Golden Bell Awards 2015: Winners

Yes, I had to quit Facebook to watch faster, lol. I was slower last year with putting it up because I got discouraged with watching after being spoiled, lol. Anyway, congrats to all the winners!

Best Art and Design – Presented by Ming Dao and Janet:
You Jia Shi, Huang Jian Hao, Wu Jin Wei, Cai Can En, Chen Shu Lin (尤佳施、黃健豪、吳進偉、蔡燦恩、陳淑琳) – World’s Top Chinese Music (全球中文音樂榜上榜) (TVBS)
Yao Guo Zhen and Figaro Ceng (姚國禎、曾少宗) – Maidenology (許涼涼與她的少女們)
Chen Wei Zhong (陳韋中) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)
Chen Jia Sheng (陳嘉晟) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Liao Bing (廖秉怡) – A Corner (一個角落)

Best Film Editing – Presented by Hu Gua, Ah Xiang, and Hao Zi:
Lin Xin Min and Zhou Wen Qin (林欣民、周文欽) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Nian Li Wen (粘瓈文) – Discovery (台灣製造大解密)
Nian Li Wen and Lin Xin Min (粘瓈文、林欣民) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Lai Meng Jie (賴孟傑) – Freak Family (超級夥伴) (Videoland Television Network)
Su Pei Yi (蘇珮儀) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女)

Best Lighting – Presented by Zeng Guo Cheng and Fang Fang Fang:
Li Yuan Yue (李元嶽) – Go Music 3 (音樂萬萬歲3) (PTS)
Xu Shi Ming (許世明) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事)
Dong Chong An (董崇安) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Zhong Qiong Ting (鍾瓊婷) – Probing Worries (偷窺心事) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhong Xin Ling and Lin Mei Xiu:
Momo Wu (吳若湄) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Vivi Lee (李維維) – A Corner (一個角落) (CTI)
Chen Qiu Zhen (陳秋貞) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Xie Ying Xuan (謝盈萱) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Sound Editing – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Li Chun Xiong, Lin Jie, Xia Jing Chun, and Xie Zong Jie (李春雄、林潔、夏敬淳、謝宗杰) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Yu Zheng Xian (余政憲) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Hong Zi Wei (洪梓為) – 1 Carat’s Roommate (一克拉的室友) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Fei Wu and Shen Zhi Peng (陳飛午、沈志朋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Jiang Zhen Dao, Xu Lan Ting, Chen Wei Jun, You Wan Shen (蔣震道、徐嵐婷、陳惟君、游寓紳) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Mason Lee (李淳) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭)
Michael Huang (黃仲崑) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – God of Love Karaoke (愛神卡拉OK) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Wen Cheng Lin (溫乘麟) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhu Ke Liang and (?):
Easton Dong (東明相) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – On A Journey (出遊) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Jag Huang (黃健瑋) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Huang Deng Hui (黃鐙輝) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)

Best Cinematography – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女) (CTI)
Zhou Wen Qin, Zhang Wei Zhi, and Liang Yi Yang (周文欽、張緯誌、梁義洋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Hu Wu Zheng (胡午正) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Feng Xin Hua (馮信華) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Pei Li, Hu Guo wei, Xie Zheng Feng, Du Li Ren, and Liang Yong Guang (黃培理、胡國偉、謝政峰、杜立仁、梁勇光) – Slow Travel Adventures (浩克慢遊) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Chen Yi Ru (陳怡儒) – On A Journey (出遊)
Zhang Qi En (張綺恩) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Jian Ming and Wang Hui Zhu (黃建銘、王卉竺) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Cai Yi Deng (蔡沂澄) – The Road Home (回家路上)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Zhang Fei and Ruby Lin:
Mei Fang (梅芳) – Water’s Origin (水源地) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – The Kids (小孩)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Ye Quan Zhen and (?):
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xu Rong Rong (許榕容) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Aozaru Shiao (蕭力修) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presented by Ye Quan Zhen and (?):
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Kids (小孩)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Road Home (回家路上)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Wake Up (麻醉風暴) (PTS)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Du Zheng Zhe, Lu Hui Xin, Yang Hui Wen, and Li Song Lin (杜政哲、盧慧心、楊蕙文、李松霖) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Lu Shi Yuan (呂蒔媛) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Wu Fan / Wu Yu Qing, Deng Li Fen, Hei Mi / Tu Fang Xiang, and Chen Jia Zhen (吳繁/吳毓青、鄧莉芬、黑米/涂芳祥、陳嘉振) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Xu Yu Ting (徐譽庭) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Huang Zhi Xiang (黃志翔) – The New World (新世界)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Zhu De Gang (朱德剛) – The New World (新世界)
Mark Lee (李天柱) – San Bao Wanted To Go Home (三寶要回家) (DaAi TV)
Zhang Shao Huai (張少懷) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事) (GTV / TTV)
Melvin Sia (謝佳見) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Soda Voyu (蘇達) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama – Presented by Blue Lan and (?):
Jean Lee (李依瑾) – The New World (新世界)
Lin Yu Xuan (林雨宣) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Miao Ke Li (苗可麗) – Someone Like You (聽見幸福) (SETTV)
Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)

Best Leading Actress – Drama – Presented by Wilber Pan and Rainie Yang:
Zhu Zhi Ying (朱芷瑩) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Ruby Lin (林心如) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Huang Pei Jia (黃姵嘉) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Rabbit Yang (楊可涵) – The New World (新世界) (TTV)
Janel Tsai (蔡淑臻) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Director – Drama – Presented by Zhang Chen Guang and Tian Xin:
Li Zhi Qiang (李志薔) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Chen Rong Hui (陳戎暉) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Xu Fu Xiang (許富翔) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Xu Zhao Ren (許肇任) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Lai Meng Jie and Zhang Xiu Cheng (賴孟傑、張修誠) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Leading Actor – Drama – Presented by Vic Chou, Ariel Lin, and Chen Bo Lin:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Kurt Chou (周孝安) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Leroy Yang (楊一展) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)

Best Dramas – Presented by Bu Xue Liang, Harlem Yu, Zhang Xiao Yan, and Huang Zi Jiao:
The Way We Were (16個夏天) (TVBS)
iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄) (CTV)
Apple In Your Eye (妹妹) (GTV)
Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所) (Hakka TV)
Brave Forward (新丁花開) (Hakka TV)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

Golden Bell Awards 2015: Nominations List

Just saw it so had to get right to it! LOL!

Best Dramas:
The Way We Were (16個夏天) (TVBS)
iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄) (CTV)
Apple In Your Eye (妹妹) (GTV)
Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所) (Hakka TV)
Brave Forward (新丁花開) (Hakka TV)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Kids (小孩)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – The Road Home (回家路上)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Wake Up (麻醉風暴) (PTS)

Best Leading Actor – Drama:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Kurt Chou (周孝安) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Leroy Yang (楊一展) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)

Best Leading Actress – Drama:
Zhu Zhi Ying (朱芷瑩) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Ruby Lin (林心如) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Huang Pei Jia (黃姵嘉) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Rabbit Yang (楊可涵) – The New World (新世界) (TTV)
Janel Tsai (蔡淑臻) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama:
Zhu De Gang (朱德剛) – The New World (新世界)
Mark Lee (李天柱) – San Bao Wanted To Go Home (三寶要回家) (DaAi TV)
Zhang Shao Huai (張少懷) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事) (GTV / TTV)
Melvin Sia (謝佳見) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Soda Voyu (蘇達) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama:
Jean Lee (李依瑾) – The New World (新世界)
Lin Yu Xuan (林雨宣) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Miao Ke Li (苗可麗) – Someone Like You (聽見幸福) (SETTV)
Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)

Best Director – Drama:
Li Zhi Qiang (李志薔) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Chen Rong Hui (陳戎暉) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Xu Fu Xiang (許富翔) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Xu Zhao Ren (許肇任) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Lai Meng Jie and Zhang Xiu Cheng (賴孟傑、張修誠) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama:
Du Zheng Zhe, Lu Hui Xin, Yang Hui Wen, and Li Song Lin (杜政哲、盧慧心、楊蕙文、李松霖) – The Way We Were (16個夏天)
Lu Shi Yuan (呂蒔媛) – Long Day’s Journey Into Light (出境事務所)
Wu Fan / Wu Yu Qing, Deng Li Fen, Hei Mi / Tu Fang Xiang, and Chen Jia Zhen (吳繁/吳毓青、鄧莉芬、黑米/涂芳祥、陳嘉振) – iHero (C.S.I.C鑑識英雄)
Xu Yu Ting (徐譽庭) – Apple In Your Eye (妹妹)
Huang Zhi Xiang (黃志翔) – The New World (新世界)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Easton Dong (東明相) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Kaiser Chuang (莊凱勛) – On A Journey (出遊) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Jag Huang (黃健瑋) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Huang Deng Hui (黃鐙輝) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies:
Mei Fang (梅芳) – Water’s Origin (水源地) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – The Kids (小孩)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Mason Lee (李淳) – Love’s End Point (愛情的盡頭)
Michael Huang (黃仲崑) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – God of Love Karaoke (愛神卡拉OK) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Wen Cheng Lin (溫乘麟) – Mother’s Practiced Tune (母親練習曲)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Momo Wu (吳若湄) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Vivi Lee (李維維) – A Corner (一個角落) (CTI)
Chen Qiu Zhen (陳秋貞) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Xie Ying Xuan (謝盈萱) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xu Rong Rong (許榕容) – Let The Sunshine In (浪子單飛)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – The Road Home (回家路上)
Aozaru Shiao (蕭力修) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Yu Wei Shan (于瑋珊) – The Kids (小孩)
Chen Yi Ru (陳怡儒) – On A Journey (出遊)
Zhang Qi En (張綺恩) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Jian Ming and Wang Hui Zhu (黃建銘、王卉竺) – Wake Up (麻醉風暴)
Cai Yi Deng (蔡沂澄) – The Road Home (回家路上)

Best Cinematography:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女) (CTI)
Zhou Wen Qin, Zhang Wei Zhi, and Liang Yi Yang (周文欽、張緯誌、梁義洋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Hu Wu Zheng (胡午正) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Feng Xin Hua (馮信華) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Huang Pei Li, Hu Guo wei, Xie Zheng Feng, Du Li Ren, and Liang Yong Guang (黃培理、胡國偉、謝政峰、杜立仁、梁勇光) – Slow Travel Adventures (浩克慢遊) (PTS)

Best Film Editing:
Lin Xin Min and Zhou Wen Qin (林欣民、周文欽) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Promise Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:黑潮的承諾)
Nian Li Wen (粘瓈文) – Discovery (台灣製造大解密)
Nian Li Wen and Lin Xin Min (粘瓈文、林欣民) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Lai Meng Jie (賴孟傑) – Freak Family (超級夥伴) (Videoland Television Network)
Su Pei Yi (蘇珮儀) – Rainbow Fairy (尋物少女)

Best Sound Editing:
Li Chun Xiong, Lin Jie, Xia Jing Chun, and Xie Zong Jie (李春雄、林潔、夏敬淳、謝宗杰) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Yu Zheng Xian (余政憲) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Hong Zi Wei (洪梓為) – 1 Carat’s Roommate (一克拉的室友) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Fei Wu and Shen Zhi Peng (陳飛午、沈志朋) – Taiwan to the World: Island of Fish: Taste of Fish (綻放真台灣5–魚之島:台灣好吃魚)
Jiang Zhen Dao, Xu Lan Ting, Chen Wei Jun, You Wan Shen (蔣震道、徐嵐婷、陳惟君、游寓紳) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)

Best Lighting:
Li Yuan Yue (李元嶽) – Go Music 3 (音樂萬萬歲3) (PTS)
Xu Shi Ming (許世明) – Mr. Right Wanted (徵婚啟事)
Dong Chong An (董崇安) – Angel’s Voice Recorder (天使的收音機)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Zhong Qiong Ting (鍾瓊婷) – Probing Worries (偷窺心事) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Art and Design:
You Jia Shi, Huang Jian Hao, Wu Jin Wei, Cai Can En, Chen Shu Lin (尤佳施、黃健豪、吳進偉、蔡燦恩、陳淑琳) – World’s Top Chinese Music (全球中文音樂榜上榜) (TVBS)
Yao Guo Zhen and Figaro Ceng (姚國禎、曾少宗) – Maidenology (許涼涼與她的少女們)
Chen Wei Zhong (陳韋中) – Freak Family (超級夥伴)
Chen Jia Sheng (陳嘉晟) – Brave Forward (新丁花開)
Liao Bing (廖秉怡) – A Corner (一個角落)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

Gentle Mercy

(image credit: captured by DTLCT)

Mixed feelings throughout the series but I guess it made sense because of the title and the theme of forgiveness, etc.

