“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” – Rumi.  Perhaps the lack of patience is Eda’s biggest fault.  She endured two months of separation from Serkan after the accident and another two months of trying desperately to have him remember their love.  When at last his memory was restored, she chose to believe a lie without question.  She was prepared to leave him because of what she considered the “right” thing to do, without considering Serkan’s truth or his opinion.  Eda “looked at the thorn but she didn’t see the rose.”

A reprise of Episode 36 shows Serkan waiting impatiently for Eda to arrive at the party, and their friends and families anticipating a joyous moment at the official engagement. With the ring tucked into his jacket pocket and words of love on the tip of his tongue, Serkan was prepared to promise his life to her when Eda approached him.  Eda, however, was not ready.  Having just come from Selin’s apartment where Selin confirmed her pregnancy, Eda has impatiently made several assumptions: 1. Selin was telling the truth. 2. Serkan was the father of the child. 3. Selin should not raise the child alone (even though she said she would). 4. Her love for Serkan was an impediment to the well-being of the child. 5. Serkan should be a hands-on father.  6. If she was around, Serkan would not be the father he should be.  7. Every child should grow up with two parents.  8. Maybe Serkan would marry Selin to provide a “family” for the child, regardless of what or how Serkan thought of the matter.   9. She feels bound to honor Selin’s request that Serkan not be told about the pregnancy.  So, with Serkan on bended knee and holding out a beautiful engagement ring, Eda calmly says, “No, I cannot marry you.  I’m not in a position to make that decision.” She turns and leaves the room.

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Ah, Eda, where is your foresight?  You see only the thorn.  Eda insists on leaving the party and leaving Serkan with no explanation.  He is totally confused, the friends and families are befuddled, and the evening is lost to the unexplainable.  

Eda is at home coping with her misery when Serkan arrives and tries to talk to her, but again, she spurns his attempts by saying she’s tired and life doesn’t always work the way one wants.  Serkan leaves just as Melo comes in.  Melo advises Eda to go to bed to avoid having to explain her actions to Ayfer and Ceren.

Early the next morning Serkan comes again to talk, but Eda gets Melo to answer the door and tell him she’s not at home.  After Serkan leaves, Eda reluctantly agrees that she must go to the office because there will be a meeting with Mr. Kemal even though she doesn’t want to go.

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  At the office, Serkan is totally confused about Eda’s behavior,and Engin and Piril can’t calm his temper or offer advice.  He calls Selin to ask if she has said or done something to upset Eda, but Selin deflects a direct answer by suggesting that she has no desire to talk to Eda.  Later, as Eda arrives at the office, Selin calls Eda and tells her that she accepts that Serkan loves her (Eda), and as long as he loves her (Eda), he will not accept her (Selin) or the child.  In the meantime, Melo has told Ceren that Selin is pregnant.

Aydan, at home, is practicing her punches on a picture of Kemal that she has attached to Serkan’s punching bag.  Given that Aydan was so flirtatious and aggressive in her pursuit of Chef Alex, it’s a little difficult to understand why she is so opposed to seeing or speaking with Kemal, a man she once loved.  Ayfer arrives and annoys Aydan with her interference.  When Ayfer says she’s going to talk to Serkan, Aydan decides that she’s going, too.

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When Eda enters the office, Serkan once again expresses his love for her, but Eda cannot respond.  She leaves him and goes to Melo where she declares that it’s too hard to be near the person she loves without responding to him or being able to approach him.  They go to the coffee room where Ceren has just brewed fresh coffee.  Ceren says Melo has told her about Selin and she posits that Selin may not be telling the truth.  Ceren says she saw Selin take some medicine and throw the empty bottle in the trash.  The medicine had ingredients that were not to be ingested if a woman was pregnant. They decide to investigate Selin’s office to see if there is any evidence of her pregnancy.

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Mr. Ates and Mr. Kemal Atesh have come for the meeting about the project and Serkan suggests that there may be several points that need clarification.  Mr. Ates says they can schedule another time to examine the project, but Eda says she thinks they can agree now.  Before another word is spoken, Aydan, Ayfer, and Seyfi interrupt.  Aydan is shocked to see Mr. Kemal at the table.  They leave, Serkan says Selin will not come to the meeting, and Ceren leaves to start the investigation of Selin’s office.  She and Melo find a copy of Selin’s positive pregnancy test.

