Ali gets to make reckless quality of life choices. It's in character for her to have made this choice. It's also in character for her to not have already had the first assessment by the fertility specialist. It's only her life at stake. No biggie. Of course she would choose to dwell in unnecessary ignorance when time is of the essence.
The attempt to parallel the brave choice of LuLu to put her life on the line for a greater cause and Ali's by TPTB was dirty pool. At least the King had a chance to protect his daughter.
I bet that was one heckuva extemporaneous debut on the world stage by the future Queen. Zain ain't done, either. Not by a longshot. Maybe literally so.
The reporter knew Zain was to be King if LuLu were to be discredited. Then again, she had already reported LuLu's progressivism. 1) She would never have agreed to the new deal because she knew Zain was likely to be King. 2) The "damning" news was already out! What new news was there, anyway? Insanity.
Nice start to the marriage, Trish. You chose the daughter's needs over your husband's. Then again, he signed up for a healthy dose of disappointment, didn't he? If Trish privately went to Arthur with Ali's "side" in this, great. An attempt at added understanding is a good thing. But, no. She took Ali's side and supported her. She then refused to tell her husband what she had done. Trust is in such abundance in that nascent household, eh?
Lulu sure brought it with that red dress/winter coat combo. George Peppard would recognize. Wow.
I was truly enjoying this ep as the stories were setting up. It seemed "old school" GA to me. The Rakesh romance arc was particularly charming. Yet, TPTB simply could not resists several misdirections. Each was unnecessary. They could easily have taken the characters to where they ended up with some straightforward exposition. Here again, the show was too clever. It needs healthy doses of "feel good."