The third episode of the series, starring Birce Akalay and Mert Fırat, aired last night, focusing on the pain of children growing up without a mother, and underlining how early childhood traumas will have traumatic effects in later ages.
In the episode that aired last night, when 12-year-old Kürşad opened the fire extinguishing valves at his school and the school was flooded with water, this child, with his grown-up and shrunken poses, was referred to Doctor Nilüfer for evaluation.
Nilüfer learned from her grandmother and grandfather, who brought Kürşad to the hospital, that Kürşad’s mother tried to kill Kürşad when she was little.
On the other hand, Nilüfer’s grandmother, who was curious about Kuzey, whom she followed closely at the clinic, also came to meet. Nilüfer learned from him that Kuzey’s mother had killed herself, not because of cancer, but by hanging herself in front of Kuzey when he was 3 years old.
The situation that Nilüfer summarized as “on the one hand, a mother who wants to kill her own child, and on the other hand, a mother who kills herself in front of her own child” caused the fates of Kürşad and Kuzey to intersect.