Down with Love Episode 16 Recap (Final)
One word: BITTERSWEET.
Just like any other romantic-comedies out there, DWL ends with a happy ever after. And for that, it deserves some applause. It ended quite well- unexpected but really really nice. But!
Don’t get me wrong mina-san. I’ve adored this drama from the start, and I find their son super cute, but dude! How come I felt that DWL ended in a sudden rush! And for my biggest disappointment: Why didn’t Yang Duo and Zhi Hao ended up together? Why? Why?
I’m so freakin’ tempted to make a recap in reverse or better yet, just start with the epilogue. I demand some justice!
A simple rewind: In episode 15, Yu Ping insists to give Yang Guo a job in the his firm. A more or less precautionary measure to keep her under his nose at all times if you’ll ask me.
He introduces her with much seriousness and excitement, and so, the rest of the staff presupposes that they are about to meet a rather famous lawyer from the overseas. Haha! Yu Ping laughs at the absurd remark as he knew that they are about to realize the folly of their missed anticipation.
Dun..dun..dun…And so, the staff meets Yang Guo. This, of course, earns an overly negative response from Yang Duo. As frugal as ever, she voices out that if Yang Guo’s going to answer calls, serve drinks and photocopy documents, then he’ll be just wasting money coz she’s doing those stuffs already. Yu Ping casually brushes off her concerns and assures her that Yang Guo is on for a more important task- cross out pages! Haha!
Yu Ping tries to be as serious as possible: “There are some very important confidential documents in the office. If we are not careful and it gets recycled the wrong way, we might be in trouble. The company will rely on you.”
Actually, Yu Ping finds this set-up rather funny but he is much determined to keep Yang Guo under his protective radar. Yang Guo, on the other hand, resents the job, and the idea that she’s being totally dependent on Yu Ping, but is forced to abide by his stanch resolves.
All the while, Yang Duo continues her rants and protests against the noticeable “injustice” seen in the huge wage difference. She grumbles on the fact that her salary is not even half of Yang Guo’s and yet her workload is ten times bigger.Yu Ping tries to calm her down, defending that Yang Guo is already receiving a higher salary before, when she was working as Yu Ting and Yu Fei’s nanny. Yang Duo still revolts, considering that it was a totally different work. And besides, being their nanny requires that she risk her life and she’s the only one who could do it. Haha!
Before they could continue, Yang Guo comes in and hands over the documents that she crossed. Yu Ping is quite surprised that she finished crossing out papers in no time. Lost for any workload ideas, Yu Ping suggests that she serve water.
And so Yang Guo’s first day proves to be as disappointing as it is dull. Well, for Yang Guo that is. Everybody seems to pay her extra attention- to the point that they called her lady boss. This is awkward because she’s just doing the most trivial thing. Yu Ping is very much pleased, and proud, with everything though.
The couple then goes for a date. And Yu Ping seems to be more hyped up, stuffing Yang Guo with 4 portions of each dish. Of course, Yang Guo is embarrassed and scolds him for being too much and for calling her his girlfriend in public. Yu Ping seems undisturbed and says that he already waited far too long to openly introduce his girlfriend. He is even delighted when his staff called her lady-boss.
Sensing that this is the right time to voice out her concerns, she hesitantly tells Yu Ping that she better find another job coz, obviously, she’s not suited to work in a law firm. Though unwilling, Yu Ping gives up the idea and suggests that she work in a friend’s place instead. But she declines coz she doesn’t want to rely on relationships either. Yu Ping grows a bit frustrated but Yang Guo assures him that even if she finds another job, she’ll send him messages every day or call each other often, even spend weekends together. Yu Ping is still apprehensive and uneasy, but then gives in.
Meanwhile, Yang Duo and Zhi Hao is on for their own movie date. Hmm, busy night, eh? Somehow, they can’t find something to talk about. And so, Zhi Hao ends up talking about laws and stuff. Yang Duo can’t share his enthusiasm though, and in voice over says: “What? Am I working over time in a cinema now?”. *Sigh
With the sisters out for their dates, Dad Yang eats dinner alone. Just then, Qi Ma Ma pays the Yang’s a personal visit, hoping that Yang Guo will forgive Ke Zhong and give him another chance. Though Ke Zhong told her everything already, as a mother she can’t seem to just give up.
Dad is a bit saddened but then must be honest, least he give her some false hopes. He explains that the issue is not about forgiveness but rather who Yang Guo really loves, thus, it’s rather impossible to hope for any reconciliation.
With a heavy heart, Qi Ma Ma bids her goodbyes and says sorry for disturbing his dinner. Dad Yang assures that she’s not interrupting anything coz he’s just eating ramen for dinner. Qi Ma Ma is quick to disagree: “Eating meals should never be taken lightly just because you’re alone. The worst thing of being alone is loneliness”. Sensing her sadness, Dad Yang invites her to dinner. Is this the beginning of a love affair?
Next, we see Yang Guo having another job interview. Since she’s applying for a sales assistant, the manager requires that she knows some basic conversational English. It’s funny that the only English words she knows are: Yes, Hello, I love You, Yes and I know. Haha!
And so, for the 10th time she flanks the interview. Embarrassed, she sees the foolishness of assuring Yu Ping that she’ll find a job on her own. In desperation, she cries and calls to the heavens: “When will the economic slump end? Oh God!”
Right then, Yan Ling calls and recommends a “fantastic” job opening at Duna Panzi Romantic Restaurant. The job only requires 4 Hours of work a day, 6 working days a week, day offs every 5th day of the week, three months off every year. And the most tempting part: salary is NT$35, 000 a month! Hmm, even for me this is kinda too good to be true!
Yang Guo seems to doubt if there’s really a job as amazing and trouble-free as that and skeptically asks Yan Ling why she didn’t just grab the opportunity herself. Yan Ling dubiously answers that it’s because she’s too attached with her current job.
Just as I thought, Yu Ping staged the whole set. He asks Yan Ling if Yang Guo buys the offer. Yan Ling confidently confirms that she did coz ya know it has been established that Yang Guo is easy to fool. :p
Yu Ping waits inside the restaurant way too long. Even the chef wonders if Yang Guo’s going to come. So, Yu Ping calls her and is enraged when he knew that she already found a job at a Maid Cafe. Haha! All those work for nothing!
Yang Guo explains that the job Yan Ling suggested is impossibly great and thinks that maybe it’s a group of swindlers on the works. Yu Ping is annoyed and blurts: “What would swindlers possibly want from you?” Haha! But Yang Guo is much happy in finding a job on her own, leaving Yu Ping with no choice.
Yu Ping still fumes for the outcome. He searches for the Cafe’s site in the net and is bothered seeing the provocative pictures. Yang Duo sees the screen and teases him for liking that kind of things. Yu Ping is obviously embarrassed and explains that it’s not like that. Yang Guo however, still hovers on the topic and voices out silly comments. Yu Ping reacts: “Miss Yang are you crazy?!” Haha!
After the funny talk with her boss, Yang Duo bumps into Zhi Hao. He invites her to dinner, of which she automatically refuse saying she has another appointments. He tries to reset the schedule, but every time he did, Yang Duo finds every excuse in the book just to avoid their dates. And so, Zhi Hao leaves with a gloomy expression. All the while, Yang Duo can only feel sorry for him. Poor, poor Zhi Hao. Huhu.
Zhi Hao is really desperate to make his relationship with Yang Duo work that he asked Yang Guo for some help. He asks her for some hints on what Yang Duo likes so that they’ll have something to talk about.Yang Guo however, proves to be of little help and only knows that her sister likes interior design. She gets hyped up and suggests that they ask Ke Zhong for help.
And so, to avoid having the same misunderstanding they had (refer to Ep. 15) Yang Guo asks permission from Yu Ping to meet with Ke Zhong. Yu Ping is still not over with his unusual jealousy streaks and repels the idea.
Yu Ping: So you’re saying that, in order to help Zhi Hao, you want to go see your ex-boyfriend?
Yang Guo: Why are you putting it like that? It’s just it’s Ke Zhong we’re talking about. You could refer him as your bestfriend Ke Zhong. Or you could refer to him as Mr. Qi, interior designer. So, why do you have to put it that…
Yu Ping: His identity is relative here. Because, although he might be Mr. Qi interior designer for the world and my bestfriend Ke Zhong, he’s still consider an ex-boyfriend to you. If I say anything out of place, you’re more than welcome to raise any counter arguments. I’ll give you three seconds to respond. 1, 2 ,3. I’ll take your silence as a tacit agreement.
Yang Guo: My sister was right. Dating a lawyer is like going to court all the time. Fine, I’ll admit it okay? So can I meet my ex-boyfiend for that?
Yu Ping: Although I don’t approve it since you said that you were dating a lawyer, I’ll let it go this once.
So, it’s settled. After thorough deliberation, Yu Ping agrees with the meeting. Yang Guo makes it sure that he won’t follow her like the last time. He’s quite defensive and mockingly replies that he doesn’t have the time to do such things and orders her for a cup of drink.
As soon as Yang Guo prepares the drink, Yu Ping is left to pray that she remain unyielding. Haha!
Yang’s residence: Yang Guo looks for her sister’s favorite design book but can’t seem to find it. She asks Dad about the book but he’s too busy talking on the phone with some girl (Qi Ma Ma) and is annoyed for the disturbance.
Right on time, Yang Duo comes home. Yang Guo excitedly greets her sister and tells her that she has something to say. Yang Duo, however, thinks ahead of herself and worriedly asks of Zhi Hao called. Yang Guo and Dad Yang are a tad confused on what is really going on between Yang Duo and Zhi Hao. Yang Duo complains then that she’s sick being stared at by Zhi Hao everyday. Basically, she’s grumbling for too much attention. Oh girl! How can you be like that?! Argg!
Dad Yang finds Yang Duo’s concerns and complains odd. Considering, he’s in love as he is. He advises Yang Duo to appreciate the love and be thankful of the feelings and affection. He continues to talk and talk and seems to be in a world of his own. Yang Guo stares at him disapprovingly, putting a stop to his own downpour of sentiments.
So, Yang Guo asks her sis for the book, giving an excuse that she’ll be using it for the cafe’s renovation. Yang Duo readily replies that she threw the book away. Yang Guo is shocked that her sis easily threw her most important possession. Yang Duo seems to reconsider and gets the book under her pillow. She gives the book to Yang Guo and says: “Interior design has been my dream since childhood. It’s difficult to throw it away”. She then acts nonchalance and tells Yang Guo that she may just keep it.
At the office, Yu Ping notices his staff having a serious chat. It seems that they are consoling the heartbroken Staff C (Kevin). To give a short background, Staff C’s girlfriend contacted her ex for something and when the two meet, they kinda rekindle the old flames. Staff C is just so trusting to notice the changes in her. And so, before he could grasp the real scenario, the girlfriend comes running back to her ex. This is somewhat a familiar set up, isn’t it?
Some random staff, now I can’t even tell who he is with so many of them just popping around, blames Staff C for being an idiot in believing that there can be a platonic relationship between the eves. Upon hearing the story, Yu Ping develops an excessive anxiety issue and calls Zhi Hao for some final instructions.
Ke Zhong, Yang Guo and Zhi Hao are already in the meeting place. Yang Guo starts the conversation, apologizing for taking up Ke Zhong’s time. Ke Zhong says it okay as long as there will be no misunderstandings with Yu Ping. Yang Guo assures that she already told Yu Ping about the meeting and he agrees with it. But then suddenly, Zhi Hao gets a phone call. He excuses himself and leaves the two exes alone.
Ke Zhong asks Yang Guo about her relationship with Yu Ping. She honestly answers that they always have fights coz of Yu Ping’s excessive interference and over protective attitude. Ke Zhong remarks that even if that’s the case , to argue with someone you like is also a type of happiness and thus, she must view those moments precious and worth the while.
When Zhi Hao comes back, he suggest that they exchange seats for better communication. Hmm? Yang Guo agrees and explains everything. Hearing her story, Ke Zhong warns that Yang Duo’s understanding of interior design is not that basic. And it would be difficult for Zhi Hao to reach her level for such a short period of time.
Yang Guo is still hopeful and shows her sister’s favorite book to Ke Zhong. He is then both amazed and confused as he recognized his book.
Right on cue, an office staff notices them and excitedly calls their attention. He’s quite wound up for the coincidence that her lady-boss is also there. Busted!
And so, Yang Guo discovers that she is again being followed. Yu Ping, however, continues to feign innocence and acts casually. Yang Guo is really really pissed the second time and stares at Yu Ping heatedly.
This expression is priceless. Haha!
Yu Ping glares at Zhi Hao. When Yang Guo demands some explanation, Zhi Hao sidesteps and guiltily confessed that it’s not his fault. Yu Ping can only glare at him some more. And so, Yu Ping talks with Ke Zhong, forcing some laughs, acting as if he’s not in the wrong. But, Yang Guo is far more annoyed to play along.
This time, Yang Guo is twice as mad. She can’t seem to comprehend why he spied on her again, even when she already told him about the meeting. Yu Ping admits that he’s wrong but reasons that it’s only because he’s worried that Yang Guo won’t be strong enough to resist Ke Zhong’s charms and takes his staff’s recent love life disaster as an example. Yang Guo is quite insulted that he didn’t trust her enough.
Yu Ping: Couldn’t we just agree that we won’t let this happen again from now on? Whenever you want to meet with that gentleman, let me at least arrange it so I can be on the side to… *Yang Guo cuts him off.
Yang Guo: Hey! What gentleman? That gentleman is your friend. Xiag Yu Ping, I’m also a person with personal needs. It’s not like I have put electric shackles on you, and even if I had, I still have the right and freedom to meet up with my friends.
Yu Ping: I know.
Yang Guo: No, you don’t! Because if you really knew you wouldn’t be making so many unreasonable demands. I’ve had enough already. You’ve been behaving nothing short of a disciplinary officer since we started dating, trying to control this and that. And now, you even want to control which friends I meet up with?! Fine. Let me ask you then. Are you planning to control every single breath I take from now on too?
Yu Ping: So, being with me is making you feel so uncomfortable?
Yang Guo: That’s right! And I’m quickly going out of my mind!
Yu Ping: Fine. I understand. I’ll be a more mature and sensible man from now on. I’m sorry. *walks away.
At last, a normal lover’s quarrel.
Yang Guo goes home, freshly pressed from the argument. She finds her sister and pours out her complaints. Along her rants, Yang Guo slips that she handed over Yang Duo’s favorite book to Ke Zhong. Of course, Yang Duo is outraged, panic-stricken even.
The next day, Yang Duo continues to be bothered about the book and reassures herself that she didn’t write anything embarrassing on it. By some random flips of nature, she sees Ke Zhong reading the book in the park. She is gathers up the nerves and joins him.
Yang Duo says sorry for not returning the books earlier. Ke Zhong seems not to mind the loss and marvels on how she patiently fix the ripped pages. She voices out that it’s because she somehow knew that she’ll be able to find the owner one day and asks Ke Zhong if he really can’t remember anything.
He tries to recall and remembers that he helped a little girl find her way out of the forest on a rainy day. He lends the book to the girl to shield from the rain. Ke Zhong then puts the puzzle together and realizes that the little girl is Yang Duo. She remarks that it’s quite funny how fate keeps on linking their lives. But he is totally apathetic about it and gives (return) the book to Yang Duo, saying that he never really treasured the book anyway. Ouch! Yang Duo is left, somewhat broken-hearted.
Yu Ping and Yang Guo continues to mull over the quarrel, both refuses to wave the white flag. I kinda like this scene- silly but genuine. Unlike the cutesy and lovey-dovey scenes they had, this brings about a more personal and familiar hints of what it’s like to be in a real bf-gf relationship. A battle of the sexes if you ask me. :p
Yu Ping’s right hand seems to have a mind of its own and stubbornly tries to pick up his phone. All the while, he desperately, and may I add ridiculously, tries not to give in. On the other hand, Yang Guo thinks things over and realizes that she did went overboard. She’s about to call, but then again, her fear for Yu Ping’s anger prevails, stopping her.
To avoid the temptation of calling her first, Yu Ping hids his cellphone inside a cabinet and vents his anger to a Yang Guo looking flower-pot. Haha!
Yu Ping: Don’t you know how to call and apologize to me, huh?! What’s the big deal of calling me first? Do I have to call first all the time? I’m a famous lawyer!
On the other end… Yang Guo argues.
Yang Guo: But whyshould I be the one apologizing? I didn’t do anything wrong! He was the one who broke his promise. What a weirdo! I don’t care! You are the one who should call first.
Back to Yu Ping.
Yu Ping: Why can’t you just let me win this time..”*then excitedly picks up the ringing phone. Haha!
Nope. It wasn’t Yang Guo but Hui Fan. Huh?! Hui Fan? THE Hui Fan?
Yes, the caller is indeed Hui Fan. She wishes Yu Ping and Yang Guo the best. Now, she’s more like a friend and not the annoyingly desperate ex-girlfriend. Yu Ping can’t help but sigh, which didn’t escape Hui Fan. She wonders why he seems unhappy when he already got what he wanted. Yu Ping reluctantly relays that they had a fight coz he followed Yang Guo when she met with Ke Zhong.
Yu Ping: You know very well that I’m not like this before. It’s just that I…
Hui Fan cuts him off, finishing his sentence: “Love her so much”.
Yu Ping: Perhaps, I didn’t understand before that liking someone could be so hard. But now, every time I want to be nice to her, or when I’m scared that she’ll be sad, even when I’m jealous, I find myself doing everything so sneakily. I’m becoming less and less myself.
Hui Fan invites Yang Guo for some girl bonding time. She thanks Yang Guo for forgiving her. It seems like she’s plotting something again. She’s turning a new leaf so I guess, she wants to help Yu Ping work things out.
Hui Fan offers Yang Guo a cup of coffee and casually lies that she talked with Yu Ping the whole night. She practically incites Yang Guo’s jealous tendencies, telling Yang Guo of the times she spent with Yu Ping. Yang Guo seems to be in daze. She got so worked up, that she didn’t bother to count how many sugar cubes she used on her coffee. Hui Fan, somehow notices and gets Yang Guo’s attention. Keeping her dignity intact, Yang Guo pretends that she likes sweets. Haha! But the coffee is too sweet and so she ends up looking like this:
Hui Fan can tell that Yang Guo is indeed a bit worried and uncomfortable. Actually, Hui Fan is quite happy that Yang Guo somehow knows how Yu Ping feels. And advises that though Yu Ping is at fault, he needs more patience and time to change.
Hui Fan: Someone like him, who never really sacrificed for love’s sake before, needs more time to learn how to love someone properly.
Yu Ping, however, is busy preparing his own plot- proposing to Yang Guo. Huh? This sudden?! Anyway. He asks the sales assistant to recommend a ring that a girl would really like. The assistant inquires what type of girl would he give the ring to. Daydreaming, Yu Ping fondly replies: “She’s a naive, outgoing and innocent girl. Who can be happy all day just be eatng some of her favorite sweets. So, those who meet her can’t help but wanna alleviate all the burdens for her shoulders”. The assistant comments that if her boyfriend use those words to describe her, she’ll be the luckiest girl in the world. Yu Ping, however, laughs it off: “The way I see it, the luckiest one is me”. Awwww.
It seems that Yu Ping didn’t know that Yang Guo is at Hui Fan’s suite. He practically panic. He composes himself and reasons that it was Hui Fan who invited him to come. Yang Guo isn’t a bit bothered coz Hui Fan already told her. Yu Ping is intrigued to know what they talked about.
Yang Guo: Of course we talked about how bad you are. How despotic, overbearing, unreasonable, ill-tempered, and hateful you are. And we both agreed that you are by far the worst boyfriend we’ve ever had.
Of course, Yu Ping is embarrassed and says that she shouldn’t believe Hui Fan.
Yang Guo: I shouldn’t believe her? But she also said that…*okay what could she possibly say more to hurt his ego. Haha!
Yu Ping: She even said more?
Yang Guo: She said that although you are despotic, overbearing, unreasonable, ill-tempered, and hateful that’s only because you love me so much. So, she hopes that I can give you some time so that you can slowly learn how to truly love someone. Are you sure I shouldn’t believe her?
Yu Ping: That’s quite accurate actually. Of course you should believe her. *Haha!
Yu Ping then confesses that though he is a lawyer, he is sometimes unreasonable-so unreasonable that he even gets mad at himself. Yang Guo assures that there’s no need to get mad. He just have to take it slow since they have all the time for him to change.
Yu Ping disagrees that it’s the best solution though. Yang Guo is irritated with his reply. Yay! The most awaited proposal! He drops the ring in the goblet and offers it to Yang Guo as a peace-offering. Seeing the ring, Yang Guo is surprised.
Yu Ping: Marry me. I know that I have many flaws and I’m far from being a perfect boyfriend. But I really love you very, very much. So much that if I could, I’d glue you to my side so that you wouldn’t look at anyone else but me everyday.
Yang Guo: But we’ve only been together for a month.
Yu Ping: The amount of time we’ve been together is not a problem. It’s enough.
Yang Guo: You want to hold on to me that much.
Yu Ping: Yes. I have no choice. I just want to hang on to you and never let go, baby. *Huh? Baby?
Yang Guo is amused hearing it and asks where he learned it from. Yu Ping answers Yan Ling taught him that girls like hearing that- Baby?! He then ask if she’ll marry him. And Yang Guo nods in approval.
Hui Fan congratulates to newly engaged couple and reminds them that they should inform her of the wedding date and she’ll surely come.
