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7 Yüz (7 Faces) is a Turkish miniseries that premiered in 2017, the second original series released on streaming platform BluTV. A thematic anthology, it consists of seven stand-alone episodes, each examining sociological "what-if" scenarios:

  • "Büyük Günahlar" (Great Sins): What if those "little sins" really weren't so little after all?
  • "Prosedür" (The Procedure): What if unrequited love was a disorder that could be cured with a simple procedure?
  • "Hayatın Musikisi" (Music of Life): What if self-confidence was simply something you could buy?
  • "Eşitlik" (Equality): What if the equilibrium in a perfect relationship was broken? How far would you go to restore it?
  • "Refakatçiler" (Companions): What if death gave way to peace?
  • "Karşılaşmalar" (Encounters): What if we could know how many times we met before we actually knew each other?
  • "Biyolojik Saat" (Biological Clock): What if men were subject to a reproductive "biological clock"?

Individual stories borrow from various genres, from Speculative Fiction to Romance. Although each episode has a self-contained narrative, there are subtle cross-references between installments, which provide a uniting thread for the whole series.

The anthology as a whole provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Recurring Element:
    • The 7 Yüz Apartments, which lend the series its name, appear in every episode.
      • The fateful New Year's party in "Büyük Günahlar" takes place in the building.
      • The clinic where Banu and Ridvan seek treatment in "Prosedür" is located on the top floor of the complex.
      • Pinar ("Hayatın Musikisi") lives alone in one of the units.
      • Dilek and Kaan ("Eşitlik") share one of the apartments together.
      • Serhat ("Refakatçiler") is a longtime occupant, having raised his estranged adult son Okan in the unit.
      • Gödze and Onur ("Karşılaşmalar") move into Serhat's apartment after he dies, and discover Okan's mural hidden beneath the peeling wallpaper.
      • Metin and Gökçe ("Biyolojik Saat") both live in the flat, but seemingly interact for the first time in the episode when the former raises a fuss about the yowling cats Gökçe feeds.
      • The names of the apartment's inhabitants can clearly be seen on the door buzzer in the second episode, before many of them actually appear onscreennote .
    • Alihan, who features as a key figure in "Refakatçiler", is the only character to appear in all seven installments as the building's super.
      • In "Büyük Günahlar", he makes a late-night delivery to Murat and Ece's party near the start of the episode.
      • He can be briefly seen taking out the garbage when Banu and Ridvan enter the flat in "Prosedür".
      • Pınar bumps into him carrying a mirror in "Hayatın Musikisi" while descending the stairs.
      • Kaan punches him outside the apartments in "Eşitlik" when he suspects him of sniggering at Dilek's video. His son Semih is also one of the young men watching the video at the beginning of the episode.
      • He checks in on on Gözde and Onur in "Karşılaşmalar", who move into Serhat's flat after his death.
      • In "Biyolojik Saat" he is seen picking up medication for Serhat at the pharmacy, where he briefly exchanges friendly words with Metin.
    • The city of Balıkesir is mentioned in character's backstories in several episodes, and features as the setting for the story Mete tells in "Büyük Günahlar".
    • Nihal, a key character in "Büyük Günahlar", appears briefly as Dilek's supportive colleague in "Eşitlik".
    • Şeniz appears in three episodes: as a party guest in "Büyük Günahlar", Pınar's co-worker in "Hayatın Musikisi", and one of Metin's failed dates in "Biyolojik Saat".
    • Mete ("Büyük Günahlar") writes a love note to Elif in a copy of Oruç Aruoba's "Hani". In "Karşılaşmalar", it's one of Gödze's favorite books, and plays a pivotal part in The Reveal.

Tropes found in individual episodes (spoilers unmarked):

    Büyük Günahlar (Great Sins)
A simple party game on New Year's Eve leads to a shocking revelation that has impacted the lives of more than one of its guests.

Starring Sinan Tuzcu, Cem Davran, and Merve Dizdar.

