S1E26: Raima’s Grief
Shom found himself in a catch-22 situation. He felt deeply drawn towards Raima, yet was angry with himself for getting into an emotional mess. Seeing Raima in a car with a much older man didn’t help matter either. He called her right away and met up with her. The man turned out to be an uncle seeking her help. Calling Khush to cover up for him while he was with Raima, Shom discovered that Raima had been with Khush in the past. Khush further cautioned him against revealing too much of himself to Raima. Angry with Raima and accusing her of being a professional escort, Shom made her sign an agreement to ensure that he was never exposed to blackmail on her part.
S1E25: Shom Meets Aneesha
On the way back from Harry’s factory, it is Shom’s turn to narrate his side of the story when Raima and Khush had been uncontactable ten years ago. Repeated failed attempts at contacting Raima had left him in a state of anxiety. He had even suspected it to be Khush’s ploy to get Raima out of his life. In desperation, he had visited one of Khush’s favourite hangouts and drunk himself silly with a shemale acquaintance of Khush. Getting through to the driver had only infuriated him further. The driver had driven Khush and Raima to Daman. The absence of contact with Raima, the aftereffects of excessive drinking and the driver’s report had been too much for Shom to handle any more.
S1E24: Shom with Khush
Shom and Raima arrive at Harry’s factory. Raima loves the place and asks Harry to show her around. Shom and Khush reminisce about the past. Khush reassures Shom that Saif was locked up in a heavily fortified prison with little possibility of breaking free. Shom recalls the time when he had passed out on hearing from the driver of the Land Yacht that Khush and Raima had been together. On coming around, he had decided to temporarily cut contact with the world and introspect. The soul-searching had made him realise that his love for Raima had to be unconditional. He could not be possessive about her. Attachment and ego would only hurt him. His doubts had cleared the next morning when Raima and Khush had turned up at his place.
S1E23: Shom and Raima on the Beach
Shom is keen to know about the Saif chapter in Raima’s life. She tells him that Saif was a reclusive person who could not bring himself to make the initial moves to woo her. Being extra sensitive, he was apprehensive about being rejected. Their relationship took off after a meeting at Taj Lands End. However, it was not destined to last. There was something about Saif that bothered Raima. An inner voice told her that he was not meant for her.