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It’s quite funny that I kept on telling everyone that I’m too busy, yet I can always post a recap every week. Well, I’m not a genius in making recaps so I really need time to make one. Anyhow, this episode is far better than the last. Lots of drama, lots of tension, and most of all, lots of Xia Mo-Ou Chen screenshots.
This episode also explores Luo Xi’s innermost fears- too much of THAT negative vibes and he’ll really get on my nerves! It’s nice that they try to show how the story happened in his own point of view.
And now the RECAP:
After An Hui Ni’s abusive slapping marathon last week, Xia Mo seeks comfort from Luo Xi. It’s kinda awkward how he puts the ointment though. :)Sorry can’t help but notice. He gently scolds her for not hitting An Hui Ni back, knowing that not retaliating in the same manner would make An Hui Ni meaner and angrier. Xia Mo explains that if she did that, then she’s just the same as An Hui Ni. Luo Xi can only smile and concede.
When Xia Mo asks if he also experienced being beaten up, Luo Xi answers that he had- but far more worst. He was even hospitalized for half a month because of 2 broken ribs. Good thing though that he covered his face during the assault. Or else he won’t be the superstar he is today with a warped face, right? Luo Xi spills that even though the stitches aren’t too deep and can be concealed with make-up, the stitches can still be felt when touched. Xia Mo then asks what happened afterwards, Luo Xi confesses that he gets even, bringing the person responsible to the same alley and breaking 4 of his ribs. Luo Xi teases Xia Mo if she thinks he’s scary. Xia Mo replies that he is, but if somebody taught that person a lesson earlier, he wouldn’t have beat Luo Xi.
Luo Xi didn’t expect her answer though, surprised that she didn’t condemn his selfish acts of vengeance. Xia Mo agrees that she didn’t like violence, but somethings can only be taken care of with special means. Then flashbacks: The time when Xiao Cheng was being harassed by some goons and Xia Mo hits the assailant with a brick. These scenes are just hints of what happened five years ago. We will learn about this later on the drama.
Her statements grasp Luo Xi’s interest. He worriedly asks what happened. Xia Mo, however, doesn’t want to talk about her past and so, Luo Xi can only concur. Xia Mo doesn’t want Xiao Cheng to see her injuries and decides to stay in Luo Xi’s place for 3 days. Of course, Luo Xi is too happy for the good news.
Later that night, when Xia Mo lays sleeping on the couch, Luo Xi covers her with a blanket and watches her closely. Luo Xi: “I don’t want you to stay for 3 days, I want you to stay forever”.
If Xia Mo is too kind to let An Hui Ni go, Ou Chen, on the other hand, is too intolerant and decides to take his own brand of vendetta. Looking at the show’s website, he gets an idea and commands Xi Meng to spread An Hui Ni’s dark exploits. Ha! Take that An Hui Ni!
And right on, the news about Xia Mo’s injuries hits the headlines. Xiao Cheng, needless to say, learns about it and worries deeply for her sister. Zhen En explains that Xia Mo doesn’t want to go home coz she didn’t want Xiao Cheng to fret. Which BTW, is already happening right now. Xiao Cheng gets a little dizzy and tells Zhen En to get his spills. Zhen En immediately searches for the meds and accidentally discovers Xiao Cheng’s hearing-aid and manuals. What? Now, he’s going deaf?
Everybody already knows about the news. Even Luo Xi tries to get hold of Xia Mo on the phone, but just like Xiao Cheng he can’t get through.
Silly as it may sound, but it seems that Xia Mo is the last to discover about the circulating headlines. The first thing that she did is call Xiao Cheng and assures that she’s okay. She talks with Zhen En too and instructs her not to let Xiao Cheng see the pictures on the internet. Zhen En consents and swears that she didn’t upload the pictures online. Xia Mo believes her. She even has an idea who did it- Ou Chen!
After the call, Xiao Cheng begs Zhen En not tell Xia Mo that he fainted. Zhen En agrees but demands some explanation for the hearing-aid manuals. They leave this part hanging.
Obviously, An Hui Ni is gnashing her teeth over the news and swears that she isn’t that mean! Yah, right! Ling Hao convinces her to apologize to Xia Mo and Zhen En since it’s pretty apparent she’s at fault. Of course, Hui Ni won’t ask for forgiveness, instead, she blames Xia Mo for everything. She asks then if Ling Hao is on her side, of which Ling Hao confirms that he is. Ling Hao mutters that she needs to adjust her attitude a bit. Hui Ni is quite insulted. She spits that it’s because of her attitude that he made it big in showbiz.
Ling Hao is a tad shocked. All the while, he thought that the reason he became famous is because of pure talents. Hui Ni scoffs that it’s definitely NOT the case. She’s the reason why he conveniently became star. Ling Hao is weakened with this revelation. Poor Ling Hao!
Luo Xi practically fears that Xia Mo will leave his house if she finds out about the news. He hesitantly rings the bell and panics when he didn’t find Xia Mo inside.
Luo Xi: (In voiceover) Luo Xi, God always gives you some warmth first, then gives you endless coldness. Aren’t you used to it already? You’ll forever be alone. It’s your destiny.
And just when he has given up all hope, Xia Mo pops in. Luo Xi runs and gives her a hug. It seems that Xia Mo cooked his favorite food and he heartily eats the meal. They chat casually, and along the way, Xia Mo shares that she went home and already knows about the news. All of a sudden, Luo Xi gets mad.
Luo Xi: Since you already found out, why didn’t you tell me? Since you already went home, why did you come back? Why did you cook for me? You know, when I was on set, I was scared and kept on calling you thinking that you didn’t know. I thought that we can still be together.
He walks away, leaving a troubled Xia Mo behind. Bipolar much!
Frankly speaking, I don’t know what’s the big connection between washing your face and realizing some things, but it did work out for Luo Xi. He kinda sort things out and stops being a jerk.
Luo Xi: (Again in voiceover) After what happened, she didn’t leave and came back to cook for you. You should know, with Xia Mo’s personality, to treat you like this is very hard. What do you still want? You want to keep her or drive her away?
He finds her washing the dishes and hugs her, clearly anxious if she left.
Xia Mo: I know a sense of security is hard for people like us. We are afraid to lose it and we want it too badly. We live in fear. I came back here because I want to cook my best dishes for you. I want to see you today. It’s that simple. We choose to be together. We choose to trust. Don’t use guesses and tricks to hurt each other okay?
Luo Xi couldn’t agree more. And now they’re good? What’s this, a roller coaster ride of emotions?
Luo Xi takes a “friendly” visit to Ou Chen. This is gonna be exciting! He already suspected that Ou Chen did all that commotion for Xia Mo and thanks him for that. Ou Chen goads and asks if knowing that Xia Mo is being bullied and can’t do anything make him feel bad. Luo Xi counters that only rich and powerful young masters would use such tactics to get closer to Xia Mo but sadly, it won’t make her accept him. Ou Chen rebuts that he misunderstood, as a boss he will always protects his employees no matter who it is, even if it’s Luo Xi.
Luo Xi wouldn’t want to be indebted to Ou Chen so he suggests that if Ou Chen still wants the property (Xia Mo’s foster home), he’s willing to give it away. But Ou Chen refuses to accept.
Ou Chen: I don’t need you to give me anything. Just take care of what you have.
Luo Xi: Don’t worry. I will take care of MY Xia Mo. *Arg, She’s definitely NOT yours!*
With the news of An Hui Ni’s bullying, Xia Mo gets more and more popular. The fans give her gifts, they demand that Hui Ni apologize to Xia Mo in public and wanted the producers to ban Hui Ni on the show. Zhen En is overly happy with everything and Xia Mo is humbled. She tells Zhen En to extend her thanks to the fans and asks that they don’t spend a lot of money just for her.