  • …And That Little Girl Was Me: The climax reveals that party guest Nihal is Aytaç's daughter, the little girl who first answered Elif's fateful phonecall. Following the events described by Mete, she witnessed the disintegration of her parents' marriage and her father's mental state, which ultimately led him to commit suicide.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Invoked. Mete and Elif strike fear and paranoia into Aytaç's mind by suggesting they have more power than they actually do. Mete informs Aytaç they will know if he doesn't follow the orders he is given, and will use the tape against him. The suggestion is enough to make him obey.
  • Blackmail: When Aytaç begs to know what his anonymous callers want from him, Mete and Elif realize they can make demands, and decide to take their scheme to the next level. Promising to send Aytaç the recording should he comply, the two begin tasking him with orders he must follow. Their requests range from criminal (slashing tires) and absurd (braying like a donkey) to sordid and exploitative (recording a sexual encounter with his wife).
  • Dean Bitterman: Aytaç, the vice principal of Mete's school in Balıkesir, who seems to have it in for Mete specifically. Following a scuffle that was instigated by another student, Aytaç singles Mete out for punishment, reprimanding and slapping him in front of his peers.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: With Elif's help, Mete hatches a plan of revenge against vice principal Aytaç, who admonished him in the middle of a crowded schoolyard. The pair had only intended to torment him through an incriminating recording; however, once they realize they can blackmail him, it quickly escalates into this, setting into motion events that drive him to insanity and ultimately, suicide.
  • Distant Prologue: The episode opens in a Balıkesir schoolyard, where a trio of girls discuss a classmate, Mete, whom Elif has a crush on; they are interrupted by the sound of fighting on the court. The close of the episode returns to the original scene, providing critical context to the inciting incident.
  • Driven to Suicide: After months of harassment, Aytaç takes his own life, hanging himself in the bathroom.
  • Fille Fatale: Fifteen-year-old Elif plays the part, enticing Aytaç into phone sex and ensnaring him in Mete's revenge scheme.
  • Framing Device: A game of "never have I ever" at a New Year's Eve party provides the frame through which Mete relates his story.
  • Impaled Palm: After describing the suffering of her father and her family, Nihal drives a pair of scissors into Mete's hand in a moment of rage and fury.
  • Intimate Telecommunications: Aytaç asks his mystery caller (actually Elif) to call him back at night, once the rest of the household is asleep. She obliges his wish, and as their late-night conversation turns sexual, he quietly pleasures himself beneath a blanket. Unfortunately for him, he's not nearly as silent enough for it to go unnoticed on an audio recording.
  • New Year Has Come: The episode is set against the backdrop of a New Year's Eve party.
  • Off the Wagon: After Nihal's revelation and condemnation by his friends, Mete downs a glass of rakı, ending his meticulously-maintained sobriety in the face of the night's events.
  • Really 17 Years Old: Elif claims she's a twenty-something college student when she calls Aytaç over the telephone, resulting in a sexual exchange. He is naturally horrified to learn that she's actually a fifteen-year-old, especially when Mete reveals the conversation was recorded.
  • Recovered Addict: Mete is quickly established as The Teetotaler, owing to his status as an addict; he turned to alcohol following a nasty breakup, but since made a recovery. Determined to maintain sobriety, he abstains from alcohol at the party, making no exceptions for a holiday.
  • The Reveal: The episode packs two reveals that reverse the understanding of the characters and their motivations.
    • The climax of the episode reveals that Nihal, one of the party guests, is Aytaç's daughter and the girl who first answered Elif's phone call. She emotionally unravels and reframes Mete's account by telling her side of the story: how much her family suffered because of the phone calls, how long the harassment actually persisted, and how the events led to her father's mental breakdown and eventual suicide.
    • The final scenes of the episode return to Balıkesir and contextualizes the prologue's events, revealing that Aytaç was the vice principal of the school Mete and Elif attended. Although another student instigated the scuffle, Aytaç goes out of his way to scold and humiliate Mete for the fight, slapping him in front of his peers — all which is witnessed by Elif. As Aytaç leaves the school at the end of the day, Elif and Mete watch him before sharing a knowing glance, suggesting that the prank call was no accident but a deliberate act of revenge.
  • That Liar Lies: Nihal doubles down as Mete grows increasingly evasive in his answers, before directly calling him out for lying and revealing the untold truth behind his tale.
  • Teens Are Monsters: For months on end, Mete tormented not only Aytaç, but also his family, who never did him any wrong. His troubling behavior indicates a lack of empathy and regard for consequences, far beyond the "little bit of fun" he claims he was having. Nihal calls him out for failing to recognize the cruelty of his actions, and persisting once damage had been done.
    Nihal: If you had any intention to stop, you would have stopped before.
  • Unreliable Narrator: After Nihal learns his identity and unmasks the truth, Mete is exposed as an unreliable narrator who distorted events of the story in his favor. He shifts blame onto Elif — who is conveniently unable to defend herself — for instigating the calls and taking the prank too far, when in reality he encouraged her participation. His narrative also depicts himself as a moral crusader who righteously torments the "pervert" Aytaç for traumatizing Elif.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Mete unwittingly reveals his true colors when he shares his story with the party, supposing that no one will ever know the whole truth or challenge the details of his account. He's wrong, of course; by sheer coincidence, one of the party guests is none other than the daughter of the man he harassed, threatened, and tormented.

