I am such a lazy butt! I think it’s almost been a week or something since I recapped an episode of ‘Love Actually’. That’s not to underestimate my love for Joe and all things Joe related. I just got distracted…by other dramas…I’m not a traitor!
Lol enough with the dramatics. School’s about to start up soon, and my 6 foot long reading list has to get done within the next few weeks. Plus I’m kind of digging some of the other dramas at the moment *cough* Reply 1997. How are we supposed to balance drama watching if all the TV stations bring out the good dramas at exactly the same time??! Ah~~ the troubles of a teenage drama loving nerd. (Yes yes, I know, ‘Love Actually’ has finished airing (thanks to my first ever commenter- someone actually reads my stuff :O) and some of the dramas I’m watching were done airing years ago.)
Before I get started, I thought it’d be nice to share a little vid I found on Kankanews. There aren’t any subs, I doubt there will be. But it’s real cool to see Joe and Lee Da Hae show off their chemistry. They actually seemed quite comfortable around each other. And for those who are cursing the broadcasters for dubbing Lee Da Hae, you now have evidence that, she can speak pretty fluently 🙂
The episode begins with Li Yang and Xiao Xiao at it for the millionth time. She’s attempting to give him a surprise for his birthday. The only person who knows about her surprise is Xiao Xia. Hao Feng comes in, and tells Li Yang to order some more flour and eggs. That peaks his curiosity, and he remarks that they already bought some recently.
So a bit of bad editing, aside, the bad guys that Hao Jie is working with, attack Hao Feng just outside his home, as a way of scaring the Chen family. Xiao Xia comes in the nick of time, as the goons run away, leaving him bruised.
Wait for it…there’s more skinship to come. Inside, Papa Chen warns his children to be careful, as there isn’t much the cops can do…umm what happened to CCTV? Regardless, Xiao Xia helps Hao Feng mend his wounds.
Never worry, we still have more accidental touching to come…okay that sounded dirty…well you know what I mean anyway.
I want that song! I have no clue what song was playing at the point where Xiao Xia is happily watching Hao Feng complete her task for her. But I so want it now! These are the times I hate c-dramas. Darn you China for being so secretive. It’s not like I could find out info on your national security orders from watching dramas.
As a side dish to all the cute moments we get with XIao Xia and Hao Feng, the writers decided too much fun for the audience was probably not good enough. So they stick in Hao Jie, who is technically a bad guy- y’know what with the trying to rip his own family off and all, but he also plays for comedic relief.
And so he makes his offering to the big bad guy…but somewhere along the way, a little thing called conscience calls upon him. Hao Jie realizes he’s not comepletly comfortable with betraying his family. So he comes up with an alternative that in his less than two digit IQ isn’t exactly much of a compensation. He photocopies the original, not realizing that the books also happens to have English written inside. Sadly our…no not our..just the pimp, has a bit of a brain and asks him how the hell did his ancestors speak English before it was even introduced into the country…douchebag much?
Li Yang while busy at work walks into Xiao Xiao as she comes in with his birthday cake. This leads to her dropping all her (actually it was Hao Feng and Xiao Xia’s) efforts to waste. Her tears begin to spill and she wails loudly breaking the peaceful atmosphere at the restaurant. Li Yang unaware of what the big deal was, consoles her with a lame ‘you can always get another cake’.
After he got caught trying to dupe his boss, Hao Jie ends up in the ward. His family rush to his side, but Hao Feng is not happy. He knows there’s a reason, and is angry because the stress of keeping up with Hao Jie’s antics is getting to Papa Chen.
Episode 6 Recap
Looks like this episode was more about bringing in the sore subjects. Hao Feng’s detective work comes to fruition as he receives those long awaited DNA results.
Hao Feng is like that Summer storm, that when he gets started takes the piss to stop. During his stormy rage he ravages everything, and in this case it’s Xiao Xia’s feelings and guilt. He yells, and asks her why and what she wants with his family. He clarifies that he knows Yang Guang is not their child, and that Yang Guang is definitely not his brothers. He wants to knows what she’s plotting and how his brother is involved.
He also happens to be given these perfect dialogues that give an insight into his growing feelings for her ‘Deceiving my dad…deceiving Li Yang…and deceiving me…deceiving me who trusts you.’…he mentions him self last, almost as if he’s disappointed in the fact that she didn’t consider what he would go through at the discovery of her lies. If I was him I’d be jumping for joy- I mean come on, she’s not your sister in law any more! :p
Xiao Xia stutters, unable to come up with the right words. He refuses her silence, accusing her silence to be an admission of her guilt. Where’s kick ass Xiao Xia? Say something you crazy woman!! And speak she does! Hail to the truth ^^
Same time, Papa Chen demands that Hao Jie give Xiao Xia a respectable title. After all you can’t just have a 6 year old kid and a woman living with you, without giving her a title…okay I feel like we’ve gone back to those historical dramas. But no really, in society it leaves you with no face.
Papa Chen sees that everyone is against this rushed marriage and leaves his kids to be. Once he leaves, Hao Feng reiterates his lashing anger on his brother, and drags Xiao Xia out with him. She is again not a happy bunny. Just as she was about to reveal the truth and save her conscience the two brothers pushed her back into that little corner she’s been wanting to escape for a while.
Nonetheless she agrees, since Papa Chen is already quite fragile, she’ll put up with the lies until they can find a way to ease her out of the house. Hao Feng despite being second in line, behaves like the oldest and takes charge of his older brother.
Come next morning, Li Yang goes to wake Hao Jie and no answer. Looks like he does have some sense. Hao Jie has taken Hao Feng’s words to heart, and has decided to go away until he can return a better man.
On the way home, Xiao Xia is happy to tell Yang Guang that the scary man isn’t a problem any more. Yang Guang seems more perceptible than given credit for, he suggests the The Frosty Man has feelings for his aunt.
Xiao Xiao decides she overreacted with Li Yang and when she goes to make up with him, he isn’t really in the mood because of his eldest brother’s Houdini act. Xiao Xiao’s like a little Tinkerbell, she manages to get everyone out to eat barbecue and the atmosphere is all light and frothy all over again.
Well if you’re not sick of me already, I suggest you go see a doctor a.sap. Hopefully I’ll get some more watching done sooner 🙂