The episode starts with Raman and Ishita discussing how Pihu is slowly accepting Ishita. Raman tells Ishita that he can see the happiness in her eyes but Ishita shows her concern that she is afraid that Shagun would again try to influence Pihu. At the cooking competition at Pihu’s school, Raman accidentally burns his hand during the cooking and Pihu gets worried about Raman and the competition.
Shagun grabs the chance and tries to convince Pihu that Ishita is responsible for everything bad that is happening, had she not asked Raman for role reversal and to be her mom instead, then this would not have happened. Shagun says to Pihu that she feels very bad that now Pihu won’t be able to win the competition. Aadi and Ruhi happen to listen to Shagun and Pihu’s conversation then Aadi takes Pihu with her while Ruhi asks Shagun why she is doing this and using Pihu in her games, she says that Shagun had done the same things with Ruhi during her childhood.
On the other side Mihir and Alia leave office together and Mihir’s car breaks down on their way to home. While Mihir tries to fix the car some goons try to rob mihir. Mihir tells Alia to stay in the car and then the goons try to reach for Alia while Mihir stops them and one of them stabs Mihir with a knife. Alia starts panicking and gets out of the car and hits the goon with a stone. Alia also snatches the rod from goons and hit them with that rod. Alia feels devastated and can’t decide what she should do.
Mihika calls Sanchi and asks her about her affair with Romi while Sanchi denies to this but Mihika asks her to back out when Romi enters and snatch the phone from Mihika. Romi blames Mihika for everything that is happening between them.
Next we see one of the mother participating in cooking competition at Pihu’s school backs out due to some medical conditions and requests Ishita to substitute her in the competition. Ishita agrees to that and starts working on things while helping Raman along.
Towards the end neither Ishita nor Raman win the competition but the principal announces an additional prize this year for a special mother who has participated in the competitions while facing so many difficulties and Raman is being presented with that prize. (Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 2nd September 2016 full episode written update: Pihu holds Ishita’s hand and takes her to Raman)