    Prosedür (The Procedure)
Hung up on her ex-boyfriend, a woman agrees to an experimental procedure to help to move forward.

Starring Melisa Sözen, Engin Hepileri, and Beste Kökdemir.

  • Amicable Exes: Rıdvan and Banu. Rıdvan still considers her one of his closest friends after they break up; however, Banu's lingering feelings for him complicate the situation considerably and results in frustration on both sides.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Rıdvan wants nothing more than to have a normal friendship with Banu, returning to the bond they shared before dating; he also expresses his wish for her to find another person who loves and appreciates her. After learning the extent of her emotional turmoil, he suggests she apply for the experimental procedure to ease her heartbreak and move forward with her life. However, the results of the procedure are more effective than expected, as her romantic memories of Rıdvan are relegated to a mere footnote.
    Rıdvan: I didn't want anything like that! I just wanted you to be happy! I didn't want you to remove me from your mind!
  • Demoted Memories: The procedure doesn't erase Banu's memories of dating Rıdvan, but rather displaces their significance. The memories are still there — they just aren't as important or emotionally relevant to her.
  • Forgotten Birthday: Rıdvan reaches a breaking point when Banu forgets about his birthday — especially when he learns she went paintballing with her new paramour instead.
  • Mating Dance: Despite recently ending their relationship, İrem dances rather suggestively with Rıdvan at the nightclub, grinding against him in a sexual manner. It puts Banu in a sour mood, ultimately driving her to leave the club in tears.
  • Oblivious to Love: Rıdvan seems completely unaware that Banu still has feelings toward him. While she might not be the most forthcoming about it, you'd expect him to take a hint after the handwritten poems, visits to his desk, and jealousy toward İrem — yet her revelation comes as a complete surprise and leaves him momentarily dumbfounded.
  • Office Romance: Rıdvan previously dated Banu and İrem, two of his co-workers. After the procedure, Banu begins a relationship with another one of their co-workers, to Rıdvan's distaste.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Banu claims she is crying because of her painfully tight shoes, and not due to İrem's suggestive dancing with Rıdvan.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: At the beginning of "Prosedür", Banu is hung up on her ex and co-worker Rıdvan, whom she still pines after; he has since moved on and dated other people. By the end of the episode, their positions have flipped: Banu is no longer plagued by feelings for her old flame, while Rıdvan is left frustrated that she's moved forward with her life — all because of the procedure he himself encouraged her to get.

    Hayatın Musikisi (Music of Life)
Hoping to improve her self-confidence, an insecure young woman turns to a celebrity hypnotist for help, but instead discovers that the power to change her life lies only within herself.

Starring Damla Sönmez, Cihan Yenici, Selim Bayraktar, and Janset.

