It’s time for another Family Karma recap and I am starting to be able to remember most of the names this week. YAY! I’ll probably still mix up Amrit and Vishal. That happened all last season. It’s time for the celebration of Navratri. It’s a nine day celebrations of the female goddesses of Hindu.
Monica 1.0 stops by Brian’s house with Taco Bell. They talk about Monica 2.0. Both Monica’s are friends. That’s weird. Monica 1.0 is doing a Navratri celebration with just the close family and friends. I love Vishal’s dad’s morning salutation song, or whatever it is. Then, he gives his wife and son a blessing. I need him to come to my house and do that every morning. His dad tells Vishal that he needs to take a Mexican band with him to serenade Richa if he wants her back. Aw. He’s so cute!
Amrit and Nicholas are loving their new fancypants high-rise apartment with gorgeous views and a coffee bar that delivers to their door. Richa is visiting with Amrit in one of the common areas of the building. Amrit realizes that she is not wearing her engagement ring. Richa tries to explain her situation with Vishal. It sounds to me like she wants him to plan the wedding and just tell her when to show up. Vishal seems to think they are fighting because he goes out too much. He’s not wanting to even go looking for houses. Richa thinks Vishal has fallen out of love with her. She feels taken for granted. She cries a lot.
Thirst Traps & Gun Ranges
Anisha is doing some talking heads for production with Dillon. Why? She is never on the right side of an argument, this one. Dillon’s mom is texting the hell hell out of him, Anisha and the producer. Next, Anisha and Dillon get together to take “thirst traps” for their social media. Oh Anisha, I want to like you, I really do, but just no! Anisha has a date coming up with a guy named….Anish. Later, Anisha has her “zoom date” with Anish. He’s cute. Her mom is eavesdropping on the date. Anish wants three or four kids. She wants one. The zoom date went very well.
Amrit and his dad go to the gun range for target practice. Neither of them have actually shot a gun before but his father owns a pistol and a shotgun. He really needs to come to the practice range more often. Amrit says that Hindu is based on no violence so he doesn’t really have any interest in guns. His dad disagrees. He says if someone comes in his house with a gun, he’s going to take him out. Amrit talks to his dad about getting married to Nicolas.
Richa and Vishal meet for the first time in a long time. He stands when she enters the restaurant and she tells him to sit. There will be no hugging. Wow. Vishal is trying his best to smooth things over but she keeps interrupting. She is angry… errrr upset? She says things have been building up and building up and now she is at the cracking point. Vishal orders half the menu. They argue about who travels more to see each other. Vishal says he doesn’t come to Memphis much because Lopa won’t let him stay there. They both seem to want to be back together but they don’t seem to know what they need to do to get to there.
Monica and her dad begin to set up an outdoor picnic area at the beach for Navratri. It’s super windy and rain is beginning to fall. But in Florida, the weather changes very rapidly. Richa and Vishal and Richa are all there. Vishal’s dad is actually the one leading the ceremony. It’s quite fascinating and it is really helping my anxiety. I’m going to need tapes of Vishal’s dad singing Hindi songs. I’m not kidding. Then they all do a dance called “Garba” in a circle around the fire. Monica 1.0 is a dancer so she let’s us know she is an award winning Garba dancer.
Vishal Confronts Lopa
Then it’s time to eat. Richa and Vishal are all cuddled up. That’s kind of weird since the last time we saw them, she was berating him about all of his “faults.” They go to toast marshmallows by the fire and Lopa joins them. Then, Richa excuses herself to go change clothes. This leaves Vishal alone to talk with Lopa. He says they haven’t talked in months and his ego got in the way. He was upset that Lopa bought a condo on Miami Beach and told Richa not to tell him about it. She says it is nobody’s business. Vishal says he wants to feel welcome when he comes to Memphis. Richa returns in warmer clothes. Lopa leaves them and tells them to work out their shit. They sort of hug it out and then realize everyone is watching them. OOPS.
Next time: It’s Halloween. Amrit and Nicholas want to get engaged. But first Amrit has to tell his elderly grandmother that he is gay. He’s very nervous about it. Monica and Anisha’s feud continues.