Well my friends, the end of this twenty week trip of crazy has finally come to the end and I don’t know if it’s because of my recent head injury or if I’ve finally come to some Zen-like state of mind but I somehow managed to watch this final episode without blowing anything up. Yes, it was hard. Yes, there were moments when I wanted to scream but I decided it would be much better for my health to become a duck and just let everything roll off my back like water. That being said, we still have much to discuss so let’s get to it.
Picking up where we left off last week, Yu Xi was lying in a hospital bed, dead to the world, her brain waving away while the rest of her slept. (That’s just my weird way of saying she was in a coma, which let’s face it, sounds so boring, doesn’t it?) Meanwhile, in other parts of the hospital, Ya Ti was finally getting rid of that creepy “take over the world heart” and Bo Yan was quickly passing from this world. With so much drama happening at once, it was difficult to deal with but things this week slowed down. With Bo Yan out of the picture for good the only nonsense we had to deal with from him was a heartfelt goodbye/apology speech to Yu Xi that turned into a lame-sauce confession to Vanessa. I have to say, if I were Vanessa, I wouldn’t have taken as kindly to such a lame-o confession but I suppose when you’ve just lost the one you think you love, you tend to be a bit more forgiving than you would otherwise be. Though I’m not happy that Bo Yan turned this more kind and compassionate leaf at the very last minute, there’s nothing I can do about it but sit her and chant to myself, “Be a duck. Be a duck. Be a duck.”
Of course that chanting picked up a thousand-fold when Zhan Cheng decided he needed to marry Yu Xi while she was in a flippin’ coma. Admittedly, this was the part of the drama that really burned by biscuits. I don’t care how wonderful Zhan Cheng has been up to this point. The fact that Dreamy McDreamerson decided it was okay for him to marry an unconscious Yu Xi totally ruined all my love and respect for the man. Sorry buddy but no matter how you try to justify it, marrying an unconscious woman is just. plain. wrong. What made everything worse was watching Zhan Cheng’s entire family try to pressure Mama Chen into agreeing to this madness. Why oh why did the only woman with a lick of sense cave to the pressure of a bunch of crazies!?! Mama Chen was so right to say no when Zhan Cheng asked to marry her daughter, why couldn’t she have just stuck to her guns? (Geeze! I must be more upset than I realized, I’m resorting to all these southern clichés…)
Despite Mama Chen’s resistance, the wedding was a go and I sat here wishing I could throw things at each and every character standing around Yu Xi’s bed, smiling and clapping and sending her all the well-wishes via a camera. I honestly don’t have a clue how that priest could stand to officiate a wedding when one of the parties was unconscious, nor do I understand how such a wedding could actually be legal but whatever. I’m a duck. Details like this no longer matter any more than those pesky details that might have grounded this whole scenario in reality. You know, things like Yu Xi being hooked to all manner of gadgets and gizmos to keep her, you know, alive. ‘Cause we all know someone in a coma isn’t just going to lay in a bed and be okay. How’s she going to eat? How’s she going to drink? That water-soaked cotton swab isn’t going to give her what she needs to stay hydrated, no matter how lovingly it’s rubbed on her lips! But again, I’m a duck. I’m a duck.
Moving on, Yu Xi does eventually wake from her coma and what does she find? (Other than an oddly sound asleep Zhan Cheng?) She finds herself married and wouldn’t you know it? She’s perfectly okay with the whole situation. Apparently being able to hear the ceremony was good enough for her; which I don’t get but hey, what do I know? I’m a duck! I do know Zhan Cheng’s lucky to have married someone so understanding because if I’d been Yu Xi, I’d have been pissed he stole my one and only chance to enjoy my wedding. I don’t care how many wedding parties were thrown afterwards, they don’t equal the wedding and I feel sorry for Yu Xi for missing out on hers. At least she seems ready to enjoy her “happily ever after” even if it was obtained in a rather unorthodox manner.
Zhan Cheng and Yu Xi aside, it seems everyone else found their own version of “happily ever after” as well. Though I can’t say I’m particularly happy with the way things worked out between Fei Fei and Yu An I have no choice but to continue my chanting and move on. Do I believe these two will be happy together forever? Not really but Show tried to give us hope so I’m gonna go with that and hope for the best. I wish these two well, even if I’m not convinced they’re ready for married life. While I’m wishing everyone well, I may as well send Vanessa and her baby off with all the well wishes of one who isn’t at all sorry the rest of their lives will be Bo Yan-less. No matter how hard Show tried to make that man into a hero, he will always be a petty, selfish prick in my book and I can’t say the world’s any worse off without him. However, I am happy Vanessa and her baby will be well looked after by Zhan Cheng and Yu Xi. It’s a nice way to tie up loose ends and bring closure for us all. I also send my well wishes to William and Xiao Lin. I think those two are going to be ridiculously happy together and I really, truly and sincerely wish them all the best. Finally, I wish Ya Ti all the happiness of one who seems to finally have her life back. I can only hope this new heart doesn’t try to take over the world like her last one. This poor girl really needs a chance to see what living is really all about, on. her. own.
I have to say, despite this show’s crazy ending, I really did (for the most part) enjoy it. We had a lovely, slow and realistic relationship blossom between our main characters. Zhan Cheng (with the exception of his coma wedding scheme) was one of the most dreamy male leads I’ve come across in a long time. He was so close to being the perfect man, I’d be remiss to write him off just because he had one momentary lapse into Dramaverse insanity. Yu Xi was not quite as perfect as Zhan Cheng but she was a worthy match for him and for the most part, still very lovable. I have to give mad props to both Kingone Wang and Kirsten Ren for bringing these characters to life; if it weren’t for the actors behind these characters, I never would have shipped this OTP so hard. It was the characters that drove this story and each actor/actress did their part to make us love and/or hate them as much as we did and for that I am grateful. It’s nice to have a drama so full of characters so real you tend to forget they’re not actually real. I may not love this drama to pieces but I can appreciate both the characters and the many squee-worthy moments that were provided.
So tell me, what did you think of this final episode? Was it everything you were hoping it would be or would you have rather seen things play out differently? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let m know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
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