Main Cast:

  • Tender Huang (黃騰浩) as Zhao Yu (趙宇). Having liked Tender since watching Xiao Hai Da Ren, I was looking forward to enjoying his performance in this one. His performance didn’t disappoint, but his character sort of confused me at one point in the story. More on that later. I thought he was smart at first. And perhaps he was since he was a gifted person after all with his abilities to brew tea at such a young age and then making the business prosper later on where his father failed. Though I wanted to forgive him when it came to matters relating to the heart but I felt kind of too frustrated at times to sympathize. Or perhaps I was confused and impatient at the same time.
    • Fu Xian Hao (傅顯皓) as the young Zhao Yu (趙宇). Great performance from the young actor. Totally could see the stubbornness still present with both actors as the character grew up, etc. Though I felt the kid was kind of arrogant at first, saying some things that could offend his father. And I was glad he become less arrogant in the later years. I’m sure he didn’t mean it in that way when he said if his father wasn’t around, he could take care of things YET it was a hard blow for the old man.
  • Li Jia Ying (李佳穎) as Hu Xin Er (胡馨兒) aka Li Ya Ting (李雅婷). Seeing Li Jia Ying’s performances over several dramas, I was glad to see her finally being the leading girl. She’s actually one of those leading girls having an acting caliber that rises above that of the second female lead. She was really cute in here yet NOT too overly innocent. She was helpful and supportive but wasn’t so weak like her exterior. Several times, I was surprised at how Xin Er possessed so much strength to let go or let it be in front of others. Yes, she did hide and cry by herself yet it was understandable. She really put up a strong exterior in front of others.
  • Stella Huang (黃湘怡) as Zhao Fei (趙菲). Zhao Yu’s younger sister. Mixed feelings. At times, I find her really cute, then others I found her too innocent. But I was glad there was more character development with her as events unfolded. She learned how to become stronger and move on. Even if she didn’t want to. It wasn’t too unbelievable given the time gap, etc.
    • Xu Ya Qi (許亞琦) as the young Zhao Fei (趙菲). Cute little girl. Though she was in the scenes at times during first three episodes, she didn’t have as much chance to perform like the child star who portrayed her brother. But she was cute enough and made me see the connection between her older version as well.
  • Zhang Ming Ming (張明明) as Fan Li Qun (范立群). I felt that this guy is really good at acting all right. At least he amazed me after watching this since I really hated him while watching Peak Times. He was a true playboy in here and really knew how to lure the girls in. Not to mention his immature behaviors at first. And it was not like I really liked him in here either, but found him funny at first.
    • Chen Bo Nian (陳柏年) as the young Fan Li Qun (范立群). Not much from him except some scenes regarding how he was so spoiled. Consistent with his background and while he was growing up.
  • Yang Zi Shan (楊子珊) as Fan Ai Qun (范愛群). Fan Li Qun’s younger sister. I don’t want to pick on her, but among the main cast, she was the weakest link in the acting department. Her inconsistency made it hard for me to understand what was really going on with the character. There were drops of hints here and there or some concealment to retain mystery in the plot–especially in the later parts. But still not too convincing with some cases. And I didn’t really like her character. NOT because she was Zhao Yu’s love interest since the start, but more like her spoiled nature that made it hard for me to like her. It’s like how I don’t like her brother for the same reason. At times, I want to say it’s okay. But I’m not really that okay with it. I can’t like every single character.
    • Ji Liang Zhu (紀亮竹) as the young Fan Ai Qun (范愛群). I found her really smart at first when she was drinking the tea at that one place and explained each step of brewing tea, etc. That actually carried on when she grew up. However, I didn’t like her spoiled brat nature either.
  • Xie Wen Xuan (謝聞軒) as He Si Si (何思思). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s cousin. I think she was the reason that reminded me how strong people on the surface weren’t really strong. I’m not saying I blame her since everything happened so fast with the other incident and she had the right to fight for her happiness, etc. Not to mention her situation hit a bit too close to home with how her mother was a single mother as well and how she remembered the events of growing up, relying on herself mostly. I really liked her at first and found her hilarious, but was more turned off of the other dramatic events later on. I did state already that I do understand the conflicts in her heart and don’t blame her for making different decisions, but I just felt too bad for Zhao Fei in some situations. At least she had Li Qun’s mother’s backing (and her own mother’s backing in the later parts).
    • Wang Jia Xuan (王佳萱) as the young He Si Si (何思思). Feisty and that consistency carry on to her later years. At least until the “real” dramas finally started.

Supporting Cast:

  • Long Shao Hua (龍劭華) as Fan Yong Kang (范永康). Li Qun and Ai Qun’s father. I hated the character but felt like the actor was good with his performance. He used everyone he could to get what he wanted. Though I wasn’t convinced with Zhao Yu and Ai Qun’s chemistry, I felt he have a major role in ruining them. How could he do that to his own daughter? He was totally using his health situation and her filial toward him to force her into helping him that one time.
  • Xu Gui Ying (徐貴櫻) as Lin Yan Ni (林燕妮). Fan Yong Kang’s wife, Li Qun and Ai Qun’s mother. I hated the woman. I didn’t care if she was the wife and had better calls than her husband in the whole business situation. She really made Zhao Fei’s life a living hell at one point. And though He Si Si’s mother brought it onto herself for acting so desperate while at the Fan resident, I still didn’t like her attitude.
  • Ann Lee (李淑楨) as Tang Mei Lin (唐美林). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s mother. I had a feeling she was the weakest link at first. But it was just the exterior since she was much braver and stronger than her husband in many ways. YES, she did break down at first when she heard the news of his passing (but it was normal). Later on, she was confused as to what she should be doing and almost sold the farm. But she learned to become stronger and tougher over the years, protecting her children throughout the years. I was so scared that she would die in the later parts of the drama since the scenes spotted in the theme videos made it suspicious that someone was going to get sacrificed. I was glad she lived up ’til then to see Zhao Yu and Xin Er finally ending up together, etc.
  • Wang Zhong Ping (王中平) as Zhao Fu Xiang (趙富祥) aka Hu Ke Qin (胡克勤). Zhao Yu and Zhao Fei’s father. The most hated man in this drama for me. A total coward, not daring to face any consequences. Not capable of protecting his family yet he would get all mad or pull the ‘ego’ card when his wife was pointing out some ‘true’ issues. I thought his character would change to ‘bravery’ after being with Cai Chun OR something, but he was still a coward, hiding behind her with situations. But I must say Wang Zhong Ping was really good in the role. He was totally convincing that he made me loathe his character so much throughout, even if his wife had already forgiven him near the end.
  • Josie Leung (梁家榕) as Tang Mei Jing (唐美晶). He Si Si’s mother. Mixed feelings. I liked it that she was really caring toward her sister and wanted to take her sister out on shopping trips, etc. Yet I didn’t like how she couldn’t see it when others do not want her around, etc. Sure, she wanted what was best for her daughter, etc but don’t have to act so desperate in front of the Fan family, etc.
  • Hu An An (胡安安) as Hu Cai Chun (胡彩春). At first, I really liked her for her snappy comments toward her boss and her step-father. Later on, it was just plain mixed feelings. I understood that she had her weak moments and in the later years, like she said, she didn’t have what it took anymore if Ke Qin were to leave her. Yet I felt she was too weak when she gave in and spent the night with him that one time years ago, knowing he was married. (As I already blamed him and bashed him to no end in his section, I felt it was only right to point out what she did also.)
  • Michael Huang (黃仲崑) as Li Tong (李桐). I found him really cool and funny at first. Then later, I really respected him for what he did. Though he led a gang life in the past, that didn’t stop or discourage him from starting his new life later on. He had hope with the search for his daughter, but there were situations that I felt he was the bravest among the male population in here.
  • Deng An Ning (鄧安寧) as Lin Gu Wen (林顧問). When I realized he was the director of Angel Lover, it made me wanted to laugh since Tender Huang and Li Jia Ying were also in there (but in different stories). It felt strange that he was guest-starring for such a role. Yet it was cool that he was game for it.

Couples:

  • Tender Huang and Li Jia Ying as Zhao Yu and Hu Xin Er. They were really cute together though their characters were ten years apart. It felt off at first but I was glad the scriptwriters went along with it. But like most leading couples, they spent so less time together as a couple that made me want more screen time for them. YES, they spent a lot of time together at the tea farm before that and up until they finally became a couple. But I still felt like it was too little after they were a couple. Sometimes I felt like they got together too late and it wouldn’t work, especially how the foundation for how Zhao Yu liking Xin Er was off, but I guess anything could happen with time. It was not impossible but I felt like it was strange how he just let go of Ai Qun like that. There wasn’t anything he could do anyway and time had made him realized the person right by his side all along was the one. If both collaborate again in the future, I want to see them dating from the start, LOL!
  • Tender Huang and Yang Zi Shan as Zhao Yu and Fan Ai Qun. They didn’t lack in chemistry since their background implied that they belonged together. Yet I felt mad confused at the beginning and then again in the later parts. Why? It was obvious in hinting their beginning when Zhao Yu picked up her hair clip and it seemed like he was into her, etc when they were finally growing up. But what made me mad confused regarding him was how he was guiding Ai Qun that one time and actually have a hand around her shoulders BUT when he spotted Xin Er nearby, he withdrew his hand right away! It was like he didn’t want Xin Er to catch them and misunderstand or anything. I meant Ai Qun didn’t mind and he liked her, right? So why was he acting like he was up to no good? AND it wasn’t like he was taking advantage of Ai Qun, he was really helping her maintain her balance. Then what got me even more confused about her was it seemed she liked him all along but just wanted to go out and explore the world, etc. I swore I thought she made up the boyfriend part at first to see how his reaction was. Then how jealous she was with Xin Er made me felt like she liked him. Then I moved onto to thinking like possibly because she wanted to be spoiled by him after having broken up with her boyfriend. It made sense. Yet her expressions said more than that. So when they got together and separated, it felt too weird to me. I don’t doubt that he liked her but I wasn’t totally convinced with their chemistry character-wise. Even if the scriptwriters had established so much history for them to the point that I didn’t believe that he could forget her so fast, but it just made it tenfold more confusing for me.
  • Zhang Ming Ming and Stella Huang as Fan Li Qun and Zhao Fei. They were so cute together yet I was really disturbed how he was still such a player after being with her. It was possibly because he had to go through stuff and pay for it before he could mature? But it was such a shame this pairing didn’t work out. It was so cute that he kept teasing her and she would take it seriously, etc. I enjoyed their fun moments a lot. She made him a better person in a way because he could soften up and not be so mean at times. He seemed more caring toward others as well, but not totally. In the end, the only thing good out of it was both learned to mature and be independent.
  • Zhang Ming Ming and Xie Wen Xuan as Fan Li Qun and He Si Si. I felt their chemistry when they were bickering at the beginning. But I was hoping for a better get together for them than the whole ‘mistake’ before they actually fall in love and cherish one another. OR the intention of the scriptwriter was to make it different from other dramas? (Like how other dramas would just make it like they would fall in love later on and he would have to break up with Zhao Fei, stating the typical sorry, etc.) I was really frustrated by how his mother kept intervening and making it worse for them both. I swear they would’ve eventually got together if she didn’t make it so hostile for all parties.
  • Wang Zhong Ping and Ann Lee as Zhao Fu Xiang and Tang Mei Lin. Like I said earlier, I thought she was the weak link in the relationship. Yet I was wrong. When problems appeared, he just wanted to escape by committing suicide and let his family deal with the rest. When that didn’t work, he sought out other ways BUT when others cast doubt on the plans, he just went all ballistic on it. Like how she asked him questions regarding that one deal and he just acted like she kept treating him like some useless dude. How could they maintain a proper discussion when he kept wanting to win? I felt bad for him initially when I wasn’t watching much yet when she kept nagging him but as more and more details unfolded, I felt like he was too much an idiot to empathize. And perhaps they were so wrong for one another as well because they can’t seem to reach an agreement at times.
  • Wang Zhong Ping and Hu An An as Hu Ke Qin and Hu Cai Chun. I don’t know what to say about them, except maybe they fit more, etc. Again, he was still the weak one in the relationship. It was too late to change anything in the end except to let them stay together.
  • Michael Huang and Ann Lee as Li Tong and Tang Mei Lin. Impossible but it was a shame. I liked it that finally, she could depend on someone like him. Yet, of course, they can’t become an old couple, caring toward one another anymore. At least they were still friends and future-in-laws.

