Xi Le: Why did she have to use me? Have any of you asked for my opinion? I thought I was so happy, but my happiness was borrowed from you. I borrowed your mother, borrowed your identity, and even borrowed the man you were supposed to marry.
Episode 12 started with an intense confrontation scene between Xi Le and Ping An, where Xi Le ripped the pearl necklace from Ping An and threw it on the floor.
Xi Le: You must think I’m a laughing stock. Since you never asked me when you lent me these things, then don’t expect me to return them to you.
Ping An: Xi Le… I’m so sorry…
Xi Le: I’ve said it before! She’s MY MOTHER! I won’t return her to you.
For this whole scene Xi Le talks like Ping An was a part of Bai Ming Li’s deceit, Xi Le probably should’ve said all this to Bai Ming Li but since she doesn’t have the chance anymore, she takes it all out on Ping An…
Ye Chen goes to the florist where he found the card amongst the flowers at his sister’s grave. He thought the flowers were from Zi Wen, but it turns out Bai Ming LI was the one who had been regularly sending them. She even told the florists she’s sending flowers for the girl’s brother, who is in a faraway place and could not send them himself.
So we finally find out Bai Ming Li knew about Ye Chen’s past all along… so did she really caused Wei Zhen’s death and that was the way she showed her remorse…?
As Ye Chen is pondering this he finds Ping An looking through her box. The box contains some of the things Bai Ming Li left her, including the wedding dress, a letter, a photo and a cassette player. She tries to play the tape but something’s wrong with the player. So Ye Chen offered to fix it.
Ping An mentions she wants to visit the orphanage in the next few days but isn’t it Bai Ming Li’s funeral in two days time? She reveals she promised Xi Le she won’t go… and Ye Chen gets angry. He wants to confront Xi Le about it, but Ping An of course stops him.
Ye Chen: I know you’re always thinking of Xi Le, but how long will you continue tolerating this? You don’t want to fight to take back the shopping centre, the money… that I can understand. But she wants to take your identity as Bai Ming Li’s daughter, and don’t even leave you a chance to say your last goodbye. What the hell is that?
I think Ye Chen has just said what every viewer is thinking… but Ping An just doesn’t want to talk about it and make some excuse to leave since she’s hungry…
Ye Chen VO: What can I do with you? Ping An, I want to help you, bring everything back to their original state. Not letting you suffer anymore, when can I let go? When can I leave you? I can’t let Wei Zhen down, because even if Bai Ming Li was unintentional Wei Zhen still died because of her.
Well, Ye Chen… NOOOO you can’t leave Ping An!!!! I’d vote for Wei Zhen’s death caused by Zi Wen 😛 Then Ye Chen can be with Ping An guilt free.
Xi Le goes to find ZI Wen at his office. She wants to get married ASAP and tells Zi Wen about Ping An taking back some of Bai Ming Li’s stuff. He talks her into keeping the shopping centre, because Ping An wouldn’t know what to do anyway… “doesn’t matter if it’s yours or not, as long as you believe it, it’s yours.” Hrm. What kind of weird logic is that?
Ye Chen goes to find the driver who hilariously jumped out of the car before the explosion a couple of episodes ago. The driver wonders how it happened, because Bai Ming Li have always been very careful about her cars, to the point where it gets serviced every three months. Ye Chen is fairly convinced now Blackie was behind Bai Ming Li’s accident… so how did Wei Zhen’s accident occur?
Since the Ji family now pretty much controls the shopping centre, Li Sha came up with the genius plan to assign Ye Chen as her driver from now on. But she forgot he could just quit, which he did. I’m glad her scene was short!
Ye Chen gives his resignation letter to Zi Wen… and said – we have to talk. On the rooftop, Ye Chen wants to find Blackie and asks Zi Wen how to contact him, but Zi Wen of course plays dumb. Ye Chen even goes on to ask whether Blackie had been working for him all along – as if Zi Wen will admit it now.
So Ye Chen asks the final (and probably most important) question – Did Zi Wen ever go to see Wei Zhen? Like ever? Zi Wen says it’s too painful for him to confront the past… but Ye Chen deduces this as Zi Wen having something to do with Wei Zhen’s accident, so he can’t face her.
Ye Chen wants Zi Wen to swear in front of Wei Zhen’s grave he didn’t do it, but Zi Wen will have none of it.
Ye Chen: You’re lying! I’ve known you for so many years, I can tell you’re lying!
Zi Wen: I don’t care what you say!
Ye Chen: From now on, you Li Zi Wen are no longer my brother.
Got to say though, if the ‘pretend relationship’ between Ping An and Ye Chen was thin, this supposed ‘brotherhood’ between ZI Wen and Ye Chen was even more non existent throughout this series?
Anyway… Xi Le overhead their whole conversation…
At his apartment, the mood suddenly turns all dark and gloomy as Ye Chen tells Wei Zhen he will bring Zi Wen to justice… but before then, there’s something he needs to take care of. He takes Bai Ming Li’s cassette player in his hand… (I don’t like the tone of this!!!)
