Firstly I can’t believe it was right in front of me and I never noticed that Borrow ur Love is actually finishing NEXT WEEK, not this week!!! >< The follow on series “Love SOS” had announced their airing date (9th June) a few days ago and it just didn’t click in my head. Arrghhh… okay. I hope the finale next week will be a good ending to this series.
Episode 13 starts at the Ji house, where Ping An is ready to team up with Director Ji to take down Xi Le. I must admit I didn’t realise things would happen so quickly! I seriously thought did I miss out on the beginning?
Ping An convinces Director Ji she is the real daughter and he agrees to help her… on condition that she will marry Huo Ying. *gasp*
Director Ji: I have been fighting with Bai Ming Li for most of my life. If her daughter marries my son, then it would really be a truce.
Now it’s not a surprise since we saw this in the preview last week but again, it’s all happening so quickly I haven’t had time to digest any of it! Huo Ying even said he had already proposed to Ping An and she already accepted? HUH? Why does it feel like they edited some scenes before this one?
I don’t think my heart can take it anymore when there is a super cute scene attached as Ye Chen and Ping An left the Ji house.
Ping An: I want to ask you, if I pretend to be Huo Ying’s fiancee, will you be angry? You really don’t mind?
Ye Chen: If it’s for the greater good, then just do what is right. Why should I mind?
Ping An: You’re so dishonest. If you’re jealous just admit it. Not ‘man’ at all.
Ping An: Hey! You big pervert!
Ye Chen: eeehh… haven’t heard this name for a long time! So let me ask you, what do I need to do, to be ‘man’?
(She kisses him on the cheek.)
HINT HINT YE CHEN – when girls ask these questions it’s because she WANTS you to care!!! OMG I am dying of happiness. I can just watch this scene over and over.
Back to business – the Huo family will deliberately release information that Ping An is Bai Ming Li’s real daughter. When the timing is right, they’ll hold a press conference.
Zi Wen expresses disbelief that Ping An will work with Director Ji, but thinks that they’ll use her in the end anyway. So Xi Le says she’s happy Ping An is fighting back, because she doesn’t like Ping An ‘giving’ her everything…
At the press conference, Li Sha announces to the world that Ping An is the real daughter. She also casts doubt on the legitimacy of the will, claiming that the real one has disappeared. When the reporters asks the DNA paperwork can be fake, Ping An presents them with Bai Ming Li’s handwritten letter, and the tape where her parents sang the lullaby.
An old man watching the press conference hears the lullaby and recognises the voices. He goes to the florist but the owner tells him Ping An hasn’t been there for a while. He says he’s a friend of her fathers and leaves her a business card. But the owner didn’t believe Ping An has a father and just threw the card away… (WTF?)
Outside a board meeting, Xi Le / Zi Wen and Ping An / Ye Chen / Ji family crosses paths. Ping An wonders whether Xi Le and her can be friends again.
Even though the security wouldn’t allow them to enter, but Director Ji says since he’s a shareholder, he should be allowed in the meeting. He introduces Ping An as the real daughter of Bai Ming Li and wants a new election for the CEO.
Zi Wen says Ping An has no standing to be in the meeting, since she isn’t even a shareholder. But Director Ji announces Ping An is engaged to Huo Ying, so he’s transferring some of his shares to her!
After the meeting, Director Ji tells Huo Ying to be careful since those shares were meant to be for him. If he doesn’t marry Ping An he will be very poor. Huo Ying thinks they now have the upper hand, they just have to wait until the next meeting to elect a new CEO.
Zi Wen and Xi Le are at a park. Zi Wen tries to contact some of the other shareholders, while Xi Le is just reflecting on what has happened. She sees a cart selling fairy floss and asks Zi Wen to buy one for her.
Xi Le: Ping An is really good at spinning fairy floss. She can make them really big and beautiful. We are like this fairy floss, she’s the large, loose sugar on top, while I’m the skinny but strong bamboo stick. Without me, she cannot form her shape, but without her, I’m only just a bamboo stick.
Even though our relationship has broken down now, I still believed she can’t survive without me. But just then I saw many people wanting to protect her, support her, that’s a feeling of loss. I finally… lost this friend.
That has to be the weirdest metaphor ever. But it does show Xi Le is willing to throw in the towel… but of course looking at ZI Wen, he’s not going to let it go so easily.
When Zi Wen is in the shower his phone rang. Xi Le saw a message came up and it was from Blackie.
She meets with Blackie and he told her EVERYTHING. Including how Zi Wen faked the stabbing to win her heart, how he switched Bai Ming Li’s will… and the car accident of course.
Xi Le breaks down and faints on the road…
Xi Le: If everything is fake… then what is real?
Surprisingly, Ping An was the one by her side when Xi Le woke up. It was because the nurse saw that the emergency contact person on her phone was Ping An. Ping An senses the awkwardness and says Zi Wen will be here soon so she will leave, but Xi Le doesn’t want to see him.
Ye Chen comes in to tell them all the paperwork has been taken care of, so Ping An leaves with him. Outside, they see Zi Wen walking in but they didn’t even acknowledge each other.
When Xi Le sees Zi Wen, all she wants to know is whether he loves her. She keeps on asking him – “Do you love me?” but he never gave her a straight response. He could only answer with – “I can’t live without you…” Xi Le is getting so emotional that they had to sedate her.
At the lawyer’s office, Ye Chen and Ping An are told since Ping An has the DNA report, she has a prima facie case. But it could be a long litigation. Ping An didn’t really want to go through it, because she already put some money aside when she was working. Plus, Bai Ming Li gave some money to the head of the orphanage to give to Ping An… so Ping An is not so poor anymore. She wants to use this money to study overseas.
