Last week’s preview of this week’s episode had me wondering why Tian Xing would suddenly decide he needed to make Le Si fall in love with him when things were progressing so well as Xiao Lu. Turns out sweet Uncle Fu was the man behind Tain Xing’s plan and I really should have known as it’s always the quite ones you’ve got to watch out for…
Alright, so maybe Uncle Fu’s intentions weren’t as malicious as I was implying there; in fact, I think it’s actually very good for Tian Xing to have Uncle Fu around as he seems to be the only voice of reason in Tian Xing’s world. While I don’t agree with Uncle Fu when he suggested making Le Si fall in love with Tian Xing was the best way to help her forget about Xiao Lu, I do agree with him when he reminded Tian Xing that Xiao Lu isn’t real and, sooner or later, Xiao Lu is going to have to disappear forever. No matter how badly Tian Xing would like to remain as Xiao Lu for the sake of Le Si, he really can’t keep up this dual personality forever. Eventually he’s going to have to make Xiao Lu disappear and I, for one, think that time needs to come sooner, rather than later. The longer Tian Xing pretends to be Xiao Lu, the harder Le Si is going to fall for him which, in turn, means it’s going to be even harder for her to forgive him for lying to her. This is one of those instances where our hero is digging his own grave and pretty soon it’s going to be too deep for him to escape.
This week’s episode was filled with a lot of tension as Tian Xing tried to figure out what to do with his Xiao Lu dilemma. It’s obvious that he wants to keep Xiao Lu around because it means he gets to spend many pleasant moments with Le Si but it’s also obvious that Tian Xing is slowly beginning to understand that he really can’t keep Xiao Lu around. There was a moment, when Tian Xing was lying on the bed with his suit next to him, that I really wondered if he was going to hang up Tian Xing forever and commit to being just Xiao Lu but, thank the writers, that moment passed. I would have found it immensely disappointing if Tian Xing had opted out of being himself for the sake of a girl and yes, I really think Tian Xing is “the real deal.” As Uncle Fu pointed out, Xiao Lu is a character that he and Tian Xing made up and I believe Tian Xing has finally come to grips with that fact which is why he’s decided to pursue Le Si as himself while, at the same time, reign Xiao Lu in a bit.
You could see the frustration Le Si was feeling as her many efforts to get closer to Xiao Lu were suddenly falling flat. The poor girl has no idea what’s actually going on with Xiao Lu or Tian Xing but suddenly the two men in her life who have occasionally made her heart flutter, are both acting very strange and she hasn’t the slightest clue as to how to deal with them. And how could she? Xiao Lu is turning into a bit of an awkward ice prince and Tian Xing is stealing what, undoubtedly, was Le Si’s first kiss. (Because this is a drama, after all, and a surprising number of leading ladies have spent the majority of their lives in a nunnery… *I jest.*) First kiss or not, Tian Xing definitely crossed a line, forcing himself on Le Si as he did. It’s one thing to tell a girl you like her, it’s another to use that as an excuse to force a most unwelcome kiss on an already hurt and unsuspecting victim. Kudos to Le Si for standing up for herself and setting Tian Xing straight with a very solid smack in the face. Violence may not be the answer but I think we can all agree, he totally deserved that! What I found most amusing about this whole kiss scene was Tian Xing’s reaction afterward… He was so upset and I think his frustration was an equal mixture of anger at himself for acting so rashly and disappointment that Le Si didn’t give into the kiss half-way through. Oh Tian Xing! If only you’d learn how to behave like a normal, decent person! Your life would be far less complicated!
Honestly, I don’t understand why Tian Xing can’t just start to act more like Xiao Lu. I would think that it would be terribly obvious that Le Si has fallen for Xiao Lu, at least in part, because he’s such a nice guy. Didn’t Le Si say as much last week, when Xiao Lu asked her why she cared so much about what happened to him? If Tian Xing would start being just a little bit nicer to Le Si, he might find that she’d be more than happy to drop her frigid facade and gradually let him into her heart. I mean it was pretty obvious, when they were trapped in the props warehouse overnight, that when they’re not picking on each other, they’re actually very comfortable around each other (as in comfortable enough to fall asleep snuggled up on a couch together). Le Si can’t deny that Tian Xing has made her heart flutter on more than one occasion so he has a fighting chance, he just needs to realize that being a massive jerk all the time is never going to win him the girl.
In other romantical news, Leo is being a total jerk to Miao Miao who, very bravely, confessed her feelings for him this week. I give Miao Miao props for her bravery but really, she should have expected such a cold answer from a guy who is so obviously interested in someone else. Being an astute observer of Leo, Miao Miao has had her suspicions of Leo’s feelings for Le Si for forever so I can’t really understand her irrational reaction to his rejection. Yes, being rejected by the guy you like is painful but when you know he likes someone else, why bother to confess at all? It’s obvious Miao Miao knew Leo was upset by the blossoming romance between Le Si and Xiao Lu so I’m wondering if she somehow thought confessing her feelings would make Leo forget about Le Si or, if nothing else, just make him feel better? I’m not really sure what the reason was, other than the writers wanted a reason for both Le Si and Miao Miao to be lying in bed crying. I guess that’s super dramatic or something…
Whatever the case may be, things are starting to become very confusing for both Tian Xing and Le Si. I don’t usually like to talk about previews for next week’s episode because they’re so open for misinterpretation but there were a couple of scenes that made my heart skip a beat and I’m super excited to see the events leading up to said scenes. As we wait for the next episode to be released, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s happenings so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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