Over­dose on pur­pose

Angie’s break­down leaves her reach­ing for the pill bot­tle.

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Kgothalo (Katlego Danke) is feeling jaded af­ter be­ing left in The Deep by her busi­ness­man hubby Tyson (Shona Fer­gu­son) and she blames his fling An­gelique (Shannon Esra). On a re­venge mis­sion, Kgothalo tries to trash the hu­man rights lawyer’s rep­u­ta­tion by ac­cus­ing Angie on Wed­nes­day of ma­nip­u­lat­ing ev­i­dence while de­fend­ing dis­graced busi­ness­man and killer Lin­coln (Lin­dani Nkosi). Al­though even Kgothalo can’t be ex­pect­ing the steps that her tar­get takes…

REACH­ING OUT

“Angie is fac­ing dis­bar­ment and los­ing her li­cence to prac­tice law,” ex­plains Shannon. “Angie feels like she has nowhere to go and no­body to turn to as it’s be­neath her to seek out her fam­ily and friends for help. She has a mas­sive ego and re­fuses to let peo­ple see her as vul­ner­a­ble.” The only per­son she’d al­low in is Tyson and Angie tries to get in touch with him on Thurs­day 13 April while she’s anx­iously await­ing the court’s rul­ing on her trial con­duct. “The wait­ing drives her in­sane and Tyson doesn’t re­spond,” adds Shannon.

END IT ALL

With court-or­dered sus­pen­sion hang- ing over her head on Tues­day 18 April, Angie’s emo­tions reach a new low and Shannon says that “her ca­reer is her life. She worked hard to get to where she is and she re­fuses to be­lieve that it could all be over within sec­onds.” Angie hits the bot­tle in her search for com­fort and one drink turns into two and then three… “and be­fore she re­alises, Angie is drunk and that’s a bad thing – she ends up sui­ci­dal and grabs a bot­tle of pills to end things,” re­veals Shannon.

EN ROUTE TO RE­COV­ERY

Angie’s trou­ble­maker fa­ther Con­rad (Deon Coetzee) finds her un­con­scious on Wed­nes­day 19 April and Shannon hints that his ac­tions “will sur­prise our au­di­ence. Angie is rushed to hospi­tal and news gets around. Her at­tempted sui­cide gets The Deep talk­ing”. The next day, Thurs­day 20 April, Kgothalo visits Angie but she’s not there to call a truce: she makes it clear that she’ll take Angie down in a blink to save her mar­riage. “The sit­u­a­tion that Angie is in is ex­tremely dark,” says Shannon, “and now au­di­ences will see a very dif­fer­ent side to her.”

THERE’S HELP

For emo­tional sup­port to those who’re in dis­tress or sui­ci­dal, con­tact the SADAG Sui­cide Cri­sis Line on 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393

Tyson’s gone but his wife Kgothalo (bot­tom) wants An­gelique to pay. Angie thinks that the only way out of her sit­u­a­tion is sui­cide.

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