Adulting Season 2 episode 10 recap:  We’re losing it

By Gen Terblanche6 February 2024

Adulting Season 2 episode 10 recap: We’re losing it

Adulting Season 2 episode 10 has our four gents ‒ Bonga (Thembinkosi Mthembu), Vuyani (Luthando “BU” Mthembu), Mpho (Thabiso Rammusi) and Eric (Nhlanhla Kunene) ‒ taking an L. After losing everything, Vuyani takes a tragic step back into his past, while Bonga can’t seem to let his past with Nkanyezi go, no matter how many women he goes through. Problem child Ncumisa gets her dad Eric arrested for assault, and Zithulele walks out on problem husband Mpho.

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What happened in Adulting Season 2 episode 9?

It was a night for fights as Bonga blew up at his ex, Nkanyezi (Londeka Sishi), over the fact that she’d moved on with her new partner, Thabiso (Tlholo Tseole). Eric finally confronted his daughter Ncumisa (Siphesihle Khanyile) over her manipulative, disrespectful attitude, lying and stealing. Mpho got stuck in the middle of a verbal battle between his wife Zithulele (Lungile Duma) and mistress Palesa (Diddy Padi). And Vuyani admitted to his love Zelda (Obakeng Kgwedi) that he had sex with his gym client, Portia (Thembi Seete), after Portia’s husband confronted him at gunpoint at the gym and filmed his humiliation.

And now, in Adulting episode 10…

Familiar humiliations

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Vuyani’s dad (Lindani Nkosi) takes him to task for going back to prostitution despite all the opportunities his family has given him. Vuyani’s gym has had it with him, too. He’s been suspended over his “affair” (they don’t know the half of it!), damaging the gym’s reputation. Gunfire and cuckolded husbands are bad for business!

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Later at Eric’s place, Eric, Mpho and Vuyani are having a good laugh over the trouble they’ve landed themselves in, when Vuyani reveals that any dreams he had of marrying Zelda are now dust. She’s declining him entry, too. But we later learn that the apartment they’ve been living in and that he’s been paying for is in her name since he has bad credit, and he’s been kicked out.

Suspicious wives

Zithulele doesn’t trust a word Mpho says anymore about clients or work on the side, and her mistrust seems justified when she, yet again, catches him claiming that work is texting him when it’s really a text from Palesa. Later, Zithulele asks Mpho why he’s hardly ever home anymore and keeps going on trips, first for clients (supposedly) and then with Bonga (supposedly). Mpho claims that his side hustles are for the benefit of the family, but as usual, he’s sloppy about the details and Detective Zithulele follows a delivery man to find her husband literally holding the baby. She has had it. Officially.

Arrested development

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Eric tries to have a gentle word with Ncumisa after she doesn’t greet his friends.But while she seems to be listening, there are still signs that she’s treating any sign of indulgence from Eric as an opportunity to get what she wants. And what she wants, is trouble.

Eric is livid when he gets a call from the school to alert him that Ncumisa has bunked for the past two days. And Ncumisa has nothing to give but excuses and attitude when Eric finds her partying on the street. She pushes every button that Eric has until he confuses her with her dead mother, Natasha (Sikelelwa Vuyeleni) and slaps her face. But Ncumisa retaliates by having him arrested for assault (parents and social workers, let’s talk about that). MaGetty tries her hardest to get Ncumisa to think about the consequences of her choices, and Ncumisa reveals that she’s dropped the charges against Eric, but when he arrives home from a night in jail in a foul mood she can’t hold his gaze. Is it shame or fear?

Pay for play

Bonga is hitting the nightlife as if he’s getting paid to party … and as if he’ll win millions by being as rude as humanly possible to every woman in sight. When he finds out that Vuyani has nowhere to stay, no job, and no savings – since he blew every windfall from his “private clients” on fancy things for Zelda – he invites Vuyani to move into his swanky bachelor pad with him. But even for a party animal like Vuyani, Bonga’s new lifestyle of prostitutes and booze wears thin quickly. Keeping up with a 24-7 sex machine is exhausting! And now because he’s staying with Bonga, the guys expect him to talk Bonga down from this ledge he’s on. Vuyani is surrounded by shameless people but when Portia comes out of the woodwork asking him to go live with her in Camps Bay, Vuyani does not see that for himself.

Drunk in love

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Nkanyezi, yet again, has to deal with her problematic ex rolling up at her place late, stumble-bum drunk, so he can insult her fiancè and demand a fight. It’s like the dustmen throwing your rubbish bin back over the wall while it’s still full. But at least the rubbish bin boyfriend buys her coffee and breakfast the next day to apologise and thank her for not kicking him out. And he seems to listen to her when she warns him that it’s the last time that she’ll indulge that trick.

The episode ends with Vuyani and his baggage rolling up on the doorstep of his abusive ex-lover Beth (Winnie Ntshaba) and Mpho coming home to an empty house and a goodbye letter on the table.

There’s a difference between flirting with disaster, and marrying it, guys!

Who’s who in Adulting: the Big Four

30 (ish), flirty and still raising hell, Adulting’s four big boys – Bonga, Eric, Vuyani and Mpho – have been inseparable since they were at university together. Thembinkosi Mthembu plays Bonga: The Alpha. Hot bod. Daddy issues. Single, rich, ambitious and catnip to women. Bonga is a construction and development project manager. Luthando ‘BU’ Mthembu plays Vuyani: Madlisa. Joker. Fashionista. The former escort is back on the game, using his money from “personal training sessions” to act like a sugar daddy to his girlfriend. Thabiso Rammusi plays Mpho: The Family Man and father to two young boys. Traditional husband. Mpho is an electrical engineer whose money stretches to comfort, but not luxury. And now he has a mistress and baby to support. Nhlanhla Kunene plays Eric: Gintsa. Loving dad. Great friend. Hair trigger temper. Now that he’s done his time for hijacking crimes, he’s determined to rebuild himself as a father. But when it comes to women, he can’t resist a baddie.