Imlie 4 February 2023: Inebriated Aditya breaks his and Imlie’s photo frame and says its weak like their relationship. Aparna slaps him and says he was their family’s pride and it broke today; she should have slapped him when he brought Imlie as a servant or when he didn’t trust Imlie or when he let her leave their house, remembering the incidents, and says if she had slapped him that day, this photo would have been intact. She continues tongue lashing him and says Imlie is right and her son wrong, so she prays Devi maa to take Imlie on a path where she gets good people who trust and love her and she takes decisions for herself and not others. She walks away saying that. Malini tries to help Adi. Pankaj stops her and says they will manage. Malini thinks her plan worked and Adi hates Imlie now.
Imlie lying on her bed looks at Adi’s pics in her mobile and remembering their fight thinks until Malini is between them and with him, she will not return to him. Next morning, she gets ready for office and notices Narmada praying god. She further notices an insect on Arvind’s photo garland and trying to remove it pulls garland down. She tries to refix garland on photo and falls down. Aryan enters and refixes garland. Imlie apologizes him and says she was trying to shoo an insect away and dropped garland by mistake. He pulls her duppata, cleans photo with it, and says he looks at profit as a businessman, but when its about family, he doesn’t look at profits. She asks then what he looks at. He warns her to mind her own business without bothering him and his family and walks away wiping her forehead sweat with her dupatta.
Narmada notices that and asks Imlie if she is fine. Arpita joins her and they both get angry on Aryan. Imlie says if Aryan was corrected by them in childhood, he wouldn’t have been so rude. Narmada says he was not rude before. Imlie continues her jokergiri and says they should learn to ignore him and hit him in his back whenever he does a mistake. Arpita says looks like she corrects many people. She says her babusaheb, then changes topic. They both request her to correct Aryan if she can. She agrees.
Imlie walks out of house and gets emotional seeing a bike, remembering Adi. Aryan stops his car in front of her and asks her to get in soon as he is getting late for office. She ignores him blabbering and walks. He brakes his car, and dirt splashes and falls on her feet. She picks his pocket square and cleaning her feet throws it away, continues her jokergiri and blabbering commenting his rash driving and says she can drive her village’s tractor better than him. He gets out of driver’s side and asks her to drive. She gets in and asks if he doesn’t love his life, she loves her life though. He asks her to just drive. She presses wrong buttons. He asks her to fix her seatbelt and drive. She starts driving.
Malini brings lime juice for Adi and doesn’t find him in his room. She asks Nishant, and he jokes on her and says he went to office. She asks how can Adi go to work in this condition. Rupali says its hangover and they know how to correct it, she should think of herself as Adi has his family to take care of him. She warns her to stop acting as Adi’s friends as they know she is trying to create misunderstanding between Adi and Imlie. Malini says she is overthinking and taunts her to have lime juice and cool her mind, leaving Rupali frustrated.
Imlie nervously drives car very slowly. A biker taunts if she driving a bullock cart. Imlie yells at Aryan that he lied its like a tractor, but its a closed box and she cannot see anything around, etc. He says if she needs to succeed in life, she needs to be confident and trust herself. She drives normally and gets happy that this car can drive faster than her tractor.
Imlie excitedly drives car with her commentary irritating Aryan. She says his arrogance will not less if he slaps for her. He says her IQ has lessened. She claps herself leaving steering. He warns her to don’t dare do that and says he will deduct her whole salary if something happens to his car. She says she will not let even a scratch on his car and parks car in office parking lot. Adi also reaches there and gets jealous noticing that, remembering her growing closeness to Aryan. Aryan asks her to pick his bag and follow him. She says its not her job. He says whatever he orders is her job and walks away. She picks his bag. Adi walks to her and taunts that she became Aryan’s employee first, then tenant, then driver and personal assistant, looks like she is finding new ways to befriend her boss. She says he used to be happy with her small achievements, but now feels lost with her big wins. She enters office. Her colleagues gossip with her on a celebrity’s marriage. Adi asks them to discuss sports, farmers’ agitation, and other news; they should concentrate on real issues than page 3 trash as their boss is not their house owner or friend, they should concentrate on becoming a good journalist. Imlie thinks he is criticizing her and thinks she is bad, how could he.
Anu asks Malini if she is not afraid of Imlie trying to get closer to Adi again. She says he should have seen Adi’s condition yesterday, remembering his inebriated blabbering, and says Aryan’s entry in their lives is enough to separate them; she is worried if Rupali breaks her drawer and takes her broken mobile. Radha enters with tea for them and seeing drawer keys asks where did she get keys from. Anu yells these are her locker keys and not her cheap drawer keys. Radha walks away. Malini relaxes and says that was too close. Anu says she is close to her win and before they doubt her, she should take mobile from drawer and destroy it.
Aryan reviews Adi’s work and his work is commendable, but there is no challenge in same job, hence is he ready for a new challenge. Adi says a person sitting at desk whole day will not understand his work, his work positively changes people’s lives. Aryan remembering Arvind’s death due to Adi’s wrong reporting says not necessarily, his controversial articles have harmed people’s lives and even news paper’s profit. Imlie walks in. Aryan says people says Imlie’s reporting style is different and she writes down biggest articles easily, her last front page article got profits to their newspapers, hence she will assist Adi in his next assignment which is interviewing Bollywood superstar Pooja Oberoi’s interview. Adi says he will not do that assignment as he doesn’t want to be pushed back to page 3.
Aryan asks if he has problem with the interview or intern. Adi says he will not compromise his journalism. Aryan says he will not compromise his newspaper profits, Adi works for an organization and himself is not an organization, so he has to follow its rules. Adi reminds Imlie that she has to follow his orders as an assistant and walks away.Aparna informs Tripathis that Imlie is covering Bollywood actress Pooja Oberoi’s interview and invited them all for the press conference. Family rejoices hearing that. Aparna says Imlie remembers that Pooja is Radha’s favorite actress and asked her to wear her golden color sari for the conference. Radha says Imlie remembers their minute details.
Aparna says Imlie brings smile in their lives. Malini says they forgot Adi’s contribution and forgot to appreciate Adi. Rupali taunts that outsiders are appreciating Adi a lot, she shouldn’t accompany them if she has problem with Imlie. Senior excitedly rush to get ready. Malini says even she wants to go and check. Anu asks her not to miss golden chance and shows drawer key.Imlie with Adi visits conference venue and feels excited. Adi says its a fake world and heroine is bothered about only herself. Heroine walks in yelling at arrangements. Imlie gets mesmerized with her beauty. Reporters question about her outfit, her new movie, her favorite scene and song, etc.
Imlie asks what kind of questions are these. Adi says people interviewing are stupid and he is made part of it. He questions Pooja about drought around Delhi and farmers problems. She asks what rubbish. He says he is not interested in her outfit and personal life and asks what has she done for human welfare. Pooja walks away fuming. Imlie gives Adi moral gyaan and says one is expert in one subject and novoice in other subject, so he should do his job faithfully as his expertise is a novoice for others. He says she is supporting her and walks away frowning. She thinks she will take interview at any cost.