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Blood and Water, Netflix’s south African show release a few days back and has garnered attention for its story and tone. It first starts by giving us the ultimate goal which is to find the mystery and then it just relies on character development.
The whole idea of melding teen dramas with a grim undertone of crime is not a new concept. Many Netflix shows such as ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Elite’ have adopted storylines that not only walk you through the array of issues that teens face in school but also involve parallel narratives that are rife with menacing activities gripping their town.
Netflix’s new South African series ‘Blood and Water’ treads a similar path. It first grabs your attention with an underlying dark mystery that offers a lot of room for future developments.
Following this, with each episode, it slowly unravels its plot while highlighting the ups and downs of its teenage characters. The show’s ending is pretty straight forward, however, the events that lead up to it might seem a little convoluted at times.
So, in case, you had a hard time understanding the investigative side of the show’s storyline, here’s an explanation for you.
Several years go by since Puleng’s sister went missing. While she tries her best to support her parents, Puleng also hates how they’re not willing to give up on the past.
Adding to this, the fact that her mother still celebrates the missing daughter’s birthday bothers her. That’s when Puleng’s world completely changes.
She learns about a girl from a private school who looks a lot like her.
Although not too sure, Puleng starts wondering if this girl could be her missing sister. Her curiosity gets the best of her, and that’s when she decides to join the same school as Fiks, the girl who she believes could be her lost sister.
Initially, coming from a middle-class family and relatively less elite school, Puleng has a hard time adapting to the conduct of her new surroundings.
However, with time, Puleng develops a close bond with Fiks and her circle of friends.
Using this as an asset, Puleng starts investigating all about Fiks’ past to deduce if she’s her sister or not. Soon, a boy named Wade, who was her first friend in the school, joins her and tries to help her in every possible way.
The deeper they dig into Fiks’ past, the more they realize that the elite people of their town are not as innocent as they pretend to be and are hiding a big dark secret.
And while they are at it, several scandals of their school begin to surface, which eventually creates a lot of disputes between Puleng and Fiks.
Adding more heft to her troubles, Puleng’s dad also gets accused of child trafficking after he becomes the prime suspect of his own daughter’s abduction.
Was Fiks, the sister of Puleng?
Throughout the show, you might have wondered if they both are sisters or not. Although it is evident from their physical appearance that they might be sisters but the show also casually drops several hints throughout its runtime to establish this truth.
It starts at the party where Wade after clicking Puleng’s picture says that she looks similar to a girl in her school. Puleng initially dismisses the claim but later she finds the striking similarities between them and starts to think that Fiks could be her lost sister.
She starts to do stalk her. After getting close to Fiks, Puleng first interviews her for the school magazine and asks her personal questions about her childhood.
Fiks fails to answer most of these, and this further increases Puleng’s suspicion. Puleng then sneaks into the school to see the birth certificate of Fiks and with the help of Wade, she finds about the scam which is going on.
They meet a lady who used to sign and create fake birth certificates, she, now in prison, admits for what she has done and that she created certificates for many children.
After investigating more, Puleng also discovers that Mrs. Bhele, the woman who claims to be Fiks’ mother, was previously not able to conceive any children.
But then Fiks came along one day, and everyone called her the “miracle child.” While stalking Puleng’s boyfriend JB, Wade comes across JB’s father’s profile and learns that he works for a renowned law firm known as Molapo Fisher and Associates, which had earlier defended an adoption agency involved in child trafficking.
This confirms that not only Fiks’ mother but many other families were a part of the child trafficking scheme. Fiks realizes that Puleng has been stalking her all this while.
When she confronts her, Puleng finally reveals it to her that her real name is Phumelele Khumalo, and she is her sister. Since Fiks never had a problem with her foster parents because they raised her in the best possible way, but still Fiks always had this feel and the need to be more settled in her life.
This also explains her scandalous relationship with her swimming coach. On the other hand, when it comes to JB’s father, Mr. Molapo, he sure is involved in the whole scam on a much bigger scale since he has been defending the perpetrators of child trafficking and also wrongly accused Puleng’s father of the crime.
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