The apparent tension between Osman and Umur Bey will disappear soon. The ending scene where both were invited by Sheikh Edebali seems to be heading towards reconciliation between two great Beys. Both shared a common mission, as the Sheikh had rightly pointed out.
Sometimes political conflicts can never be resolved through political solutions, but through an independent or third-party “service provider” who is non-political but possess a deep insight into human nature and the psychological tendencies of each opposing parties. And coupled too with a matured assessment of the ongoing conflict.
Sheikh Edebali represents a solution that is deeply needed in the political arena but in most cases was largely ignored – and that is the spiritual elements deeply rooted in the human psyche. Politics is about human nature, aspirations and quest for power and dominance, all of which can be corrupted by unbridled desires and reckless pursuit of political greed.
Treachery, compromises, backstabbing and even jealousy are all manifestation of the “Dark Force” which is the eternal enemy of the True Path/Way.
Hence, and realising the potential danger that awaits both Beys unless checked and resolved in advance, Sheikh Edebali tried to jolt both of them to the destructive effects of disunity and enmity amongst brothers and travellers of the same path who shared a common enemy.
The consequences of the unified front of Osman Bey and Umur Bey will definitely create a thunderstorm in the enemy ranks, at the time when the enemies were at each other’s throats.
And what better way to fortify this newly minted comradeship and unity than the sanctified bonds of marriage?! ?
I “predict” the next coming episodes will be focussed on the marriage between Osman and Malhun Hatun (who is a very formidable character by herself), the eventual execution of Dundar Bey and re-strategizing of attacking modes in the enemy camps (Nicolas and Togay).
Of course, not forgetting about Cerkutay’s and Aygul’s blossoming “romance”. I believe too that Cerkutay will play more important roles in the coming episodes.
The plots are being weaved in a brilliant and exciting manner!