This is one of my favourite episode because plenty of WC from beginning to end, haha……For those who did not read the novel, such a shock for them to get married, right after that heart breaking confrontation. Then such an anti-climax for Yi Chen to leave for a business trip. Luckily got that cute conversation at the end of the episode.
This episode begins with Mo Sheng going to Yi Chen’s place for another emotionally charged confrontation. The dialogue is exactly the same as the novel but I’ll reproduce it here because this is such a classic scene between the OTP. Probably because I’ve read and translated the novel into English, I feel more for the novel than the drama😦 Also, the editing is choppy so I can’t feel the connectivity. As a WC’s fan, of course I’ve to say he acted well here or else Himmy will complain that I am disloyal😛 Actually, from the bottom of my heart, he did portray his role very well and deserve a big applause!
Yi Chen: Come in. I only have pure water here. Why did you come to look for me?
Mo Sheng: I, I went to the hospital today. The doctor said you have already left the hospital ……
Yi Chen: If you’ve come to visit a patient, then you can go back. If I didn’t hear wrongly just now, you seem to want an affair. I am very honored to be chosen by you.
Mo Sheng: I did not.
Yi Chen: Did not what? Could it be that you did not get married? It was just an excuse for you to resist me? Okay, tell me what you want me to do? Be your secret lover in China or your shameful extramarital affair partner? Zhao Mo Sheng, I tell you this, don’t even bother to think about it!
Mo Sheng: …… I …… I and him ……I and him…..I’ve divorced. Yes, I’ve divorced.
Yi Chen: Divorced? What makes you think I, He Yi Chen, would want a divorced woman?
Mo Sheng: Between me and him, it is not what you think.
Yi Chen: Enough. You do not need to describe to me the relationship between you and your ex-husband. If you want to get sympathy and comfort, then I think you got the wrong guy.
Mo Sheng: I’m going. I’m sorry for disturbing you.
Yi Chen: Wait. I’ll send you back.
Mo Sheng: No need, I can go home by myself.
Yi Chen: Indeed, you can. Then, if you are not careful and an accident happens, I would be the prime suspect. At that time, we really would be unable to stay clear from each other.
Mo Sheng: I’m sorry to trouble you.
Yi Chen: This is the last time in this lifetime.
The conversation in the car is just like the one in the novel.
Yi Chen: Give me a reason.
Mo Sheng: What?
Yi Chen: Tell me, you love me.
Mo Sheng: Yi Chen, I ……
Yi Chen: Don’t say anything! Just go, I’ll give you an answer tomorrow.
The closing theme song is sang by WC, nice or not? Objectively, I prefer it to the opening theme song :P On the other end of the earth, Ying Hui is invited to attend the university centennial celebration. For those who’ve read the novel, I am sure you know Yi Chen has come to take Mo Sheng to register their marriage. When I first read the novel, this came as quite a shock for me. Before that, he took the time to dress immaculately for the special occasion. Why is he always putting on his shirt, tie & suit but I’ve never seen a scene of him undressing lol?
Yi Chen: Let’s go to the Civil Affairs Bureau.
Mo Sheng: Civil Affairs Bureau?
Yi Chen: Yes, we are going to register for marriage.
Mo Sheng: Marriage? Yi Chen….
Yi Chen: Get out of the car if you don‘t want to go.
Mo Sheng: I’ll go.
Yi Chen: Are you sure?
Mo Sheng: Do you still remember what you said to me? If you are destined to be my husband in the future, I might as well exercise my rights earlier.
Yi Chen: Facts have proven that kind of thinking would only bring about mistakes so do you still want to repeat a mistake?
Mo Sheng: Let’s go.
Reception Guy: Divorce?
Mo Sheng: No.
Yi Chen: Marriage.
Muahaha, they look so gloomy and grumpy until the reception guy thinks they are there for a divorce. They supply the required documents and is asked to take a photo together. What kind of wedding photo is this with the T-shirt Mo Sheng is wearing? It is rather cute but inappropriate for such an important occasion. Such a mis-match of clothes when Yi Chen is in his suit but Mo Sheng is so casual. Anyway, we can’t blame her since she doesn’t know they are going to register for marriage. Hey, loosen up, why look so tense?
Hoju: *facepalm* Um, what grown woman wears two giant eyes over her chest area on normal days? I’d like to hear what Mo Sheng has to say about her marriage license photo 10 years later.
