After being spoiled by so many episodes overflowing with warm-fuzzies, this week’s episode comes as a bit of a shock to the system. I’m afraid the days of the lovey-dovey cuteness of our OTP are soon to be replaced by the bitterness of a heroine who feels the need to run away and an undeserving second who just can’t help but make life miserable for pretty much everyone. Ugh! Welcome to the drama of this drama!
Not two seconds into this week’s episode, Bo Yan rears his ugly head and he continues to show up at all the wrong places. (Though we all know there is no right time for Bo Yan to show up, unless it was to jump into oncoming traffic… again.) From that very first appearance, I’ve become convinced this man is nothing but a scheming, conniving, rotten, horrible toad of a human being and I hate that he’s not only continuing his harassment of Vanessa, he’s also starting to poke his head into the affairs of Ya Ti. His spying and interference is enough to mess a lot of things up and you now it’s only going to get worse from here. Bo Yan seems to be determined to worm his way into everybody’s business and the bad thing is, they’re all letting him! Well, Ya Ti doesn’t really know what’s going on with Bo Yan yet but Yu Xi and Zhan Cheng certainly know something’s fishy. And then there’s Vanessa who, for all her skepticism, is beginning to soften towards Bo Yan and that just make me angry. Vanessa! You know better than this! Don’t fall for his snake-y ways! Run from him! Run as far away as you can! Don’t think! Don’t rationalize! JUST RUN!
Whether Vanessa listens to me or not remains to be seen. In the meantime, it seems our OTP has hit the end of their honeymoon period. You know that anytime a couple in DramLand enjoys a lovely trip away together, doom is sure to follow. Nothing ever stays happy-sappy for long and I’m convinced the end of our wonderful warm-fuzzy producing couple is drawing nigh. No, I don’t think this separation will be forever but even so, it’s guaranteed to be painful. Zhan Cheng has put all his happiness in Yu Xi’s hands and we all know that Yu Xi, being the selfless person that she is, is going to sacrifice that happiness to ensure the happiness of others. (Namely the undeserving Ya Ti.) This is why Yu Xi (aka the Overhearing Master of the Universe) was crying to hard at the end of this episode. She’s already decided that the time to part ways with Zhan Cheng has come and though it pains her, she’s not willing to let anyone suffer unhappiness as the expense of her own happiness. While this may seem noble to some, it’s just downright irritating to me. Good gracious Yu Xi! Nowhere in the world is it written you must sacrifice you happiness for the happiness for others. You don’t owe them anything. You’re entitled to your own happiness and if you’re going to treat this love that Zhan Cheng has so freely given you, like a frivolous trinket that’s easily tossed aside, I’m sorry but you don’t deserve him. This poor man has lived through too many levels of hell and though you’ve been the one to help him out, you’re now considering pushing him back into the fiery pit!?! What the heck is wrong with you? Why are you willing to put Ya Ti’s happiness before Zhan Cheng’s? What the heck has she ever done to deserve such devotion? She may be your friend and she may possess your dead sister’s heart but that doesn’t mean she has the right to dictate everyone else’s happiness!
What really drives me nuts about this whole Ya Ti situation is the fact that Yu Xi is willing to give up everything for her “sister” while Ya Ti is trying to remove herself from the equation. Ya Ti knows Yu Xi and Zhan Cheng are happy together and she doesn’t want to be a hindrance for them. This is why she’s trying to leave the hospital early. This is why she’s choosing to remain silent when the doctor asks her if she’s under any unusual stress. Ya Ti isn’t trying to make herself a nuisance but because she doesn’t have the strength to run away on her own, she keeps finding herself in all the wrong places. As annoyed as I am with Ya Ti and this stupid cell memory thing, at least she’s trying to handle this in such a way that she doesn’t ruin anyone else’s happiness. If Yu Xi hadn’t overheard way more than she should have, we wouldn’t be facing the imminent separation of our beloved OTP.
I suppose I could be getting ahead of myself, declaring Yu Xi and Zhan Cheng a thing of the past but I really don’t see this going any other way. It’s drama law for the OTP to split so their reunion can be that much sweeter and Bo Yan isn’t lurking around just for the heck of it. He has a plan, he’s set the wheels in motion and now we have to see how this is all going to play out. Is he really after Yu Xi’s heart or is she just another pawn in his grand master plan? How does Vanessa fit into all of this? Is Bo Yan trying to butter her up so that when something awful happens to her mom (which seems inevitable) and Vanessa suddenly finds herself in a higher position of power, she’ll offer him a position at The Peak? What is it Bo Yan is really after, anyway? Does anyone have any idea? Do we dare make a guess? As slimy as Bo Yan is, he’s incredibly difficult to read. I can’t tell what he’s ultimately after, all I know is the very sight of him makes me angry and I want to punch him in the nose.
As frustrated as I’m becoming with a lot of things, I’m happy there were still a few moments of cuteness this week. Yu Xi and Zhan Cheng’s romantic business trip was adorable, if not a little cheesy. Sorry, the whole piano playing/singing thing was a bit over the top. However the game playing, the massage and the overnight snuggles more than made up for the cheese. I just wish Yu Xi didn’t have to ruin everything by contemplating her departure while ogling over the sleeping Zhan Cheng. Way to kill the moment Yu Xi! I guess moment killing runs in the family as Yu An did the same thing with Fei Fei. I’ve never seen a boy so very reluctant to kiss a girl in my life! The poor kid looked like he was about to vomit. I suppose switching out Fei Fei for a kid was a wise move on Yu An’s part but it didn’t make Fei Fei very happy. Still, she took it all in stride which shows she’s growing as a character. Yippee! Now if only she’d stop trying to pressure Yu An into giving up his calling. This whole guilting the poor boy, just because he decided to take his orders at a young age and not give his mom grandchildren, is really rather wrong. If this is what Yu An has decided to do with his life then so be it. It’s not like Mama Chen is going to be without grandchildren. She’s got Yu Xi and Yu Xi has Zhan Cheng so as long as Ya Ti and Bo Yan stay out of the picture, grandchildren are inevitable. Oh, except Ya Ti and Bo Yan are very much in the picture and are excellent monkey wrench throwers… DANG IT! Sorry Mama Chen, looks like those grandchildren are gonna have to wait.
I’m not really looking forward to the next couple of episode because I have a feeling they’re going to be even more painful than this one. (Grrrrr!) Bo Yan is back with a vengeance and Yu Xi is determined to make everyone in the world happy but herself. What does this mean for the rest of us? My guess is a whole lot of table flipping but I could be wrong. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
So tell me, what did you think of this week’s episode? Are you as ready to sock Bo Yan in the nose as I am? Do you think Vanessa is falling for his slimy ways or is she onto his schemes? Do you think Yu Xi is really going to walk away from Zhan Cheng? Do you think Zhan Cheng can convince her to come back? What do think is going to happen next? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
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