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.
Premiere episodes of Smoke & Mirrors air on e.tv from Mondays to Fridays at 21h00.
Thursday 1 February 2024
Mthetho ‘finds’ the bloodstained head wrap from Sindi’s uniform in Nomeva’s ndumba. Meanwhile, Martha and Thandiswa fight over who has the right to bury Sindi.
Friday 2 February 2024
Martha takes charge of Sindi’s memorial and banishes Nomeva’s family. Thandiswa’s bid for unity with Martha falters, while Nomeva remains captive. Sakhile’s past resurfaces with a call from the morgue.
Monday 5 February 2024
Tim fears that the gambling bug might bite him again. Mpendulo promises Thandiswa that he’ll look out for Juba. Leroy finds out that Martha is hosting a secret memorial service for Sindi.
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Juba connects with Nomeva telepathically and has an intuitive inkling where to find her. Mpendulo skips Sindi’s memorial to join Juba on a mission to find Nomeva.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
Mandla rages at Mamiki at Sindi’s memorial for getting her in trouble, but Mamiki responds with some hard truths. Juba and Mpendulo’s quest to find Novema is successful.
Thursday 8 February 2024
Sakhile holds a simple tribute for Nthabiseng. Nomeva’s family continue to care for her as she remains in her silent state, while also grappling with the new Juba who speaks.
Friday 9 February 2024
The trio discuss where Nomeva could be. Martha questions Jaxon about how he got the scar on his face. Thandiswa wants everyone in the house to be vigilant. Meanwhile, Sakhile cancels the memorial.
Monday 12 February 2024
Jaxon spirals into a dangerous frenzy and threatens the woman he loves. Virginia encounters a touching display of vulnerability that makes her question the emotional depth of her own marriage.
Tuesday 13 February 2024
Jackson is intent on getting rid of Thandiswa, while Caesar is intent on getting rid of him but, Ngcuka warns him to keep the triumvirate united. Caesar encourages Mthetho to tell Jaxon the truth about Thandiswa.
Wednesday 14 February 2024
Jaxon wields a dark secret against Thandiswa, preventing her accusations about Sindi’s death. Meanwhile, Mthetho and Leroy contemplate escaping the town’s complexities.
Thursday 15 February 2024
Phakathi explains why he’s in Emnyameni. Tiny decides to up her dose of Imbiza when she has no joy losing weight. Phakathi comes to the hotel asking around about Sindi.
Friday 16 February 2024
Phakathi goes around town asking uncomfortable questions. Virginia has a meltdown after discovering Caesar has been cheating. Mamiki is worried about Tiny’s incessant bathroom breaks.
Monday 19 February 2024
After her suspicions of Jaxon are raised, Martha gives Phakathi a crucial lead to follow. Virginia tells Sakhile about Caesar’s infidelity and that she plans to kill the woman.
Tuesday 20 February 2024
Thandiswa secretly meets with Detective Phakathi to share information and assess his trustworthiness, all while guarding the truth about Nomeva’s whereabouts.
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Jaxon wants to kill Detective Phakathi to get him off his back, but Caesar assures him that he has a plan. While, Virginia maxes out Caesar’s credit card to punish him for cheating.
Thursday 22 February 2024
When Jaxon wants a public apology from Thandiswa, exonerating him, Caesar convinces her to play ball. Meanwhile, Caesor tries to avoid giving a DNA sample to the detective on Sindi’s case.
Friday 23 February 2024
Phakathi is on the brink of unmasking the culprit when the crucial DNA test takes an unexpected turn. Virginia and Sakhile’s secrets and vulnerabilities intertwine in a whirlwind of passion.
Monday 26 February 2024
Caesar has Phakathi pulled off the case, saving Jaxon from having to give a DNA sample. Phakathi tells Mthetho that he believes he’s engineering a cover-up. Sakhile feels guilty for sleeping with Virgina.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Jaxon’s dry spell persists as Martha firmly rejects his advances, demanding answers about Sindi’s murder. Meanwhile, Tiny and Mamiki embrace Magolide’s strenuous gym regimen.
Wednesday 28 February 2024
Martha meets with Ngcuka, who gives her good advice. Ngcuka tells Martha what she wants to hear. Meanwhile, Sakhile declines the medal of courage at the press conference.
Thursday 29 February 2024
Caesar steps in at the last moment to save Thandiswa from Jaxon’s clutches. The town is thrilled that Sakhile will run for council, while Jaxon approaches Mandla to oppose him.