Opening Thoughts – Full of Surprises:
Ohkay so, this episode of Khaas was full of surprises, some pleasant ones and some not so pleasant. This drama surely has grabbed the interest of the audience for all the right reasons because it is showing how healthy looking relationships can be so toxic & mentally drain the people involved in it. This subject has never really been explored in the past in such a detailed manner, this is the reason why Khaas has appealed to the masses & has garnered so much of popularity, despite the initial episodes not hitting the right note.
The best aspect of this episode for sure was Saba taking her parents into confidence & confiding in them for the first time. Saba actually has had enough. Saba has tried everything to make this marriage work but Ammar has not really understood Saba’s worth & importance in his life. Saba assured her parents that she has done everything but still this marriage is not working & she had no more reasons to hold onto this relationship which was draining her & taking away the confidence her parents had instilled in her. The first surprise of this episode surely was Faraz’s unexpected reaction to Saba’s claims. I actually thought that just like before, he will tell her that she was wrong but he didn’t & in fact he didn’t let Saba down by telling her that she still had his support. Faraz took me by surprise because for once, he did not question Saba & instead told her that he believed her. This was enough for Saba at that moment because this is what she wanted to hear after being mentally & emotionally abused by Ammar for such a long time.
Nida finally spoke about Saba & Fakhir’s alleged affair in front of her family. She couldn’t contain herself because she is unable to deal with the fact that Fakhir rejected her because of his love for a married woman. Nida was going to speak against Saba eventually so it was good that she finally did but unfortunately, the timing went against Saba one more time. The entire confrontation scene was done brilliantly with everyone not only being involved but also getting enough chance to speak whatever was in their hearts. Saba did speak about Salma & Ammar but just like Saba knew, Ammar manipulated the entire situation & turned it against Saba. Saba has understood the way Ammar’s mind works but still, she has not been able to counter that because she is not cunning like Ammar. Saba also had no idea that her friendship with Fakhir will be questioned out of nowhere, that is why she was caught off guard & didn’t really know how she should respond. Saba has been upfront & honest, she just speaks about things the way she perceives them & she actually expects that others will believe her but she is always proven wrong. Saba thought instead of questioning her, Ammar’s parents will question him about Salma but that didn’t happen because Saba’s honesty was overruled by Ammar’s lies.
Faraz did come to support Saba & question Ammar but after all that he heard, he left Saba alone to deal with this messy situation on her own. This was again something that was expected of Faraz but I still didn’t expect because I thought after his I’ll-be-there-for-you speech, he will stand by his daughter instead of chickening out, but he proved me wrong. Faraz was ashamed & actually thought that Saba could do something like that, Saba could actually cheat on Ammar. This goes to show that even though he feels for Saba, he still thinks Ammar is in the right. Faraz didn’t question Ammar about Salma but instead believed that Saba was actually involved with Fakhir, that is why he asked Kanwal to pardon his daughter’s mistake? What kind of a father is he? Faraz is not helpless, he can support Saba & Saba also can support herself even if she gets divorced but they have showcased the mentality of parents in a very convincing manner, where just for the sake of it, they don’t want their daughters to get divorced & instead expect them to stay in toxic relationships their whole lives. Saba has suffered enough & the only thing she expected from her father especially was to understand her but he proved that she was asking for too much.
Fakhir did feel something was not right but he couldn’t put a finger on it. It is good that the confrontation took place because it would now change the dynamics drastically. It was kind of stagnant seeing Saba & Ammar fight all the time so now it’s high time that the scenario changes. Ammar has promised Salma that he will get married to her, so it will be good to see Ammar paying the price for treating Saba with so much disrespect. Salma is just fascinated with the idea of getting married to Ammar but it is pretty obvious that Salma will not accept Ammar’s demeaning ways. She is not the kind who will put up with Ammar’s misbehavior.
Closing Thoughts – Brilliant Direction:
Overall, this episode of Khaas was very happening. I am relieved that the confrontation took place & things will change. I am keen to see how Ammar & Salma’s relationship will move forward, because they both are just wrongly fascinated but their bubble will burst soon. Everyone acted brilliantly in this episode as well. The direction of Khaas has turned out to be one of the strongest aspects of this drama. Danish Nawaz really has proved that he is a fine director & he can tackle serious scripts better than the comic ones. Danish Nawaz should take more scripts like these & direct them just the way he has directed Khaas. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khaas.
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