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Today's episode was so happy and hilarious, especially with regards to
the majority of Aarti and Yash moments that sort of took over the
episode. Prashant's truth looms in the background, as does Paridhi's
problems but for a few episodes at least, we have something so rare on
Indian fiction TV and that is a genuine friendship between the leads.
Heartfelt camaraderie and comfort without the the sexual tension having
to be a part of it and I love that. Of course love is about zooming
heart beats and passionate embraces, but it is also about laughter and
little things that make your loved one feel so happy in that moment: the
latter is what I see between Yash and Aarti at this point.
more intense feelings they have for each other are shelved at the
moment in order to do everything they can to make sure this baby is born
and Aarti's health is not compromised. I kind of love how Yash starts
doing everything in a formulaic way but it gets its own character as he
does it, simply because of Aarti's reactions and his enjoyment of them.
It really does remind me of Aarti in Mumbai, because she too was doing
everything in a formulaic way at the outset of every occasion, but ended
up getting involved in it in totally unexpected ways...and I think it
was these unexpected moments that really made her fall in love with
Yash, so much so that she couldn't have that cool control over her
feelings any more. I see the same thing happening with Yash here. He may
be starting to do a lot of things out of duty, because of what the
doctor said, but he doesn't always anticipate the way Aarti's reactions,
her little expressions, her smiles and her laughter are going to affect
him, and it is in these moments that his feelings will become more and
more clear to him.
The true beauty of the storytelling lies in
that, just as Aarti had a test of her faith and love after they came
back from Mumbai, Yash will have his when he finds out about the truth
regarding Prashant. Yash trusted Aarti to support him in his endeavour
to keep Arpita alive, and felt betrayed when they slept together and he
thought she had orchestrated it. Now Aarti trusts Yash completely to
support her through anything and she might feel betrayed if he reacts in
a very negative way to the Prashant truth being revealed. In both
cases, it is not as though the person feeling betrayed did nothing
wrong, but they trusted nonetheless that their partner would stop that
from happening. Aarti now trusts that Yash will always shield her from
feeling abandoned and will probably feel even more strongly after the
surprise we saw in today's segments. She might even feel confident
enough to tell him about Prashant herself, and if he has an unfavourable
reaction, Aarti just might hold that against him, not be obviously
angry (because she is really incapable of that), but do her passive
aggressive thing on him and "go away for his happiness."
course, into all this play the promises they have made to each other and
the other members of the family, which is why they showed Aarti leaving
even before this truth came out, to preclude her from doing the same
thing again. Even if Aarti wants to leave Yash for re-evoking feelings
of abandonment, once he learns the divorce truth, she will not be able
to because of the promise she made to Palak, Payal and SP. I have a
feeling that they are going to push the truth revelation until Gayatri
is back on shoot, though so we probably have at least two weeks to go
for that to happen.
Basically, all this prediction and
extrapolation is pointing back to what today's episode means. Yash is on
a mission to keep Aarti happy and stress free. So far he thinks this is
going to be quite easy, all it takes is some bhel puri, a few (hundred)
balloons, a romantic song and some moments of laughter and fun. But his
real test is still coming, one that will show us how he really feels
about Aarti, beneath all this obligatory fluff. When it comes down to
it, will he support her when she is at her worst, possibly pushing him
away and refusing to see reason? Because that is probably the state
knowing Prashant's truth is going to reduce her to. Of course,
ultimately the answer will be yes, but I can't wait to see how they
arrive at it!
Edited by Samanalyse - 23 October 2012 at 6:43pm