Summer’s Desire Episode 3
I’ve been trying my very best to limit my recaps to 2000 words but duh! I kept on ending with 4000 and more instead! NOTE TO SELF: Keep it short buddy!
Summer 3 Recap
I am pretty much sure that everybody still remembers how Episode 2 ended, right? Who would forget Luo Xi’s intriguing one liner? The opening scene is just so wonderfully dramatic!
Even though Luo Xi appeares nonchalance, everybody knows that something is wrong. He casually sits in front of Xia Mo, holds her hands and gently reprimands her for toying with other people’s feelings. Ou Chen is outraged with Lou Xi’s gestures and words. But Luo Xi continues his display of ownership and commands Xia Mo to tell Ou Chen who he really is. As proof of their intimate relationship, Luo Xi tips her face for a kiss.
Momentarily, Xia Mo seems reluctant. In voiceover: “Leave me. If you’ve already forgotten about me, then let it go”. She closes her eyes and welcomes Luo Xi’s kiss. And though, Luo Xi appeares unaffected and composed, he is much angered with what he saw and bites Xia Mo’s lips as punishment. Feeling rejected and insulted, Ou Chen walks away.
In a calm but angry voice, Luo Xi angrily blurts out: Do you feel your heart hurt? Don’t worry. You won’t hurt more than me.
Later on, Luo Xi drives Xia Mo home. Apparently, he’s still much worked up with the hospital scene. He accuses Xia Mo of being cold-blooded. Xia Mo, on the other hand, is just so damn apathetic.
At home, Luo Xi is feeling down and depressed. His good friend, Pan Nan, then cheers him up. Luo Xi is surprised but jokes at her overly functional “GPS Scan”.
And so the old friends talk about how they knew each other, reminiscing the times when Pan Nan rescued Luo Xi from the group of thieves. And after then on, how she witnessed his desperate pursuits in finding the only picture of Xia Mo. Luo Xi shares that during those times, though he had nothing, he still felt at peace.
Pan Nan tries to remind him of how fortunate he is now, considering that he is already a superstar and has Xia Mo by his side. Luo Xi voices out that even if that’s the case, life ain’t kind. He is afraid that once he let his guards down, life will take everything from him. And so, seeing Ou Chen again, makes him a bit threatened. Insecurity complex, eh?
It’s kinda sad when he said that he trusts Xia Mo, but not destiny. Pan Nan then advises that even if the past made him a complete cynic, he should also learn to trust since it’s also destiny that lead him back to Xia Mo. And he must be thankful for it and not let his insecurity ruin his relationship. Luo Xi just laughs it off.
Xia Mo is officially casted for the Ou Hong commercial. Somebody (sorry juz can’t remember the face) explains some slight problem on who will manage her. Xia Mo, on the other hand, has someone in mind- her best friend Zhen En.
And the girls celebrate for the recent victories: Pan Nan’s CD release, Xia Mo as the official Ou Hong endorser and of course, Zhen En as Xia Mo’s manager. Zhen En is somehow reluctant to take the offer though, but Xia Mo and Pan Nan boosts her confidence and is quite optimistic that she’ll do just fine.
Next day at work: Zhen En compliments Xia Mo’s pretty looks and asks about her injury. Xia Mo assures that it isn’t a big deal. But Zhen En still reminds Xia Mo that she must take care of her body coz it’s the most important capital in her entire showbiz career.
Right then, Yao Shu Er and Wei Ann pops in. Shu Er is acting weird and Wei Ann definitely knows why. Wei Ann reveals that Xia Mo was kidnapped during the audition day. This revelation made Shu Er’s knees jitter. And Zhen En is rather shocked coz all the while Xia Mo kept the whole incident in secret.
Xia Mo tries to deny the incident but Wei Ann knows so much more. She hands in a yellow envelop to Xia Mo. Xia Mo thanks her for the effort and assures that she’ll work on it. Wei Ann meaningfully replies that there’s no need to be thankful coz she’s also doing it for herself.
In the car, Zhen En can’t seem to get over the news and suggests that they should just report the kidnapping to the police. But Xia Mo brushes it off and changes the topic.
And so the two friends head off to Ou Company for a meeting. Zhen En and Xia Mo bumps into the Young Master Ou Chen, but he just passed by them. What’s this cold war?
The male lead, Ling Hao is just too big-headed, and a total jerk. He demands that the company change the lead actress (Xia Mo) or he won’t accept the project.Xia Mo is wretched with the news. Could it be that all she did was for nothing?
Ou Chen sees her pain and declares that Ling Hao has no say in the matter. Artists are chosen by the management and if he doesn’t show up in 20 minutes, Ou Co. has the right to cancel his contract and never contact him ever again.
