Daagh Episode 14 – Tit for Tat

‘You reap what you sow’
This quote applies to Aqeela in this show. She forced her son to marry Deeba and now she is suffering from the consequences of her haste decision. The Deeba she loved and who had always held a very high opinion in her eyes has finally showed her true colors. She is not the same Deeba who is constantly working and looking after everybody. That was all a facade to win Aqeela and Murad over so that she could get married to Murad and when she was successful in her mission, she started showing her true face.
The whole episode was based on the change seen in Deeba’s attitude. The very first morning after her marriage she started treating Rehana like her servant and when Rehana went back to her house, she treated her mother in law in the same way. Her treatment with Aqeela is rude and disrespectful and Aqeela couldn’t help but compare Deeba and Emama. Emama had always been compliant and respectful, despite her mother in laws’ taunts and harsh treatments towards her. I did not feel an ounce of pity for Aqeela when she was seen crying as she was left all alone in the house when Deeba and Murad had gone out for dinner. She has ruined Emama’s life and now her life has become miserable.
Emama does not want to return to Murad’s house but Atiqa talks some sense into her. I loved the bonding of the two sisters in this episode. Atiqa encouraged Emama to stand up for her rights and not to let go of Murad so easily. She is the first wife of Murad and will always have a higher position than Deeba in Murad’s house. It’s about time and Emama should stand up for her rights and speak up against the treatment she has been given so far in Murad’s house. Another heartwarming scene was when Emama introduced her daughters to her father and their adorable bonding was a treat to watch. Emama’s father is giving them the love that he was never able to give to her own daughters. I am glad that her father has finally realized his mistake after so many years. As the saying goes ‘Better late than never’
I was completely disappointed in Murad in today’s episode. His attitude was inexcusable. First he let Deeba take over his and Emama’s bedroom and when his mother told him to bring Emama back; he was not willing to bring her back. How can he be upset with Emama after what he did to her? I cannot believe this is the same Murad who loved Emama so much and could do anything for her. Atiqa was absolutely right when she said that Murad is worse than their father. At least he did not marry again by making his daughters an excuse. Emama’s father always desired a son but he still fulfilled his responsibilities towards his daughters. Murad did, however went to pick Emama from her father’s house. I could not help but notice the invisible wall standing between both of them. Both were reluctant to speak to each other as they had nothing to say to each other. Murad should be guilty but instead we saw a different Murad altogether. I am sure Emama will go back to Murad’s house now for the sake of her daughters but will Murad behave the same way with her as before? I am sure about one thing though, he would never be happy with Deeba after living with Emama for so many years. Emama is a caring and self less person while Deeba is selfish and cunning. The contrast between their personalities is too stark and Murad and Aqeela are slowly noticing it.
Deeba is also seen scheming again. She wants to make Emama jealous and this is the reason why she told Murad to bring her back to the house. Will Murad ever speak up and stop Deeba? Will Deeba create more problems for her and her daughters? What will happen if she gives birth to a son? A lot of questions need to be answered.
Overall, it was a very entertaining episode. I was hooked till the end. Mehar Bano, Fahad Mustafa, Sana Askari and Shama Askari all have performed brilliantly. I am eagerly waiting for the next episode now!

Mariam Shafiq

  • SID

    I wonder how could such a depressing episode entertain someone?? :s

    • Mariam Shafiq

      It may be depressing but its based on reality. These kind of issues are very common in our society. Sadly, people with such orthodox thinking still do exist! 🙁

  • Rabia Anjum

    I don’t know about others, but I feel second marriage is not such a big crime, rather not a crime at all and is allowed in our religion. I feel now dramas should take a fresh start about two Sautans living peacefully together. I don’t know why always one of them has to be all good and the other one evil, can’t both of them be equally responsible and loving? And why one has to portray this as one of the biggest misdeed or crime???

    • buttercup

      you are right but in a country like pak where monogamy is the norm, two sautans CANNOT live peacefully together, the drama shows our pakistani culture and not a purely Islamic one

      • fem

        Second marriage is abhorrent and extremely demeaning to women. It may be justified during the prophet (PBUH)'s time when there were many women left without a husband because of war but now it is unexcusable and horrific- just an excuse for men to lust around and treat women as objects.