Show Title: Snowdrop
Channel: Zee Zindagi
Timings: Monday to Saturday 9 pm
Written Update: Episode 3
Nadya rushes inside the house and sees Grishka on top of Olya. She pulls him away from Olya when he slaps her hard across the face. Outside, Lucia and Nicolai arrive and hear Olya’s screams and Lucia is shocked to see Grishka running out of the house. Lucia and Nicolai rush inside and see Olya completely shaken while Nadya tries to calm her down. Nicolai runs out to chase Grishka but to no avail.
Lucia confronts Grishka’s mother, Oksana who looks irritated and instead shouts at Lucia for being an ignorant mother. She reminds Lucia that it was she who came begging to her for help and that she pitied her and allowed her daughters to live in her house. She fiercely defends her son saying that he can do no wrong and that Lucia is only trying to frame him.
Lucia apologises to her daughters saying that she thought getting married would get them a father who would take care of them. Confused, Nicolai asks her what exactly was happening and Lucia tells him that the person who molested Olya is her nephew. He insists on filing a police complaint but Lucia does not want to do so and tells him that she cannot marry him and that has decided to live with her daughters. Nicolai asks the two girls to pack their bags as they all will now be living with him in his house.
Nicolai informs his mother and Irina about Lucia and her daughters living with them. Both the ladies throw fit about the new development. Nicolai asks Irina to be a little more considerate to which Irina whines that he still blames her for her mother’s death. He denies her accusation and firmly puts across his intention of having Lucia and her daughters live with them.
Olya is excited about living with her full family but feels sad about losing her pet rat at the party. Nadya cheers her up by promising her a new pet tortoise. At home, Tamara and Irina are trying to convince Nicolai to change his decision but he is adamant. As soon as Lucia and her two daughters walk in, a tearful Irina leaves the room in a huff and her grandmother follows. Nadya talks to Nicolai and tells him that since Olya will be living with her mother she will prefer living on her own as she already has a place to live. She takes her bag and leaves.
Nadya is sitting alone at a railway platform when Igor buzzes her. She lies to him that she was preparing to go to bed when he hears the railway announcement in the background. He then asks her again where she was. At home, Ira has a nightmare where she witnesses her mother’s accident. The people helping her mother blame her for not listening to her mother and thereby causing her death. Little girl Ira apologises to her mother saying that it was all her fault. Ira wakes up with a start, breathing hard as she holds her teddy bear for comfort.
Igor comes to fetch Nadya from the station. She tells him all that happened and he asks her if the wound on her face was because of her step-father’s family to which she lies saying that was it because of an accident. He asks her if her wound is hurting, she nods and he gently kisses her wound to ease her pain before warmly hugging her.
Igor takes Nadya to his chauffeur’s flat and gives her some spare clothes to wear. Nadya changes quickly and jumps on the bed as Igor applies some medicine to her cut lip (Ah! such a typical K-drama gesture). Nadya sleeps peacefully as Igor, in his mind, promises to always keep her from harm’s way. Next morning, Igor brings her breakfast and coffee in bed and sings her a song. At Igor’s home, his step-mother tells her husband that Igor hadn’t returned home last night. Just then, Ira walks in with a basket of fruits. (This girl is may be super hot but she’s so chipku. She will do just anything to impress Igor. Ugh!!) Igor’s dad invites her to have tea with him and she obliges him. He reminisces about her childhood spent playing in his house and tells her how great it would be to have her as his daughter-in-law. Excited, Ira makes her way to her car and tells herself that one day she will definitely be Igor’s wife.
Nadya gifts Olya a pet tortoise and she names him Donia. Nicolai offers Nadya some money. Seeing the envelope, she remembers Ira throwing money on her face, accusing her of extracting money from her father. She politely refuses the help and instead makes him promise her to take good care of her mother. Once again Nadya receives a threat call from the loan shark, but this time she hangs up without saying anything.
Tamara grumbles about Nicolai and Lucia to her friends. She says she wishes to poison Lucia and get rid of her once and for all. Her friends feel concerned and offer to find another girl for Nicolai. A waiter brings her coffee and she scolds him for being so sluggish at work.
The loan shark accosts Nadya near her house and asks her why she has been avoiding his calls. She tells him that Oksana aunty has assured her that she will pay him back soon. He gives his phone to Nadya and asks her to call her aunt but her number is unreachable. He then gives her an ultimatum of four days and leaves with another threat. (What? Why is he after Nadya when Oksana aunty is alive. Why can’t he meet her at her booth?)
Igor gives his chauffeur, Zora a bundle of notes and asks him to stay in a hotel as he will need his house for a few more days till he finds a place for Nadya. Igor and Ira have lunch together and she tells him that she plans to live separate from her family so that her father can live comfortably with his new wife and daughters. He says he can understand her as he has gone through the same and knows the importance of family in one’s life.
Nadya clears the first round of interview with Pan cosmetics and is called for the next round. Ecstatic, Nadya is boosting herself up on her way to the office when that mysterious man from previous two episodes looks on and smiles at her enthusiasm. (He looks clearly smitten by her. Igor dear, you have some competition here.)
The mysterious man makes small talk with Nadya and they both enter the lift together. Ira walks into the same lift and pushes Nadya out of the lift asking her the reason for coming to her office. Nadya tells her that she has been invited for the second round interview to which Ira mocks her appearance and tells her that Pan cosmetics is one the world’s best company and there is no chance a girl like her would ever be selected to work with them. But nothing deters Nadya as she cheerfully makes her way back to the interview hall.
At the interview hall, Rita assigns all the candidates a project whereby they have to meet three random people with good makeup, click their picture and make a presentation stating why their image is the best. Nadya’s subject of the presentation is an old woman. She explains that though the lady is old and doesn’t know how to use a lipstick, she still applies a bright shade that makes her happy. She states that if given a chance to work with the company, she will like to make cosmetics that make people happy.
Ira negotiates with Nadya telling her that she will ask her father to find her a better job to which Nadya counter offers her a deal whereby if she makes it through, she will keep their step-sister relationship with Ira a secret. In Igor’s cabin, Ira gets her hand on the final candidate’s list and she tears off Nadya’s sheet from the list. Igor checks the list and is surprised to not find Nadya’s name on it.
The mysterious guy comes up to Nadya and tells her that she can leave as everybody else is done with the interview. She cannot believe that she didn’t make it, so she barges into the interview room and is stunned to see Igor, who is sitting behind his name and designation (i.e. General Manager) at Pan Cosmetics. Igor keeps his calm as Rita briefs him about Nadya’s good performance but Nadya cannot help staring at him in disbelief.
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