In the previous episode of High Priestess, As Vikram and Swathi continue speaking about the past, Swathi tells him about her first case. She reveals that Siddharth (their classmate from the college) made her realise her supernatural powers. She narrates how Siddharth was haunted by a number (12/15) and how she used interesting ways to solve his problem. Back then Siddharth experienced sleep paralysis ever since he returned from his trip and he used to get a recurring nightmare about a transgender constantly reminding him of the time – 12:15.
So, Swathi, with the help of hypnotism, finds out that Sid and his friends accidentally killed a transgender during their return journey. It was 12:15 pm in the afternoon when the transgender woman was taking her girl child to school. When they figure out the reason behind the woman’s spirit haunting him, Sid surrenders himself to the cops. He not only adopts the woman’s daughter after he is released from the jail but also starts a shelter for transgenders.
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In the fifth episode, Swathi feels something strange when she touches Vikram and she starts crying. She gets emotional as Vikram talks about their short-lived relationship. Swathi shows him the pictures of their (Swathi and Vikram) marriage and tells him that she could never forget this day when the two tied the knot at a temple in a secret marriage after they finished their college. Vikram then explains how he had to save his dad’s business by marrying the daughter of his partner. He also tells her that he tried contacting her but she’d left the city.
Later, Swathi reaches out for something, a coconut pops out of her cupboard and Vikram gets curious about it. Swathi narrates a lawyer’s story, which initially seems funny but takes a terrifying twist. She tells him the story of a girl, who was brutally killed by the people of her village after her biological brother spreads a rumour involving her name in performing black magic. The lawyer, despite knowing that the brother is the killer, proves him innocent and tells the court that the woman committed suicide. The woman’s daughter was sent to an orphanage after his mother passes away. So, the spirit of the woman haunts the lawyer, but later she realises that he is not a bad guy. The lawyer regrets his decision to defend the killer instead of getting justice for her daughter.
So, the women’s spirit talks to the lawyer through this coconut and tries to convince him to get justice for her daughter. However, the lawyer goes to Swathi for help as he does not get the hint of the spirit’s message. Swathi, with the help of her powers, finds out that the woman was killed because she had asked to divide the will (property) between her and her brother, which did not go down well with the latter. Swathi narrates the whole story behind the murder to the lawyer. The lawyer reopens the case and gets justice for the girl and her mother. After a while, the daughter gets adopted by a beautiful family. What will happen next? Stay tuned?
If you are new to the series, here what you need to know about High Priestess. The story revolves around Swathi Reddy, a tarot card reader and psychic, who deals with peculiar cases and clients that make her experience the supernatural powers around her. More information about her character and capabilities are revealed slowly. It is a 2019 thriller ZEE5 Original starring Amala Akkineni and Kishore Kumar in lead roles.
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