  • Achilles' Heel: The power of the musical trigger is broken if Pınar sees her own reflection, which causes her to fretfully avoid mirrors and other reflective surfaces. She later discovers that the mere presence of her colleague Eray has the same power, albeit for an entirely different reason.
  • Aura Vision: Oşa possesses the power to both see and feel auras, which he uses to guide his clients to a path of self-actualization. Or so he claims.
  • Brown Note: Pınar grows increasingly reliant on Oşa's trigger, reaching the point that she hears the trigger song constantly. Initially pleased by the idea of perpetual confidence, it turns out to be less of a blessing than a curse, as the song begins to plague her with painful headaches, insomnia, and tinnitus. Worst of all, she finds that she can no longer stop the song using the old methods.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Pinar first learns that Oşa has been arrested for fraud while leaving work, walking past the giant television screen in the lobby.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: In addition to her clumsiness in social settings, Pınar's habit of keeping her head down makes her unfortunately prone to physically stumbling as well.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Pınar's diffident and clumsy persona is established within the first minute of the episode, when she nearly stumbles over a janitor's cart on her way to the office and fails to make small talk with Sinem while riding the elevator.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Pınar begins wearing her hair down when she regularly uses Oşa's musical trigger. Previously, she had opted for a tight high ponytail that matched her restrained demeanor.
  • Eyes Always Averted: The shy Pınar has trouble maintaining eye contact when speaking to other people. Oşa specifically cites it as an obstacle she must overcome to become self-confident.
  • Foil: Sinem, a poised Statuesque Stunner who exudes self-confidence, is a foil to the protagonist Pınar, who is mousy, introverted, and even physically diminutive.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: The episode loosely adapts plot points from Cinderella, only to subvert them at the climax. A young woman, who is an outcast among her peers, receives help from a mystical figure, who gives her a seemingly magical solution to her problems. The only difference is that her "fairy godfather" is actually a con artist, the "magic spell" is simply the Placebo Effect at work, and the "ball" was never worth attending in the first place. She does end up getting her "prince", however: he's the only person at the "ball" who accepts her for whom she really is.
  • Gibberish of Love: Pınar is reduced to stammering and gibberish in the presence of Eray, whose gaze alone renders her confidence trigger useless.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Pınar's co-workers view her as "a little weird" due to her poor social skills and preference for working alone. It even makes them question her ability to function as the leader on the project Eray suggests she should take the lead on.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: The episode plays with the concept in a rather innovative way. Oşa warns Pınar that seeing her own reflection will break the "spell" that empowers confidence and decreases inhibitions, and she goes to drastic lengths to maintain the façade. However, under the musical trigger Oşa teaches her to use, Pınar ceases to be her authentic self; she does not truly grow or improve, but is instead offered a figurative mask that projects the image she believes others want to see. This disparity is emphasized by the very song used to trigger her confidence mode, "Bambaşka Biri" (literally "Somebody Different"), as well as its failure in the presence of Eray, who believed in Pınar and saw her strengths at the beginning of the story. Of course, Oşa's magical solution also turns out to be a farce. Only through recognizing the truth can Pınar authentically empower herself and truly gain confidence.
  • Musical Trigger: Oşa conditions Pınar to trigger her "confidence mode" by singing or hearing Ajda Pekkan's "Bambaşka Biri". The title of the song — the Turkish version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" — literally translates to "Someone Different", signifying the personality transformation she undergoes after induction.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Oşa is a new age caricature who wears Indian-style tunics and draws on esoteric mysticism to help "cure" his clients of their ailments.
  • No Social Skills: The mousy Pınar demonstrates a basic lack of conversational skills, which makes her a social outcast at the office and the subject of ridicule. Her awkwardness and shy nature consequently prompt her boss, Arzu, to sideline her from taking the lead on projects, which would necessitate presenting to a client.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: In the episode ""Hayatin Musikisi", Pinar is subjected to endless mockery by her colleagues on account of getting cold feet while meeting with a client and dealing with it in the worst way. Instead of presenting her pitch, Pinar stammered and stuttered, before asking the client "well, can't I just send you an e-mail?" The continued embarrassment from the incident and ridicule of her co-workers do little to improve her self-confidence, and she is subsequently sidelined from making pitches.
  • Placebo Effect: The hypnotic "treatment" Oşa gives Pınar is nothing but a placebo — it only makes her feel confident and empowered because she believes it does.
    Oşa: You hear it because you believe that you do. There is no song. I only made you believe that it would cure you.
  • Shout-Out: "Come home before midnight, or you'll turn into a pumpkin".
  • Shrinking Violet: The shy and introverted Pınar has really earned this reputation among her colleagues, being a poor conversationalist and presenter who prefers working in solitude. It doesn't help that she's an anomaly in an office filled with social butterflies.
  • Snake Oil Salesman: Oşa is unmasked as a sham and a swindler when he is arrested for fraudulent business practices and misleading his clients.
  • Title Drop: When Pınar's confidence suddenly falters during a meeting, she recognizes that the mere gaze of her crush Eray renders the trigger ineffective. Panicking over the realization, she asks Oşa for help, but he only tells her that no song can overcome love — "the music of life".
  • Visual Title Drop: The draft Pınar delivers to Eray at the end of the episode is titled "Hayatın Musikisi", itself a reference to Oşa's earlier comment.

