Show Title: Snowdrop
Channel: Zee Zindagi
Timings: Monday to Saturday 9 pm
Written Update: Episode 15
Officer Kireev meets Polina who looks displeased with the slow progress of Rita’s case. She tells him to arrest Nadya as she is sure of her involvement in Rita’s accident and subsequent death. When officer Kireev asks her the reason why she thinks so, she narrates how Rita had fired Nadya from her job and had also opposed her marriage to Igor. She says that Nadya first hit Rita with her car and when she survived she went to the hospital to kill her. Officer Kireev says that he needs substantial proof to prove Nadya’s guilt. Infuriated, Polina gives him an ultimatum of him 3 days to solve the case or else she knows of people who will do the work willingly for her.
News reporters ambush Igor at Pan cosmetics office asking him about Nadya’s involvement in Rita’s murder. He walks away without a word. Irina states that the doctor has indicated that Rita died of a heart stroke and that anyone reporting otherwise will be sued for defamation.
Igor angrily throws things in his cabin and has a drink when Ira walks in and tries to talk to him. She tries to pacify him and even offers a herbal tea to calm him down, but he is in no mood to talk and asks her to leave him alone.
Officer Kireev visits Nadya at her home and asks her details of the night of Rita’s accident. She explains that she was on her way to give Rita some important information. He then tells her that he has information regarding her bad relation with Rita and that it was she who found Rita on the road with no witness to the accident.
He asks Nadya if she found anything suspicious at the accident spot to which she replies that she has seen something like a chain or an anklet in Rita’s hand. Officer Kireev remembers the piece of jewellery with Irina’s initials on it but denies having spotted anything such thing at the accident spot. (What? Officer seems sold out already.) Before leaving he spots a photo of Ira with her father and grandmother and Lucia tells him that Ira is Nicolai’s daughter with his first wife and that they all now live together. (Ira is wearing the same blue dress and teal jacket in the photo too. This show seems to be made on a very low budget. The cast is always wearing the same set of clothes.)
Oleg goes to meet Igor but Ira tells him that he is out for some work. He tells Ira that he has been noticing her for a while and Ira feels flattered by his attention. He, however, tells her that she looks like someone with a lot of responsibilities on her head. He says that she may be Igor’s secretary but she holds big dreams for herself and then asks her what her problem was with Nadya. But before she can answer Igor walks in and Oleg promptly hands him the presentation for the new product. Igor asks him if he feels good taking over Rita’s place and he answers affirmatively. Oleg tells Igor that he is proud of the fact that he is good at his work. Annoyed by his statement, Igor tells him that he only knows to steal credit for others work and he will not let him work with Pan cosmetics for too long,
Tamara tells Nicolai that Nadya is a big troublemaker and that because of her they had police visiting their house. She says that he is a judge by profession and such things will ruin his reputation. Nicolai justifies that Nadya is a witness to Rita’s accident and that it is normal for police to visit her house. Tamara, however, does not seems convinced and tells him to separate Nadya from Igor or else she will do it. Lucia overhears their conversation before knocking at the door to ask them about dinner.
Lucia asks Nicolai about his discussion with his mother regarding Nadya. She tells him that a police officer was questioning Nadya like as if she was the culprit. Nicolai calms her down saying that it is the way police officers conduct their investigation and that she need not worry about it. He assures her that he is with them and will always protect Nadya. (Huh! Remember your words Kolai :P)
Nadya meets Igor for lunch and gifts him a red bracelet. She tells him that he has to ask a wish from the bracelet and when it wears out and breaks his wish gets fulfilled.
Oleg walks in the same restaurant as Igor and Nadya and sits a few tables away from them. He is keenly observing them when he receives a call from Polina. He tells Polina that he feels lonely and wants to get married and she cheers him up saying that she has a surprise for him.