The couple then informs Dad Yang. Dad is much happy to hear the good news and inquires when will they plan to set the wedding. Yang Guo says not just yet. But Yu Ping contradicts that it’s a soon as possible.
Yang Guo timidly voices out that she’s not yet ready to get married, she’s young and has many things to do first. But Dad and his son-in-law seems not to hear her and sets the date on their own. Yang Guo tries to slow them down but they are way too energized. Haha!
Just then, Yang Duo and Zhi Hao comes in. Dad excitedly relays the good news that her sister is getting married next month. Yang Duo is surprised and remarks: “That fast?!”. Yang Guo replies that it’s true: “Indeed, that fast. And at the rate they’re going, it seems that I should be giving birth a month after that. And it’ll be a son, of course.” Haha!
It’s kinda cute that Yu Ping throws a pillow at Yang Guo when she acts as if in labor. Haha!
Dad Yang then asks Yang Duo if she’s also giving him some good news. Yang Duo goes gaga and Zhi Hao laughs knowingly. Dad retracts and says that he understands that they need more time but comments that it’s best that they all get married in a single day. Haha!
Zhi Hao takes the edge off Yang Duo and assures that she shouldn’t take Dad Yang’s comment to heart. He knows that they just barely begun dating and she haven’t started to like him yet. But, she need not worry coz he’ll definitely try hard to reinvent himself and be a man who could make her happy. He proudly shows her a design book, complete with notes and highlights. Awww. He’s been studying interior design for her. Arggg.
Yang Duo can only look at him with pity, rueful for forcing him to learn things that he’s not even interested on. She further adds that because of her family’s situation before, she was also forced to run nonstop and work hard all day. She didn’t even like figures and numbers but put up with it just the same. At the cinema, though she thought he was boring, she was moved by his passion for law. It made her realize that everybody have worked hard for their own dreams. But all she did is look from afar, not knowing how to take a single step toward her dreams.
Zhi Hao then asks what her dream is. Dreamy-eyed she tells him that she wanted to build a huge house for her family. Blissfully, she shares tahat she wants to design every little thing in that house. Zhi Hao excitedly suggests that they can fulfill her dreams together.
Yang Duo: I’m sorry but I don’t want to rely on someone for this. Zhi Hao, I think it’s better for us to remain as friends.
Zhi Hao: Just give me a little more time, okay? I will not disappoint you. *Argg. This is heartbreaking!
Yang Duo: Feelings can’t be forced. My sister and I have already proven in our lives the veracity of this fact, haven’t we? I’m sorry. You’re a great guy and I don’t want to hurt you.
Zhi Hao: Do you really like Ke Zhong that much?
Yang Duo: Hmm…I really like him. But I realize that he has never liked me. I feel that if I don’t give this a try, I’ll end up regretting it. Just like if I don’t ever go out to buy a brick, how will I ever start building my house? It’s just the same principle,.
Zhi Hao: So I don’t even stand a little chance? *then smiles. How can you still smile? Huhu. He extends his hand and wishes her the best. He walks off but stop midway: Miss Yang, please remember that, unless I find someone better than you, I’ll just keep waiting for you.
At the office: Ke Zhong wonders why he can’t make a milk latte that tastes the same with Yang Guo’s. Yang Duo then answers that it’s because of the water. He has to use lesser water so that it’ll be thicker and more fragrant.
She informs him that she already resigned and now wants pursue her dream of being a designer under his care. Ke Zhong is a bit reluctant, telling her that there are a far better designers out there.
Yang Guo, however, talks him over, saying that she has talent and motivation. Plus, she can do the most trivial things and can handle everything from accounting to tackling customers. She’s even willing to work without pay, if that’s the only way to fulfill her dreams. And so needless to say, Ke Zhong agrees.
6 Years Later…
Now, we see Yu Ping having a silly argument with some kid. It turns out that the kid is his son, who is celebrating his 5th birthday. This scene is über funny! The kid is so like Yu Ping! Haha! And notice the fly away. Like Yang Guo, right?
Yu Ping: Why did you do that?
Kid: *arrogantly looks the other way
Yu Ping: Do you think that remaining silent will help you? Well, let me tell you it’s useless. Where’s the cane?
Kid: My teacher said that you can’t hit little children with the cane because that’s considered domestic violence and I could dial 113 for the police. *then again looks the other way. Haha!
Yu Ping: 113? Not even dialing 119 for the fire department will help you now! Parents have the right to discipline their underage children and hitting you with my bare hands doesn’t constitute domestic violence, do you hear me? This method doesn’t work on me!
The little kid seems to be in a shaky edge so he seeks mom for some help. And the pregnant Yang Guo comes right on cue, a bit annoyed for their loud argument.
The kid throws the blame to dad. And dad childishly retorts that it’s because the kid was vandalizing the wall. The kid defends that dad has no evidence. And so, Dad warns the kid to stop talking nonsense or he’ll hand him over the police. Haha!
Mom seems to find this scene amusing and leaves the boys to handle their own mess. Dad and the kid then continues their silly banter.
Just then, Dad Yang joins the celebration. And Yang Guo grumbles that Dad Yang spoils the kid too much with his gifts and all. Dad Yang seems not to mind and looks for the kid. He is a bit appalled seeing that his grandson is receiving a harsh punishment-facing the wall. Haha!
The kid continues to fight for his rights against domestic violence. But Yu Ping is far more shrewd for his age. Tsk-tsk!
Dad Yang rescues the little child. And then, the rest of the crew joins one by one. First, Zhi Hao with his “matured” look. Then Yan Ling and Xiao Lei. And lastly, the long-haired Yang Duo and Ke Zhong.
Dad Yang, plays with the kid. And everybody seems to have their own conversation. Yang Guo urges her sister to take a step closer with her relationship with Ke Zhong and she’ll definitely gain her own happiness. It seems that after 6 years, they’re just contented to stare at each other.Their sisterly talk was put on hold when Yang Duo got a phone call.
Zhi Hao then finds an opportunity to talk with Yang Duo. He admires her for being “more” beautiful. Emphasizing that, though she surely looks good before, she seems to be prettier with her radiating confidence now.
Yu Ping notices how friendly Zhi Hao and Yang Duo are to each other. He provokes Ke Zhong and warns that if he won’t do something Zhi Hao and Yang Duo might develop a more intimate relationship. Ke Zhong feigns apathy. Yu Ping, however, insists that if he’s not at all concerned then why does he look uncomfortable and offers some help. Eager to change the topic, Ke Zhong reminds Yu Ping to start the party already. Argg! My heart is breaking! Is this suppose to mean that Yang Duo will end up with Ke Zhong?! Noooooo. Re-match! Re-Match!
Then Yu Ping delivers his speech. Thanking everybody for coming and admiring his wife for giving him a cute and intelligent son. He calls for Yang Guo to join them on “stage”. Everybody requests for a kiss. Yang Guo is overly ready to oblige but Yu Ping jokingly hits her forehead. She then complains that it hurts. Yu Ping tries to wipe her pain away. But no! Yang Guo is in a far more hurtful pain. She’s in labor!
Down with Love Episode 15 Recap
I’ve been reading my previous recaps and it’s quite embarrassing to know that there are a lot of grammatical and typo errors. Please just be kind and let it go.*puppy eyes*
I’m so loving this episode! Finally, I’ve seen how Yang Guo got very, very, very, very angry. Haha! There’s a lot of sweet and cute Yu Ping-Yang Guo scenes. A parade of kissing scenes as well. But the best kiss is between Yu Ping and Ke Zhong. Haha! And I’m so boost up watching Zhi Hao and Yang Duo’s heart-to-heart talk. Yay! And lastly, I can’t help but commend Ke Zhong for a gentlemanly performance. For me, he’s the best second male lead ever!
DWL Episode 15 starts-off with Yu Ping frustratingly thinking of the near-kiss experience. He continues to feel bad, considering it was that dratty close! But then again, the show must go on and he continues with the regular staff meeting.
Good news seems to rain like gum balls for Yu Ping since their new case proves to be a piece of cake. Yu Ping asks Yang Duo to photocopy some docs. And while she’s away, the other staff nosily asks Zhi Hao about the progress in his relationship with Yang Duo. Zhi Hao smiles timidly. To avoid any confusions, I’ll just call the staff A, B, C, so on and so forth.
Staff A complains he lost quite a bit of betting money just because Zhi Hao is not doing his best. Yu Ping lends Zhi Hao some hand and reprimands Staff A, he even suggests to stop betting and help Zhi Hao instead.
Staff B jokingly replies that pursuing Miss Yang is truly a Miss-Yang-Possible, a name-spoof of the movie Mission Impossible. Implying that wooing her is as impossible as fixing the hole in the ozone layer. Hahaha! Yu Ping and the staff laughs.
Staff C then shares a 100% infallible tactic- the Fake Illness Trick. Some of the staff aren’t convinced though. But Staff C reasons that women innately love to take care of things. Thus, if a man fakes vulnerability the woman’s maternal instincts will naturally turn into love and compassion. He even brags that he stole his wife’s first kiss because of that.
Staff B bets that Yang Duo will not fall for that trick coz she already sold her maternal instincts online. Hahaha! Zhi Hao and Yu Ping laughs along but deep inside they apparently consider the odd trick.
Zhi Hao tries to test the waters and casually asks Yang Duo on what she’ll do if ever he’s running a fever. Yang Duo frankly tells him that she’ll call the Minister of Health to place him in quarantine. Hahaha! Zhi Hao seems to expect her answer though. When he bids to continue working, Yang Duo receives a disturbing fax message.
It seems like Yu Ping is not the only one thinking too much about the near-kiss. Yang Guo is a bit bothered about it too. She even ridiculously imagines the kiss with a meat bun. Daddy Yang sees her bizarre behaviour and worriedly asks what happened. Yang Duo defensively retorts that nothing happened between her and Yu Ping. Her rather self-conscious answer gets Dad Yang’s complete attention and teasingly pry. Before he grills her with his persistent questions, Yang Guo gets a phone call from Yu Ping.
Yu Ping mulls over the Fake Illness trick and put it into action. He calls Yang Guo and pretends to be sick. He feigns hyperventilation and further exaggerates that his pupils are dilated. Hahaha! Boys! They’re just too cute when in love, aren’t they! Of course, Yang Duo is panic-stricken and decides to come by and take him to the hospital.
Yang Duo anxiously tells Dad Yang about Yu Ping’s sickness and hurriedly prepares to take off. Dad Yang mumbles that though Yu Ping is a good lawyer, he’s still a greenhorn when it comes to swindling. Hahaha! Seriously, when a person is hyperventilating and his pupils are dilated that means he’s about to die, right?!
Yang Duo seems to forget something and went back inside. What else would she forget? Of course her hair clip! Duh?! Dad Yang yells: “And if he really can’t make it, just use your clip to pinch him a little and he’ll feel much better then”. Haha!
On the way, Yang Guo remembers the time when Yu Ping says she’s cute wearing a hair clip. She smiles. Ahh! So that’s what the clip is all about.
Outside Yu Ping’s house, Yang Guo bumps into Yang Guo and Zhi Hao. The two sisters were kinda puzzled seeing each other there. Yang Guo explains that she received a call from Yu Ping saying he’s sick and all. Yang Duo wonders why two people seem to take ill after the meeting and looks at Zhi Hao suspiciously. Zhi Hao reasons that it’s because of the polluted air.
Though a tad reluctant, Yang Duo tells Yang Guo about Ke Zhong’s financial problems. She shows Yang Guo the fax message stating that the creditors want to seize the Qi family’s properties in Taiwan. Yang Guo worries about Ke Zhong and goes off hurriedly.
Before Yu Ping gets busted by looking too normal, he puts on his disguise- a mask and a sunglass! Haha. I understand the mask, but the sunglass?
He excitedly opens the gate, just to be greeted by Miss Yang and Zhi Hao. He immediately takes off his mask when Yang Duo asks about his guise. He automatically reasons that it’s because the sun is too strong. Zhi Hao laughs silently in the corner. Haha! Somebody knows that somebody is faking it. Yang Duo explains that her sister went off for an urgent matter and tries to touch Yu Ping’s forehead to test his temp. Before she could do so, Zhi Hao butts in and reminds her of the documents. Yu Ping seems to be troubled after reading the papers.
Yang Guo rushes to Ke Zhong’s office. He greeted her with a ready but a rather fake smile. She honestly tells him that she already knows about his family’s situation and offers some help, more like some comfort. Ke Zhong assures her that it’s not that serious.
Just in cue, Ke Zhong’s mom comes for a visit. She happily greets Yang Guo and excitedly tells her that the reason she’s in Taiwan is to settle Yang Guo and Ke Zhong’s wedding and to meet with Yang Guo’s father. Yang Guo is rather stunned. Ke Zhong wants to tell his mom the real deal, but Yang Guo cuts him off saying that they already talked about it and decided that it’s too early for a wedding.
Qi Ma Ma is a bit disappointed and demands to know why. Yang Guo replies that it’s because her father is traditional and doesn’t want that she marry before her elder sister. Still, Qi Ma Ma insists on having a meal with her son’s “future father-in-law”. Thinking of Qi Ma Ma’s wellfare, Yang Guo agrees.
Yang Guo’s gas tank is running low, and so, Ke Zhong ends up dragging her motorcycle in the nearby gas station. On the way, Ke Zhong expresses his gratitude for Yang Guo’s concern and for keeping Qi Ma Ma’s pride intact. Yang Guo worriedly asks if they still have enough money to cover for their expenses. Ke Zhong confidently says the he didn’t really rely on his family for money in the first place. Moreover, his father offers divorce beforehand, making sure that he and Qi Ma Ma won’t be dragged paying the debts.
As for their relationship, Ke Zhong promises that he’ll find an opportunity to properly explain it to his mom. Yang Guo kindly replies that it’s not an urgent matter to discuss and they shouldn’t do something that might upset Qi Ma Ma even further. Ke Zhong adds that though he doesn’t want Yang Guo’s pity, he still appreciates her care . Yang Guo nicely answers that she’s just returning his goodness and he should stop blaming himself.
Their conversation is then interrupted by a phone call from Yu Ping.
At the Yang’s, Yang Duo struggles to convince Dad Yang in having a meal with Qi Ma Ma and Ke Zhong. She tries various reasons but Dad Yang remains unmoved. Yang Duo comes to the rescue and out talks Dad , threatening him that if he wouldn’t agree he’ll have to pay the NT$1 Million debt from Ke Zhong. Dad is left with no choice but concede.
Okay, so I was wrong. In Episode 13, I mistakenly thought that Ke Zhong and Yu Ping’s friendship will go down the drain because they became love rivals. But Episode 14 proves to be otherwise. With Ke Zhong facing a financial setback, Yu Ping is ever ready to extend a helping hand.
Yu Ping explains that he only needs to buy some time while he thinks of something to help Ke Zhong getaway from the creditors. Ke Zhong politely declines, saying that he should bear his responsibilities. Yu Ping is aghast and convinces him that he doesn’t have to pay his dad’s debt coz all he has is the fruit of his own hardwork. Ke Zhong insists that he should try hard to clear his dad’s debt on his own, and he feels accountable for those creditors. Exasperated, Yu Ping grumbles that Ke Zhong and Yang Guo are so alike- both puts theirselves in pain than watch others suffer.
Ke Zhong: But I still hurt her.
Yu Ping: Because of Hui Fan. But you were the one suffering the most, weren’t you?
Guilty and moved, Ke Zhong thanks Yu Ping and humbly admits that he shouldn’t be forgiven. Before he could explain further, Yu Ping gets a phone call.
Yang Guo calls to ensure that Yu Ping is okay. She apologizes for not visiting and reasons that she has an important matter to attend to concerning the Qi family. Yu Ping answers that he’s feeling better- fakes a cough- and he understands. Yang Guo wants to say something but seems to be extra restless. She beats around the bush and Yu Ping kinda snap. She nervously and speedily tells him that they shouldn’t tell Qi Ma Ma what happened and then hangs up. It happened so fast that Yu Ping is still stunned to comprehend what she said.
Ke Zhong readily explains that Qi Ma Ma doesn’t know that he and Yang Duo broke up and modestly asks that Yu Ping understand that he’s not using Yang Guo’s kindness. Yu Ping swears that he doesn’t and changes the topic.
First thing in the morning, Yu Ping gives Yang Guo a visit. Yang Guo is a bit petrified seeing him, she keeps her distance and tries to have a rather calm conversation. Somebody’s up for some scolding!
But Yu Ping seems to be far from being calm and drags Yang Guo. Yang Guo attempts to avoid the dialogue but Yu Ping won’t be outsmarted. He clarifies if the phone call means that she and Ke Zhong will have to pretend being a couple. Yang Guo timidly confirms and deliberately assures that it’ll just be an act for Qi Ma Ma. She pricks his conscience and asks how can he hurt Qi Ma Ma during these depressing times. With a fierce glare, Yu Ping forces a casual reply: “Do I look like a petty person to you?” Hahaha.
Unwillingly, Yu Ping consents but warns Yang Guo to keep the act on an acceptable level. Yang Guo seems not to understand. Yu Ping then gives an example using movie ratings: PG, PG 13 and Restricted. Yang Guo is rather dense and can’t seem to relate movies with dating. Yu Ping is forced to give her a lesson on the real-fake boyfriend do’s and dont’s.
He asks for Yang Guo’s hand and holds it, saying that holding hands is a definite no-no. He hugs Yang Guo, implying that hugs are a no-no too. And not only that! He swiftly gives her a smack on the cheeks. Clearly, kisses are forbidden. Haha! Clever! He’s totally taking advantage of her!
Yang Guo gives him a reply smack and asks if that is something she must only do with a real boyfriend. Yu Ping fancies for another kiss and says that it just happened so fast that he can’t decide. Haha! But Yang Guo is tad embarrassed and runs away. Yu Ping yells that he is still upset but laughs right after.
Sister Act! Yang Guo gripes while Yang Duo puts mud on her face. Yang Duo defends that it’s not mud but yellow dirt- the most natural skin moisturizer. Yang Duo reads the expiry date and is alarmed knowing that it’s one year expired. Yang Guo dismisses her worries, saying that muds don’t expire! Haha!
Yang Duo reasons that if Yang Guo already agrees putting on a show, she must try doing a good show and advises that Yang Guo forgive Ke Zhong. Yang Guo is quick to retort that she never blamed him, only Yang Duo and Dad Yang were the one’s overreacting. Yang Duo replies that they’re just worried for her.
She then asks if Yang Guo really liked her boss. Yang Duo holds her silence. And silence means yes right?! Yang Duo grows fretful and utters that her boss is hard to please and demands perfection in everything. She adds that Yang Guo can never win any argument coz he’ll put on the law, evidences and stuffs. Being with him, Yang Guo will either die in anger or exhaustion. Haha!
Yang Guo honestly counters that it’s just how Yu Ping is at work. When not working, he is nice, warm, kind and caring. Everything’s clear and simple with him. She doesn’t need to know what he’s thinking because he openly says what he wants, not like Ke Zhong.
Dreamy-eyed, Yang Duo voices out that Ke Zhong like that because he’s understanding and always puts other’s feeling in front of his.
Yang Duo: When you’re with someone like him, you’d never have to worry about anything, because even if the sky were to fall, he’ll be there to hold it for you.
Yang Guo notices the sudden change of breeze and asks why she seems to side Ke Zhong. Yang Duo is swift to deny and changes the topic, commenting that the mud has indeed expired for a long time.Yang Guo is frenzied washes off the mud.
The next day: Yang Guo nags Dad Yang to hurry! And he appears looking like this. Haha!
Of course, Yang Guo is outraged seeing his over-the-top costume. But he won’t be swayed and boasts that he was able to swindle a lot of people with the disguise. Yang Duo doesn’t seem to play along and demands that he change to a more normal outfit. Dad Yang seriously explains that he’s just dressing up to avoid being looked down by Qi Ma Ma. Yang Duo objects saying that Qi Ma Ma isn’t a person like that and if ever he’ll try weird things in front of her, she’ll tear his eyes out. Haha! Dad then text somebody. I guess that somebody is Yu Ping!
And so Qi Ma Ma meets the Yang family…
Realizing that Qi Ma Ma looks like his late wife, Dad Yang is dumbstruck. He thanks her for the invitation, of which, Qi Ma Ma modestly replies that she should be the one thanking them for letting her son date Yang Guo. Dad Yang responds that his daughter is born with a naive and foolish personality. He mockingly adds that Prince Charming Ke Zhong on the other hand may have developed his unique personality from his mom or while he was growing up.
It’s meant to be an insult but Qi Ma Ma thinks otherwise. She comments that people always treat each other with mutual understanding. And since Dad Yang admires Ke Zhong so much, Ke Zhong may respect him as much. Dad Yang is appalled but concedes.
The future-in-laws take their seats. Qi Ma Ma openly admires Yang Duo’s beauty and even offers to help her find a boyfriend. Yang Duo kindly declines, saying that her career is more important to her. Qi Ma Ma insists that a girl should find happiness in marriage and family. And besides, Yang Guo doesn’t want to marry before she does.
Just then, Yu Ping shows up hesitant and obviously, not in the mood to see the what he is about to see. Dad Yang, however, excitedly calls him out and happily introduces him as his godson! Haha!
Dad Yang showers Yu Ping with admiring remarks, saying that Yu Ping has a kind heart and though he’s a lawyer, he would never think of weird ideas to hurt other people unlike others (a cruel innuendo to Ke Zhong). Dad’s overtones earned him a stomp on the foot. Yang Guo provides some backing and says that Dad means is though Yu Ping knows the law, he never lies or cheats others.
