill (Lehasa Moloi and Schelaine Bennet) rekindled their romance in early December. But Zakes didn’t know that Jill was undercover and spying on him so that the police could bust his operation. If he’d known, he wouldn’t be taking the next step on Thursday 8 December – proposing!
“Jill’s heart belongs to Zakes despite them being in different worlds now,” explains Schelaine. With Jill being so eager to start dating Zakes again after their fight in November, the criminal’s alarm bells were ringing and he set a trap – a hidden camera – to see if he could trust Jill,” Schelaine explains. “He leaves his phone on the table and then watches on the camera to see if Jill snoops through it while he’s gone. She doesn’t and he’s satisfied that he can trust her.” But Jill finds the camera (offscreen on Tuesday 6 December) and she and Zakes have a blow-out fight on Wednesday 7 December. Until now, Zakes was still sceptical about Jill quitting the police and she has had to make him trust her by not behaving like a cop, says Schelaine. “She knows that the phone is bait, so she leaves it.” With Zakes at ease, Lehasa says that the couple’s pasts are uniting and “Zakes is happy. He doesn’t know exactly how this [a marriage] is going to work, but he knows in his heart that it will”. And he knows on Thursday 8 December that the time is right to make his move. “It’s a surprise to Jill,” admits Schelaine, “because Jill is walking out of the room and he pulls her back and gives her the ring.” Adds Lehasa: “Zakes is being proactive. He wants this to happen as he’s had a change of heart.”
Someone who isn’t happy with the news is Zakes’s father Reverend Moloi (Owen Sejake). The couple tell him and Zakes’s sister Emily (Dineo Nchabeleng) their good news on Friday 9 December but as Schelaine explains, “Zakes’s dad is an ex- criminal and he warned Jill to stay away from Zakes.” And she should have listened: while she’s still working undercover and gives her partner Gavin (Tom Fairfoot) a tip- off to Zakes’s drug consignment on Thursday 15 December, Jill lies to Gavin on Friday 16 December to protect Zakes “because she’s falling for him,” hints Schelaine.
Jill’s lies land her in trouble on Wednesday 21 December when Zakes makes a discovery and it’s trouble that Jill may not be able to fix… Zakes didn’t trust his girlfriend Jill who’s now an undercover cop, and Lucky hit the jackpot when his illegal business started making money.
Zakes and Jill have a heated confrontation, and there’s drama when May and Ruth don’t agree on how to best deal with Olwethu and her situation. Lucky tries to take Olwethu’s mind off her problems, Ronald’s got something he wants to get off his chest, and Zakes later asks Jill to be his wife. Elsewhere, Dimpho and Lucky think that they’ve found what they’ve been searching for: Titus’s operation.
May finds out that Olwethu was drunk at the shebeen, while Big Boy accidentally reveals to Mosa that they’re related. Jill makes the breakthrough that she’s been waiting for when she finds out more about Zakes’s drug shipment, and Zakes is in for more drama when Dr Parrish confronts him too. Ronald confesses his secret to Reverend Moloi in a moment of weakness, and Lucky worms his way out of trouble by making a deal with undercover cop Arthur. Ruth can’t help but overhear Big Boy and Nandipha arguing, and May sets Lucky an ultimatum after he confesses to them about his illegal business
Jill is wary when Titus arrives unannounced for a visit, while Big Boy’s in for shock from Nandipha. Lucky and Dimpho are careful to hide their new relationship, and Lucky gets a new colleague: Big Boy.
Jill gets some unexpected bling. Zakes has his woman, so now he can focus on his business.