‘Koi Chand Rakh’ moved really fast this week. Stuff is going down in these people’s lives and well they seem pretty okay with it.
So, this episode in a few lines is; Umair is sent away and both families move to have Rabail and Zain married, however, Zain’s romance with ‘Rabail’ (who is actually Nashal) keeps growing. The couple’s nikkah (yes, nikkah) is set instantly and FINALLY, the illusion of the mistaken identity is broken.
Let’s break it down:
Nashal steps up to the challenge and decides to help out Rabail with the whole Umair situation. Her solution; lie to him for the time being about being interested so as to get him to go to university and continue his life. Rabail, of course, fulfilling the motherly love part of her character, feels it’s a bad idea, however, does end up going with it since she cannot have this go on any further. So the plan again was to lie to Umair, have him go away and get married behind his back.
The plan works (surprise surprise) and Umair is packing to leave for university and while packing he asks why Rabail isn’t giving him her usual list of advice for the year. As he goes over the list of things she usually says, it honestly sounds so mother-like. Yes, Umair masks their relationship as cousins, therefore he justifies feeling the way he does about Rabail, but honestly, it is a little creepy, given how motherly Rabail’s love for him has been. But oh well, to each their own, I guess.
Then there’s the whole Zain issue. The man just wants to go to the hospital to see ‘Rabail’ and lo and behold, the day he goes is one of the days Nashal comes to pick up her sister.
This coincides with the time Rabail goes to lie to Umair. As she leaves, she bumps into Zain and this is the first the two almost ‘engaged’ couple see each other. Each finds ‘Rabail’ and is able to woo her, after this meeting he pushes his parents to take his rishta further. They get pushed quite far as Zain and Rabail’s nikkah is set for the upcoming week…yeah. It finally takes Zain to go to her house for shaadi shopping for her to see the real Rabail.
What disappointed me this time was that there was no mention of how Rabail’s family sees her and Umair’s predicament. The last episode ended on a very ‘let’s blame Rabail’ note, but this time there was no mention of it. It would have been interesting to see the family and Rabail butt heads over the issue and how to resolve it. Yes, Nashal’s recommendation was a temporary solution, however, it would have served the show better if there was some discussion (it might have just ended up being useless but still) about how to go about Umair’s feelings. Another thing, Zain’s character is just really shallow. He’s a classic fuckboy and he isn’t showing any chances of improving.
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