Qi Ma Ma just then, has a rather odd idea to “tighten the bonds” between Yang Duo and Yu Ping. Huh! And so everybody feels quite uneasy, except for Qi Ma Ma of course. Haha! And what follows is rather awkward and quite distressing meal for the rest of the crew.
Yu Ping casually remarks that Yang Duo is already his assistant. Yang Duo afffirms that Yu Ping doesn’t encourage personal relationships at work. Qi Ma Ma, however, is ready to defend and takes Ke Zhong and Yang Duo as a good example. She adds that Yu Ping and Yang Duo looks compatible together. The ever cool Yu Ping brushes the topic off and suggests a toast. Qi Ma Ma isn’t about to give up just yet and comments that the more she looks at Yu Ping and Yang Duo, the more they look like a couple. She jokes that she and Dad Yang may expect having grandchildren next year. Feeling embarrassed, Ke Zhong butts in and warns Qi Ma Ma to stop.
After the meal, Yang Duo and Dad Yang are amused on how similar Qi Ma Ma is to Yang Ma. Dad Yang remarks that Qi Ma Ma reminds him of his wife’s elegance. Yang Duo worriedly asks if he has plans on pursuing Qi Ma Ma. But Dad is swift to deny and assures that his love for Yang Ma is beyond words and is irreplaceable.
Qi Ma Ma then invites Dad Yang for a walk with the “couple”. All the while, Yu Ping remains to be in a foul mood. Dad Yang then guarantees that he’ll keep an eye on them.
At the office, Yu Ping is unusually in a daze worrying and ends up slightly burning himself. Yang Duo reasonably advises that if he’s too worried, then he should just follow them. Yu Ping feebly denies his obvious anxiety, saying that Dad Yang is there to be on guard. But Yang Duo is rather unsure of her Dad’s loyalty and informs him that Qi Ma Ma looks like their mom and there is a danger that Yu Ping’s best ally may change sides.
Meanwhile, the future-in-laws and future-married-couple walks along the sea sides of Dan Shui, enjoying the scene and the comfortable weather. Ke Zhong breaks the silence and apologizes for using much of Yang Guo’s time. Yang Guo kindly guarantees that she’s also enjoying the walk. Ke Zhong promises that he’ll tell Qi Ma Ma everything after her trip from Canada. The friendly conversation comes to a halt when Yu Ping calls.
Yu Ping casually asks where they are. OH! Somebody’s going to be a stalker today! If it’s gonna be Jerry, then I don’t mind. 🙂 Yang Guo tells him their location but immediately hangs up when Qi Ma Ma called for her.
And so Yu Ping starts his quest to find and “stalk” the ” fake couple”.
The future-in-laws and the fake couple settles in a restaurant. Dad Yang brags about being the famed “sharpshooter Yang of Dan Shui”. Haha! As he brags, the fake couple looks like this.
He demonstrates his skill and aims the cane at Ke Zhong’s left eye, saying that he can easily hit the left eye without damaging the other even if he’s 1 km away. Another innuendo for Ke Zhong! Haha! Yang Guo warns him though and shoves he’s cane.
Qi Ma Ma, however, is amazed of Dad Yang’s impossible stories and asks that Dad Yang play a shooting game at the nearby arcade. The fake couple readies to join but Qi Ma Ma suggest thats they just stay and have a time alone. Dad Yang concedes but threatens Ke Zhong that he’s a sharpshooter.
Somehow, Yang Guo already rises above her edgy feel and suggests that she order him his favorite drink, fresh milk latte without sugar. This strikes a chord and Ke Zhong muses that he didn’t expect that she’ll remember that. Yang Guo spells out that there’s no way she’ll ever forget coz it took her a long time to figure out how he likes his coffee and every time she asks him, he always reply “anything”.
Ke Zhong: Perhaps I was just waiting for someone who could tell what I was thinking, without me having to say anything. That’s why even though it was just a coffee, I was really touched…perhaps…the person I was waiting for was you.
Yang Guo: Qi Da Ge…the person I was waiting for already appeared. The person, who without caring whether I’m rich or pretty is gonna love me forever and really knows how to treasure me. So, I can’t let him pass me by.
Ke Zhong: Don’t end up like me…feeling nothing but regret now that I let you pass me by. I don’t mind loosing against Yu Ping. Because I believe that he’ ll definitely knows how to treasure you more than I do. Yang Guo, I wish you much happiness.
Aww, 😦 !
Right on cue, Dad Yang and Qi Ma Ma returns with the prize. It seems that Dad Yang is really a sharpshooter? Huh? Is this a joke?! Haha!
Qi Ma Ma is a bit disgruntled on how the “fake” couple looks so “uncouple-like”. She takes action and forces them to hold hands.
And so Ke Zhong and Yang Guo walks while holding hands. Just then, Yang Guo receives a text message from Yu Ping: “Hey! Didn’t I say that holding hands is a no-no!” Haha! Yang Guo nervously looks around. When Ke Zhong asks what she was looking for, she acts as if in a burning itch. Ke Zhong, somehow grasps that Yu Ping is just around and goads him further.
He invites Yang Guo to have some fried ice cream. He mischievously wipes Yang Guo’s lips. And so, Yang Guo receives another jealous-coated text: “If you can hide in there to eat, at least wipe your own mouth”. Haha!
Ke Zhong fuels Yu Ping’s jealous streak and puts his arm across Yang Guo’s shoulder. Haha! Yu Ping, hiding behind the tree, mumbles that Ke Zhong is a human in a beast disguise and gives him a phone call just to take his hands off Yang Guo. Ke Zhong , however, doesn’t seem to buy his lame excuses and loudly reminds Yu Ping that they already agreed on having a fair competition and hangs up. Yu Ping grumbles that Ke Zhong is the one who is not being fair for bringing the mom card.
Yang Duo is overly jumpy and asks if Yu Ping mentioned that he’s nearby. Out of the blue, Ke Zhong asks if she wants to know how much Yu Ping loves her. Yang Guo is taken aback and doesn’t know how to react. Ke Zhong suddenly gives her a kiss on the cheeks. Before Ke Zhong could have a repeat performance, Yu Ping drags Yang Guo to his side and gets the kiss instead.The two guys were hilariously sickened and disgusted. Haha! Eeeewww!
And just then Qi Ma Ma and Dad Yang sees the fuss. The trio is caught in action, and Ke Zhong bears the responsibility to explain everything to Qi Ma Ma later. Ke Zhong: “Seeing you guys happy, I’m as happy as the other guy”.
Zhi Hao and Yang Duo time!
While back riding, Yang Duo recalls her friendly advice to Ke Zhong to just give up the impossible pursuit. In voice over she says: “I’m really a coward.I can certainly tell other people to give up, but I can’t bring myself to get my head out of the clouds and take my own advice”.
And a miracle happened. Yang Duo invites Zhi Hao to dinner! Zhi Hao is stunned, shocked, astounded, surprised. Haha! Should I use more words?! He suddenly stops driving and faces Yang Duo.
Yang Duo: You don’t want to eat left-overs?
Zhi Hao: I’ll eat…I’ll eat anything.
Back to Yu Ping and Yang Guo.
Yang Guo is fuming mad. Dad Yang sidesteps and leaves Yu Ping to deal with her obvious anger. I so like this cute banters. 🙂
Yu Ping: Hey!
Yang Guo: What?!
Yu Ping: Why aren’t you talking?
Yang Guo: Didn’t I say “what” just now?
Yu Ping takes a deep breath and teasingly bumps Yang Guo.
Yang Guo: Hey! What do you want?
Yu Ping: Give me your hand.
Yang Guo:Why would I do that?
Yu Ping: Hey! That’s just weird! You’re fake boyfriend can hold your hand but your real boyfriend can’t?
Yang Guo: I was planning to go home today and let my anger cool off over night, but since you want to talk things out …Fine, let’s talk! You were following me today, why did you do that for? Are you out of your mind? Huh! *strikes. Do you have any idea of how very, very, very, very, very, very mad I am?
Yu Ping: Were all those “verys” really necessary? I followed you because I want to protect you.
Yang Guo: And why would I need to be protected? Let me ask you something, did Qi Da Ge hit me? Would he have been capable of hitting me? Would Qi Ma Ma bite me? Would she? *then bites him. Haha! Protecting me you said. I think it’s more like you don’t trust me.
Yu Ping: The reason I can’t trust you is because you didn’t tell me the truth. Why didn’t you tell me that you were all meeting today for a lunch. Do you know what it means when two families meet together?
Yang Guo: We were just putting on an act, okay?
Yu Ping: What do you mean putting on an act?
Yang Guo: Had I known that you’re going to react like this, I wouldn’t have told you anything!I’m so mad at you. Why don’t you stop and think about what you just did? Thanks to you, Qi Ma Ma found out the truth under horrible circumstances! Don’t you see how embarassing it was? Don’t you see how shameful it was? Why are you so bad!
Yu Ping: I didn’t do it on purpose.
Yang Guo: I’m really going to die of an anger attack…You bring the meaning of “being deliberately troublesome”on a whole new level.
Yu Ping: Fine.Fine. Okay, I made a mistake, I’m sorry. But I only did it because I care about you.
Yang Guo: If this type of excuse could really be used, what if I were to say that I wanted you to be on my back and call from now on cause I care about you? Would that be okay?
Yu Ping: Sure.
Yang Guo: Then..then. what if I want to check your cell phone because I want to find out who has sent you a text message because I care about you? Would that be okay?
Yu Ping: That’s not a problem.
Yang Guo: Then..what if *And then Yu Ping cuts her rants with a kiss.
Yu Ping: You know? When I saw Ke Zhong almost kissed you, my heart beats so fast that I thought I might die. *then kiss again. That day when you came to me to help you learn those magic tricks for Ke Zhong and you told me that you only held hands with him, I could have died from happiness. *then kiss again. I just care about you this much. If you feel like I do and cares for me this much too, I’ll gladly meet your demands whatever that might be.*then kiss again. So many kisses! *faints.
At the Yang’s. Zhi Hao and Yang Duo are already done with the dinner. Zhi Hao volunteers to wash the dishes, but Yang Duo declines coz of some frugal issues. Zhi Hao is about to turn-on the TV but remembers that it’s a waste of electricity. Haha!
He then looks around and sees the design book- the one that belongs to Lawrence aka Ke Zhong. Yang Duo somehow learns that he’s touching her “favorite” book and possessively grabs it, scolding him for getting it wet. Zhi Hao apologizes for not knowing the book is important to Yang Duo. Yang Duo denies and as proof , she snappily gives the book to Zhi Hao. But then again, she changes her mind and hesitantly ditches the book in the trash instead. Zhi Hao won’t be fooled and in no doubt declares that the book belongs to “that” person.
Yay! And the moment I’ve been waiting for!
Zhi Hao: I know what it feels like. I also had someone I liked so much, to the point that I treasure and kept every little thing that she left behind.
Yang Duo: And why did you stop liking her?
Zhi Hao: Because she had someone else by her side. Back then I truly believed that I’d never want to experience love for the rest of my life.I never imagine that six months later..*smiles…I would meet you. *Weeeeee….. That’s why…I believe that time will let you forget this pain too.
Yang Duo: And how long will that take?
Zhi Hao: *speechless
Yang Duo: Sorry…Why am I being so silly? There’s absolutely no meaning in asking you this question.
Zhi Hao: There is! Why wouldn’t it be? We could both work in finding the asnwer. For instance, I could do something fun with you whenever you’re sad. Whether it’s acting silly or even getting scolded by you…Because I’m sure like that you’ll be able t forget the whole thing much faster.
Yang Duo: What if I were to be honest with you…and told you that I don’t like you would you still do that? *Noooooo
Zhi Hao: Yes. Because I like you and that’s enough for me. Miss Yang please give me an opportunity. I’ll use all my strength to help you forget that person. *Yeeeeeeessss.. *then hugs.
Qi Ma Ma is still depressed knowing that Yang Guo is already with Yu Ping. She finds it hard to accept though and blames Yu Ping for everything. Ke Zhong insists that he is at fault. Qi Ma Ma is rather adamant and reasons that it’s obvious the he likes Yang Guo, so he mustn’t let her go. Ke Zhong affirms the he does love her but concedes defeat: “Mom,I lost my chance with her and it’s time for me to congratulate them”.
And so the next morning, Yang Guo is in super good mood. She wakes Dad and Yang Duo with a super loud alarm clock with a rather “blissfull ringing”. Haha! Everything’s upside down when in love. Yang Duo is super enraged when she recognize the clock. It so happens that she planned to it sell online.
Just then, Yu Ping calls Yang Guo and Zhi Hao calls Yang Duo. Everybody is quite busy early in the morning! The two guys seems to be in one mind and brings breakfast for the family. Dad Yang is proud for the two guys.
Dad Yang: My two sons-in-law certainly know how to respect their elders. We won’t have to worry for our meals anymore. *Haha!
Yang Guo is super happy when Yang Duo confirms her relationship with Zhi Hao and becomes a bit melodramatic, sensing that Yang Duo is going to be married off. Actually she’s excited knowing her sister is about to take off with her future husband. Haha!
The killjoy Yang Duo then demands Yang Guo find a decent job, and stop lazing around since she’s already happy with her love life! Haha!
And so the future sons-in-law and the Yang family happily digs their breakfast. It’s a super nice scene actually! Is it me, or am I using the word “super” so many times already?
Yang Duo reminds Yang Guo to find a job and went off to work with Zhi Hao. Yu Ping, somehow goes against the idea and offers to pay Yang Guo twice as much if only she’ll unemployed. Lucky! He worries that they’ll end up having no time for each other, just like what happened between him and Hui Fan.Yang Guo refuses to be a “parasite” and jokes at the thought of Yu Ping being a sugar daddy.
Zhi Hao and Yang Duo arrive at the office. Just then, Staff C asks for the draft he made Zhi Hao write yesterday. Yang Duo seems to loath seeing the other staff makes a servant out of Zhi Hao and declares that they should not pass their work to Zhi hao anymore or else they’ll end up like papers cut into pieces. *for emphasis she tears the contract in two.
Yang Duo: And if you are indeed unable to draft it yourself, it’ll be NT$ 5, 000 a piece! Haha!
The rest of the staff is confused with her odd behavior and unbelievingly asks Zhi Hao if they are already together. The staff rejects the thought though and Staff C continues to demand that Zhi Hao send him the soft copy ASAP! Zhi Hao is not a bit startled and confirms that he and Yang Duo are indeed dating. However, NT$ 5, 000 is too much so he’ll just give them a friend discount and charge them NT$ 3, 000 only. Haha!
I’m a tad sad knowing that this is the second to the last episode. 😦 I guess everything must come to an end someday. Hope to see a fairly good drama next time. 🙂
Down with Love Episode 14 Recap
Okay guys! Here’s the recap for DWL episode 14. Sorry for the long delay. I’ve been caught up with work lately. Lots of electoral obligations to fulfill plus my PC’s giving me a terrible headache. Arggg! Just my luck!
Just as I thought, this episode marks the beginning of the “love competition” between the ex-bestfriends, now love rivals, Ke Zhong and Yu Ping. I’m pretty thankful for the noticeable speedy development in Yu Ping-Yang Guo romance. I’m a bit sad seeing the kids go. Though I feel sympathetic for Ke Zhong, I’m crossing my fingers that he won’t turn to Yang Duo after being dumped. I’ll never forgive him if he’ll come between Yang Duo and Zhi Hao! Neveeer! And while I may not happily and proudly admit, but I’m so missing the bratty Hui Fan right now. Hahaha.
Episode 13 ends with Ke Zhong begging for a private conversation with Yang Guo, of which the latter agrees. And then the moment of truth continues…
Ke Zhong begs for Yang Guo to accept his apology. The ever good-natured Yang Guo tells him she’s not a bit angry of what he’s done. At first she’s hurt, but thinking it through, she realizes that they are two odd balls that never could be and never would be. She owns up having fault in hastily accepting what he offered and not thinking beforehand that she’s not a good match for him,thus, it’s not entirely his mistake coz they are both in the wrong side. Ke Zhong reasons it’s not like that. But Yang Guo interrupts that she understands that he’s not the kind of person who uses other’s weaknesses.
Yang Guo: Up until now, I’ve always worked hard trying to match up to other people and along the way, I forget what I want and even lose perspective of who I really am.Like when you asked to date me, I was just so touched by the things you said and did for me that I impulsively decided to go for it. And I wholeheartedly decided to make this relationship work, without really considering whether you truly like me or not.
Ke Zhong: It’s precisely you are like that…cute and kind that I ended up falling in love with you. Please believe me.
Yang Guo: Then, why did you ask Hui Fan to be with you after you supposedly fell in love with me?
Tssk. Smart girl! Ke Zhong is caught off-guard and is rendered speechless. Yang Guo smiles and assures him that it doesn’t matter. Though it was all just an act, she still felt his goodness and care. At least, the happiness was real. She thanks him for the good memories, extends a friendly handshake- her way of saying the last farewell to their “staged relationship” and wishes that he finds someone who he’ll truly love. Ke Zhong reluctantly takes her hand, of course, taking the handshake means he’ll never be allowed in her life or at least he’ll only be just a friend. Yang Guo smiles and happily hopes that they both do their best in the future. As Yang Guo left, Ke Zhong feels down and miserable, regretful for the outcome of things. I guess, what they say is true: you’ll never appreciate what you have until it’s gone.
At the office, Ke Zhong continues to feel gloomy and torn. Seriously, if he goes on like this, I think he’ll end up in a mental ward. He walks down the memory lane and remembers the time when Yang Guo puts up a Magic Show for him. He sighs at the thought. He sees the hand-knitted gloves and this time remembers the time when Yang Guo gave it and says she’s too stupid to realize that the gloves were not in proportion. Ke Zhong sighs again and mutters: “I’m the stupid one”.
Just then Yang Guo comes by the office. The unexpected re-appearance lifts Ke Zhong’s murky mood and beams with delight. But before Yang Guo can explain, Yan Ling appears, pops his balloon of happiness and says Yang Guo’s there just to collect her things and then she’ll never come back ever again. Ke Zhong is dumbfounded. So much for expectations!
Watching the two friends pack, Ke Zhong can’t resist but sadly ask Yang Guo if they’ll remain as friends. Yan Ling butts in and insultingly scoffs, if that’s how he treats his friends then how much more does he treat his enemies. Yang Guo warns Yan Ling not to say offensive words but Yan Ling won’t hold back saying Ke Zhong is just like Ah De, they call it love when it’s useful but when it’s not they just want to be friends. Hahaha! Is it cruel or what?!
Yang Guo warns again, this time she threats that if Yan Ling won’t stop she’ll be upset. She turns toward Ke Zhong, thank him for the work he offered and returns the blue apple, the one he made out of Yang Guo’s hand-made sweater for Ah De. Again, Ke Zhong is left bowled over. Realizing that he’s totally pushed back, Ke Zhong runs after Yang Guo and tries to talk things over with her. Just as he goes out of the building, a motorcycle accidentally hits him and knocks him off.
Yang Guo sees the accident and instinctively rushes towards Ke Zhong. She asks if he’s okay but he seems not to mind the injury saying he has truly fallen for her and begs for another chance. Now, it’s Yang Guo’s turn to be stunned. The realistic, almost bitter, Yan Ling overhears the conversation and drags Yang Guo away. Ke Zhong shouts Yang Guo’s name, but all he gets is a reluctant and pitiful look from her. In the end, Yang Guo leaves and Ke Zhong sits on the ground looking regretful at the blue apple.
As usual, Zhi Hao drives Yang Duo home. Yang Duo pays him the fare but Zhi Hao won’t accept. Of course, Yang Duo insists just to avoid any romantic misconceptions. Huh? Why are there so little Zhi Hao-Yang Duo moments in this episode? Why? Why?
Inside, Daddy Yang is so furious about Ke Zhong’s rather desperate appeal for a second chance. Clearly, Dad Yang strongly rejects any chance for reconciliation and even swears he’ll never permit Yang Guo to make up with Ke Zhong as long as he’s alive. Yang Duo hears the irrational declaration and asks what’s Dad so angry about. Yan Ling keenly relays what happened earlier. Daddy Yang is hopping mad that he heatedly spits out: “how can a person be so low as to ask for another chance to rob again after getting all he wants”. I paraphrased this one.
As expected, Yang Guo defends Ke Zhong, explaining that deep down she knows that Ke Zhong is also going through a hard time during the whole frontage. Yang Duo circumspectly asks if Yang Guo wants to patch up with Ke Zhong. Yang Guo half-heartedly smiles, and denies it’s not like that. She’s just too scared to try another romance and wants to be alone. Well, I can’t blame her. Two successive heartbreaks would drain anyone’s heart.
Daddy Yang is a bit concerned and advises Yang Guo not to mind too much about it. He adds that there are people who truly loves her and looks after her in the side corners. And all she needs to do is pick the right one carefully and everything will be just fine. Yang Guo is quite determined to be single though. Dad is outraged!
Yan Ling interferes that Dad is being ridiculously elusive. She gives the game away and tells Yang Guo that Yu Ping likes her. FINALLY! Someone’s intelligent enough to tell her! Yang Guo is stunned and won’t believe the mind-boggling reveal. She speaks out it’s impossible coz she’s not he’s type. Yan Ling proves her wrong and asks that if Yu Ping doesn’t like her then why is he always good to her. Yang Guo counters it’s because she saved his life once and now thinks of her as part of the family. Yang Duo argues that Yu Ping treats her more than just a family, just like the time he neglected his job just to keep her company when she was sad. Yan Ling adds that he even spends a lot of money just to find the magic ball. Still caught in a daze, Yang Guo says she didn’t feel it. Daddy Yang explains that she’s just blinded and adds that if he doesn’t really like her then why would he extend great efforts just to be with her, comforting and protecting her in times of need.
