WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.
What a way to start the episode off since Chen Ba Ba was seen with a snake! Ekk! Was he planning to use it on them if they did not get their acts together? At least Chen Ma Ma looked like she wanted to use it on their sons. Their frightened looks were back though. Honestly, it was just a clip. Did they still have to wear that expression? Even Yu Yi was finding it hard to swallow. So it was true after all according to the clip they just watched. So the crazy brothers were doing it for both theirs and Tao Hua’s sake.
That news had affected everyone around them, not just the Chen clan. Aww…nice scene between Tao Hua and Xiao Mi. It showed that she was not just hanging around Tao Hua because of her brother but because of their friendship too. But why was Hui Qi around? She was the only who was happy about the matter? Time to take advantage of the situation again. I guess she can’t just change within several days and be all nice, huh? It would be too hard to believe anyway. And they were similar after all since Yu Yi managed to snatch the opportunity to impress Hui Qi as well. (Though she wasn’t convinced.) Still funny.
So the trial was on for Tao Hua to prove that she was capable of doing all the tasks herself. Jia you! Cheng scolding at Tao Hua? A first! (But must say he was anxious too for a good result.) Zhuan’s sneaky behaviors again. Awww….how could he? He shot the balloons! But it was Shi Lang’s encouragement for Tao Hua! Okay, so it was sort of a distraction but still! That was mean! Not to mention I would’ve expected that more from He and not Zhuan. They were double trouble after all so it wasn’t surprising that they shared some similar traits. Moving on, Tao Hua was handling the little monsters better? Great…at least she was showing improvements in that area. Something to be happy about all right.
So Xue Zhi Qiang found his way back to civilization after all since he was running his mouth again during judo. Okay, so who was the one who wouldn’t be serious about training? Hello! And their coach caught on! Smart, Coach! Give it to him! I got happy too early. But we were able to see some of Shi Lang’s jealous acts. Poor the other dude for being thrown like that! He was so not prepared!
That little scene created some opportunity for Hui Qi since she was able to use that time to talk to Shi Lang. However, it was surprising that she was not trying to move in. Okay, she was sort of getting to that part from her expression but somehow, I think she was right. Shi Lang could be so clueless at times and not observant enough. Tao Hua would never accept or care for Zhi Qiang. Shi Lang needs to be more observant.
Eh…what was Shi Ba Ba up to this time around? That was so funny! Thank you, Shi Lang. We needed to hear the main point. Shi Ba Ba kept going around in circles. He was making them dizzy. Oh…so he was trying to help his future daughter-in-law with sharpening her culinary skills. If only he would get to the point faster. What a technique all right! Chanting the mantra would work? At least he was trying to help! Didn’t work though! Oh wow, a second technique! Uh…if only it was easy to understand. I guess it was hard being a genius. He had to come up with those techniques that ordinary people were not able to grasp so easily. Okay, so her imagination was massive yet it did not help any with the real thing. Back to the drawing board, Shi Ba Ba! Love him! He’s so funny! He hypnotized himself! (LOL!)
So it took Shi Lang to persuade her otherwise. I guess it would happen sooner or later since only Shi Lang had an effect on her that the others could not. She finally succeeded!
Things were not on a happy note at the Chen resident though since He was back at it again, wanting to seek for Tao Hua even through the others’ objections. It seemed like Qi, Cheng, and Zhuan were softening up. Even if they did not want to see the inevitable changes Tao Hua was going through, they still want to be good brothers in her heart instead of bestowing more grief upon her shoulders. It took Qi’s raising his voice to stop He, making him give in. (Qi sure was their Lao Da all right. He was able to use his older brother power at the right time, not just like other times when they were acting crazy.) But then He had to open his mouth and talked about the sad topic that they did not want to hear. Whoa! All the others reacted the same, even Yu Yi. (Another time when Yu Yi was not on the out.)
So Tao Hua was not afraid of knives anymore. But it did not mean she was able to cook well. Come on now, it was her first try so no one expected it to be some delicacy, right? Seeing Shi Lang’s expression after taste testing it was funny though. It was very brave of Tao Hua to turn down Shi Lang’s attempt to help though since she wanted to achieve everything on her own, showing her capabilities. On a random note, Shi Lang looked so cute falling asleep like that.
Gasp! How in the world did Shi Lang do it? How did he turn those little devils into little angels? It was a miracle after all!
