From start to end, this episode was flawless. The dialogues, the execution, the sparing use of background music, the actors par excellence, could this possibly be the greatest drama bar none? We are nothing without our relationships and Pyarey Afzal has brought our attention back to the very foundation of our existence- our family. Ruqaiyyah Begum's naraazgi lasted only a few seconds- Kaun ho tum? Dekh kya rehey ho? Abba ka sunkar agaye ho aur Abba ki sunay baghair chaley gaye? Bara admi banney gaya tha k****** aya toh itna chota hai apna beta dhoondna parrahaa hai! Yasmeen's presence softened her further and she wasted no time welcoming her into her heart.
Molvi Sahab was equally pleased with Yasmeen- coconut ke biscuit churaney ayi ho tum? How adorable are these “Allah waley log”? Yeh hamarey paas rehney aye hai toh bas phir reh jao hamarey paas. Not the slightest pretense, they love without any prejudices. They wouldn't be wrong if they were to hold a grudge against Yasmeen but instead, Ruqaiyyah was surprized that her Afzal found himself a girl- ek number ka gunda hai yeh- tumhe bhi murder kar dega! Molvi Sahab was still upset with Afzal- jaisa bhi hai, tarap toh raha hoga! Woh 7 mahiney baad roraha hai, hum 7 mahiney se roh ro rahey hein. Uska maatha chumu, ussey pyaar karo, duaaein dekar rukhsath kardo! Kambakht saamney agaya toh phir yaad aney lagey gi.
Afzal's interaction with Farah's yektarfa mangaitar was awkward but amusing nonetheless. Waise toh mei doctor houn lekin yakeen ki jiye iss waqt mera haal marizon se bhi ziada bura hai! He was curious to know about the mystery khat likhne wali and Afzal admitted woh kisi aur ko milgayi. Hamza Ali Abbasi has proved his brilliance time and again with every facial twitch and has mastered the look of the lovelorn hero.
Farah was unable to control her inner green-eyed monster and this time around, other than cussing, she decided to take matters in her own hand- ab dekhte hein kismey kitna hai dum! Tabiyat theek hai meri, Iraadey theek nahin and she dropped the bomb on Sabtain- Sunday ko baraat na ayi na toh phir tum apney ghar pe behtna ya phir apney sarey huey clinic pe. What's so special about Sunday? Besides the fact that it happens to be my birthday (true story), it was the date of their engagement. However, fueled by anger and resentment, Farah now wants to see if Afzal would go all the way and marry Yasmeen on the date she has decided to get married. Dum hai to muqabla karkey dikhai. Farah still sees this as a competition- little does she know, she's fighting to keep her sanity intact! She has managed to cause herself more harm than she realizes. Sabtain's session with his patient was hilarious- this is probably a glimpse of his own future methinks. His narrative about the haathi and the possibility of him riding it on the baraat was nothing short of epic.
Molvi Sahab's return home was not without further drama. With Afzal at the door, Sheikh Sahab tried to play the devil's advocate- Ek baar bulakey pochiye, uskey moun se suniye ke woh haqq mein hai ya batil par. Ruqaiyyah's blackmailing always gets the work done- Mat bhuliye Molvi Saheb, baap aur molvi ki larai mein molvi ko shikast-e-faash hochuki hai. Ek bechari maa ka dam nikal jayega. And finally, Afzal was back to his roots with strong instructions to remain away from his father. But Yasmeen managed to get him to come around- iss mohabbat ki siyasat se dil bhar gaya hai. Bula lo uss maa ke Afzal ko! Let's see how Afzal utilizes his stipulated 2 minutes with his Abba. Farah felt the sudden urge to go over and congratulate Yasmeen on her recent engagement since thori bohut dosti hai and also return Molvi uncle wali anghooti! Farah is on a suicide mission and it will be exciting to see her come face-to-face with Afzal!
What did you think about this episode? Did you enjoy the reunion? I think we have plenty more to go so Tham ke rahein, lagta hai abhi bhi kaafi kuch hona baqi hai!