Clue­less casanova

Willem’s got his eye on older Con­nie but she’s not in­ter­ested.

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Willem (Markus Hay­wood) has no luck with ladies in Hill­side and he can’t un­der­stand on Wed­nes­day 21 De­cem­ber why he’s get­ting nowhere with bou­tique man­ager Con­nie (Quinne Brown Huff­man). “I want his re­la­tion­ships to work for a lit­tle while,” ex­plains Markus. “But he is a guy with is­sues. It’s a lot of fun play­ing Willem when it comes to his love quests.” He’s been send­ing se­cret ad­mirer gifts to Con­nie since Fri­day 16 De­cem­ber, not know­ing that they’ve all ended up in the hands of Con­nie’s flat­mate Ag­gie (Mimi Malasela).


It seems that Willem has a thing for older ladies – Con­nie isn’t the first cougar to tick his boxes. Be­fore com­ing to Hill­side in 2015, he’d had a se­cret love af­fair with an older woman in the Cape and by Oc­to­ber 2016, his widow step­mom Felic­ity (Me­lanie du Bois) left The Laan after their il­licit fling ended with her fall­ing preg­nant. On Tues­day 20 De­cem­ber, Willem shows up at the bou­tique and hints to Con­nie that he sent the gifts – that’s when she clicks that he’s Ag­gie’s se­cret ad­mirer. “Ag­gie Ag­gie’s been get­ting Willem’s gifts for Con­nie. has been en­joy­ing the at­ten­tion,” says Quinne, “but when Con­nie tells Ag­gie that it’s Willem send­ing the gifts [on Tues­day 20 De­cem­ber], she can’t help but be dis­ap­pointed. Ag­gie sees him as a friend.” The episode ends with Willem send­ing an in­vi­ta­tion for a date to the apart­ment, think­ing that Con­nie will get it…


Willem comes call­ing on Wed­nes­day 21 De­cem­ber but when he asks if Con­nie is ready for their date, Ag­gie says she isn’t there, re­al­is­ing that Willem likes her flat­mate and not her. In­stead of giv­ing up his reser­va­tion, Willem takes Ag­gie to din­ner any­way. The next day, Thurs­day 22 De­cem­ber, Ag­gie and Con­nie are hav­ing break­fast at the deli when Willem shows up to con­front Con­nie, who makes an ex­cuse. “Con­nie asks him to for­give her as she only sees him as a friend,” ex­plains Quinne.

Not giv­ing up, Willem asks Con­nie to go to a Christ­mas party with him on Mon­day 26 De­cem­ber as his friend, not his date. At the end of the evening, he leans in for a kiss but Con­nie snubs him. Not get­ting the hint, Willem then tries his luck again on Tues­day 27 De­cem­ber while watch­ing a movie with Con­nie and Ag­gie but he’s quickly shown the door. When will Willem catch a break?

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