    Eşitlik (Equality)
A teacher's personal relationships and professional standing are placed in jeopardy when an old explicit video surfaces on the web.

Starring Ekin Koç and Pınar Göktaş.

  • Grand Romantic Gesture: Shaken by Dilek's belief that they are no longer in an equal relationship, Kaan realizes desperate times call for desperate measures. He rents a studio for a day, makes his own solo sex tape, uploads it to the internet, and personally sends it to every acquaintance and colleague who gossiped about Dilek — including his own boss. When all is said an done, the two agree to move to Canada to begin their lives anew.
  • Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: Dilek is subject to humiliation and shame after an old recording of a sexual encounter goes viral, shared by her students, colleagues, neighbors, and even her fiancé's boss. Even after the courts grant her a small victory and order websites to remove the video, she is warned that it will be impossible to destroy all copies of the recording.
  • Morton's Fork: While seeking justice and damage control, Dilek faces a dilemma; if she wants press charges against her ex-boyfriend, the publicity from the case risks drawing attention to the video, inadvertently making it even more popular.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: Kaan ardently defends Dilek against gossip, reassures her she did nothing wrong, and even sucker-punches Alihan, whom he suspects of watching (and laughing at) the video.
  • Properly Paranoid: Dilek becomes increasingly paranoid over the course of the episode, suspecting any man who looks at her with a sideways glance of watching the video; unfortunately, many of her acquaintances (including her own students) turn out to be guilty of viewing the tape. The situation also deeply effects Kaan, who similarly grows suspicious of others after learning how many people participated in his fiancée's humiliation.
  • Sex Montage: The episode begins with a montage of men masturbating with enthusiasm to the same amateur sex tape (as well as three college-aged women, who are hate-watching it with pointed disgust).
  • Slut-Shaming: The sex tape turns Dilek into the victim of humiliating gossip and derision, the subject of tattle by both male and female acquaintances. Kaan's boss in particular makes his opinion of Dilek clear, despite going out of the way to watch the video himself.
  • Unequal Pairing: Despite his unwavering support, Dilek feels her relationship with Kaan has been thrown out of equilibrium by the scandal, bringing humiliating baggage into a formerly equal partnership.

    Refakatçiler (Companions)
Following a life-changing accident, an elderly man is confronted by the spirit of his late wife, who urges him to face his greatest regret.

Starring Genco Erkal and Tilbe Saran.