When Zhen En and Xia Mo are practising some lines, Ling Hao comes in and asks that Xia Mo go over the scenes with him. For all I know, this is just an excuse to talk with Xia Mo. Zhen En is quick to turn him down, but Xia Mo agrees. After discussing the scenes, Ling Hao says sorry in behalf of Hui Ni. He explains that she isn’t that bitchy before, but since she’s been in showbiz for a long time she became insecure. Xia Mo assures that she didn’t mind the past.
After the nice talk, Ling Hao seems to get friendlier. EH?! Is he falling for Xia Mo too? We are about to find out…
Next are lovey-dovey scenes: Luo Xi and Xia Mo read about each other’s gossips. Luo Xi then takes a picture of them together and uses it to cover the tabloid photos.
The next day: Zhen En and Xia Mo is caught in a pleasant surprise. The producers decided to extend the drama from 16 episodes to 30 and there will be a major change in the storyline- Xia Mo’s taking the lead. This makes An Hui Ni more and more upset. She displays some temper, walks out and shoves Zhen En and Xia Mo.
Xia Mo doesn’t want to cause further disputes so she tries to make the scriptwriter change her mind. But the scriptwriter is too adamant to reconsider what has been decided.
And the tantrum continues. An Hui Ni is bursting with anger and threats that she’ll have a strike. Ling Hao calms her down, convincing her that it’s just logical to replace her as the female lead coz Xia Mo and Ling Hao’s scenes have higher ratings. He recommends that Hui Ni think of it as a break. Hui Ni is too prideful for that and sways Ling Hao to go on a strike with her. But Ling Hao declines. Hui Ni, now in full fury, asks if Ling Hao really likes Xia Mo. Ling Hao refutes and says that he only likes her attitude. This is the last draw, An Hui Ni slaps Ling Hao. What’s with this girl? Is she a slapping monster?!
Okay! This is an important scene. Somebody texted Xia Mo that Ling Hao needs some help, so she takes time to visit. She smells some liquor and advises him not to drink too much cause they have some filming to do. Just then a camera snaps! This is going to be bad! She then bids farewell.
Meanwhile, we find Luo Xi sitting under the same cherry blossoms tree, then his assistant tells him that his schedule changed and thus, he must go to Japan for some promotions. Luo Xi knows the real reason behind it.
Luo Xi: He wants to send me outside the country again. Can I not go?
Five years ago, when Papa Yin tells Luo Xi that he’ll be sent away. This scene was shown already, but I like to post this screenshot because it wasn’t shown the last time.
After hearing the sad news, Luo Xi went to his room and packed. He stared at Xiao Cheng’s drawings (picture of him as a gallant knight and Xia Mo as a princess). So, I guess he really did like her a long time ago. He tore his picture and threw it in the bin. Then the airport scene. I’m not going to recap that. It’s been replayed for 3 times already!
Girlbonding time: The girls talk about Ou Company’s sudden decision to take over the SUN Agency. They find it weird that a huge company would want to venture in the entertainment industry, and much more than that, to a smaller agency like SUN. Zhen En even jokes that maybe the owner secretly loves somebody in SUN. Haha! And she’s right. But Pan Nan and Xia Mo just laugh at her “stupid” speculation.
And the SUN Agency girls (Pan Nan, Shu Er, Wei Ann and Xia Mo) are reunited for the special meeting. Wei An congratulates Xia Mo for being a superstar and honestly says that though she’s jealous at her fast-paced career, she needs to give Xia Mo some advise. She tells Xia Mo to be very careful since there’s nothing free in this world, she gets some and lose some. Bad luck will surely come. Xia Mo takes her advise in mind.
Shu Er also cheers on her popularity and admires her good luck. Pan Nan defends that it’s not just Xia Mo’s luck, but also talent that puts her on top. Shu Er then reminds Xia Mo to watch her back cause Hui Ni is known for her harsh tricks.
And the master has arrived! I like that the music is extremely ecstatic. I felt like something big is really going to happen every time Xia Mo and Ou Chen meet. When Ou Chen cuts the cake, he is intensely looking at Xia Mo. C’mon, can’t he do something without swooning over her. He then shakes hand with the artists. First with Wei An, then Shu Er, then Pan Nan, and lastly Xia Mo.
Trust me this is awkward. If only Xia Mo could avoid facing Ou Chen, she’ll definitely would. She extends her hand, but keeps her eyes down. Ou Chen, on the other hand, holds his disturbing gaze steadily at her. As their hands touch, Xia Mo immediately takes her hand away. Awkward! Xi Meng, breaks the intensity, informing Ou Chen that they should hurry up for the next meeting. Way to go old man!
And next is a classic cheesy moment. The green scarf somehow looses its “tight” knot and is carried by the wind, right to Xia Mo’s grasps. Told you it’s chessy! Ou Chen retracts his steps to get the scarf. Xia Mo wants to simply return it, but Ou Chen demands that she ties it on his wrist herself. Then a paparazzi takes a shot. Xi Meng notices and tries to get the photo, but Ou Chen stops him. Ou Chen wants the news to spread. You naughty Ou Chen, you!
At home, Luo Xi informs Xia Mo that he’ll be away for a month for his Japan promotions and movie shoots. He then asks if she’ll miss him. Xia Mo is spacing out and didn’t hear his question, so Luo Xi gets her attention and gently scolds her not to daydream when she’s with him. Xia Mo smiles and asks if he already packed his luggage. Luo Xi says he did, but Xia Mo wants to be sure and checks it for him. Luo Xi is overwhelmed with happiness. Xia Mo discovers that he didn’t bring any medicine, so she reminds him to take care of his health.
Luo Xi then childishly asks if she’ll fly all the way to Japan when he gets sick and misses her terribly. Xia Mo finds that scenario almost impossible cause he always travel often and is surrounded by people. But Luo Xi insists that she answers if she’ll give up everything if she learns that he’s sick and is on the verge of death. Xia Mo just stares at him blankly and so he concludes that he’s just asking a stupid question.
Xia Mo, however, assures him that it’s not stupid but rather too serious. She guarantees that she’ll be by his side, and even if he drives her away, she’ll be with him forever. Of course, Luo Xi is content to hear her answer. He lays down the ground rules: Always turn her cellphone on. Don’t meet with Ou Chen. Don’t talk with him. Don’t listen to what he says. Okay! Those are the most difficult tasks. Dude! She’s working for the guy!
In Japan, Luo Xi jogs the memory lane and remembers the time when he was in England and being attacked by thieves.
This scene is already introduced when Luo Xi and Pan Nan had their drinking session in Episode 2.
I included this screen shot only because of Pan Nan’s weird hair. As we know it, Pan Nan took care of Luo Xi when he was running a fever after the incident. And it was also Pan Nan who helped Luo Xi get Xia Mo’s picture back.
Present time: Luo Xi looks at Xia Mo’s picture longingly. Duh! All that drama just for that freaking picture!
Who would have thought that tying somebody else’s scarf on that somebody’ else’s wrist could make it to the headlines! And take note: the news also reached Japan! Luo Xi is troubled. He instructs his assistant to book him a flight back to Taiwan ASAP.
Back to Taiwan, Zhen En reads about the news online. She’s quite happy about the publicity and agrees with the fans that Xia Mo is a good match for the young master. Xia Mo finds the news groundless though. When Zhen En asks if they’re back to being gf-bf’s, Xia Mo speedily proves it false. Zhen En still believes that Ou Chen still feels something for her, considering that he looks at her with so much love. And Zhen En also notices that Xia Mo looks at him in a weird way. Xia Mo is still consistent and persists that she wants nothing to with him. Zhen En then asks why the hell not. Xia Mo refuses to answer. And so Zhen En realizes that she already went overboard and apologizes. She worries that Ou Chen will keep Xia Mo out of work in the future. Xia Mo thinks positively and assures that there will always be a solution for everything.
On the way to the studio, Ou Chen and Xia Mo, once again, meet on the way. This time, Ou Chen just passes by her and Xia Mo only nods in acknowledgment. Zhen En frets over Xia Mo’s cold reaction and declares she’ll be suffering from headaches and heart attacks if Xia Mo continues to display her emotionless facade.
