Tonight's Anupamaa episode begins with Anupama (Rupali Ganguly) firmly telling Pakhi (Muskan Bamne) that she can't accompany them for Rakhi as Adhik (Adhik Mehta) is her priority. This leaves Pakhi reminiscing about past Rakhi moments and feeling dejected. Meanwhile, Anupama, Anuj (Gaurav Khanna), and Choti head to the Shah residence.
Toshu and Samar are stunned to learn that Pakhi won't join them for Rakhi. Anuj consoles them, emphasizing Pakhi's love for them, while Choti tries to lighten the mood. The preparations for the festival begin. Anuj talks to Vanraj (Sudhanshu Pandey) about his well-being, and Vanraj admits he's not doing well. They discuss changing their moods through Shayaris, and Anuj humorously comments on his children's behaviour. Anupama confronts Kavya (Madalsa Sharma) about her message and encourages her not to lose hope. She advises Kavya to live for her child's sake, even if the Shah family doesn't forgive her. Choti is happy to have received so many gifts from her brothers. Baa asks Kinjal (Nidhi Shah) to serve Kheer to everyone. Meanwhile, Samar and Toshu send voice messages to Pakhi regarding her arrival at the Shah residence. They try to convince Pakhi to come to the house.
Adhik observes Pakhi and encourages her to go and celebrate Rakhi despite her initial reluctance. This heartwarming moment between them leads to Pakhi agreeing to join the festivities. Adhik informs Pakhi about his meeting with his US return friend. Meanwhile, walking on the road, Romil (Viraj Kapoor) recalls the moment he was falsely framed. A call leaves Pakhi stunned, and she abruptly agrees to go somewhere. At the Shah residence, everyone becomes anxious as Pakhi doesn't return, and her phone is unreachable. Anuj and Anupama decide to go to Kapadia House and inquire about Pakhi.
Accusations and arguments:
Anupama and Anuj seek information from Adhik about Pakhi's whereabouts, but he claims to have no idea. Romil enters the scene and accuses Adhik of wrongdoing, leading to a heated argument. Anupama loses control and demands to know where her daughter is. Anuj suggests waiting a bit longer, hoping Pakhi's phone may have run out of battery.
Tensions at Shah residence:
The family expresses concern for Pakhi at the Shah residence and discusses her absence. Everyone is sad about Pakhi's absence. Dimple (Nishi Saxena) mentions that Pakhi's favourite festival is Karwa Chauth, not Raksha Bandhan. Toshu asks Samar to explain to Dimple that she shouldn't comment since Dimple lives separately. Dimple argues back, stating that she will speak her mind because Samar paid for the gifts, and Pakhi doesn't care. Dimple asks what would have happened if Adhik had come, to which Vanraj responds that Pakhi is naive and Dimple is brilliant, so why did she have a relationship with him? Dimple counters by mentioning that Vanraj was emotionally abusive. Vanraj states that he apologized, but Adhik hasn't. Baapuji asks them to refrain from spoiling the day with such discussions. Toshu and Samar, disheartened and angry at Pakhi, later agree to go to Pakhi's house to celebrate.
Anxieties and reflections:
Anupama becomes increasingly anxious as time passes. While Adhik claims he asked all of Pakhi's friends, no one knows her whereabouts. Anuj uses his connections to try to locate Pakhi as soon as possible. Anupama asks Anuj if they can find Pakhi, and he tries to console her. Adhik makes a statement about what might have happened to Pakhi, which alarms Anupama. She rushes to him, demanding to know if he did anything to Pakhi, even raising his hands. Adhik insists he didn't and expresses his love for Pakhi. Anuj intervenes, asking Adhik to stop making such statements since they know about his love for Pakhi.
Meanwhile, at the Shah residence, Vanraj brings mosquito repellent for Kavya. Kavya mentions that everything feels different now, as everyone seems to hold complaints against them. Vanraj attributes this to them not being as impeccable as Anuj and Anupama, which leads to complaints. The episode ends with Vanraj receiving a shocking message from Anuj.
In the precap of Anupamaa, Anupama directly questions Adhik about Pakhi's whereabouts. However, Adhik retaliates by accusing Anupama in front of the Shah family, claiming that she coerced Pakhi into leaving the house. Anupama responds, challenging Adhik's accusation and asking whether she should have remained silent instead. In a tense exchange, Adhik admonishes Anupama to stay within her limits, expressing his fear that Pakhi might take drastic actions. Anupama, firmly and resolutely, countered with a simple "No."