Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai starts with Kartik (Mohsin Khan) telling the Singhanias that they will leave now but come back soon. Mishti asks Kartik if he came in the bike. He says yes it is a breezy evening and it will be fun. Devyaani says Naira (Shivangi Joshi) has so many bags. Kartik says she will hold them and then says she has to get used to it. Naksh (Rishi Dev) and Naitik (Vishal Singh) look on. Dadimaa gives Naira, the akshat of the Pooja and tells her to keep it carefully. She hugs Naitik while Mishti gives a gift for Luv and Khush. Baisaa says let them go now. Kartik says we will leave now. Naira takes all the bags and they drive away.
At Goenka house, Daadi (Swati Chitnis) is in tears. She hugs Manish (Sachin Tyagi) who looks equally upset. She says where did I make a mistake that my family is breaking away. Daadi says I did every Pooja and fast for my family but nothing is going right. She says I thought Kartik’s marriage would bring happiness but that is not the case. She says it is not Karthik who left this house, I feel my life is being snatched away from me. She cries bitterly. Manish tells Daadi that Naira is responsible for Kartik’s decision to leave home. Sitting on the bike, Naira thinks she never thought that such a day would come. She remembers Kartik’s words on whether she wants to go to his home or Goenka Villa. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai plays in the background.
Naitik tells Devyaani he felt that something is amiss between KaiRa. Devyaani says they must be tired. She says weddings can be tiresome affairs. Gayu says they know their love is bigger than any other problem and they will solve it. Devyaani says exactly so. Baisaa says it is a complex matter if it involves the in-laws. She says we don’t know what upsets them. Kartik brings Naira to Goenka Villa and she is surprised thinking if he had a change of heart.
Swarna (Parul Chauhan) who is in tears in being consoled by Keerti (Mohena Singh). Surekha says it is strange that despite our pleas, Naira broke relations. Keerti says she cannot do anything of this sort. Surekha says you are siding with her. Keerti says I am sure Naira is blameless. Naksh is shown driving down that road. Kartik tells Naira that he saw Naksh in that car. He says he knew that Naksh was following them, which is why he brought her to the villa. He says I can understand your brother’s concern. He says his sister is on a bike late in the evening on a secluded road. He says I did not wish to tell them about us leaving the Goenka villa as I did not wish to make them feel anxious. He says I will inform them at right time but I want to know your decision first. Naira is in a dilemma. She walks and sits behind Kartik on his bike silently. Tears roll down her cheeks.
Manish tells Swarna that Naira was a lot smarter than they thought. Swarna says my heart does not agree that Naira is guilty of separating Karthik from us. She says he never loved me and hated you. She says maybe living separately was his idea. Swarna says maybe Naira told him otherwise but he lost his temper. Manish says there are many possibilities but says it is annoying to see people act foolishly. He says Naira fooled you and manipulated the moves at the right time. He says she separated him and left Maa (Daadi) devastated. Kartik tips the watchman for keeping the luggage safely. He opens the door and finds the lights are not working. Kartik lights a candle and tells Naira to overturn the pot of rice as it customary for a bride.
Naitik asks Naksh if they reached home properly. He says yes. Naitik asks why do you look stressed. He says I remembered Manish uncle’s words that Kartik should quit working with us and concentrate on the family business. Vishwambhar says he is right. Naksh says it is not wrong to stand up on one’s own feet. Naitik says there is no harm, but we must see how it impacts people. In the new house, Naira tells Karthik that she wants to say something to him as she does not want to be silent and guilt. She says your family wants you to be with them. She says you do not understand this nor do you wish to understand. Naira says I tried to make you realise this but you did not. She says it has happened even with you that you wanted to say something but could not. She says we always wait for right time but that never comes. Naira says I had faith that you would live there.
Karthik says I hate them. He says from where did you get that faith after seeing me bare my feelings before you time and again. Naira says I have seen that you love your family. He says yes I always loved my home and family. Kartik says for me to live there, two people have to leave the house and that will break Daadi’s heart. He says Daadi is old and I cannot bear to see her in more emotional grief. Crying, Kartik says I have wept before you exposing my pain and scars. He says I love them but that does not mean, I will live with them. He says I will hide my pain from Daadi. Kartik says I always shared my feelings with you. He says Naira you have been siding with them ever since you landed at Goenka Villa. She says I hope you know that your happiness is paramount for me. How do I make you realise this, she says.
Karthik says I have no strength to argue further. He begs her to come inside so that he can start afresh. Naira walks into a candle lit room. She asks you did all this? He says I had a misconception that you even dreamt about this home.