Yay! They passed the first trial! And then they were scared out of their wits with Cheng’s criticism! But luckily he passed Tao Hua as well! Qi and Zhuan were breathing out. Phew indeed! Awww….Cheng looked so cute trying it on! (Probably trying to rub it in the others’ faces since he got the first one made by Tao Hua!) Seeing Zhuan’s moving lips and Qi’s annoyed expression, it was worth the taunting! Then the others took it into their hands to demand one as well! One each, no problem! Half a year? So much for it! Ooooohh…they were in line but behind Shi Lang? That outta hurt! Cheng was the lucky one after all. Love their annoyed look.
Okay, moving on…it was Tao Hua’s time to prove her culinary skills. Everyone was just looking in from the living room. They wouldn’t want to disturb the chefs at work, right? They were getting anxious since things were turning a bit haywire. Was Zhuan sensitive or was that a weird smell coming from the kitchen? Ekk! Oh, shoot! One chef down! Shi Lang cut himself! (And He thought Tao Hua did it, lol.) So they apologized for nothing? Back to the living room then. (Um…so they only cared if Tao Hua was responsible for it or not? Lucky someone had the mind to tell Yu Yi to tend to Shi Lang.)
So it looked good, but was it edible? It was up to Chef He to decide, right? The others did not even care to sample? Or were they making He their lab rat before they dug in? Okay, maybe they wanted to hear a ‘Pass’ from He before calling for a celebration. Qi, Cheng, and Zhuan’s expressions were so funny though while they were waiting for He to test it. It was like they were waiting for their death sentences or something.
That was hectic all right. Finally a word of approval from He! If he did not say it any sooner, Qi, Cheng, and Zhuan would’ve died from lack of air. They were holding their breaths for too long.
After that touching moment with He’s confession about matters, they were back at it again! Yu Yi was so sneaky! Qi’s sharp eyes caught him and Cheng attempted to stop him but he was faster! Awww…they were like one happy family eating together. Yay! Food fight! Okay, not really since they were just fighting to get more food not using food as weapons. That was funny though. Qi had to remind Zhuan about his declaration earlier with not eating. Why was Zhuan scooping so much food into his bowl? Uhuh, showing your support for your sister’s effort? Great, nice excuse. Like the others were convinced.
Eh…the results were out! Yay! She passed with flying colors! Yu Yi and his power of love rant again. Must admit he was a good tutor! Okay, so not so flying colors since she got a 74 on one of the subjects. It was easy to seek sympathy from her knitting skills but numbers can’t lie, right? How come only several points? Only six points, Shi Lang? Zhuan will flip!
Yu Yi was willing to cheat? The others would kill them if they found out. But they were desperate for a way out, right? If only they could live with their conscience. Desperate times called for desperate measures, but this? How long would it last? What if they were found out since Zhuan was not an idiot. Even Qi, Cheng, and He did not buy it since the results were WAY too unbelievable for the other ones already. Not to mention the only one that she got a 74 on. But then they were equally happy anyway since they did not have to worry anymore. Or did they?
Tao Hua’s conscience was nabbing her since she was melting down to Qi’s encouragements and the others’ unusual proud mode. How could she lie to them, right? Even if it was six points. So Zhuan knew but he did not say anything to expose them…yet. Time to shift their focus back on Yu Yi! (He ran too late! Should have ran when Tao Hua was confessing of her lie.) Lucky Tao Hua was there in time to rescue Yu Yi. Yet Zhuan was not bad either since he pointed out that they were just caring too much for Tao Hua. She was their precious sister after all. They would’ve done anything to help her.
So things weren’t that bad after all. Hopefully, their mother would be reasonable and understanding of the situation. The Chen clan was finally united at last, including Yu Yi! Why was Yu Yi making an excuse to run so fast though? No one was in any hurry to open the door. He did not have to be so anxious. Or was he afraid of the other brothers changing their minds and attacking him once again?
It was a surprise indeed! Look at He all innocent again! Trying to score points with Chen Ma Ma? And Cheng was not far behind either with trying to work his charms again. But then the question came! Why were they unusually quiet? What was so interesting about the ceiling, Cheng? Found something up there? Qi, what about being their fearless leader?
And uh…why was Xue Zhi Qiang around? Up to no good again, of course. But Chen Ba Ba spoke up in time since it created an excuse for them to leave the room and go help Chen Ba Ba with the luggage. They had a lot of luggage? All right…nice one, Shi Lang. That was so cute with him trying to dodge out of the sticky situation though. One of those times we get to see his playful side.