And so one of Ou Chen’s underlings tries to convince him to change the female lead (Xia Mo). But Ou Chen is far more adamant. Xi Meng then warns the underling not to talk about changing the actress anymore. Ou Chen asks for other possible actors. But the only suited actor is Luo Xi, and he already declined. Is this what they call a dead-end?
Zhen En tries to convince Ling Hao’s party for any reconsideration but still no use. Ling Hao still refuses to work with an unknown artist.
Just then, Luo Xi calls. He asks if she’s angry at him coz she didn’t call when she knows he’s mad. Haha! Just can’t resist, ne? Xia Mo apologizes for being indifferent but reasons out that she doesn’t call him often anyway before. Luo Xi then invites her for lunch, which she automatically declines coz something happened. And so she relays the problem with Ling Hao’s demands.
It turns out that Luo Xi accepted the Ou Commercial. And yeah! Xia Mo is saved. Everybody celebrates, except for Ou Chen, who is much more angered than relieved. A little later, Shu Er calls.
It seems that Shu Er is running a fever. She feigns innocence and asks about the yellow envelop (the one Wei Ann gave earlier). Shu Er pretty much has an idea of what is inside. And so, Xia Mo confesses that she already knew that Shu Er masterminded the kidnapping. Actually Xia Mo already knows everything without Wei Ann’s help. Yeah, Ou Chen gave her the information right after the investigation.
Shu Er is rather insulted with her calm demeanor. She calls her names and aims for a slap. Xia Mo isn’t about to let her face get ruined and slaps her instead. Catfight!!!
Shu Er condemns Xia Mo for being such a leecher like Wei Ann ,who only used her and stole everything she had. She even regrets why she didn’t kill Xia Mo instead.
Xia Mo then concludes that it was also Shu Er who spreads Wei Ann’s scandalous pictures. Shu Er admits, not even a tad remorseful for what she did and bravely declares that it’s Wei Ann’s punishment for flirting her way towards stardom.
Xia Mo then sarcastically replies that she has no right to inflict punishment to Wei Ann. She further retorts that Shu Er should have just flirted with Jam in the first place. Of course, Shu Er wouldn’t dare coz Jam is butt ugly. Xia Mo then adds that if Wei Ann and Jam liked each other, then who are they to judge. But if Wei Ann didn’t like him and just used him, then it’s the price that she has to pay in lieu of success.
Shu Er, now hopping mad, scoffs at Xia Mo for doing the same dirty tricks, and brainwashed the two men (Luo Xi and Ou Chen) to get what she wants. She also used her injury to fish for pity.
Xia Mo counters that even so, she won the audition fair and square. And yes, though she admits in making use of her injury, at least she didn’t use other people and didn’t hurt others in the process.
Shu Er is rather ashamed and asks if Xia Mo doesn’t consider her as an enemy. Xia Mo then replies that she doesn’t want Shu Er to be her enemy but then if she wants war, she’s not afraid to fight. And so the decision to remain as friends rely on Shu Er alone.
Shu Er then spurts that it doesn’t matter coz Wei Ann will never forgive her. She’ll surely use the pictures against her. And so Xia Mo assures that she’ll deny the whole kidnapping fiasco.
Shu Er is again confused. Why the hell wouldn’t Xia Mo use the pictures against her? Xia Mo passively answers that using lame tricks lessens the chances for success. And besides she is her friend after all. Shu Er gets a slap on the face, not literally. She’s moved that afterall she did, Xia Mo still considers her as a friend. Xia Mo reminds Shu Er to take the medicines for her fever and takes off first.
When Xia Mo left, Shu Er just stared guility at the medicine and cries miserably.
That night, Luo Xi comes by Xia Mo’s house. Xiao Cheng is much pleased with the visit. They chat a little. The two boys seems to have a little secret though- Xia Mo’s picture. Xiao Cheng gives way to the two lovebirds and excuses himself.
Xia Mo isn’t apathetic and cold-blooded afterall. She stops Luo Xi from going and drinks her heart out.
Xia Mo: I have said things that hurt you. Let those words be the beer I’m drinking down. I want to completely depend on someone too. I want to love and be loved without reservations. But, I’m afraid Luo Xi. Do you know I’m afraid? I’m afraid that the only person in this world who can be trusted is myself. When you lose the power to stand, when the person you trust leaves, you’ll fall hard on the ground.
Luo Xi: Do you know? No one understands your feelings more than me? Give us a try.
Xia Mo: Why?
Luo Xi: Because I love you. Perhaps you don’t believe it, But I love you. These few years, there wasn’t a single day when I didn’t think about you. You’re like a poisonous poppy seed. You’ll hurt me. You’ll stab me. You make me feel on the verge of death. But I’d rather be hurt by you than leave you.
