When Danny finally realizes that he is falling for Leeza, she tells him she cannot see him anymore because she has been promised in an arranged marriage. Perkins (Stephen Tobolowsky) advise him to continue because it is his only chance of seeing, and soon Danny is successfully operated on.
Believing that Leeza did not pursue their relationship because of his being blind, Danny becomes depressed and stops taking the necessary tests for his brain surgery. He sees his family's faces for the first time, but not Leeza's, who was away, reluctantly preparing for her marriage.
She is attracted to him, but is aware of her commitment to marry Arvind and feels it would be against the Hindu culture (where love is measured with loyalty, trust, respect, and commitment) to break off her engagement - especially when it seems that Danny may be able to see, reject her, and get involved with a much more attractive ...
Her dreams were shattered when he married a prettier Caucasian, leaving her to marry an East Indian.
Her mother, originally from India, was single when she arrived in America, and fell in with a Caucasian male as he looked like a movie star.
With the back-to-basics approach, Blind Date will cut through the mass of 21st century social media-based hook-up opportunities as the programme sees love-seeking hopefuls compete to bag themselves a date with their perfect match, hidden behind the legendary sliding panel.
TV presenter Melanie Sykes, 46, joins Paul on the show to take over the voiceover role previously held by Graham Skidmore, AKA Our Graham.