And I think that Zhi Qiang and Hui Qi should get together more than Yu Yi and Hui Qi since he was claiming to be Tao Hua’s fiancee and so was Hui Qi at one point (in regards to Shi Lang). Honestly. Bringing out that old photo for proof? The others could contradict him in two shakes. But then I must give Hui Qi some credit for backing down since she clarified herself before anything else took place. Maybe she was reconsidering matters. She did not want to get on Shi Lang’s bad side again. But then Zhi Qiang was able to hold his own show since he managed to shut Shi Lang up with his fierce attitude and his thick skin. (I have to clarify here that I love Calvin thus far with his performance but I’m just getting turned off with the character Xue Zhi Qiang more and more, that’s all.)
Gotta love Chen Ma Ma for shooting Xue Zhi Qiang down. Since Chen Ba Ba was all smiling and trying to be friendly and hear him out. But Chen Ma Ma was all business. Love Qi and Cheng’s satisfied expressions since Zhi Qiang was not all smile anymore. Then he changed tactic, going for the pitiful look. But that failed too since Chen Ma Ma was super smart after all. She had to care for her daughter’s feelings, NOT just some outsider’s words.
And for the first time, all the crazy Chen brothers were willing to carry out their mother’s task without any signs of silent reluctance. They were ready to kick Xue Zhi Qiang out all right. And Yu Yi even took the opportunity to snatch the picture back. He even received an approval pat on the back from his brothers. This was an improvement for their siblings’ bonding all right.
It was a true reunion indeed since they were gathered in the Chen backyard. Qi spoke too soon though. What ‘tian xia tai ping’? Just because Chen Ma Ma kicked Xue Zhi Qiang out did not mean that she let them off. Thanks again, Mr. Director for another reality check. Yes, I was wondering why in the world didn’t they alert their parents regarding the marriage since it was after all a big deal. But they got scolded for that one so it made sense.
Eh…Shi Lang sneakily watched Tao Hua at work? Wow! And Hui Qi almost looked harmless. Was she really reconsidering things? After all, Shi Lang looked so happy with Tao Hua. Maybe she should let go.
But we did not have time to see her in actions though since Yu Yi was at it again, wanting to go with their parents in Tao Hua’s place. LOL! Nice try, Yu Yi, but the answer was still NO… (Just look at Cheng and Zhuan’s expression!) Yu Yi was convincing with his attempt though. Too bad it didn’t work. He still could not escape from the four monsters’ grasp. So much for their little bonding moment before. Lucky Yu Yi diverted his answer in time or he would face consequences later when their parents were not around.
And Chen Ma Ma was always so fast! She caught on! She was eyeing Hui Qi so suspiciously that I think she might be up to something. Or was that just reading too much into just one expression? But she was sharp after all, she would know.
But first things first since they needed to take care of their precious daughter’s situation before indulging themselves into other ones. Yu Yi will have to wait again. And I was wondering about Shi Lang’s tasks so now Chen Ma Ma brought the subject matter into focus again! Yay! We get to see Shi Lang sweat while answering to Chen Ba Ba and Chen Ma Ma’s questions! At least the first question was easy, right? (Or not!) Chen Ba Ba and Chen Ma Ma were funny though. Cunning questions.
And that was so funny but not unpredictable since the brothers were eavesdropping from the door. They all fell in when Chen Ma Ma opened the door. Almost forgot, that did not include Yu Yi–once again. Come on now, they were spying, of course, they would never include Yu Yi. Need more space to eavesdrop.
But at least Yu Yi did not lose out either since Hui Qi seemed to be getting friendly. Was she seeing him from a different light? Still a cute moment between them. Hui Qi was returning to her angelic state.
Anyway, back to Tao Hua’s room, the others got to be a part of that little ‘trial’ as well since they made themselves comfortable around the room as Chen Ba Ba and Chen Ma Ma continued on with their talk. And that was funny how the parents were giving examples with Qi and Kai Li but he managed to divert it to Cheng right away! Why was he getting fidgety? But thanks to Zhuan for rubbing it in for Cheng and making him even more nervous with all attention on him now!
And what was the big news? Why was Chen Ba Ba acting so strange? Chen Ma Ma was not all words either. Were they letting their children (and Shi Lang) die from the suspense? Eh…they were getting a new sister soon? Wow! Were the other crazy four brothers going to make Yu Yi stay in college to protect her too? He would be WAY old before he graduates then! (JUST KIDDING…) Well, I guess this made up for Qi’s outburst earlier about a baby.
