My recap is slower than my watching because writing is a lot harder than watching 😦 I am satisfied with the ending which is exactly like the book. I think the last episode has the most WC so it is the best episode where my eyes never left the tv. This episode is also good with WC looking so domesticated, going to supermarket and cooking. He is no longer like the Yi Chen in the novel since it is mentioned that Yi Chen seldom smiles in the novel. Anyway it is good to see Yi Chen looking so happy, no longer sad and in pain.
My Sunshine Episode 25 Review & Recap (written by peanuts & illustrated by bongsd)
This episode begins with Mo Sheng and Yi Chen shopping in the same supermarket which they first met after she returned from US. This is a nice addition to the novel as this scene is so much sweeter than the first tension filled supermarket scene.
Mo Sheng: Are we cooking tonight?
Yi Chen: Yes, I am cooking.
Mo Sheng: You are cooking?
Yi Chen: Yes, is there a problem?
Mo Sheng: No problem. So does it mean I can choose my dishes? Such as restaurant dishes that are more difficult to cook.
Yi Chen: Are you testing me?
Mo Sheng: No, this is trust. I want to eat kung pao chicken, sweet and sour spare ribs, cheese prawns, and fish in sour soup. Will that be too many?
Yi Chen: No, not many. Fatten you up so more meaty for me to hug.
Mo Sheng: Afterwards other people heard.
Yi Chen: Before, I don’t really like to go to supermarket.
Mo Sheng: I know because you are too busy with your work. Look at you. You exhausted yourself to the point of an ulcer.
Yi Chen: No, not because of work.
Mo Sheng: Then why?
Yi Chen: Because supermarket is too lifelike, many couples around making me feel sad, envious as well as angry.
Mo Sheng: Angry? Angry with me?
Yi Chen: Yes, angry with you. Hey, you just said this is a supermarket. You are an adult now, still acting coquettish. People will laugh at you.
Mo Sheng: I just want to feel the warmth of your body.
Yi Chen: Olive oil?
Mo Sheng: Hey Yi Chen, I saw you there on that day.
Yi Chen: That day I dropped my wallet. You only take one look at me, and I’ll have troubles come my way.
Mo Sheng: Oh, thank you. I didn’t realize I had such allure. Beauty that can sink fish and drop wallets. By the way I want to go and thank that security guard.
Guard: Oh, I remembered. So, did you manage to find the owner of the wallet?
Mo Sheng: Yes, I found him. Today, I purposely bring him here to thank you.
Guard: Congrats. At least I’ve done a good deed. Your boyfriend is very handsome.
Yi Chen: If possible, I want to invite you to our wedding.
Guard: It is not appropriate.
Yi Chen: Here is a business card. We’ll be very happy if you can come.
Guard: Okay, sure sure.
It is so touching that they go together to thank that security guard and invite him to their wedding as without the wallet I doubt they’ll be able to get back together. This scene is such a fitting closure to their first meeting in the supermarket 7 years later.
Arrgh, I can’t resist admiring a man cooking in the kitchen. Not only me, Mo Sheng is also very impressed. WC really looks the part with the way he is slicing the vegetables and the way he is holding the knife. I think WC can cook in real life? Not only WC looks good while eating, he also looks good when he is cooking. I think I’ve been complained by bookpie for gushing praise on WC 😛
Mo Sheng: You actually really know how to cook?
Yi Chen: I started to help auntie to cook when I was ten years old.
Mo Sheng: Ten years old? I wish I had known you earlier. Yi Chen, teach me how to cook, so that I can cook for you in the future.
Yi Chen: If you continue to be like this I am going to cut my finger.
Mo Sheng: Will it be too many dishes? I actually just randomly named some dishes.
Yi Chen: Yes, each dish is a completely different culinary style.
Mo Sheng: Then you cook less or else we can’t finish eating them.
Yi Chen: I’ll cook better then bring some for Lao Yuan to comfort his broken heart. Oh, better not, he may get even more heart broken, haha…..
Such happy scene and the dialogue is so mushy. We’ve Mo Sheng hugging Yi Chen from behind again, so heart-warming.
