Priya’s faith in men must be at an all time low. First Rajesh cheats on her, then Eddie uses her to do his job looking after his daughter Charlie and now Ben is on her case.
Priya thought she was helping when she threatened Benjamin Le Roux to get him to stop harassing Charlie. But she just kicked up a hornets nest. Because now Ben has turned his full attentions on her!
He went to the police station to lay a charge against her for harassment. The weasel that he is, he turned the whole situation around. And when Priya told him that she responded to him on a personal level, he said that as a police officer her authority was implicit and it made him feel intimidated.
Priya didn’t take Ben’s threat to lay a charge seriously at first. In fact she goaded him a bit, calling him a baby.
Ben said he would have to return with his lawyer seeing how Priya was continuing to harass him. Eddie just stood there like an idiot even though he has done worse to Ben when Charlie was doing drugs and before. Later Eddie told Priya that she crossed a line. This from Eddie Holmes who threatened people left right and center all over Horizon Deep.
He told Priya to apologise to the weasel because he knows people in high places.
So Priya went to ON TV to apologize.
Ben though was far from over with her. And did not accept her apology. He told Frank to run an in depth investigative report on police brutality in horizon Deep.
And when Frank refused, Ben abused his power to get revenge on Priya by insisting if Frank wouldn’t run the story then someone else would. Charlie on hearing this volunteered her services as a researcher to try and control the situation. Ben told her that someone told him about a ruckus at the station involving Priya.
She went down to the police station and informed Priya of Ben’s insistence to air an expose on police intimidation. She said she would go through the motions to keep Ben happy and asked if she could see Priya’s files.
While she was reading through the files – with Priya gone home – Eddie came in. He added his two cents telling Charlie the ruckus Ben heard about was with Zak. The woman Rajesh was having an affair with at the time.
Looks like Eddie and Charlie really think Priya has problems abusing her power! Wow! Eddie has done pretty much the same thing. Many times. Especially where Ben and Brad are concerned. These two have very short memories.
Priya meanwhile is getting worried the allegations Ben is making that she is a loose canon cop could affect her custody agreement with Rajesh.
Eddie promised they would fight the allegations and he would testify for her in a custody hearing. Except every time Eddie or his daughter open their mouths, they give Benjamin more ammunition and gets Priya into deeper trouble.
Speaking of the daughter, Charlie as well-meaning as ever, tried to get Ben to believe there was no proof of any wrongly doing on Priya’s part. Eventually she relents admitting there was an incident involving Zak. (Zak is in Cape Town and Rajesh was in Cape Town recently, right?)
Ben was like a dog with a bone again! Wanting to interview Zak. And as luck would have it, Rajesh came walking by. When he asked for Zak’s phone number, Rajesh told him in no uncertain terms to back off!
Later when Priya told him about Ben’s vendetta against her, he told her he wouldn’t hold it against her – the mother of his child – in the custody negotiations.