An Hui Ni is still on a self-declared hiatus, and so filming is cancelled. Xia Mo asks Ling Hao if An Hui Ni’s okay, but Ling Hao couldn’t answer.
I super hate you An Hui Ni! The bitch had a press conference and tells made-up lies. She fishes for some pity and falsely weaves that Xia Mo flirts with Ling Hao. She pretends to be the ultimate victim, and says that Xia Mo deserves every slap. You believe her?! That’s just lame!
With the issue getting out of hand, Xia Mo seems to be too calm. She calls Xiao Cheng and explains that it isn’t true. He just have to believe her and everything’s going to be alright.
Xia Mo: I declare war! Well, it’s not how she said it. But, we know that she’s a fighter. So it pretty much means the same thing. Haha!
I’m so busy and my schedule is so freakin’ hectic but still, I get to insert this recap. Nyahaha! Should I get an award, ne? Even I’m amazed how I did it! Ahhh, the things I do for this blog.
Is it just me or this episode is rather short and somehow, slowed down a bit? Anyways, it’s expected coz the drama hits a transitory phase, where new characters are being introduced and new conflicts are being weaved, so basically it needs to tone down some notch.
SD episode 4 continues where Episode 3 obviously left off last week: Xi Meng personally tries to convince Luo Xi in accepting a Ou Hua Company project. And Luo Xi answers him with a mocking smile and rude words.
Next: Luo Xi takes Xia Mo to their old house (their foster home), which he bought by the way. I loved that Xia Mo somehow felt something. They reminisce the good old times and Luo Xi cheers her up on her acting debut.
Even with Luo Xi’s encouragement and support, Xia Mo still acts like a lifeless zombie during the shoot. And so everybody’s getting irritated and annoyed. The director snaps and throws insulting remarks. Even Ling Hao nags about her poor acting skills. After a few more takes and re-takes, the director called it a day. Xia Mo is left feeling dejected, humiliated and torn.
Zhen En calls and asks whether the filming went well. Xia Mo can’t afford to make her friend feel upset, so she lies and says it was okay. Right then, Luo Xi’s personal assistant came by and informs her that Luo Xi wants her to go to his house first for some celebration.
When they arrived, Luo Xi is already asleep, too tired because of his busy sched. The assistant takes off first, leaving Xia Mo to take care of everything else. It seems that Luo Xi is having a rather troubling dream- about her mom. And Xia Mo wakes him up. Luo Xi then acts as if nothing happened and moves on to the celebration.
Sensing Xia Mo’s odd and disturbed behaviour, Luo Xi guesses that she’s having a tough time in the shoot. And so he suggests that they practice the lines together. Xia Mo however, declines coz she’s worried that he’ll tire himself out. Luo Xi is moved, but still doubtful, that she actually cared. Xia Mo then assures that she really did think about his welfare. Now that’s a change! And so Luo Xi smiles and gives her a quick kiss.
When Xia Mo asks what they are celebrating about, Luo Xi laughs and confesses that he just made it up so he’ll have a reason to meet her. And then he gives her his house’s key. Xia Mo is troubled and won’t accept, but Luo Xi just won’t take no for an answer.
Luo Xi: It’s okay if you don’t want it. You can even throw it away after you leave. Just don’t let me know. Let me believe that you have it so I’ll think that there are two people in this house. And even in the middle o f the night ,when I’m asleep, I can feel…there will be someone with me. Aww. So sweet.Too bad I’m rooting for Ou Chen.
Meanwhile, at the mafia underground-looking office, Ou Chen mulls over the new discoveries. It’s funny that almost every time he opens a scene, he drinks some liquor. He calls his loyal butler, Xi Meng and demands that he help him out in putting the puzzle together. Xi Meng , of course, is distressed and uneasy. And so he reluctantly asks if Ou Chen already remembered everything. Ou Chen replies that he only remembers how he met Xia Mo and learns that he paid for Luo Xi’s tuition fees. He also finds out that Luo Xi bought a part of the land that the Ou Co. planned to develop. Ahh, so that was the lurking secret in Episode 3. The yellow envelop Luo Xi’s assistant handed over on the last scene.
Xi Meng is still not convinced that his young master should relive the past, knowing that uncovering the whole truth is unbearable. But Ou Chen is rather unyielding.
Ou Chen: I may have lost before, but the war just started. Destiny linked us together then, let it completely tie us. I’ll get back everything that I own.
Back to Luo Xi and Xia Mo. Xia Mo thanks Luo Xi for teaching her how to act. She remembers the time when Luo Xi also taught her how to sing. Luo Xi laughs that she considers him a performing teacher.
Luo Xi teaches Xia Mo and Xiao Cheng the song (I think the one he kept on singing everyday. The one with black cats and milks in the lyrics.)They are going to sing the song in a talent show. It was Xiao Cheng who wants to perform on-stage for their foster parents, and as the ever-loving sister, Xia Mo concedes.
Next scene: Ou Chen invites, but more like commands, Xia Mo to ride horses with him on Saturday, which she refuses coz that was the day they have to perform. Ou Chen is getting annoyed by the minute. It’s been established that he hates the word, “No”.
And Saturday has arrived. Xia Mo and Xiao Cheng’s performance went well. Until, Xia Mo’s stage fright creeps in. She stood there scared stiff and frozen. And so, Luo Xi, again, comes to the rescue.
That night, Xia Mo and Luo Xi had a drinking session. They laugh at what happened. This is where Xia Mo tells Luo Xi that she doesn’t hate him. It’s just that he reminds him of her past (as an orphan). Some sflashback scenes were already shown in the past episodes, so I will not elaborate on those scenes. This is an example.
Xia Mo is rather happy with her latest successful endeavor. She relays the fun experience to Ou Chen, who apparently doesn’t share her enthusiasm. He hates that she performs in front of a crowd and he hates it more, when Luo Xi is always by her side.
Eager to end a worthless argument, she decides that she’ll just quit the show. Ou Chen, however, childishly goads her further and reveals that he’ll be going back to France coz Xia Mo spends more time with Luo Xi and she doesn’t want to be with his domineering attitude anymore. Young Master is throwing another tantrum, eh?
Xia Mo is getting really annoyed with his immature behaviour and insists that there is nothing between her and Luo Xi. Ou Chen, however, is just being his arrogant self and scoffs that he doesn’t want to hear Luo Xi’s name and declares that he’ll resolve the issue himself. Xia Mo is confused on what he meant, but Ou Chen left off without explaining anything.
As it turns out, what Ou Chen meant is making Luo Xi disappear. Dad delivers the bad news and everybody is caught in a surprise. Luo Xi is clearly enraged, but acts as if unaffected. Poor dear. Am sure he’s feeling betrayed and abandoned right now.
Xia Mo is quite convinced that Ou Chen manipulated everything. She tries to talk him about it but he already went back to France. She then demands Xi Meng that Ou Chen call her ASAP.
Cold and detached, Luo Xi bids the family his last goodbye. He went away without even looking back. When Ou Chen called, Xia Mo treats him with pure iciness. She then convinces him to send Luo Xi abroad to study than back to the orphanage.
Xia Mo gets what she wants, and Luo Xi goes to study in England. This scene was already played in Episode 1.
Xia Mo says that she’s sorry for what happened. Luo Xi sarcastically rebut that he’s rather fortunate for being able to study in England. When he asks if it he were Xiao Cheng, would she just send him away like this, she instantly answers that she won’t.
Luo Xi: Yes, you won’t leave him coz you love him. But I’m just a stranger passing by. The kid who grew up in an orphanage should not want too much. What qualifies you to get other’s love when your birth parents left you?
Xia Mo: We are the same, maybe I thought of defending myself against you, but I never thought of hurting you, and please believe that Xiao Cheng, mom and dad really like you.