Triangles:

I said numerous times in the past already that I hate triangles but I guess it’s hard to ignore in this case.

  • Li Jia Ying – Tender Huang – Yang Zi Shan. Because of the confusion I mentioned above, I felt that this triangle was kind of loose. Perhaps that was why I didn’t care as much. Though I was indeed very impatient as to when Zhao Yu and Xin Er would get together, it was relevant to have him resolve past conflicts and have a chance with Ai Qun first. They were indeed from two different worlds. It wasn’t about being ‘rich, poor’ either. But it was more like their mentality didn’t allow them to be together. Her past baggage with her boyfriend made matters even worse. It was hard to blame her but it indeed proved she wasn’t ready for a new start. The most ironic thing was when she finally learned to cherish Zhao Yu, he had moved on. Unbelievable, but I guess after he cooled down, he realized what he wanted was by his side all along. The time gap still didn’t stick for me, but I felt because Tender and Jia Ying have so much chemistry that helped the cause even more. And I must credit Zhao Yu for not going back to Ai Qun after he and Xin Er were under the impression that they were siblings. NOT that there’s anything wrong with that since he has every right to since Xin Er was his sister, etc. But I felt it was just strange if he knew it didn’t work out with Ai Qun but return to her. It would even undo the foundation of how he and Ai Qun already got why they should be friends only. (Though she didn’t think so and was still hopeful.) They already made his father a wishy-washy character throughout so having him becoming exactly like his father wouldn’t help the case either, right?
  • Stella Huang – Zhang Ming Ming – Xie Wen Xuan. I have mixed feelings with which couple I should ship for at first and still seeing some hilarious scenes in the theme video. But I didn’t like how things unfolded later. Probably because it was too cruel for all parties. Yet what I hated more (as mentioned earlier) was his mother for making things worse and worse. Even if he was a player and needed some lessons before actually maturing and taking some responsibilities for his actions. But that was too cruel. And though I was pretty sure that the mother had told her friend to find any means possible to pull Li Qun and Si Si together, I want to blame them for getting drunk themselves. Sure, they have to be polite to that one lady when she offered, etc. But drinking to that point? They should know better. I usually make my bet on Zhao Fei being naive and NOT being able to turn people down (after witnessing her being bullied by his mother and having to take it all), but Li Qun and Si Si? Perhaps it was better that Li Qun and Zhao Fei didn’t end up together since she wouldn’t be able to survive within the household. Maybe one day the mother would see the good in Zhao Fei but she was too much of a doormat during the beginning. I liked her independent attitude in the later parts better. She will probably meet someone one day that will appreciate her for her kindheartedness. Whoever said that “You’re marrying him, not his family” couldn’t be more wrong than this. Not to mention naive. Because seriously, if you can’t get past family approvals, it won’t work no matter what. (Even if it works but there are still conflicts within the family. It doesn’t mean I’m discouraging others from fighting for their happiness since I have no right and I’m just tying that phrase in with the current drama being discussed here.)
  • Ann Lee – Wang Zhong Ping – Hu An An. Already said he was a coward in both relationships. And I thought the ending made sense–even if they both got off so easily. Because honestly, what else could Mei Lin do? It had been soooo long already. She should just let go and live her own life instead of torturing herself with it.

Interesting Factors:

  • Most of the main cast have younger counterparts, except for Xin Er. It was essential that they left Xin Er’s identity a mystery until near the end. There were hints throughout yet there was still no definite answer. I felt it was interesting that they let the story flowed so that there were about 3 episodes with the kids until they zoomed toward the later years. Made it somewhat more refreshing than just having flashbacks about their childhood in a way.
  • The main couple suffered from the cliche of being possible siblings. When I realized what was going on with the plot, I quickly thought of Momo Love since Li Jia Ying was also in there. Yet I liked how it was being handled here better. Instead of hugging each other and crying (which Zhao Yu tried to comfort Xin Er at one point) and do other senseless stuff to fuel their emotions even more, they separated and tried to move on. The part where Xin Er pushed Zhao Yu away and yelled for him to go away made it tenfold sadder and touching than just hugging each other for me. It made it more convincing with the earth-shattering news reaching them that they could be siblings and NOT wanting to touch anymore. It was like they were in the dark about it, so why make it super soapy with them hugging, etc? It wasn’t until she was in the clear about their actual relations that she finally hugged him and didn’t want to let go. (Though he tried to brush her off–since he was already calm by that time and didn’t want to stir any feelings up, he let her be when she told him she only needed a little more time since she really missed him.) Their reunion was equally cute and worthwhile. It was interesting how the situations reversed during the ‘heartbreaking’ moment and then the ‘clearing up of events’. Like how I just said with him wanting to comfort her yet she didn’t want him to touch her at that time (or she wouldn’t be able to let go), then how he was much calmer when she came to visit him near the end and told her not to do that, etc.

Recommended or not? Depends. There were very frustrating moments but also worthwhile moments as well. Because the theme was about forgiveness and all, it was essential for some of the twists to occur. Yet it didn’t make it more enduring at times. I enjoyed it and felt it was one of the better ones out there. Maybe the acting of the majority of the cast had helped the cause. Since it wasn’t like super special with the theme, but it was refreshing in a sense with some of the differences. And because it didn’t have the feeling of a typical ‘fairy tale’ drama so that was why I was pulled in. These were real issues in life that people might have faced.

Endless Love: Line 15

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

They cheated again but not some random scene, just that they were several minutes more over with repeating the previous episode’s ending scene. It’s okay though. Last episode so they needed more time to stretch the last episode. To get some things out of the way, Xin Jie got the message from Min Shuo and rushed in to talk to Jing Hao, pouring her hearts out, etc.

As for Min Shuo, he couldn’t stand it anymore after some hesitation and reconsideration. During one of the walks with Rui En, he couldn’t stand how she kept saying that Jing Hao was despicable and was only thinking of money. Not to mention how her father wanted them to get married. Though he really wanted to be with Rui En, I guess after what he’d seen Jing Hao sacrificing for Rui En, he had to say it. His conscience wouldn’t let him? ‘Cause before, he had thought Jing Hao was the bad guy too, but after that little conspiracy, he’d seen to understand Jing Hao more. He told Rui En what really happened so they went to the hospital to see Jing Hao but found his bed empty. That was when they went to the company to ask for words of Jing Hao. NoQ volunteered to go with Rui En and Min Shuo to Jing Hao’s place to find him gone.

Meanwhile, Xin Jie was seen having a meeting with her mother. She finally got the courage to sever her ties with her mother and fight for her own freedom. She was leaving and was also seeking legal help so her mother wouldn’t and couldn’t control her anymore. The mother totally lost this time yet I don’t pity her because Xin Jie never learned or received any love from her so how could Xin Jie give it back?

Min Shuo managed to persuade Rui En to head home and think up of a new plan. One of Kun Ge’s henchman approached them and gave them a package. It was specifically for Rui En, an answer to his strange comment the other day when they were captured and then released. What was inside was an old fashion recorder. It was compact but effective because it held all the evidence to which Rui En’s father had confessed to Kun Ge as to why he’d done so much these past years. The crime of Rui En’s father did not extend from the accident he’d caused toward Jing Hao’s mother. That was really an accident, and he couldn’t really be blamed. Yet what made the whole thing despicable was kidnapping Jing Hao’s father and hiding him all these years so Jing Hao and Rui En wouldn’t get married. Song Wan Ji’s reason for sabotaging the marriage was that he feared Rui En would suffer after they married because Jing Hao might abuse her or do other things to her because of what her father did–just for revenge. Yet he had miscalculated and things had gone haywire. If he hadn’t mess with Kun Ge, he would’ve succeeded. Yet the truth must be revealed after all, right?

The confrontation between Rui En and her father was really emotional. Her father’s image was completely ruined in her heart. It wasn’t just about choosing the one she loved and her father, but about ruining Jing Hao’s family’s life and then eventually causing grief for them all. Things had gone out of control and he hadn’t expected some of the dramas. But he was the driving force of the whole thing. I felt Sandrine did extremely well at that scene. She doesn’t cry pretty, she never did. But that was what made it so emotional and more realistic. After that confrontation, she left the place–with Min Shuo and NoQ chasing after her.

With so much happening and how she couldn’t find Jing Hao anymore, it was hard to blame her for breaking down completely. Everything in her life was a big joke, especially how her father was such a person. I think what she said was true though, by doing all those, he only loved himself and not her because hadn’t she suffered so much too? Min Shuo took over and encouraged her on, not wanting her to give up after hearing her devastated rant.

After disappearing for days, Xin Jie finally appeared again and even contacted them. First Min Shuo and then the others to inform them about the wedding, wanting them to come and give their blessings to the two–her and Jing Hao that was. NoQ wanted to break the phone yet it was Xue Zhe’s, LOL! NoQ said the screen of Xue Zhe’s phone was bigger? LOL!

What got even funnier was how NoQ and the gym owner were arguing over whether NoQ should sabotage the wedding or not. Yet they ended up killing each (not really but were just reacting too strongly) because NoQ was saying the gym owner wasn’t any better off than him–appearance-wise–and that the gym owner looked like a gorilla. Man, that was priceless! One of the scenes worth laughing over. They were too cute and hilarious. Something to ease off the tension with?

The wedding finally arrived and most of the key characters were there to attend the wedding. Though some were reluctant, just wanting to see some type of show or maybe voiced their objection like NoQ. Possible. Yet Min Shuo was looking all relaxed when he came with Rui En? Was he changing back to a character where he was thinking about his own happiness? Kind of impossible since he’d made quite an effort to help Rui En. Or was that another point-scoring scheme? Before anyone else could figure it out, Rui En was pulled away by Xin Jie to the dressing room. Xin Jie wanted Rui En to help her with something, which we do not know yet–not quite.

The ceremony soon started and Jing Hao was forced to play the game with the application they created to ensure that the person he was marrying would be his fated other half. Jing Hao, we know, had tossed his phone toward Kun Ge during that one confrontation so he didn’t have his anymore. Kun Ge soon reached into his pocket and fetch it for him, tossing the phone to him. So they were ready. No detection or reaction from the software at first while they waited. Jing Hao said the application was only made to seek for a dating partner, it didn’t have anything to do with marriage. But before he could say further, his phone finally responded and it was successful. He and his bride to be was indeed fated to be together.

