Posted: 05 September 2012 at 1:38pm | IP Logged
Finally we are getting somewhere... Only Anjali could bring Shyam back , I have been counting moments/episodes until Shyam and Anjali figures that out and Anjali emotionally blackmails Arnav to get Shyam back. Anjali has been wavering between her brother and her husband not knowing who to trust. She knows her brother will never hurt her or wreck her marraige on purpose, he is normally right so he has to be right. On the other hand she trusts her husband and loves him and while there are big holes in his version of story but there are no proofs to accuse him.
Her guilt at losing her child, depression and Shyam leading her on with honeyed caring words not to mention Dadi's unrelenting support has finally pushed her over the edge. She has made the demand, I expected her to make eons ago. I can completely understand why she trusts Shyam at this point. In entire animal kingdom, there are very few animals who are ready to sacrifice thier child, most notable is ofcourse snake. It is probably incomprehensible to Raizada family that Shyam could be evil enough to kill his unborn baby.
Shyam is master at acting and manipulation, he gives me creeps the way he spouts evil monologue one second and is weeping over the loss of his kid next. On a lighter note, I think Shyam missed his calling. He would have done so much better in Bollywood or Tellywood. Law is really not his thing. That way he would have had tons to fan adulation pandering to his ego, boatloads of money so that he would not need Raizada riches and ofcourse multiple beautiful women around him to satisfy his lust. All problems would be solved.
Arnav is truly caught in web of circumstances and he is helpless. Things are bound to get worse from here on. He is being forced to invite a murderer and two timer in his home and leave his family vunerable to him. He is half married and that makes his wife vunerable and stigmatized. Dadi is beyond reasoning and he is unable to stem the discord she is spreading. While the rest of the family stands by him for now but the moment Garima's truth comes out , they might question his decisions too. He will be forced to choose between his family's trust and his wife. If he chooses his wife , his family will be even more vunerable : If he chooses his family, he will choose a lonely existance forever. But more than that he will never be able to forgive himself for being unable to protect two women in life who meant most to him. Incidently, Aakash will be in same boat as him too.
I find it ironic that while the accident 14 years ago has painted Arnav's view and is one of reasons why he abhors Shyam so much and is overprotective of Anjali, the same accident might have painted Anjali and Dadi's view (assuming that they consider Arnav's dad innocent blame the other lady completely for the fiasco) and made them more forgiving towards Shyam.
I have an odd feeling the truth is not so simple. I have a feeling that Arnav's dad fell in love with Garima but was forced to marry Ratna. Dadi probably took a promise from her or payed her off under some pretext to keep away from her son's life. While he reconciled with his fate, he could never forget Garima who vanished suddenly from his life without any explanation. They both moved on with thier lives. Garima probably met him in Anjali's wedding and Ratna heard part of the conversation that was them catching up on past and misunderstood. I still fail to understand what made Ratna decide to commiting suicide on her daugher's wedding. Garima's mistake was to meet Arnav's dad again.