II's little embryo is a miracle already! She brings along PDA among so many other things like babies do into their parents lives.
She is a high point in II's life. The man who has been ...ummm...active all these years fathers for the first time. And the lady who has married into a family that is a complete anti-thesis of where she grew up, risked and brought noting but usually rare but yet undeclared love - for the man she married!
Vandu and II - Siblings on 2 sides of the eternal paradox - of abundance and deficit. II has so far managed to fill the deficits in her life by either ignoring them ( Bala's taunts and Appa's disgust, Ritu etc..) and taking a leap of faith - dude and Father-in-law -with a lot of support from Sam,Tan, Vandu and may be Appa?
While poor Vandu has to do this by enlisting people who have largely brushed her anxiety aside - Bala and Appa because it forces them to look at themselves shorn of pretences. AND that struggle for them may be personal BUT it is momentous. Not easy for any being to shed it old ways and unlearn ego and learn humility.
And the story revivifies itself
Nice work Nisha