Right on cue, Yu Ping and the kids arrive. Yang Guo feels a bit awkward with the recent info overload and the rest of the pack exchange meaningful looks. Giving the blossoming couple a time alone, Dad asks Yu Ping to buy them food, pushing Yang Guo to join him.Yu Ting wants to tag along but the other’s won’t let him. Hahaha!
On the way, Yang Guo thinks to herself and weighs the possibility of Yu Ping liking her. Absentminded, Yang Guo is nearly swiped by a car. Thankfully, Yu Ping is there. He hugs Yang Guo to safety and scolds Yang Guo for daydreaming. Yang Duo abruptly pushes him away and denies that she’s daydreaming. Yu Ping then gives Yang Guo the delicacy that she wasn’t able to eat during the “food trip”. Would you believe that he bought it online? One point for extra effort! It’s sweet for guy to remember such details. 😀
Back at his house, Yu Ping wonders what Yang Guo was thinking. Yu Fei comes by his room and relays the news that Ke Zhong wants to make up with Yang Guo. She asks him straight if he likes Yang Guo. Yu Ping is taken aback and is speechless for a while. Who wouldn’t be with that unexpected, uninhibited question?
Just in time, Yu Ping gets a phone call. He instructs Yu Fei to watch her little brother while he’s away to meet Ke Zhong on the nearby park. Before he comes out, Yu Fei boots his confidence, saying that though she likes Ke Zhong, she still sides Yu Ping so he must work hard and give his best.
Show down begins. At the basketball court, the two plays a rather serious, one on one basketball match. So serious that they played as if their lives and future depended on it. Clearly, the match demands a far greater stake- Yang Guo’s heart.The two friends are equally adamant to win the “price” and thereby, agrees to have a fair and square “battle”.
On the way back, Yu Ping pulls the string together and sums up the courage to confess. He calls Yang Guo but Yang Duo picks up instead. Without asking who’s on the line, Yu Ping blurts out his feelings: “Listen,I love you so much and I ddn’t even know when I started to fall in love with you”. Yang Duo is stunned but can’t resist squirting a few teasing giggles. Yu Ping realizes it’s Yang Duo and exclaims her name in embarrassment. Yang Duo laughs out loud after being busted and offers to relay the message to Yang Guo, of which, Yu Ping refuses.
After the phone call, Yang Duo murmurs that her boss is so uncreative in confessing his feelings. She imitates Yu Ping’s lines and Dad Yang overhears the sappy dialogue. He criticizes the silly lines but when Yang Duo tells him that it was Yu Ping’s confession, Dad takes a swift about-face and commends Yu Ping for being direct and straightforward.
Yang Duo bleats at Daddy Yang’s indecisive nature.Dad defends that he only wants Yang Guo to be happy. Yang Duo responds that she also wants Yang Guo to be happy but the issue is not whether Yu Ping likes Yang Guo but the other way around. Dad Yang is a tad bolted to know that Yang Guo may not like Yu Ping afterall.
Just then Yang Guo comes out from the shower and asks if they were arguing. Dad assures they’re not and gives a ridiculous excuse. Dad and Yang Duo continues to talk things over. Yang Duo insists that they shouldn’t get involved in Yang Guo’s love affairs and let her decide on her own. Dad Yang points out that the last time they let her decide, she ends up picking a heartless guy. Then the phone rings again. This time from Ke Zhong but Yang Duo and Dad thinks it’s from Yu Ping. Dad and Yang Duo eavesdrop.
Yang Guo: Thank you for your good intentions. I’ll think about it. It’s getting late and I have to rest. Good night. *Then hangs up.
Ouch! Just a few lines but killed all intentions. Upon hearing those cold lines, Yang Duo wraps up their argument saying Yu Ping really doesn’t have a chance. Dad Yang is dismayed and calls Yu Ping to give him a little push.
Dad tells Yu Ping not to be discouraged coz Yang Guo is just having a hard time dealing with the heartbreak. Yu Ping replies that he hasn’t called Yang Guo yet.
P.S. Yu Ping is just outside Yang’s house.
Dad Yang encourages Yu Ping not to be shy and gives him a fatherly advice. Okay it was not a heartwarming advice but this is Dad Yang! He may seem a little silly but it’s from the heart. Hahaha!
Daddy Yang: When I was pursuing Yang Ma, she used to throw eggs at me whenever she saw me but… I always give her a welcoming smile and would say “Be careful, don’t hurt your hand” or “Come hit me one more time”. Stuffs like that, see? After seeing how silly I looked, she went ahead and married me. *Hahaha. Even Yu Ping smiles at this revelation.
Dad Yang asks Yu Ping how much he truly likes Yang Guo and whether he’s already giving up after so many rejections. Yu Ping honestly answers he can’t put it in plain words.
Yu Ping: To be honest, up until now, I though that only career achievements were the only things that matter.
Yay! This is when Yang Guo comes out! She sees Yu Ping talking on the phone and stops midway.
Yu Ping: I just never knew before that a person’s smile could make me so happy. As for your question of whether I’d give up after being repeatedly rejected, I already lost her once because of my hesitation, so I don’t really want to think too much about things this time around. And even if everyone were to find out that Yang Guo has rejected me a thousand times, I really don’t want to give up anymore. *Awww…girly squeels coming out. Weeeee!
Hearing the almost confession, Yang Guo losses her grips on the coin she’s holding, getting Yu Ping’s attention. This is kinda awkward! They just stared at each other. Yu Ping intently looks at her while holding the phone and Yang Guo looks back feeling conscious and shy.
Yu Ping asks if she heard everything. And thank God, she didn’t deny it and nods. He asks if what’s her answer. Yang Guo, this time, think things through and answers she doesn’t know.
Yang Guo: Even if everyone keeps telling me that you like me, I just have a hard time believing it.
Yu Ping: Why?
Yang Guo: Because I know that the women you like are the very pretty and popular type like Hui Fan. So, how could you possibly like an ordinary girl like me?
Yu Ping: You are not one bit ordinary. In my heart, you are much better than anyone else.
But then again, Yang Guo made up her mind to take things slow, she thank Yu Ping for saying those words, but she isn’t over the betrayal incident just yet. She doesn’t want to rush things through and ends up using him. Thus, she prefer that they remain friends. Hmm, quite logical if you’ll ask me.
Yu Ping can only agree. He promises to wait until she learns to accept him but until then he’ll readily accept all that she can give. Awww. He further assures that no matter what she may say, they will always be good friends.
Yang Guo sighs, and pitiably look at Yu Ping’s droopy back. She gets back inside the house, only to be startled by the eavesdropping duo- Dad and Yang Duo. Yang Guo exclaims her annoyance and walks away. The duo just laugh it off.
Zhi Hao-Yang Duo time?!
Yang Duo is having her solitary lunch break when Zhi Hao redeems his time to persuade her. He timidly sits beside her and tries to open a conversation, asking about Yang Guo. Yang Duo replies Yang Guo’s just doing fine and somehow manages to make the situation a victory. She voices out her sentiments saying that it’s not a strange thing coz Yang Guo always has a nice personality and smiles all day to everyone. And in return, everybody loves Yang Guo, unlike her. Yang Duo even thinks to learn from Yang Guo.
Zhi Hao is a bit appalled at the idea and says she’s just fine the way she is and confides that everybody has their own type – like him. He confidently declares his admiration towards Yang Duo. A little suspicious and unbelieving, Yang Duo mockingly asks if he admires her love for money. Zhi Hao readily agrees and the way he looks at it, her love for money isn’t a big deal coz everybody loves money, it just so happen that she’s a natural at that.
Yang Duo insists that she’s the ultimate penny-pincher. Zhi Hao defends that it’s something she must do because their colleagues takes advantage of their boss’ money. Yang Duo smiles and frankly divulges that she also takes advantage of other people’s money, like when she gets ketchup and free stuffs from convenience stores and food galleries. Zhi Hao replies it’s not taking advantage but rather being careful of money. Hahaha. He always has answers for everything. I’m so liking you more and more Zhi Hao!
Touched but still unconvinced, Yang Duo smiles, saying that not everybody thinks like that. She quietly comments that it’s too bad since “he” doesn’t like a tigress like her. The side comment gets Zhi Hao’s attention and asks what she meant. Before she can answer, Ke Zhong appears.
Ke Zhong asks Yang Duo a time alone. Yang Duo warily consents. Still upset, Yang Duo insults Ke Zhong for having the guts to talk with her after what he did to her sister. Ke Zhong is undeniably strong-willed to win Yang Guo back, so he humbly begs for Yang Duo to help him show Yang Guo his sincerity. Yang Duo scoffs that after all his heartbreaking lies he still has the nerve to talk about sincerity. She asks him to leave before she say more horrible things. Ke Zhong leaves, still gloomy and desperate.
The kids are going back to their mom! And so they forcefully demands Yu Ping to call their Yang Jie Jie and invite her to send them off. With yesternight’s rejection, Yu Ping is having a hard time summoning his courage. Yu Ting can’t seem to take it anymore so he uses his adorable scary stare to outmaneuver Yu Ping. Hahaha! This is cute! The arrogant lawyer being bossed around by a kid! Hahaha!
With dire resignation, Yu Ping nervously calls her and thankfully, she agrees. Yu Ping is just so cute when he smiles and laughs childishly. It’s almost as if he won the lottery when Yang Guo said yes!
Since, Yang Duo won’t help him, Ke Zhong is left on his own. He decides to take a visit at Yang’s house. Poor guy, nobody’s helping him! He catches up to Yang Guo while getting she’s on her way out. Just in time, Yu Ping and the kids arrive to fetch Yang Guo. Yu Fei sees Ke Zhong and invites him to go with them. Of course, it’s a little ill at ease for the love trio. Ke Zhong knows his bounds and politely declines. Before Yang Guo leaves, Ke Zhong asks that they talk another time, like after sending the kids away. Yang Guo hesitantly assents to call if she has the time. Ke Zhong is ecstatic and says that he’ll wait for her no matter what.
At the airport, the kids and Yang Guo bid their goodbyes. The ever sharp and clever Yu Fei tells Yang Guo that even though her uncle is sharped mouth, he’s really really nice. Yang Guo says she already knows that. But the little girl insists she doesn’t.
Yu Fei continues to play the supportive niece and spills that her uncle begs them to stay longer than expected coz he likes Yang Guo to stay more often with them. Of course, Yu Ping is mortified and signals Yu Fei to cut it out. Yu Fei can’t be swayed and looks at him gropingly. Yang Guo looks at Yu Ping and all he could do is smile back in embarrassment. Yang Guo plays along and casually tells Yu Fei that if that’s really the case then she must thank Yu Ping for the extra time. Yu Fei nods knowingly and Yu Ting butts in saying that she can thank Yu Ping by being his girlfriend. Horrified by the outrageous idea, Yu Ping warns the kids. Yu Ting uses his adorable deadly stare and this shuts Yu Ping’s complains.
Yu Fei bluntly comments that Yu Ping is really slow and with how things are going he’ll never be able to persuade Yang Guo. Three strikes in a row, Yu Ping is horror-stricken and warns the kids to stop. Yu Ting concludes that with his uncle’s sluggish way of courting he’ll never win Yang Guo’s heart, thus, he tells Yang Guo to wait so that he’ll marry her instead. Yang Guo laughs at the cute but quite impossible proposal.
Yu Ping can’t handle the embarrassment anymore and drags the kids away. Scolding them for saying crazy thoughts. Yu Fei somehow gets away from his grips, runs back to Yang Guo and whispers something.
On the way back, Yang Guo and Yu Ping seems to be uneasy being alone together. It’s kinda cutely wierd if you’ll ask me. Yu Ping tries to break the unseen barrier and casually remarks that kids watch too much TV. Yang Guo agrees. Yu Ping adds that they mature early. Yang Guo agrees the second time and from the lack of anything to say, adds that it’s because they watch too much TV.
Yang Guo lightens the mood, suggesting that they should just talk naturally. Yu Ping consents that he also doesn’t want to feel like facing a judge every time he’s with her. Yang Guo happily adds that she also doesn’t want to be a judge either. Yu Ping passively asks Yang Guo what Yu Fei told her. Yang Guo refuses to share the secret.
Yang Guo gets a phone call just while Yu Ping mutters his courage to ask her out. Just when YP finally comes out with his lines, Yang Guo tells him that Yan Ling asks that she substitute a staff in the her workplace. Yu Ping is left to just give her a ride since she already agrees.
At the restaurant Yan Ling persistently asks Yang Guo who she’ll choose between Yu Ping and Ke Zhong. Yang Guo grittily answers that she’ll not yet ready to date and just wants to take a break. The comic persistence at hold, Yan Ling voices that Yang Guo should not choose Ke Zhong coz betrayal is the worst mistake a man can ever make. Ooops! Someone’s still feeling sour.
Just then Xiao Lei arrives and pleads that Yan Ling forgives him. Yan Ling is still fumingly mad that she hits Xiao Lei with the broom that cuts his forehead. Yang Guo tries to get the medical kit but Xiao Lei stops her saying that the small wounds is nothing compared to the hurt he caused Yan Ling. Xiao Lei reasons that after being with the other girl, he realizes that he truly loves Yan Ling. Yan Ling remains unwavering and says she’ll never be a dumb pig again and just believe all his lies. She runs away and pushes Xiao Lei aside. Yang Guo tells him to chase after Yan Ling. Finally after his adamant pleas, Yan Ling takes him back.
The recently reunited couples then decides to watch a movie. They invite Yang Guo along but she gracefully declines. Alone, Yang Guo wonders that love is truly amazing, as it can change an angered heart to a forgiving one in a blink of an eye. She then thinks things through and walks absent-mindedly.
Yang Guo: Yan Ling said that love can withstand all trials. But is a love like that counts as true love? I admit that Yan Ling is emotionally attached with this relationship. How about me then? Am I also emotionally attached? If I was emotionally attached I should have been moved just like Yan Ling when Ke Zhong asked another opportunity to make up. But it doesn’t seem like I was moved, not even a little bit.
Again with the daydreaming, Yang Guo is nearly hit by a car while crossing the street. The driver angrily asks her if she wants to go back or forward. Hahaha! Yang Guo is still on the clouds and answers she doesn’t know yet- referring to her love life of course! The driver thinks she’s nuts and scolds her to hurry and move aside. Just then Yu Ping calls and Yang Guo regains her usual jolly mood.
Yu Ping’s call is about an anniversary event, something like “if you guess it right, then you can take it back contest”. There can only be 5 teams who can participate via draw lots, and so Yang Guo dreadfully anticipates for their number to be called. And yes! The last number is 9! Their number! Hmmm, how suspicious….something’s fishy. Lovey-dovey moments coming up!
Of course Yang Guo is overly thrilled and is ridiculously serious about the whole ordeal, even boasting that the opponents are way back weaker. Hahaha! Yu Ping, on the other hand, is rather supportive and gives Yang Guo an encouraging massage at the back. It’s funny when Yu Ping almost gets on a babyish brawl coz one team prods at Yang Guo.
Mechanic of the game: There should only be two members in a team. Total amount of groceries should be NT$ 8888. Teams are given 5 minutes to fill the push carts but can only take one piece per item. A little trick, just make the game a bit livelier, price tags were taken out.
Yang Guo continues to brag that she’ll definitely win coz even though without price tags, she already memorized all the prices, especially the toiletries. One problem though, she sucks big time in math. Hahaha!
Yu Ping lightly teases her “minor” stupidity, but plays along. The game starts and Yang Guo excitedly fills the cart. True to her word, she really knows the prices! Amazing! But then again, she’s not good in math, so she lets Yu Ping do the arithmetic. Yu Ping mentally calculates and poof! Gives the answers automatically just like a calculator! Yang Guo is awed. And now it’s Yu Ping’s turn to brag that he’s the 3rd smartest kid in the nation while he was yet in kindergarten. Hahaha! Show-offs!
Yu Ping and Yang Guo shares a cute and funny couple’s moment together. After a rather long 5 minutes of cart-pushing, couple playing and item-stuffing, Yu Ping and Yang Guo won the game. Would you believe it? They actually hit the exact amount! The whole NT$ 8888- Not one cent off- not one cent extra. Something is really fishy! This can’t be just a coincidence right?!
Yang Guo is extremely hyped up in winning and cheerfully packs the items. All the while, Yu Ping secretly speaks with the store manager, thanking the latter for the whole “facade”. The manager comments that Yang Guo is real lucky for Yu Ping to like her. Once again, I’m right! Hahaha! It was Yu Ping who “creatively” masterminded the whole event! I just can’t help but admire the guy. Another point for creativity, eh? Yang Guo, just fall for him already!
At Yu Ping’s house, Yang Guo divides the items. She happily tells Yu Ping how she cheats the store manager in computing the wrong amount. Hahaha! Yu Ping murmurs that the manager is a lot dumber than she is.
When Yu Ping goes upstairs to change, Yang Guo remembers what Yu Fei whispered to her earlier. The little girls tips her off that there are a lot of little secrets about her in Yu Ping’s red cabinet, so she must check it out. Curious and thrilled, Yang Guo opens the cabinet, and then candies falls like rain. Oh yeah! Yang Guo is touched and smiles knowingly by herself.
Yu Ping rushes back down the kitchen and worriedly asks what happened. A bit embarrassed to see Yang Guo squatting and looking at the candies, he scorns why she opened the cabinet. and squats to get the candies. Yang Guo tells him what Yu Fei revealed to her and asks is he bought all the candies for her. Yu Ping honestly answers that because she likes candies, every time he passes by a candy store he’ll go in and buy some. But then he doesn’t have the courage to give it to her afterwards, so he’ll just stack it inside the cabinet. Yang Guo teasingly asks if all the candies were bought with her in his mind. Yu Ping just sighs in defeat and warily puts some of the candies in her hands.
Yu Ping: Now, you know everything. So, tell me what does your heart say?
Yang Guo: You said, you wouldn’t push me?
Yu Ping: That’s right, I did say that, but now I’m taking it back. Tell me.
Yang Guo: Tell you what?
Yu Ping: Tell me what your thinking about. Yes, I admit that I felt that I had a huge change with you before but today after I saw you with Ke Zhong…Do you want to return to his side?
Yang Guo seems to have a sudden headache and refuses to answer. She stands and tries to walk away but looses her balance when she steps on the candies. Yu Ping readily catches her and the two ends in a quite intimate “kissing distance” position. And after a moment of confusion, Yu Ping smirks wickedly and asks her if he must thank the candies for giving him “this” chance. Yang Guo is confused, or maybe tries to act confused, but in the end closes her eyes.
Yu Ping slowly…slowly lowers his head for the anticipated kiss, but the phone rings. Yang Guo is a tad frantic to pick the phone only to find out that it’s just a swindler’s call. Hahaha! Of course, Yu Ping is overly furious for the missed opportunity.
Night time: Ke Zhong is still waits outside the Yang’s residence for Yang Guo’s return. Daddy Yang is itchy in sending him away, and even suggests the he throws a bucket of water at Ke Zhong, just to scare him away. Yang Duo is the more rational of the two and offers to talk to Ke Zhong instead.
Yang Duo frankly tells Ke Zhong to go leave coz it’ll only be useless venture to wait. Even if he demonstrates his sincerity, it’ll still be impossible for Yang Guo to pretend that nothing happened and go on dating with him. Ke Zhong smiles sadly, expressing his regrets on taking Yang Guo for granted. He says sorry for pouring all his complains to Yang Duo, it’s just that all he can do is be guilty and sorrowful for his mistakes.
Yang Duo affably reply that they can always talk about something else, like jazz, classicism, modernism and current popular interior design in Taiwan. Ke Zhong is amazed that Yang Duo can still remember their talk outside the cinema. Yang Duo reminds him that he even helped her choose a nice bed. Ke Zhong cheerfully realizes that they already met before. In voiceover, Yang Duo adds that he even guided her out of the forest before that- only he can’t seem to remember.
Out of concern, Yang Duo offers a friendly advice.
Yang Duo: No matter how valuable a piece might be, if it’s unable to blend with the style, to insist on displaying will only make the incompatibility even more obvious. So it’s better to give up the idea gracefully.
Of course, Yang Duo is implying that Ke Zhong must stop hoping that Yang Guo will give him another chance. Ke Zhong still resents the idea of giving up but before he could reason out, his mother calls him agitatedly. With the frantic call, Ke Zhong is forced to go home.
On the way back to Yang’s, the ride was again a little awkward. Yu Ping , with a little confidence booster, timidly assess their relationship and asks Yang Guo for a confirmation. Hahaha! This sweett, witty, kinda immature lover’s quarrel just cracks me up. Their conversation is more like between an arrogant lawyer and a guilty suspect! Who would expect that even in wooing, Yu Ping will show his shrewdness as a lawyer?! Hahaha! Poor Yang Guo.
Yu Ping: What happened just now between us,should be considered being in a relationship, right?
Yang Guo:I don’t know if that counts.
Yu Ping: How can you say that you don’t know? Give me a break! We were just a second short of kissing just now. If that’s not dating, then what counts as dating then?! Or are you with some other guy?!
