I know everyone is gushing about Kriyaansh - their discord and the coming up dance tomorrow - but really Swayam was character of the day!
What an incredible person, friend, lover he is! Its hard to imagine a mere teen being so grounded, that he can distinguish between every set of priorities, and always be objective, for his love, and for his friends!
His words to Kria were bang on. He wasn't defending Rey at any point - and he was certainly not being Sharon obsessed - he was being, as he said, a true friend, who would point out facts whether or not Kria likes to hear it at that point. Some brilliant counters and fact pointing out from him - and can I say, the CVs pleasantly surprised me with some excellent dialogs - because most times, some very critical scenes are not impact enough on this show when too much time is wasted in eye locks, or flimsy writing of dialogs...
Swayam - you were rockstar today man - my admiration for his character just went up several notches! When he needs to show Kria a mirror and point out her glaring wrong means even if her intention or hurt wasn't wrong - he does that. When Kria might have fallen week before 'opponents' he steps in, not as a lover, and not as a knight - but as a true friend. I additionally like how he looks at Sharon - giving her that don't mess anymore look ... it's not mean or hard, because Swayam can't be mean, but its solemn and meaningful - very very in character! And then, his lowered gaze and slight head shake at Rey's comment - ofc, he knows Kria has wronged Rey in her impulse, and even if he's defending her, he can distinguish right from wrong... If Sharon had said one pretentious word against Kria, I'm sure he would have answered back - but with Rey, he probably knows where this angry hurt words come from... he knows exactly... and so he doesn't give it back.
Excellent stuff Swayam! Great dialogs - and great acting - the star of today's episode!
On a side note - I loved how Vikki could also distinguish circumstances that had led to Rey's agony... he doesn't blame Kria alone, but Sharon and her means - and I'm so glad he can look beyond the weakling this and that crap to actually be fair... he'll keep shut for Sharon's sake, but he knows Rey is not in a mess just because of Kria - and it makes him very worthy of being Rey's best mate!