Apparently, the drinking words for this Family Karma recap are “Fire Tower.” That is the big celebration that we were building up to on the entire last episode. It seems that lots of people are nervous for the big event for a variety of reasons. Several of the younger ones seem to have no clue about the whole fire tower event. Others have gossip to share or amends to make with their friends. It will all come out in glorious fashion while wearing saris and watching the fireworks, the literal ones and the metaphoric ones.
Bali told Monica that Anisha is not coming to fire tower! I do not believe this for a minute. Then Anisha, Amrit, Vishal showdown brought to us all by Bali is the main storyline for tonight. What else do they have really? More Monica and Brian mating dances? I guess we could get some good older people scenes. But she has to be coming.
Bali Continues To Stir The Pot
For our warm up fight, we have Vishal confronting Bali over stirring up big drama between him and Anisha. Bali seems to have a very poor memory about exactly how things went down when she had dinner with Vishal and Amrit. Bali keeps stirring the pot. She straight up lies to Amrit about talking about their conversation. Then she gets agitated and tries to storm off. But she’s locked out of the event.
Anisha stays home with her mom and lets us know that her clothing line (le sigh) is size inclusive! She is waiting for some sort of gold medal for this from someone. Then her plus sized friend, who just happened to be there, tries on one of her dresses. There is way too much fabric involved. Puffy sleeves and all of this material gathered at the waist with elastic or what not? Nope. I did like the fabric. There was just way too much of it involved. I am shocked that Anisha really didn’t go to fire tower. She is never going to meet a man this way.
Amrit Is So Not Ready To Settle Down
Vishal, Amrit, Shaan and another guy I haven’t seen before go out for drinks the next day. Amrit says that his boyfriend is coming to town. and his mother said he might as well just sleep in his bed. This is rather shocking news. Vishal says he would never sleep in the same bed with Richa in his parents house. Then, it comes out that Richa has an apartment. So why is she living with Vishal’s parents again? It doesn’t seem like Amrit is all that into Nicholas. But I think his mama loves Nicholas.
I love Monica’s dad, Raj and need him to cook for me. Monica tells her dad she is not fulfilled by her job. It seems she really wants to run a dance school full time. Her dad tells her to follow her dreams. Bali’s dad works at Victoria’s Secret? Bali’s mother tells her she should have stayed out of the drama with Anisha.
Anisha Believes Bali Over Vishal
I love when production sets up a shot and the people involved have no idea what they are doing. This is the case with Brian and his brother, Nick trying to grill a couple of burgers. I think someone even turned the grill on for them. This idea quickly changes to a cigar party with the brother and a friends. They talk about Monica. Then suddenly there are burgers. Monica calls to say she is on her way over.
But first, Bali has arranged a lunch between Anisha, Vishal and Amrit. I’m not sure she invited Amrit. Why can’t she just stay out of the middle of this? She caused this whole thing! Anisha wants to start the conversation with, “So, do you have anything to say?”
When Vishal tries to explain that he didn’t say the things Bali say he was saying, Anisha just cuts him off. Both of these females are very bossy. Amrit apologized to Anisha. Vishal did not. Bali sure as hell did not. So that went nowhere. If I were Vishal, I’d had nothing further to do with Anisha other than quick greetings in public.
Monica and Brian talk it out. She basically said she had feelings for him at one time. She told him how she felt and he shut it down. So she put those emotions in a box that will never be opened.
Next week: We will revisit the same fights and misunderstandings all over again. Really?