A newspaper, two slaps, a temperamental woman antagonist, a super pissed off mother in law, and a blissfully oblivious bahu. This is what the episode is all about. So to start off, Shagun is back to throwing tantrums larger than her, and right at the Delhi airport, she even gives Pihu the cranky treatment and flounces off. And when Aliya and Mani welcome her into their newly decorated home, she wastes no time in whining about Raman and Ishita, and how they’ve manipulated Pihu into staying with them. As a result, Mani ends up trying to cheer her up with roses and food.
Meanwhile, the entire world seems to be engrossed in something in the newspaper and even though Raman and Ishita see people staring at them and whispering, they fail to comprehend anything. It’s obviously something to do with Ishita, for the situation at the Bhalla and Iyer house is super tense too. But Ishita and Raman still have no clue as to what’s going on, and Ishita asks Raman and Pihu to remain in the car so that she can call them up to the Bhalla house and surprise everyone.
So Ishita goes up, and the first person she sees is Adi who is not the happiest at seeing her. And there is a misunderstanding that only gets deeper when Adi tells her that they all know the surprise and Ishita doesn’t bother to verify, simply smiling in complete oblivion to reality.
Even when she meets the rest of the family, they all have the same expression, and everyone is speechless on seeing her. It’s not exactly a happy feeling and when Ishita further talks about her surprise, they all get even angrier. Everyone’s talking in riddles now, as always happens.
Meanwhile, Raman and Pihu are still downstairs waiting, and Pihu is getting more impatient by the minute. The speechless moment is when the driver complains of waiting for so long, and Raman threatens him with a demonetisation joke (this is for all Indians viewers). And suddenly, Romi bumps into him and is utterly bemused at seeing his estranged elder brother standing smiling at him without even a trace of anger. But when Romi hands him a newspaper, Raman’s expression too changes.
Pihu meanwhile is greeted like a long lost kid and the family is super happy to see her. But suddenly out of the blue, Santosh’s patience breaks and she plants a resounding slap on Ishita who is shocked. Then plonking the newspaper on her, she starts abusing her. And finally (I thought I would die of curiosity), we get to see the paper, it’s simply a scandalous article about Ishita and Vidyut in Australia.
The episode ends on this climactic note when in the midst of the family yelling at Ishita for her apparent crime of insubordination, Raman walks in to defend her and finally reveals the entire truth and make belief drama of the past one year, and the family is again plunged into shock and disbelief.