Phew! That was some fight fest. N I'm glad it happened. I so wanted the Dude to know that this confident veneer of II is most of the time a facade, a defence mechanism to not get hurt. We all have those. When we tend to take things in our stride most of the time, people think that we are so self-assured and capable so as not to need any kind of help or support. Whereas, the opposite is true half the time. The more vulnerable a person is, the more he will hide it.
The Dude isn't wrong either. His view point regarding his father is his alone. It might prick him at times that he has to be at crossroads with his wife here. As it is he doesn't like confrontations. He's getting to know her better though.
Awaiting to see more of Vandita. It's been a while since she was around. How is she going to tackle her feelings about the grand ceremony? After all, she does love II to bits. But when life deals us tough cards, it becomes difficult not to turn cynical.