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After the meeting, Aydan follows Kemal to the door, telling him to promise to stay away from Serkan, but Kemal refuses to promise.  Upon Aydan’s return to the room, Serkan wants to know how his mother would know Kemal, a question not answered because Ayfer interrupts, saying the she wants to talk about what happened the night before.  Ayfer says Eda is tired and upset, especially with Deniz for his deceitful behavior.  The mention of Deniz’s name coincides with Deniz coming into the office and sets off Serkan’s anger.  Serkan is ready to attack Deniz but he’s stopped by Seyfi, Engin and Erdem.  When the brief melee is over, Serkan takes Eda by the hand and they leave the office.

They go to Serkan’s house to be alone and talk, but Eda refuses to explain anything.  She says they should do something together.  Finally, Serkan asks if she’s hungry, she says yes, and they make a pizza together.  It’s a nice throwback to one of the earlier episodes where they prepared a salad together at Serkan’s house on the Bolat estate.  Meanwhile, Ceren, Melo and Ferit have coffee at a local restaurant.  It seems that they have discussed Selin and Deniz, but it’s not clear if Ferit told them what he knows.

The next morning Eda confesses that she doesn’t want to give up Serkan in spite of what she has done.  Melo says she must think of this as a game.  Deniz calls and Eda reluctantly takes his call even though he’s the last person she would ever want to hear.  He tells her that Selin is up to something, but he doesn’t know what.  He just knows that she’s playing a game to separate her and Serkan.  

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When Melo and Eda arrive at the office, Ceren tells them Selin is in her office “pretending” to work.  The three women decide they will follow Selin throughout the day.  Eda goes to the big office where Serkan is searching various tropical resorts for a romantic getaway.  She sees a gift he has brought for her at the end of the long conference table.  It’s the original copy of The Little Prince that his father gave him.  This gift is the dearest expression of Serkan’s love for Eda and she knows it.  At a very personal and loving moment between Serkan and Eda, Leyla comes in to tell Eda that she has to join Melo and Ceren for “their appointment at the beauty salon.”  Serkan doesn’t want the loving moment to be lost, but Eda understands the message and leaves to go with the girls.  Serkan is suspicious when he sees Selin leave followed by the three women.

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They follow Selin to a hospital where she meets with a doctor.  When Selin leaves the office with the doctor for another room, Ceren sneaks in and goes through records on the office computer, but she can’t find a listing for patient Selin.

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At the office, Serkan receives a call from Ayfer about a family dinner the next evening that she and Aydan have planned.  That invitation ruins his plans for a romantic getaway with Eda, but he feels he must do everything to make Eda happy and restore Ayfer’s faith in their relationship.  After the call, he decides that he will pick up Eda from the beauty salon.  When he calls her, she says they have decided to have lunch, but he finds her at the hospital where Ceren said they had come because Eda had a fever.  He takes her to his house where he prepares tea for her and makes her rest.  Melo calls Eda to say that she and Ceren have followed Selin to a restaurant where she appears to have had several drinks, a no-no for a pregnant woman.  They do not believe she’s pregnant.  Eda says she will confront Selin the next day.

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Mr. Kemal sits at a table in a restaurant alone, remembering the things he and Aydan said to each other in their previous relationship.  He calls Aydan and asks her to join him, but she refuses.   She tells Ayfer and Seyfi that he disappointed her once before and she’s afraid Kemal will do it again.

The next morning Eda, Melo and Ceren wait outside Selin’s house.  When Selin gets in her car, Eda jumps in the front seat.  Eda accuses Selin of lying about the pregnancy, but Selin says she doesn’t have to explain herself because she knows Serkan loves Eda and he doesn’t have to know about the child.  Eda says if she’s playing a game, she’s lost it because she can’t break them up.  Selin faints, the girls take her to the hospital where a doctor confirms that Selin is pregnant.  

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Aydan decides to meet with Kemal because Ayfer and Seyfi have convinced her that Kemal loves her, and she admits she still has feelings for him.  They meet at the restaurant they used to frequent.  She especially doesn’t want Serkan to know that she and Kemal were once lovers.  She’s afraid Serkan may want to more know about her previous life.  As she leaves Kemal, she admits to herself that she still loves Kemal.

That evening Serkan, Aydan and Seyfi go to Ayfer’s for a family dinner.  Everyone eats and seems happy except Eda who is quiet and unhappy.  (I’m sorry but at this point, I think Eda is wallowing in self-pity, and in the process, she is destroying everyone’s mood.  She is especially selfish even though she THINKS she’s being magnanimous for the sake of a child).  When Serkan excuses himself from the table to go to the restroom, he goes to Eda’s room and sees his photo with darts in it.  He tries to talk to Eda, but she references the past and says some things can’t be forgotten.  When she comes downstairs, she tells Serkan that Selin is pregnant. . .with his child.

