Tonight's episode of Anupamaa kicks off with Romil (Viraj Kapoor) at a friend's house, closely followed by Anupama (Rupali Ganguly) herself. Romil enters the house, only to be stunned by something inside. Anupama spots Pakhi's (Muskan Bamne) handbag and calls out "Sweety" before bursting into tears. Both Romil and Anupama are bewildered and emotional. Meanwhile, Vanraj (Sudhanshu Pandey) is on a mission to find Pakhi but is interrupted by Baa's concerns. He can't wait, uncertain whether the police are investigating. Samar and Toshu try to convince Vanraj to take rest while they take charge of the search.
Anupama's questions and Romil's apology:
Anupama clutches Pakhi's bag, surveys the house, and begins to question whether they are in the right place. She recalls Romil's false accusations against Adhik, which makes her even more emotional. Anupama confronts Romil, demanding to know where her daughter is. She realises that Romil had knowledge about Pakhi's whereabouts all along. An intense confrontation ensues. Back at home, Baa prays for Pakhi's safety and is consoled by Kinjal (Nidhi Shah) and Dimple (Nishi Saxena). They all express their belief in Pakhi's strength and resilience. Even Kavya (Madalsa Sharma) joins in, affirming Pakhi's ability to fight back. Toshu and Samar are on the road, determined to find Pakhi. They have an encounter with a girl who almost runs into their car while filming for social media. They both thought it was Pakhi for once but soon realised she was someone else. Toshu and Samar reprimand her for her reckless behaviour in the name of social media fame.
Anupama confronts Romil:
Anupama firmly takes Romil aside, refusing to accept his apologies and insisting on knowing Pakhi's whereabouts. She reminds him of the days when she stood up for him, but he remained silent despite knowing where Pakhi was. Romil finally confesses that he framed Adhik and took revenge on Pakhi and Adhik for making his life miserable. Romil explains that Pakhi and Adhik made his life a living hell, causing him humiliation and hardship. He felt betrayed by Pakhi, who fell for Adhik's words and joined in framing him for the briefcase incident. Romil reveals that he orchestrated this elaborate prank to teach them a lesson. Meanwhile, Toshu seeks help from goons to get information, revealing that Pakhi was not kidnapped and the police have not made any progress. They suspect human trafficking, leaving Samar in distress.
Romil's prank and Anupama's slap:
Romil confesses his plan when he discovers that Adhik plans to meet a friend and Pakhi is heading to the Shah house. Seizing this opportunity, Romil had his friend call Pakhi, deceitfully claiming they were organising a surprise for Adhik. Initially hesitant, Pakhi eventually agreed to come. Romil knew that Pakhi's deep affection for Adhik would lead her into the trap. Once Pakhi arrived at the designated location, Romil instructed his friend to lock her in a room. His friend was understandably apprehensive, but Romil assured him it was all just a prank. He planned to release her the next morning, believing it to be a form of revenge against Pakhi and Adhik for the hardships he had endured. As Romil recounted this disturbing plan to Anupama, justifying it as a tit-for-tat, Anupama's outrage reached its peak. Unable to contain her anger and disappointment, she delivered a resounding slap to Romil, marking a chilling end to the episode.
In the precap of Anupamaa, Anupama questions Romil about Pakhi's whereabouts, but he claims not to know. Meanwhile, Toshu and Samar continue their search for Pakhi, and in a parallel subplot, Pakhi falls unconscious, with three ominous figures approaching her. Anupama warns Romil that he'll be held responsible if anything happens to her daughter.