Yang Guo: I’m not seeing anybody else. But…
Yu Ping: But what? There’s nothing to but around here. Listen, in legal terms, our intimate actions just now, would be deemed binding under love contracts. So don’t ever mention to me again such things as but, don’t know, counts or not. And don’t ever try to use those words to reject me coz they are just crap!
Yang Guo: But…
Yu Ping: Again with the buts?!
Yang Guo: I really do need to think about how to tell everyone.
The quasi “yes” lifts Yu Ping’s grumpy mood and cutely screeches!
At the Yang’s, the sisters are pretty much happy with the free items. Daddy Yang congratulates Yu Ping for a job well-done. Dad offers that if ever Yu Ping needs “professional” advice in his relationship, he’ll be sure to help. Yu Ping is overly grateful for the offer and jokingly asks if he could still have the same privilege if he already has another girlfriend. Daddy Yang revolts but Yu Ping assures that it would never happen.
Back to the sisters, Yang Guo asks when Ke Zhong went to go home. Yang Duo vaguely answers and skeptically asks if Yang Guo still cares for Ke Zhong. Yang Guo reassures that she worries because Ke Zhong is still a friend. Yang Duo changes the topic and scolds Yang Guo for being too stupid and didn’t choose the more expensive items since it’s already free! Hahaha! Yang Duo is Yang Duo, after all.
Hearing his mom’s fretting call, Yang Duo decides to visit Ke Zhong the next morning. When she sees his car, she hides and accidentally overhears the conversation between Ke Zhong and his mom. Basing upon their verbal exchanges, Ke Zhong’s family is suffering from financial distress. Somehow, they discover Yang Duo’s presence and Ke Zhong asks Yang Duo to keep it a secret from Yang Guo. Yang Duo worriedly inquires how he would explain to his mom if Yang Guo doesn’t show up. Ke Zhong smiles and answers he’ll just worry about it.
Down With Love Episode 13 Recap
Finally! The episode I’ve been waiting for!
Suddenly, I have this uncontainable gutsy feeling to give this episode my very own made-up title:
“The Fall of Hui Fan’s Evil Regime”. Scrub it out, please!
I’ll stick with:“Revenge of the Magic Ball”. Ooops! Sorry, I change my mind!
I’ll go with: “Daddy Yang and the Cupid Within!”. Hahaha! Just bear with me guys, I’m feeling hyped up today. I don’t know why though. 😀
DWL takes a sudden, but very appealing, re-direction with this episode. Romance between Yang Guo and Yu Ping hits the fast lane. Hui Fan makes an abrupt change of hearts. Ke Zhong’s third-wheel character is becoming more and more apparent. More quirky, hilarious and witty romantic sparks from Yang Duo and Zhi Hao. The adorable kids shift from being “little devils” to “sweet angels”. Daddy Yang is funny as ever.
I’m excited for the next episode! I’m guessing it’ll be more on the race to win Yang Guo’s love and affection- a fair and square battle royale for the love rivals, Ke Zhong and Yu Ping. May the best man win, eh! Yeah, I know it wouldn’t be a fair fight for Ke Zhong. It wouldn’t hurt to give Ke Zhong a tap in the back, right?!
And now, the Recap:
The episode starts off with Hui Fan feeling anxious about her acting “re-debut”. I don’t really know why she’s being too anxious about it. Duh! It’s not like she had a very very long break.
So, the manager then encourages Hui Fan not to be nervous coz portraying a woman in love is what she does best. She adds that being in love is like the taste of white chocolate – pure sweetness! It’s more of a bitter gourd for Hui Fan though. With all the support and encouragement, still Hui Fan seems troubled: “But I seem to have forgotten already what it feels like”. Somehow, I am staring to felt sorry for Hui Fan. But yah know, she must understand that what she feels right now is not love but rather an obsession. The earlier she accepts the truth, the better.
The manager signals Yu Ping, who was standing at the corner feeling rather strained, to come and comfort Hui Fan. It’s funny how he mockingly raised his right brow, but still he compels and consoles Hui Fan: “Don’t think too much about it, natural talent and flair can never be forgotten”. He smiles at her, takes her hands, give it an encouraging rub, and kisses it lightly.
The kids and Yang Guo are having so much fun at the amusement park. Determined to build bridges between the kids and Hui Fan, she invites them to take a tour at the TV studio and meet with “Aunt Hui Fan”.
The kids strongly oppose. So, Yang Guo begs them to go coz she hasn’t been in a studio. The kids didn’t take the bait. Yang Guo changes tactics and tries to bribe them with popsicle. Huh! But the kids remain steadfast, leaving Yang Guo no choice but drag them all the way. Hahaha!
Back to the studio: Hui Fan takes some photo shoots while the manager and Yu Ping watches along. The manager blabbers about how pretty Hui Fan is and how she and Hui Fan matches up perfectly blah..blah…blah. Yu Ping passively listens his way through the seemingly endless prattle that goes on and on. Fortunately, he gets a call from a client.
Just as he left, Yang Guo and the kids came – missing Yu Ping by mere seconds. The kids are obviously annoyed and uninterested. So, Yang Guo persuades them saying Hui Fan will be happy to see them. The kids are still unconvinced, thus she tries again: “just think of this as an additional cool point”. Yet again, the kids are as stubborn as a bull. In the end, Yang Guo beguiles them with ice cream. The kids practically agree. Kids are kids after all, eh?
At long last, Yang Guo succeeds in convincing the kids to go inside! But then again the success is short-lived as the security guard poses another problem and wouldn’t let them pass. Yang Guo tries to reason out but the guard is a tougher hurdle to overcome. The kids are getting irritated, so she takes them to the nearby ice cream parlour first.
Hui Fan takes a break from the shoot and gets disappointed when she learned that Yu Ping went out. There has been a problem in the wardrobe, so the next photo shoot is delayed.
Yang Guo left the kids at the ice cream parlour and tries to sneak around the overly strict security guard. Luckily, she sees the staff with Hui Fan’s wardrobe and offers help to bring some of the clothes. The plan works and she makes her way to the studio as easy as pie!
Inside the dressing room, the manager tries to talk Hui Fan over her rather foolish attempts to win Yu Ping back . Hui Fan is much too decided to be swayed and boldly declares she’ll do whatever it takes, even give everything up in a split second, just to reconcile with Yu Ping. Okay! Hui Fan officially lost her pride!
The manager then tries to give Hui Fan an option. She suggests Hui Fan choose Ke Zhong, who has been in love with her and also has the same qualifications. Hui Fan replies Ke Zhong is with Yang Guo and is already happy. Confused, the manager asks how can he be happy when going out with Yang Guo was just an act.
NOTE: This is when Yang Guo arrives at the dressing room and overhears the rest of the conversation. Poor Yang Guo. Please walk away. Please. I’m begging you. Please, just leave.
The manager continues: “That Ke Zhong sacrificed himself and went after her (Yang Guo) because he was worried she might come between you and lawyer Xiang getting back together. But he’ll break up with her once you guys are back together. Isn’t that what you said? “. Yang Guo hears the hurtful truth, stunned and dumbfounded, she looses grip of the clothes.
Hui Fan sadly counters that even if that’s the case, Yang Guo and Ke Zhong are really very happy. The manager reminds her that if Ke Zhong is happy, why did he ask Hui Fan to consider the possibility of them getting back together. Fearing that the truth will leak, Hui Fan warns the manager to stop talking. Just then, the manager sees the clothes on the floor and goes to where Yang Guo is standing. Busted! The manager sees Yang Guo teary-eyed! Okay, she heard it all! She heard it all right from the horse’s mouth! Hui Fan joins her manager and is put in a jolt seeing Yang Guo. The manager tries to do some damage control and says it’s just a joke! Yeah, right sistah! Yang Guo runs away in despair. Hui Fan follows her. Oh, somebody’s really really busted!
Yu Ping just finished his official business and calls Yang Guo to check the kids. But since she’s busy running, she couldn’t pick up the phone. He calls Yu Fei instead. Yu Fei explains that they are at the ice cream parlour near the studio and complains not wanting to see Hui Fan’s photo shoot. Yu Ping asks the little girl to give the phone to Yang Guo. Right on cue, Yang Guo shows up crying with Hui Fan following behind. Yu Fei finds the scene odd and weird, so she extends her hand holding the phone for Yu Ping to hear the conversation.
Hui Fan: I admit…I admit that I was afraid that Yu Ping would like you, so I used Ke Zhong. I took advantage of his feelings for me and asked him to chase after you so that Yu Ping would give up on you. But that was all before you help me out so much, before I came to trust you completely. So Yang Guo, please belive me now, when I say that I sincerely blessed your relationship with Ke Zhong, please believe I’m being honest when I say that. Besides, Ke Zhong is really sincere towards you now. You have to trust him.
The big reveal is out!!! Heartbroken, Yang Guo cries wretchedly and shakes her head in disbelief. In a dismal voice she begs Hui Fan to stop talking coz she doesn’t know who to believe in the moment. Yu Ping hears everything and rushes over as fast as he can.
Yang Guo takes the kids home. While on the taxi, Yang Guo’s thoughts are miles away, harking back to the times when Ke Zhong was misleading her. She gets a frenzied call from Yu Ping, instructing her to be calm and wait for him in the house.
When Yu Ping arrives, Yang Guo already left. Yu Ping goes to Yang’s residence and asks Daddy Yang where Yang Guo might be. Daddy Yang says he doesn’t know. So, Yu Ping worriedly asks if Yang Guo called. Daddy Yang hesitantly answers that she did. Yu Ping demands him to spill the beans, and tell him what Yang Guo said. Daddy Yang, naively answers Yang Guo called to remind him to drain the bath water or her sister will yell at her. Hahaha! Yu Ping is dumbstruck! That’s what you get from speaking seriously with Daddy Yang!
It’s awesome how this drama inserts humour in a very intense situation. Nice job guys!
So going back. Daddy Yang misinterprets the situation. And assures Yu Ping that he need not worry coz he decided to support him rather than Ke Zhong. He lightly scolds Yu Ping for being sleazy and cunning while the other “love rival” is away for business. Before Daddy Yang gets carried away, Yu Ping tries to put sense into him, shaking his arms, calling him “Father-in-Law, Father-in-Law!!!”. Just when I thought Daddy Yang is too far-fetched, Yu Ping proves to be much more advanced! Hahaha!
Yang Duo-Zhi Hao romance time! Back at the office, Yang Duo accidentally pricks her fingers with the cactus. This gets on her nerves and angrily demands Zhi Hao to get rid of the cactus. Zhi Hao is, of course, frightened to get near the vicious Yang Duo so the other staff encourages him not to give up. Zhi Hao timidly, or more like nervously, stammers: “Mi..mi..miss Yang. Irritated, Yang Duo sarcastically asks: “What’s with the mi, mi, mi? Do you also go mi, mi, mi when you secretly stare at me?”. Zhi Hao readily denies: “Of course not!..I just wanted to say the other day…”. Yang Duo presupposes he’s talking about paying for the lunch, she insultingly rebuffs saying it’s uncalled for coz if they just kept on repaying each others favour they’ll both end up on the loosing end. Ouch! When will this gal learn to say things nicely?
The other staff ridicules Zhi Hao for another ego-crushing failure. For the information of everybody, Zhi Hao isn’t dim-witted! He sure knows where to push the right buttons. Using Yang Duo’s weakness (money!) to his advantage, he bargains a 50-50 split of the bet he’ll win if Yang Duo consents to go out with him.
Note: Each staff bets NT$500 that he’ll never date Yang Duo. So, we are talking about lots and lots of money here!
Just in time, Yu Ping calls Yang Duo asking where Yang Guo goes when she’s depressed. Yang Duo answers she must be with Yan Ling, stuffing and drinking herself to sleep. Yu Ping hangs up even before she finished talking.
So, back to the bargaining. The deal is too tempting for Yang Guo, so she agrees on the condition that they’ll only eat a lunch box meal and it’ll be a 70-30 split coz she’s the one who’ll be sacrificing much. The rest of the staff breaks in disbelief and Zhi Hao has the last laugh. Way to go, Zhi Hao!
While driving, Yu Ping recalls the time when Yang Guo asks her why he didn’t fall for her when he thinks she’s great. In voiceover Yu Ping wonders: “I’ve asked myself many times since, if things would have been different now had I confessed to her then? And I believed that there are no answers for it, but now I know that had I bravely confessed to her then, Yang Guo would not be in so much pain right now. So, no more. I won’t let another opportunity like this pass by”. For a wise and clever lawyer, Yu Ping is somewhat sluggishly dippy.
Yu Ping arrives at Yan Ling’s (LingLing) workplace. Worried, he asks Yan Ling if Yang Guo called her. And at last! The good news! Yang Guo did and she left a voice mail. Hearing the voicemail, Yan Ling seems confused. Yu Ping snatches the phone from Yan Ling and listens to the voicemail.
Yang Guo: Yan Ling, you said before that you couldn’t accept that all the happy memories you shared with Xiao Lei was fake and that even if he could betray you, then who would you be able to trust now. I can finally understand what you meant when you said that. But you are still luckier, you still have the will to push it all aside. But I can’t just do that.
All the while, Yang Guo wanders like a lost child and breaks down in despair and agony.
At Yu Ping’s place, the manager complains about the kids. Hui Fan seems worried for Yang Guo. Oh this is new! The little she-devil has a conscience?! The manager lightens up her mood, saying she shouldn’t worry coz after crying her eyes out, Yang Guo will definitely think things through.
Hui Fan suggests to call Ke Zhong and let him know. But the manager opposes and just then sees Yu Ping walks toward the house. She warns Hui Fan not to let Yu Ping know about the “little slip” or else Hui Fan will lose everything she worked for.
The manager greets Yu Ping cheerfully as if nothing happened. She tries to talk as lively as possible but Yu Ping seems not to notice. He eyed Hui Fan with raw contempt. The manager senses the pressure, so she bids her farewell. If I were Hui Fan, I should run for my life right this very moment. Run. Run, Hui Fan!
Hui Fan smiles innocently at Yu Ping, telling him that the children were well-behaved and all that stuff. Yu Ping can’t seem to take it any longer and asks Hui Fan to return to her hotel. Of course, Hui Fan doesn’t agree with that. She’ll probably put up a fight until next summer to protect her hide, but girl, didn’t yah know you’re already busted! Seriously, if looks could kill, Hui Fan might be dead right now.
Be ready for another cutting, not to mention pride-shuttering, words from Yu Ping.
Yu Ping: I already knew that your talent was exceptional, but I just hadn’t realize you acting skills were that superb.
Hui Fan plays the ignorant victim and asks what’s wrong. I’m sure she’ll deny everything even if it means dying! Hahaha! Calm but full of anger, Yu Ping tell it to her straight: “Ding Hui Fan, I know everything”. And by everything, it means pretty much everything!
Yu Ping: I know very well that because you were afraid that I would like Yang Guo… you used Ke Zhong’s feelings for you to get him to date Yang Guo… so that you and I could get back together again.
Hui Fan sheepishly asks if Yang Guo told him that. Yu Ping smiles mockingly before his temper blows up in unfathomable proportions.
Yu Ping: What is it that you still don’t understand? If Yang Guo was that kind of person, she wouldn’t just hide away and miserable alone!
Hui Fan: I understand. I really do understand. I regret doing it. I really, really regret it.
Yu Ping: Isn’t your regret a bit too late now? I will never forgive you if anything happens to Yang Guo, because there’s no way I could forgive myself, do you understand? What I regret most right now is believing that she’d be happier with Ke Zhong. I never did once imagine that it would be just the beginning of her pain.
Again, casting a line of sympathy, Hui Fan desperately begs for forgiveness.
Yu Ping: Right now, I can no longer even tell whether your illness is fake or real. So before I start hating you, just leave.
Yu Ping coldly walks away. Hui Fan is taken aback, reality really do bites as she realize that she already reached the end of the line.
Next morning, Daddy Yang and Yang Duo are beginning to worry about Yang Guo. Apparently, she is out all night. Daddy Yang remarks that when “this young man shows up around, he’ll have a serious talk with him for keeping Yang Guo out all night even before marriage”. Thinking Dad is referring to Ke Zhong, Yang Duo defends that Ke Zhong is away for a business trip. Daddy clear things up saying he isn’t talking about Ke Zhong but the man named Xiang. Yang Duo becomes a bit suspicious and asks what is Yu Ping’s say in the matter. Daddy Yang is quick to change topic.
A knock on the door disturbs their conversation. It’s Yu Ping anxiously looking for Yang Guo. The state of panic rises as Yan Ling joins the group and informs everybody that she wasn’t able to contact Yang Guo and nobody among their friends know where she is.
The news brings about uneasiness for everybody and Dad demands Yu Ping to explain what really happened. Yu Ping hesistantly answers that Yang Guo accidentally discover that Ke Zhong doesn’t really feel anything for her, and he’s just a pawn in Hui Fan’s scheme. Daddy Yang blames himself for not noticing. His guilt sinks lower as he realizes that Yang Guo may have already sensed the possibility of the scheme when she asks about the magic ball.
Upon hearing the words “magic ball”, Yu Ping gets an idea and leaves in a hurry. Yu Ping guesses that Yang Guo went to the old warehouse where she lost her magic ball. And yes! Yu Ping’s right! This is why he is a top-notch lawyer, he pretty much knows everything! Hahaha. Yang Guo is there, desperately looking for the ball. Yu Ping tries to stop Yang Guo in her seemingly hopeless efforts in finding the ball.
Yu Ping: Finding that magic ball won’t change the reality.
Yang Guo: You don’t need to remind me what’s real. I know what’s real! The reality is that I failed to see exactly what qualifications I have to offer as a girl. I failed to see my own limitations and dared to wish a love that others would envy.
Yu Ping: That’s not what I meant.
Yang Guo: I know but I have no confidence left in me. But, if I find the magic ball perhaps it’ll help me believe that there are such things as miracles in this world. And that there are still things that you can get if you just work hard on that. So, just let me try to find it, ok? I’m an idiot who can’t see things clearly for what they are. And that magic ball is my only hope now.
Okay, with a heartrending request like that would you have the heart to say no? Naturally, Yu Ping ends up looking for the magic ball himself. He gathers and leads the village people, offering them a NT$ 10,000 cash reward for the finder. This is how a shrewd attorney works!
With a battalion of people thoroughly looking for the magic ball inch by inch, it would be impossible not to be found, right? Don’t bother to answer coz I’m right. Hahaha. The plan is a sure win. And as expected, somebody finds the ball. Yang Guo is really happy and Yu Ping is relieved.
Daddy Yang and Yang Duo still frets not knowing where Yang Guo is. Daddy is a bit hysterical on the matter when at last Yu Ping returns with Yang Guo who is still not in the mood to talk about what happened.
The next scene is quite weird. Howcome, after being totally heartbroken, Yang Guo seems to be okay. What happened? Did she suffer from temporary amnesia? Maybe, it’s just video editing. Yah, definitely the editing. No normal person would get over a broken heart that easily!
The sisters take the kids to buy some pudding. Yang Guo seems fine by then. Seeing how Yang Guo laugh, Yang Duo assumes she gets over the heartbreak already. But then she doubts if people who endures a big wound like Yang Guo are able to recover that fast! I’m gald I’m not the only one thinking this is quite odd. Yang Guo seems to play a pretty convincing act, so Yang Duo brushes off the idea that her sister is still in pain. With the discovery of Ke Zhong’s ploys, Yang Duo regrets having feelings for him way back when.
Back in the house: Daddy Yang boasts his skills in singing. He even gives a sample but all he receives are mocking responses. Even Yu Ping, smiles silently at the back. Daddy Yang is rather serious in proving his singing prowess so he invites everybody to karaoke. Of course, everybody eagerly agrees, except for the overly frugal Yang Duo. After a meaningful massage from Dad, Yang Duo finally consents. With the knowing eye-to-eye messages, I have a feeling that Daddy Yang and Yu Ping are up to something!
So the gang spends the night away in karaoke. When it’s time to go home, Daddy Yang suggests that Yu Ping take Yang Guo home and the rest takes a taxi ride. He reasons that it’s impossible for all of them to fit in a small car. Yang Duo and Yang Guo won’t concur but in the end, Daddy Yang wins!
Yang Duo remarks Dad is being weird. Yan Ling butts in and asks Yang Duo if she really doesn’t realize that Yu Ping has feelings for Yang Guo. This revelation gives Yang Duo a shock of the lifetime. Dad adds Yu Ping likes Yang Guo all along. Cute little girl, Yu Fei, sarcastically comments that Yang Duo is even more stupid than her sister. Yang Duo couldn’t believe that the little girl also knows the real deal. The adorable little boy, Yu Ting slots in saying the whole world knows about it, how come Yang Duo is the only one who didn’t. Hahaha! Really Yang Duo, how come?
Alone, Yu Ping asks Yang Guo if she’s tired. He kept on talking but still Yang Guo doesn’t respond. He finds Yang Guo sleeping and wakes her up. Yang Guo answers she is indeed really tired in forcing herself to smile.
Yu Ping makes an abrupt, and dangerous, U-turn waking up Yang Guo’s senses. He annoyingly asks: “How much longer are you going to put up this act?”. Refusing to answer, Yang Guo asks back: “Is it good?’. Yu Ping honestly responds: “It is. Even I was almost fooled by it. I know you’re putting on this happy face, because you don’t want us to worry but that wasn’t the point in all of this”. Yang Guo counters: “Can’t I even fake a smile now? Perhaps, if I do it long enough, it’ll become real”. Yu Ping snaps: “Smiling like that for too long will only make you sick.Idiot”. He decides to take Yang Guo to a place where she can vent her frustrations.
