The cuteness and calm before tragedy 😥
Unfortunately, from the trailers, we knew something bad would happen. I mean, we have to have a conflict don’t we? Sigh.
The episode starts with Xiang Xiang protecting Gong Min by telling the security that Gong Min’s her boyfriend.
This pisses off everyone – Han Yu Fei, because he wants to get back together with Xiang Xiang. Her manager, because as a celebrity she’s not allowed to date. And also, the people in her film crew for the drama she’s making, because it seemed like she intentionally created news around herself to get some publicity. But Xiang Xiang’s character is clueless and real (it gets annoying in this episode) so she doesn’t fix it at all.
Gong Min comes up with this ingenious plan (that I was wondering about all along) where he takes a plane/train in the present time to the place where the royal palace is (because he compares the two maps, the olden day map, and the present-day map), and travels back 2000 years.
THIS WAY, he cuts down on normal travel time, and he can get in and out of places very sneakily and unnoticed. Very nice. *slow claps*
Gong Min gets a member of the Wang family to write a letter to admit to all the wrongs, such as the voodoo framing of Empress Xu, the framing of Gong Min, and the attempted assassination of Empress Xu that very night. Then, the letter is handed off to the Emperor.
To prevent Wang Mang from interfering from the plans, Ying Yue threatens him. With Wang Mang didn’t take her threats seriously, she actually took a swipe at him with her sword across his back. This is very first time that a character in drama actually has the proper response to a sword swipe LOL. Most characters take like 40 hits and still walk away fine. Good to see Wang Mang bed ridden for a few days.
The Wang family blames this guy (the person who wrote the letter) for everything, and he commits suicide in his cellar.
Gong Min reveals to Ying Yue that he must go back to thank this girl (who is Xiang Xiang) for helping him. Ying Yue realizes Gong Min likes her, and you can actually pinpoint the moment that her heart breaks and she dies a little inside.
Meanwhile, everyone in Xiang Xiang’s production and filming crew hate her because they think that she’s trying to manipulate the news to get more press.
Oh, but that doesn’t stop her from being a complete idiot during a live interview and completing letting down her guard and answering the reporter’s questions stupidly in a ‘Xiang Xiang’ fashion. I really don’t mind female leads trying to act cute but it’s so annoying when they act dumb or naive – which she was. I cringed.
Xiang Xiang finds out the script has been rewritten – Zhao Fei Yan loses the Emperor’s favour, and Empress Xu regains his favour instead.
The strange thing was that everyone except her accepted that as part of history, but Xiang Xiang was the only one that didn’t get affected by the history change.
Gong Min cutely returns to the present time to profess his love to Xiang Xiang. He takes her to a very nice restaurant while wearing a very nice outfit. How could he afford this you ask?
Turns out he took a teapot from 2000 years back to sell to an antique store and makes a lot of money from that.
He goes to jewelry stores and Chanel and nearly buys everything for Xiang Xiang.
If I was Xiang Xiang I would obviously accept everything and I would be elated, but female leads are never modelled after cynical materialistic people like me SO Xiang Xiang gets Gong Min to return all of that.
Instead, she ditches all of that for… matching rings?! C’mon. I would rather have a Chanel 2.55 Double flap. Or both.
They go out to eat, have a cute scene. That’s it. I don’t really know what to say about cute scenes – I mean, they add to the plot but how the heck am I supposed to summarize this? Anyways, I know I didn’t find Gong Min attractive in the beginning but I’m starting to like his derpy googly eyes and expression.
AH. The storm is coming.
Gong Min reveals that he has to leave one last time to mend up loose ends, because, drama really – what else do you really need to do that’s that important?! They have a passionate lovely kiss before he leaves.
And tragedy actually strikes quite fast. I felt like this part was almost fast forwarded or it felt like I was watching a trailer for this last part, where only the important summarizing clips are shown.
PRETTY MUCH Gong Min’s jade gets shattered from being attacked, and for reasons not explained, Xiang Xiang starts blacking out on her vespa, which causes her to get into a car accident.
From what I can see, they both suffer from a near death experience, but they don’t die. Xiang Xiang remains unchanged, except everything around her does. Han Yu Fei remains to be her boyfriend, while Gong Min forgets all about her… and gets together with Ying Yue?!!?!?!!
I’m not too concerned though – I’m pretty positive that the ending to this will be a good wholesome ending anyways.