The big surprise everyone hadn’t known about was that the bride to be was Rui En, not Xin Jie. Jing Hao was confused and so were some of the parties who had arrived to witness the wedding. Xin Jie soon appeared to explain that she had dumped Jing Hao because the application said he wasn’t suitable for her hence allowing him to be with his destined person, which was Rui En. That meant that Xin Jie was in on that conspiracy with Min Shuo when they met up that one time. He’d planned everything with her to the point of making sure everyone got together and attended the wedding that day. After learning those few details, NoQ raised his hand up to say that he had no objections, lol. As of the others, of course, they had no objections as to Jing Hao and Rui En’s marriage. One of the funniest responses was Kun Ge’s 800% support and that he announced their application had succeeded with its purpose. (Great time for advertising their product, eh? LOL!) Yet Jing Hao, himself, objected. What? Weird, eh? But he repeated his words by saying the application they created only proved to find a match for dating, not marriage. He wanted to ask others to give him their blessing instead, specifically Min Shuo. Min Shuo took up the role and asked Jing Hao to tell them how much he loved Rui En before he could give his blessings. So Jing Hao took up the challenge and told everyone present about their story.

After Jing Hao’s recounts, Xue Zhe continued with the usual questions between the bride and groom. Rui En replied ‘I do’ before Xue Zhe was finished while Jing Hao told Xue Zhe to shut up. That sort of scared him (and possibly the guests) but Jing Hao soon told Xue Zhe to finish up with the ceremony and that if anyone was objecting, he would kill them. (LOL!)  Rui En could finally smile and joke with Jing Hao naturally–like once upon a time. The funniest was seeing how hard she hugged him that his wound got affected by the force, which she didn’t care since she declared she didn’t want to let go of him again. Funny that everyone was yelling for them to kiss–and Jing Hao responded by saying like he needed them to say it. Yup, a happy ending indeed.

Some of the things near the ending were a bit rushed yet we could guess that Xin Jie had seen what was going on or at least realized some of the things after what happened so she decided to give up? Then there was Min Shuo finally understanding what type of person Jing Hao really was, so of course, he had no objection. Not to mention how small he must have felt to misunderstand Jing Hao and how much Jing Hao could sacrifice for Rui En. So he got together with Xin Jie and planned it up to the wedding. (I want to take this opportunity to praise Lin Yo Wei again. I seriously, seriously had underestimated him. Yes, I’m making up for past wrongs with scolding him and not even going back to change some comments ’cause I wanted it to reflect my emotions while watching those parts. Now, I just want to say that he seriously brought out his character well with unwilling to lose, to the point that he could resort to some other means, causing grief to others and himself. Then the genuine, concern look, later on, was totally convincing, not the arrogant, fake pitiful look anymore.) As for Song Wan Ji? Anyone felt he got it too easy after that emotional confrontation with Rui En? I did, but after watching the ending, I guess there was no other way. What else could he do, right? If the others had already forgiven him, then that was that. They could move on. Or more like if he didn’t want to lose his daughter, then he should go forth with helping them. Kun Ge was a key character in revealing everything, because if he hadn’t exposed Song Wan Ji then Jing Hao and Rui En could never be together. What I don’t get though was, wasn’t Jing Hao’s father missing like before Jing Hao told Song Wan Ji that Song Wan Ji was the one who ruined his family by running over his mother? So it didn’t make sense. Or maybe he just didn’t want Jing Hao and Rui En together but learned the facts afterward? Or did he go and investigate Jing Hao’s background already before the day? He was capable. I might have missed something and need to go back and pay attention to some details. But last thing, was Min Shuo going to end up with Bi Yun? I meant since he already apologized for being an asshole earlier and how she had hugged him at the wedding for being such a nice guy? Possible.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 14

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Not really that cheating with the showing some scenes that hadn’t really appear yet. But this one cheated with showing too much of the last scene of the previous episode.

Liang Ba Ba was so glad Xin Jie came home, but it wasn’t because he had gotten attached to her. It was just because he wanted her to help him find Rui En. So she broke down and begged him not to find Rui En anymore. Well, Liang Ba Ba still used his wife’s name for her so Xin Jie wanted to replace Rui En instead. Liang Ba Ba, of course, backed down when he saw Xin Jie crying and tried to comfort her and told her not to cry anymore. That was when Jing Hao came home and called out to his father. Liang Ba Ba rushed to explain that he didn’t bully Xin Jie, he just wanted to find Rui En and then Xin Jie cried so he cried as well. When Jing Hao asked her what was wrong, she just ran the stairs. (How in the world could she run so fast in those heels?) The typical and inevitable confrontation unfolded when Jing Hao finally caught up to her at the rooftop. (YUP, the cliche spot for any types of emotional confrontation.) I guess that was kind of surprising, just kind of though. I meant I would’ve expected that Jing Hao would lie to cover up his tracks and sink deeper, making things even more dramatic (thank the scriptwriters though) in the later scenes. Yet he actually admitted that he couldn’t lie to her anymore? In a way, Jing Hao and Rui En were the same, when confronted with everything already fallen into places, they would admit it instead of diving anymore. Well, after that dramatic attempt to commit suicide, Jing Hao managed to save her (and she fainted–how cliche or what?) and took her back to his place, putting her to bed.

As he was considering things over in his mind, looking at Rui En’s portrait again, Rui En called him. The sound of the cell phone ringing caused Xin Jie to wake up and eavesdropped on their conversation. What was said between them was really sad though since they both knew they could never return to what was before, mostly because they mutually know (without saying it out loud) that they couldn’t hurt Xin Jie. Rui En only had one request and that was to see him again so she could sketch an image of him to save for the future (since we all know Eunuch Min Shuo got rid of the other ones already).

As if things weren’t getting to the point of beyond hysterical already with some of the events going on, more bad news was to be delivered. Yup, their project/idea got stole and it was on Jing Hao’s head because Xue Zhe saw Song Wan Ji leaving Jing Hao’s place that one night, making Jing Hao prime suspect to have betrayed them. The big boss had every single right to be mad, even if NoQ had vouched that Jing Hao wasn’t that type of person. The banter between NoQ and Xue Zhe had escalated to another height but the mob boss jumped in, telling both to shut up. From his expression, he was ready to let heads roll. AND why was the other dude smiling like a maniac the whole while since hearing the news with the project being announced, etc? NOT Xue Zhe, but that other new dude that came at the same time as Rui En and NoQ.

Oooohhh…OMG! So we or maybe more like I had underestimated that pretentious, faking pity Song Wan Ji. He sure knew how to hide things and pretended he was in a regretting mode all these years. So he sent that dude in to spy and steal? Not to mention pinning it on Jing Hao. No wonder he was so good at planning every move. He was staying silent all along or looking like he trusted Min Shuo yet was just letting Min Shuo do whatever so others could focus on Min Shuo and hate him instead? Or he didn’t really care? (Regardless though, I swear Min Shu wasn’t that nice either, kept wanting to control others. It didn’t matter how he thought it was good for others.)

As Jing Hao and Rui En were making their way to their last meeting, both were thinking of the past. But as fate would have it (or more like the scriptwriters wanted to make it even more dramatic), Rui En was detained by a little accident with her wheelchair and fell. Attempting to get up, she was approached by some dude. Two guesses who he was sent by. Jing Hao, of course, got there first and waited until he received a call. It wasn’t from Rui En though, but Xin Jie, saying that it had to do with her mother and begging for Jing Hao to save her. (I can’t believe she was using this type of tactics, but I guess when her bridge of emotions had already been broken, she would resort to anything. It was, of course, fake because she called her mother earlier so of course they had it planned or something.) Wanting to rush to wherever it was to find Xin Jie, Jing Hao remembered of his meeting so he called Rui En yet she wasn’t picking up either. He left a message and told her to wait for him.

Well, I guess that made two of them since Xin Jie’s mother was equally surprised as Jing Hao when he demanded some answers from Xin Jie’s mother. Xin Jie actually came right out and told Jing Hao she heard it all with Jing Hao and Rui En meeting up. Just to be fair though, when you eavesdrop, make sure you know the full story before jumping to conclusion? BUT I guess can’t blame Xin Jie since she wouldn’t know what was real or fake anymore, not after being deceived for a while now.

Okay, I’m getting surprised like the second time. I meant like I thought he would feel guilty. Because of the typical main guy formula, right? Since he did lie to her in the past. Yet he said he was disappointed in Xin Jie? (Didn’t he lie to her too? So she was going crazy?) So Jing Hao just left like that. After some smart remarks, Xin Jie’s mother left as well while Xin Jie was scheming up another set of traps for Jing Hao and Rui En. At least she didn’t want them to meet up. Who else but to call that Min Shuo? I seriously think Min Shuo should be responsible for half of the troubles that were going on too, not just Jing Hao and Rui En for lying or whatever else. (Failed to mention it probably qualified as lying.) After all, Min Shuo did force Jing Hao to marry Xin Jie before he would release information on Jing Hao’s father’s whereabouts. So why should Jing Hao take the fall for this and be slapped on the slogan as an asshole when Min Shuo could walk away? Come on now.

Yup, Rui En got captured and now her father had to deal with the mess. Did he think he could get away with it and was celebrating too soon on his victory of causing Jing Hao more grief? WRONG! Seriously though, whatever he was doing always backfire on him because it ended up that his daughter would receive the punishment in his place. The person who called was, of course, Kun Ge, the mob boss (aka Jing Hao’s current boss). Song Wan Ji knew him? I meant because he had recognized the guy’s voice. OMG! I was thinking it might be some major misunderstanding yet it was true. Song Wan Ji not only wanted to cause a misunderstanding between the two parties but he actually said Jing Hao offered the deal to him? What? I actually laughed out loud when Kun Ge was asking about how come Jing Hao was the one responsible yet Song Wan Ji and his daughter had nothing to do with the whole thing and that if Song Wan Ji was trying to fool the ghosts or something (aka Kun Ge was seeing through how Song Wan Ji was just pinning things on Jing Hao). Man, I’m having a blast with Kun Ge’s phrases. I don’t know. I shouldn’t even laugh at this time since Rui En’s in danger but it was just so funny that Song Wan Ji was just trying to wing it through and push everything on Jing Hao (aka manipulating things) but Kun Ge refused to cooperate, lol. (I swear Song Wan Ji’s so much like Min Shuo or vice versa, always manipulating and wanting to make sense to convince others to do it their way.)

After hanging up on Song Wan Ji, Kun Ge called Jing Hao up. Jing Hao had returned to the meeting location to continue waiting and thought that it was Rui En who called since Kun Ge had used Rui En’s phone to call Jing Hao. Some initial ‘I thought could trust you’ type of thing were rattled out, Kun Ge got right to business, saying how he had been betrayed, etc. Jing Hao was, of course, stumped by the fact that Song Wan Ji had admitted the truth (or the weaved-up version of the truth).

As if he wasn’t worried to death already after Kun Ge hung up on him, that Min Shuo had to show up and attacked him too. (Again, what in the world was Min Shuo to Rui En, her husband? Or her father?) Well, they finally got it out of the way by prioritizing the situation. Yet Jing Hao stopped a distance from the supposed place that Rui En’s imprisonment location. What now? Jing Hao stopped Min Shuo from proceeding by saying that he wanted Min Shuo to promise him something.

Okay, I was watching and didn’t want to recount much but that was a powerful scene and great planning from Jing Hao with trying to get Min Shuo and Rui En out of there. (YET it sucks that he has to let Min Shuo be the hero. Even if it was to distract Kun Ge so the other two could run yet it means that he would be a bad guy forever, without anyone knowing the truth.) But Heaven decided to help Jing Hao because Xue Zhe came in time before Kun Ge shoot Jing Hao to tell Kun Ge that the traitor was actually that other dude, who actually work for Song Wan Ji. Jing Hao was rushed to the hospital while Min Shuo and Rui En were recaptured once again. Of course, since Rui En was the useful bargaining chip that could work either way, with her father or Jing Hao–it would register some reaction. Kun Ge wanted a meet up with Song Wan Ji, what would this result in? Of course, Kun Ge won’t let someone make a big joke out of him. Song Wan Ji will have to pay.

