After complaining last week about the stagnant feel of this drama, I was both surprised and pleased to find that a couple of unexpected turns later, I’m happily back where I started, absolutely loving Fall in Love With Me.
So what happened this week to make me, so drastically, change my tune? I would have to say that, without a doubt, that would be the fact that I was completely caught off-guard by more than one of the events of this week’s episode. Of course before I talk about those events which surprised me, I have to first talk about the major event that set all of the rest of this week’s events in motion and yes, I’m talking about the fact that the whole entire world now knows that Tian Xing and Xiao Lu are one and the same. *gasp* As shocking as this revelation is for pretty much everyone but Lance and Leo (the two who knew something was up all along… Way to go guys!) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m happy the truth is finally out. I feel like we can all take a collective breath of fresh air as there is now no need for anyone to be running around, pretending to be someone they’re not. *Hooray!* I suppose the Tian Xing/Xiao Lu duality was entertaining for a while but I’m so much happier now that the truth is out and everyone can finally move on with their lives.
Unfortunately not everyone sees this forced honesty in as positive a light as I do. Obviously Le Si is absolutely devastated by the news, as we all knew she would be, and for a second there, I was really going to applaud her for her strength. When she first learned the truth, she was so furious, she forcefully confronted Tian Xing with the truth and shoved all of his gifts back in his face and I was cheering for her the entire time. (Hooray for the return of the strong Le Si!!!) But then Tian Xing had to chase Le Si down and it would seem that while she was driving, Le Si lost all her mettle because by the time she pulled over and let Tian Xing chase her to the edge of the cliff, she was back to her crying, pouting self again and I suddenly found myself wishing Tian Xing would have let her fall down the cliff instead of Huan Huan.
Poor Huan Huan! As if being rejected by Tian Xing wasn’t bad enough, she now has to learn that he’s actually taken on an alternate identity in an attempt to win the heart of a different woman. I can’t blame her for being more than a little upset and I was really hoping that Lance would have offered her a bit more comfort but I suppose he was too busy plotting the end of Xiao Lu to really consider how he might best help his heart-broken sister. As depressed as Huan Huan was, I can’t say I fully understand her decision to free herself from Tian Xing’s grasp as she dangled over the edge of that cliff. I’m sorry ladies but no guy is ever worth more than your life and no matter how depressed you are, falling off a cliff isn’t going to make you feel any better. Just look at Huan Huan! She miraculously survived the fall but now she faces the very real possibility of never being able to walk again and I just want to ask her, “Was it worth it? Really?” She may have Tian Xing’s attention at the moment but his feelings of guilt and obligation aren’t going to last forever and when the time comes, he’s going to leave. Then what’s she going to do? Face an uncertain future, crippled and alone with a vindictive brother who will most likely vow to have his revenge on the man who ruined his sister’s life? That certainly doesn’t sound like any sort of future I’d want and I’m pretty sure it’s not what Huan Huan had in mind either but it’s one she may very well have to face anyway. Poor kid! I really do hope her condition isn’t permanent and that she can recover quickly but I have a feeling this first unexpected twist is going to trap Tian Xing in a whole lot of guilty obligations for a while which means Le Si may very well get her wish to never see Tian Xing again. Well, at least not in a very long time…
Of course with Tian Xing out of the picture, now is the perfect time for Leo to step in and try to sway Le Si’s heart which is exactly what he does. (Hello unexpected twist number two!) Here I thought Leo was one of these seconds who sits back and loves from a distance but boy was I wrong! Turns out Leo was just smart enough to bide his time and it would seem that his efforts might actually pay off. Le Si was certainly more than willing to find comfort in Leo’s arms and while part of me just sees this as seeking comfort from an older brother, there’s another part of me that wouldn’t put it past Le Si to begin to love the “safer” option. After all, Leo has been by her side for pretty much forever and his steady presence and constant comfort are more than enough to satisfy her rather bland taste in men. I’m sure that, for the moment, all Le Si wants to do is forget all about Xiao Lu/Tian Xing so I could perfectly understand her accepting Leo’s affections but I don’t see that lasting for long. I’m sure there will come a time when Le Si will be forced to admit that, despite everything, Tian Xing is really the one she loves and I might even go so far as to say that there may come a point in time when she will have to fight to win him back. (And suddenly I’m thinking Tian Xing will spend so much time helping Huan Huan recover that he’ll begin to believe that he owes it to her to be with her and Le Si is going to have to step in and remind him that his heart actually belongs with her but that could just be my overly-active imagination getting the better of me…)
I suppose that before my imagination get too carried away I’d better wrap this up so tell me, were you as surprised by this week’s events as I was? So much has happened, I’m curious to know where you see things going from here. Do you think Tian Xing will dedicate himself to helping Huan Huan because he feels obligated? Could he possibly use Huan Huan’s injury as an excuse to distance himself from Le Si? It was what she wanted, after all. Do you think Le Si will become disappointed if Tian Xing really does keep away from her and OZ? Might that distance force Le Si to realize that she cares more for the lying Tian Xing that she wants to admit? Do you think Lance will use Tian Xing’s newly acquired position as majority stockholder in OZ to try to topple the tiny company? There’s still so much more we could talk about but I can’t write a book about each episode so I’ll stop here and leave the rest of this week’s discussion up to you so be sure to leave your comments below!
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