Furious in the friendzone
Womanising student Emkay goes after Rachel’s new roommate while Rachel eyes an older guy.
Gauteng University’s resident ladies man Emkay (Mlungisi Mathe) is always searching for a new “love” interest and after a night of drinking on Thursday 27 April, he heads to bed with his bestie Rachel (Lesego Marakalla). And while the night before is a blur, Rachel wakes up shocked on Friday 28 April with the view in front of her. “Rachel is horrified!” explains Mlungisi. “She’s into rich men and always insisted that Emkay isn’t her type, but as their friendship grew he thought that he stood a chance.” Rachel keeps Emkay in check and hits him with the “let’s just be friends line”, but after their night together, he’s not giving up without a fight.
A FRIEND IN NEED
Rejection is a foreign concept to the Casanova who’s used to girls falling at his feet. While he’s figuring out his seduction plan for Rachel, Emkay’s still keeping his options open on Tuesday 2 May and he starts flirting with Rachel’s roomie Glenda (Nozipho Langa), mostly to make Rachel jealous. “He pulls the typical Emkay move and leads Glenda on,” says Mlungisi. Rachel doesn’t fall for his tricks though and “it’s frustrating for the guy,” chuckles Mlungisi. “No matter what angle Emkay comes with, he’s getting nowhere with Rachel and that annoys him.”
The varsity res manager Sis’Ouma (Elizabeth Mlengana) is onto his tricks and on Wednesday 3 May she warns Glenda about her suitor. “Sis’Ouma tells every girl in the res to keep a safe distance to Emkay. She’s seen so many girls come and go from his room and she wants to protect Glenda,” says Mlungisi. The student’s naivety and beauty make her an easy target for Emkay, but like Mlungisi says, “He’s still waiting to see how things work out with Rachel. She’s his first prize before he ‘settles’ for Glenda.”
ON THE HUNT
Rachel’s not giving Emkay a second thought though – her attention’s on wealthy businessman Lehasa (Cedric Fourie), who hires her at his restaurant Café Rovuwa. That’s the perfect opportunity for schemer Rachel and on Thursday 4 May it seems she’s made up her mind. “It’s clear that Emkay is below Rachel’s status, she’s out of his league. Lehasa isn’t and Rachel is going after him now,” says Mlungisi. But where’s the fun in soapie characters always getting what they want? Rachel’s plans to woo her older “blesser” Lehasa hit a concrete wall on Monday 8 May…
Rachel hasn’t taken into account that her Turfloop rival Cindy (Phophi Mudau) is the restaurant co-owner and she knows all about Rachel’s tricks – the pair haven’t seen eye to eye after Rachel stole Cindy’s shady businessman boyfriend Marothi (Macks Papo) in 2015. On Monday 8 May, Cindy is ready to fire the new waitress for flirting with Lehasa but like Emkay, Rachel’s not letting anyone get in the way of “love”. “Emkay and Rachel are so much alike,” explains Mlungisi. “They have similar tactics and it’s going to be interesting to see what their trump card is and how they use it in their relationship quests… and if they cross paths.”
Emkay and Rachel’s hook-up is a mistake to her, but he’s hooked.
Rich and successful Lehasa is a target for single Rachel.
Glenda’s been warned about Emkay’s ways.