The day when Song Wan Ji got to play the hero in saving his daughter. How touching, eh? Everyone get to play the hero to save Rui En while Jing Hao was dubbed as the bastard who only cared about money to the point that he didn’t think twice with using others to benefit. (OF COURSE I’M BEING SARCASTIC.) Kun Ge’s my favorite character right now since he’s going to make others suffer for making a fool out of him. But we were cut short of that, probably because they wanted to save stuffs for later.

Everyone found out about Jing Hao’s condition and rushed to the hospital, except for Rui En of course, since she still thought he was the bad dude. Kun Ge was right, she was sure living in a happy world, not knowing the truth, etc. Then there was also the whole flashback with Jing Hao and Min Shuo’s conversation before they went to save Rui En. It seemed like Min Shuo was looking more and more regretful or somewhat feeling torn like he wanted to tell Rui En the whole thing. (I think I underestimated Lin Yo Wei since he managed to bring out the actual genuine, sincere kind of feeling toward the character at that point versus the fake, pretentious pitiful look Min Shuo exuded in the past.) Perhaps I should forgive him? Yet if he told the truth or something, then he would be forgiven more. But that had to wait for the next episode because it ended where Jing Hao finally woke up.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 13

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

The episode actually picked up the next morning with Rui En being transferred to Inpatient already and Eunuch Min Shuo was sitting next to her bed, guarding her. (Making sure no other enemies were there, right?) And yes, I’m giving him the ‘eunuch’ title now because he interferes when it doesn’t concern him and how her father should be the one saying stuff first, NOT him. Bi Yun came to visit Rui En, asking what had happened, etc.

Priceless all right. I meant he finally took some actions. Okay, so he finally carried out something worth mentioning because he kept doing the wrong things that caused Rui En more pain. Now he was finally doing something for his daughter. (Slapping a woman IS not something any man should do BUT I think in this case, it could be acceptable because it was his daughter after all.)

Awww…so touching that everyone at work was coming to see her. (Though they could just be worried about the upcoming project presentation. But still…touching…) Yup, they were worried about the project, except for NoQ, of course, who was her friend. Yet they were right. If she wasn’t there, all their efforts would be for nothing. Okay, now Rui En was back to her old self. Seriously, I was so disappointed that she was collapsing to the point that she almost accepted Min Shuo. (Though she probably wouldn’t.) Now, she was back to her old self again, ready to fight and be stubborn about her decisions. This was work, but it still proved she was back. (Probably because she learned that Jing Hao still loves her?) Then back to the question whether Jing Hao still cares for her or not. Yes, Bi Yun was stunned into silence since the recounts were from Xin Jie and not to mention the drawing. It was more than prove already.

The result of touching Rui En. Never hurt Rui En, was it so hard to follow? Yes, he found Xin Jie’s mother and was ready to let heads roll. Well, not really. Just giving her a good scare. She still dared to threaten him? LOL! If he was scared, he wouldn’t do it in the first place. She just had to keep taking her chances and trying to see when his anger would finally turn into action.

The scene with Jing Hao visiting Rui En was actually fitting in after the previous confrontation with Xin Jie’s mother. Jing Hao was just there to visit Rui En and telling her that he would leave the place, not wanting to cause her any more pain. (That was the real reason for leaving AND NOT BECAUSE MIN SHUO SAID SO.)

As he was departing, he saw Bi Yun. She hesitated and remembered what Rui En said to her hence running after him, wanting to ask him a question. Oh, the same familiar question: If the incident with his father hadn’t happened, would he had left Rui En? But then he said it didn’t matter anymore. She insisted on knowing by saying if it was someone who didn’t want him and Rui En together, then what would it be? And yes, she wouldn’t tell him who until he respond to her. We all know the answer regarding Jing Hao’s feelings. It was just a matter of seeing some events unfold now. Time to verify Bi Yun’s suspicions, right? And I finally forgive Bi Yun for all that she’d done. AND yes, I guess her ‘wanting to do good’ for Rui En won over with the whole ‘wanting to help Min Shuo getting together with Rui En’ (aka forcing Rui En). I meant with how she didn’t want to hide any information that could cause more regrets later on. Not to mention, her saying to leave it up to Heaven to decide was kind of meaningful. Yes, let life take its course. (AND she didn’t go back on her words with Min Shuo since she didn’t tell Rui En, but told Jing Hao. He never said she couldn’t tell Jing Hao! HAHA! I found a gap! NICE?)

The result of the conversation with Bi Yun. Song Wan Ji should know nothing’s a secret. So we learned the truth of what happened, at least how Liang Ba Ba was found by some person with a good heart. (Yup, he was wandering around and someone found him and of course since he didn’t know anyone or could say, it was hard to help.) But why didn’t Song Wan Ji tell Jing Hao that his father was still alive when he returned? GOOD QUESTION. What? NICE. Slapping all those at Jing Hao? Okay, he’s irresponsible? Um…whatever… I meant okay, the real reason why Jing Hao thought he didn’t deserve that happiness with Rui En and left was because he thought he was being punished and all those torn thing between knowing Rui En’s father was the one responsible for his mother’s death too, NOT just because of what happened to his father. SO I still think Rui En’s father should take the partial blame for it, not just pushing everything to Jing Hao. Sure, he repented all these years and how he’d been caring for Jing Hao’s father but did that make him any superior? He’d still killed Jing Hao’s mother and ruined his family. It didn’t matter if it was just an ‘accident’, because that ‘just an accident’ did more damage than anything. I’m not making an excuse for Jing Hao leaving and all because he could no longer take it. BUT I don’t want others to make him the sole reason for the blame. There are other stories behind it too.

Okay, so he made his point. So what? (Yeah, I’m all gung-ho now, I know.) Perhaps Jing Hao was letting his hatred for the old man cloud his judgment yet there were suspicious things worth mentioning, right? Okay, I guess I forgive him since Jing Hao forgived him, and that couldn’t be changed. Yet I still want the thing with Jing Hao’s mother’s accident revealed to everyone. I know it’s WAY too repetitive, but that was also the reason why he left, right? Many conflicts caused him to consider that decision with leaving, not just because of one thing. But the last request? SO SAD. I understand why it must be that way but still sad. AND yes, I finally see the right person saying those words. I meant with Rui En’s father wanting Jing Hao not to see Rui En again–since it made sense because he was the father. With other people like that Min Shuo telling Jing Hao what to do was annoying.

NoQ’s turn to order them around? Not really but Rui En was finished so she alerted NoQ, who wanted to use that opportunity for revenge, lol. And NoQ and Xue Zhe were still arguing, lol. Still funny.

The confrontation. AND someone was acting like some dog, barking. I’m so serious here. I HAD ABOUT ENOUGH WITH HIS RANTING AND PRETENTIOUS PITIFUL ACT. Perhaps Tong Tong shouldn’t be telling Min Shuo that her mother likes him since he would use that against her. AND HE DID. BASTARD. YUP, making things out to be others’ fault and making them out to be the bad person when he’s a bastard. Hope that Bi Yun learned something from this. How her supposedly prince charming really is.

He admitted to NoQ he really wanted things to return to three years ago and his father’s disappearance hadn’t happened and how he would’ve married Rui En, etc. Aww… So good to confide with his old pal again. Too bad things could never return to what it was anymore.

So Xin Jie begged NoQ to tell her where Rui En’s house was. The only thing was, he led her to Rui En’s current aka recent habitat, not the right one where her father had arranged. (The scenes in the previous episode’s previews would unleash, right?) NoQ must have gotten smarter since he managed to dive out of the situation with the choice of words he used. Who could answer Xin Jie’s question really? I meant how could they dodge it all and get crafty about it. Between the two of them, Bi Yun might be quicker but in her state, could she come up with something? NoQ’s improvement with his tactics but in such a situation? Then I think Bi Yun was right, just let the truth reveal itself and life taking its course.

The confrontation after Xin Jie got the Song resident’s address. Xin Jie got the right to be mad since she was severely deceived. Yet how could Rui En tell her all after witnessing what had happened to her past? Rui En’s question was right. How could she say it out and demand Xin Jie to return Jing Hao to her? I think the bravest thing was Rui En didn’t dodge, admitting her plan and saying what she meant to do. But of course, she didn’t realize she had ended up really liking Xin Jie as a friend, etc. And the fact that Rui En actually apologized–even if it was too late–was rather braver than some people never admitting wrong, kept blaming others. Then I really liked Rui En’s speech after the apology and allowing Xin Jie to lash out at her. Yes, because she seriously treated Xin Jie like a friend and believed in her. (The reason why she saved Xin Jie, not like Xin Jie had thought to create some opportunity to allow Jing Hao back into her life.) And then I wasn’t even surprised that Xin Jie won’t let go. I meant she insisted on marrying him the moment she kissed him at the airport, so what made everyone think she was giving up so easily? Scary all right. I know it was because she’d been lied to and used YET it was diving toward the typical route of making the villain out of the other female lead. (WHICH IS GETTING LAME. WE ALREADY HAVE THAT MIN SHUO TO DEAL WITH.) But whatever it is, I think I wouldn’t blame or hate Xin Jie. She has the right to be mad and misunderstand them since it was indeed too complicated. Xin Jie’s declaration of not admitting defeat and won’t let go of Jing Hao even if she died marked the end of the episode.

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 12

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Did I tell those people to stop cheating? The continuance of this episode was at the part where Jing Hao was trying to calm Liang Ba Ba down by promising to find Zhi Shu for him tomorrow, not tonight since it was late already. Then Jing Hao put Liang Ba Ba to bed as he was reminiscing about the past when he was doing the same. Those simple routines. Yes, those were harsh days and he was working several jobs trying to make ends meet yet it seemed like less complicated than now? I meant at least less complicated before he met Rui En, etc.

This scene was actually to negotiate for the place again, not to beg Rui En to come see his father, lol. Oh well, at least this would be a start of something else. Even if Rui En gave up, she would still help Jing Hao’s father.

Another set of touching moments unleashed as Jing Hao was investigating Liang Ba Ba of his lifestyle these past years. Then more memories came rushing back as he read the letter his father wrote to him. I really miss their interactions, as well as Rui En’s time with them. Those really cute moments with their family of three.

Okay, since their boss already got out of the hospital, he might as well set the rules straight, right? LOL! Good luck!

The part where Rui En’s father found out how he’d been deceived hence the confrontation with Min Shuo. (Seriously, I’m going to say it before I continue on. If he would accept Min Shuo and still allow Min Shuo to pursue his daughter, then I don’t know what type of person he is. I meant who in the world would? Min Shuo was able to deceive him in signing papers, etc. What else is he capable of? And now I think of it, Min Shuo probably wants to be with Rui En just because he wants to inherit the hospital since Rui En’s the only child, right? I’m going overboard here BUT I don’t care to be patient with Min Shuo anymore. He’d gone way past it by now. He doesn’t deserve an ounce of sympathy from me for that matter.)

Aww…it was a happy reunion for him indeed. Yet he soon realized it wasn’t his home because the decorations among other things weren’t there anymore. Some struggling and Liang Ba Ba hurt his hand, causing Rui En to run and find items to tend to his wound. But what else happened? Fate was driving things forward because who else but Bi Yun came home at that time? But then the investigation was cut short because Jing Hao was questioning her about her ‘precious Min Shuo’ so of course Bi Yun had to protect him AND ACT SUPER FAKE, SAYING THAT SHE WOULDN’T HELP HIM BECAUSE HE HAD HURT RUI EN IN THE PAST? PUH-LEASE. Why doesn’t she get straight to the point and say that she’s doing everything for her Min Shuo? (Like she wasn’t scolding Rui En for hurting her precious Min Shuo also. Stop using Rui En as an excuse to scold others.) Back to the family of three though, too bad things were short-lived.

