Get rid of it, now!

Celia loses her cool when Al­fred sur­prises her with a new car.

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Just when Celia (Shoki Se­bot­sane) was get­ting used to a stress-free life e with her teacher hubby Al­fred (Putla Sehlapelo), he goes off and buys an ex­pen­sive car on Mon­day 10 July with­out con­sult­ing her first. Be­fore their mar­riage in June 2016, Al­fred was re­cov­er­ing from a di­vorce that left him broke. “It’s a beau­ti­ful car, I must ad­mit, but they don’t need it – es­pe­cially with two kids in varsity,” says Shoki. But Rachel and Nim­rod (Le­sego Marakalla and Buhle Maseko) are ex­cited to wel­come the new “baby” into their fam­ily. “Celia doesn’t want to be a party pooper but they are get­ting used to pay­ing off their house ev­ery month and she doesn’t want Al­fred to re­live the poor past again,” ex­plains Shoki.

TAKE IT BACK

The hus­band and wife usu­ally see eyeto-eye but she’s frus­trated when goes and he buys more jew­ellery and new clothes on Thurs­day 13 July. Un­like Al­fred, Celia re­spects the value of the rand and “she knows what it’s like to have lit­tle to noth­ing. Celia has lived in poverty be­fore and she can’t deal with Al­fred’s reck­less spend­ing,” ex­plains Shoki, whose char­ac­ter took on the re­spon­si­bil­ity as a sin­gle mom when her hubby Ben (Steven Mbedzi) died in Oc­to­ber 2013. Celia is going anx­ious later that day and sees flashbacks of her past be­com­ing a re­al­ity. “She had to adapt to liv­ing hand-to-mouth once upon a time and she can’t go back to that. All these un­nec­es­sary ex­penses are mak­ing her crazy,” laughs Shoki.

IT’S BE­TWEEN US

With Rachel going through a court trial for black­mail­ing her boss Le­hasa (Cedric Fourie) on Fri­day 14 July, com-bined with the thoughts of bankruptcy, Celia’s stress lev­els reach an all-time high. While Celia foresees her com­fort­able life crash­ing down, Rachel tells her that Le­hasa is drop­ping the charges against her and “it’s one less thing to worry about. Celia wants to keep the peace in her fam­ily,” says Shoki, but the hap­pi­ness doesn’t last long – Celia and Al­fred get into an­other ar­gu­ment when Le­hasa vis­its the fam­ily a visit on Mon­day 17 July to clear the air and apol­o­gise for land­ing Rachel in jail. “Celia has bot­tled up her anger and it comes out when she least ex­pects it. She can’t be­lieve that Al­fred isn’t lis­ten­ing to her ad­vice and smells trou­ble,” warns the ac­tress.

Al­fred is in the dog­box with his wife for his wild spend­ing.

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