OK after everything that happened in this episode I just have to post this recap early because… OMG. Just. OMG. I can’t believe I have to wait another week to see what happens next.
**I will be adding screencaps to this post tomorrow!!!**
Since there’re no YC/PA moments this week I thought I’d include this? I found this a few days ago but unfortunately couldn’t find any more, so can’t really justify making a post just for one pic. So not matching the mood of this ep right? But hey I like it… and my mind is everywhere at the moment, excuse the spazzing. I am still digesting all of the shocking moments in this episode.
(Plus, on the ‘Themesongs’ page I added the theme, ending theme and insert song ‘You Dian Tian / A little bit sweet’ for this series! I always fall in love with the themes in TW dramas~!!!)
Sunday night I actually found a CTV stream just in time for the live broadcast but my internet speed was too crappy to watch it! >< THAT is how much I’m looking forward to this episode!! I ended up rewatching bits and pieces of episodes 1 & 2 and still had a good laugh, gosh it seems so long ago since we went on this journey…
Episode 10 starts at the florist where Ping An is working now, and the owner comments how much her business has improved since Ping An returned. She wants Ping An to work there full time, but Ping An has plans for her future now – work hard, study hard, hopefully save enough to go overseas. Then when she returns she can get a good job at a large company. Within only a few months Ping An has changed, even though she still misses Xi Le and Bai Ming Li a lot.
Huo Ying’s pearl business is having its opening at the shopping centre. As the spokesperson, Xi Le is in the spotlight. But Huo Ying deliberately ordered some plants from the florist Ping An works at so she delivers them to the grand opening. Huo Ying then calls on a favour (I had already forgotten about this already!), Ping An dresses up and performs magic to the guests. She will make pearls appear and give them away…
Now everyone’s attention has turned to Ping An while she’s performing. Xi Le looks like she’s a bit jealous since Zi Wen is paying more attention to Ping An.
After the magic show, Ping An and Huo Ying are chatting in the employee’s lounge. Huo Ying offers Ping An a job – either doing magic tricks at his pearl counter or as his personal assistant. He’s feeling sorry about what he did to her! But after last episode’s document switching incident, Ping An feels weird working in the shopping centre and doesn’t want to help Huo Ying juggle his different girlfriends! So she turns him down.
Huo Ying: Then if you need anything just find me. I don’t have anything, except lots of money. At least I can buy you a big meal, don’t eat instant noodles all the time.
As she leaves, Huo Ying’s voiceover – Ping An, please forgive me…
Xi Le and Li Sha are being BFFs again on a golf course, while Xi Le says some rather weird things. She asks Li Sha whether she had thought about how her life would be if she wasn’t Director Ji’s daughter. Li Sha immediately goes on the defensive and asks whether Xi Le will expose her secret. But Xi Le just reflects this all feels like a dream…
When Xi Le mentions Ping An, Li Sha expresses her hate again claiming Ping An always fights with her for everything, toys, friends, headmaster of the orphanage… and now Ye Chen.
Then rather creepily, Xi Le begins to walk towards Li Sha and Li Sha just keeps backing away. Funny that Li Sha actually looks scared. Eventually, Li Sha even fell to the ground and shouts what the hell is gong on with Xi Le?!
Xi Le will help Li Sha steal Ye Chen? She tells Li Sha now that Ping An is working at the florist and without the protection of Bai Ming Li, will she be in trouble? Now even Li Sha is freaked out by the Xi Le in front of her…
So how does Xi Le help Li Sha? Since Li Sha fell, Xi Le called Bai Ming Li to say she hurt her leg and Zi Wen is busy. So Ye Chen came instead. Of course when Ye Chen arrives, Xi Le pretends Bai Ming Li heard wrong and get him to carry Li Sha back…
Zi Wen takes a day off to go to the bridal fitting with Xi Le. But on the way, Xi Le says she wants to go somewhere first… and it’s the florist where Ping An is working at.
Seems like Xi Le’s back to her old self again after her creepy conversation with Li Sha earlier? Xi Le asks Ping An to help organise the flowers for her wedding but suddenly…
PING AN’s NOSE IS BLEEDING.
*TIME OUT* WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! Please don’t tell me we’re going down this path. NO!!!! The accompanying music is NOT helping. Gosh I am shaking my fists here, DO NOT give Ping An some incurable disease!! >< ARRGH NO!!!
After all of that, Xi Le needed to go back to the mansion to get something. As Zi Wen waits for her, he receives a phone call from Director Ji. He wants information about some project Bai Ming Li is planning so Zi Wen snoops around Bai Ming Li’s office.
Suddenly Bai Ming Li and Ye Chen comes back so Zi Wen hides in a corner. He overhears their conversation – that project is just a decoy, Bai Ming Li’s planning something else… but more importantly, Bai Ming Li asks Ye Chen about Ping An AND she tells Ye Chen to give the will to the lawyer for safekeeping.
