Substituting reason for madness seems to be the new theme of Fall in Love With Me and I’m so beyond flipping tables that all I can do is yell profusely at my computer as I watch this drama disappear in a giant mushroom cloud of crazy.
Picking up right where we left off, Huan Huan is stuck in the middle of the street as an oncoming truck comes barreling down the road and wouldn’t you know it, Leo jumps in at the last second but if he was attempting to save her, he failed miserably. Sorry Leo but if you’re going to rescue someone from oncoming traffic, you’re going to have to do more than wrap your arms around her as the truck comes, screeching, to a halt mere inches from her face. How lame! If Leo was trying to be a hero, he failed and if he was hoping this might be a chance to uncover the truth about Huan Huan’s condition, he really failed. Talk about an anti-climactic scene! Ugh! If I were to be benevolent, I suppose I could say that Leo’s suspicions on Huan Huan’s account were fueled a bit by this moment of stupidity but they weren’t confirmed and therefore I see this whole scene as nothing but a waste of time.
It would have been nice if Huan Huan had been able to jump up out of her wheelchair and run to safety because then Leo would have had an eye-witness account of Huan Huan’s recovery, which would have been vital when backing up Tian Xing as he confronted Huan Huan and her family at the engagement ceremony. As it was, all Tian Xing had, when confronting the Li Family, was a photo of Huan Huan standing up and a whole lot of frustration as they all denied every using Huan Huan’s condition as a means of trapping Tian Xing into a marriage he doesn’t want. When Huan Huan suggested Tian Xing take her to any doctor in town, to have herself examined, I was almost expecting to find out she’d personally bribed every physician in Taipei to say she was doomed but it turns out she’s really an idiot who has been neglecting her treatment, just so she could prove her case to Tian Xing. Talk about a moron! Sorry but what person, in their right mind, would give up their chance at getting better, just to be with a person who doesn’t love them? That’s the lamest thing I’ve ever heard and I want nothing more than to be able to reach through my computer and slap some sense into Huan Huan because, seriously, someone needs to! That girl needs some serious intervention and not just because she’s skipping physical therapy and her daily medications. Huan Huan is sick and she needs help. Now.
At least Tian Xing can see how serious Huan Huan’s mental condition is and he’s doing everything he can to talk some sense into Auntie, on Huan Huan’s behalf but (big surprise) it’s not working. All Auntie can see is that she’s losing her grip on Tian Xing and she’s too upset about not getting her way to see that everything Tian Xing is saying is true. Both Lance and Auntie have noticed the change in Huan Huan’s behavior and personality and though Auntie seems a bit concerned, Lance sees it as a vast improvement and applauds her for it. It’s this lack of concern for their own that has driven Huan Huan to take such drastic measures. Everyone in the Li family has been so focused on getting Tian Xing back and forcing him to bend to their will, they’ve never stopped to consider that the methods they’re using (namely Huan Huan’s injury) may have a negative effect on their lives for a very long time. I mean what if Huan Huan’s refusal of treatment really does confine her to a wheelchair for the rest of her life? Will Auntie and Lance be willing to shoulder that responsibility forever? Will they be able to handle the guilt that’s sure to come? Will Huan Huan be able to live with herself after the gravity of her decisions sinks in and she faces a lifetime of regret? Pretty sure if Huan Huan is desperate enough to attempt suicide on Tian Xing’s behalf, she’s not going to think twice about trying it again, at least not when the reality of her situation finally sinks in.
I think what surprised me the most this week is Tian Xing’s ability to overlook everything, at least to an extent, and still look out for the Li family. He’s far more generous than I as, after that whole debacle at the engagement ceremony, I would have been like, “See ya!” and never looked back. Showing up a couple of days later to take Huan Huan to physical therapy and having a rational discussion with Auntie is just too much goodness for me to comprehend. I guess this is why Tian Xing is the hero and I am nothing more than a fly on the wall… I can see, hear and flip tables to my heart’s content while Tian Xing demonstrates to us all that he’s a far better person than I will ever be. Ha!
Where Auntie and Lance have kind of gone off the deep end, Mama and Papa Tao have stepped up to prove they are pretty much the most amazing parents ever. Not only were they infuriated by the treatment Le Si and Tian Xing have been getting from the Li Family, they’ve finally decided to step up and do whatever they can to ensure their daughter’s happiness in, what I think, is the best way possible. After confronting Tian Xing about his true feelings for Le Si and getting an answer that satisfies them in every way, Mama Tao did one of the most courageous and selfless acts I’ve ever witnessed in Drama Land and asks Tian Xing to take Le Si with him. Now, does this mean Mama Tao is asking Tian Xing to take Le Si and run away? I’m not really sure but it certainly seems that way (though I admit, this interpretation could be very biased by the fact that running away is exactly what I’d like to see Tian Xing and Le Si do). I suppose we’ll just have to find out next week what Mama Tao really means but for now, I’m going to go with this and hope that Tian Xing takes her up on the offer. Sorry but I just don’t see any other way for Tian Xing and Le Si to get out from under the Li Family’s tyrannical rule.
So tell me, what did you think of this week’s episodes of Fall in Love With Me? What did you love? What did you hate? What do you think is going to happen next? Will Auntie ever accept that her actions are what has driven Huan Huan to such desperation? Will she ever admit Tian Xing that everything Tian Xing said to her was true? If she does accept what he’s said, will she ever do anything to make amends? Is Huan Huan really going crazy? Is there ever going to be a time when she thinks about anyone other than herself? Will she ever see than Tian Xing has never loved her as anything but a sister? Will she ever stop being the spoiled, selfish brat that she is? What about everything Mama and Papa Tao said to Tian Xing? Did Mama Tao really just ask Tian Xing to run away with Le Si or is there more to this conversation that we’ll hear next week? As always, I want to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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