Blood & Water season 1, episode 4 recap – what happened in “Payback’s a B*tch”?

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

Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” sees the past slowly creeping up on the characters as we approach the latter stages of the Netflix series.

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Summary

Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” sees the past slowly creeping up on the characters as we approach the latter stages of the Netflix series.

This recap of Netflix series Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” contains significant spoilers.


How does Blood & Water episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” begin?

Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” sees Puleng’s reputation take a dive after Fikile and Chris decide to release a video. It begins with Fikile and Chris plotting to get payback on Wendy and Puleng. Meanwhile, Puleng is ringing home affairs to get help with the birth certificate. Puleng catches her mother taking down the disappearance evidence against her missing daughter and states it is time to move on. When Puleng gets into school, Wade shows her a video. The video explains Puleng’s family past and her father. She cries in the bathroom and then wipes her tears down.

Wendy is in trouble

Wendy tells the Principal that she didn’t publish the video. She is suspended from the school. Puleng tells the Principal not to tell her parents about the video. Tahira tells Wade and Puleng that the video doesn’t sound like Wendy.

Who is B. Jaxa?

Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” sees Puleng still eager to find out the truth about Fikile with Wade’s help. Puleng rings Home Affairs again and asks about a Jaxa but they say she no longer works there. She takes it upon herself to go to Home Affairs with Wade. There’s a long queue and she doesn’t want to wait. She acts like she knows a staff member called Promise and speaks to him. She asks about Jaxa again. Wade buys him cigarettes and Promise reveals that Brenda Jaxa was imprisoned for fraud.

A night with Chad

Fikile spends the night with Chad in a hotel. As they hook up, his wife Riley rings saying she’s having contractions and is on the way to the hospital — he has to leave. It was Braxton Hicks contractions. This is surely not going to end well.

Puleng works out who created the video

There’s a breakthrough in Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” regarding the video. Puleng works out who did the video as Zama tells her that she told Chris her real last name. She confronts Chris and tells him that “this isn’t over”. She then confronts Fikile about the video and says she didn’t write the article about her. The girls end up fighting — Fikile slaps her to the floor. Chad sends them both to the Principal’s office.

The Principal brings both families together. Fikile talks about how Puleng approached her about the video. Puleng tells the Principal that Chad and Fikile did the video. Both sets of parents argue. Julius explains that the video is extremely sensitive and he asks for the other family to forgive Puleng. All of a sudden, Fikile’s mother has a panic attack and has to leave the room. Afterward, Puleng tells Wade she doesn’t care about Fikile anymore. Puleng wants revenge and sends Wendy a voice note — she makes her aware that Fikile and the swimming coach Chad are sleeping together.

Wade takes it upon himself

Wade meets Brenda Jaxa in prison without Puleng. She agrees to speak to him as long as he gives her 3 gigs to her phone. He shows Brenda her signature on the birth certificate and asks if this was one of the fake birth certificates — she says it is hard to tell as it was so long ago.

How does Blood & Water episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” end?

Wendy listens to Fikile’s voice note — she sends an email to the Principal about wanting to report misconduct. KB heads to Puleng’s house and asks why she’s avoiding his texts. KB tells her he really likes her and that the whole fight with Fikile is messing everything up. They kiss and Wade sees through the window and he’s understandably gutted. KB tells Puleng that Fikile is a good person and she should give her a chance — he also reveals that Fikile’s parents are protective over her and they call her the “miracle child”.

Fikile’s mother rings someone and says “please ring me back urgently” — the truth is catching up to her. Blood & Water season 1, episode 4, “Payback’s a B*tch” sees the past slowly creeping up on the characters as we approach the latter stages of the Netflix series.

Additional notes
  • Puleng tells Wade that Tahira likes him.
  • Zama catches getting a b*****b from Mark. She asks Puleng if she knew that Chris was pansexual. She thinks Puleng no longer has her back. Puleng thinks she is being dramatic.
  • Wendy is allowed to return to school but she’s still suspended from the Magazine Society.
  • KB is worried he’s ruined his chances with Puleng.
  • Fikile’s mother tells her she was born at home with a midwife.

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