Episode 1, Panchali - couldn't find anything to blame her for, so he judged her ambitious and wanting to be the instrument of revenge for Drupad. Awesome GoLi chemistry and Keshav defended her tooth and nail even against Bua Kunti. She had darned good answers for Karna
2nd defendant, Shakuni - I found his answers reasonable, as in, his dice were his weapons, but Justice Gupta parceled him off to Hell
3rd defendant, Dury - I like EDury. EKaDu have good chemistry too. Their banter was FUN
. He had his name changed from Suyo to Dury for punishment
4th, Drona - Nauseating obsequiousness from Eklavya and Abhi (I don't subscribe to the Matha, Pitha, Guro Deva philosophy any longer, may be that's why it sickened me). Basically they absolved him of all sins he committed.
5th, Arjun - a lot of nonsense involving Mayasur and they didn't even bring up the important ones like KP and Eklavya. BUT THE ENDING WAS A ZINGER!
After he got absolved of his sins , Keshav got up and said Mere aur Panchali ke bhi kuch aarop hain. Then he proceeded to accuse Arjun of ignoring her. Which was strange, because he could have been accused of consenting to the division or of not looking back when she fell or of not thinking the assault on her was important enough to wage war for. The verdict was LEGEN, wait for it, DARY
. Mr Gupta divorced ArDi and when Arjun asked Draupadi for a second chance she said, 'I am not a young princess to be impressed by an archer any more'
6th, Kunti- Accusations from Karna took up the bulk. Somehow she got absolved of all of it. Then after the verdict was done (she would be called mother of 5, not of 6 which she countered by saying the world will know she loved Karna) Panchali and Arjun accused her of maneuvering to have her divided. Dharma Raj offered to accept blame, but Patni was having none of it and held forth unchecked. Then it ended when Kunti said I am a mother and I did what was best for my sons
7th, Bheem - apart from the usual cruelty to Kauravas, the entire two episodes was taken up by PDA between BheemDi. The tender eyelocks, the touches, the hugs, the kisses. OK, I made the last one up
. But I suspect Moumi to be part of the CV team for DK. The verdict was that Bheem wouldn't be known as the hero but as a killer. Which he counters by saying, I kid you not,
, the world will know him as someone who knew how to love
And how could I have forgotten the Bheem-Dury exhibition match!
. I skipped through that part, so I don't know who won. Justice Gupta seems to be a sports fan. I wonder if he will have KaJu do an archery match as well.
8th, Ashwi who was basically beaten up by everyone. The funny part about Ashwi episode was that Dury accused him on Panchali's behalf.
. He actually asked Bhabhishree Panchali's permission to do so. And Arjun got jealous
. It was darned funny. Justice Gupta of course told him he can continue his wanderings but Keshav showed him some kindness and told him when he feels Ashwi has suffered enough he will make certain Ashwi gets into heaven
9th, Bheeshma- more obsequiousness, and this time from Panchali who absolved him of his sin of not stopping the VH. But, she did get a zinger in at Dharma Raj by calling him a weak prince. Keshav made a speech saying he consolidated power in his own hands under the guise of giving it up. Bheeshma says Thank you, because now you have shown me who will actually support me and who wont. Because the Kauravas of course agreed with that assesment. I thought it was a rather good way of bringing up the truth about Bheeshma without causing protest rallies
. But the best part was Amba. BheeMba had awesome chemistry. And Justice Gupta got them MARRIED!
And btw, Amba used the sacred 'N' word on Devavrat
10th, Gandhari - It was a foolish vow to take and even more foolish and very passive aggressive to hang on to the idea when she saw her sons were going down the wrong path. I know there are some who blame Kunti for hanging onto the blind couple but she did function as a glorified maid to them along with Vidur. I disagree with the 3rd one. Right or wrong, those were her sons. The curse came from her heart. I don't think she should have EVEN BEEN BLAMED for that. I think the show did a good thing though bringing it up. But Keshav said she has had enough punishment in her life and her only punishment from Justice Gupta was to tell her she would be an example of how not be a parent.
Then came the important part of the episode. THE ArDi HUG (poor Gandhari).
11th, Dhrisht - Under the understanding that CiC has the responsibility for all the stuff pulled in the war, Justice Gupta found him guilty.My favs were always Panchali, Govind, then Arjun. I had a soft corner for Mr Sen. The other Pandavas were OK and I could tolerate Yudhi since you couldn't get A or B without Y. But this one episode got me to totally loathe them. Sitting there and moralizing about the adharm done by Dhrisht!
Without Keshav, without Dhrisht and yes, without Sikhandin, they wouldn't have won the darned war! The moralizing is coming from the 5 Ns who sat on their hands while Panchali was disrobed.
. The original Ps must be rolling around in their icy graves now
12th, Yudhi - AARRGGHH! Of all the questions Panchali could have asked him, 'Why did you look at me?'
She couldn't find it in her to ask 'Why did you stake me?', or 'Why did you not defend me when I was being assaulted?'. And Yudhi escaped while SK baby remains the child of a broken home
13th, Dushy - He tried to argue "Dury made me do it' And Keshav reorted 'So if he asked you to jump off the roof, would you?"
Not quite, but you get the gist. Panchali used
Shishu's sacred word
. On his first death anniversary too!
. And Keshav, what suppressed rage, man! 'Tumne meri sakhi ke kesh pakda' Oooh! I got the chills!
As expected, Dushy went southward. Where Dhrisht waits for the guy who assaulted and nearly raped his sister!
Next up, Dhrith
Remaining - Vidur, Drupad, Nak-Sah, Karna and Keshav. I am praying they dont forget poor Nak-Sah. Poor things! At least in swarga loka someone should remember them