Opening Thoughts – Spellbinding Performances:
Ohkay so, this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb kept the entire focus on Sameer & Sabeeha, which was great. I enjoyed watching this episode because of the spellbinding performances as well as the secrets of the past that were revealed. I must commend the writer for keeping Ishq Zahe Naseeb interesting so far, where he has intelligently & strategically given away important details every step of the way to build the story. Ishq Zahe Naseeb happens to be such drama where the story is being told carefully & is still keeping the interest of the viewers alive.
The Confrontation & The Proposal:
Sameer has come to such a stage where he is losing patience & getting tired of Sabeeha’s antics. Sameer has stayed quiet for a long long time, probably all his life. May be Sameer accepted this as his fate & he got accustomed to the monotony that Sabeeha curated for him but not any more. The transition took place after he met Gauhar because she showed him a very different way of leading a life. After Gauhar came in Sameer’s life, he learnt that he deserved so much better. Sameer also realized that Gauhar was the one who saw him for who he was, she tried to understand him, sympathized with him as well & didn’t really bother about the things that were said about him because she believed in getting to know him herself. Gauhar saw Sameer as a human being who just wanted some comfort, support & love & this is the reason why Sameer’s love for Gauhar is so strong that he didn’t think twice before taking a stand for her in front of his controlling step-mother.
It is interesting that Sameer isn’t oblivious of what Sabeeha had been upto all these years. Sabeeha didn’t give him a reason to confront her but now with Gauhar in the picture, Sameer has all the reasons to go against her. One of the biggest secrets were revealed in this episode that Sabeeha was her husband’s secretary & she paved a way in his life based on manipulation. I loved the way Sameer said everything to her face because I really wanted to see how she would react hearing the truth loud & clear. Sabeeha is unable to deal with the new Sameer. She actually thinks she can still control him but she is mistaken. Sameer is proving her wrong every single time & this is what is making her frustrated.
Sabeeha definitely is the twisted one in this picture. I love how the writer has now shifted the focus from Sameer onto Sabeeha because at first we were made to think that Sameer has certain issues, which he still has obviously but the real culprit is Sabeeha. She just wanted Sameer to all by herself because of the property & wealth that he inherited from his father. Sabeeha always made sure to keep him secluded, away from any such figure that will give him comfort, because that could turn Sameer into a rebellion & this is exactly what is happening now. Sabeeha accused Shakira of child molestation & it goes to show how sick she can get to achieve her own goals. I wouldn’t be surprised if later it will be revealed that Sabeeha killed Zoya but guilt-tripped Sameer into thinking that he pushed her. This is another tactic that Sabeeha has relied on all this while & a little hint of it was shown in this episode where after the confrontation, Sabeeha faked her sickness. She knows that Sameer is kind-hearted, she knows that Sameer will never turn a blind eye towards her that is why she once again decided to guilt-trip him. Basically, Sabeeha is failing miserably, she is slowly realizing that she has lost control over Sameer – none of her strategies work & this is why, she decided to give it a last try.
Sameer has finally learnt how to be strong. Zahid Ahmed was phenomenal in that scene in particular where Sameer was shaken after finding out that Sabeeha was unwell & he wanted to go see her but because he knew what she was capable of, he decided not to. Sameer being the nice & big-hearted person that he is, obviously found it hard to ignore Sabeeha’s fake cry for help. Finally, Sameer is done with her, that is why he stopped himself & decided to send her a clear message that none of this was going to work on him anymore.
Sameer proposed to Gauhar & that was another highlight of this amazing episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb. Gauhar was unable to figure out how to react but at that moment she went along because she knew that Sameer was just saving her from Sabeeha. However, Gauhar has pretty much made up her mind that she will get married to Sameer. The news of Kashif & Dunia’s engagement has also played a huge part in Gauhar’s decision but still, she thinks she knows Sameer enough to spend the rest of her life with her. Gauhar is once again putting Sameer as well as her family ahead of her, she has done this before & she is going to do it again.
Jahangir’s entire scenario is uninteresting because it is stagnant & there’s nothing much to it anyways. He is in jail & his father is trying to bail him out. Akbar finally hinted something & Noora couldn’t help but wonder what went wrong that Akbar was finally doing the talk. I so hoped that they will show us the conversation that Akbar & Gauhar had but then they are saving it for another day.
Closing Thoughts – One of The Best Episodes So Far:
Overall, this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb was one of the best episodes so far. Zahid Ahmed’s performance was spellbinding & he was absolutely convincing as the stern & rigid Sameer, as well as the son who was feeling bad for his step-mother. Sameer & Sameera’s conversation was portrayed brilliantly, Sameer feels he has done something to Zoya but then again, it has been left untouched deliberately that he has such tendencies or not. I feel Sameer on his own is not but Sabeeha plays her cards & she makes Sameer do such things, let’s see. Really looking forward to the rest of the story. I do enjoy Dunia & Kashif’s track just as much but it kind of felt nice to have a little break. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb.