Kader and family watch their novela. Apparently a daughter in law is ruining a family? Kader makes running commentary which annoys Emre. “It’s just a show!” Kader reminds him that the “show” also reflects real life. Emre decides he’s tired and goes to bed. Ismail just wants to watch his show in peace. Kader leaves too. Ismail prays for patience.
Kerim goes to see what I assume is a hench. Nadir was supposed to be dead. Hench swears he was. He saw it! So who the hell is sending these pictures? Hench promises to find out. Kerim promises to ruin him if he doesn’t. Kerim leaves the house and we see he’s being watched.
Neriman asks Fahriye about the new music school. Apparently Sinasi had to sell his car too. Then they go on to talk about Sinasi taking a bullet for Neriman. It was like an action movie. Wow. Sinasi really cares for Neriman. Neriman wonders what the heck she can do about that. Fahriye’s phone rings. It’s Macit and he’s outside on the corner. He has to call Fahriye’s phone because Faiz has Neriman’s (and Fahriye complains she’s starting to feel like Neriman’s secretary.) Macit promises Neriman everything will be over soon. She’ll find out tonight. Neriman reminds him Faiz won’t let her leave the house. Gülter comes in. Fahriye makes enough noise about it that Macit figures out what’s up. He hops into his car and drives away…but who’s that following him? Neriman hopes Macit won’t do anything crazy.
Pelin and Ösgür meet Mr. Bora in a restaurant. She’s surprised he’s interested in an association with Textil Arcaoglu. Apparently TA is exactly the kind of company he looks for. He can help them tremendously. Okaaay.
Kerim and Selim discuss financial woes. The banks are making things hard. The interest has gone up and they can’t get credit anywhere. Selim will figure something out. He tells Kerim to buy some time with the banks. Personally I wouldn’t let Kerim near anything. Wasn’t it his financial decisions that got them into this mess? Or was that Pelin? I’ll blame them both. Selim wants to know where the hell Macit is. He certainly doesn’t seem to care about the company. Kerim calls him. Macit wants to meet with him and Inci at home. Macit has something important to talk to them about.
Fahriye is on her way to work and almost gets run over by a handsome motociclista. Of course they have to fight about who is at fault. Isn’t that how all great romances begin? Fahriye is clearly taken with his handsome face. He is clueless. There’s a motorcycle to be concerned about.
Emre waits outside a building for Asli. When she comes out he demands to know what she’s doing. She’s getting her life together dude!
Of course the music teacher applicant is the handsome motociclista. His name is Arás. Sinasi says Aras has a great resume…too good for this humble music school in fact. Fahriye is left to give him all the details and Sinasi leaves. I guess Sinasi has to go make the schedule since that now falls on him since Rüya is gone.
Emre is so worried about Asli and he can’t live without her and I am going to RPC* (see note below) this because he’s a damn rapist and I don’t care. I do like that Asli tells him she’s going to be independent and take care of the child on her own. I am nervous about Emre’s “he’s my son too” attitude.
Macit comes home (and still being followed) He informs his parents that he will be asking for Neriman’s hand tonight. He would like his parents to be their. They refuse. Ok. So he’ll be going to this pedir la mano as if he doesn’t have parents. That’s not going to stop him. He’s doing this whether they are there or not.
Fahriye is trying to deal with the new music teacher and she is so flustered and nervous! Macit calls her. He needs her to tell Neriman he’s coming over tonight to ask for her hand. Fahriye tells Aras he’s hired and bolts.
Inci has never seen Macit so determined. They tried to keep Macit and Neriman apart, but it didn’t work. Kerim is pissed because Macit is screwing them in regards to Selim and Pelin. Inci thinks Macit should be allowed to make his own decisions. Kerim is all “What?! Let that plebe into the family??” I’m mentally kicking some shins (since I’m trying to turn over a new, less violent, less throat punchy leaf.)
Sinasi goes to check on Neriman. Faiz is tickled to see him. (Shin kick) Sinasi goes upstairs. Neriman thanks Sinasi for risking his life for her. She painted a picture of him. He got her an application for a new art school that’s opening. She tells Sinasi that Faiz won’t let her leave the house. Sinasi offers to talk to Faiz. (Shin kick.) Fahriye walks in. Sinasi excuses himself so Fahriye can get to the chisme. Neriman freaks out.
