‘A Suitable Boy’ finale recap: What happened in Episode 6?

The BBC’s adaptation of A Suitable Boy concluded in the UK tonight.

First published in 1993, Vikram Seth’s modern classic tells the story of a young woman’s search for love and identity in India during the 1950s.

Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, who recently wrote ITV’s Sanditon, has adapted the book.

The cast is led by Bollywood star Ishaan Khatter (Beyond the CloudsDhadak) and Indian film actress Tabu (Life of PiAndhadhun), alongside newcomer Tanya Maniktala.

Here’s a plot recap for the sixth and final episode of A Suitable Boy, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Monday 24th August 2020:

Maan’s disgrace has a disastrous effect on the Kapoor family.

When the bad press is used against his father in India’s first general election campaign, it results in an unexpected gesture from an old friend.

Lata (Tanya Maniktala) is left hurt and confused by Haresh’s (Namit Das) overreaction.

When a surprise meeting between two of her love rivals ends in a sudden proposal, it leaves Lata looking at the nature of love with fresh eyes.

Following the reveal of further interference from her meddling family and emboldened by casting her vote in India’s first national democratic election, Lata makes a surprising decision about her future.

Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy is available on Amazon.