You’d be a fool thinking that a new week of Gomora episodes (weekday nights on Mzansi Magic on DStv Now and on Showmax at 19:30) didn’t bring drama, action, love, scandal, teen lust, renewed love, murder, betrayal and more. Quite a mouthful, eh? Sure is! If you missed anything, catch up on the latest episodes via DStv Now or binge all the way from episode 1 on Showmax.
The problem with teenagers in love is that they’re blinded by infatuation, puppy love, youthful exuberance. Like Ntokozo and his girlfriend Buhle, who has him wrapped around her little finger with the briefest of smiles. And there’s nothing Ntokozo won’t do for her – including sneaking out of home and lying.
We saw it before in episode 97 and 98, and it gets worse in episode 99 when he’s almost caught. Ntokozo sneaks into his room with the biggest grin, only to hear a knock at his door. Thinking it’s his strict dad Melusi, he pulls his trainers off and jumps under the blanket.
“Oh, it’s just you. What I just did, I don’t know how I pulled it off,” he mutters as his foster brother Teddy enters. One day – and probably soon – he’s going to get caught.
And then Ntokozo will rue ignoring Teddy’s warning to “stop this nonsense. It’s not funny.” Because the thing about Buhle is that she has a mean old granny watching over her, and when you break family’s hearts, Mam’Sonto takes your head.
A mother’s mission
Speaking of Mam’Sonto… in the same episode 99, she has a polite conversation with her daughter Thathi. The pair have blown hot and cold since episode 1 when Mam’Sonto’s thugs murdered Thathi’s hubby and sent her life spiralling out of control. One minute they’re the best of friends, the next their knives are drawn.
It starts with the pair having a business discussion.
“The staff arriving late (at your tavern) is Pretty’s job. You cannot continue avoiding her. She’s your daughter,” says Thathi, reminding her mom that Pretty might’ve betrayed her recently, but blood is thicker than water.
“Things shouldn’t be so sour between you two,” adds Thathi, completely overlooking the look of disdain on Mam’Sonto’s face. Sonto’s curt but powerful reply? “If I want any parenting advice, I’ll ask you. Stop acting like Pretty’s saviour. It’s boring.”
The only person in the world not scared by this crime queen-pin is Thathi, but even that interaction would’ve made her think twice about giving her mom a lecture. What follows later in the episode is the real shocker, when Mam’Sonto reveals why she’s so hard on her daughters.
It’s a celebration!
It’s here! Episode 100! Can you believe it? Whether it’s the nude photo scandal at Gomora Secondary, or Mam’Sonto and her girls finishing their emotional clash from episode 99, more trouble is on the way! But it’s starting off on a good note for the centennial episode – Melusi and his wife Gladys have gone through many ups and downs over the years but they’ve always come out smiling, side by side and hand in hand.
They’ve had a couple of rough moments recently, so seeing them smiling again and looking happy is welcomed, not just by viewers but also by Ntokozo and Teddy.
“Love is definitely in the air, boy-boy,” says Gladys as she and Melusi model matching wedding outfits in their dining room. And Melusi is beaming too after the year he’s had (remember when he was almost fired after punching London, who hit him first?)
“Love is in the air – she (Gladys) is marking her territory. She wants everyone to know that I’m married,” says Melusi. Their snap for social media is adorable and sweet, but on Gomora, happiness doesn’t last… expect drama soon.
Nonhle Thema brings the charm
Actress and former reality star Nonhle Thema makes her Gomora debut on episode 101 as Cleopatra Mofokeng. Cleo is a sexy and vindictive con artist who is about to cause a lot of trouble in Gomora with her pyramid schemes and it looks like her first victim is Pretty’s husband, Sbonga.
Living under his mother-in-law’s roof and working at her tavern doesn’t sit well with Sbonga. He feels emasculated, and the only way to gain his dignity back is by bringing in a whole lot of money for the family, so at this rate, Cleo’s pyramid scheme investment sounds like a great idea.