On a completely different note, the best part about this episode is that it is the 1000th episode. And they showed a special clipping of all the actors who had been part of the show right from the beginning. So everyone from Ashok to Sujata to our old Mihika was shown, with the title track playing in the background. And I couldn’t help feel extremely nostalgic. When you look back, on these past three years of the show, it’s been such a tremendous journey. A gazillion memories, starting from the whole process of Raman and Ishita coming together, from their old house to their new one, to Ashok’s infinite antics with his then partner in crime Shagun, their numerous fights and make ups, to Param joining him, Rinki’s marriage and murder, Sarika’s scheming to finally Nidhi during which time Shagun and Ishita become best friends. Not to forget, the whole process of Adi and Ruhi’s custody, with Shagun planning and plotting all the time. So many changes, so many new faces, so many old ones. Two separate time leaps. And of all the people, I miss the old Mihika, Ashok and Sooraj terribly. No one can do it quite like them, and even to be the bad guys, you need to have it in you.
Coming back, Sohail turns out to be an angel as he saves Ishita by proving that Nisha was mentally unstable and had been undergoing psychiatric treatment, but her parents had tried to hush it up. And as a result, they take back the case, and Ishita is acquitted of all charges. The family celebrates with champagne and it’s a joyous time. But, the prophetic moment occurs much before all this, when Simmi discusses with Mihika that own family members cannot be trusted at times, much less strangers, and she says how Sohail might be having some ulterior motives too. But even she regrets her words much later during the celebrations; little does she know how correct she was about him. Sohail is not as squeaky clean as he appears to be.
The other best part about the episode was a discussion between Adi and Aliya about Mani and Shagun, and what essentially is a relationship. Adi (for once) said exactly the right thing that Mani deserves to know the truth because the very foundation of a relationship is trust and honesty, and without that, any relationship is completely void and redundant. Aliya, on the other hand, looks completely flabbergasted at Adi’s words because according to her, relationships have to be worked out too. She is right to an extent, but only till the point when there is transparency in a relationship, for otherwise, it doesn’t deserve time or effort.
Meanwhile, Sohail is busy poking his nose everywhere, trying to be of too much use, and now he is in Raman’s business too, lending him a warehouse. Something is wrong for sure, and the first one to get a whiff of trouble is Ishita. Stay tuned to know more!