Ruqaiyya is going rapidly downhill. Everyday, her behavior is becoming even more difficult to bear. So is her downfall imminent? Hopefully by next Friday, Zeenat will be caught and her involvement in the poisoning of the twins will be exposed.
Zeenat was not able to poison Hussein, as Jalal arrived just then to take the child from her. Gathering that Ruqaiyya would be busy for sometime, Jalal happily took Hussein to the waiting Jodha. She was so thrilled to hold Hussein in her arms and shower all her maternal love on him. Jalal knew he had done the right thing by bringing Hussein to her.
But Ruqaiyya was not one to give in so easily. She immediately marched upto Jodha and took away Hussein on the pretext that he was to be fed. (What is laughable here is that Ruqaiyya seems to go by the clock to decide when Hussein should be fed and how much or rather how long. I mean doesn't Hussein ever get to decide anything - whether he wants to be fed or whether he's had enough? Poor baby is extremely cooperative with his mother's military regime.)
Jalal was burning in anger while Jodha turned away slightly, holding Hussein more tightly, unwilling to let him go. No matter what Jodha says, she cannot help her love from bursting forth and seeking release. Jalal too saw this and was greatly irritated by Ruqaiyya's cheap antics.
Ruqaiyya telling Zeenat that she trusted only her was laughable. What will be Ruq's reaction when she learns of Zeenat's plan?
I liked the Jalal-Jodha talk. Jodha was unwilling to make Ruqaiyya suffer, as she was suffering. Jodha felt that Ruqaiyya truly loved Hussein and wanted him to be safe. But, deep within, her heart did crave for little Hussein. Jalal, who knows Ruqaiyya and Jodha inside out, was ready to break his promise but unwilling to keep Hussein away from Jodha. He was most keen to din it into Ruqaiyya's head that Hussein was Jodha's son, that she had sacrificed a lot so that Ruqaiyya could be happy and therefore Ruqaiyya must appreciate and value Jodha.
I am glad he stopped short of slapping Ruqaiyya but am equally glad that he gave her a good dose today. You were right in your assessment of Jalal and Ruqaiyya and also guessed correctly that Ruqaiyya was given some medicine to make her temporarily ill.
Jalal was angry that Ruqaiyya could trust Zeenat and Khwaja Sheras but not Jodha. Thankfully, Hamida and Salima also piped in. Jalal took the decision himself and promptly walked off with Hussein before Ruqaiyya could say anything further on the topic.
Side note: I didn't see anything resembling a hug when Jalal rushed to Ruqaiyya's side, as she fainted. He was just holding her from falling down. Nor did Jalal grace Ruqaiyya with any "get well soon" hug or forehead kiss today. This should make everyone happy. :)
I didn't see the precap. So can't comment. :(
Zeenat would likely succeed in poisoning Hussein and Ruqaiyya would blame Jodha for Hussein's death. One spoiler says that Jalal too will blame Jodha for Hussein's death. Let's see what is shown next week.
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