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Crossroads Generation Season 1 - Facing tough choices

Mercy has made it! She’s just got a scholarship to attend Bongo Academy, one of the country’s top high schools. For the 15-year-old girl living in the slums, this is a dream come true. At home, life is tough. Her mother is expecting another baby while Mercy’s two younger brothers have been sent away to their aunt who’s offered to help take care of them - will she keep her promise?
Mercy’s new friend Trudy is helping her acclimate to life at Bongo Academy, but how positive is her influence? Trouble begins when two boys fall for Mercy. Her classmates Dan and Niki are both trying to win her affection, but only one of them gives her butterflies...
Niki comes from an ambitious middle class family. By being appointed head of the class at the new school, he’s on the right track to make his parents proud. Dan is quite the opposite. Back in his home country, he used to drive his parents crazy, which is why they sent him away to get a good education at Bongo Academy. Now he’ll be prepared to take over the family business - at least that’s his parent’s plan…
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26 Episodes
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Episode 2: Clash Of Two Classes

Mercy’s dad doesn’t want her to go to school, but Mercy is ready to fight for her education! Listen to the second episode of Crossroads Generation to find out what she has planned!
Season 1 / Episode 2 10 min

Episode 3: A Rocky Start

It's the first school day at Bongo Academy and Dan (16) introduces himself to his new classmates in rap: “My name is Dan. I'm not from your clan…” Check out the rap battle in the third episode of Crossroads Generation.
Season 1 / Episode 3 10 min

Episode 4: Emotional Battles

With her new hairstyle and school uniform, Mercy is getting all the attention of her male classmates. But at home, her father is hatching a cruel plan… All that and more in the fourth episode of Crossroads Generation!
Season 1 / Episode 4 10 min

Episode 5: Love Letters And Tears

Mercy's mother Lulu is pregnant and will give birth very soon. Mercy therefore hesitates to leave her alone, but when she finally goes to school, a surprise awaits her.
Season 1 / Episode 5 10 min

Episode 6: Surprise, Surprise

Dan and Niki have both written letters to Mercy. Niki's is full of poetic romantic words, while Dan put in something else… Knowing all this, Trudy follows her own plan. What is she really up to?
Season 1 / Episode 6 9 min

Episode 7: Where's the little Baby?

Niki’s father wants to have a talk with him – about girls! At the same time, Mercy is visiting her mother in hospital. She just gave birth to a little girl - but what happened to the baby?
Season 1 / Episode 7 9 min

Episode 8: Welcome To Womanhood

Mercy is suffering from bad stomach ache. But it is not an ordinary upset stomach - she is having her period for the first time. How will she handle the physical and emotional changes that come with it?
Season 1 / Episode 8 10 min

Episode 9: Butterflies in the Stomach

Trudy tells Niki she wants to help him to conquer Mercy's heart. But what does she want in return? And will it be this easy? At home, Mercy tells her mother who of her two admirers gives her butterflies…
Season 1 / Episode 9 10 min

Episode 10: A Tale of Two Brothers

Mercy hasn’t seen her twin Brothers Kadu and Banda for a long time. They live with their aunt in another country - at least that's what Mercy's parents believe…
Season 1 / Episode 10 10 min

Episode 11: Decision Time

Mercy's mother Lulu goes to the police station to report her twin sons missing - which turns out to be quite difficult. Niki is really angry about Dan and tries to get rid of him by reporting him to Principal Juliette.
Season 1 / Episode 11 10 min

Episode 12: Blackmail

Mercy still hasn't made her decision. Niki and Dan have both declared their interest, but only one of them makes her weak in the knees… Who is she going to pick?
Season 1 / Episode 12 10 min

Episode 13: If You Like Me, Prove It

Mercy finally tells Dan that she likes him, but he is not so sure about it and asks her to prove it. What is he expecting? Meanwhile, Msoto tries to get more money and Niki's mother gets a nasty surprise.
Season 1 / Episode 13 10 min

Episode 14: The Plan

Niki is depressed because Mercy chose Dan over him. Another nasty shock awaits him when he comes back from school: his family has been robbed while his mother was at home alone! Will they find out who did this?
Season 1 / Episode 14 9 min

Episode 15: What Shall I Do?

Dan invited Mercy to his room, although girls are strictly forbidden in the boys' dormitory. While Dan and his friend Biko are making arrangements, Mercy is not sure if she should really go.
Season 1 / Episode 15 10 min

Episode 16: In the Lion's Den

Mercy set her doubts aside and sneaked in the boys' area to meet Dan. But their date is interrupted: the principal is coming to do a room inspection. Will Dan and Mercy manage to leave before the principal sees them?
Season 1 / Episode 16 10 min

Episode 17: Playing With Fire

While Dan and Mercy hide in the bushes to escape principal Juliette, they start to argue: Dan would like to sleep with Mercy right here, but she refuses.
Season 1 / Episode 17 10 min

Episode 18: Under Pressure

Niki came up with a plan to impress Mercy, but while trying to put it into practice, he almost kills someone. Meanwhile Trudy can't believe that Mercy rejected Dan, and Dan is really upset.
Season 1 / Episode 18 10 min

Episode 19: Lost

Mercy is still in love with Dan, but he treats her coldly since their last date was interrupted and she refused to sleep with him. Mercy feels lost and makes a momentous decision in order to win his heart again.
Season 1 / Episode 19 9 min

Episode 20: What Have I Done?

Mercy is reflecting on her first sexual experience, but still tries to concentrate on today's exam. Before it starts, Niki gives her a note with an astonishing message about her father.
Season 1 / Episode 20 10 min
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