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The Queen: Fans speculate if Jerry is in fact dead

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Monday night’s episode of The Queen left fans confused about the current storyline regarding the death of Jerry, with many stating that he appeared to be alive in the scene.

The latest episode of Mzansi Magic’s The Queen, which aired on Monday, 29 July 2019, saw the Maake family deal with the devastating loss of their patriarch, Jerry. As one of the lead characters, the storyline, which followed his declining health due to terminal prostate cancer, came as a shock to viewers. Many fans expressed that they did not believe the drama would kill off one of the main characters. In Friday, 26 July 2019’s episode, Jerry succumbed to his illness, leaving fans devastated at the outcome.

Although the character seemed to be killed off, fans of the show took to social media to speculate if Jerry was in fact dead, with many claiming that he appeared to show signs of life whilst in the hospital. Some fans blamed the acting of Shona Ferguson, whilst some pinpointed the bad camera angles. Majority of the viewers, however, speculated that the scene was done to draw fan interaction and cause speculation amongst the audience. Malume Vogue shared a tweet stating, “Jerry is so stubborn that he can’t even stay dead!”. Nkosazana also commented with, “By the time Jerry dies for real, no one will even cry for him. Every time is “almost.””. Andile Mkhize also shared his speculation, stating, “I saw that Jerry moved in that blanket!”.

The upcoming episode of The Queen sees Harriet’s grovelling being met with serious resistance. The Maake household finds itself divided over Jerry’s wishes and the Khozas climb back to the top as they start to rebuild their empire.

The Queen airs weekdays at 21:00 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.

Sayushka Naidoo
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