Originally posted by momma1128
At first glance at this episode I was not too happy. But then, against my better judgement, I watched it again and you know what, the brew is on simmer and the heat is being turned up.
My initial reaction was due to the fact we didn't get anything in this episode - no a-ha! moment or open confession of sorts. We didn't even get a precap to let us know that either Arnav or Khushi is thinking about the words just spoken. We are just kind of lost out there is ArHi space in a pressure cooker waiting for someone to let the steam all out. But I think it is coming.
Shyam is yucky. Shyam is a slug. Shyam is a slimeball with absolute disregard for getting caught and now is openly gawking and molesting Kh. Notice how her saying that let me go and her constant rebukes have no effect, it doesn't matter what SHE wants, he has to get to her. This is obsessive lust. And this is something to look out for. Shyam is weaving too many lies to too many people. He may concoct new ways to misrepresent what he and Kh have in front of ASR, but he will eventually slip.
I am okay with the little misunderstanding actually. It's just another one built on the first. And it was done to throw a monkey wrench into any reflection ASR would have done regarding Kh and her motives. I get it. (just wish the first misunderstanding didn't have sand as its foundation).
There is a lot that happened in that fight. A lot was said and a lot inferred. While I did not like the fact that it was a dance around the issue - and that we weren't shown any kind of reaction or reflection - I think it actually may come tomorrow.
Honestly, you can't have what happened this night and not think back on what was said, ESPECIALLY if you are Khushi. I am putting the weight of dimaag on her here and it doesn't have anything to do with ASR is so hot. It has to do with the story. What we are seeing here is that when ASR is at the point of noticing that things are not adding up, Kh's behavior, corroborated by Shyam, reflects and supports his worst fear about what he thinks is up between the two. He was ready to talk to her about how he knew why she had not accepted the prize, but that changed when he saw the hand holding...and then the lying of where she was. He is back to believing the worst.
But only because of this inkling of doubt that he demanded to know where she was. But Kh is so totally done with explanations and digs herself a hole by saying she doesn't owe him anything. But if she is done with talking to ASR, she should think on what he has told her all through this night, both in actions and words. He has told her before that she has hurt him, that he will never let his Di get hurt, tonight again he tells her that he doesn't know what she is PLANNING, if she wants more jewelry or something more (cue Mr. Roy's files importance), that she is so good at acting "GOOD" in front of the family and that he does have a REASON to hate her, and that he had to marry her to save someone's life. Dear Khushi, this pig headed man that you can read, the one whom you said never tells anyone what is going on in his heart because of that damn ego, the one who has dropped you before but now won't let you go, the one who you knew spoke to you as Ranjha, the one that you hid behind during Holi as your protector, he is hurting and he hates you for hurting the one thing that he has loved longer than you. You KNOW what that is because he has told you 'I am doing this for my family, I am only doing this for Di'.
I hated that rabba ve. It was not necessary and it was so damn inappropriate. Do not do it again directorji, it doesn't fit. I did like the set up though - not the music. If you see her face, it is precisely like the office where she asked him to drop her because she doesn't want to live if it means being saved by a man like him, and here it is he who cannot live without her, he can't let her go. And the hug reminded me so much of the parking lot in the rain. ASR trying so hard to control himself and his reaction to her and Khushi realizing that being in his arms is not the torturous prison she imagines. But then both remember, hey now, we need to be nafrating.
ASR leaves - not giving an inch and Kh cries not getting answers and not budging either. But as I wrote, there is significant writing on the wall. Please CVs, I am trusting that the fight has lit the stick of dynamite and tomorrow I get to see some fireworks go off in somebody's mind. Turn it up to a boil now.
Awesome post Anu . Hope it leads somewhere tomorrow. I am tired of going round and round for the last 10 months now. Something has to happen now.