What is the central investigation in Blood and Water on Netflix?

We find Puleng and Fikile in season 4 of Blood and Water. The South African teen series from Netflix has a solid place on the platform. And for good reason: it is also a thriller.

Among the teen series, some stand out in terms of originality. Recently, we think, for example, of AlRawabi School for Girls, to the solid treatment of school bullying. While season 4 of Blood and Water was added on March 1, 2024, this series of South African origin is also close to a thriller.

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Everything to find his sister

Puleng (Ama Qamata) never really knew her sister: the latter was taken from her parents when she was still a baby. During a party, this high school student from Cape Town — in South Africa — sees a young girl, barely older than her, whose features are familiar to her. She convinces herself that the one, named Fikile (Khosi Ngema), is none other than her sister. Pure fantasy or reality? She decides to investigate on her own. Puleng asks his parents to join the same high school, with the support of a friend, the principal's son. She then meets this popular and wealthy young girl (and confirmed swimmer, hence the title of the series), as well as her group of friends.

This is only the beginning of the investigation, because Puleng will go from surprise to disappointment: the affair could be even more serious than it seems – and the danger weighing on her just as great.

Puleng and Fikile, in Blood and Water. // Source: Netflix
Puleng and Fikile, in Blood and Water. // Source: Netflix

The South African series, created by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute, is therefore primarily based on a police investigation, but it also obeys the rules of adolescent drama: love triangles, social networks and competitions for the position of delegate are on the program. Puleng and Fikile are not the only heroines: the family contexts of each young person in Blood and Water is revealed little by little.

The seasons are very short (6 to 7 episodes), which allows the investigation to progress without too many frills. But when one mystery is solved, another arrives: this is how Blood and Water reaches its fourth season without any problem. This is not particularly presented as the end of the story. So, given its success — 3rd in the rankings just behind the hit Avatar the Last Airbender and the new action series Furies –, a season 5 seems entirely playable.

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