I will not dwell too much on the details today. Just a quick recap because I saw most of the episode in mute. Besides which I do not wish to remember the negativity right now.
The episode began where it left on Monday. The warm intimacy between Jodha and Jalal was beautiful. It suffused the atmosphere with tenderness and a deep, protective love that wanted to shield the lovers from the harsh world surrounding them. This was the first time JJ were coming together since Hasan passed away and they were both grieving and trying to heal each other at the same time. The way they wiped each other's tears and the tenderness with which they caressed each other as if to wipe out any last vestiges of hurt and pain from their hearts was bewitching.
Some might feel they should not have spent the night together, leaving Hussein alone with Zeenat and the others. And that they would be filled with guilt always for not being with Hussein that night. But in a way, it was good that they spent the night with each other. They were able to at least partially heal from Hasan's loss.
Jodha wonders at the sensibility of her son for sleeping through the night without waking up his mother. (I also wondered here, if it was possible for a few days old baby to sleep through the night without seeking feed. Or even without being disturbed on account of getting wet, considering there were no diapers.)
The calm, serene scene changes soon into a mournful one. Everyone rushes to Jodha's hojra, hearing her piercing screams early in the morning. Hamida Bano, Gulbadan begum, Salima Begum were silently crying. Jodha was shattered and crying her life out. Bharmal was distressed. (I thought Bharmal had gone back after Ruq's insults but he still appears to be here. Then where is dadisa?
Jalal is in a trance-like state, unable to believe what has happened. His eyes wear a far-away look, full of anguish and anger and shock and unanswered questions.
Only Ruq seems animated enough for all those assembled there. She raves and rants against Jodha, as expected, and I won't go into the details- they are really non-repeatable.
And as usual, not one single soul comes forth to stop her from insulting Jodha.
It is then that the hakima makes a stunning announcement. That Hussein hadn't died of Jodha's negligence but of being fed poison. It is only when this news trickles into Jalal's mind does he ask Moti who had spent the night with Hussein and immediately starts investigating Zeenat's whereabouts.
Jalal asks his men to search for Qasim and Zeenat. Qasim is hiding behind a pillar, thinking to himself that he may be caught anytime soon.
Zeenat is caught and surrounded by KS soldiers. Ruq, holding the corpse of Hussein, tells Zeenat that she believes in "an eye for an eye". I really hope that Ruq doesn't seek the life of Qasim's baby.
I cannot see how Ruq is going to be punished in this whole scheme of things.
You all are welcome to share your views, and discuss the episode...
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