Zi Wen wonders why Bai Ming Li cares so much about the welfare of Ping An… plus, she’s changing her will? Seems like Bai Ming Li is planning something to do with the will after Xi Le’s wedding, when Xi Le and Zi Wen will be on their honeymoon. So now Zi Wen needs to find out what’s going on. He makes up some excuse about work so Xi Le has to try on the wedding dress herself…
As Xi Le is trying on the dress she reflects on how good Bai Ming Li was to her. Even though the sales assistants said they needed at least six months notice if they needed a dress custom made, Bai Ming Li called on a favour from one of her trading partners in France to make it happen. Xi Le felt very happy to have Bai Ming Li as her mother…
Just somewhere on the streets (WHY?? Wouldn’t it be safer if they meet at the office???) Ye Chen is meeting the lawyer to give him Bai Ming Li’s will. As the lawyer puts it in his briefcase and leaves, a guy on a motorbike steals it. Ye Chen chases him and eventually finds the briefcase on the ground. The envelope is still there, still sealed while some cash was stolen.
So Ye Chen reports back to Bai Ming Li it should just be a robbery and the envelope is still there. We all know something is fishy going on here right? Plus, argh, why did she put the will in an envelope with the shopping centre logo anyway? It’s her personal stuff not the company’s!
Bai Ming Li then wants Ye Chen to take her to the doctors, where they have a conversation – THIS is the most touching moment of the series so far I feel. I can really feel the emotions of both Ye Chen and Bai Ming Li.
Ye Chen just can’t do this anymore – he questions Bai Ming Li how she can continue lying, just to hold onto the company? But Bai Ming Li explains even though originally she intended to use everyone (Xi Le, Ye Chen) and everything would be back to normal later, now, she can’t bring herself to tell Xi Le and Ping An the truth. Especially when she knows how Ping An feels about her mother and how much Xi Le has come to rely on her. Yes, she doesn’t have a lot of time left, yes, she shouldn’t care about the money etc but she gave up her daughter to build this life. The company and the money is all she can give to her daughter now.
Bai Ming Li: Thank you Ye Chen. For me, you are a dark angel. (aka an angel wearing black clothes)
After this emotional scene, it feels like this series is going up a notch, because we find out Zi Wen now has the will. Yes, he got Blackie to switch it! As he reads the will, he just couldn’t believe it. Everything he planned is going down the drain.
He goes a bit nuts, I want to fast forward this part. >< Hey look on the bright side Zi Wen, at least you haven’t married Xi Le yet.
Ye Chen takes Ping An to the wedding venue (on his motorbike mind you *wink wink*) so she can inspect the venue and work out how many flowers they will need. She sees Bai Ming Li and wanted to leave because of everything that happened. But of course Bai Ming Li wants her to stay, and asks her if she can ‘practice’ walking down the aisle with her…
Bai Ming Li: Ping An, thank you for being with me. This is enough, I don’t want anything else.
Ye Chen watches on silently, staying in the background like he does a lot in this series. But I rather enjoy these moments…
Oh that Li Sha is back again stirring trouble. She goes to the florist to complain about something stupid… which is just an excuse for her goonies to trash the place. When she heard one of the flowers was for Xi Le’s wedding, she deliberately throws it on the ground and steps on it.
As the wedding is the day after tomorrow, Ping An stayed back all night calling other florists to see if they have the champagne coloured roses…
Now this is the moment we’ve been waiting for right? The day of the wedding. Both Bai Ming Li and Zi Wen can’t attend Xi Le’s graduation but Ping An’s there. Xi Le’s very happy to see her which makes me wonder whether that creepy scene with Li Sha earlier on was all an act?
It gets a bit confusing here (for me anyway!) – but the original intention was for Bai Ming Li to go to the wedding venue by herself. Ye Chen would drive Xi Le and Ping An from the graduation to the venue… after some mix up with the delivery of the wedding dress, it ended up with Bai Ming Li and Xi Le heading to the wedding venue together. When Zi Wen heard this, he is unnerved. That’s because he planned to kill Bai Ming Li in the car RIGHT???
Zi Wen tries to call Blackie but can’t reach him. By the time he reaches Blackie, it’s too late already. Zi Wen is in shock, Ye Chen and Ping An notices and wonders what’s happening. Then Zi Wen just took off on a motorbike, so Ye Chen and Ping An follows him in a car.
Bai Ming Li and Xi Le are heading towards the wedding. Xi Le is nervous so Bai Ming Li tells her to sing that song Ping An’s father sung. But as they’re singing, the driver notices something is wrong with the brakes!
O.M.G. The driver is smart enough to jump out but the backdoors are locked. Plus Xi Le’s dress is stuck so the car… rolled off a cliff… and EXPLODED.
I can’t believe this is happening!
At the hospital… Xi Le is actually ok. (I truly thought they were both gone!!!) Bai Ming Li however, is not so lucky. She shielded Xi Le so she sustained the most injuries.
Ye Chen is torn, at this crucial moment should he tell Ping An the truth? What if she won’t even know Bai Ming Li is her real mother in these last moments? He thinks about what Bai Ming Li would want him to do, but just decides to go with his gut felling to tell her.
Just when he’s about to say the keywords, the doctor comes out to say Bai Ming Li had a lot of internal bleeding and things aren’t looking too good… Zi Wen knows what Ye Chen is about to say, and looks creepy again…
*END OF EPISODE*
EPISODE 11 preview – I can’t express all the feels I’m having at the moment. Looks like Ping An and Xi Le find out the truth! Zi Wen is plotting something (as usual!) and Xi Le is thinking about working with him so she can be Bai Ming Li’s daughter forever? What? I’m hoping Xi Le is faking all of this. Argh, I don’t know anymore!