Luo Xi: Like me? Really like me? Because they like me they send me back to the orphanage. Mrs. Song also said she like me, and because of that she watched me being taken away by the police. My mom said she like me too. Because she like me she left me at the playground waiting for her for 2 days and 2 nights. This kind of liking is too cheap.
Xia Mo: Yes, I can only do these cheap things for you today. You don’t have to forgive me. And you can hate me. You can think I’m selfish and I hurt you. If you hate these people who hurt you, then try hard and be strong. COme back and make us regret for what we did.
She gives her an ATM card, where she deposited the prize money from the talent show and wishes that they’ll meet up again when he comes back.
Luo Xi: It’s because he’s afraid that you’ll fall in love with me, right? Ou Chen wants me to leave because he’s afraid you’ll like me, right?
Xia Mo: Yes.
Luo Xi: Then, so you like me?
Xia Mo: It’s not you. As long as a guy is close to me, Ou Chen will get mad.
Luo Xi: You don’t like me? Then, if I leave will you miss me?
Xia Mo: I don’t have time to miss you.
Luo Xi: So realistic. So cold.
Xia Mo: I’m really sorry about what happened to you. But I don’t want something like this to happen again, so I have to make myself strong and protect the people around me. But making myself strong, will need a lot of hardwork, so I won’t have time to miss you.
Luo Xi: I don’t know what it’ll be the next time I see you. Maybe you’ll be so strong, I have to look up to you.
Xia Mo: I just want to protect my family.
Luo Xi: Then what should I do? I don’t want you to forget me, although I don’t like you, but being forgotten makes me feel bad. *Leans closer* I want you to remember me forever.
And like we don’t know what will happen next, duh! He kisses her.
Luo Xi: Why didn’t you hit me? Usually, when a girl is kissed by force, she would slap the guy.
Of course, she won’t! She’s Xia Mo the ice queen, remember? So she just wipe her lips as if it’s dirtied with his kiss and plays it cool.
Xia Mo: I’m afraid I’ll hurt my hand.
Luo Xi: I’ll come back. Tell that Ou Chen, all the things he’s afraid of, I’ll make him pay double.
She promises that she’ll take care of Milk (the cat) and gives him the guitar. Luo Xi is far more hurt to be consoled with that, so he left the guitar. And then Xia Mo receives the unfortunate call.
~End of Flashback~
Back to the present: Zhen En complains about the make-up artist’s visible bias. Xia Mo, however, doesn’t mind and says to let it go. Zhen En is calmed and so she suggests that they use their make-up instead and hurriedly gets the set in the car.
Outside the dressing room, Ling Hao (with An Hui Ni) is just being the big jerk again and warns Xia Mo. He scoffs that Xia Mo should at least show some humility by not dragging them down with her. Zhen En hears the rude remarks and counters that he’s the one without humility. Being the more experienced actor, he should just support Xia Mo.Out of nowhere, An Hui Ni then slaps Zhen En.
An Hui Ni: Yin Xia Mo, remember newcomers don’t have the right to yell in front of senior actors. That’s a rule. Teach your manager, otherwise she’ll get you into trouble later.
Xia Mo: Newcomers have no right to be impolite but you are qualified to fight with others? Apologize to Zhen En.
An Hui Ni is a brat, so, of course she won’t apologize even if the sky will collapse. And for that Xia Mo makes a bargain. If she can pass the scene in one take, then An Hui Ni should apologize. But if she can’t then, she’ll let An Hui Ni do whatever she wants with her. And just like any protagonist, An Hui Ni confidently takes the deal.
And miraculously Xia Mo nailed the scene. Even Ling Hao is stunned and dumbfounded on Xia Mo’s acting prowess. All credits are given to Luo Xi, ne? Well, it isn’t too surprising for me coz, basically Bing Tong (Xia Mo’s character) is just like her in real life- passionate but cold. Huh? The irony!
The director praises Xia Mo for a job well done. Losing the bet, An Hui Ni then looks like this:
Zhen En is so happy with the results. She even became more forgiving and wants to let go of what happened earlier.
And so the drama is phenomenal hit. The ratings are good and Xia Mo becomes an in demand actress. She even outshines An Hui Ni in every possible way, who BTW becomes more bitchy each day.
And the scene where Ah Hui Ni has to slap Xia Mo finally comes. I’ve been waiting for this! Weee! She’s just too keyed up to dig her own grave, this Ah Hui Ni! She uses every possible excuses to slap Xia Mo repeatedly. And every strike is as forceful as the last. The director even supports her. Darn that director!
It’s a good thing that Ou Chen is there. But alas! He didn’t stop the slapping session. Well, he could just easily wipe off An Hui Ni , but because he knew that it isn’t what Xia Mo wants, he just stands there watching painfully. This is why I like Ou Chen, he’s not selfish, he just knows her far more than anybody else.
Seeing An Hui Ni’s wicked scheme, Zhen En tries to stop the shoot and get Xia Mo out of there. But Xia Mo, won’t give up and assures her that she’s okay. With all the earth-shattering slaps and hand marks, yeah, she’s okay!
Somehow Xia Mo’s body can’t take it anymore. She feels dizzy and falls in a faint. Thankfully, Ou Chen catches her. And then… 10 minutes break.
Zhen En cries and convinces Xia Mo to go to the hospital. But Xia Mo still refuses and says that she just needs ice. Zhen En immediately gets some ice, and meets An Hui Ni along the hallway. She begs that An Hui Ni slaps her, instead of Xia Mo, but the latter denies that she’s doing it on purpose and walks away.
Meanwhile, Xia Mo cools her self off. Ou Chen watches her from afar. He really is concerned for her, so he comes up with little payback plot- role swap!
After the break, the staff starts to film the scene again. But this time, An Hui Ni complains that she can’t get into her character. And so the directors tells Xia Mo that she should help her out and tries An Hui Ni’s character for a sec. An Hui Ni is outraged coz that means Xia Mo will have the chance to slap her back. It’s time to settle the score! Bwahaha!
And because she’s Xia Mo, she didn’t hit her. Instead, she acted up on a totally different approach, more real and touching. After the scene, everybody is moved, even some cries for the beauty of it. I think this is a more painful slap for An Hui Ni. Sweet taste of revenge!
Dun…dun…dun…see you next episode. 🙂
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.
Yay! And the dangerous obsession continues…
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Oh! Least I forget. I first wrote on my previous post that I’m going to have a summary– not a recap- on Summer’s Desire, but I’m feeling kinda lacking inside so I decided to make a recap. To be honest, I felt guilty not giving this drama enough credits that it rightfully deserves. Well, let’s just cross our fingers that I won’t change my mind or waver in this cause.
On with the recap…
Episode 1 left off with Ou Chen angrily driving away, nearly knocking the two love birds.Thankfully he didn’t cause any serious harm other than striking fear, or else we wouldn’t have episode 2, right? So now, Luo Xi and Xia Mo are off from being “siblings” and on for being officially lovers? Weird.
Everybody mulls over the “steamy Luo Xi-Xia Mo kiss”. And by everybody, I pretty much mean Xia Mo, Luo Xi, Ou Chen, me and the rest of the viewing public. Xia Mo is rather confused and baffled. I bet shes thinking: “Gosh! Two handsome boys are obsessed with me. I’m so lucky! Yepee!” Oh, sorry! It’s just me getting carried away.
Well, I’m not really sure what’s running in Xia Mo’s mind, but I’m pretty certain that Luo Xi is very much pleased about it, considering he can’t help but smile by himself.
Out of the three, Ou Chen seems to be on the foulest edge. I can’t blame him though. He has no memory of the past, plus, he kept on thinking about Xia Mo, not even having the slightest idea why.
His assistant, Xi Meng, then disturbs his flow of thought and reminds him of the business engagements he has to comply. Okay, those stuffs? Boring. Maybe he shares my disinterest for he refuses to be bothered with any of those things. Instead, his priority is Company Hong Ou. From what I’ve understood it’s the entertainment wing of the Ou Organization.
