This week’s episode of Fall in Love With Me has to be the most uneventful to date. With nothing more to go on than a project proposal between Tian Ji and OZ and a couple of very moody, mopey leads there’s not a lot to talk about this week but I’ll do my best.
I guess I’ll start with the business aspect of this week’s episode which, I have to say, despite how much it’s played up, is pretty uneventful. Maybe there’s more meaning behind the “official” collaboration between Tian Ji and OZ but at the moment, I’m just not seeing it. I suppose it’s a bit odd that a major company like Tian Ji would be willing to work with a company as minuscule as OZ when most large companies in their position would devour the smaller but I’ll credit that oddness to the fact that Tian Xing likes Le Si. I suppose when you’re ridiculously rich and you don’t really care about your company, you can afford to do stupid things like support a competitor in an effort to win the heart of your competitor’s boss but it all seems rather silly to me. Then again we’re talking about a T-Drama here which means we have to put up with a whole lot of silly if we’re ever going to make it to the end.
That being said, I really wish Tian Xing would give up on the whole “win her through business” idea and just try to be a normal person around Le Si. I’m convinced he would get much farther with her if he left her alone at work and focused solely on pursuing her outside of business hours. We already know that Le Si likes the laid-back, non-jerky version of Tian Xing (aka Xiao Lu) so why can’t Tian Xing simply drop the haughty business guru act and just be himself? I’m pretty sure that would not only solve his girl problems, it would also make things easier for everyone back at Tian Ji. Lance knows there are fishy games afoot and I have no doubt he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure he uncovers the truth. I think that’s why he was so willing to let Ting Wei go to OZ and help out with the video production. I have a feeling he’s going to use Ting Wei as a spy and that’s going to cause some troubles later on down the road.
Of course before we get there we’re going to have to get our OTP over their mopey “Oh how I miss you” stage and on with their lives. Honestly, I’m incredibly sick of Le Si desperately clinging to the hope that Xiao Lu will miraculously reappear and life will immediately become all sunshine and rainbow ponies. After Xiao Lu’s incredibly insensitive let-down last week, I’m pretty sure Le Si would do better to just forget him and move on but we all know that’s never going to happen. In Le Si’s mind Xiao Lu seems to be on some sort of hiatus and she’s clinging far too desperately to the hope that he’ll be back, when Xiao Lu made it perfectly clear that he had no intentions of ever returning. If Xiao Lu’s words last week didn’t convince her, his total lack of presence this week should have at least planted that little seed of doubt in her mind but it would appear that’s not the case. Instead, Le Si has to swing from bawling her eyes out, to acting as if nothing’s wrong, to deeply depressed once again while we, as the audience, start pounding our heads on our desks in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me… (Sorry but I can’t stand such a weak and wishy-washy woman!)
Where Le Si is lacking strength and fortitude, Tian Xing is demonstrating it in spades. I was genuinely impressed by his willpower this week as he chose not to give into the temptation to bring Xiao Lu back. You know he was tempted, on more than one occasion, to give into Le Si’s pleading for Xiao Lu’s return and yet he resisted. I still think he would be better off getting rid of Xiao Lu’s phone completely (as in stopping service and recycling the dumb thing) and he definitely needs to move out of Xiao Lu’s apartment but that might be asking too much. For now I’ll applaud Tian Xing for stashing that phone in a drawer and I can only hope that he’ll become so involved with Le Si as Tian Xing that he’ll soon forget that phone is even there.
While my wish for Tian Xing and Le Si may seem a bit reaching at this point there are certain events that make me think some quality Le Si/Tian Xing time is not far off. I’m pretty sure a soaked and fainting Le Si isn’t going to put up much of a fight when Tian Xing swoops in to “rescue” her which means now is the time for Tian Xing to show his true colors and become the warm and caring hero that we all know he could be. Here’s hoping Tian Xing makes the most of this opportunity! *fingers crossed*
So, what did you think of this week’s episode? Were you as underwhelmed by it as I was or could you spot a depth that I somehow overlooked? What do you think the results of this collaboration between Tian Ji and OZ will be? Will it be a good thing or everyone or is Lance planning something underhanded to take out his competition? What about Le Si? Is she being silly, clinging to Xiao Lu like she is or am I the only one annoyed by her current mood? What did you think of this week’s dramatic final scene? Don’t you just love how our heroine dramatically faints in the torrential downpour just far enough out of our hero’s reach to force him to rush to her rescue? (Honestly, I’m somewhere between annoyed and entertained by that particularly overly melodramatic scene. I can’t really decide if I want to laugh or facepalm myself.) As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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