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Serkan immediately denies the accusation and goes to Selin’s house.  He asks Selin if she’s pregnant and she admits it.  He says, “How?  There was nothing between us.  It’s impossible.”  Selin asks him if he’s forgotten?  She implies that they had a sexual relationship while they were in Slovenia, and he doesn’t seem to deny it.  He says, “. . .and now I’m a father.”  Selin says they will talk about it later since he IS the father of the child, after all.  (Strange as hell. . .if they had sex while they were living in that little Slovenian village, she would have to be at least 3 to 4 months pregnant, not 4 to 6 weeks.)

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The next morning Serkan charges into the office and has a major temper-do because Eda doesn’t answer her phone.  He blows up at Leyla, Engin and Piril when they come in.  He tells Engin and Piril that Selin is pregnant and Eda has broken up with him.  He leaves the office abruptly and goes to Eda.  He explains that he doesn’t know how he can be the father of her child, but he will try to find out.  He doesn’t want to lose her and he will find an answer, but he asks Eda to come to him that evening.  Later that evening, she decides she will spend one last night with him.

Serkan prepares a beautiful meal for them with lots of candles and flowers to create a romantic atmosphere.  Eda, wearing a revealing black “slip” dress, comes with Sirius.  Serkan appreciates how sexy she looks, telling her he likes her dress.  He says she shouldn’t worry because they will overcome all the problems.  Eda says she doesn’t want to talk about problems this evening.  He offers her food and drink and an invitation to go to Paris.  He says he wants to get lost in Montmartre with the woman he loves.  After a spirited conversation about Paris, they dance, and spend a few quiet hours being close to each other.  Eda is very contemplative.

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Meanwhile Aydan pays Selin a visit to tell her she will support her decision to have a child.  Selin, ahh, clever Selin, tells Aydan that she needs her advice.  Should she have an abortion?  After all, she has Aydan’s grandchild in her belly.  Aydan declines to interfere with whatever Selin may decide.

The next morning Serkan discovers that Eda is gone, but she has left a note for him.  She writes that she is leaving, not him but herself.  She does not want to be the woman who comes between him and his child. She asks only that he keep her in his heart and forgive her.  He should not look for her or follow her.  Eda remembers the words she wrote as the taxi pulls up at the airport.

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Selin answers her doorbell to find Deniz standing there.  He comes in and asks Selin if she wants to tell him something.  When she doesn’t answer, he says he heard Ayfer talking about her pregnancy.  He wants to know if he is the father of the child.  Selin tells him not to ask questions, but he wants to know how many weeks.  She tells him that Serkan and Eda have broken up; if he plays his card right, he may have a chance with Eda.  Selin is a despicable woman.

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Serkan goes to Ayfer’s house to find Eda, but she’s not there.  Melo doesn’t want to tell him where she is, but she does anyway because she talks too much and adores Eda.  I cannot abide her.  Neither she nor Erdem are funny, even though they represent the comedy.  

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 Serkan heads for the airport.  As Eda goes through the security line and the passport area, she constantly looks back as though she expects someone to follow her.  That’s so Eda. . .she does what she wants, using people to advance her purposes, thinking only of herself, and constantly expecting to be the center of attention.  Why would she abandon Serkan only to expect him to follow her so she can refuse him one more time?

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Eda finds the gate for her flight to NYC and settles into a seat near the window. She takes The Little Prince  from her carryon and cries a little bit.  As Serkan races through the airport, Eda’s flight is called and she moves to the boarding line, but halfway through the passenger bridge, she turns around and returns to the gate reception area.  Apparently, she has changed her mind about leaving. At the same time, Serkan is having a fainting spell at the passenger line of the passport area.  Before he blacks out,  he sees Eda and calls her name.  When he falls to the floor, Eda has turned at the sound of her name, sees him falling, and rushes to him.

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Funny about rom-coms. . .everybody is happy but the leading couple, Serkan and Eda.  Ceren and Ferit appear reconciled, Erdem and Leyla have decided to date, Engin is madly in love with his pregnant wife Piril,  Aydan has decided she still has feelings for Kemal who definitely still loves her, and Deniz is almost certain he is the father of Selin’s baby, a suspician he accepts seriously even though she won’t admit it.  Now, if Chef Alexander would make amends with Ayfer, and Seyfi would decide that Melo is just his kind of special friend, the dizi world would be complete.  




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