Here I thought I’d actually be able to get through an entire episode of Fall in Love With Me without flipping a single table and then, in the last sixty seconds, I go and burn and entire table factory to the ground. WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THIS SHOW!?!
The last fifteen episodes of Fall in Love With Me have been nothing more than a continuous buildup frustration so it makes sense that we’d eventually come to an episode that would give us a break from all of the crazy, as a sort of chance to catch our breath before we dive into the equally frustrating resolution and it seemed that this week’s episode was it (at least until we came to the final minute or so). This week’s episode started out a bit rough, picking up where things left off last week, with Huan Huan revealing her true colors and proving to the world she belongs in the family of evil, also known as the Li family. Huan Huan held nothing back as she set Le Si in her place and even went to far as to kiss Tian Xing on the cheek, just to prove that he belonged to her and not Le Si.
As bad as I felt for Le Si as Huan Huan staked her claim, I felt even worse for Tian Xing who could do nothing but put up with Huan Huan’s evil shenanigans and give in to his Auntie’s desperate pleas for complete submission. (And no, I’m still not over her whole begging on her knees thing as a way of manipulating Tian Xing. It was low and despicable and I hate her for putting Tian Xing in such a painful situation.) That whole scene with Le Si and Tian Xing sitting in the car, after leaving the Li Family home was one of the most heartbreaking yet and not because Le Si feels bad but because Tian Xing reveals to us all that he is absolutely decimated by the hopelessness of his situation. You know, in dramas it’s usually the female lead who has her life destroyed and her spirit crushed before the end but in this case, it’s our hero who’s suffering and that just breaks my heart. Watching Tian Xing cry is one of the most devastating things I’ve ever seen and I really hoped Le Si would step up and make her heartbroken beau feel better. Lucky for me, I actually got my wish.
I have to say, I wasn’t really expecting Le Si and Tian Xing to have any time to themselves as the date of Tian Xing and Huan Huan’s wedding draws nigh but thank the drama gods there’s always a best friend around who’s more than willing to step in, from time to time, and so something useful for her suffering friend! Hooray Miao Miao! You’re not a completely pointless character after all! Planning a spontaneous camping trip for the downhearted OZ staff was probably the best idea Miao Miao ever had in her life. Not only did it give Le Si and Tian Xing a chance to spend some quality time together but it brought our other two couples together for a little bonding time as well. I thought Miao Miao and Ting Wei were pretty darn adorable with their whole “What kind of dog would I be” flirting and Gai Xian and Helen… Well, Gai Xian is still just a creeper but I guess he does have moments when he isn’t that bad so I suppose I can be happy for the progress made between him and Helen. I think.
What I can be happy about is the fact that Le Si and Tian Xing at least had the courage to run away from everything and everyone, even if it was only for a day and only after being forced into it by their friends. While I still think running away together is a very viable option, I also know it’s not a reasonable one. (As if anything in Drama Land is reasonable to begin with… Just saying!) In exchange for running away for good, I’ll settle for running away for a day as long as that day is well spent and well spent, this one was! Wowzers! Talk about an unexpected turn of events! Not gonna lie, watching a half-naked Tian Xing make out with Le Si as she’s sitting in his lap was not the way I expected this little camping adventure to go but I’m certainly not going to complain! More than enjoying the make-out session, I was happy to see Tian Xing and Le Si committing to love each other no matter what insanity lies ahead. The only way these two are going to get through all of this crazy is by sticking together and I think they’ve pretty much solidified that commitment, which is a good thing because I think Huan Huan is on the brink of going absolutely bonkers!
Oh my goodness! Does anyone else get the feeling Huan Huan is teetering on the edge of insanity or is that just me? Seriously! This chick is really starting to freak me out, what with her talking to herself in the mirror and her steadily growing collection of pills and all. Add to that her rapidly hardening heart and her overnight transformation into the female version of her brother and I think we’ve got some serious stuff to worry about here! I can very easily see Huan Huan completely losing her weak grasp on reality and going absolutely bananas which could easily spell doom for Tian Xing, Le Si and the rest of her family (though I wouldn’t mind if Lance and his mom suffered a bit). Of course none of this will matter if Huan Huan ends up getting squashed by this oncoming truck… (Let the table flipping commence!) How the heck could Huan Huan not realize she was moving, the very second that delivery dude bumped her chair? Because I don’t care if your eyes are shut and you’re listening to music or not, you’re going to realize you’re moving the second you start rolling and only an idiot would continue to sit there and pretend like nothing was going on. I suppose there is a chance she could think Uncle Fu was back and was just taking her to the car but even then, wouldn’t an intelligent person open her eyes and look, just to be sure? If Huan Huan suffers any more injuries I’m going to throw my computer out the window and go hunt down the writers because I seriously can’t take any more of this nonsense! Huan Huan had better get her sorry butt out of that wheelchair and run for safety because if she doesn’t, I’m outta here! (Okay, not really but I might have to walk away from my computer for a minute or two, just to make sure I don’t actually throw it out the window.)
So tell me, am I justified in my frustration in Huan Huan’s current predicament or is this scenario totally believable? What about the rest of this week’s drama? Did you enjoy the company camping cuteness as much as I did or was it a little too fluffy for your taste? What do you think of Lance and Uncle Fu’s warning to Tian Xing to watch out for him? Do you think Lance is planning something diabolical? Maybe something that has to do with his sister? (Because I really wouldn’t put something that low past him. He’s pretty much the most horrible person on the face of the planet.) What about Leo and his seeming defection to Tian Ji? Do you think he’s actually interested in working for Lance or is he really after something else (like uncovering Huan Huan’s secret)? As always, I want to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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