Keep­ing Score

Eshe’s los­ing her mind af­ter an in­jury threat­ens her ca­reer.

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Keep­ing Score Mon-Thu SABC3 (*192) 21:30

Ath­letes Jade and Eshe (Gaosi Ra­ditholo and Swankie Mafoko) are de­ter­mined to make their re­la­tion­ship work. But from Mon­day 29 May, they face their hard­est test to date – and it’s not the icy­cold stares and snubs from the other ath­letes at the ASA gym – it’s an in­jury that could end Eshe’s sport ca­reer be­fore it even gets out the blocks.

“Eshe started in­cor­po­rat­ing gym­nas­tics into her work­outs at the gym and she was do­ing re­ally well,” says Swankie. “But then she in­jured her­self on Mon­day 22 May and had to see a doc­tor.” Eshe’s doc ad­min­is­ters an in­jec­tion on Mon­day 29 May to help her with the in­jury and tells her that it con­tains a sub­stance that’s banned by the Ath­let­ics Board, so she can’t com­pete in any com­pe­ti­tions. “But it will help with the pain,” says Swankie, “And that’s the im­por­tant thing.”

Jade love Eshe and thinks that she’s look­ing out for her later that Mon­day when she chats to ASA boss Jus­tice (Saint Se­seli). “Jade tells Jus­tice about Eshe’s in­jury, but Eshe sees this as a be­trayal af­ter Jus­tice stops her from com­pet­ing in a gym­nas­tics contest.” Eshe’s rage gets the bet­ter of her and she walks out on Jus­tice and her re­la­tion­ship with Jade. “There’s a crack in her re­la­tion­ship at this point and she and Jade start falling apart.”

Botho (Moliehli Makobane), who has been coaching Eshe, is sur­prised that Eshe’s left the gym. She tries to talk Eshe into re­con­sid­er­ing on Tues­day 30 May but Swankie adds that “Eshe is stub­born and doesn’t for­give eas­ily”. Mean­while, Jade’s do­ing re­search on Eshe’s in­jury on Tues­day 6 June and finds an ex­per­i­men­tal surgery that could save Eshe’s ca­reer. But there’s an­other prob­lem be­sides the cost. “The surgery is ex­per­i­men­tal. It could go one way and be suc­cess­ful, or the other and leave her paral­ysed for­ever,” ex­plains Swankie.

Jade only wants the best for Eshe – and hopes that they’ll be able to fix their re­la­tion­ship – but she’s not sure if she should tell Eshe about the surgery. “She goes to Botho for advice on Tues­day 6 June in the hope that she’ll know what to do,” ex­plains Swankie. It’s one thing giving Eshe advice, but it’s a whole other thing get­ting her to lis­ten.

Jade (left) wants to help her in­jured girl­friend Eshe but ends up mak­ing things worse.

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