Xi Meng is a tad reluctant of his Young master’s sudden decision. But with Ou Chen’s scary character who would be brave enough to oppose? Not me, I tell you.
Some cheesy moments ahead. But since it’s Huang Xiao Ming, then it’s okay.
That night, Luo Xi calls Xia Mo. He seems quite busy these days, so he won’t have enough free time to spend with her. Well, it’s understandable since he’s a star. Xia Mo then teasingly asks what a ‘star’ like him would possible be doing in his spare time. He honestly answers that all he ever wanted was to look at the moon with the one he loves. Xia Mo smiles at the thought. He then requests that since he can’t look at the moon, she may at least look at it for him. So she goes outside and yeah, he’s there. Can’t just get his hands off her, ne?
It’s cute when he childishly ask that she give him 10 minutes, then 5 minutes more for a hug. Awww.
Comes morning, Pan Nan sees Xia Mo and so they chat. It looks like Pan Nan got the first spot. And so the SUN Agency only needs 1 more artist to debut. After weighing the odds, Pan Nan boost up Xia Mo’s confidence and advises that she should just believe in her self.
Just in time, Zhen En pops in and excitedly handed over Xia Mo’s fan letters. She suspiciously notices Xia Mo’s glowing radiance and wildly guesses that she’s in love. Of course, Xia Mo denies and brushes the topic off. So, Zhen En then whines and grumbles about Wei An’s impossible tantrums. She complains and gripes, until she sees Jam walking away. Jam is the manager, or something, who was involved in the scandal with Wei An. Obviously, he’s fired.
Hmm, I’m having this gutsy feel that Yao Shu Er is behind the recent scandal. And with Wei An out-of-the-way, Shu Er has all the opportunity to seize every damn projects, especially the Hong Ou commercial. I’m totally hating her right now. Bitch!
Anyway, Shu Er invites Xia Mo, Zhen En, and some random friend Ke Xin to go with her to the legendary Ou Organization Main Office. Dun..dun..dun.. and the most anticipated reunion occurs.
BTW, Shen Qiang is also auditioning for the commercial, so she’s there. You may not be familiar with her yet but she’ll be playing as Luo Xi’s lover-wanna be later on.
And so, the Young Master arrives, complete with the red carpet and stuffs. Haha! This reminds me of Luo Xi’s grand entrance in the first episode.
Ou Chen continues his powerful stride. And the rest of the staff bows in astonishment. Nyahaha! Xia Mo, on the other hand, is much perturbed. She fixes her gaze on the ground, avoiding his sight and seeing only the green scarf on his hand. Moments from now, maybe she’ll run and scream like crazy. Of course, it didn’t happen coz Ou Chen just passed by her. She’s rather relieved, and at the same time, distressed.
But somehow, Ou Chen remembers her (through flashbacks) and immediately went back to look intently at her face. Xia Mo can’t take the immense pressure of actually facing “that” person, so she walks away. Definitely, not a very good idea if the one you’re going to dispose is the heir to one of the world’s richest families.
Of course, he tries to stop her and demands that she tell him who she is. This caught her rather off guard, but coolly answers that she’s an employee of SUN and is just there for company matters. She’s a bit insulted, thinking that Ou Chen is doing it on purpose- his own idea of revenge.
The ever bitchy Shu Er, tries to steal the spotlight and sweetly says that Xia Mo’s her assistant and inquires what could he possibly want from her. Fortunately, Ou Chen didn’t pay her any attention at all.
Ou Chen: Your name…Yin Xia Mo.
Xia Mo: If you knew my name why did you ask? What are you planning to do? If you want to play games, I don’t have time for that. *shoves his hand*
Oh no, she didn’t?! Yeah, she did!
Ou Chen, now calmed and in control, asks about Shu Er and Shen Qiang’s business there. Xi Meng answers that they’ll be attending the audition. Ou Chen then, casually remarks that Xia Mo is best suited for that. Shu Er and Shen Qiang are dumbfounded. Oh! Someone’s pretty angry right now! Shu Er, I mean!
Xi Meng seems too concerned for the recent development. He talks with Xia Mo and explains that Ou Chen lost his memory in a serious car accident, and in result, he can’t remember her and the pain she caused him. Xi Meng: “You hurt him so cruelly. It only proves that you didn’t actually loved him”. Guilty and grieved, Xia Mo promises that she’ll stay away from Ou Chen as much as possible, but at least he give her a fair chance at the audition.
News really do travels fast. Luo Xi already knew about the fateful meeting and remarks that Xia Mo’s expression is rather blank, neither agitated nor sad, just like the first time she saw him. Xia Mo counters that he must be disappointed because of her bland reaction. She knew very well, that Luo Xi has always wanted revenge from the moment she drove him away at the airport. And so, he manipulated everything- from their first meeting to his rushed proposal to be his lover.
Luo Xi: What I like is this smart Xia Mo. All the details are printed in her head.
Xia Mo: The person who can’t forget everything is you. I completely understand that you can’t forgive me, and him.
Luo Xi: You liked him.
Xia Mo: When?
Luo Xi: In the past.
Xia Mo: I’ve long forgotten the past. *And the flashbacks continue*
~Beginning of Flashback~
After 5 months, Ou Chen finally went back to school. This causes a buzz and the first thing he did was find Xia Mo.
All the while, Luo Xi secretly flares his evil glints.
Eventually, Ou Chen flew back because he learned of Luo Xi. Straightforwardly, he asks Xia Mo if she likes Luo Xi. without batting an eyelash, she answers no. He asks again if she hates him then. Xia Mo laughs but also answered no. She teases him for being too petty, behaving childishly and displaying ridiculous jealousy. She changes the topic and asks for her present.
Ou Chen: In the future, tie this on everyday. You can only let your hair down in front of me.
Xia Mo: You’re really overbearing. I have always answered your calls no matter how late it is. You always have Old Jiang follow me everywhere. Now even you have to care about my hair?
Ou Chen: That’s right! Because you are mine.
Xia Mo: From the first time I met you, you’ve been this overbearing.
Ou Chen: What? So you really like that person called Luo Xi?
Xia Mo: The one I like is you. I’ll tie this green lace on everyday. But you have to trust me. If not, your bossy attitude will make me feel like suffocating.
Ou Chen: I can trust you. But for one month you have to eat dinner with me every night.*walks away without another word*
As she turns, she sees Luo Xi and his almost evil smirk. Creepy!
It turns out that the green lace was personally sewn by Ou Chen for 1 whole week. Awww. But then again, he’s just too conceited and arrogant, so don’t be smitten by him just yet!
Remember the girl who dared challenge Xia Mo? Well, she gets beaten up. Haha! Xia Mo, stops the beat-up session, but the girl felt too ridiculed to be grateful and vows that she’ll give Xia Mo twice the humiliation she had. BTW, the girl’s name is Fang Ji Huang. I’ve got a feeling that it’ll be helpful to remember.
After the commotion, all the other student’s rush towards Luo Xi. Who, by the way, sings the same song everyday. I love how Ou Chen looks at Luo Xi. Grrrr…the first indication of anger.
The royal underlings then, follow their young master everywhere, even during his fencing time. There, the geeky guy in eyeglasses, Yang Min, speaks ill about Luo Xi, being an orphan and a son of a prostitute. He continues to make spiteful comments, saying that Luo Xi is a thief and was imprisoned. Other students remark that orphans really do have a dark side and so their very existence is like trash. Xia Mo, overhears the rude comments and decides to leave. Ou Chen, tries to stop her but she casually turns him down. Too pissed off, he throws the mask to the geeky guy. Haha!
It seems that Luo Xi has been in a fight with the backbiting geeky guy and is being gravely accused by the disciplinary officer. Foster Dad tries to negotiate, saying that the officer should have at least investigate on the matter. But, the officer refuses and so Xia Mo butts in and helps. She assures Dad that she’ll settle this on her own so it’s better that he leaves with Xiao Cheng.
