Angry, hurt and heartbroken, I watched this episode of Fall in Love With Me feeling every one of Tian Xing’s emotions and may have flipped every table in a ten-mile radius in the process…
There is so much to be frustrated about while watching this drama that it’s easy to get caught up in all the table flipping but before I get caught up in another rant, I’d like to start off by pointing out that one thing in this stinking drama finally went right and that is Tian Xing and Le Si finally admitting their true feelings for each other. Sure, their confession was a bit more melodramatic than I would have liked but the fact that they both openly and honestly shouted their feelings at each other was enough to make me ridiculously happy. At least now that they know where they stand with each other, they can start focusing their energy on finding a way to solve the entire boatload of problems they’re now facing. (At least they can face them together, right?)
I wish I could understand Lance’s undying desire to wipe OZ off the face of the planet, but I can’t. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Yes, I get that Lance is jealous because his mother loves Tian Xing more than him (which is totally stupid on her part, by the way) and I can even understand his being envious of Le Si and OZ stealing the attention Tian Xing used to pay to him because it hurts to feel like you’re losing your best friend to a love interest and I can even see how Lance could view Le Si as a rival but I really don’t get how taking out all his frustrations on OZ can be justified. Is Lance really that upset that Tian Xing would rather devote his time and energy into a smaller company? Wouldn’t letting Tian Xing go to OZ give Lance the position at Tian Ji that he’s always wanted? Why wouldn’t Lance just let Tian Xing go? Is there something more personal here that I’m not picking up on? Obviously that look in Lance’s eyes, when his mother was pleading with Tian Xing and offered him Tian Ji if it meant letting Le Si go, said a lot; as in, “This is why I’m going to crush you, Tian Xing. Because my mother loves you more than she loves me and you need to suffer as much as I have so prepare yourself because I’m just getting started.” Yeah, that look spoke volumes.
If only Lance’s mother could see how detrimental her playing favorites and selfishness are to her family… I think if she could look farther than the end of her own nose, she might decide to back off a bit and rethink a lot of things but she can’t and everyone around her is suffering as a result. Lance is hurting because his mom loves Tian Xing more than him (and is acting out accordingly), Huan Huan is going to be absolutely miserable, married to a man who doesn’t love her (which she may not understand and/or accept now but there will come a day when she realizes being tied to a man who doesn’t care two snits about you is a very painful and lonely place to be) and Tian Xing is slowly descending through every level of hell as this woman does everything in her power to take over his life and keep him and Le Si apart forever. I really don’t understand how depriving Tian Xing of every shred of joy is going to make him want to devote his life to this crazy woman but she’s convinced it will (probably because she’s an idiot). I really have to wonder if any of these people have ever heard of that whole “the tighter you hold onto something, the more likely it is to slip away from you” thing because if they haven’t, someone might want to let them know before they completely alienate themselves from the one they love most. Not that I really care if Tian Xing cuts himself off from this ridiculous bunch of selfish brats (because honestly, I’m hoping he does) but they might.
Of course Lance’s mother won’t back off any more than Lance will and they’ve finally managed to convince Huan Huan to join them on Team Nasty which means I no longer hold out any hope for any of them. That entire family is evil, selfish and corrupt and I want nothing more than to see Tian Xing run as far away from them as possible and never look back. If only I could get my wish… Unfortunately, I don’t really see that happening but I refuse to give up hope completely, especially now that OZ has been burnt to the ground and Le Si is starting to do a few things on her own. I have this unrealistic hope that now that there really isn’t much left of OZ but a sign, Le Si might start to realize that having dreams of her own and following them, rather than trying to live the dream of her brother, is actually the way to go. I know it’s a long-shot to expect so much from a woman who takes fifteen episodes to realize her true feelings for Tian Xing but hey, I’ve got to have something to hope for to get me through this painfully frustrating drama, especially now that I’ve run out of tables to flip!
So tell me, were you as upset with the way Tian Xing is being treated by Lance and his family as I was or am I the only one flipping tables on his behalf? What do you think about Huan Huan’s turning to the dark side? Is she really as nasty as her mother and brother or is there still hope for her? How long do you think she’s going to get away with this fake confinement to a wheelchair? She’s getting pretty careless with herself these days and I’m pretty sure there’s going to come a time when Tian Xing comes across that picture they all took at the hot springs and sees Huan Huan standing up in the background. (Oh I hope that day comes soon!) What do you think will become of OZ? With the fire and the bad press, will this company ever be able to recover? What about Ting Wei? I didn’t even get to him but what do you think of his quitting Tian Ji? Were you surprised by the move or did you see it coming? What sort of plan do you think he and Tian Xing will come up with to save OZ? As always, I’m dying to hear your thoughts to be sure to leave me a comment below!
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