Dilon mei jo phul khile unhe chupanay nahi chahyeh….Waada torne se agr dosti bachti ho, koye kasam torne se agur zindagi bachti ho tu sochna nahi chahyeh.

Wow what beautiful and moving dialogues, it was like listening to heart warming poetry and they were delivered perfectly by Asif Raza Mir in particular. This was a moving episode right from the very first fiery scene till the end. Zerena’s confrontation with her father revealed the secret in the box and it was no surprise that the box contained Zara’s pictures and memories. The reason Zain held the box so close to him was that he never got over the guilt he felt because of how he did not work on his relationship with Zara and also because he still loved Zara dearly. Now we know the reason behind Zeenia’s cold and very often offensive attitude towards Zain. Zara who was very afraid of living alone was left to deal with everything on her own with no relatives to rely on. Even if Zara had relatives around she was not the one to depend on anyone. Zara did not learn anything from the mistakes she committed in the past and that is the reason she kept herself distant even from Sanya because Zara always depended on her own self for resolving her problems and until those problems got resolved she shut herself from the world. When Zain told everyone that Zara started taking anti depressants without prescription, my first instinct was how was that possible and Faraan uncle asked that question too. So who was it in Pakistan who was sending Zara the pills?

Serena was mostly away from home so all of what Zain told everyone was completely new to her. And that has to be the reason why she stayed so carefree and bubbly, ignorance is bliss. Zerena saw her mother going through such a difficult time and also saw the way her father treated her therefore she was right in not being able to forgive Zain. But at the same time Zeenia never shared any of this with Serena, which just goes to show how much she loves her sister. She did not want Serena to be affected by what was happening in the house. Zeenia only saw the fights between her parents but never knew about her mother’s medical condition, so she did not know just how hard her father fought to get Zara treated.

Zain’s conversation with Sanya brought tears to my eyes. Asif Raza Mir and Marina Khan both were absolutely brilliant today. Zain’s love for Zara and the way he explained everything was beautifully scripted. Zeenia finally realizes what her father went through and how wrong she was in doubting him. I just hope that Zeenia does not commit the same mistake that Zara did and manages to put her feelings for Zarak before her ego.

The Serena/Kishmish meeting was directed to perfection; the rose petals on the floor and the conversation that followed brought a smile to my face like always. Syra Yusef and Shehroz Sabzwari share amazing chemistry and I am hoping we will be getting to see more of them in the future too. But I must also say that no one can beat Sanya and Kabaacha. Sanya’s emergency fiancé backfired and Kabacha was relieved to know that he still had a chance. Will Sanya have a change of heart? Although I cannot imagine these two being married but I really want to see Kabaacha happy. His love for Sanya is so pure and innocent.

I must say that this was my most favorite episode of TNS, it was wonderfully written, very well directed and brilliantly acted out by everyone. Kudos to the entire team of TNS for a job well done. I am really looking forward to a happy ending.

 

Fatima Awan.