Yu Ping brings Yang Guo on a hillside with a fantastically beautiful view. Yang Guo cries without bounds. Feeling guilty, Yang Guo asks forgiveness for not appreciating the view. Yu Ping sweetly assures there’s nothing to worry about and asks Yang Guo to think of it as a long vacation, like from the Japanese drama “Long Vacation”. Hahaha! I didn’t know shrewd lawyers watch classic dramas!
Yang Guo doesn’t have any clue what his talking about. So, Yu Ping adds it’s a drama that stars Kimura Takuya. Yang Guo teasingly replies she hasn’t heard of it coz it was aired a long time ago, slightly implying that Yu Ping belongs to an older generation. Yu Ping is a bit mortified and curiously asks if she watched “Meteor Garden”. Yang Guo is keyed up and blushes saying she watched the Korean version and Go Jun Pyo is really handsome. Hahaha! It’s kinda funny, she didn’t mention the Taiwanese version. She knows she’s sitting beside Jerry Yan, right?
Yu Ping is kinda mad, he goads to the fact that he really belongs to the “older generation”. Yang Guo cheers him up and suggests they can always watch the drama together and she’ll pretend she belongs to “his” generation. Yu Ping shares a bit of the dramas concept.
Yu Ping: Whenever people are sad or hurt, they should pretend to take a vacation. Because when you stop thinking about everything, you allow yourself to wander everywhere, and take a good look at things. And once you’ve finished recharging your energy, you can embark on your journey again.
Yang Guo happily agrees. She remembers how she loved having a vacation, going to different places, playing around and eating everywhere when she was still young.
Yu Ping asks what she wants to eat.
Yang Guo contentedly answers: “I want to have ice cream on Yong Hang street. I want Taiwanese slush in one of the shops. Just one serving cost NT$100…so expensive”. And her voice fades as Yu Ping pampers her in a series of abundant food trip. It’s sweet how Yu Ping tries his very best to let Yang Guo forget the pain by stuffing her with lots and lots of foodstuff. (Awwww)
Back at Yu Ping’s place, the manager encourages Hui Fan not to give up saying Yu Ping might come around after a couple of days. Truly grasping the the impossibility of it all, Hui Fan admits her defeat.
Hui Fan: It’s time to leave now, I only regret not realizing this earlier. I should be ashamed for all of this. As an actress I should have been able to see that I was playing the hated and negative character in the script, just by looking at the synopsis of this drama. The funny part was that I even fail to see Yu Ping’s point-of-view and foolishly believed that I was the only leading lady in his eyes. I need to be responsible now. In order to get off the stage, it’s necessary to have a beautiful background, right?”
At Zhang Huo, Ke Zhong sees a Yang Guo look-alike doll and smiles unconsciously. Hahaha! The doll even has Yang Guo’s fly away hair.
He happily buys the doll and writes an honest note: “Yang Guo, like this doll, you brought a smile and a sensation of happiness in my life”. (Awwww… If only you started it right dude, I’ll surely cast you my vote).
Just then, he receives the dreadful phone call.
Recognizing who is on the other end of the line, Ke Zhong hesitantly to answer but picks up the phone anyways. Ke Zhong coldly tells Hui Fan that it’s best not to contact each other unless it’s something important. This time around, Hui Fan is serious in owning up the whole dilemma. She says sorry for unintentionally revealing everything to Yang Guo. She adds that she tried to explain everything, that Ke Zhong is already in love with Yang Guo, but she won’t listen. Upon hearing the news, Ke Zhong rushes back to Taiwan. Ke Zhong tries to call Yang Guo but he can’t reach her. In voiceover he begs Yang Guo to let him clear things up. Sorry, I’m afraid you’re too late.
Back at the Yang’s, Dad looks at the clock and when he sees it’s already 2:30 pm., he laughs secretly. Daddy Yang candidly declares that he’s proud to be Yu Ping’s father-in-law. Hahaha!
Yang Duo is maddened for the fact that Dad allows Yang Guo to spend the entire night with a guy and is not a bit worried about it. Dad argues that it’ll be best for Yang Guo to start a new romance so she’ll recover from the pain of a broken heart. Yang Duo counters that things might end up worst and Yang Guo may suffer from on bad romance to another. She continues it’s not that she has no faith in her boss’ ability to handle a relationship, but based upon how he easily replace Hui Fan who is a beautiful actress, there is no guarantee that he will cherish Yang Guo forever. This made Daddy Yang reconsider his thoughts.
At long last, Yu Ping and Yang Guo finished their eating escapade and went back home. Yang Guo’s mood is much much better now. She smiles and laughs for real! Yu Ping light-heartedly teases her that not only does she seems a bit more cheerful but also gotten a bit chubbier. Hahaha! And he touches her “huge” belly. Hahaha! Aren’t Yu Ping being overly familiar?! Way to go!
The happy and blissful air suddenly evaporates as they see Ke Zhong waiting at the doorstep.
Ke Zhong walks toward Yu Ping and Yang Guo. Yu Ping goes in front of Yang Guo, as if protecting her from danger. Ke Zhong calmly asks Yu Ping to let Yang Guo talk to him in private. Yu Ping wouldn’t budge and sarcastically retorts “What is there left to say?”. Ke Zhong holds his ground and answers back: “Before we break up, I still have the right to explain”. Yu Ping’s temper blows out of proportion: “And you have the nerve to talk about rights? You don’t even have the right to see her!”. Ke Zhong is determined for his explanations to be heard, so he shoves Yu Ping aside and grabs Yang Guo. On impulse, Yu Ping gives him a punch on the face.
Ke Zhong is knocked on the ground with a cut on the lips. The fake blood seems a bit exaggerated. Hahaha. Yang Guo rushes to stop Yu Ping from doing more harm.
Yu Ping: Haven’t you hurt her enough? She sacrificed so much for your sake, and this is how you repay her? I didn’t know that my best friend could be a slime ball!
Ke Zhong is rather persistent and walks toward Yang Guo again.
Yu Ping tries to give him another beating, but Yang Guo reflexively prevents him from doing so and begs Ke Zhong to go away.
Daddy Yang and Yang Duo hears the commotion outside. Dad ticks off the two men and Yang Duo grudgingly tells Ke Zhong to leave.
To end the tension, Yang Guo agrees to have a word with Ke Zhong alone.
Inside, Daddy Yang worries that with Yang Guo’s compassionate nature, she may be tricked by Ke Zhong again. Yang Duo assures him that if they’ll just stare at them, he’ll be scared to try anything foolish. Yang Duo turns to Yu Ping, who is silently considering things through, and asks if he’s sure not to go outside and see what’s going on. Feeling down, Yu Ping sullenly replies: “Yang Guo was right. We are all outsiders. If she wants to talk things through with Ke Zhong I have no reason to go against that”.
Yu Ping! This is not the right time to be a gentleman! He bids his farewell and goes home with the kids.
Down with Love Episode 12 Recap
Yay! Another funny and exciting episode for DWL. Finally, THE KIDS ARE BACK! I really missed those adorable “little devils”. Romantic flares between Yu Ping and Yang Guo tremendously back flips in this episode. But then it’s okay, at least there is a huge progress in Yang Duo and Zhi Hao’s budding romance. Plus. The KID’S ARE BACK! Oh, I already said that. Hahaha!
At the office: Being absentminded, Yang Duo accidentally cuts the coupon she’s holding, of which she reacted clumsily. Right then Zhi Hao enters the scene. I didn’t summarize any of their conversation. Brace yourself for a long verbatim dialogue ahead.
Zhi Hao: Ms. Yang do you have a spare time?
Yang Duo: Can’t you see I’m busy?
Zhi Hao: When do you think you’ll have time to spare?
Yang Duo: Just wait until I die, I’ll have time to spare then!
Zhi Hao: What I meant was if you’d have some time to spare after work?
Yang Duo: Do I look like someone who might die after getting off work to you?
Zhi Hao: I didn’t mean that…or are you…after work?
Yang Duo: Get to the point!
Zhi Hao: I have 2 complementary tickets…just wonedering if you’d like to come and watch the movie with me?
Yang Duo: You must have some grudge on me…I feel like throwing up every time I see a movie.
Zhi Hao: But this is free!
Yang Duo: Then you better give me the tickets and I’ll sell it then we’ll share the profit.
Zhi Hao: No. How about lunch?
Yang Duo: Are you trying to suck up to me. Direct bribe is faster. Give me NT$200, we’ll call it quits.
Zhi Hao: You still need to eat. How about I give you money to eat lunch with me?
Yang Duo: At your age, you still can’t eat lunch.? Mr Liang, Taiwan is not as dangerous as HongKong . And in case something happens, boss will represent you on court.
Zhi Hao: Ms. Yang you misunderstood…What I was saying is…Could you go out with me?
Hahaha! And this is the part when the other staff comes tumbling down from shock and disbelief! Goodness! They were listening all along! Hahaha!
Meanwhile, Yang Guo is anxiously waiting for a text message from Yu Ping. Mumbling her complaints, she decides to make the first move and send him a message. Just then, her phone rings. Thinking it’s from Yu Ping, she excitedly answers- only to find out that it’s from Hui Fan.
At the meeting place: Hui Fan speaks her apologies for disturbing Yang Guo. Yang Guo casually answers it wasn’t a big deal because they were friends. Hui Fan didn’t comment on the “being friends” part and fell silent. Yang Guo then offers to order for both of them. Hui Fan says she doesn’t want to eat because she’ll throw up anyway. This makes Yang Guo anxious. Duh! Hui Fan doesn’t need pity, she’s just fishing for pity ! Hui Fan frankly tells Yang Guo that she is the reason why her relationship with Yu Ping hits a bumpy ride! Oh my, what kind of logic is that! Blaming other people? Get it straight girl, the guy doesn’t want you already!
Hui Fan: I never thought that I’ll beg you for help. Remember I asked you to take good care of Ke Zhong? It’s just that your method always require help from Yu Ping. He treats you as if he had responsibility towards you. He rushes to help whenever you’re in trouble.
Yang Guo defends she doesn’t also want Yu Ping’s help.
Hui Fan: I am not blaming you… but forgive me for being selfish. I can’t accept 3rd party in our relationship.
Feeling sympathetic towards Hui Fan’s ” self-centered dilemma”, Yang Guo offers help in resolving the issue.
Later, on the way to Yu Ping’s office, Yang Guo can’t help but think about her conversation with Hui Fan. She gathers up her wits and came up with Plan No. 1: rekindle Hui Fan and Yu Ping’s old flame by setting up a dinner date.
Along the way to the office, she shares an elevator ride with Zhi Hao who is holding a cactus. Yang Guo unintentionally pricks her finger as she and Zhi Hao pushed the button at the same time. Zhi Hao says sorry and Yang Guo gladly accepts. Yang Guo then asks about the cactus. Zhi Hao answers “it is a gift. Cactus plants absorb radiation, thus, it helps improve the health of people who often use computers”.
Yang Guo smiles kindly but in voice over she says: Hope you’re not going to give that to a girl! Hahaha!
So, that was how Yang Guo and Zhi Hao met. When Zhi Hao knew that Yang Guo is actually Yang Duo’s sister, he becomes overly accommodating and puts an effort to serve her coffee and fruits!
When Zhi Hao was busy preparing the snacks, Yang Guo had the time to chat with the other staff. She asks them why Zhi Hao’s accent is strange. They answer it’s because he comes from HongKong. They jokingly add that Zhi Hao is the saviour of all the men in the firm or rather the saviour of all men in the whole world! He may be energetic but he is a fool to go after Yang Duo. Yang Guo is actually happy for her sister and smiles when she sees the cactus placed on her sister’s table. Aw! How sweet.
Yang Guo teases her sister about it, but immediately followed Yu Ping at his office when she sees him. She is on high verve and jests that her sister and Zhi Hao are very interesting. Yu Ping puts on a Noh mask (a Japanese expressionless mask) and asks her why she came. She timidly invites Yu Ping for a double dinner date with her, Ke Zhong and of course, Hui Fan. Still acting distant, he answers that if that’s the only reason why she came, she shouldn’t have bothered because he decided that he will refuse to contact Hui Fan until she’s ready to understand that they already broke up.
Yang Guo, however, refuses to abandon her promise and mutters to herself: “Hui Fan begged me to help her in this matter, I will not give up!”
Back at Yang household, Daddy Yang is busy reading Chinese horoscopes. Awhile later, Yang Guo comes home with Ke Zhong. However, Daddy Yang seems to be detached and impassive. When Yang Guo attempted to offer Ke Zhong water to drink, he barred her saying he already drank all the water. Yang Guo tries to serve up fruits instead, but Daddy Yang is really being such a meannie, and says she shouldn’t try to use the fruits because they’ll bring it to the graveyard.
Sensing the hostility in the air, Ke Zhong flashes an understanding smile and bids farewell. Yang Guo sets up on her hysterics right after Ke Zhong left. Dad casually responds : ” why would I be nice when he isn’t being polite with you anyways”. Puzzled, Yang Guo asks why. Dad lovingly answers: “As a father, all I ask is for my girls to marry good people. Someone with another girl on his heart is not what you need”. Yang Guo accuses him of eavesdropping. Dad doesn’t bother to defend himself and says: ” I’m not about to give my daughter as a second-hand dish just because I owe him a little money”. Yang Guo refuses to listen and denies she is a “second-hand dish”. Changing the topic, Yang Guo excitedly relates the new-found discovery in her sisterlove life. Dad, however, finds it impossible to believe that someone is interested in Yang Duo. But Yang Guo insists and continues to blabber about the new lawyer, saying that the suitor is putting much effort when he learned she was Yang Duo’s sister.
Finally, Dad believes and eagerly offers a prayer for Yang Duo. Dad is too happy that he suddenly decides to pray for Yang Duo’s success in marriage. Yang Guo, however, grumbles that Dad is being unfair, whining that dad is overly willing to marry her sister off without even knowing who the guy was but he is too rude and unreceptive towards Ke Zhong.
Dad patiently explains: “You’ve grown to a bit foolish so you’re easily tricked by others,your sister on the other hand likes to take advantage of people, so that means he can’t be that bad. So whoever comes along he’ll definitely be accepted. Hahaha! How funny for a father to talk negatively against his own daughter? Nice going Daddy Yang!
Yang Duo then comes right on cue. Yang Guo and Dad smile mischievously and greet Yang Duo with enthusiasm. The comic Daddy-daughter duo happily praises Yang Duo for having a suitor that gives off cactuses as a courting present. They even jointly commends the suitor for being really brave and strong since he has the guts to go after someone as tremendous and cunning as Yang Duo! Hahaha…from an outsider’s point-of-view this may sound as an insult. Yang Duo mockingly replies that they should also congratulate the guy for being able to withstand her bossy habits and ninja-like beatings. From which the comic duo cheers up saying she’s speaking of him in such an unequivocal manner. Infuriated, Yang Duo shrieks “Nonsense!”, keeping Dad and Yang Guo from their squeals and thrills.
The two immediately shuts up but laughed silently after Yang Duo made her exit. They are indeed on high spirits and cheers: “Well soon have good days! The tigress will be marrying off the family! CACTUS! Hahaha…this family is weird!
In the office, Yang Duo cheerfully makes a do-it-yourself card while baking some cookies using the oven toaster. Somehow, in this drama, Yang Guo gets paid without doing any official work. How lucky! 😀
She excitedly let Ke Zhong taste her hand-made cookies. Moved, KeZhong reminds her not to trouble herself cause he already knows she cares for him. She happily replies it’s okay, she only needs him to play critique whether the cookies taste good or not. Ke Zhong willingly complies saying, the cookies are good but a little burned. It’s not enough for Yang Guo, so she hurriedly went back to the mini-kitchen and re-works.
Alas! Bratty and immature Hui Fan appears. She asks Yang Guo about Yu Ping’s reaction. Yang Guo reluctantly answers he is still upset and assures the situation would get better with time as she’ll try her best to help. All the while, Ke Zhong looks worried.
Yang Guo encourages Hui Fan to write something on the do-it-yourself card. Yeah, the one of which Yang Guo diligently made. She says she’ll give the card to Yu Ping along with the hand-made cookies. She explains that gifts make people polite and encourages Hui Fan to cheer up and do better things together. So this is the Plan No.2:! Make cards and bake cookies, then let Hui Fan take all the credits! Oh please! Stop helping her Yang Guo. She’s just a devil in disguise!
Next scene: Yang Guo walks Hui Fan to the elevator. Before Hui Fan steps in, Yang Guo wishes her good luck. Hui Fan turns around, hugs Yang Guo and says: “I never thought that you will be the one helping me until the end”. Yeah right! Hui Fan you’re not asking for help you’re already manipulating the poor gal!
Yang Guo is moved and advises Hui Fan: “Pull yourself together, so your health will improve”. And with that they parted.
Totally aware of Hui Fan’s hidden agenda, Ke Zhong asks Yang Guo if it is okay helping Hui Fan, since for him, it’s just a waste of time. Yang Guo smiles and reasons out that it’s okay because Hui Fan is very pitiful, and she really needs help. Ke Zhong couldn’t help but just smile back.
Next Scene: Yang Guo carefully stacks the cookies in a cute jar.
Next Next Scene: The cute jar is placed on Yu Ping’s table. He reads the card and throws it away like trash. Camera zooms on the card which reads: Hui Fan made this cookies herself.
Next Next Next Scene: Yu Ping eats his dinner alone. I wonder why he eats in the dark though. He receives a text message from Yang Guo that reads: Hui Fan wants to remind you to bring umbrella tomorrow coz it’s suppose to rain. So this is plan no.3: text Yu Ping to death under Hui Fan’s pretenses! Ha!
Yang Guo executes plan no. 4: Wait for hours outside Yu Ping’s house and be like the stalking Hui Fan. As she sees Yu Ping’s car, she casually greets him. Yu Ping then wears the Noh mask the second time around and bluntly asks” What’s the matter?”. Yang Guo replies: “Nothing, its been a long time since I came to your house” and offers her services to fix anything broken. Yu Ping then rudely counters: “There’s nothing to fix, I always throw broken things”. Still refusing to give in, Yang Guo continues that he should let her take a look at it first before throwing. Yu Ping feigns annoyance and asks heartlessly: “Aren’t you worrying too much?”
Offended and hurt, Yang Guo voices out her concerns.
Yang Guo: Why are you being like this? It seems you haven’t learnt what it means to be frugal the way you waste too much. But that’s right! If you don’t treasure things like feelings, why would you treasure anything else.
After saying her piece, she walks away but Yu Ping runs after her, grabs her, turns her around and the two delivers chunks of emotional outbursts.
Yu Ping: You’re talking to me about feelings? Can you take back feelings? You might be able to do it, but I can’t. Sorry! And one more thing.. you can’t even begin to understand my relationship with Hui Fan so could you please stop interfering.
Yang Guo: Fine! All you need to do is say that ‘I’m a busybody, there was no need for you to be so mean. I only did it cause I want you to be happy too. Why can’t you understand my feeling?
Yu Ping: You are the one who don’t understand my feelings! Just worry about your own happiness from now on and… Stay away from me.
WHew!!! That is pretty intense.
On the comic side: Yu Ping drives his car inside the house, leaving the angry Yang Guo behind. He sits at the table, looks at the cookie jar and get on with the funny “talking-with-camera” dialogues. This kind of scenes happen frequently throughout the drama. Hehehe…nice…nice!
Yu Ping: Who else other than you could have baked this many cookies, you idiot! How do you expect me to believe that Hui Fan made this herself! The sad thing is would I have still received this present from you if it hadn’t been for Hui Fan?
Then, he roaaaars! Yeah, literally roars at the camera and eats the cookie with a heavy heart. After some time, he walks to and fro. I think he’s thinking. 🙂 He calls Hui Fan after.
At Yu Ping’s office: Hui Fan waits for Yu Ping. This time she’s feeling good vibes. Her eagerness, somehow, shows. I can’t blame her though, it was the first time after the break-up that Yu Ping called her. Hmmm, something’s not right!
And I’m right! Yu Ping didn’t call her to reconcile. He called to set things straight. Dude, how many times do you have to tell this brat to stop! Is it possible that her brains are already clogged up?
Yu Ping: Can we stop wasting time? We just can’t go back to the things were. And no matter who you use to try to convince me, it’ll still be impossible.
Hui Fans seems to have developed an instant hearing-problem and continues digging for the sandwich she prepared. She offers some for Yu Ping but the later refuses.
Yu Ping: Hui Fan, can we stop involving other people in our problem. When you asked Ke Zhong to try to convince me before, I couldn’t say anything coz you guys are old friends. But now don’t you think is going a bit overboard to go after Yang Guo? Trying to use her kindness to help you do all this? I never thought that you were the kind of person who would do anything to get what you wanted. In any case, I hope this is the last time we ever talk about this matter. Because no matter who you ask or who you call, it just won’t work”.
All the while, Hui Fan keeps on eating the freaking sandwich! Why don’t you just shove it down you throat? ” Who says it won’t work? You called me right?”
Desperately, Yu Ping begs Hui Fan to stop being immature.
Hui Fan, seems to be officially deaf and chews on the sandwich… and then she chokes! Hahahaha.. serves you right! I’m so loving the sandwich right now! Moving on, yes, she chokes and everybody panics. Duh! She just choked for Pete’s sake!
Media men crowds the hospital. I wonder if they’ll be making a buzz if they knew, Hui Fan just choked herself?! So, Hui Fan’s manager gives a scripted explaination on why Hui Fan was brought to the hospital. Saying things like her talent is just visiting the hospital for an over-all physical check-up, blah blah blah.
