Last week’s disappointments lead perfectly into this week’s frustrations as Tian Xing makes some really stupid decisions and Le Si remains just as clueless as ever. Rather than pound my head against the desk, I think I’ll dig into this week’s episode and try to make some sense of things. Are you with me?
It would appear that Le Si’s melodramatic faint in the rain was nothing more than the product of much stress and sorrow over Xiao Lu’s disappearance, which totally makes sense seeing as how everyone suddenly passes out in a downpour when they’re stressed! (Sarcasm anyone?) As annoyed as I am with Le Si’s constant waffling between, “Oh I’m okay, I can handle this” and passing out from stress, it pales in comparison to my annoyance with Tian Xing for giving in and bringing Xiao Lu back. Dang it, man! You were doing so well! Why give in now!?!
I understand that Tian Xing is struggling himself, trying to deal with the brutal fact that Le Si wants nothing to do with him if he’s not Xiao Lu but still… Did he really have to stoop so low as to bring Xiao Lu back? Sure, Le Si was hurting at the time but it’s nothing a little time and distance couldn’t heal. Had Tian Xing been strong enough to endure Le Si’s initial depression, he probably would have found that, given time, she would warm up to him as himself. Though now that I think about it, that would only happen if Tian Xing were smart enough to back off for a while and let Le Si have time to heal and, truth be told, we all know that’s something Tian Xing would never do. *sigh* I’m so disappointed in Tian Xing right now. There were so many ways he could have handled this whole situation but instead of making things better, he’s continually making them worse.
Now that Xiao Lu is back, Tian Xing is going to try to make Tian Xing disappear. As if that were even possible! Tian Xing couldn’t even make Xiao Lu disappear for more than a few days so how the heck does he think he’s going to keep the famous, important and influential side of himself away? It’s absolutely impossible! Tian Xing is much more important, in the grand scheme of things, than Xiao Lu and there’s no way he’s going to be able to stay hidden for long. We can’t even get through one episode without Tian Xing making a desperate appearance to save the day, how on Earth is he going to disappear for good? Come on Tian Xing! Use your head! This stupid, desperate plan of yours isn’t going to work!
To make matters worse, Tian Xing has decided that he needs to announce to Lance that he’s leaving Taiwan. Way to go genius! Now Lance is even more suspicious of Tian Xing and his ulterior motives and he’s set a spy on Tian Xing/Xiao Lu to figure out what’s really going on. Honestly, I’m happy Lance has enough brains to put two and two together because no one else in this stinking dramas has got a clue! (More on that in a minute…) I’m really hoping Tian Xing/Xiao Lu gets caught by Lance’s spy and Tian Xing is forced to confess everything next week because I really don’t want this double identity thing dragged out any longer. It’s already so painful to watch, I’d much prefer everything was out in the open so we could clear the air and move on but I’m probably asking for too much at this point.
Let’s go back, for a second, and talk about how absolutely clueless Le Si is, shall we? I swear, if this girl doesn’t start catching on to the fact that Xiao Lu and Tian Xing are the same person soon, I’m gonna have to write her off as the most brainless lead in the history of the world. Okay, so she may not be quite that bad but she’s still pretty stinking close! Xiao Lu has returned but he’s also dropped some pretty big hints that he and Tian Xing are one and the same. If Le Si had half a brain she could easily put a lot of these “coincidental” similarities together, starting with the fact that Xiao Lu’s parents died in a train accident and Tian Xing has an inexplicable fear of crossing railroad tracks. Hmmm… If Le Si stopped to think just a bit harder, she’d realize that Xiao Lu and Tian Xing also have a mentor who has been taking care of him (them?) since the passing of his parents… And that’s just for starters! There have been so many clues dropped on Le Si, as to Xiao Lu/Tian Xing’s true identity, if she took any time at all to think about them, she would have figured out this dual identity thing a long time ago but she hasn’t, which means when the time comes and the truth is revealed, she’s going to be all shocked and hurt and hate Xiao Lu for lying and then we’ll have even more drama on our hands… As if we didn’t have enough of that already!
Honestly, the only time I wasn’t pounding my head against the table this week was when Tian Xing finally set down with Huan Huan and told her the honest truth about his feelings for Le Si. Tian Xing has been stringing Huan Huan on for far too long and I was happy he finally had the guts to tell her that she didn’t stand a chance. What was even more surprising was the fact that he did it with as much caring and concern as any normal person would, which means Tian Xing isn’t always a total jerk! Amazing, isn’t it? If only he could have treated Le Si with as much genuine sincerity, perhaps he would have come across better and he wouldn’t have had to resort to bringing Xiao Lu back. Just saying…
So what did you think of this week’s developments? Were you surprised Xiao Lu made his return or were you expecting he’d return? What do you think of Lance? He seems to have some sort of plans for this agreement with OZ, are they for the better or is he trying to destroy OZ in an attempt to get Tian Xing back to his “old self?” What about Le Si? Am I the only one completely frustrated with her at the moment? Shouldn’t she have figured this whole dual identity thing by now or am I just saying that because I can see things from the all-knowing viewer’s perspective? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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