Trisha Pandey In ‘School Of Lies’ Season 1, Explained: Did Trisha Get Her Son Back?

Trisha Pandey, a central character in the gripping series School of Lies, finds herself thrust into the demanding roles of wife and mother, only to encounter a series of heart-wrenching betrayals that profoundly shape her character. Trisha’s character development showcases the complexities of a woman who has faced numerous hardships. She evolves from a naive and hopeful individual to someone who understands the harsh realities of life.

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Trisha’s Relationship With Anirudhh

Trisha’s life took a tumultuous turn when she made the bold decision to marry her estranged partner, Anirudhh, against her parents’ wishes. She eloped with Anirudhh, hoping for a brighter future. However, the promises Anirudhh made turned out to be empty, and Trisha soon found herself trapped in a nightmare. The absence of Anirudhh from their lives became a constant source of pain for Trisha and their young son, Shakti. Anirudhh’s work in remote areas and ownership of a farm kept him away and inaccessible most of the time. Trisha’s attempts to bridge the gap and seek answers were met with disappointment as communication faltered between them. The lack of understanding and emotional connection gradually eroded their relationship, leading to significant conflicts and unanswered questions.

Trisha’s longing for answers and closure intensified when Shakti went missing from his school. It was in this moment of crisis that Trisha hoped to find the truth behind Anirudhh’s abandonment and the circumstances surrounding Shakti’s disappearance. The series explores Trisha’s journey as she strives to unravel the secrets that haunt her past and discover the ultimate truth behind her fractured family. After days of trying to get a hold of Anirudhh, Trisha finally managed to bring him face-to-face to confront the crisis of their missing son, Shakti. But the reunion proved to be an emotional rollercoaster, as it unearthed a plethora of unhealed wounds and unresolved issues. In a moment of intense confrontation, the conversation between Trisha and Anirudh took a bitter turn. Anirudhh, with a seemingly indifferent attitude, expressed his desire for Trisha to focus on her relationship with her boyfriend, Adil, or let him go entirely. The weight of this statement proved to be too much for Trisha, causing her to break down under immense emotional strain. Amidst the tears and turmoil, Anirudhh’s emotional facade shattered, and he finally revealed his side of the story.

Throughout his life, Anirudhh grappled with an innate struggle when confronted with difficult situations. This struggle was a significant factor in his inability to address and confront the growing differences between himself and Trisha. Even in distressing situations, Anirudh found himself breaking down emotionally. A conflicting mix of emotions flooded his heart as he witnessed Trisha’s unwavering strength. A part of him felt a deep sense of pride in her ability to confront the challenges head-on and remain steadfast. He admired Trisha for her commitment to finding their son. Alongside that pride, a heavy burden of guilt weighed on Anirudhh’s conscience. He carried the weight of knowing that he was not there for his wife and child when they needed him the most. The guilt stemmed from his realization that his absence had caused irreparable damage to their relationship. The pain and remorse increased even more as the search for Shakti continued. Anirudhh reflected on the moments he had missed and the impact they had had on their lives.

Trisha’s Challenges To Find Shakti

Trisha found herself constantly dismissed and neglected by the school authorities, as they failed to inform her in a timely manner about Shakti’s disappearance. Placing her hopes in the police investigation, Trisha anticipated that they would take Shakti’s case seriously and diligently search for him. However, she felt increasingly frustrated and disheartened as she perceived that the police weren’t fully committed to finding her son. But that was not the case. Driven by desperation, Trisha reached out to the media. This decision brought in many witnesses and gave her more information on Shakti’s friendship with Chanchal, the school gardener’s son. Yet, despite these revelations, the investigation continued to yield no significant leads.

Trisha’s guilt grew as she realized that her desire for personal space and her conflicting emotions had inadvertently created a rift between her and Shakti. She blamed herself for pushing him away and complicating their mother-son relationship. Although Trisha had the support of her boyfriend, Adil, she couldn’t shake the overwhelming feeling of incompleteness without Shakti. He was her only remaining family, and his absence left a void in her life that no one else could fill. Trisha carried the weight of guilt for the choices she made and longed for the opportunity to make amends and be reunited with her son.

Trisha’s Confrontation With The Truth

Trisha’s world came crashing down when the police discovered the possible involvement of two seniors, Vikram and Tapan, in Shakti’s case. Although Trisha had a strong feeling that her son was no longer alive, she yearned to uncover the truth and find closure. She wanted to know what had truly happened to her son, to confirm his fate, and to release herself from the agonizing uncertainty of waiting for his return. However, when confronted by Trisha, Vikram merely offered a feeble apology, leaving her with a sense of helplessness. Trisha realized that there was nothing she could do to make things right or bring Shakti back into her life. Her beloved son had been taken away from her, and the weight of that loss bore heavily on her heart.

As Trisha grappled with her grief, various thoughts and emotions swirled through her mind. She couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that Shakti’s friends had lied about her cooking and her being a cool mom. Deep down, she knew that it was all a facade that Shakti had put up in front of his friends, wanting to portray an image of a happy family. He didn’t want others to know the struggles and challenges his mother was facing. Trisha was moved by the realization that Shakti had tried to protect her, even at his young age, by hiding their difficulties from his friends. Like Shakti, Trisha longed for the restoration of their family and for the void left by his absence to be filled. But she was left with the painful reality that her desires could never be fulfilled. Shakti was gone, and she had to find a way to cope with the overwhelming grief and carry on with her life, forever cherishing the memories of her beloved son.

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Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya is a Mass Media graduate and she is currently working and living in Mumbai. From a very young age, Raschi was heavily interested in reading and writing. She prefers to write everything that her mind nurtures her to do as shaping up her imagination is her forte!

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