Uh…Cheng, that was a bit OVER. Scoring points with the baby already? So funny of Zhuan to bring out his statistical facts to knock Cheng’s tactic out again. Too bad He’s Bai He (百合 – lily) and Cheng’s Mei Gui (玫瑰 – rose) could not beat Zhuan’s Du Juan (杜鵑 – azalea). It was still funny that they were trying to make reference to Roseate Love. Sometimes there were benefits with being twins since Zhuan had He’s support. Those were all beautiful names though. And that was a mutual agreement among the Chen clan (excluding Yu Yi–poor Yu Yi) and Shi Lang.
But Yu Yi was not at lost or would not regret that opportunity too much since he was given one of the rare chances to be with Hui Qi. It was just them silently working away in the kitchen. Then Hui Qi finally realized how and why Tao Hua was so important to them all. (Yu Yi still managed to sneak in some smart words! She was his sunshine? Okay…) Their little happiness moment was short lived also since Hui Qi wanted to leave, claiming she was not that hungry. Awww…why not, Yu Yi? Be brave! Or do you need a little push? If only he knew why the others were so happy. It was not because of Shi Lang and Tao Hua’s happiness but it was because they were celebrating about their new sister, Chen Du Juan. (Nice effects with the bubble thing though. That illustrated a lot of how Yu Yi was feeling and it was like he did not belong in their world.)
So after the night full of happiness shared by the Chen clan and Shi Lang (with the exception of Yu Yi of course since he was suffering a heartache), things were back to normal again at the Chen resident. (OR NOT) Why were Cheng and Zhuan eyeing Xiao Mi so suspiciously? And why was Xiao Mi so into eating? What was going on here? And why was He scaring the world out of everyone with his weird rant? Even Qi was alarmed! Still funny!
Zhuan and his little old man philosophy again. No wonder He wanted to take a nap. But Zhuan was so cute with his nerdy glasses though.
Awww…Xiao Du Juan so cute! Their new hope! Xiao Mi’s so emotional! But she was right! Qi was having second thoughts about his brother’s choice of girlfriends? (LOL) Um…so they were bored. Of course, they could not meddle into Shi Lang and Tao Hua’s matter anymore. After all, both already received approval from Chen Ba Ba and Chen Ma Ma. They had Xiao Du Juan but that would be months away. What to do?
The answer came soon after since Qi spotted Yu Yi outside Hui Qi’s house with Little Raindrop. Yes! They found a new project! Nothing earth shattering but it would occupy some of their times while they waited for the arrival of Xiao Du Juan. That was so funny! Little Raindrop betrayed Yu Yi! Yu Yi got exposed! (And even knocked down Hui Qi’s fence.) Even Little Raindrop can take advantage of Yu Yi. But then that earned Yu Yi a smile from Hui Qi so it was not too much of an embarrassment. Um…bizarre imagination from Yu Yi. But he was desperate for attention so that was understandable.
Suddenly Yu Yi was getting popular. Even Xiao Mi was giving him her attention. Of course, Yu Yi had the right to be suspicious of their behaviors. Cheng and his experiences again. Great, Mr. Love Saint. Okay, so they wanted to help? Tough luck! So they were proving that they cared for Yu Yi too? If only they tried harder. Yu Yi saw through their scheme. Yup, too bored so needed something to occupy their time. Good luck convincing Yu Yi otherwise, Qi.
Qi’s status was still intact after all. He guessed right on the first try. But then it was obvious, right? Why else would Yu Yi be so sure? That sent everyone into silence all right. The effect was that strong. Aww…they were so proud of him for having the bravery to confess his love to Hui Qi. At least Xiao Mi was proud of him. The others were just shocked that he was able to do it.
That little speech from Yu Yi was so touching. Though it had been said many times (not in those exact words of course) by other characters in different dramas, JL sounded so sincere that it was so memorable and touching. The others were affected by it also. Not to mention how Qi was so determined to help Yu Yi in courting Hui Qi. It was not about a joke they wanted to play on Yu Yi anymore but actually caring for his well being and his happiness. Yay! Guess that was a start for another Chen clan mission. Their united hands!