Zehra and Nezahat argue about the wedding. The doorbell rings. It’s Asim.
Macit is busy buying a silver tray. Neriman is freaking out about him coming to ask for her hand. She borrows Fahriye’s phone and calls Macit. Macit is resolute. He’s doing this. He’s coming over to ask for her hand and if her family doesn’t accept they’ll just figure out what to do. Neriman hangs up and tells Fahriye “we’re ruined.”
The old man is watching Macit. He gets a phone call. Someone informs our stalker that everything is going according to plan and they will hand “it” over soon.
That “it” is a photo of a young Inci and Kerim with another man. Inci and Kerim both get a copy. They are distressed.
Pelin and Mr. Bora run into Kerim. Bora looked shocked to me? Kerim maybe looked distracted. Anyway…Perlin makes introductions. Kerim is brusque and moves on.
Inci looks at the picture and cries over “Nadir”.
Asim wants to know why Nezahat jumped out of the car. Then he asks her about saying she didn’t love Cihan as a brother. She claims she doesn’t remember that. She got hit on the head you know. She doesn’t think they should rush the wedding. Asim starts to tell her if she doesn’t want to rush the wedding…but Nezahat interrupts him. No, it’s just Sinasi was touch and go for a while and they just shouldn’t rush things. Asim assures her they’ll have the wedding when she’s ready. That would be never Asim.
Pelin introduces Bora to Kerim as their new associate. Kerim is pretty surprised. Can he have a word with Pelin alone? Apparently she went and did this without asking anyone? She sold shares to him? Ay! Pelin gets a call and she excuses herself and heads to her office. She arranges to meet with someone. Duygu eavesdrops and hears Pelin saying goodbye to Mr. Erdinc. Duygu wonders why on earth Pelin would be talking to the dude that kidnapped Macit.
Gulter and Cemal make small talk. Kader walks up and starts whining about how bad the neighborhood is getting. Shootings and stuff! Gülter excuses herself. Something smells bad. Kader tells Cemal Gülter should worry about the bad smell at her own house. Cemal and I roll our eyes.
Neriman and Fahriye wait nervously in the living room. Faiz is reading the paper or a philosophy book or whatever. Fahriye tells Neriman to talk to Faiz. All Neriman can manage to do is tell Faiz she and Fahriye are going upstairs. Sahika knows something is up and follows them, she gets upstairs just in time to hear Fahriye talking about Macit coming to ask for Neriman’s hand.
*RPC- previously the Recapper’s Privilege Card, but I think I’m changing that to Recapper’s Pass Card. This can be used to take a pass on any content not worth recapping due to the asco que me da.
Asli and Sinasi go to the lawyer’s office.
Sr. Sali brings Macit the scarf and backpack that Neriman left. Macit remembers the good, snuggly times before Pelin arrived.
Sahika wonders if Neriman can’t stop thinking about Pelin. Neriman did look like she was stewing. Sahika brings up a good point…Neriman has her past with Sinasi and Macit had to get over that. Now Neriman will have to get over the fact that Macit had past relationships too. Personally I think things are a little different for Neriman since she’s thinking Macit had a sexual relationship with Pelin.
Kader whines about her injuries and hurting. The nosy ladies of the neighborhood show up to tell her Zehra is going to apologize. Kader is not going to forgive Zehra. Zehra should be in jail. Ismail and Emre both tell her to cut it out. Even the nosy crew thinks Kader should forgive Kader. Emre is most concerned about Asli coming back to live with him….that doesn’t set will with Kader. Emre swears all he cares about is the baby. Ismail is totally fed up. Can I ‘ship Ismail and Zehra?
Santi lobbies for prayer. If Nicole prays to the Virgen, then maybe la Morenita can help them find Nicole’s father. Santi knows where a big Virgen is. He and his family have gone to pray to her. She’s always answered his prayers. They should go visit Her and pray. Surely Nicole can find her dad! Lucy must have picked up a vibe because she flings off one of her shoes and asks Santi to retrieve it. Then she flings off the other shoe. Triangle in the making? Please show….don’t make Lucy a tween villana.
When Cihan comes to pick Fahriye up from Neriman’s house, he wants to know what Macit did with Sinasi.