The River’s Paulina Storyline Has Viewers Ready To Boycott

Nine episodes and counting until the season five finale.

By  | Jan 21, 2023, 11:40 AM  | Drama

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Moreover, with the now great purge of beloved actors from the production imminent with the conclusion of the current season, it does seem that the production is doing all it can to see that the actors in question all die in the events leading up to and after the season five conclusion. 

However, a matter that viewers cannot get over is how the writers of the telenovela continue to short change actress Tango Ncetezo as Paulina in this season. 

The River’s Paulina storyline has viewers ready to boycott

One of the outgoing original actors from The River is Tango Ncetezo. Reasons for Ncetezo’s departure, similar to Lawrance Maleka as Zolani Damini, have not been shared. However, it seems that the writers of the telenovela are steadfast in seeing that her character Paulina never gets her happy ending. 

Upon her return, Paulina was an alcoholic. However, that storyline moved forward quickly to circle back to the ongoing storyline as to when exactly Paulina will discover that Mpho is her child and not Angelina’s. This is as Angelina stole the baby when her baby died and she wanted to preserve her marriage to Thuso who loves Paulina more than her. 

It seemed that Paulina will finally get her happy ending after she had requested a DNA test to be done to finalise the matter as to the biological connection to baby Mpho. But the writers introduced a plot twist when the DNA refuted what viewers know to be the truth. As such, the backlash was great. 
However, it seems that this is all part of the storyline which will see Paulina kidnap Mpho and Angelina finding and shooting Paulina. This was teased with the release of the unofficial teaser of the final episodes of this season. 

Reported earlier in the week as: 

A die-hard fan of The River took to Twitter on Wednesday, 18 January 2023 to share an unofficial trailer teasing what is set to happen during the final moments of season five of the telenovela. The trailer teases a full out war.

This is as Hlomla Dandala as Zweli Dikana is already set to die during his confrontation with Mabutho over his involvement in the latest Hlophe heist. After Nomonde finds her father dead, it is set to be a full-out war between the Dikanas and the Hlophes.

From Zolani and Tshabala invading the Hlophe mansion to find Mabutho. To Lindiwe and Mabutho shooting out it, and seemingly Zolani dying in the crossfire during the shootout. Moreover, it seems that Angelina will beat the DNA test. A fact which will lead to Paulina kidnapping her baby from her, and it seems that Angelina will find her baby and shoot Paulina to keep her secret and get her baby back.

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