After Dad and Xiao Cheng take off, the officer remains unyielding and mockingly asks how the hell would she settle it. Xia Mo confidently answers that if the school wouldn’t investigate then she’ll have to. She further goads that if she prove the issues wrong, then the officer should be ready to apologize. She grabs Luo Xi’s hand and walks away. She’s much preoccupied with the situation, so she didn’t notice Ou Chen pass by. And this adds to Ou Chen’s already fuming temper.
Young Master seems to be throwing a tantrum at Xia Mo. She, on the other hand, knows very well how to soothe the ranging tempest and threatens that she’ll just have to disappear in his life forever. This,of course, is unacceptable to Ou Chen and is forced to admit that he got worked up, seeing Xia Mo held Luo Xi’s hands. She just take it as a joke and teasingly wipes her hands with the towel.
With his worries set aside, Xia Mo asks for his help with Luo Xi’s case. Of course, she was already confident that he’ll help her. Needless to say, he already had his hands on the matter but didn’t forget to remind her. Ou Chen: “In the future don’t be too close to that Luo Xi. Xia Mo, you’re mine”.
At home, Luo Xi arrogantly asks why Xia Mo helped him. He’d rather have her hate than her pity. Xia Mo clarifies that she doesn’t feel even a bit of pity for him, and besides, there’s nothing to pity about.
She relays the truth and tells him that she and Xiao Cheng are also orphans. She mocks his stupid reaction to the geeky guys horrid remarks, when in fact, she was called far more harsher- a whore. Luo Xi can only laugh at the shocking discovery, realizing that all this while, she’s rather similar to his kind.
Xia Mo: I’ve seen children like you at the orphanage. They put on a perfect, flawless facade, and act like an angel to those who were adopting. But no matter how good others are, you just pretend to smile and be grateful, but in your heart, you chunk all this care and concern into the bin.
Luo Xi: What about you? How are you different from me? You act better than me. You’re so gentle and lovable in front of that Young Master. You’re naive and cute in front of Dad. But in reality, you’re a much colder person than I am.
Xia Mo: That’s right. But I’m not as stupid as you. Pretending that you don’t want the love of others when you’re desperate for them.
Luo Xi tries to intimidate her but she’s juts too much of a fighter. She leaves, saying that it would be the last time that she’ll help him.
And so with Ou Chen’s help, Xia Mo had the chance to talk with the geeky guy’s mom. It was settled then that the real culprit was the geeky guy himself. Xia Mo recorded the whole conversation and so Luo Xi was cleared. Geeky guy, then publicly announces his apologies.
~End of Flashback~
Xia Mo, again insists that she has long forgotten the past. Luo Xi is still reluctant, knowing that her family loved Ou Chen, so she must have loved him. Xia Mo assures that it doesn’t matter anyhow coz her parents died a long time ago.
Luo Xi is taken aback. Xiao Mo relays that the day she sent him at the airport was the same day her parents died in a car accident. They were desperately trying to get to them and hold Luo Xi back. So their death was partly because of Luo Xi. He is moved by that fact but still puts all the blame to Ou Chen.
He asks then if she’ll consider Ou Chen’s offer in signing her for the lead actress in the commercial. Xia Mo won’t let this opportunity pass by so, of course, she would hold on to it. Luo Xi remarks that she’s still the same, after all these years, it may seem that she doesn’t care but deep inside she’ll never let it pass by. And so Xia Mo asks back that isn’t he just the same.
Luo Xi didn’t bother to answer but boldly state that she’ll surely fall for Ou Chen again. She asks back if he’s scared, of which he didn’t deny one bit. He’s afraid that she’ll leave him and return to Ou Chen’s side. He finds her hands and showers it with kisses. But Xia Mo pulls away.
Xia Mo: Luo Xi don’t invest any feelings in me. In my heart there is no love. What I want is success. In order to succeed, I can do anything. To me, love is not important. Today, I can like you. I can be next to you. If I like someone else, I’ll be next to them. *Argg.Brutally frank!*
Luo Xi: But now the one you like is me, right?
Xia Mo: Yes. I like you.
Luo Xi: Then that’s enough. You’ll love me more and ‘more. Until the day I die, you will still love me. *then kiss Xia Mo’s forehead*
Luo Xi still seems to be troubled. Yeah, he really is afraid. He calls Pan Nan and asks that she oversee Xia Mo in the audition.
Remember Shen Qiang? One of the models who wanted to audition in Ou Hong’s Commercial? It’s really not clear how close she is to Luo Xi, but this scene pretty much gives a clue.
Shen Qiang, somewhat disturbs Luo Xi’s solitary moment, declaring that she’s not taking the auditions anymore coz Xia Mo is Luo Xi’s friend. She boldly voices out that she feels uncomfortable when Luo Xi shared a song with Xia Mo, and not with her. Luo Xi assures that they’ll definitely have the chance to work together. All this time, he appears bored and keeps on checking his watch. Why? It’s AUDITION DAY!
So everybody’s quite busy, frantic and hyped up. But someone is kinda threatened of Xia Mo’s presence in the audition and alas! She was kidnapped.
Thankfully, Ou Chen instructs a driver to send Xia Mo to the studio and call him as soon as the driver completes the task. It’s a good thing really, coz the driver sees the kidnapping and followed the goons.
Xia Mo is running rather late, so Zhen En grows anxious and frenzied by the minute. Thankfully she’s smart, and knew right then that something is amiss. She tries to ask some help from Young Master Ou Chen- the only person who could actually do something!
She tells him not to eliminate Xia Mo just because she’s late. She defends that Xia Mo is never tardy and it’s quite odd for her to let this chance go. Of course, Ou Chen goes into panic mode and calls the driver. And so, Zhen En is right! The driver confirms that Xia Mo is really in trouble. Ou Chen rushes to the rescue.
Because of his awesome sports car, Ou Chen is the first to arrive at the abandoned dilapidated building where Xia Mo is kept hostage. He singlehandedly brawls and rumbles the two goons and successfully pushed his way in to save Xia Mo.
All those time, Xia Mo desperately tries to escape. She even uses a rough stone to cut the ropes, injuring herself in the process. So, when Ou Chen sees her she’s already wounded, bleeding, weak and free. It’s kinda funny that she did all those attempts just to come home to Xiao Cheng. She really loved her brother the most. I feel pity for Luo Xi and Ou Chen.
Seeing her injuries, Ou Chen tries to get her to the nearest hospital, of which Xia Mo refutes and insists that he drive her to the studio instead. Ou Chen demands that she take care of her body first. But she’s too persistent for her own good. Ou Chen can only give in to her whims.
Ou Chen ends up carrying Xia Mo. Of course, Xia Mo is uneasy and demands that he let her go. This time, her whines are in vain because Ou Chen is too determined to have his way. In voiceover she says: “With barely enough memory, he’s still him”.
Back to the first time they met. A young Xia Mo bravely trying to stop young Ou Chen’s car. She naively stood her ground as the car fastly approaches. And out of pure shock, she fainted. Young Ou Chen, right then is captivated by both her courage and strong will, and carried her to safety.
When young Xia Mo wakes up, she immediately see young Ou Chen sitting beside the bed. He then asks why she was there, waiting for his car. And so, Xia Mo explains that she wanted to talk with the chairman and beg that he reconsiders his decision of firing her foster dad. Without her dad’s job, she and her brother will surely be returned to the orphanage.
Young Ou Chen then agrees that he’ll grant her wish as long as she does what he wants- stand in front of the target board with apple on top of her head. Yeah, the same stunt he pulled with the “girlfriend”.
Xia Mo proves to be as crazy as he is coz she willing concede. She didn’t run away, didn’t cry and her legs didn’t jitter even for a few seconds. And when Xi Meng tries to shoo her away, she remains steadfast. Young Ou Chen is much impressed with her brave display of love for her family.
