This week I saw the slightest glimmer of hope for Tian Xing, as things finally started looking up for him and Le Si and then, wouldn’t you know it, the entire world came crashing down and I was left flipping tables and stomping around the room like a rabid elephant. Such is the life of an avid T-drama watcher, I suppose… So, let’s dive into this week’s shenanigans, shall we?
What started out, this week, as a surprising level of respect for Tian Xing, on Le Si’s part quickly developed into an honest confession that made me ridiculously happy. After so many episodes full of Le Si spewing venom towards Tian Xing, it was nice to see her treating him with civility and honestly, I would have been happy with just that much of a change of heart so Le Si’s sudden confession of trust sent me through the roof. I’m guessing Tian Xing’s admitting that he was the boy her brother saved had more of an impact than she let on last week because I really can’t understand why else Le Si would be so quick to run back into Tian Xing’s arms. Not that I’m complaining or anything, it’s just a pretty big change of heart for someone who seemed determined to hate Tian Xing until the end of time.
I suppose there’s always the possibility that Le Si has always had feelings for Tian Xing and she was just too mad at him to accept the fact that he’s really the only man she loves. It would make sense for her to start feeling things for him again, once her anger subsided and she could look back over things with a more open and objective mind. Any idiot can see that Tian Xing has been very open and honest about everything, despite the fact that he lied to everyone about who Xiao Lu really was (an honest liar… Talk about an oxymoron!), so it only makes sense that Le Si would eventually come to accept Tian Xing’s explanation. Once Le Si found a way to accept Tian Xing’s explanation and apology, it only makes sense that she would come to admit that her feelings for Xiao Lu ran much deeper than a name and eventually find herself falling for Tian Xing.
I think my only problem with Le Si’s whole, “I trust you/I like you” thing is that it seems a bit rushed. As much as I enjoyed watching Le Si welcome Tian Xing with open arms (literally) it came on so suddenly that I wasn’t really prepared to handle all the emotions. I think I would have much preferred to have some time to watch Le Si start falling in love with Tian Xing rather than just being forced into it, all of a sudden. I think it would have been so adorable to watch Le Si start dropping hints or just straight up pursuing Tian Xing for a while but I guess the writers decided it was better to just shove them back into a relationship so they could rip them apart the very next second…
And this is where the table flipping started! You remember last week, how upset I was at Lance and his family for thinking they had the right to run Tian Xing’s life, just because they took him in after his parents died? Yeah. Well this week, I’m not a little upset, I’m just plain old mad. What right does Lance and his family have to step in and completely ruin Tian Xing’s life? I’ll tell you what right they have… NONE! I don’t care if they brought Tian Xing in off the street and raised him “as their own.” There is no way on Earth that blackmail and coercion are acceptable ways to deal with someone and even less okay when you say you consider that person to be your son. Seriously!?! If Lance’s mom really considered Tian Xing to be her son, she would never even think about treating him the way he’s being treated right now. And she says it’s all for the sake of her family. Ha! It’s all for the sake of her selfish ambition and the happiness of her ridiculously spoiled daughter. (Jerk!)
At least Tian Xing had enough sense to point out that Huan Huan will never really be happy being married to a man who doesn’t love her but I still don’t understand why Tian Xing had to go along with this ridiculous plan in the first place. In my mind it would have been far better for Tian Xing to just get up a walk away, than to stay tied to a family who obviously doesn’t care a thing for him. Who cares if OZ is demolished? It’s just a building! Everything inside that building could be moved and obviously the staff isn’t going to go anywhere, so why not let the place be destroyed and start over somewhere else? So maybe you lose the name “OZ” but the spirit of the company would have still been there and with Tian Xing’s help, they would have managed just fine. (And yes, I realize that if Tian Xing left Lance’s family, he would have been cut off from a lot of money but I have no doubt he has some of his own. It’s not like he grew up in a destitute family or anything, I’m sure his parents left him something and I’m sure it would have been enough to live on comfortably, even after helping Le Si start a new business.) I think that losing a building (and dare I say, Leo’s respect) would have been far better than losing your freedom and being forced to marry someone you don’t love, but what do I know? I’m probably just crazy.
So what do you think of all that happened in this week’s episode? Le Si and Tian Xing seem to be well on their way to reuniting, or would be if Tian Xing hadn’t agreed to marry Huan Huan in exchange for OZ… Do you think Le Si is going to take this new turn of events well? She just barely got over the fact Xiao Lu was actually Tian Xing so how is she going to handle this crazy turn of events? Will it be too much for her or will she find a way to stick with Tian Xing no matter what? What’s going to happen to OZ? Will Tian Xing really have to trade his life for a company or will Le Si finally realize that some things are more important than keeping her brother’s company alive? I’m almost wondering if Le Si won’t start to have a dream of her own and be faced with some sort of personal dilemma as she tries to decide which is more important, keeping her brother’s dream alive or living a dream of her own. It’s certainly a possibility, right? In the meantime, what’s going to happen to Tian Xing? Will he really have to marry Huan Huan and be miserable for the rest of his life? I’d love to know your thoughts, ideas and theories so be sure to share them in the comments below!
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