This recap of Fatal Seduction Season 1 Episode 14 contains spoilers. It also openly discusses the ending of Fatal Seduction Volume 2.
While it is scarcely any time at all since Fatal Seduction Volume 1, since this is a fairly complex and ridiculous show it always helps to show your work, so for the benefit of anyone just joining us here’s a basic summary of the story here from my own review of Volume 2:
In case you’re in need of a refresher, sex and murder were indeed quite central to Volume 1, which was about a married law professor, Nandi (Kgomotso Christopher), striking up an ill-advised affair with the enigmatic Jacob (Prince Grootboom). To be fair, Nandi suspected her husband Leonard (Thapelo Mokoena) of cheating first, so it was kind of tit for tat in her mind, but little did she know that Jacob was really carrying out an elaborate revenge scheme against Leonard, who used a false statement from Nandi’s best friend Brenda (Lunathi Mampofu) to wrongfully convict Jacob’s father of a sex crime, the shame of which ultimately drove him to suicide.
Now we’re all caught up with the basics, recall the particulars of the Volume 1 ending, in which Jacob’s scheme was revealed, Brenda’s murderer still remains unknown, and Vuyo and Leonard found themselves at loggerheads because of what happened to Jacob’s father.
Volume 2 is still built on most of the same essential questions but adds some new wrinkles to the mix. Jacob absconds with Nandi’s daughter Zinhle, and it’s revealed that Leonard had a long-term affair with Brenda and is thus the likeliest suspect in her death. So here’s what goes down in regard to the most pressing plot beats.
Fatal Seduction Season 1 Volume 2 Ending Explained
Who killed Brenda?
This was the question that set the series in motion in its early-going, and we finally get our answer here. It turns out Brenda killed herself.
Why would she do such a thing? Well, as we learned in Volume 1, she was instrumental in securing the wrongful conviction of Jacob’s father, Benjamin. There’s also the matter of her sleeping with her best friend’s husband, knowing that the relationship will never really amount to anything.
At a loss, she took her own life. This exonerates Jacob and Leonard, who were the two primary suspects in her death.
Who kills Leonard?
Throughout this volume, Leonard suffers various personal crises and health scares, including a stress-induced heart attack and poisoning. He’s eventually killed, though, by Zinhle, who skewers him with a sword to protect her mother.
This is obviously worthy of some explanation. At this point, Vuyo has managed to get Leonard out of the hospital, but he has also poisoned him so that he could get him to sign away his assets in his confusion. He had also secured him and Nandi fake IDs to get to Mozambique, but Leonard, still addled, starts waving a gun around, and Nandi, still believing he might have killed Brenda after Vuyo earlier suggested as much, causes a bit of a ruckus.
If you’re wondering why Vuyo would poison his brother and steal his wealth, well, why wouldn’t he, at this point? Leonard framed an innocent man, paid someone to shoot Vuyo to get him off the case, stole Nandi from him and was carrying on with Brenda too. He’s statistically the worst brother ever.
Who takes the blame for Leonard’s death?
Nandi confesses to killing Leonard to protect Zinhle. She expects to get bail, though, and when she doesn’t she realizes that a ton of evidence suggesting premeditation has been planted against her. But why? And by whom?
Well, it turns out that Vuyo is Zinhle’s biological father, a fact that both Leonard and Nandi kept from him for Zinhle’s whole life. While he was taking revenge on Leonard, he figured he might as well take revenge on Nandi too, and planted the evidence against her to ensure she got sent down for Leonard’s murder.
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