On the other hand, Shi Lang and Tao Hua were going shopping for baby clothes. That was funny that they got misunderstood by the salesperson. Yet Shi Lang was not denying anything? Aww…But then he clarified the matter with her later! So funny how he was struggling to explain though. (They were wearing matching outfits! How cute!) Shi Lang was so clueless! That was even cuter.
And now we were back to the maniac brothers with their new schemes. Sun, surf, and sand. A very promising day for the beach, right? Er…wrong. They were up to something again. NOT enjoying the beach like they seemed to let on. That was mean, He, did you had to hit Yu Yi’s head for emphasis? So he was a tad slow but you didn’t have to do that. And then after Zhuan’s statistical lesson and He’s encouragement, everyone could proceed with the next part of their plan. Or not…since the twins were hauled away by a bunch of girls already. So much for it. Must admit that the twins’ tactics were effective though. Since Zhuan was pretending to be the not so strong one (so all the girls could gather around to care for him when he’d fallen) while He was aiming for the cool dude attitude with his cool moves. (Still, poor Yu Yi since the twins tried to divert the girls’ attention on Yu Yi but they did not care for it.)
So Cheng wanted to go slowly before upgrading to those beauties. That might be a better tactic since Yu Yi needed to build his confidence slowly. Aww…no phone number, don’t come back? Did Cheng had to drive the ultimatum? And that was a bit mean that they were laughing at Yu Yi from afar. (Still, need to train him for the first steps.) Yu Yi caught on though since he was not a fool. He only pretended that he did not know. Hope the guys got a backup plan since Yu Yi’s attempt failed major time.
Oops…if only Yu Yi was not as active in convincing the girl. That outta hurt. He got slapped. It was only a misunderstanding.
They were willing to beg Yu Yi to come out? That was a first all right. But it was their fault in a way since they sent him out to court some girls. And then if they weren’t at the beach, that incident didn’t happen. Let’s see how effective they are with mending the situation. Um…Cheng had a point since Hui Qi seemed to care about Yu Yi more now or she would not care to slap him? Great…not very convincing but possible. Why were they treating him like a little kid again? What was that ‘be good’ phrase?
Awww…Rui Sha was back as the lady of his dream! So funny though it was supposed to be a sad moment. Yu Yi was so into his dreamland that he did not care to listen to Tao Hua’s words. That was so funny how the words corresponded to what both girls were saying though. (Both from his main lead and Tao Hua’s that was.) But then it merged into one voice since Yu Yi was like asking his main lead about Shi Lang, lol. That was priceless.
I guess Tao Hua was like their mother in a way that she was more effective than all the guys combined, considering how she went through the same thing so her encouragements were more worth it than the others’ empty talks. She was able to persuade him since her help was better than their useless schemes, right? Still, Yu Yi needed help major time all right. Can’t blame him since he kept getting abandoned hence he was so clueless on matters. Not to mention that was causing a major gap with his confidence.
That was WAY OVER, Cheng. Drawing beard/mustache on Yu Yi. And they still dared to laugh. Like he wasn’t fed up with them already. Extreme Makeover time for Yu Yi. When were they done messing around though since they did not look like they were serious on those attires, right? To top it off, Chen Ma Ma had to put in that comment too. But Yu Yi was cute in that outfit though!
Finally showtime. They were actually serious about the outfit? But Hui Qi did smile upon seeing it. That was a start all right. IF only he caught on faster to Cheng’s words. Funny how the other Chen clan were in the car on standby. Zhuan and his binoculars! He had a point. Yu Yi was usually talkative about various subjects, why was he all tongue-tied now? But then he recited the wrong line! Cheng was actually answering the phone call and not prompting Yu Yi. Didn’t Yu Yi realize how weird it would’ve sounded? Hui Qi caught on! It was too obvious not to. But she agreed! That was a start! How funny that he wanted to come and pick her up. They lived across the street, don’t they? Honestly. Chen Ba Ba and Chen Ma Ma were as cute, observing in the house with Qi. They were one family all right. (Even if they were a bit strange.)
Aww…how cute! They were trying to dodge Yu Yi! Don’t let Hui Qi see them? Er…I think that already happened.
The big day…errr…night finally arrived. Yu Yi looked so handsome. (The makeover worked after all. The others weren’t joking about helping him.) But then we have to wait for the next episode before knowing the outcome of the date.
Sadly to say, ratings have dropped again for this episode to .67. A bit longer than the usual 1 hour and 24 minutes since it was like 1 hour and 34 minutes for this episode. Still good though since there was more to see.
*All images were captured by DTLCT