When they were alone, Yu Ping explains that Hui Fan was suffers from depression and eating disorder. I still believe she just choked! The Manager then blames Yu Ping for everything, saying Hui Fan is lying half-dead because of him. Is it only me or this manager is being such a b****?!
Feeling guilty, Yu Ping takes care of Hui Fan. The manager’s harsh words keep on boggling his mind as he watch Hui Fan sleep. Right on cue, Hui Fan wakes up. Yu Ping cordially advises that she should take more rest. Hui Fan is nothing short of stunned, rendering her speechless. Yu Ping asks her what’s wrong. She answers she’s just happy seeing his concerns. She holds his hand and says she misses the “old” him. Clearly, she feels optimistic about the sudden change in Yu Ping. Yu Ping just gave forced, half-hearted smile.
Yang Guo calls Yu Ping to know any developments in Hui Fan’s health. Yu Ping coldly answers her that Hui Fan needs a long rest and his taking care of her in his house. Yang Guo asks if that means their back together again. Disappointed, Yu Ping asks her back if that’s just the reason why she called him. In a wounded voice he adds: Isn’t that what you wanted? And ends the call.
Alone, Yang Guo mutters sadly to herself: “That’s right. This was the ending I wanted. Now, you are happy. I am happy. Everybody is happy. Isn’t that really nice?”
Yang Duo and Zhi Hao time! I’m loving this cute couple so much!
At the office, the other staff were lazing around, letting Zhi Hao do all the work! Poor dear. Yang Duo sees all these and asks him how can a good person like him be a lawyer. Zhi Hao smiles timidly. When Zhi Hao left for home, Yang Duo murmurs: It has only been two weeks and he has already given up. Well, at least he got the message. Yay! someone’s breaking down her walls. 😀
But wait! There’s more Yang Duo-Zhi Hao moments!
Riding his motorcycle, Zhi Hao offers Yang Duo a ride home. Yang Duo refuses and reasons she doesn’t want to take advantage of him. Zhi Hao contradicts, saying the ride is definitely not for free! He gives her detailed computation of her daily fare which amounted to NT$76. He then draws her in by charging her NT$40 for the ride. So, with a little math, she’ll eventually save NT$36 everday! Hahaha… You’re such a genius Zhi Hao! Of course, the frugal, penny-wise Yang Duo grabs the opportunity. Success!
On the way home, Yang Guo relates to Ke Zhong how she gave Yu Ping a rap on the knuckles for being a cold-hearted, heartless opinionated lawyer. Hearing the almost unbelievable story, Ke Zhong laughs admiringly.Yang Guo continues that although she initially thought Yu Ping is cold-hearted and rude, it took her awhile to discover that deep down he really is a considerate person. Ke Zhong seemed troubled with the revelation. He is about to ask something but Yang Guo cuts him off as she excitedly went down the car when she sees Yang Duo and the cute lawyer Zhi Hao!
Yang Guo cheerfully greets her sister with enthusiasm. Ke Zhong joins the fun and teases Yang Duo for getting herself a boyfriend. Yang Duo furiously refutes, spelling out that Zhi Hao is just a new collegue who happens to give her a ride. Zhi Hao, however, insists on collecting the NT$40 charge. Eager to get rid of Zhi Hao’s presence, Yang Duo droves him away saying she’ll pay him tomorrow.
Yang Guo is being adamant on inviting Zhi Hao inside the house, draging him by the arms. Yang Duo wouldn’t be persuaded and pulls Zhi Hao’s other arm. The two sisters makes a human tug-of-war out of Zhi Hao, pulling him back and forth.
The situation is getting a little out hand, so Yang Guo calls out Dad for help. Witnessing the wacky scene, he asks what’s going on. Yang Guo shouts Cactus! Dad gets the idea Cactus! Hahaha… Dad and Yang Guo nicknamed Zhi Hao Cactus! He eagerly bids Zhi Hao to come inside. However, Zhi Hao declines. Yang Duo’s temper is running rather short as she deafeningly shouted: I SAID STAY! Hahaha… This scare the hell out of Zhi Hao, and he obediently walks inside. Yang Guo invites Ke Zhong as well. All of them went inside, except for Yang Duo who childishly stomps her feet on the ground: Hey! “How come no one is asking for may opinion!”
Inside, all of them are gathers on the table as Dad serves ginger clamp soup. Dad tells Zhi Hao to remember that ginger clamp soup is Yang Duo’s favorite dish. Hahaha…oh dad! He’s really serious in marrying Yang Duo off.
Ke Zhong notices Zhi Hao’s weird accent, so he asks if Zhi Hao is from HongKong. When Zhi Hao confirms, Dad interjects that HongKong is great! The products are good and the food are fresh. The best place for Yang Duo! Another hint of the eagerness to tie the knots for Yang Duo. Yang Duo goes gaga and warns Dad to stop the nonsense!
Yang Guo continues the conversation and asks Zhi Hao if he has other siblings. Zhi Hao answers he is the only child. Again, Dad remarks that only children are usually very responsible and obedient and is very suitable. Hahaha… another hint!Yang Duo again warns him.
Now it’s Ke Zhongs turn, he asks if Zhi Hao has a girlfriend. Zhi Hao readily says he has none. Dad butts in again saying that’s good because Yang Duo also has no boyfriend. Yang Duo reaches her limit and declares she’ll throw Zhi Hao out if they continue rubbing on the subject. The rest of the gang, concedes to chage the subject.
With Yang Guo’s insinuation, Ke Zhong asks Yang Duo about Yu Ping. Yang Duo makes an unclear answer saying she doesn’t know but he has been staying at the office alone, working late just to take care of Hui Fan. This gets Yang Guo anxious, worrying Yu Ping’s about gastric problems. She adds that she wanted to call but she is afraid to bother them.
Daddy Yang then turns his attention towards Ke Zhong and asks about his extremely close relationship with Hui Fan. Now, it’s Yang Guo’s time to warn dad. Ke Zhong answers that Yu Ping, Hui Fan and him are classmates so naturally, they are close friends for many years. Dad redirects the question to Zhi Hao: “Mr. Liang, you wouldn’t happen to have a female friend with whom you’ve been friends for many years, would you?” And the two sisters shouts a thunderous: “DAD!”
Now, Hui Fan visits her doctor for a check-up and drug prescription. The manager and Yu Ping are there as well. Privately, Yu Ping asks the doctor when will Hui Fan recover. The doctor answers it can’t be determined because recovery period for anorexia defer from person to person. And though Hui Fan seems to improve a bit, keeping her emotion is still of utmost important.
Outside, Hui Fan instructs her manager to arrange simple jobs for her since she’s getting bored doing nothing.When he manager left, Yu Ping invites Hui Fan for a walk. The thing is the invitation is more like a courtesy- some kindness that must be done for a “sick” person.
Clearly, Hui Fan is the only one enjoying the walk. They pass by the basketball court where Ke Zhong and Yu Ping usually play and they reminisce the good all days. Hui Fan suddenly holds Yu Pings hand and lays her head on his shoulders. Feeling uncomfortable, Yu Ping shakes off her grip. It’s a rather blunt reaction but girl you can’t really blame the guy! Just consider he is just forcing himself into this facade for your sake! Hui Fan is hurt but still says she is happy that Yu Ping is thoughtfully caring for her. Yeah, that’s right you should be thankful and just walk away already will yah!
Meanwhile, Ke Zhong and Yang Guo just came from an official business deal at Ke Zhong’s former university. Ke Zhong keeps on laughing and teasing Yang Guo for her unusual outfi. Finally! I came to see Yang Guo wear an office attire!
Just by luck, Ke Zhong and Yang Duo accidentally meets up with Yu Ping and Hui Fan. This scene is kinda awkward! They are actually talking almost 5 meters away! The tension is building up for Yu Ping and Yang Guo. Even Ke Zhong feels a little disturbed. And somehow, only Hui Fan doesn’t feel anything! Hui Fan invites them for lunch but Yu Ping is clearly not into the idea. So, the two couples went their separate ways.
As Yu Ping walks away, he wretchely says in voiceover:
Yu Ping: From now on, we need to be like two paralled lines so that we won’t have to cross each other’s path again.
Aw…how heartbreaking! Huhuhu… Next?! Series of flashbacks for Yu Ping!
Next day, Ke Zhong packs for Hang Zhuo to check on his project there. Yang Guo is being hyped up and reminds him not to forget about the dozens of presents she prepared for everybody!Yang Guo walks him off. She even carries the bag for him! What is she really? A porter?
Yang Guo chatters all the while, keeping Ke Zhong reminded that is his mom asks if she was practicing her manners and training, he must say he is. Ke Zhong asks if she really was practicing, Yang Guo honestly says she hasn’t but because she keeps on dreaming about his mom’s training, it’s just like doing it for real. She even wakes up covered with sweat just because of the dream. Hahaha!
When Ke Zhong left, Yang Guo cheers herself up: Yang Guo, you are on the climax both your romantic life and career! You grab a hold of it, you hear?… But how come I’m feeling a bit unsteady then? (oh! I know! I know! :D)
Just then Zhi Hao came looking for her. He actually wants to solicite advice from Yang Guo on how she persuaded her boyfriends heart.Yang Guo shyly corrects him, saying Ke Zhong liked her first so he was the one who courted her. Haha! He changes the question, and asks her how Ke Zhong managed to move her heart instead. Yang Guo suspiciously asks if he is sincere. He energetically swears yes! And Yang Guo whispers something in his ears. It’s a secret.
Dad-Yang Guo bonding time!!! At home, Dad and Yang Guo is having a not so serious talk about Yang Duo’s love life. Dad asks: “You want your sister to fall in love with that cactus guy? Yang Guo answers: “That’s right! And if he aims for everything that she likes, it’s bound to work! And they both laugh cunningly. Dad asks again: But aiming for what she like is hard, do you even know what she likes? Yang Guo instantly answers: “Money!” Dad is a little hesitant about it: “Oh, please! everyone in Taiwan knows she likes money! How about anything else? “Yang Guo thinks. She gets a book and shows it to Dad. “This is sister’s favourite book, the answer must be found here”. Yang Guo flips the pages and finds a calling card with a name that reads “Lawrence”- Ke Zhong’s English name. The same name is written on the back of the book. Oh snap! What of she finds out that Ke Zhong is her sister’s dream guy?! Thankfully, before she discovers anything else, she gets a frenzied call from Ling Ling.
LingLing’s hysterics came from the fact that she saw Xiao Lei cheating on her. Yang Guo tries to comfort LingLing, saying that Xiao Lei is not the kind who can cheat on her. But LingLing refuses to listen and decides to erase the couple’s tattoo she had.
Getting rid of tattoo’s isn’t a simple thing, so LingLing ends up complaining how it hurts. Yang Guo unsympathetically blames her for the pain because she did it to herself! LingLing reasons out that she did it for love. But knowing she was cheated, it made her sad, realizing that all the happiness was fake. Yang Guo consoles not all men are like Xiao Lei. But LingLing is still bitter and says 9.5 of 10 men are just the same.
On the way home, Yang Guo keeps on thinking about what LingLing said. She gets a little scared when she thought that Ke Zhong might be cheating on her too! Then a blissful call came…the children are back! Yeepee!
Such a happy reunion for the kids and Yang Guo. The kids are really adorable. Cute kids! They excitedly greet Yang Guo. And from their interaction, the kids really missed Yang Guo a lot. The little girl even complains that her brother always annoyingly looks for Yang Guo. It was kinda cute when the children eagerly wants to taste Yang Guo’s home-cooked meals. Yu Ping just smiles behind the scene. While Hui Fan enviously looks at the happy trio.
I love the next scene! Yay! And I really really love the kids!
Everybody gathers up for lunch. Hui Fan starts a conversation, asking Yang Guo when Ke Zhong will be back. Yang Guo replies he’ll be staying there for a few more days. Hui Fan requested Yang Guo to give her a call when Ke Zhong comes. And Yang Guo willingly agrees.
Little girl notices that Hui Fan isn’t eating, so asks quite frankly if Hui Fan doesn’t like Yang Guo’s cooking. Of course, Hui Fan clarifies it’s not the case. Yu Ping graciously explain that Hui Fan is not feeling well so she doesn’t eat much. Yang Guo offers to cook porridge for Hui Fan, but she says she’s not hungry and unnecessarily adds Yu Ping cooks porridge for her all the time.
Hui Fan wants to get the kid’s good side so she tries to bribe them with white chocolate. But oh! The kids are really sharp and brutally frank as well!
Yu Ting: Is white chocolate better than regular chocolate?
Yu Fei: Who knows but that’s the kind that couples eat. Do you know what a couple is? They are two people who are lovey-dovey with each other, so I don’t want to eat it.
Hahaha! And the kids act as if disgusted. Hui Fan feels insulted and bids to rest. Yang Guo reprimands the kids for being rude. But I can’t really blame the kids. They’re kids. Hahaha!
So, with Hui Fan out-of-the-way, the kids plan to spend quality time with Yang Guo and Yu Ping by playing computers. They even fight who they’re teaming with but Yu Ping ruins the mood, saying he has some work to do so he can’t play with them. As he walks away, Yang Guo thinks to herself: “Why do I feel like I’m growing away from Xiang Da Ge (Yu Ping)? Is he pulling away on purpose. Never mind. This is also good”.
Later that night, Yang Guo prepares the children to sleep. Yu Fei asks her then why Hui Fan is at her uncle’s house. Yang Guo asks: “Didn’t your uncle tell you”. Harsh as ever, Yu Fei replies: “Yes, he said she is sick. But she looks fine to me. How is she sick”. Yang Guo cautiously answers: “You’re aunt has a disease that grown ups get. And you have to look very closely in order to tell. So she needs someone to really take care of her in order to get better and that’s why your uncle needs to look after her for now”. Yu Fei casually asks again:” And how long will that take? And besides, why does she stay here?”. Yu Ting butts in: “That’s right! Can’t she take care of herself. I don’t like her”.
Yang Guo tries to persuade the children into liking Hui Fan. She kindly scolds them that they should be treating Hui Fan badly because she loves them. She even gives them chocolate. The children are still unconvinced. Yang Guo warns the children not to talk about those things when in front of Hui Fan. Yu Fei just sighed.
The ever observant Yu Fei then wonders why everybody keeps on asking Yang Guo about Ke Zhong. She accusingly remarks that the two are dating. Yang Guo brushes the topic off, saying Yu Fei shouldn’t be bothered with adult matters and thus, confirming the relationship between them. The little girl reacts violently:”But why? I thoughtyou’d be with my uncle? And Yu Ting sweetly adds: “That’s right,I’d really like you to be with my uncle. Or I could always marry you when I get older so that we can be together then”. Aw, so sweet, isn’t he?
Yang Guo laughs at the thought. But Yu Ting insists that he really doesn’t like Hui Fan. And Yu Fei, seconds the motion. Hui Fan overhears the conversation. Yang Guo feels guilty. Remember, they’re just kids. And it’s Hui Fan’s fault for bringing extra blankets. Nobody wants her to do that! If she just stayed on her room, then she wouldn’t have heard it! But it’s okay. I still find it pleasure in seeing her hurt. Nyahaha!
Yang Duo-Yang Guo bonding time! The sisters name are confusing me already! Anyway, so it’s bonding time for the sisters. Yang Guo tells her about the awkward scene with the kids and Hui Fan. She kinda owns up the fault for hurting Hui Fan. Yang Duo scolds her for taking responsibility for everything all the time! Yang Guo reasons she’s just talking about a teeny-tiny bit of responsibility to get the kids and Hui Fan closer. Yang Guo gets ridiculously smarter as she explains further that if the kids love Hui Fan, eventually her health will improve, and then Yu Ping will not have a reason to pile a bunch of work for Yang Duo, making her sister’s life easier!
Yang Duo is a lot smarter though, she disagrees with Yang Guo’s crooked reasons.”Those 2 kids Met Hui Fan long before they met you. The word “hate” is already implanted in their head a long time ago, so what could you do about it?”. Still determined, Yang Guo bites back:”Well, you can’t put it that way. Those two little devils hated me at first too. You even helped in negotiating with them, have you forgotten already? Yang Duo admits defeat:”Whatever! never mind. You just love meddling with other people’s business”. Yang Guo changes the topic then and teases her sister about lawyer Liang. Hahaha! And so Yang Guo receives a sisterly beating from Yang Duo.
Yu Ping reluctantly calls Yang Guo. He politely asks her if she could accompany the kids the next day because he’ll be taking Hui Fan for a photo shoot. Yang Guo agrees and when the line was cut she mutters: “Did you have to be so polite?”.
That ends Episode 12. I’ve been working with Episode 13. Hopefully, I can post it tonigh. 🙂 Fighting!
Down with love Episode 11 Recap
This episode is quite intense for me. And you may call me wicked, but oh! I loved how Hui Fan cried her heart out. She really is pathetic! And she deserves every cutting word . Serves you right, you selfish brat!!! I’m kinda sad with how this episode ends…but still I’m hoping for the best! Some scenes were kinda “typically Korean” for me but it doesn’t matter. I still loved this drama.
The previous episodes showed how desperate Hui Fan is to reconcile with Yu Ping. Literally, she tried almost everything- not evertything though. I wonder when she’ll try the “I’ll-kill-myself” scheme?!. But seriously, when will she get the idea that she’s totally dumped?! I’m happy that despite Hui Fan’s evil ploys, Yu Ping remained grounded for Yang Gou. Maybe, this is why I loved this drama so much, there are no complicated see-saws of emotion but just a downright stick-to-the-point romance. Well, for the male lead only that is.
The episode starts with Hui Fan patiently, or may I call it desperately, waiting for Yu Ping in the basement. You know, in some culture, when a person follows somebody everywhere it’s called STALKING! Yeah, how desperate can a gal get, eh? When she sees Yu Ping, she readily unsheathes her claws and angrily asks him when will he give up- referring to Yu Ping’s relentless efforts to help Yang Gou.
In exasperation, Yu Ping coldly says he doesn’t know what she’s talking about and walks away. Hui Fan stops him midway and insists he is only pretending not to know. She angrily reminds Yu Ping that Yang Gou is already Ke Zhong’s girlfriend and everything he does is useless. Ignoring Hui Fan’s rants, Yu Ping continues his stride.
Desperate to get Yu Ping’s attention, Hui Fan threatens that she’ll make Yang Gou suffer . The foul statement did get Yu Ping’s attention though, turns back, faces Hui Fan and asks her what she meant.
With much haughtiness, Hui Fan warns that if Yu Ping will continue getting involved with Yang Gou, she’ll ask Ke Zhong to break-up with Yang Guo. Too startled to react, Yu Ping asks her if it’s a threat. Hui Fan angrily replies that she’ll do whatever it takes to make Yu Ping give up on Yang Gou. Yu Ping assures her that Ke Zhong will never let happiness go by and walks away.
Hui Fan, being the evil ex-girlfriend that she is, provokes him further saying that she’ll definitely make Ke Zhong choose between her and Yang Gou. This is the last draw for Yu Ping. He slowly walks towards Hui Fan and looks at her with contempt.
Yu Ping: “Ding Hui Fan, don’t you think you’re being really pathetic. In the past you’ve missed up on a relationship that you ought to have spent more effort on because of your career. And now, because of love, you are using friendship that you ought to cherish as a bargaining chip?! If all you can see in your eyes is yourself, you’ll end up with nothing one day.
Hui Fan refuses to listen and childishly covers her ears in desperation. Yu Ping tries to leave but Hui Fan hugs him, shamelessly begging for forgiveness and for another chance. But, thankfully Yu Ping remains unmoved.
Yu Ping: I’m begging you too… don’t let the feeling of disgust be the only feeling I will have left for you.
As if burned and disgusted, Yu Ping slowly removes Hui Fan’s hands and left. Ouch! Now that hurts! Too dumbfounded and defeated, Hui Fan unsteadily goes to her car and cries like crazy.
Meanwhile, Ke Zhong and Yang Gou have just finished watching the hockey game with Ke Zhong’s friends. Yang Gou totally earned the friends’ approval as they shower her with praises . The friends were absolutely impressed that Yang Gou knows a lot about hockey. (If they only knew!) :p
So the friends went their separate ways, leaving Ke Zhong and Yang Gou alone. Ke Zhong still couldn’t believe that Yang Gou studied hard about hockey for him. He jokingly asked if she became a hockey critic in such a period of time because of Yu Pings “magic trick”. Yang Gou, afraid that it will make Ke Zhong jealous, just smiled guiltily. Ke Zhong hugs her and reassures it’s alright since she put up much effort for him. Ke Zhong, being too moved with Yang Gou’s efforts, suddenly feels like in a trance and nearly gives Yang Gou their first ever kiss. Yes,!I said nearly simply because the kiss didn’t happen. Alas! evil Hui Fan appears just in time. Ke Zhong sees her instantly and pushes Yang Gou away.
Hui Fan sees the intimate scene and says sorry for the interruption. (Oh, really?!) Hui Fan tries to impose guilt in Ke Zhong by telling him that she has no one to turn to other than him and it’s her fault that she caught them that way, blah..blah…blah and all that drama. Arggg! Like a guilt-stricken kindergarten, Ke Zhong runs after her, leaving Yang Guo shocked.
Yang Gou seeing the excessive display of concern in Ke Zhong, is schocked, since, it is pretty obvious that Ke Zhong cares about Hui Fan far more than her. To save her self from further embarassment and hurt, she volunteers to go home alone and let the two for a nice chat Seeing Yang Gou’s sad and gloomy face, Ke Zhong tries to stop her. Of course, it was to no avail.
