Imlie 17 September 2022: Aditya cries telling mentally unstable lady that he couldn’t reach on time to save Imlie. Malini sees Aditya and asks what is he doing here. Lady asks if bahu also came. Malini asks how is she and asks her to give her 2 minutes, she will return and speak to her. Lady notes okay. Malini takes Adi aside and asks what happened to Imlie in Pagdandiya. Adi says he wanted to leave Imlie in Pagdandiya and didn’t want to bring her back to Delhi, he even left for Delhi alone and when he heard people about Imlie’s condition, he didn’t trust them and save her on time. Malini asks why he wanted to leave Imlie in Pagdandiya, she has many opportunities in Delhi.
He says he wanted to get rid off Imlie. She consoles him and says nothing will happen to Imlie.Dev is busy painting when Anu taunts that he got their daughter married to a journalist even after her warning, he brought Imlie back home. He says Imlie had to return back. She says villagers wouldn’t leave city so easily. He asks her not to disturb him as he is busy. She says his favorite Imlie is hospitalized. He worriedly asks if she got infection again. She says she is shot. He gets more worried and asks how is she, let us go to hospital as whole Tripathi family must be there. She stops him and says he is a big celebrity painter and shouldn’t go to meet his daughter’s maid as people would take a wrong meaning. He thinks she is right, he is not related to Imlie and shouldn’t go.
Tripathi family worriedly wait for Imlie outside operation theater. Each family member describe Imlie’s good qualities and their bonding with her. Doctor comes out, and they ask how is Imlie. He says he removed bullet, but her condition is critical and he cannot say anything till evening. Nurse calls him and informs that Imlie got a cardiac arrest. He rushes in and giving debfrillator shocks to Imlie tries to revive her. Family continues panicking for Imlie. Tia brings Imlie’s Seeta maiya idol and says they should pray for Imlie’s life. Whole family prays. Malini with Adi returns and asks him to pray. Adi prays that he will not apologize god for Imlie’s condition and she should listen to everyone’s prayers and get Imlie well.
Doctor continues giving defibrillator shocks multiple times. Family continues praying god. Imlie responds and shakes her fingers. Nurse gives Imlie’s stuff to Malini. Malini picks packet and slowly opens it. Tears roll down Imlie’s eyes and she opens them. Just when Malini about to look into packet, nurse informs that Imlie is awake now and they all can meet her. They all rush into Imlie’s room while Adi thanks god and cries profusely.Family surrounds Imlie and asks how is she. Imlie asks who are they. They are shocked to hear that and describe each one’s identity. She laughs and says she fooled them. Tauji scolds her then smiles. Badimaa says she cannot hit her, but scold.
Aparna asks how did she incur a bullet. Imlie reminisces the incident. Family insists. Imlie says because of her goat Chuari, there was firing between police and naxalities and Chauri got stuck in between, she went to save her and got shot. Adi reminisces Mithi describing what happened. Aparna scolds what would have happened to them if something had happened to her. Imle says sorry. Aparna says she will return to their home after she gets well and will never return to Pagdandiya. Pankaj says they will make her Imlie Tripathi. Doctor asks them to go home and let Imlie rest as too much excitement is not good for her.
Family asks her to take care of her and return to Tripathi house soon and walk away. Malini kisses Imlie’s forehead and takes Adi out. Adi says he will speak to Imlie and return to her. She says okay, but with a smile and calmness. He returns to Imlie and asks if she is fine. She apologizes. He says he came to apologize her instead. She says she returned to Delhi.Imlie apologizes Aditya. Aditya says he should apologize her instead. Imlie says she didn’t want to come back to Delhi from Pagdandiya, but failed; her dadda/Satyakam calls her as shagun’s 1 rs coin, but she is a fake coin.
Adi says fate brought them together again, but she knows that he can only be faithful to Malini. Imlie says she knows, but village’s man cannot leave arrack shop and woman cannot leave her sindhoor; the more she sees him, she feels like throwing sindhoor and mangalsutra, but Pagdandiya doesn’t let her forgo sindhoor and mangalsutra, her country’s age old rituals don’t let her forgo them, Seeta maiya sacrificed her life for sindhoor and doesn’t let her forgo it; she knows he considers Malini as his wife, but she considers him as her husband. He says when he doesn’t accept this relationship, why should they continue. She says she will. He says he will not force her and let everything on her Seeta maiya. He walks away asking her to rest.
Adi with family returns home. Aparna gives Imlie’s bag to Sundar and asks to keep it safely. Sundar drops bag by mistake, and bridal stuff falls out of it. Malini picks toe rings and says only married ladies wear them. Aparna picks bangles. Taiji says what are they doing in Imlie’s bags. Adi reminisces removing them from Imlie. Nidhi says hospital people must have mistakenly given someone else’s stuff. Adi says she is right and he will return them. Malini stops and says a few days ago children found mangalsutra near Imlie’s bed, this must be Imlie’s. Aditya says she is stretching the issue, he will go and return them. Tauji gets worried for Imlie and says something wrong must have happened to her.
Sundar says he is right, this must be belonging to Imlie. Adi angrily asks again why they are stretching the issue, Imlie must have kept them like jewelry as any other girl does. Malini says girls don’t keep mangalsutra and sindhoor as jewelry, village people believe a lot in it and possess it only after marriage. Aparna says Imlie had brought even sindhoor from Pagdandiya, he should question Imlie’s family. Adi says he doesn’t know them much and says he had bought sindhoor for Malini in Pagdandiya, Aparna knows that. Sundar says Imlie’s relatives had come to meet her during Adi’s wedding. Adi scolds and sends him to kitchen.
Family discuss why Imlie didn’t let them meet her family and didn’t Aparna says yes but. Adi says they are Imlie’s employers and not her family that she would discuss her personal issues with them. He angrily walks to his room. Pankaj asks Aparna and other ladies to speak to Imlie and find out her problem as she maybe suffering a bad marriage.Malini returns to her room remembering Imlie’s bridal stuff. Adi hugs her. She says she needs to get up early and take food for Imlie. Adi says he was missing her. She continues speaking about Imlie. He says she should pay attention to her husband also.
She apologizes and starts chatting, but then reminisces Imlie’s stuff and starts that Imlie is married for sure and must be suffering via her husband, she is angry on a man who can trouble Imlie and ransack her. Adi says he is tired and is going for a shower.Next morning, Dev gets food packed by servant. Anu asks why is he packing food. He says he is going to studio and will feed a few kids on the way. Anu gets suspicious.Tripathi family meets Imlie. Nurse complains that Imlie is troubling her since morning. Imlie insists them to take her home. They say she should get well soon.
She asks who will work. Nidhi says they all are doing their chores, so she need not worry. Family drama continues. They offer food for Imlie, but she resists. Malini says she is hungry, so she will have it. She tastes halwa and praises Sundar. Other family members also taste halwa and praise him. Imlie yelling at Sundar tastes halwa and enjoys it. Nidhi says Sundar really has magic in his hands. Pankaj jokes a bit and walks out with men. Aparna signals Taiji to question Imlie about her bridal stuff.