And here they were, making sure that Rui En’s spirit had already been destroyed so she could go back into their circle and be manipulated further and further. What was the point of breaking her spirit so she would behave? She’s no longer herself and she had to actually suffer so much before returning to their side. Though I understand what Rui En’s father was thinking and his concern. But I want to ask once again, what was the point? I meant like wanting to win because he was right? That it wasn’t worth it? They were pulling strings to make her come back. That wasn’t about them being right because nature took its course. But it was because of their manipulation. (Watching the satisfaction on Min Shuo’s face, I just want to slap him. Of course, wearing gloves to protect my hand first since I wouldn’t want to dirty myself with touching him.) I swear, the thing that should be revealed was the real reason why Jing Hao left aka because he found out Rui En’s father killed his mother. Only that being reveal could help Jing Hao’s case AND SEEK JUSTICE FOR JING HAO. Like he hadn’t endured enough all these years. Now he had to take the blame so these people could act like they were right? Despicable. (DAMN IT, DAMN IT! I’M SO SORRY FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL READING BUT I’M SO PISSED OFF THAT RUI EN COULDN’T FEND STUPID, DESPICABLE MIN SHUO OFF. SHE KNOWS SHE DOESN’T WANT IT, WHY CAN’T SHE SAY IT OR ATTEMPT TO SHRUG HIS HAND OFF? He was using that chance to secure his status, etc BUT WHY CAN’T SHE BREAK AWAY? Stupid that she should bear it all just because she doesn’t want awkward moments with Xin Jie. But still…what the heck? I’m starting to get really, really annoyed with her too. Like she’s a weakling in the past, WHY NOW? STUPID SCRIPTWRITERS.)

AND WHAT THE F WAS THAT? SO SHE ACCEPTED MIN SHUO? I meant the exchange was touching. Yet I rather she married some guy down the street than that jerk. Come on now. SCRIPTWRITERS ARE SO LAZY OR THOSE PRODUCERS/DIRECTORS ARE SO LAZY TO DEVELOP ANOTHER CHARACTER SO JUST MAKE IT LIKE EVERY SINGLE FEMALE LEAD IN EVERY SINGLE DRAMA JUMPING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TWO GUYS LIKE THAT. Stupid, stupid. Now I hate Rui En as well ’cause the scriptwriters made her accept Min Shuo. I meant yes, she has to move on because Jing Hao’s getting married and there seems to be nothing she could do from what she could see of it. BUT does she have to accept Min Shuo? She could just heal by herself, move on and find someone else. OR ARE THE SCRIPTWRITERS SUGGESTING THAT HER CHARACTER IS SO LAZY TO DEVELOP A NEW RELATIONSHIP THAT THEY RATHER HAVE RUI EN JUST PICK UP SOME GUY FROM THE PAST SO SHE WOULDN’T HAVE TO USE HER EFFORT TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE ELSE? IDIOTS!

On the other hand, it was so touching when Jing Hao returned to the wedding dress shop and Xin Jie stepped out. (I know it’s so unfair to her.) Then Jing Hao had let his grief took over and his eyes deceiving him, letting him see Rui En and causing him to run over to hug her, apologizing. That part is worth a lot of tears, really. (And I don’t care if Min Shuo was pretending to be a bigger person and saying how Rui En was saying those words on purpose for Jing Hao to hear. It’s still stupid that it has to be said of how Min Shuo will treat her well–if they were really together–since someone who’d hurt you in the past can’t guarantee anything either.)

Bi Yun was investigating that night through her conversation with Rui En. Of course, it was about Jing Hao’s father. But like she would help anyone right now since her ‘precious Min Shuo’ seemed super happy now. Unless somehow she grew a heart and help them uncover everything to the point of Rui En’s father, exposing everything (accidentally of course since Rui En would always exhaust all the questions before she quit) and get some justice for Jing Hao.

The next day, Bi Yun went to have a talk with Min Shuo. BUT LET’S SEE IF IT’S ANY FRUITFUL SINCE HE’S GOOD AT COMING UP WITH REASONABLE ANSWERS. Considering how she’s willing to do anything for him, it wouldn’t be surprising if she eats it all up. Bi Yun sure surprises me this time since, for the first time, she’s actually speaking up for Rui En. Good analysis from her. Could be just some major coincidence BUT still, lucky she didn’t cave in. Man, I thought she cave in when he made so much sense with saying how she was just guessing and how she shouldn’t ruin Rui En’s father’s image if she’d guessed all wrong. YET she had stressed that Rui En had worked so hard all these years and waited for Jing Hao, etc. Maybe I’ll forgive her just slightly. BUT she lost all points again when she couldn’t pull away when he stated that she wouldn’t want to ruin his chance with Rui En and how he, Min Shuo, would give Rui En all the happiness. LAME! So much for a breakthrough.

I seriously feel sorry for Xin Jie but Liang Ba Ba was so cute, always demanding to see Rui En. Well, his wife to be exact but he had been using his wife’s name for Rui En for ages now. And indeed he found Rui En when Xin Jie was at the company looking for Jing Hao but he had some matters to tend to, and of course, Xin Jie bumped into Rui En outside. Liang Ba Ba overheard the familiar voice but wasn’t tuned in since he was sitting in the cab. Luckily he saw her through the car window and his mood sure improved tenfold. That was so cute.

Yup, the inevitable ensued since Xin Jie’s mother was back for more trouble. Rui En rescued Xin Jie and got hit by a car. Full circle or what? I meant since her father did hit Jing Hao’s mother years ago. So it was like somewhat of karma. (Though we know Rui En shouldn’t be held responsible but it happened.) Anyway, Jing Hao came home and asked his father what was going on and even called Xin Jie to clarify matters hence him running to the hospital for the meetup. (Totally random, but Liang Ba Ba sure listens to Rui En by staying put.) Anyone else wants to slap Min Shuo AGAIN for being so lame? Who was he? Rui En’s father didn’t speak up yet and he was all babbling away questioning Xin Jie and then later giving orders to Jing Hao? (This is what they call ‘the emperor doesn’t worry yet BUT the eunuch worries’ kind of thing. Seriously.)

Another stupid set of words rattled out from Min Shuo’s mouth. Seriously, what did I tell you guys? The world revolves around him hence Jing Hao has to listen to his every word and leave this place. Jing Hao must be crazy to still talk to this idiot.

Tong Tong’s great philosophy again. But I love those moments. Tong Tong seriously could see clearer than these other people who complicate things too much–and forcing others. Kids just simply see the image of “like” or “don’t like”, but in this case “love” or “don’t love”–so they wouldn’t be as troubled as adults.

Jing Hao returned to the hospital after learning from Xin Jie as to why Rui En was with her earlier, etc. Was this their last meeting? Even if she wasn’t awake? But that was the end of the episode. (I’m betting this is just another part where they stick in some scenes that didn’t happen yet and will bring us backward to fill in some more details until this scene for the next episode.)

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 11

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

I took a break before watching this episode to try and calm down and maybe even give that despicable Min Shuo a chance. Yup, yet another one–like he deserved it or anything. But now that I continued, I couldn’t believe that he was carrying out this plan. He actually faked the documents to let Rui En’s father sign the release so he could come and take Jing Hao’s father out of that one facility to use as a bargaining chip? Won’t even try and stay calm regarding that anymore since that Min Shuo had seriously gone overboard. WAY past overboard already. (At this rate, is he going to enter prison for deception, kidnapping, and other things that he’s going to do soon? Because at this point, it’s too cheesy to make up some stupid excuse like he was doing it because of love and was too blind with it. PUH-LEASE!) Yes, he recruited Bi Yun to help him in this whole conspiracy; and then his actions should just be justified for it, right? scoffs I honestly hope they would make it so that we would be satisfied with the ending in the end to the point where it’s not just about Jing Hao and Rui En getting together, but punishing Min Shuo and Bi Yun severely for running others’ lives AND kidnapping. (And I think the episode cheated again with showing us Min Shuo’s plan now hence the picture he sent over to Jing Hao at the end of the previous episode.)

OMG! I thought NoQ was supposed to help Rui En with her plan. How in the world did he end up trying to pursue someone at their workplace? Nice! The other guys saw right through it so they took advantage of the situation by wanting in on some of the things NoQ asked as well, lol. Kind of cute and funny for this hectic atmosphere though.

Yup, they cheated with the ending scene of the previous episode. Now it explained how Min Shuo got the latest picture of Jing Hao’s father. (The creators seriously need to stop confusing us with that. I meant I got it and was looking out for it after a few episodes of it. YET some people might still be confused and end up giving up because of the chronological order not making sense, etc.) And here we were again, witnessing Min Shuo’s despicable plan unfolding even more. AND yes, not surprising anymore that Min Shuo should put the blame on Jing Hao for letting Rui En work at the company. Jing Hao’s response was kind of priceless though, lol. (This is my company, it has nothing to do with you. LOL! Exactly! It was about time someone told him off. He kept trying to control others’ lives and wanting others to operate by his standards and request. Seriously a spoiled brat like I said before, throwing some tantrums and some despicable tactics if things don’t go his way.) Pathetic moment again why Min Shuo was asking for the reason that Jing Hao had left without saying anything three years ago. Yup, the creators were definitely trying to justify Min Shuo’s behaviors and trying to make his actions acceptable YET he was just doing all of that for his own gain, pretending to be the good guy. What was even more pathetic was Min Shuo saying if Jing Hao still loved Rui En, then Min Shuo was more than glad to let them be (but the phrases he used was like saying how he was with Rui En and could just be a bigger person and let them have their happiness or something), which was pathetic because he was never attached to Rui En in the first place; nor was he Rui En’s father, so what right did he have in saying it like he was giving them permission. The only time that Jing Hao would ever lose to anything was when it involved his father. (The second situation that would make him lose was, of course, matters regarding Rui En. His father was the other person who mattered to him in this world, so of course, it was hard to for Jing Hao to just shrug the whole thing off, even if it was a slim chance that the despicable Min Shuo would keep his words. And this time, Jing Hao was winning and losing at the same time. But just according to my messed up, twisted, out of control suggestion, Jing Hao could just beat the crap out of Min Shuo and make him spill the information out. Hey, Min Shuo’s such a sissy dude, not being able to take pain but could only inflict it on others through his despicable means, so he deserves a beating AND wouldn’t be able to take it much. He would want to live and carry out his despicable deeds more so he would eventually say it, right?) Pathetic once again that Min Shuo was thinking he was the only who could give Rui En happiness BECAUSE DIDN’T HE FORGET HOW MUCH PAIN HE CAUSED HER IN THE PAST? (YES, it seemed like Rui En and everyone else was too forgiving or too blind to see it when it happened, so I have to repeat it over and over.) I feel so sad for Xin Jie though for being used in this whole game. I meant I DO NOT blame Jing Hao since he would be capable of taking care of her and protecting her like he’d done in the past. He would treat her well like she deserved and give her all the happiness, etc. He would be able to keep his words as well. But she was being used as a bargaining chip in this whole master plan of Min Shuo’s too.