~End of Flashback~
And we get back to the scene where Ou Chen is carrying Xia Mo. Okay, so this is quite embarrassing, and awkward, coz he carried her all the way to the studio-with all the people and staff looking and gawking. Finally, he remembers to put her down and so she prepares for the audition.
Shu Er is the first to perform. Pan Nan and Yan Lung (Shu Er’s manager) watches through the TV, all the while, commenting that she sang well. Yan Lung adds that Shu Er indeed has the ability but has no luck. She pretty much gave everything in the audition, and he fears that she’ll be upset with the outcome.
Now, it’s Xia Mo’s turn. Determined to succeed, Xia Mo gives her best. She didn’t even mind the pain and smiles as if nothing happened. Ou Chen, on the other hand frets, looking at the bleeding wound.
Mo’s performance is far better than Shu Er’s. She even incorporated two extreme emotions in one song- happiness and sadness. Pan Nan further comments that Shu Er poses on the pitiful look but Xia Mo’s performance has more depth.
The audition proves to be a success for Xia Mo. Zhen En even feels proud for her best friend. When Pan Nan momentarily leaves to get her car, Ou Chen suddenly appears and forcefully carry Xia Mo in his car. Pan Nan sees everything and calls Luo Xi.
At the overly nice hospital suite, Ou Chen continues to display his overbearing attitude and demands that Xia Mo stay for a while when she insisted to go home. He won’t let her leave until she finishes all exams. In voiceover (again) Xia Mo says: “Still overbearing. If he puts his mind on something, he won’t accept any explanations, just like five years ago. Haven’t you change five years later?” Noticing the way she knowingly looks at him, Ou Chen knows that she’s the key to his past.
Ou Chen: We know each other right? What was our relationship? You were in my life five years ago, right? That’s why, from the moment I saw you I can’t forget you . We were in love before, That’s why I lose control when I see you. Even in front of my employees.
Xia Mo: (Still in voiceover) Did you really lose your memory? Then why do you exactly talk the same way as before. Even the way you look at me is exactly the same.
Ou Chen continues to pour out his emotions, saying that he kept on dreaming of a girl who won’t look back at him, even when he calls her name. He then concludes that the girl is Xia Mo.
But Xia Mo isn’t about to leap in dangerous grounds, she remembers her conversation with Xi Meng and her promise to stay away from Ou Chen.
Xia Mo: (Voiceover. Yup, lot of voiceovers. Sorry) Let the past be past. Maybe it was my fault. Maybe it was your fault. But if you’d forgotten everything, then forget it completely.
She smiles sarcastically and coldly says that she doesn’t know him. But Ou Chen can’t seem to believe what she’s saying and insists that she’s just lying.
Xia Mo: Why should I lie to you? If I lied then I would have said that I know you. You loved me and I loved you. Wouldn’t it benefit me more from that?
Ou Chen: I thought that I definitely found the answer to my past. In the end, it was all my imagination. Do you really not exist in my life?
Xia Mo: Yes, it’s a pity I don’t know you.
Ou Chen: Then from now on, stay by my side. *kisses her hand. This is almost an Ou Chen trademark*
Xia Mo: Is this the way Young Master Ou chases after girls? Dont tell me that you let me audition for the commercial just to chase after me? Pity. I’m only interested in the commercial.
Ou Chen: Go out with me. If you can’t still fall in love with me, I’ll give you the right to break up with me.
Xia Mo: Impossible!
And so, Ou Chen demands for a reason. Luo Xi butts in…
Luo Xi: Because she already has a boyfriend.
I just finished watching the first episode of Summer’s Desire last night. And it became an instant drama imprint for me. It’s funny that I can’t sleep, thinking about it. I toss and turned, and thus I know that I really…really… really have to make this post. Personally, I can say that the series is in par with all those hypes and anticipation. And frankly, the premier episode caught me by surprise- in a very, very good way.
Dude, the episode was fast! I even wonder if they’ll be able to stretch the airing time to 16 episodes (the usual number of episodes per Tdrama). I felt that they covered the whole Volume 1 in the first episode already! However, I’m glad that the production staffs followed the story, literally, by the book. I liked the novel and I believe that the drama adaptation is just as good.
(You may read the novel recap at Tammy’s blog- http://tamarako.wordpress.com )
Yeah, it was indeed fast, like a marathon or something. And so, it’s advisable to read the novel first or even just the first few chapters to keep track. It gets a bit confusing in the middle part, well, coz the drama wasn’t presented in the usual sequential order as in the book, but uses the interweaving flashback elements.
RECAP or NOT to RECAP
I’m still contemplating if I’m gonna make a recap or a summary. The two means differently for me. 🙂 The recap is more detailed and comprehensive, while the summary is… just a summary- shortened and generalized version of something. Well, since my first hand experience with recaps proves to be as challenging as learning a totally different language, if you know what I mean, it’ll be easier if I just make a summary.
Summer’s Desire is a love story so intense, dark and complicated that it defines and redefines the laws of love, hate and obsession. Theirs was a love that consumes and destroy.
Five years ago, Luo Xi and Ou Chen fell in love with Xia Mo. However, their love for her was too strong that they fought for her with possessive and fiery desires. With Ou Chen’s wealth and influence, he succeeded in driving Luo Xi away. But, he didn’t win the game either. He gains Xia Mo’s hate and lost his memory in a car accident.
Five years later, with some random twist of fate, the trio met again. Luo Xi is now a famous super star and Xia Mo is a hard-up artist trainee/assistant who supports his sickly brother’s medical bills and tuition fee. Ou Chen, on the other hand, still struggles to find the answers to his long forgotten past.
THE LEAD CHARACTERS
Yin Xia Mo (Barbie Xu)- an orphaned girl: pretty, ambitious and strong-willed. She loved her foster family, especially, her brother Xiao Cheng. She’s willing to sacrifice everything for the one’s she love. At school, she was both feared and admired coz she was the girlfriend of Ou Chen and the “sister” of Luo Xi. She hated Luo Xi but somehow she see’s herself in him. For the past five years, she is continually haunted by her past. Though she lived contented and satisfied before, bumping into Luo Xi and Ou Chen again will change her life.
Luo Xi (Huang Xiaoming)- an orphan like Xiao Mo. He was also adopted by Xia Mo’s foster parents so they became instant siblings. His good looks and charms made him every girl’s dream guy. Everybody is fooled by his smiles, except for Xia Mo who sees the evil glints in his eyes. Though Xia Mo hates him for being arrogant and misleading, it seems that she’s the only one who knew him most. They form a special bond that clings to both love and hatred. Later on, he learned to love her but is hurt when she sent him away without any traces of remorse. He vows to have his revenge but his love is getting the most out of him.
Ou Chen (Peter Ho)- the powerful and rich young master. He is extremely manipulative and possessive. He gets what he wants and wreaks everything that comes his way- even Xia Mo’s “brother”. Though it seems that he already have everything, he is threatened by Luo Xi’s very existence. He uses his influence to “eliminate” the threat but it caused him to lose Xia Mo in the end. After a fateful car accident, he also loses his memory. He can’t remember Xia Mo or the life he had before, but bits and pieces of a girl wearing a green headscarf haunts his dreams. He decided to come back to Taiwan and puts the puzzle together.
I know that this is supposed to be a summary but I love drama quotes, so I’ll be inserting lines that I really like.
Do you believe in fate? A fate that is forever tangled together, tightly tying the three of us. Ou Chen was the young master who provided my adoptive father with his job but Luo Xi was like me, an adopted orphan. They were both extremely popular in the school. But because of me, hatred ran deep between the two. Neither of them could accept the other in his sight. Under this hostile situation between the two, a series of misfortunes occurred. Perhaps, I am inauspicious. I made them unhappy. Fate also seemed to despise the three of us associating like this. Thus, it brutally separated the three of us. Bubbles under the summer rays, though beautiful, can also easily be vanished. I am Yin Xia Mo.