Xia Mo: So, it’s the same feeling. I know you’re dangerous, but I can’t leave you. Instead, I’m seduced by you. It’s like falling into a vortex, unable to come out, constantly being pulled to your side.
And once again, they ended the conversation with a lot of kisses.
Shooting day: The shoot is quite a success.
All the while Ou Chen looks from a far, having a feeling of deja vu as he looks at the yacht. Xi Meng then joins him.
Ou Chen: *Looking at Xia Mo* Teach me how to ignore her.
Xi Meng somehow shares his dilemma and replies that even his eyes doesn’t leave Xia Mo. She has all what it takes to be a star- good looks and talents.
Ou Chen: I didn’t notice her because of her talent. I know that for sure. Something must be wrong.
After the whole commercial shoot, Xi Meng pays Luo Xi his talent fee but the latter refuses and says that the money will write-off all the tuition fee expenses that Xi Meng paid for him.
And right then, Luo Xi smiles at Ou Chen provokingly. A beautiful smile that says: I own what you want. Nyahaha! Okay, so I exaggerated it a bit.
And the commercial indeed gets media attention. And as far as everybody’s concerned, Xia Mo’s the top rising star in the whole of Taiwan. Hmm, everything’s quite doin’ fine. Don’t worry this is just the calm before the storm. 🙂
Adding to her recent successes, Xia Mo gets nominated for the Best New Comer in the most renowned Golden Awards. Zhen En is ecstatic but Xia Mo reminds her that they’re just on the starting line and still has many things to do.
That night, Luo Xi comes by again. He gives her a dress to wear on the awards night. Just can’t resist quoting the cheesy lines. Sorry.
Luo Xi: You’ll be the most beautiful woman at the awards ceremony.
Xia Mo jokingly tease why he didn’t even wish that she wins the award.
Luo Xi: Getting nominated already proves that you’re good. Even if you don’t win, in my heart you’re always the best.
Xia Mo feigns weariness and Luo Xi offers that she rest her head on his lap.
Awards Night. Just can’t help to post the cheesy moments again.
And so Xia Mo bags the award! Of course, we know the real reason why.
All the while, Ou Chen watches the event on TV. At long last, he gets a hold of important info and pics regarding him and Xia Mo’s past. As he looks intently at the pictures, thankfully his brains finally works. He remembers bits and pieces of the past. He angrily stares at the TV (at Xia Mo). And trust me, if his eyeballs could just pop out his eye sockets, it would.
Ou Chen: Because you knew I’ve forgotten, so you lied to me.
DunDunDun… The war begins.
Zhen En is much overwhelmed with Xia Mo’s award. Pan Nan joins them and sincerely congratulates Xia Mo. Xia Mo, on the other hand, is guilty for taking the award, knowing that Pan Nan and the other contenders are better than her. Pan Nan assures that she’s not a bit concerned.
Outside the locker room, detractors throws foul accusations. Of course, Zhen En is ever ready to defend her friend. But it was Luo Xi who saves the day.
Luo Xi really can’t get his hands off Xia Mo. He embraces her from behind, showering her bits of kisses. He comforts Xia Mo and straightforwardly admits that he can’t help but be by her side even though he just saw her last night.
Xia Mo: You’re just saying that because you’re scared that I was upset hearing those words.
Luo Xi smiles and acts as if insulted that Xia Mo didn’t appreciate his good intentions. But then adds that she shouldn’t keep all the pain to herself. Xia Mo, however, is convinced that it was indeed an unfair fight coz Bai Yin is much better than her.
Luo Xi: There are no absolute fairness and unfairness in the world. In their eyes you are not as good as Bai Yin. In my eyes, ten Bai Yins added together can’t be a match for one of your fingers. Awww.
Xia Mo jests that he always says the most cruel things. Luo Xi then turns Xia Mo and proposes that they live together. And Xia Mo is shocked, but is again seduced by Luo Xi’s kisses.
Right on cue, Ou Chen barges in. He shows Xia Mo the pictures and throws it to the ground.
Ou Chen: You lied to me. Yin Xia Mo. You are mine. Why did you lie to me? Since you were with me before, why didn’t you tell me honestly? When I ask you, why did you lie to me?
Xia Mo: Because there was no need to tell you.
Ou Chen: What do you mean there was no need to tell me?
Xia Mo: We broke up in high school. So there was no need to tell you.
And then he vaguely remembers the night he begged on his knees, but she heartlessly cursed him away.
Ou Chen: Why did we break up?
Xia Mo: What other reason can there be? We didn’t want to be together anymore, so we broke up.