Based on past records, I think Jing Hao and Rui En are only capable of bullying each other and not strike back at others. Or perhaps they’re the type of people who would approach one another directly to solve problems, not going through others or using side tactics to get what they want. On the other hand, though, I think Rui En would have to sign in to a nuthouse or some kind of insanity facility soon if they kept manipulating her emotions like that. Though she didn’t know why exactly (the real reason, not the fake version he gave her), but the way things were, she would go crazy soon. (I hope that despicable Min Shuo would be happy now.) Jing Hao’s plan backfired again since he wanted to make Rui En hate him by saying and doing things that would make her hate him even more. Yet she welcomed his embrace more than anything. So, of course, he had to stop and pull away or he would never be able to. (Then I sort of am pissed off at Rui En–just to be fair with every single damn character in here–that she should seek out Min Shuo at the hospital and let him comfort her. No wonder he kept coming back and NOT let go. She was doing that to him without realizing it. WHO FREAKING CARES IF SHE THINKS HE’S JUST HER BROTHER? HE DOESN’T THINK SO, SO SHE SHOULD JUST KEEP HER DISTANCE LIKE ONCE UPON A TIME TO KILL HIS HOPE ALREADY. And ‘kind of pissed off’ was an understatement. Then look at the way Min Shuo wanted Rui En to say those words of letting go of Jing Hao makes him an obvious control freak. She sort of brought it onto herself by kept going to seek him out, BUT that just showed more of his character. Was she so blind and so tired of the battle that she couldn’t see what type of a jerk he is?)

That was kind of priceless again. Like she was giving up so easily. (Or was Rui En’s reciting of Min Shuo’s words an attempt to brush him off for the time being since he was just being a pest?) Jing Hao looked worried for her all right when her spot was empty. Then she just appeared, saying that he did not need to worry. (LOL!) But then her next words sort of stumped him (and me too). I was celebrating too fast. It’s good that she’s thinking for herself and will work hard because of her career and not just because of him, but I hate to see Min Shuo succeeding. She better not accept that jerk already or it would be like jumping back and forth like that. I’m sure there are LOTS OF OTHER MEN IN TAIWAN ASIDE FROM MIN SHUO?

Well, other problems would have to wait since Xin Jie’s so-called mother was back to cause trouble for them. More like she wanted to sell her daughter off some more. Yup, she was selling her daughter off–for the last time this time. Or if she would keep her words.

After all those frustrating scenes, I think this must be the most touching scene thus far (at least after the three years gap). Jing Hao reuniting with his father.

So Xin Jie’s mother got another source of money. She should be really happy now. Maybe she should find some more people willing to pay up before she let go? roll eyes

Yes, fate intervened again so Jing Hao was forced to seek out Rui En. Okay, it was more of Liang Ba Ba’s tantrums but I think Min Shuo dug his grave by using Liang Ba Ba as a bargaining chip. It would’ve been better if he hadn’t interfered and ignore the fact that he saw Liang Ba Ba with Rui En’s father. ‘Cause seriously, by using Liang Ba Ba to negotiate and having to sneak him out, Liang Ba Ba would now make things more difficult for Jing Hao. Then Jing Hao, being a filial child that he was, would want to carry out the old man’s request hence this scene. That was priceless that Rui En was saying that Jing Hao’s matter had nothing to do with her so why would he need to beg her, lol. How does he like it now, eh? (I told you guys Min Shuo dug his own grave.) And it was the end of the episode with Jing Hao blurting out that it was regarding his father and that his father wasn’t dead yet.

Previews. Hahaha…yup, more things unleashed with Liang Ba Ba recognizing Bi Yun. Min Shuo dug his own grave, what did I say? But why in the world did Rui En accept Min Shuo’s proposal? Or did she? GOSH! WAS HE THE ONLY MAN IN TAIWAN? Honestly…

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 10

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

This episode actually doesn’t cheat anymore since it actually continued at the part where Jing Hao and Rui En were having that conversation, and Rui En’s declaration to fight fairly with Xin Jie, not wanting to bring up the past anymore, etc. On the other hand, I think I’m starting to love the random chemistry between Jing Hao’s two assistants since they were so funny with kept saying, “Why should I tell you? You’re not my wife/husband.” phrases. Kind of cute in their own way.

While Jing Hao was resuming work at his company, Rui En was seen taking all the drawings of Jing Hao from her room. She was indeed starting anew and wanting to create new memories with Jing Hao, not dwelling in the past. Tong Tong’s so cute though, kept encouraging Rui En on. I think though Tong Tong’s just a little girl yet she’s the only one who isn’t judging or forcing Rui En to accept Min Shuo. Yes, Tong Tong’s a kid and probably doesn’t understand much since she’s still so innocent with her kid mentality. Yet I found her support more comforting than the others who claimed to care for Rui En. Sometimes the others just complicate things too much, wanting to live others’ lives. Tong Tong just knew that Rui En loved her husband hence she would always support Rui En’s decision, wanting Rui En to be happy.

Since Rui En already made her decision in continuing her battle to win Jing Hao over once again, she sought Min Shuo out to straighten things out with him. Yet he was in major denial and wanted to avoid things at all cost, kept jumping in to talk before she could. Yet she finally stopped him and made him listen. AND WHAT FREAKING RIGHT DID HE HAVE WITH YELLING AT HER? SHE NEVER PROMISED HIM ANYTHING BUT JUST SAID THAT SHE WOULD THINK WHAT HE SAID TO HER OVER. THAT DOES NOT EQUAL A PROMISE. (Yes, I’m so mad that I have to type in caps. GOSH!) So if things don’t go his way, he could throw tantrums? (Again, what about what he did to her in the past? Yes, I’m holding the past over him again and again, BUT second chances don’t come for everyone and his chances had already gone dry.) Like what Jing Hao said, he didn’t ask Rui En to wait for him–just like how Rui En never asked Min Shuo to wait for her. It was his own decision, so why was he blaming her or acting like he was the victim? I just can’t sympathize with this pathetic dude. If he was the bad guy from the start, just be that way and I might even root for him or at least give him some points for being straightforward. But his tactic? Too fake to sympathize with. Fake people are the most hateful. She was already being beyond nice or considerate by announcing it to him her decision, like cutting him loose and not wanting to lead him on or whatever else he was thinking. So it was all right to accept if the answer was favorable to him? YES, again, he thinks the world must be spinning around him or something. Operate by his standards then fine, if not he was mad? How many times have I typed pathetic already? Wouldn’t mind if I repeat it once again. OKAY, GETTING PATHETIC AGAIN WITH HIM RANTING ON AND ON WITH BI YUN. Yes, she would sympathize with him since she never saw Rui En suffer in the past because of him. But when he suffered, he would seek sympathy from others? OKAY…makes sense. NOT! (I really want to fast forward but wouldn’t want to miss anything in case he use anything else against others in the future.) Stupid that Bi Yun should say that Rui En doesn’t see or cherish Min Shuo yet. HEY, where was she when Rui En was practically worshiping Min Shuo a long time ago and was brushed off? Bi Yun should seriously get together with Min Shuo all right. Only able to see the surface of things. And just to make it even more pathetic, since Bi Yun likes him, does that mean he has to like her? Applying his logic even further, he’s too blind to see Bi Yun’s good side? And that he’s a jerk, right? For not able to see how well Bi Yun was treating him. Right? DARN, does that look good for him now that he’s on the receiving end? So we should all force others to do whatever we want, eh? People have the right to fight for what they believe, but they should also understand others around them have the right to react as well.

So Rui En’s father finally had to battle with some demons by himself. Serves him right for stabbing his daughter in the back. Now he has to deal with this situation and the crazy woman as well. (But regardless of what, I think he’s the only person who takes action in this case that could sympathize with since it was his daughter after all and he was mad worried, unlike outsiders who only knew how to force Rui En to do things for their own benefits.)

Though NoQ left in a huff the last time they had an encounter, he was back once again, acting like they were best buddies. I guess they kind of were since three years ago. He was bringing over clothes to her and not to mention talking on and on about skills and even mentioning Jing Hao by accident. I guess in a way, he still misses Jing Hao a lot and could not accept how Jing Hao had changed. In a way, it could be very reassuring and I could forgive him for lashing out at Jing Hao before. At least he and Jing Hao had some history together–unlike someone who was just trying to gain his own advantage and didn’t care for others, only lecturing when he should be the one to wake up. (Yes, stabbing at Min Shuo again BUT blame the script-writers for making Min Shuo appear so much.) Yup, NoQ still cared hence asking if Jing Hao had come that one time. Then Rui En took the opportunity to seek some feedback on her creation. NoQ indeed was quite helpful, solving Rui En’s little obstacle. And yes, I swear Bi Yun should get together with Min Shuo already. They’re so in-sync with one another with the logic that IF SOMEONE LIKES YOU, LIKE THEM BACK. By that definition, they must have a lot of husbands and wives too. DAMN. PATHETIC. So what am I doing now? Repeating the exact thing over and over again: It was okay for Min Shuo to hurt Rui En all these years since it was his free will and choice to like her or not YET she couldn’t choose what she wants? NICE… And to steer it away from stupid people, I think I’m starting to calm down regarding NoQ and actually forgive him more and more. I meant he and Jing Hao were inseparable in the past. Now he had no idea why Jing Hao had become that way yet he couldn’t just ignore Jing Hao. It wasn’t because of how he felt responsible for Jing Hao’s father’s death either. But it was because of their friendship in the past. Only he could sympathize with Rui En and like he said, they were in the same situation, can’t really think clearly and can’t let go of Jing Hao completely either. One is a friend and the other his wife. Slightly different but they have a bond others couldn’t see–or care to understand. Aside from the gym owner also, others never saw the nice Jing Hao from the past so they were just basing their references on now and judge him (aka spinning tales to incorporate into their wild guesses).

As fate would have it, Jing Hao was out taking a night stroll with Xin Jie when she was surrounded by her fans and he wandered off to wait for her hence bumping into Rui En. The police were coming so he ran over to help her immediately, escaping the police. He left after making sure she was safe at her hiding place, but she called him back again. Before Jing Hao could respond to Rui En’s question, he heard some whistling sounds. Two guesses that it was from the police and he made a quick one, grabbing her and taking her into his arms, and returning to the hiding place. Even after the police left, they refused to let go of each other. Though Jing Hao wanted to make sure it was safe at first, it had been a while since he’d hugged Rui En. They were communicating silently, but had the message gone through? Perhaps, but he woke up a minute later and let go of her at last.

Back and safe, they were celebrating that over some soda and whatnot. Time to recruit and share notes, right? Yes, NoQ was definitely surprised that it was Jing Hao who helped her. Though still scolding Jing Hao, but NoQ was definitely still curious about Jing Hao and possibly still carrying some hope that Jing Hao was still the old Jing Hao after hearing Rui En’s recounts? Yup, NoQ was saying how Jing Hao still had some heart to not let the police catch Rui En, etc. A glint of hope for them both indeed. (Things weren’t so hot for Jing Hao though since he encountered some thugs yet managed to fight them off. Man, they definitely were attacking the wrong target. Jing Hao finally could use some people to vent his bottled-up anger.)

The day finally came when Rui En’s so-called ‘secret’ revealed itself. Jing Hao wasn’t the only one puzzled when he saw her in front of his company one morning. Wanting to send her home, his assistant arrived and greeted Rui En, clarifying to him about Rui En’s current status at the company. Nice? Hahahahahaha…I finally could laugh. That wasn’t the best of it either since NoQ also came as well! Hahahahaha! So priceless! NoQ rattling out that he wasn’t late since it was only 8:59, lol. Yes, Rui En definitely needed someone as loyal as NoQ to be by her side to support her, not like some other people. When NoQ finally shut his mouth (lol), Jing Hao called his assistants in to discuss the matter, trying to understand everything. They gave a good reason, focusing on Rui En’s work only while Jing Hao was lost in thoughts. Jing Hao finally gave them three months before he would accept them. (Jia you, everyone!)