  • Aesop Collateral Damage: To prove her point, Vildan draws Serdar's attention to Semih's new car, which seems a tad too expensive for his family's income bracket. Jumping to immediate conclusions, Serdar storms to Alihan's apartment in a rage, accusing the father and son of shamelessly stealing from him. Alihan and Semih are naturally hurt and offended by the accusation, and the unpleasant incident prompts them to sever their relationship with Serdar, who while regretful, seems too proud to apologize.
  • Elder Abuse: Of the financial variety. Serhat is often targeted by scammers; as a prosecutor notes, older people who live alone are frequent targets for grifters and con men. Unfortunately, the slightest hint causes Serhat to jump to conclusions about Alihan and his son, and he angrily accuses them of stealing his money; his false assumptions ironically end up driving away the two people who had actually been trying to help him.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Serhat's son Okan wanted to become a painter, even winning a scholarship to study in Italy. When Serhat refused to support his dream, insisting that he become a trader, he ran away to find work in Russia, and had been estranged from his father ever since.
  • Pride: Vildan leads Serhat to recognize how his stubborn pride has driven away the people who care for him most, particularly his son, Okan. Serhat's pride prohibited Okan from attending art school, creating a devastating rift between father and son. When Okan later went missing in Russia, Serhat refused to seek help from others to find him, because it would require him to humble himself and admit his mistakes as a parent.
    Vildan: You break people's hearts, then you lose them.
  • Psychopomp: Serhat initially assumes Vildan's apparition has come to take him to "the other side". However, she assures him she isn't his "companion", and is only there as a Spirit Advisor. At the end of the episode, it is Serhat's estranged son Okan who spirits him away.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: The episode shows how Serhat's increasingly forgetful behavior, in addition to his physical ailments, lead to a frustrating loss of independence. Vildan pointedly reminds him more than once when he leaves the burner running, to his disdain.
  • Spirit Advisor: Serdar thinks Vildan has arrived to be his "companion", a spirit which guides a dying soul to the afterlife. She has only appeared as a helper, however, hoping to grant him clarity and peace in his final days by facing his regrets. Additionally, she implies that she can't be his companion, as she has already once served that role (presumably to their son Okan).
  • Visual Title Drop: The opening of the episode reveals that "7 Yüz" is the name of the apartment complex that recurs in every episode.

    Karşılaşmalar (Encounters)
A woman hoping to shed light on her relationship uncovers an unsettling truth.

Starring Belçim Bilgin and Tuğrul Tülek.

  • Accentuate the Negative: Unlike his wife and friends, Onur is unenthused about the app to the point of hostility. Aside from his worries about security and privacy, he questions the purported "romance" the app aims to inspire by discovering close encounters between a couple.
    Onur: So maybe we once stood in the same queue to to pay the bill. Is that supposed to be romantic?
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Discussed. Onur expresses concern about how corporate entities collect private information through downloaded apps and use it to their own ends. Gözde believes he's being paranoid and sacrificing a fun opportunity because of it.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: The app introduced in the episode seeks to illuminate forgotten or unknown encounters between couples by mining public and private data. Gözde and Onur learn about the app through their friends Begum and Mehmet, who excitedly share that they first met at a wedding (and even danced together) before officially "meeting" years later.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Gözde recalls that she caught her ex Kerem in bed with her best friend while the two were visiting Ankara. Heartbroken and betrayed, she boards the first train that can take her home, alone.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: The gregarious and good-natured Gözde volunteers for a group that inoculates, sterilizes, feeds, and provides care for the neighborhood's stray cats.
  • Kubrick Stare: As Gödze intently assesses the results of the app's analysis, the camera frequently cuts to close-ups of Onur's eyes, which glare at his wife with growing suspicion. The unnerving gaze, set beneath a furrowed brow, hints at his sinister secret.
  • The Paranoiac: From the start, Onur is deeply perturbed by the app's potential, citing privacy concerns; Gözde wonders what harm a fun little application could do, and sees her husband as excessively suspicious. It turns out he does have reason to be paranoid — just not for the one he claims.
    Onur: I don't like the fact that they know our every step. Some things should remain a mystery.
  • The Reveal: While cleaning out a bookshelf, Gödze finds an old photograph of herself and Kerem in better times — only to notice Onur lurking in the background. She immediately begins to connect the dots, coming to the realization that her now-beloved husband had started stalking her from that moment.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Onur began stalking Gözde from the moment he saw her in an Ankara bookshop. He carefully followed her for months, before bumping into her on the street during a "chance encounter".
  • Straw Hypocrite: Onur presents himself as a person concerned about privacy, and worries that companies will track him through the app. However, he's really trying to cover for his personal behavior: obsessively stalking Gödze before she even knew who he was.
  • There Are No Coincidences: After learning she crossed paths with Onur hundreds of times before actually meeting him, Gözde seeks to assign meaning to the events — specifically, the four times they passed within ten meters of each other. Far from finding a fatefully romantic narrative, she uncovers the disturbing truth: the passing encounters and their first meeting were not due to mere coincidence, but Onur watching her every move.

    Biyolojik Saat (Biological Clock)
Faced with a declining sperm count, a man intensifies his search for an ideal wife to start a family with, forging an unexpected bond in the process.

