If things look like they’re too good to be true, they usually are. Meaning, for Saba to find love, respect and companionship of the sort found in fairy tales did seem to be too good to be true. And after this episode of Khaas it seems the writer intends to kill off Fakhir to reinforce that fact.
Let’s back up a little.
This week’s episode of drama serial Khaas, starring Ali Rehman Khan, Sanam Baloch and Haroon Shahid in lead roles, is on its last act. Saba is extremely happily married to Fakhir, who dotes on her. And karma has bitten Ammar in the bum: his second marriage has also fallen apart, his sister Nida’s in-laws-to-be have backed out because Salma’s mother has talked them out of it. I feel bad for Ammar’s cousin, Farah, whose husband has a second wife in Dubai because he wants kids; Farah was actually a sweet character. But while all appears to be ideal for Saba, there’s a sword hanging over their head; Fakhir keeps referring to himself in past tense and has a nightmare of a car crash.
It’s gotten people worrying that is he going to die. It would be an unforgivable ending, simply reinforcing that a man like Fakhir does not exist and that a married woman cannot live happily ever after.
We have it from sources that the next episode of Khaas is the last, even though the promos don’t mention it yet. We also know that Saba is pregnant and Sonia has refused to marry Ammar, as we had expected. Sonia hasn’t let us down. But we’re wondering whether Sarwat Nazir, the writer, will let us down by turning Khaas into a heart breaking tragedy. Emotionally speaking, we all hope not. Everyone would like to see Saba have her baby and live a wholesome life with Fakhir. That’s the note we want it to end on.
That said there was one scene in yesterday’s episode that indicates that the writer also wants to reinforce that a woman needs to be strong even without a man’s support. In a conversation Saba is having with Fakhir, he says, “Whether I live or die, you need to be strong even without a man’s support.” These are pretty ominous words.
We’ll have to wait a week to find out!