Bade Acche Lagte Hain: Will Ram Kapoor and Priya live happily ever after?

So the star-crossed lovers, also husband and wife, have finally met. What happens next? We find out….

Ram Kapoor and his estranged wife Priya Kapoor have finally met, after a whole series of stops, starts and near misses. They bump into each other, literally, at a wedding reception and stare at each other speechlessly while the stout child they have produced together holds on to them and smiles cutely, as she tends to do. Ram looks a thousand questions at his Priya and she, tears pouring down her face, nods without speaking. And that, as they say, was that, a cliffhanger to taunt soap-lovers addicted to Bade Acche Lagte Hain over the weekend. And today? Kya hone wala hai?

According to what we hear, tonight is full of drama and revelation. Ram, open-mouthed with astonishment that Priya is alive and that Pihu is his daughter – we presume that is what that speechless question-answer session full of clashing cymbals and climactic in-out camera angles was all about – cannot cope with the pressure of knowing so much so suddenly. He falls – impossible for him to be ‘flat’ out, but you know what we mean – to the ground in what passes for a faint and has to be hospitalised. Priya, in her usual efficient way, rushes about to summon an ambulance, go with him to a doctor and generally handle the situation.

And then the explanations will follow. For many days, we are sure. With sulks and counter-sulks, rationalising and more ifs and buts than the average motorboat can manage on a good day. But will the two get together again? Will the stout child be happy? Who will sacrifice what this time? And what will everyone do about Ayesha, the wide-hipped model wife that Ram saved the izzat of, blah blah? These soaps, you know, kuch kuch hota rehta hai!