Starring Serkan Altunorak and Dolunay Soysert.

  • Amicable Exes:
    • Nil, who moved to Canada and married a Russian woman named Olga, remains one of Metin's closest friends. The two seem to Skype on a daily basis, and Nil is happy to dispense honest advice to Metin about his relationships.
    • While she isn't as close to him as Nil, Duygu also has a friendly relationship with Metin, and greet each other with a hug when they see each other for the first time in years. Duygu has since been Happily Married with two children, which makes Metin realize he wants a family of his own; he jokingly tells her to call him if she ever gets a divorce.
  • Astrologer: One of Metin's disastrous dates is a budding astrologer who seems far more interested in assessing his star sign (he's a Cancer) than getting to know him as an individual.
  • Bookends: At the beginning of the episode, Metin is forced to seek Gökçe's help when he fails to catch a cat that snuck past him into his apartment. He is impressed by how easily she finds, captures and calms the distressed feline and subsequently invites her out, the beginnings of a positive relationship. At the end of the episode and after a painful breakup, he pulls the same tactic as the cat in order to win her back, down to to climbing on her table and mewling like one. Despite her initial annoyance and bafflement, his drastic action surprisingly works — she can't helped but be charmed by his dedication to re-creating the moment that made him appreciate her.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Aylin tasks her husband Bülent to hit the bar with Metin, hoping it will distract him from his breakup with Gökçe. It doesn't go as expected, as Metin Can't Hold His Liquor and spends the early hours of the morning vomiting profusely.
  • Family Man: After catching up with his ex-girlfriend Duygu and seeing pictures of her kids, Metin realizes that he too wants children and a family of his own. Unfortunately, his time is running out, which hastens his search for the perfect woman to start a family with.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Gökçe has a soft spot for cats, but loves all animals and goes out of her way to help those in need.
  • Fourth-Date Marriage: Metin asks Gökçe to marry him after only eleven days of dating, saying that in their short time together, he's known her better than women he dated for months. She is naturally taken aback by his sudden proposal, and reveals that she had similarly rushed into her failed previous marriage.
    Gökçe: I'm sorry, but do you propose to every woman whom you have a wonderful time with?
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Gökçe is a compassionate woman who loves all animals, but has a special affinity for felines. She cares for the block's stray cats, providing them with food and water. This initially brings her into conflict with Metin, who accuses her of turning the block into a feral cat shelter and threatens to have the animals forcibly removed.
  • The Matchmaker: Aylin, Metin's pharmacist and sister, takes a keen interest in her brother's love life and often sets him up with potential dates.
    Metin: Do you have any other hobby besides matchmaking me?
  • Men Like Dogs, Women Like Cats: Metin prefers dogs, while Gökçe prefers cats. However, while Gökçe also likes dogs, Metin actively hates cats at the start of the story, which initially puts him at odds with her.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Nil jokingly calls Gökçe a panther (cougar), despite having only two years on Metin himself.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: The episode gender-flips the trope; as its title indicates, the story takes place in an alternate universe where men's fertility diminishes drastically after a certain point, as it does for women in reality. Upon realizing his time is running out to start a family, Metin hastily begins seeking a serious partner he can settle down and grow old with.
  • Second-Act Breakup: Gökçe breaks up with Metin following his reaction to a personal revelation: she's unable to have children, which was Metin's primary reason for seeking a wife. He instantly regrets his attitude, recognizing that his real love for her is much more important than chasing his vision of a picture-perfect family.
  • Serial Romeo: According to Nil, Metin is one. He easily finds new women to date after a breakup, but slowly realizes that not everyone he attracts is a good match once he begins looking for a quality lifelong relationship.
  • Sleep Cute: Metin falls asleep on Gökçe's shoulder at the movie theater shortly after the film begins. She is more amused than offended, and later assures him he didn't miss out — the movie sucked.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: We are treated to one after Metin, against Nil's advice, schedules multiple dates in a single night, playing the odds that just one of them will be his soulmate. Unfortunately for him, the women his sits down with far more interested in ranting about their jobs, reading his horoscrope, ordering pricy food, or having a one-night stand than establishing an actual relationship.

Alternative Title(s): Seven Faces