Vasu, you are right, today was mostly Ram's episode. He was great in both the restuarant and the Vikram scenes. Of course, I kind of have started taking the awesomeness of Ram and Vikram for granted.
The restaurant scene actually had continuity. They made a reference to the original restaurant scene with the bindi dialogue. The fact that bindi fiasco was completely dialogueness, yet both Ram and Priya remembered is just awesome. I also loved Ram's little "i thought you don't know how to plan' line. Subtle reminder of the last episode. It gives me some hope that the consequences of Priya's little speech will actually be dealt with.
In fact, Ram shone throughout the scene. The pills, the irritabililty, the messing with the silverware, the apologizing to the waiter after speaking brusquely to him, this was all classic Ram, and it made the scene enjoyable. But I think what was missing from the scene was classic Priya. Ram could have had that scene with any generic female who was angry at him, and of course, irritated by his little ways. The beauty of the original restaurant scene was the fact that in their own ways, both Ram and Priya were equally odd. If Ram wouldn't let the bindi fixing go, then Priya, too, pulled the bindi out in frustration. Here, it was mostly Priya reacting to Ram's quirkiness instead of both of them reacting to each other's quirkiness.
While I know that Nuts/Karthik scenes normally suck so I have no expectations from them, but what I particularly hated was the slap. Now I know that slaps are common in the TV world, but I don't like how morally justified Karthik feels when he slapped Nuts as if she needed to be taught a lesson. Also, clearly, Nuts enjoys this type of treatment which I personally find rather repulsive, though it is consistent with her character.
Priya taking that book out of her bag to read was hilarious because it's what I would do.
The kitchen scene was great in it's own way. I loved how Priya decides to storm off to take a walk because her family is annoying her AFTER she finishes clearing up the whole kitchen. This IS the real Priya.
I loved Ayesha in that scene too. She said exactly what I would expect her to say. It was utterly practical, and sensible with just a little sister I ccan guilt you into doing this thrown in. She still showed signs of her slightly self absorbed nature, but it's pretty clear that not only does she does not hold it against her sister, but she actually wants what's best for Priya. And she wants Priya to decide what's best for Priya. The same way, Priya wanted Karthik and Ayesha to decide what's best for themselves.
This is the second reference to the whole Shirpa is not Priya's mother. At this point, I think they are leaving that window open for now.. Though, right now, I think it was a natural build up from what Shirpa has said in the past two episodes about Priya being the "parent" in the house.
Vas, I think Mr "Perfect" stems from Sudhir's he's perfect for you remark but I agree that's carrying it too far.
No comments about the contrived proposal except we have to have a contrived misunderstanding plot once a week just to make us appreciate non contrived things more in our lives
Edited by Mahi623 - 04 July 2011 at 4:37pm