Darn you photo shop! Darn you for deleting yourself when I last rebooted the shit that I still call a computer! Just when I decided I want to attempt better quality screen caps and images, you bail on me? Technology’s a bitch. Just thought I’d get that off my chest.
As a way to get rid of the nasty feeling left behind by all that messy techy stuff, I think it’s time I relish in the feel of good drama…that sadly also happens to require…umm yeah technology. Recap time! 🙂
First off, I’d like to point out the fact that I was mistaken earlier, about the number of episodes that were already out. It seems like some people have watched up to ep 17, the last time I checked, which was a couple of days ago. Well, since I usually watch it on Viki, I’ll go with how many eps they have uploaded.
Now for real recap time.
The whole Chen family is regretting the decision of having lost contact with Wang Xiao Xia and Yang Guang. Papa Chen has lost his appetite, Li Yang isn’t his super happy self, quick to understand that there really is no way to placate Papa Chen. Even Hao Feng is feeling the emptiness left behind by their departure. Yet no one is sure what to really do. The customers, want their Sunny Happiness. Li Yang makes an attempt at locating the two with no success, until…Xiao Xiao walks back into the restaurant.
While making small talk with Li Yang, she makes a sudden realisation. Xiao Xia wasn’t Li Yang’s girlfriend! No shit-did she miss the age gap-or is she going to blame it on Xiao Xia’s youthfulness? Regardless, she gets quite the scolding from the usually laid back Li Yang. In order to rectify her mistake, she promises to bring the two back home.
Bring them home, she does. And so we have ourselves a family re-union-yay! G’pa Chen is delighted to see Yang Guang, and we finally see that long awaited smile from Hao Feng. It barely escapes his lips.
Amidst the peace of the Chen household, Xiao Xia still hasn’t solved her money problems. They’re still there, and she still has to pay for Yang Guang’s school fees. Since she’s been spending more time in the kitchen, helping out, she hasn’t made any income of her own. Thankfully G’pa isn’t ignorant, and he brings her over, to provide her with a salary for working in the kitchen. Xiao Xia has a few ethical problems mainly her guilt. She’s already living rent free, under a lie that is bound to come loose sooner or later. Hao Feng accidentally over hears her refusal to accept the money that G’pa is offering. Given his expression, I think his opinion of her is gradually improving.
Insert more baddies! So we have ourselves another bad guy…actually the initial bad guy was working for a lot more demure lady. Who happens to seek the ‘lost knowledge’ and she’s out to get Chen Quan (G’pa).
Switch back to the main character and she’s being solicited by Xiao Xiao into helping her celebrate her and Li Yang’s 23rd anniversary of some sort (they’re family friends, and she’s known him since the cradle.) Xiao Xia has little choice and reluctantly agrees to bake a cake for whatever she has planned.
And so the episode concludes with a tiny encounter that depicts Xiao Xiao and Li Yang squabbling as usual. Me wants more Hao Feng and Xiao Xia action! I’ve been saying it for a few episodes now, and I stick by them. I really want to seem more interaction between the two, they seem like rare moments given how much of the 45 minutes is taken up with interaction between Xiao Xia and side characters. Oh well maybe by the time I come back for the next recap I’ll have more screen caps that have the two of them together, fingers crossed.