After a 5-year break from our screens, Gail October (played by Pam Andrews) returns to Rhythm City on 23 November 2017.
Gail returns with the hope of a new life and measure of stability from David, but everything comes at a cost. Before long, one of her longest-standing relationships is in jeopardy and her trust for David is wavering, but her legendary determination forces her to fight to come out on top.
Andrews, is looking forward to stepping back into Gail’s shoes after a break which stretches to half a decade. “It’s always been my intention to return to the Rhythm City family,” she says. “Gail is a very brave, upfront and an in-your-face character who is unfiltered and calls it like she sees it. She’s still the same ambitious and hard-working woman – and unfortunately she still isn’t the best judge of character or situations, but she’s honest and has a good heart”
Watch the promo for Gail’s return below.
Fans know the character well, but here’s a reminder of where Gail left Rhythm City.
Gail worked as Miles Vilakazi’s PA at Redemption Records before David got hold of the company. When S‘bu left redemption to start his own company, Hustle, Gail chose to go with him. It didn’t take long, however, for her to move out of S’bu’s shadow and make a career and name for herself as a DJ on 9-Nine.
In 2011, she became involved with David in a transactional relationship. David wanted an heir to inherit his empire and, in exchange, he offered her security and all the creature comforts her heart could desire. This arrangement eventually came to an end, but in January 2012, Gail confided to Niki that she was pregnant. Shortly after this, she became involved with Colins who, unbeknownst to her, was a criminal. She escaped his clutches and, on her way to Cape Town, delivered her baby, David’s son Quinton.
Ron claimed publicly to be Quinton’s farther to protect him, as he would have been an easy target for the gang’s intent on taking revenge on David for what happened during his prison sentence. When the day of reckoning came, David asked Big Man to take Gail and Quinton to safety, somewhere where even he could never find them. And that’s where they remained, until now.
Don’t miss Gail’s return on Rhythm City on 23 November 2017 at 7:00PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).