Smoke & Mirrors Teasers December 2023


Smoke & Mirrors is a South African drama television series set in the fictional mining town of Emnyameni and follows the story of Thandiswa, a hairdresser by day and an escort by night, who is on a mission to rid the town of the “Unholy Trinity,” a group of morally corrupt men who run Emnyameni.

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Premiere episodes of Smoke & Mirrors air on from Mondays to Fridays at 21h00.

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Friday 1 December 2023
Episode 165

Caesar ignores Virginia’s call. Thandiswa doesn’t want to wreck his marriage. Tiny learns her nephew is in bed with his boss. She asks him to put in a good word for her with Sindi.

Monday 4 December 2023
Episode 166

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Tuesday 5 December 2023
Episode 167

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Wednesday 6 December 2023
Episode 168

Bhele has a sinister plan for Caesar and his brother. Khanyo, hellbent on getting Mandla’s money, devises a plan to manipulate Lulu. Sindi gives Tiny a job at the hotel and regrets it almost immediately.

Thursday 7 December 2023
Episode 169

Thandiswa has an immediate connection with Dabawo. Bhele does not pitch to apologise to the Ngonyamas, and when Caesar wants to lay charges the police chief shuts him down.

Friday 8 December 2023
Episode 170

Homecomings aren’t always a welcoming event for the prodigal son, Caesar is taken aback by the unexpected events triggered by his arrival back home.

Monday 1 December 2023
Episode 171

Dabawo steps in so that Virginia doesn’t discover Thandiswa’s presence. Tiny busts Sindi and Mpendulo at Sakhile’s house.

Tuesday 12 December 2023
Episode 172

Dabawo comes to Thandiswa’s aid when Virginia pays Caesar’s ancestral home an unexpected visit. Tiny and Mpendulo team up on a secret money-making scheme.

Wednesday 13 December 2023
Episode 173

An arsonist tries to burn down the Ngonyama homestead but gets stopped in time. When Caesar beats the man ruthlessly, Thandiswa finally sees the brutal side to him.

Thursday 14 December 2023
Episode 174

Caesar contacts Mthetho and discusses the need for reinforcements, hinting at a dangerous situation. Tim’s resurrection creates tension among his colleagues, leading to a rift and isolation.

Friday 15 December 2023
Episode 175

Caesar and Bhele face off. Bhele reveals that he killed Caesar’s father. Caesar wants to kill him, but Ngcuka reminds him that Bhele is supposed to be sacrificed to the keepers of the land.

Monday 18 December 2023
Episode 176

Unseen walls rise between Virginia and Caesar when the latter returns without merely touching his lady. Tim’s demand for justice comes with a hefty price tag. Sindi’s discovery of Tiny’s scam ignites a powder keg.

Tuesday 19 December 2023
Episode 177

Leroy quizzes Thandiswa about Caesar and warns her that Virginia suspects that something’s going on. Mthetho urges Caesar to keep his arrangement with Thandiswa casual and low-key.

Wednesday 20 December 2023
Episode 178

Anathi cuts up the melon on the past we never knew about Leroy. Sindi facilitates the lovers’ getaway. Virginia reaches out to Thandiswa for one more attempt at friendship.

Thursday 21 December 2023
Episode 179

Sindi and Mpendulo have a quickie in a hotel room. Caesar agrees that Tiny and Mamiki can use the canteen for the staff Christmas party. Mandla feels overshadowed by Pastor Joseph.

Friday 22 December 2023
Episode 180

Virginia is pursuing Thandiswa’s friendship. Caesar advises Thandiswa to hold back. Lulu and Mandla are frantic when they lose congregants to a rival pastor.

Monday 25 December 2023
Episode 181

Mpendulo and Sindi have to secure the morning after pill when one of his condoms breaks. A depressed Mandla gets drunk when no one shows for his service.

Tuesday 26 December 2023
Episode 182

Jaxon is the puppet master as he supplies drinks to Candace’s bridal shower to fuel his plans of it becoming a battleground of emotions when she unexpectedly admits her uncertainty about getting married.

Wednesday 27 December 2023
Episode 183

Candace is horrified that she slept with Jaxon. She’s regretful but comes to the realisation that she doesn’t want to get married. She ends things with her fiancĂ©.

Thursday 28 December 2023
Episode 184

Anathi rolls the dice in his pursuit of Mthetho, but the icy reception he encounters is far from what he anticipated. Fanyana catapults Mandla into the digital world to rebuild his church.

Friday 29 December 2023
Episode 185

Anathi comes on strong to Mthetho, who kicks him out, but promises not to tell Leroy. He hacks Leroy’s phone, skips town, and posts pics on Twitter of Leroy and Mthetho in bed together.


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