Ira makes green tea to help Igor calm down but he instead asks her to prepare a schedule of the work he has missed till now. Galina calls Igor and informs him that Polina has been shifting his father’s office furniture and Igor rushes to get home.
Igor makes it on time and stops Polina from throwing away his father’s stuff. She tells him she is making space for the person who will be living in the room and just then Oleg walks in. Igor accuses Polina of waiting for his father’s and Rita’s death so she could make some place for her boyfriend. Polina asks him to mind it as Oleg is his brother.
Igor mocks Polina for cooking up some filmy story of Oleg being his long-lost brother. She tells him that Oleg is her son and that he is an expert in chemistry. She tells him that she never told Anatoly about him as he wouldn’t understand her. Derisively, Igor asks Polina if she plans to kill him next so she can stay comfortably with Oleg. Oleg reprimands him for his ill behaviour towards his mother but he pays no heed. He warns them of doing anything more as he will be the one calling the shots henceforth.
Nadya approaches her house when Boris attacks her from behind. He chokes her saying that he will have his revenge and will not let her live. Lucia and Olya reach Nadya in the nick of time and free her from Boris’s clutches. Boris threatens to kill Nadya and her family before vanishing in the dark.
Officer Kireev waits for Ira in her office. She feels nervous looking at him and asks for the reason behind his visit. He narrates Rita’s accident the exact same way it happened, accusing her of being the main culprit. She brushes off his claim saying that he has nothing to prove his point and he shows her the anklet with her initial on it. She tells him that she must’ve lost it when she visited the place with Nadya. He tells her that he would’ve believed her had Nadya not noticed Rita holding the anklet in her hand before dying.
Lucia tells Nadya to file a police complaint against the assaulter. Nadya says she won’t do that as the man was Rita’s boyfriend Boris who is very disturbed following Rita and his child’s death. Lucia gasps in shock as Nadya runs to the washroom to throw up. (Oh no! Nadya….are you pregnant?)
Kireev tells Ira that he found her car with the mechanic which was sent for repairs after the accident along with an earring stuck to the car’s bumper. He tells her that she did not just run after the accident but stayed there to entrap Nadya and accuse her of hitting Rita with her car. He brings out a pair of handcuffs and she asks him if they can have a chat. Next, we see Ira meddling with Maria’s car holding something in her hand. In the background, we hear officer Kireev give Ira last chance to save herself.
Maria calls Nadya and tells her that the police is checking her car as they doubt Nadya of killing Rita. A policeman checking Maria’s car finds a piece of earring near the bumper and officer Kireev orders the earring to be sent for DNA testing as a piece of evidence. We then see him talk to a news reporter and give him insider information on Rita’s death.
Oleg and Polina are at the breakfast table when Oleg asks her about Igor and she tells him that he is always out and he need not worry about him. She tells him that she is too happy to be living with Oleg in the same house. Oleg tells her that though he is happy to be there with her he doesn’t want to sadden Igor as he wants everything to be fine between him and his brother. Polina tells him that Igor is a selfish, spoilt brat who will not value Oleg and that he should stop bothering himself over it. She then shows him the newspaper and tells him that Pan Cosmetics’ shares have fallen following Rita’s death and that they should have a meeting with the board of directors to solve this issue.
Igor feels disturbed reading online reports accusing Nadya of Rita’s murderer. He calls Nadya and Olya answers his call. She tells him that Nadya was attacked by a stranger last night who promised to avenge the death of his fiancée. He immediately calls Boris and warns him from going near Nadya again. Boris tells him that he won’t spare Nadya as she killed Rita. Igor asks him to come see him in his office as he will prove that Nadya is innocent
Kireev receives the DNA tests that state the earrings belong to Rita. At the press conference, Igor speaks in Nadya’s defence and tells everyone that Nadya is the witness to the case and not the suspect. Just then, officer Kireev walks in to arrest Nadya saying that he has enough evidence to prove her guilty and put her behind bars for Rita’s murder.
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