Five years later…
Fans and media men swoon over the famous star- Luo Xi at the airport. He made his debut two years ago and gained immense popularity as the years pass by. When a reporter asked him for a message ,he faces the camera and meaningfully answers: “I left five years ago, finally I’m back”.
Meanwhile, Xia Mo lives a rather simple life. She solely supports her sickly brother, Xia Cheng, and works hard for their daily expenses. Eventually, she became the personal assistant of her former classmate, now a famous actress, Yao Shu Er. While her best friend Zhang Zen En, serves as an assistant to a rival artist, Wei An.
Show business proves to be a tough and complex world; rivalry between artists’ grows by the minute. When Shu Er’s greatest nemesis Wei An recommends her cousin, Pan Nan, to be the next artist to debut, she also pushed Xia Mo. Of course, Xia Mo is quite surprised but welcomes the opportunity.
After returning to Taiwan, Luo Xi seems to be a totally different person. He becomes interested to help some newbies. His assistants find this odd, since he didn’t want to work with other people before. Of course, he’s only interested in one person, Xia Mo.
Meanwhile, Ou Chen is in France. He just woke up from the same disturbing nightmare he had for the past five years- a girl walking away, leaving him the green headscarf. His “girlfriend” comes in to help him but he feels totally nothing seeing her. He then practices fencing and willingly subject himself to be hit a couple of times. Somehow, Ou Chen desperately tries to know what pain really feels like.
Because he’s mean and crazy, he gave his “girlfriend” an apple, and told her to put it above her head and stand still in front of the target board. The poor girl is scared but obeyed just the same. To her shock, he really did try to shoot her with an arrow. She cries in horror and accuses him of being too cruel. But Ou Chen is being a jerk and reloads the bow, preparing for another shot. He remembers the same scene, only the little girl didn’t budge when he tried the stunt. Finally, he stopped the bizarre act. Ou Chen: “Perhaps I love you before, but I have no feelings toward you now”.Argg! He’s just plain mean. Would it hurt if he said it nicely?!
He then decides to return to Taipei, hoping that he’ll find what he really lost and remember the true meaning of pain.
Back in Taiwan, Xia Mo is trying her very best to pass the auditions. Unexpectedly, she became friends with Pan Nan. Other talents try to pull them down and bully them around,thinking that Pan Nan and Xia Mo used devious and crafty means to get the slots.
In one of the rehearsals, Luo Xi suddenly appears. Everybody felt ecstatic, except of course, Xia Mo. She dreads the meeting far more than anything else.
Luo Xi (talking with the coordinator): Do you know why I came here to help? Because there’s someone in here that is an old friend of mine. I’m in debt to her in the past, so I want to repay her now. Therefore, I hope you guys can help me take good care of her”. *All the while he was looking at Xia Mo.
So the coordinator gathers the girls. Luo Xi looks at them one by one, but he stared at Xia Mo longer than necessary. He even tips her face when she looked the other way. They kept staring at each other. And Luo Xi smiles, when she gave him the same defiant look as she gave him five years ago. He then turns to Pan Nan and they laugh happily. So, the friend was Pan Nan?!
Just as Xia Mo thought that everybody already left, she was taken aback when she sees Luo Xi waiting for her. By the way, Luo Xi’s car is totally wicked! I love the car!
And so they had the first ever talk after 5 years.
Luo Xi: I’m Luo Xi.
Xia Mo: Hello.
Luo Xi: So you’re only going to give such a subtle response when meeting an old friend?
Xia Mo: *stands and extends her hands* I’m very happy to see you again.
Luo Xi: *Slowly took her hand but didn’t let it go just yet* Don’t you know that when we were at the airport and you said that you wouldn’t think of me anymore, I really thought that you would forget about me.
Xia Mo: You’re not someone who can be forgotten easily.
Luo Xi: I’ve hated you before. I hated you for not putting up a fight at all and sent me out of the country. It felt like I was a toy that was outdated and not refreshing anymore. But I’m very grateful to you now. If you hadn’t decided to send me out of the country, I wouldn’t have the chance to enter showbiz. And I wouldn’t have this kind of achievement and status today. *he kisses the palm of her hand*
Xia Mo: Let go of me. *pulls her hand away*
Luo Xi: You’re just like before. You were clearly the one who gave me your hand. No one forced you. But now, you want to take it away so coldly.
Xia Mo: It’s from such a long time ago. If you can’t forgive me. I’ve got nothing more to say. If you want to laugh at me or take revenge, do as you wish. But I hope to have settle it today once and for all.
Luo Xi: Yin Xiao Mo. Why do you have to be so cold and heartless? You don’t believe that I was once crazily in love with you?
Xia Mo: In this world there will never be anyone that you’ll truly love. Even if there’s a miracle where you fall in love with someone, you will never confess to her. You’ll only hide from her. Because deep down inside, you don’t trust anyone.* then wipes her hand with the table-cloth*
Luo Xi can only smile. Her gesture is quite symbolic- a token from the past. If you’ve read the book, there was a scene when Xia Mo wiped her hands just to calm Ou Chen’s rage when he saw her held hands with Luo Xi.
Luo Xi offers her some help in the audition but she declines outright.
Judgment Day! It’s time to choose who among the 5 girls will get the coveted top 2 slots. They are grouped into 2 and will perform in an open area. Pan Nan did great. And so did Xia Mo, well, until she got the stage frights. She stopped singing midway, but then Luo Xi saved her and asked the viewers to support her. They became the talk of the town, and Xia Mo, an instant rising star.
All the while, Ou Chen sees the commotion. His limo , by accident, is parked near the stage. After seeing Xia Mo, he felt something weird inside. Ou Chen(in voiceover): “Who is she? Why does she make my heart ache, just like in my dream?”. He tells his butler, Xi Meng, to have a drink coz they have something to celebrate. Xi Meng inquires what is the celebration about.
Ou Chen: It has been five years, I’ve finally waited for this moment. My heart finally knows the feeling of pain”. *He instructs Xi Meng to invistigate who the girl is*
With Xia Mo’s shaky performance, Luo Xi offers her some help in overcoming her stage frights. He brought her in an empty theater and encouraged her to sing for him. She did sang confidently well. But it seems that the lesson is not yet over.
He lets her sing in five different bars. In one of the bars, Ou Chen was there. He was captivated once again as he heard Xia Mo’s voice. This time he knows her name and mutters to himself: “Yin Xia Mo”.
Xia Mo thanked Luo Xi for helping her. But Luo Xi has a lot in his mind.
Luo Xi: You’re wrong. I should be the one thanking you for loving me. It’s because you have feelings for me that’s why you resisted me so much from the start. Because you have feelings for me that’s why you haven’t forgotten me after all these years. Because you have feelings for me that’s why you trusted me, and were able to relax and sing for me.
Xia Mo: Probably, you misunderstood.
Luo Xi: Xia Mo, sometimes it makes things boring if you’re too repressed and calm.
Xiao Mo: It’s still better than being toyed by you.
Luo Xi: Toyed with? Did your heart race just now?
Stops her with a kiss.
Xiao Mo: *shoves him off* If this is how you wanted to be repaid, I don’t owe you anything more then. *Walks away*
Luo Xi: *Catches up to her* You like me.
Xia Mo: Sorry. I don’t like you.
Luo Xi: “smiles* Really? Is it really hard to admit that you like me? Just admit it. You and I walk the same path. That’s why when we first saw each other, we were destined to fall in love. Because I fell in love with you without reason, that’s why I was so childish to do things that you hated in order to attract your attention. You hated yourself for being attracted to me. That’s why you repelled me so strongly. Isn’t that so? Xiao Mo, this is our fate. Why must you resist it? Why can’t you accept it? Since you and I are destined to be in love.
Xia Mo: Stop trying to hypnotize me. I know what you want to do?
Luo Xi: *smiles again* Really? *and kissed her once again.This time she didn’t avoid the obvious attraction. She even responds*
All this was witnessed by someone (Ou Chen?!), and flashes them an almost blinding headlight.