Blood & Water season 1, episode 2 recap – what happened in “The Interview”?

May 20, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” proves that this is not going to be a simple mission for Puleng in a good follow-up to the opening chapter.

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3.5

Summary

Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” proves that this is not going to be a simple mission for Puleng in a good follow-up to the opening chapter.

This recap of Netflix series Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” contains significant spoilers.


How does Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” start?

Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” is all about Puleng adjusting to her new school and strategising to find out if Fikile is her sister. The principal of Parkhurst wants assurances from Puleng that her family issues will not impact her time at the school. Puleng asks if she can use her maiden name “Vezi” as she doesn’t want her story to be the same at this school. It’s clear that Puleng wants a clean break.

First day at a new school.

Wendy introduces herself to Puleng and gives her the school tour. They head to the pool and Puleng watches Fikile swim again. Puleng is then introduced to Tahira who is a prospective Head Girl. Puleng wants to know about the “Magazine Society” as she hears that they plan to interview Fikile. She starts following Fikile around the school, starting her investigation immediately. Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” shows that Puleng is a rather determined character

Puleng takes opportunities.

And she knows how to take opportunities as well. At the Magazine Society, Wade tells Wendy that considering her fractured relationship with Fikile, maybe someone else should interview her — Puleng offers to interview Fikile but Wendy wants to see samples of her writing first. At home, there are tensions over Puleng’s father’s arrest. The mother is distressed, not wanting any of them to text their father until it is over. Puleng steals her mother’s credit card to buy a DNA kit. This character is all in.

The interview.

Puleng interviews Fikile for her aspirations to be Head Girl and gets as much information from her as possible, more specifically about where she was born. The interview gets a little strange but Puleng manages to blag through it. They talk about their traumatic experiences as a child and Fikile admits she nearly drowned at 4 but now she loves the water. Afterward, Wade tells her that her interview techniques are great — Puleng admits she lied about her brother nearly dying to get Fikile to talk.

Making new friends

Puleng hangs out with Fikile and her friends at lunch; Chris, Reece, and KB. They ask Fikile to read her motivational letter — her friends laugh at her but Puleng thinks it is good but should make it more personal. Fikile asks Puleng to hang with her later with her friends at a party. Puleng tries to take her drink for the DNA kit but Fikile notices she still has juice left. Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” sees Puleng has infiltrated Fikile’s social group but getting the DNA will prove difficult.

KB is interested in Puleng

Puleng goes to the party and starts smoking a joint with Fikile’s friends. Fikile gives Puleng a swimming costume. KB asks Puleng why she’s never smoked weed before and wonders why she doesn’t open up about herself. They hang out a little more and Puleng reads out a poem to KB and KB turns it into a rap; Puleng tells him he’s really good and they start opening up with each other. Puleng is then introduced to KB’s father in the kitchen — he seems cool with the party and she manages to impress him. KB tries kissing her but she quickly heads to the bathroom. Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” confirms that Puleng has a new love interest. Puleng heads into the bathroom to get Fikile’s used tampon for DNA but Reece asks her what she’s doing so she panics and flushes it.

How does Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” end?

The next day, Puleng apologizes to Wade for not texting him back as she was too busy with the article but he knows she was at a party after seeing the photo on Instagram. Wendy and Tahira realize that Puleng has infiltrated Fikile’s social group by joining the Magazine Society. A bitter Wendy changes the article to “Why Fikile doesn’t deserve to be Head Girl”. We then learn that Wade’s mother is the principal. Puleng tells the principal that she won’t let her down as once she puts her mind to something, she gets it done. Puleng heads into the admin room to get Fikile’s birth certificate and Wade catches her.

Blood & Water season 1, episode 2, “The Interview” proves that this is not going to be a simple mission for Puleng in a good follow-up to the opening chapter.

Additional notes
  • Zama is annoyed with Puleng for leaving her school without a heads up.
  • Chris is pansexual.
  • KB asks Fikile why she hasn’t been with anyone since him.
  • The police tell Puleng’s mother that they may have found her daughter Phume.
  • Puleng learns that Fikile is sleeping with the swimming coach.

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