On the case
Dintle is stalking Yvonne like a lioness out for a tasty treat, but it turns out there’s more at stake than just that missing suitcase that everyone is after…
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Scandal! fans who’ve been longing for Dintle (Mapaseka Koetle) and Yvonne (Kgomotso Christopher) to become BFFs were thrilled when Yvonne became the new hostess at Qs on Thursday 19 April. But, alas, it was not meant to be. “You know when two people are too similar, it’s rare to be friends because you both want the same thing,” says Mapaseka. “Dintle thought that because she and Yvonne both love money and they both love fashion that they would be friends, only to find out that Yvonne looks down on her. And the things that Yvonne was saying to her made her realise that naaah, they don’t fit anymore,” explains Mapaseka. “Dintle feels like Yvonne has taken her spotlight. She has taken the hostess title that Dintle has always wanted. Dintle feels really, really upset. So she is hoping to find anything that will get rid of Yvonne.” And when woman-scorned Dintle realised that she had a way of striking back at Yvonne thanks to the Missing Briefcase Mystery at Qs, she grabbed it with both hands and set off to spy on the prime suspect.
Dintle is working hand-inhand in this spy game with her best frenemy Layla (Natasha Sutherland). “In this case, they have a common enemy – should I call her an enemy? But they have a person that they both don’t like, so why not work with someone like Layla to try find something that will get rid of Yvonne?” asks Mapaseka. But they had better prepare for a few setbacks, like their whoopsy on Thursday 24 May when Yvonne tells Layla that she can prove nothing, before they can catch out slippery Yvonne. Asked to rate Dintle’s spy skills this fortnight, Mapaseka laughs. “Out of 10, I think nine? But it’s half-half. I can say nine, I can say zero, because she’s always jumping to conclusions without find- ing the facts correctly but sometimes she gets really lucky and she finds something. So how about five. Let’s give her five. Things go wrong because she finds out something she doesn’t want to find out…”
YOU’RE IN DANGER, GIRL
Yvonne reacts with fury when Layla and Dintle confront her with their evidence and accusations again on Thursday 31 May. But Dintle is not giving up because it’s not simply about the money anymore. Dintle’s spy game became complicated back on Monday 21 May when she saw Yvonne chatting to someone from her past – and suddenly the contents of that briefcase looked like small change. If only Dintle had some way to warn Yvonne that “you in danger, girl”. “She realised that Yvonne is working with someone very dangerous. Dintle has a past with him. And there is no admiration from Yvonne anymore. It’s just that thing of, ‘Stay away! What this man did to me, he might do it to you. Yes, I don’t like you but I wouldn’t want you to go through what I went through’,” explains Mapaseka. “The whole thing that Dintle went through in the past came back. How he used to treat her. What he did to her. She realises that now Yvonne might also be in the same danger that she was back then,” hints Mapaseka.
The new drama is going to force Dintle into a position where she needs to step up to help other people. “The first time she sees him with Yvonne, she makes a decision to tell Yvonne about him. She’s like, ‘You will never, ever know anyone like him. You will think you are overthinking things. You will think you are seeing things. But you don’t know [this man]. But because Yvonne doesn’t take Dintle seriously, she doesn’t listen,” says Mapaseka. “This man coming back will show the viewers that Dintle does have a heart, and she is willing to help other people. She will save a lot of people because so much is going to happen, and not just for Yvonne,” hints Mapaseka.
Horrified Dintle thinks that she’s seen a ghost at Qs Dintle’s no longer the hostess with the mostess.