He goes to find Ping An at the orphanage. She’s like her old self when talking to the headmaster there. She receives a phone call from someone at the food court asking her to cover her for a few days since she injured her hand. Ping An agrees. Ye Chen is annoyed because Ping An could be the CEO now, and yet, she’s still going back to work in the food court?
Ye Chen brings her the cassette player which he fixed. She listens to it and it was the song her father sang… then it turns out Bai Ming Li was singing it too.
Ping An can feel the happiness when they were singing that song. But that’s when she begins to wonder, how can Bai Ming Li leave this family? If she didn’t leave, they could be a blissful household right now. Why did Bai Ming Li leave her? Now Ping An thinks things were better when she was just Xie Ping An from the orphanage, no complications, no heartache.
During this scene, Ping An’s nose is bleeding again. Oh dear, this is turning so depressing I can’t take it anymore…
Zi Wen’s drinking again as Xi Le comes home. She tells him she overheard the conversation on the rooftop.
Xi Le: So what if you don’t have any friends. I don’t have any either. At least, we have each other.
Another reason they’re so compatible and deserve each other. She doesn’t care what kind of person he is, since he’s the person she loves.
He confesses he’s the one who caused Wei Zhen’s death. Ye Chen was right (as usual). There’s a flashback scene of what REALLY happened… Zi Wen was so determined on revenge Wei Zhen tried to talk him out of it. But he tampered with Bai Ming Li’s car anyway (Wei Zhen knew as she was spying on him…). Since he wouldn’t listen Wei Zhen ran in front of Bai Ming Li’s car so Zi Wen’s plans would fail…
Xi Le: But… you didn’t mean for this to happen…
… I have no words for this.
Main point is… he finally tells Xi Le he was using her as revenge.
Xi Le: I only know if I’m Wei Zhen, I will definitely forgive you. Because I don’t want to let you go…
Outside the funeral, Ping An hides in a corner to sing that song for Bai Ming Li…
Inside, Li Sha tries to convince Xi Le to give up now, since she’s not the real daughter. Xi Le scoffs at her and is happy to hear Li Sha is so afraid of her. Ping An was the person LI Sha hates the most and now she wants her to come back? Xi Le won’t let Li Sha forget she’s also from the orphanage…
Zi Wen has some information Bai Ming Li had already set in motion to help Xi Le become the new CEO. Director Ji is of course furious… poor Huo Ying tries to calm the situation but is not making it any better.
As Ping An is working at the food court, Xi Le as the new CEO comes down for an ‘inspection’, which was really an excuse for her to criticise everyone there, especially Ping An…
On the other hand, Ye Chen finally gives Blackie’s phone to the Detective… besides ZI Wen’s number Blackie had also been calling this nightclub. So Ye Chen goes there to investigate.
Ye Chen’s outside trying to get some information from the valet parking guys whether they’ve seen Blackie. But he bumps into Li Sha, who is drunk. Her ‘friends’ heard some rumours that she’s from an orphanage, so they all deserted her. She throws up so he takes her back… to his place? (the one with the glass bathroom door!?!?!?!?!?)
Ping An returns home to find Li Sha lying on the bed and Ye Chen… well, topless in the bathroom. She wants to turn back and leave but Li Sha tells her what happened. Li Sha goes on to say even though she had hated Ping An for a long time, now she can see Xi Le is turning into another Bai Ming Li, so she wants to help Ping An take Xi Le down.
Ping An realises Li Sha is Sha Sha from the orphanage. Li Sha then thanks Ye Chen and leaves. Ping An ponders whether Li Sha is sincere, but Ye Chen thinks Li Sha has a point. If Ping An doesn’t stop it Xi Le will become another Bai Ming Li. Ping An wonders what she can do next…
Ping An: Hey! Next time you’re forbidden to bring drunk girls home… except me.
ARGH. They’re doing this again. Showing us how cute Ping An and Ye Chen could’ve been and yet we’re getting bogged down by all this other stuff. ><
At the florist, the other staff at the food court rushes in to tell Ping An there’re plans to get rid of the food court… (DUN DUN DUN!).
*END OF EPISODE*
But the REAL shock comes from the episode 13 preview…
Director Ji (to Ping An): I want you to marry Huo Ying and become my daughter in law.
I’m falling off my chair. Huo Ying actually smiles! Ye Chen is (of course) alarmed!
Also… Xi Le finds the will?! (She didn’t know Zi Wen switched it?)
The lawyer is talking about a land title deed… and the land belongs to… YE CHEN? (Where is this address? Is this the shopping centre?)
Xi Le has a fight with Zi Wen… some documents fell on the ground… as Zi Wen picks them up a car comes flying by… does it hit Xi Le??!?!
Ping An tells Ye Chen she’s going overseas to study…
Ye Chen: You will come back right?
And then finally… an old man is at the florist asking Ping An… “You’re Mi Bao?” Is he one of her relatives????
I think I’ve given up hope on seeing more cute Ping An / Ye Chen scenes, there hasn’t been any (extended) ones since episode 9 or something. ARGH. Seems like there’s still so much happening in the finale next week? I guess as long as PA/YC end up together, I’m okay with it?!?