Glad you guys enjoyed reading the post - it was pretty fun for me to rewatch my favourite AsA bits as well.
I definitely enjoyed DC as the morally ambiguous protagonist (a nice change from the norm) though I cannot make up my mind about whether the writers needed to have his O SHIT moment veer so far into the evil territory. But I guess they had some semblance of a theme about turning into those we despise the most (something that also happened to Meenakshi?). I am unsure whether it was intentional or not but Meenakshi did exactly the opposite of her initial stance on the issue of small clothes and item numbers, by using both to her advantage during the last few rounds of AsA ...were they implying that like DC had become his father, she had also subconsciously employed DC's own tactics to win? Anyway, I digress.
I think Apoorva and Mouli just did really well with their portrayal of DC and Roshni - you really got the sense that they had a shared history together. After becoming accustomed to having each other in their life, we're not sure how far their intimacy extended but clearly at some point it crossed a line that went past DC's comfort level, which is why he began pulling back from Roshni. And without his presence to blot out the huge gaping hole her self-imposed exile from her husband left, Roshni sunk into depression and drugs.
Heh how I wish we could know what thoughts went through DC's head as he saw Roshni walking away and back into her old life. Yet I think it was more poignant with just Apoorva's expressions and our own guesses.
Anyway, thanks for sharing the nostalgia with me (if thinking back a few months counts as nostalgia LOL).