Detective Senior Sergeant Kees
Van Dam sees himself as an honest cop relentlessly pursuing the
course of justice.. And most of the time he is. Bit he
can also be uncompromising and single-minded to the exclusion of
all else, including his love for Joni Collins.
Van Dam's commitment to his job
has meant his private life has been on hold for a very long time,
so his romance with Joni Collins initially came as something
of a shock. Married and secure in his relationship, his
world was rocked when another plainclothes he was working with -
Sadie - was killed in an undercover operation. It didn't
help that Sadie was trying to break up his marriage and got him in
an uncompromising position on camera.
matters worse, David has seen the tape and of all the things Kees
wrestles with in his life - it's the possibility that Joni &
David will get back together.
"Kees is a
detective. He solves crimes for a living. He can tell when there’s
a bad guy lurking and he knows that David loves Joni. He knows
that David is on the fringe, is lurking, waiting.
I think Kees’
take on life changes quite substantially. He goes from being a
hard, staunch career cop to being someone who’s prepared to
let that side of things go to try and have a life and a
marriage. And then in the rudest possible way that illusion is
rubbed in his face and it’s like the gods are saying to him
‘no you can’t have that. You’re a cop, that’s all you
are’. It’s a very brutal awakening for Kees and he becomes