Ohkay so, what a brilliant episode of Yakeen Ka Safar tonight. What I loved & enjoyed the most about this episode was how the emotions were portrayed, starting from emotions of a mother to emotions of a man who felt a bit jealous seeing the lady he likes, sharing a hearty laugh with a male colleague, like there were so many moments in this episode that were portrayed beautifully & made this entire episode a treat to watch. After a very long time I felt that the writer & the director had the grip on the story & most importantly the characters because now they were actually looking real & relate-able, it shows what emotions if portrayed rightly can do to the characters & impact the story!
Gaiti’s decision of joining the hospital came as a pleasant surprise to everyone because all those who love Gaiti always wanted her to move on & do something with her life. The entire credit definitely goes to Zubiya & it was good seeing Asfand’s mother acknowledging the fact that it was Zubiya who convinced Gaiti. I must say I loved the way Zubiya warmly welcomed Gaiti, their friendship is one of the best aspects of the story & that particular scene came as a reminder that Zubiya & Gaiti were true friends who emotionally supported each other & now one was empowering the other.
So, the moment Gaiti joined the hospital, we heard a conversation about Dr. Haroon & his future where he should get married again. I totally ship Gaiti & Haroon together because obviously they would make a great reel-life couple as well. So, finally Asfand’s liking for Zubiya went a notch higher, that is why his reaction after seeing Zubiya with Haroon along with the red flower evoked such a reaction from him. Even though Asfand tries to avoid Zubiya whenever he is around people but it was interesting to see how he casually shares a sentence or two when they are together in privacy. It was interesting to see that out of all the people, Dr. Shehroz could sense what Asfand was feeling & despite his harsh behavior towards Zubiya, he could still feel there was something going on especially from Asfand’s side. Dr. Shehroz’s smile said it all & it was beautiful.
Coming towards the best part of tonight’s episode, Asfand’s mother & her stance regarding Faryal’s arrival. Even before she had a heart-to-heart conversation with Asfand, I knew why she was reacting this way. It was quite obvious that Faryal’s mention reminded her of Daniyal, the son that she has lost & all the bitter memories of how his reputation was tarnished, how even his own relatives especially Faryal’s family believed that he was guilty of all the charges placed on him. Even though Usman tried to calm her down but like she said, being a mother of two sons who were hurt by Faryal & her family, it wasn’t easy for her to let go of the past. For the first time I loved how Usman with so much of surety shared his perspective about Asfand as if he really understood his son. All this while we saw that for Usman, Daniyal was everything & there was this distance between Usman & Asfand especially after Daniyal’s death, but for the first time I felt the void was filled & now Usman was just as proud of Asfand as he was proud of Daniyal. Usman’s claim that Asfand despite liking Zubiya will not easily accept it was spot on because this is exactly what Asfand was struggling with, he has started liking Zubiya but is finding it hard to come to terms with it & give it some meaning. Similarly, Usman’s claim that Asfand will welcome Faryal without any hesitation was spot on too but this time around, his wife also had a point as she knew that Asfand has gotten used to keeping his emotions bottled up, that is why she was feeling more distressed that Asfand won’t get a chance to share what he must be feeling upon hearing about Faryal. I absolutely loved the conversation that Asfand & his mother had, where she wanted him to give words to every single feeling that he had regarding Faryal but Asfand proved Usman right & let her know that he was unaffected. Obviously, it wasn’t completely true, Asfand is still hurt but yes, he has gracefully moved on & has learned a lot to now feel anything for her!
Faryal & her selfish reason! The way her eyes were stuck on Asfand when he showed up was enough to know that she came here with only one intention, which is to rekindle her relation with him because now she is divorced. It was interesting how in such a small scene they once again made it obvious that Faryal was only thinking about herself & no one else because she wanted Asfand to immediately know that she is a victim seeking for emotional support from him especially.