Ping An: After everything passes, I want to go overseas. Then… I can also meet a blonde hair blue eyed boyfriend…
Ye Chen: What what what… say it again… what?
OMG this series is doing my head in. One minute it’s so serious and heavy handed the next minute we see Ping An and Ye Chen pulling each other’s faces in the lawyer’s office. Even the lawyer is not amused. LOL. These two are so ridiculously cute.
Then the lawyer tells them he found a land title deed amongst his notes. The title deed belongs to Ye Chen.
It was that house Ye Chen grew up in! Bai Ming Li saved it all along and kept it for him. I love this scene of Ping An and Ye Chen visiting the house. THEY WERE HOLDING HANDS. Honestly, if the series ends here I will be happy. Seriously.
Ping An: Mr Wong (lawyer) said after Wei Zhen’s death, mum was the one who kept paying taxes and protecting this place. Even when a corporation wanted to buy it, she bought it back by paying a high price, using your name. I think she’s really sorry about what happened to Wei Zhen.
Ye Chen: Actually, you can’t blame Bai Ming Li for Wei Zhen’s accident. She’s not the one to blame.
Ping An: So you have forgiven my mother?
Ye Chen: She knew of my identity all along but still trusted me wholeheartedly. For me, she’s like a teacher and a close friend. How am I qualified to say I forgive her?
And I once stupidly thought I have to leave you… to give justice to Wei Zhen.
Ping An: No… you can’t leave me!
Ye Chen: Don’t worry… I won’t leave you.
Xi Le goes to find Bai Ming Li’s will like Blackie said, and finally – she realises Zi Wen never loved her. She was going to tear it up, but…
Xi Le: Why did you have to keep this will? You should’ve burnt it. Then I will never find it, and I can forever live in your lies…
Have to agree with her there. Why leave evidence behind Zi Wen??? She takes the will and plans to give it to Ping An, but Zi Wen arrives just in time to try to stop her.
Xi Le: Wei Zhen’s death was because you were seeking revenge, that I can forgive. But you chose to cause a car accident on our wedding day, I cannot accept it!
(More weird logic again… but I guess even Xi Le is leaving him now…) She runs off with the will but tripped and fell. The will fell on the ground so Zi Wen picks them up just as a car is coming along. Xi Le pushes him away…
Since no one messed with the brakes this time, the car stops in time, but Xi Le is having an asthma attack again.
At the hospital the doctor says luckily Xi Le got there quickly so she’s okay. The driver of the car tells Zi Wen he found the paperwork (the will) and gives them back to Zi Wen.
Zi Wen and Ye Chen meets at Ye Chen’s house. FINALLY~ Zi Wen gives the will back to Ye Chen… it was what Xi Le wanted to do.
ZI Wen: This is the first time in many years that I have faced the past. After Wei Zhen’s death, I refused to see, listen, think… now I can finally understand what Wei Zhen was trying to tell me.
Now that Zi Wen has effectively given up… we see Xi Le doing the same. She wants to return everything to Ping An, but Ping An says she doesn’t care about those things. Xi Le is a bit pissed off, because all the things she wanted, the things she worked hard for, Ping An doesn’t seem to value them. She would rather see Ping An being mad at her, than not caring.
The meeting to elect a new CEO is about to begin but Ping An is nowhere to be seen. Huo Ying and Li Sha are waiting impatiently, but when Ye Chen arrives, he just gave them the shares that Director Ji transferred to her. Ping An wants Xi Le to remain CEO. Li Sha angrily leaves…
Afterwards Ping An tells Ye Chen she’ll be going overseas, in about a week’s time.
Ye Chen: Oh… you’ll come back right?
Ping An: Will you wait for me?
Ye Chen: I will… but don’t make me wait for too long.
At the Bai mansion, Zi Wen begs for Xi Le’s forgiveness but she refuses to hear it. He tells her the news that Ping An never showed up to the meeting, so she’s still the CEO.
Ping An goes to the florist to say goodbye, just after she left the old man came back to ask about Ping An again… luckily (?), Ping An left something behind and when the old man sees her, he calls her “Mi Bao”??
*END OF EPISODE*
There are a bunch of words jumbled in my head at the moment about next week’s preview. MY HEART CANNOT TAKE THIS ANYMORE. ARGH. Now I wish this series would just end at episode 13 because I have a BAD feeling where we’re heading. WHY do we have to throw in a terminal illness subplot right at the end? I don’t even care if Zi Wen is not truly sorry and planning something else. I don’t even care if Blackie actually kills him. Ping An / Ye Chen are the only ones I’m caring about. Looks like there will be lots of sweet moments between them next week BUT… Ping An might have leukaemia.
Ping An: Waiting for the day you won’t be afraid of bows anymore, that’s when I will return.
NOOOOOOO. I am crying already.
I don’t want to have my heart ripped out AGAIN. Why again? Here’s the thing – when I found out the writer of “Borrow ur Love” (Lin Ya Chun) also wrote “The Outsiders”, it didn’t register. But a few days ago I was contemplating re-watching “White Robe of Love” (which is a drama on my favourite list but I have only watched it once…) because why? It ripped my heart out. I’m not sure I could take that again, despite how much I loved it. Then I decided to watch a little bit of it… only to find one of the writers of White Robe… is Lin Ya Chun. The common link between The Outsiders, White Robe of Love and Borrow ur Love? Dylan Kuo as the lead. And what happened in those other two series? Not so happy returns. The Outsiders, I could understand that’s where the story had to go, but White Robe – I was crying my eyes out and swearing at the writer because it just wasn’t necessary.
Dear writer I hope you’re not doing this again.