Ou Chen: I don’t believe you.
He grabs her hand but Luo Xi pulls the other one.
Luo Xi: What right do you have to touch her. Even you guys dated before, now she is mine.
Ou Chen: She is mine.
Luo Xi: I will make you understand who she belongs to. *Forces Xia Mo for a kiss. I so hate him right now*
Fired with jealousy and anger, Ou Chen lands a solid punch on Luo Xi’s face. Before Luo Xi could retaliate, Xia Mo prevents the brawl. Ou Chen then demands what is the real score between her and Luo Xi. Xia Mo picks the pictures and then trashes it in the bin.
Xia Mo: There’s nothing to hold back. Everything in the past is unimportant. So please forget them.
Ou Chen: What happened exactly? Did I really do something wrong that made you start hating Me? You’d rather I forget you than have anything to do with me.
Xia Mo: No.
Xia Mo: Then why? What right do you have to make me give up my memory. Whether the past is important or not should be decided by me and not for you to tell now.
Luo Xi butts in. “Well said. Xia Mo shouldn’t be the one telling you.Whether you remember or not that’s your business.What right do you have to question her?”
Ou Chen: And what right do you have to stand there and question me?
Luo Xi: Xia Mo, why don’t you just tell him so that he will stop bothering you? Tell him you broke up with him because I appeared. Am I wrong? Wasn’t it because of me that you broke up?
Xia Mo warns Luo Xi and snaps: “Enough!”
Ou Chen: Is that so? Is it because of him that you betrayed me?
Xia Mo: No. It’s not what you think.
Luo Xi won’t give in. He continues to seduce Xiao Mo, reminding her of that she already told him she likes him. Luo Xi: “You already gave me up once. Do you want to give me up the second time? Let him leave you.” And yes. Xia Mo is again trapped in his charms.
Ou Chen: You two will pay for this.
For the nth time, Ou Chen loses the fight. He drives off and goes to the place where the car accident happened.
Ou Chen: What actually happened? Why did we break up? Why? Why did you betray me?
The ever loyal butler, Xi Meng, comforts his master. Seriously, Xi Meng’s just all over the place. He always pops in out of nowhere.
Ou Chen is too angry for company and dismisses Xi Meng right away. But Xi Meng won’t budge and explains why he didn’t tell him the truth. Xi Meng: Ou family’s royal bloodline shouldn’t be humiliated this way. She betrayed you. Forgetting the past is a good thing. Those two doesn’t deserve to be part of your memories.
And this gets Ou Chen’s full attention and asks if Xia Mo and Luo Xi are the reason why he had the accident. Xi Meng doesn’t answer but rather tells him: “The truth could have been too cruel for you.Though it has been many years, I can still feel the pain”.
Next we see, Xi Meng and Ou Chen discussing about a new drama investment, having Ling Hao and An Hui Ni as the main leads. Ou Chen, however, has one condition. Of course, we know that it’s to cast Xia Mo.
And so the news is out. The management company confirms that they’ll be considering Xia Mo for the supporting female role in the upcoming idol drama. Zhen En is overly excited since Xia Mo has a 70-80% chance.
Conference Time: Needless to say, Xia Mo did get the part. And we are about to be introduced to two new characters: Ling Hao and An Hui Ni.
Xia Mo is still feeling awkward and out-of-place as the media took their pictures. One reporter suggests that Xia Mo smile for the camera.
An Hui Ni: Don’t request too much coz she’s only a singer, not an actress.
But Xia Mo, as we know, is not your typical damsel in distress. She talks back: “You’re wrong. Bing Long doesn’t even have a voice. She doesn’t even dare to say one word. Especially when Lu Si is with Cai Na. Bing Long only wishes to be transparent”. Of course, this is a blunt insult to An Hui Ni. Meaning: Xia Mo is already acting her part in the drama as Bing Long. Meaning: She already read the whole script. Meaning: We’ll be seeing lot of catfights next episode.
Bang! Hits her bullseye! Round one? Victory for Xia Mo.
At home, Luo Xi serenely plays the piano. His assistant hands in a yellow envelop. What’s with the yellow envelops people?
She reminds him of the Ou Company’s “Battle Flag” offer. But he stood his grounds and won’t reconsider taking the project. Just then, Xi Meng drops by and convinces Luo Xi himself.
Luo Xi: You actually came here. Do you really want to hear me refuse Hua Sheng Co. in person that badly.
Posted on June 17, 2010, in Summer's Desire, Taiwanese Drama/ Movies and tagged Barbie Xu, Drama Recap, Drama Summary, Huang Xiao Ming, Peter Ho, Summer's Desire, Taiwanese Drama. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.