Ahh, Mustafa… do you really think it’s that simple to get rid of Vedat?  After 24 episodes of his heinous acts?  Do you think Tahir and Mithat will let you condemn yourself to prison for murder?  Hayir!

I think I gave up when Mustafa ordered Vedat to dig his own grave, but Vedat throws down the pick and sits on the coffin with Mustafa for a little chat. The writers have pulled this “gun to the head” for the Kaleli boys too often for it to have any effect.  The Kalelis are “good,” Vedat is “evil” but “good” never wins because their conscience or sense of rightness will not allow them to kill.   Despite Vedat’s taunting, Tahir will only snarl and then beat up his nemesis while Mustafa looks on.

Mother Saniye is busy doing what she does best… berating Asiye and Berrak for not doing housework.  She even enlists attorney Esma to clean the rice.  When Esma confirms that the DNA results prove Ceylan is not Nefes’s daughter, that she is adopted, Berrak is shocked.  She can’t believe that her parents had adopted a child she always thought her blood sister.  She foolishly wants to ask Vedat, the man who tortured her and killed her father, why her parents took a deaf child and pretended she was theirs.  Does the truth matter at this point? More to the point, would Vedat answer her?

Tahir wants to turn himself into the authorities for killing Vedat, but, of course, we know Vedat will not die.  After a lengthy argument with Mustafa about his guilt, Tahir leaves to meet Nefes at Esma’s office, presumably to find out more about Ceylan, but first, they must get Yigit from school.  Yigit has kicked a child because the boy laughed at him.  At the Kaleli home, Komisar Mithat comes to tell Mustafa that he has been reassigned to another district, and they ponder whether Vedat had something to do with this. Of course, Mithat doesn’t know what Tahir did with Vedat because Mustafa has maintained their innocence to him.

Turkan is turned away again from visiting her daughter Nazar at Vedat’s house, but this time, she threatens to bring her husband Cemil.   She muses that maybe those stories of Vedat’s harsh treatment of Nefes are true.  Such insight!  Cemil accompanies Turkan back to Vedat’s house to find Nazar dressed and prepared to serve tea, but when last we saw her, she was beaten, chained and refusing food. How do we account for the change?  Does it have something to do with Vedat?

Yigit, the embodiment of innocence in this angry world, has been protected by his limited family environment.  Now that he’s in school, he learns that his peers are not as patient and protective… in fact, they laugh at him and his temper flares.  To mollify an angry Yigit, Tahir says they will have a family picnic and he’ll teach Yigit how to make a kite.  In truth, Tahir plans this to enjoy his family for the last time before he turns himself into the police.  Osman Hoca’s sermon at Friday night prayer service adds more weight to his burden of guilt.

The family picnic is a healing moment for Yigit, Tahir, Ali and Esma.  The kite flies, memories are made and a marriage proposal is accepted.  What can possibly spoil this lovely, happy moment?  Yes, you guessed it… Murat’s unhappiness, Nazar’s heartbreak, Berrak’s anguish, Tahir’s guilt and plenty of trouble when Mustafa discovers an empty grave.  Who has saved Vedat?  I know… don’t you?

Now it’s time for Vedat’s action.  Unlike Tahir, Vedat has said he would commit any crime to get Nefes back because he “loves” her more than anything or anyone.  He has said that Tahir is a coward because his fear of prison is greater than his love for Nefes, and since he (Vedat) has no fear, he is prepared to strike back.  He does. . .with unexpected consequences.

Who will help Tahir and Nefes?  What will Vedat do now that he has wrecked vengeance?  Will Murat continue to take chances to see Nazar?  Can he save Nazar from Vedat’s cruelty?  Will her parents learn the truth about Nazar’s marriage?  Has Yigit learned a lesson about misbehaviour at school? Will Mithat’s official reassignment affect the safety of the Kaleli family?  The saga goes on.


Written By – Susan Watson


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