Mo Sheng’s conversation with the other woman who is also registering for marriage is exactly like in the novel. Her hubby has a sense of humor compared to our sulky Yi Chen. Mo Sheng goes out to look for Yi Chen.
Yi Chen: You still can back out now.
Mo Sheng: Come in.
Yi Chen: Zhao Mo Sheng, this is your own choice.
Hey, why Gu Man deleted one of my favorite line, “From now on, even if we will torment each other for a lifetime, I will also not let you go.” from WC’s dialogue? Politically incorrect or it will be uttered elsewhere?
When they are signing the marriage documents, Yi Chen tells Mo Sheng, “Sign it! You don’t have a chance to back out now. “ This makes the staff member asks, “Miss, are you really willing?” Mo Sheng replies, “Of course. Just now, I was thinking what color to choose for the curtains at home.” Then she quickly signs the documents. After that, they take the marriage vow together. Later, Yi Chen gives Mo Sheng his house key. Oh no, even the staff member is doubtful that they are really a pair of lovers eager to get married.
Yi Chen: Move all your things to my place. As for the color of the curtains, you can change it if you want. Swipe my card. The password is 973356, remember it?
Mo Sheng: No need to give it to me since I’ve money.
Yi Chen: I do not want us to have a falling out on the first day of marriage because of this.
Mo Sheng: What about you?
Yi Chen: Me? I’m going to Guangzhou on a business trip for a week. The plane will depart in one hour.
Then Yi Chen goes to the airport to fly to Guangzhou. Whereas Mo Sheng goes to Yi Chen’s apartment. Hey, is this Feng Teng’s apartment? Mo Sheng is very happy so she calls Xiao Xiao to share the good news that she is married. As her best friend, Xiao Xiao can easily guess the husband is Yi Chen. She wishes her a blissful life and Mo Sheng says definitely.
I don’t need to recap Ying Hui’s part since he speaks in English. Tang Kai tried hard but his English is hard to understand so poor peanuts can’t understand as well as can’t concentrate. If you also can’t understand, then just go along with it as I am no legal eagle. He does have the aura of a successful businessman but he acted against WC before so no freshness here. Wait till you see the movie version Ying Hui who looks so young. Obviously, Ying Hui is still pinning for Mo Sheng. Urgh, I think the drama Ying Hui is not as likeable as the novel one since he appears kind of sly in not formalising the divorce and telling the lawyer to call Mo Sheng, Mrs Ying!!! Beware, Ying Hui is going back to China to attend the uni’s centennial celebration!
Xiao Xiao is helping Mo Sheng to move her stuff to Yi Chen’s place. She asks Mo Sheng why she doesn’t ask Yuan Feng to come and help out. Mo Sheng replies it is not nice to inconvenient him. Moreover he was the one who helped her to rent the place. Mo Sheng informs Yuan Feng that she is moving out. At that time, Yuan Feng is waiting for Yi Chen to send her home but she rejects his offer. Yi Mei finds out from him that Mo Sheng is moving out. Poor Yuan Feng, Yi Mei doesn’t look like she is into him😦 I felt sorry for Yi Mei when I read her epilogue but I don’t like the drama Yi Mei especially the way she is treating Yuan Feng as a substitute. Also, she seems like she has not given up on Yi Chen even after telling Mo Sheng she has in the hospital. In contrast, the novel Yi Mei got married before Yi Chen so that means she has truly given up on him. I think Yi Mei can sense that Mo Sheng is moving to Yi Chen’s place.
When Mo Sheng is about to call Yi Chen as to where she should put her stuff, the doorbell rang. Yi Chen’s neighbour comes over with some wontons (ravioli) as compensation for losing something Yi Chen lent her. I thought this scene will be scrapped since the Wen Min in the drama is Mo Sheng’s colleague. The episode ends with Mo Sheng calling Yi Chen to inform him that her neighbour brought him some wantons.
Yi Chen: What are you suspecting? Rest assured, even if I had any thoughts of her before, I never pursued her.
Mo Sheng: Oh, I want to ask you whether that storage room can be converted into a darkroom?
Yi Chen: Whatever. Is there anymore important matter?
Mo Sheng: That …… ah, where should I put the things I’ve moved here?
Yi Chen: Mrs. He, your husband is physically and mentally healthy so for the time being, he has no intention to live apart.
Mo Sheng thinks: How could she have asked such a question?
Mo Sheng: When will you come back?
Yi Chen: Friday night.
Mo Sheng: Okay, I’ll wait for you.
Mo Sheng thinks: I am such a failure!