Indeed Liang Ba Ba was still alive. (I swear it was super suspicious that he should die like that. I meant it might have been some accident that he’d walked off on his own and fell, but I somehow wanted to hold a glint of hope because of the few items found. But it happened and then Jing Hao disappeared so I thought it had become a reality and they wanted to intensify things even more.) It seemed like Rui En’s father had been visiting him and tending to him. Yet why did Rui En’s father conceal everything like that? What was the point? To separate Jing Hao and Rui En? But that would make Rui En suffer more. Or did he find Liang Ba Ba afterward but wasn’t able to locate Jing Hao? And then he just let life took its course anyway? Too many unanswered questions and too many possibilities. (Then that despicable Min Shuo just had to discover the secret and would eventually use it against Jing Hao later.) So maybe this was why Rui En’s father was no longer feeling guilty about the past? I mean he still would be grieving and not forgiving himself yet since tending to Jing Hao’s father, he seemed to have forgiven himself even more? Like he was making up for his wrong instead of just being pitiful? Let’s hope so because it would be too much if he just blames Jing Hao and disregards the past like that.

I think Jing Hao sort of dug his own grave by pushing it with trying to make Rui En give up on him by letting her witness some demonstration of him being affectionate with Xin Jie. We all know how Rui En would end up doing just the opposite when people want to toy with her, right? She doesn’t operate the way they want her to. So he shouldn’t have done that–if he’d known her better. His plan totally backfired because she came over and hugged him. Yes, right in front of Xin Jie. She sure gave him a heart attack though since he thought she would expose him. Not to mention how pale Xin Jie was turning upon seeing the intimate gesture. Gotta love Rui En for pulling that card.

After extracting some information from Rui En, Min Shuo went to confront Jing Hao. Or this was more like him carrying out his plan, at last, using Jing Hao’s father as a bargaining chip. (Did I say he’s despicable before? YES. Now he was just proving it even more and more with his actions. The fact that he pretended to apologize to Rui En so he could stay by her side again made it super fake already. Then the extracting of information.) Man, I was waiting for the time when Jing Hao would hit Min Shuo for so long. Min Shuo could attack him, but Min Shuo could not just say anything about his father. But that was cut short and it was the end of the episode.

Previews showed Min Shuo carrying out his despicable plan and Jing Hao losing it. In fact, he and Rui En were both losing it because she was yelling at him for getting married to Xin Jie while he was getting out of control with the hard spot Min Shuo was putting him in. Then there was some scene when the ending theme was playing that showed Bi Yun was in on the conspiracy as well. That witch! She sure deserved Min Shuo. (Regardless of how they think they’re doing good for Rui En, they’re just trying to ruin others’ lives. What right to do they have really?)

*All images were captured by DTLCT

Endless Love: Line 9

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Another episode that kind of cheated since the meeting didn’t happen yet but they gave us some jump-ahead scene just to make things dramatic with the other episode’s ending scene. This episode actually continued with Jing Hao’s reaction after receiving Rui En’s message. Yes, he was once again troubled with having to face her and act all cold and cruel toward her. Like it wasn’t killing him inside already. Then there was also the whole thing with trying to dive away from Xu Xin Jie’s pestering the next day. It wasn’t like he was already feeling so troublesome yet she had to remind him so much stuffs about Rui En–and what they did in the past. (Okay, I’m getting WAY pissed off right now. Damn it! Sorry, but damn it! Why do all the stupid stuff have to happen when Jing Hao was trying to go to the meeting? If they wanted to add in some dramatic moments, they could do that later. Just when I was so relief that he could get Xu Xin Jie home, he encountered another obstacle.)

Okay, I do feel sorry for Xu Jie now. What kind of mother is that? Some people just want everyone alive so they could have a family yet others just abuse their power of being a parent so much. Gosh! (But I still prefer not to include these types of dramatic moments since like we don’t have enough things for the main characters to get past already.) Now I understand why Jing Hao actually tolerated Xu Jie half of the time. They somehow endured the same type of treatment–though it was more tragic and somewhat forgivable in Jing Hao’s case. And Xu Jie’s mother looked like she was selling her daughter off more than some type of ‘worry’ thing or misunderstanding.

They finally meet up though it was late. Her persistence (and yes stubbornness as well) paid off. But of course, it was not time to call victory yet, because he had delivered some more cruel words before leaving the scene, wanting to discourage her once again. (For the record though, it has been three days since their last meet up since she wanted to prove something.) Like many times before though, Rui En was not giving up just because of his cruel words. She saw right through his scheme of wanting to aggravate her, make her sad, and maybe if he was lucky, she would hate him as well. But like she would fall for that one. She wanted a reason and he gave her one. I guess that would be a very convincing one, saying that he wouldn’t want to be a leech, depending on her family’s finances. Okay, that made sense to a lot of people so it was a good reason to give. (But we, the viewers, all know it wasn’t so. Not really. Not all of it.) It seemed like he had won the battle because he walked away in victory (and in silent pain) as she cried away, not being able to say another word. Was she going to give up though? We’ll see.

Methinks that stupid idiot Min Shuo should be Song Wan Ji’s son instead. He landed himself in the hospital with his reckless driving. The lucky part was the other party did not die. I swear, I don’t care for him right now. Okay, so he was beyond livid with the fact that Rui En thought he was Jing Hao and all, and that he was jealous, etc. But too late. And not to mention how reckless driving could cause others their lives. Jing Hao’s mother was an example of that already. Should he even use speeding as a venue to vent his anger? Idiot. I said it many times before and I won’t mind repeating it, too late. His chance has already passed. He had the right to choose not to like her in the past and also could choose to like her now, but I think she had the right to say no as well. Like anything could be forced. How does it make sense that it was okay for her to suffer all these years when he didn’t care to pay attention to her YET wanted her to accept him just because he stopped being a player for three years? Should they give him an award then if he’d been taming his behavior and only focus on Rui En for these three years? Come now, get real. One word: pathetic. And what right did he have to question her as to why she was meeting up with Jing Hao again. Not to mention how he was ordering her not to see Jing Hao again. Double pathetic. Stupid that he kept thinking about himself being hurt. I think he should definitely get in line. When she was hurt in the past because of him, did he even realize it? What right does he have to lecture her? Honestly. So it’s all about him and his feelings and not others?

Like a typical mother wanting to speak up for her son, Min Shuo’s mother rushed to seek out Jing Hao. But she was not on speaking terms since she rather sent her message by slapping him. (GREAT…yes, my sarcasm is picking up again.) Yes, she had every right to defend her son yet like any blind person, she was only thinking of herself and her family, not caring regardless of the things others were going through. If it was someone else’s situation totally unrelated to her son or people around her, would she care that much? I think he only had to answer to Rui En (though he couldn’t really do so because of many things involved), not some outsiders’ who only want to judge him and not know the full story. So they watched Rui En suffer, but have they ever watch him? (I think it was like what Rui En said when Min Shuo told her to forget it that one time and she said that they know what she was going through yet no one knew what Jing Hao was going through during those times he disappeared.) But regardless of what Min Shuo’s mother’s saying on Rui En’s behalf, in the end, she just wanted her son to win–that was why she was saying why he appeared and if he wanted to reunite with Rui En, starting over, etc. Yeah, definitely investigating the enemy side so she could report back to her son. (I’m being overboard here BUT I don’t care.) I swear that when they found out the real reason why Jing Hao had to leave, they’ll probably just forgive Rui En’s father in two shakes because it was an ‘accident’, right? OH PUH-LEASE! It was just a matter of protecting some person they cared about versus a person like Jing Hao who had lost all friends just because he didn’t want to reveal someone’s secret.

And the confrontation seen in the previews. Honestly, Jing Hao should strike back already. It didn’t matter who was right or wrong or if he’d truly believed that staying away from Rui En was the best because of what punishment he received after wanting to bury the past (aka his father’s death). He should just hit Min Shuo already. Just to vent out some anger. (What in the world? No wonder the rating was just a sad case for this drama. They just have to drag it out so much with making Jing Hao suffer by the others’ attack. Give him a freaking damn break already.) Why must the stupid, idiot Min Shuo assume that he was returning because he wanted to start anew with Rui En? He had work, a project. Hello! Why should he explain it to them? Was the world revolving around Min Shuo or something? He honestly think Jing Hao had some kind of conspiracy to bring him down? Big ego much? Seriously, his whole idea with questioning Jing Hao’s presence at the hospital showed his arrogant attitude already. AND yes, it was a hospital, anyone could come in and out, not just Min Shuo.) Talking about how the high-class people are, they seriously could hit people. (Who’s the gangster now?)

Unable to brush off the pestering pair of mother and son (yeah, Min Shuo and his mother), Rui En went home and did a research on her love rival, wanting to get ahead of the game. Yet what she encountered the next morning was more than she could take. Or more like she couldn’t hold in anymore. Her father did his own stabbing at her? (But I think someone dug their own grave this time with wanting to slap the whole Jing Hao and Xin Jie in front of Rui En so she would give up YET it’s an opportunity for Rui En to encounter Jing Hao more and more.) Rui En’s father seriously think that he could stab her without facing the consequences? Why was everyone wanting to shut her up? Hmmm…like that was possible. She could do more damage than they think. I honestly sympathize with Xin Jie now and could say that I like her millions of times more than that pretentious, faking pity Min Shuo, but I just want to side with Rui En because she was betrayed by others YET they still dared think they were doing things for her own good. Man, I love her attitude now. They should know what they’d unleashed. How she was saying all those words to her father and then telling that Min Shuo to let go of her hand was quite priceless to watch. Brief, but effective.

Just when Rui En was about to deliver her last card after she was finished with her drawing of Xin Jie, Xin Jie’s mother just have to arrive to delay matters. In a way, I guess it might be a good thing since Rui En would have a chance to understand Xin Jie more and not hate her anymore–or plan attacks toward her, when she should be launching those attacks toward her father, Min Shuo, and Min Shuo’s mother. (Yeah, people who are forcing her to do stuffs their way so they wouldn’t have to worry anymore.) And I think Mei Ru chose to go against her lady boss to protect Xin Jie this time around. A brave move indeed since that woman was scary all right hence how Mei Ru was so timid in the past and not speak up or support Xin Jie too openly.

Because of Mei Ru’s attempt to stop Xin Jie’s mother, Rui En was able to escape and search for Xin Jie–upon Mei Ru’s request, of course. It was also a chance for Rui En to understand the whole situation and hear the story from Xin Jie. I guess this was why Xin Jie was still so naive at times in the past scenes. She was forced to enter the industry and do these things–or else. And at last, Rui En understood how attached to Jing Hao Xin Jie was. Was Rui En going to let go and go on with her life since she sympathized with Xin Jie? But whatever she decides, I hope she doesn’t go back to Min Shuo. He’s just a spoiled brat thinking he’s suffering yet Xin Jie’s past and what she’d gone through were the actual problems worth mulling over.

Another confrontation took place and this time Jing Hao was the one interrogating Rui En. I found it kind of maddening though that he let others pushed him around yet he was all right with bullying Rui En? I meant the other parts, I knew he was trying to make Rui En give up and he was hurting too. But this time, it was like going overboard. Why didn’t he just beat those other people up? Talking about assuming things and saying it was Rui En who told her father to plan the whole thing so she could meet up with Xin Jie, etc. And I’m so glad that Rui En didn’t back down that easily–just like many times before. Yes, she wouldn’t use their past against Xin Jie, but that wouldn’t mean she would just step away so easily. Sympathizing with Xin Jie and wanting to compete fairly is one thing, but letting go of Jing Hao completely is another matter. And that was indeed the end of this episode. I honestly hope the next one is moving faster.

Previews showed more frustrating scene with stupid Min Shuo using Jing Hao’s father to bargain for his own gain. GOSH! I knew he was too fake when he kept acting like a good guy. Always acting like he cared yet he was just trying to use everyone and everything to his advantage. I’m not saying I prefer perfect people and want him to be one so it could be easy, but what I find despicable is he kept playing dirty YET always portraying the fake exterior in front of others, seeking sympathy. If Jing Hao’s father was not dead, then things could turn around between Jing Hao and Rui En, right? Not by much but still…

*All images were captured by DTLCT