Yang Gou walks home alone, broken-hearted and feeling lost. Adding insult to injury is Ling Ling, who calls to ask her if Ke Zhong already kissed her. Irritated, Yang Gou tells Ling Ling to stop talking about those things, saying that there are a lot of things a couple must do besides kissing. Ling Ling on the other side of the line, explains that normal couples would kiss. Now, Yang Gou becomes even more annoyed and cuts the line. She gets another phone call, now from Yu Ping, also asking about the progress between her and Ke Zhong. Yu Ping asks if the information he gave her was useful and comments that after what Yang Gou did, Ke Zhong will be touched. Yang Gou agrees that her efforts touched Ke Zhong nd immediately cuts the call short. Sensing Yang Guo’s distant and dull, Yu Ping suspects that something is wrong, tries to call Yang Gou back but she isn’t picking it up. Yang Gou can’t contain her tears any longer, breaks down and cries in the middle of the alley.
Worrying about Yang Guo,Yu Ping calls Yang Duo (who is playing a some sort of raffle) and asks if she’s with her sister. Yang Duo answers her sis is already out for her date and suggests he must call Yang Guo directly. Yu Ping says that he can’t get a hold of her through the phone and she sounded weird when he called. Yang Du dismisses the idea that something is wrong and tells Yu Ping to be optimistic, saying that maybe the two are just busy enjoying their time together. Yu Ping remains troubled but let it go anyway.
After the phone call, Yang Du resumes playing and was disturbed again by her dad. He asks her to listen to his prepared speech. This scene is kinda funny. I didn’t expect that the speech Yang Du’s father was eagerly preparing was for Yang Gou’s wedding ceremony! Hahaha… The father is just too fastforward, isn’t he?
Yang Du reacts violently to her father’s outrageous behaviour and reminds him that Yang Gou and Ke Zhong just barely started their relationship. And a wedding is too far-fetched to dream of just yet. Obviously, dad was too overwhelmed that a young and handsome man like Ke Zhong would fall for their Yang Gou.
Just in time, Yang Gou arrived. She immediately hugs dad crying. Seeing Yang Gou’s puffy eyes, Yang Du asks why she’s crying. Yang Gu simply says that she missed dad so much. Yang Du didn’t accept the lame excuse and demands the real reason. Dad asks if Ke Zhong bullied her and angrily declares he’ll talk with him. Yang Gou insisted that Ke Zhong has nothing to do with it and bids goodnight. Yang Du and Dad couldn’t be fooled and are still convinced that something happened between Yang Gou and Ke Zhong.
The next morning, Yang Du is having a heated argument with Dad on the phone. Obviously, dad is reminding Yang Du to resolve Yang Gou’s issue. Yang Du annoyingly assures dad that she will deal with the matter, and reminds him that she couldn’t just scold Ke Zhong because they owe him NT$1 Million!
While on the phone, a well-dressed, young looking cuttie came. Seeing the hostile way Yang Du talks on the phone, he was taken aback. After the call, Yang Du acts courtly towards the young looking cuttie, thinking that he was there as a representative of a company. When the young looking cuttie tells he’s just looking for for Lawyer Xiang. Yang Duo feigns kindness and courteously asks then if he had an appointment . He replies he has none. Thinking he is just a small-time fish ,Yang Du suspiciously looks at him and asks if he was there to sell insurance. When he didn’t answer, she further asks if he was there to do car repairs. The young looking cuttie shook his head. And out of the blue she ask if he was there to sell bananas.Hahaha! The young looking cuttie can’t help but smile at the silly question and insists heis there for personal reasons.
Finding the idea absurd, Yang Du tells him that he is better off working in a Tuition agency and advises him to take Mandarin classes to improve his pronunciation. The young looking cuttie starts to protest but Yang Duo isn’t bound t listen and ushers him towards the door. Just in time, Yu Ping sees the commotion calls the young cuttie by name, Zhi Hao. (At last, the young looking cuttie has a name!)
Yu Ping introduces Zhi Hao to the rest of the staff, saying that Zhi Hao is a brilliant lawyer from Hong Kong who specializes on trademarks and patents. Yang Duo is taken aback and realizes she just made a poor judge of character in Zhi Hao. Yu Ping then assigns Yang Duo to show the new lawyer around and help him familiarize the area. She gives Zhi Hao a grudgingly awkward smile.
Outside, Yang Duo gives Zhi Hao an effortless and passive tour. When she tested Zhi Hao if he remembers everything she told him, Zhi Hao couldn’t quite get everything right and she scolds him for that. (Poor Zhi Hao!). Yang Duo then uses the free time to come to Ke Zhong’s office and talk to him.
At the office, Ke Zhong tries to make coffee for himself. He keeps on thinking of Yang Gou and her reaction last night. Me thinks, he’s kinda feeling something real for Yang Guo already. He takes a sip of the coffee but casts it aside cause it tastes different from Yang Guo’s special coffee. Flashbacks continue and he imagines Yang Gou sitting on her desk, smiling, and gladly asking him if he would like to have coffee.
Yang Du arrives at Ke Zhongs office, leaving Zhi Hao on his own. She confronts Ke Zhong and asks why Yang Guo is such in a sour mood after their date, saying it was pretty obvious that Ke Zhong has something to do with it.
Ke Zhong humbly admits that he is indeed at fault. But before the confrontation continues, Ke Zhong got a phone call from Yu Ping, saying that he’s coming over to talk about something. Ke Zhong then warns Yang Duo that Yu Ping is on his way. Yang Du stops her ranting and went on panic mode. She runs about the office, not knowing what to do and decides to hide under the table. Ke Zhong suggests she hide in the other room.
It’s quite funny that when Yu Ping arrived, he immediately looks for Yang Duo. Hahaha…How could Yang Duo forget about Zhi Hao?. She’s already busted right from the start. Yang Duo eyes Zhi Hao angrily. Zhi Hao ezplains that because she said she’ll only take 20 minutes, so he decided to wait outside.
Minutes later, Ke Zhong and Yu Ping are outside, drinking light beer, enjoying the breeze and recollecting memories from their college days. Yu Ping asks Ke Zhong, if he and Yang Guo had a fight. Ke Zhong just smiles, saying that the scene is rather familiar only it feels the other way around- referring to the times when he would talk with Yu Ping and persuades him not to fight with Hui Fan. He adds that Yu Ping is minding too much of other’s realtionship. Yu Ping just smiles back meaningfully and tells Ke Zhong about Hui Fan’s threat. Obviously, Yu Ping takes Hui Fan’s threat seriously and wants to confirm Ke Zhong’s stand for the matter.
Ke Zhong casually replies that he’ll talk with Hui Fan about it and he has no reason to explain anything about his relationship with Yang Guo and excuses himself. Midway, Yu Ping calls for him and says that whatever is happening, Yang Guo is innocent and thereby, should not be used an a tool hor Hui Fan’s revenge.
At home, Yang Guo is still thinks about the latter events and just stares at the ceiling. Dad sees her and ask what she’s thinking. From which Yang Guo replies it was nothing, and she’s just staring into space. Dad jokingly says that its not a good sign because when elders stare into space it’s called dementia, but when younsters do it’s letting the imagination run wild. Yang Guo opens up and reminds Dad about the magic ball he gave her as a birthday present. She then asks if it really could make all wishes come true. Dad replies that sincerity brings about effectiveness. Yang Guo then wishes that she has her magic ball with her so that she’ll know whethe her last wish (finding someone who could truly love her ) came true or not . Dad gives fatherly advice and says it’s better to look for answers herself because she knows better if that person truly loves her more than a magic ball. He adds that quarrels are just normal for couples, but as long as they can feel love, they’ll know that soon after there will come sunshine (meaning: everything will be alright). This lighten up Yang Guo’s mood and Dad decides to invite her for a shaved ice.
Just when they opened that door, Yu Ping is there standing with some summer treat- guess what? Shaved ice! Yang Guo and Dad laughs at the coincidence.
Inside the living room, Yu Ping asks Dad if Yang Guo is alright. It’s kinda sweet, since Yang Guo was there also but he chose to ask the dad. Dad replies that she’s not and leaves the two to chat. As Dad went away, he muses why Yu Ping is there instead of Ke Zhong (the boyfriend). He then remembers the scene when he sees Yu Ping having a ridiculious argument with a kid over a candy. Dad laughs knowingly. (I think Dad is being perceptive and now knows the real deal! Nice job Dad!).
When they were alone, Yu Ping acts as the mediator and lies that Ke Zhong is truly sorry for what had happened . Yang Guo tells him that it was all a misunderstanding in her part and she had always known of Hui Fan’s positin in Ke Zhong’s heart. By then her phone alarms , reminding her that it was Da Shan’s birthday.(Da Shan is the special child that Ke Zhong adopted as a godson). She sweetly asks Yu Ping to give her a ride. Of course, Yu Ping couldn’t refuse.
Yang Guo and Yu Ping arrives at the center and sees Da Shan looking so sad and gloomy. The teacher says Da Shan threw a tantrum after hearing that Ke Zhong is going to be late in taking him to Taipei 101. Yang Guo volunteers to take Da Shan herself, making Da Shan happy. Feeling a little bit uncomfortable, Yu Ping recommends Yang Guo to call and inform Ke Zhong about her plan. Yang Guo agrees and got the go signal from Ke Zhong.
Yang Guo invites Yu Ping to join them but he politely declines.
Yang Guo and Da Shan are having a great time together, eating candies and playing games . Yang Guo buys an orange ballon for Da Shan but unfortunately Da Shan looses his grip and it flew. Looking sad, Yang Guo offers to buy another one but Da Shan refuses , demanding that he wanted that same orange balloon. With that, Yang Guo then tells Da Shan to wait while she retrieves the ballon herself. (Stupid balloon!). When she came back, Da Shan was not there. Panic seeps through her as she can’t find Da Shan anywhere.
Upon knowing the news, Ke Zhong hurriedly went to the park. He blames Yang Guo, shouts harsh words at her. Yang Guo cries from hurt and guilt.
Meanwhile at the office, Yu Ping can’t seem to focus on his work and complains that while others are happily dating, he’s there working. He grumbles that afar from working, solving other’s people problems and earning money he has nothing to do. Out of exasperation, he accidently shuts down his laptop and wooosh… wasting the 3 hours of work. Just in time, Yang Guo calls asking for help. Like a knight in shining armour, Yu Ping rushes hurriedly to save her damsel in distress.
Yu Ping sees Yang Guo crying alone on the park’s stairway. She rumbles over her own stupidity, worrying that Da Shan maybe kidnapped or is really really scared. Yu Ping gives her a soothing hug and says everyone is bound to make mistake once in a while. He even shares his own mistake- the time when he was just starting off as a lawyer and lost his client’s title deeds. He further shares the story of a judge who set a criminal free cause he couldn’t recognize the criminal when he grew a mustache. The story was meant to ease her from guilt, but she couldn’t quite comprehend becase of her state. Just then, Yu Ping receives a call the police, informing them that Da Shan is already found.
Ke Zhong immediately came after to look for them. Because he blames Yang Guo for what had happened, Ke Zhong gives her a cold shoulder. Seing the hostility in Ke Zhong’s action, Yu Ping asks if it’s necessary for him to be apathetic at Yang Guo, when in fact, she’s more worried than him. To avoid further arguments, Yang Guo tells Yu Ping that it’s okay since it was her fault afterall. Ke Zhong says nothing and went off, leaving a very annoyed Yu Ping and a crying Yang Guo.
Later, Ke Zhong is drinking alcohol at a bar, contemplating and momentarily has flashbacks of the time when Yang Guo told him that being able to be with him is the greatest thing that has ever happened to her and the time when he asked Yang Guo to make a new sweater. Yu Ping finds him alone and pats his shoulders. Ke Zhong already knows the reason why Yu Ping was there and straightforwardly tells Yu Ping that he is not in the mood to talk about Yang Guo.
Yu Ping was angered by this and warns Ke Zhong not to use Yang Guo as a diversion only when he’s in good mood. Irately, Ke Zhong counters that whether Yu Ping only acts as a long time friend or a former boos, he has no right to be so concerned about Yang Guo. Without pretentions, Yu Ping calmly laid the cards straight and tells Ke Zhong that he is concerned because he likes Yang Guo.
Yu Ping: I never knew that I could like someone to this extent before, I like her so much that I can’t even begin to undestand myself. I’m sorry..but now I undestand your attitude back in the days when Hui Fan and I were together.
Ke Zhong: So what? You want to use the same exact tricks to try to take Yang Guo away from me too?
Yu Ping: What are you talking about? I’ve always felt bad with you because of what happened with Hui Fan because although you guys never dated, I knew you really liked her.
Ke Zhong: But in the end she chose you.
Yu Ping: That’s right, she chose me. But didn’t you decide to wish us the best then?I’ve always been thankful to you for that. It’s the same here. Now that Yang Guo chose to be with you, I also want you to be happy.
Ke Zhong: What about Hui Fan then. Can you give her another opportunity in exchange of all the concessions I’ve made over these years?
Yu Ping can’t believe what Ke Zhong just said and asks if Ke Zhong still loved Hui Fan. Ke Zhong stammers and couldn’t answer. Yu Ping tells him that if he had any hope to be with Hui Fan, then he shouldn’t have started dating Yang Guo. Ke Zhong replies that he has no such hope cause Hui Fan has never change her love for him and all he hoped for was for Yu Ping to stop making Hui Fan feel sad.
Yu Ping declares that it would be the last time that he’ll talk with Ke Zhong about Yang Guo and warns him that if he still treats her badly, he has no choice but snatch her away. Ke Zhong just stares at him blankly.
At the office, Yang Duo is being frugal and stingy once again, scolding one of the staff of his over-the-top expenses. The rest of the staff, jokingly remarks that her stinginess would get really worst since she had only begun. Zhi Hao finds Yang Du rather cute and smiles secretly. Another lawyer over hears and advises the other staff that the only way of avoiding Yang Du’s overly scrutinizing nature, is to overcharge the meal expenses just a little bit. Just then, that same lawyer was scolded for declaring NT$2600 for a business trip.Hahaha! Nobody escapes from the penny-wise Yang Duo.
Zhi Hao is quite impressed in Yang Duo and comments that she is really competent. The staff finds his comment amusing. They even joked that Yang Duo should have worked as a tourist guide and sit right next to a Bamboo viper and other venomous snakes because she solicites the same ghastly responses from the people around her. (This implies she is rather scary!) Zhi Hao still thinks highly of Yang Duo and says that he feels something familiar about her because she reminds him of his mother. Of course the staff were appalled and took pity on him. Zhi Hao asks if she had a boyfriend. The staff laughs and tells him that the only boyfriend she got is money. Zhi Hao was actually happy hearing that and smiled on his own.
The next day Yang Guo reports in the office and greets Ke Zhong. He is obviously still angry with what happened, acts distant and cold. Yang Guo tries to lighten up the mood by surprising him, wearing a minnie mouse face mask. Ke Zhong just blankly stares at her. Hahaha! Before they could have the most needed talk, Ke Zhong gets a call from Hui Fan. And of course, like a mindless robot, Ke Zhong tells Yang Guo to wait for him and rushes out.
On the meeting place, Ke Zhong overly worries that she looks pale, asks maybe she wasn’t resting well or eating meals. Hui Fan says she’s okay and wants to talk about Yang Guo. Ke Zhong asks if what Yu Ping told him about the balckmail was true. Hui Fan turns around, confirming it was tru. Ke Zhong asks if she wasnts him to break up with Yang Guo. Hui Fan anwers she doesn’t know but only finds herself pathetic and stupid, and shameful. (Thank goodness she knew!) Now, we see she’s loosing a bit of her confidence in getting back together with Yu Ping.
Hui Fan: I never really suffered a setback before, so i didn’t know it would hurt so much. Ke Z hong, you really have no idea of how very much in pain I am right now. Whenever I think about the fact that YP does not longer love me I feel so much pain, so much so that as if I’ve gone insane.
Ke Zhong hugs her. Hui Fan says sorry saying it was her fault that she pushed Ke Zhong to date someone he doesn’t like and used the relationship to blackmail Yu Ping. Ke Z hong says it was not her fault, as he did it on his own and infact it was he who should be at fault because he thought Yu Ping is best for her but after seeing how she tormentted she is, realized he is wrong. Finally, Ke Zhong put a little sense to Hui Fan by telling her to stop, let go and find somebody who will truly love and protect careof her (Giving a hint that he was the one giving her that)
Hui Fan tells him that she only loves Yu Ping and can’t look for somebody else. Ke Zhong apparently looks hurt and defeated. Guility, Hui Fan says sorry. Weakly, Ke Zhong replies that he undestands, smiles half-heartedly and jokes “why people always fall in love with the wrong person and land on sorrowful flights and who invented such self-tormenting games?” Hui Fan answer and just stares at Ke Zhong.
Yang Guo waits for Ke Zhong in the office, obviously she wanted to clear things with Ke Zhong. When she sees Ke Zhong, she asks if Hui Fan is fine. Ke Zhong nods and she starts her speech.
Yang Guo: To tell you the truth, being with you has been the luckietst thing in my entire life. And although, I’m very happy and glad about that, everything is very clear for me. I could never match up to such a great person like you. Anyway, I still wanted to thank you for being so good to me.
Yang Guo hands Ke Zhong a gift bag, inside was a hand-knitted gloves. She continues talking, saying that she was so afraid she can’t finish it on time, she forgot to take the measurements of his hand ending up with one pair bigger than the other. Ke Zhong, is moved and suddenly hugs her, telling her that he was the one who doesn’t match up with her and being with her made him realize how weak he really is. Through voice over he adds, “sorry for being too selfish by keeping you”. Arggg, Ke Zhong is just plain mean.
Thinking about his hasty confession, Yu Ping worries about Yang Guo’s reaction if she gets to know about it from Ke Zhong. He diverts his agony by sharpening an already too sharpened pencil. Hahaha! Just then, Yang Du submits a report and Yu Ping casually asks her of her family’s “situation”, getting a little bit of information. Yang Duo says it was really good last night.
Yu Ping asks the question again, now a little demanding, if there isn’t really anything that is peculiar last night. Now, Yang Du ridiculously remembers “something” and relates that her sister made a big crack on their bathtub that it makes creaking noises. She even jokes if he is willing to buy them a new bathtub. Yu Ping just mockingly smiles. Just then the phone rings. It was from Yang Guo, happily telling him that everything is already patched up between Her and Ke Zhong and excitedly adds that she feels that Ke Zhong even loved her a little bit more. Yu Ping says he’s happy about it and smiles sadly.
Later that night, Dad meets up with Yu Ping to pay his debt. Dad says he wasn’t really proud of what he did (being a con artist) but at least Yang Duo and Yang Guo learned what it takes to work hard and seeing how his daughters worked hard encourages him to do the same. He thanks Yu Ping for helping him.
The drinking session begins. Dad confidently says that he became a skilled feng shui con artist not only because of his convincing power but because of his observant eyes. Of which,Yu Ping agrees readily.(I don’t know why Yu Ping kinda act drunk already when they just barely started drinking.) Dad wonders why a shrewd lawyer like Yu Ping would willingly help an old man like him and came up with two possibilities: (1) He is Yu Ping’s real father. or (2) Yu Ping is thinking to make him his father. Hahaha! It’s kinda like the 2nd possibibilty though. Dad is amazingly bright!
Yu Ping suddenly bacame quiet and then laugh it off. Hahaha.. busted!
Dad obviously roots for the 2nd possibility, asks Yu Ping who among the sisters does he like, Yang Duo or Yang Guo?
Yu Ping refuses to answer and suggests to change the topic. Dad agrees and asks Yu Ping’s thought on whether Ke Zhong would really make Yang Guo happy.Yu Ping then changes the topic and says that he wants to call him dad just for the night. Dad agrees more than willingly.
Yu Ping got really really drunk after and Dad ends up carrying him all the way to their house. Seeing her boss’ drunk state, Yang Duo suspected that Dad got Yu Ping drunk to borrow money. Dad denies and says he being kind to his son. Hearing that Ke Zhong and Yang Guo arrive, Dad closes the bedroom door, and the three of them overhears Yang Guo and Ke Zhongs conversation.
Thinking that Dad and Yang Duo were not yet home, Ke Zhong bids farewell and says sorry for the misunderstanding with Hui Fan. Yang Guo readily forgives him and says its ok, because she also knew it’s diffcult to forget somebody you like., reassuring Ke Zhong that the past is not important and they must work together for the future. Ke Zhong holds her hand and ask her to give him some more time to forget Hui Fan.
When Ke Zhong left, Yu Ping tries to go home, but stumbles on his way to the door, coming face to face with Yang Guo. Yang Guo was surprised and Yu Ping’s initial reaction is to pinch her cheeks and congratulates her for the new found happiness. Yang Guo was too stunned to react though.
The next day, Yu Ping suffers from hang-over. He sees the crystal charms Dad gave him not so long ago (for luck in love), stares at it with longing and resignation. He gets an empty box, and hesitantly puts the pink crystal charms and candy wrappers inside. His phone rings but it seems he’s not interested to answer it and through voiceover he says: “Sorry Yang Duo, I cannot be your Daddy-long-legs anymore. HUHuhuhu. Don’t give up just yet Yu Ping!
PS: I’m getting pretty lazy in posting screenshots. :p. Maybe I’ll add some more, next time.
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