“Making of My Sunshine: Wa [Wallace’s nickname] Becomes God of Cooking”
You can find the video here
Yuan Feng tells his friend he has broken up with Yi Mei during Rio drinking session. The friend says Yi Mei is too snooty so best to break up if they are not compatible. It is dinner time at the He household.
Mo Sheng: So tasty!
Yi Chen: What do you think?
Mo Sheng: I like to eat this one.
Yi Chen: Then eat more.
Mo Sheng: I can’t eat anymore as I am full. I want to go and lie down on the sofa.
Yi Chen: Hey, it is not good for health to lie down right after your meal.
Mo Sheng: Okay, then I’ll go and wash the dishes.
Yi Chen: Go and tidy up the clothes.
Mo Sheng: What clothes?
Yi Chen: My clothes. I’ve been living in the guest room for so long so it is time for me to return to my own room. Go ! Quickly go !
Mo Sheng: I’ll go immediately.
Another chance to fangirl WC’s mouth-watering eating posture 🙂 Their interaction is so cute and Mo Sheng is so shy, haha…
Mo Sheng goes to tidy up Yi Chen’s clothes. Another sugary sweet scene that is not in the novel.
Yi Chen: Are you done yet?
Mo Sheng: The color of your clothes is too dull.
Yi Chen: What other color for suits?
Mo Sheng: The suit can be of one color but your shirts and ties can be of different color.
Yi Chen: Okay, you can take care of them in the future.
Mo Sheng: Okay, I’ll make you look even more handsome. This is not right! You are already so handsome, attracting the bees and butterflies. So why am I making you look even more handsome, making trouble for myself?
Yi Chen: Come.
Mo Sheng: I’ve not finished tidying up yet.
Yi Chen: There is no hurry, let’s celebrate first.
Mo Sheng: Celebrate what?
Yi Chen: Celebrate that I am finally moving back to my own room.
Mo Sheng tells Yi Chen it is his turn to tell her about the past 7 years. If she wants to know about his cases, he can tell her. Mo Sheng is not interested so there is nothing to tell. Then they talk about the invalid divorce agreement. Yi Chen tells her the divorce decree is a forged one as Ying Hui did not hand the divorce agreement to the court. However since they didn’t register the marriage at the Chinese embassy, it’ll not affect their marriage in China. Mo Sheng is relief yet unhappy as to why Ying Hui will do like this. Yi Chen tells her not to worry as he’ll take care of it.
There is something wrong with the editing as this scene was shown briefly at the end of episode 24 then repeat and elaborate here? Yi Chen meets up with Ying Hui. He apologizes for having the meeting so late as he has been busy. Yi Chen replies as a lawyer he understands his tactic perfectly but it won’t work on him. Ying Hui replies he is misunderstood. Ying Hui continues to say the greatest achievement of a man is to build a business empire. Yi Chen says Ying Hui needs this self-assurance to make himself feels better since he must have received his legal letter. Yi Chen hopes Ying Hui will still be so confident when he is accused of forging the divorce decree in the future. There is no such thing as an invalid divorce application. Ying Hui is not intimidated and says so what. Then Yi Chen tells him the legal consequences of forgery. Ying Hui believes Mo Sheng will not stand in court to accuse him of forgery. She may not love him but she’ll never do anything that will hurt him. In the end Yi Chen tells Ying Hui, they are not concerned about the divorce certificate so he can continue to admire it. I am not doing justice in summarizing their conversation as it is too difficult. Do watch it with English subtitles as it is quite interesting.
Xiao Xiao and Mo Sheng has tea together. Xiao Xiao notices Mo Sheng is very happy. Mo Sheng asks her why she is not dating and want to match make for her. Xiao Xiao says no need as she wants to concentrate on her career. Back in the office, Mo Sheng receives a bouquet of roses from Ying Hui. Did he recycle the same bouquet that he had when he returned to China and went to Mo Sheng’s place to look for her? Xiao Hong thought the flower is from Yi Chen. She returns the flower to Ying Hui and tells her the only present she wants to receive from him is a divorce decree. He asks Mo Sheng if she’ll go to court and accuse him of forgery to send him to jail? Mo Sheng keeps quiet which means she won’t so Ying Hui is relief. Mo Sheng tells him he has misunderstood their relationship as she has never loved him. She’ll appoint a lawyer to proceed with the divorce but Ying Hui says he won’t cooperate. Mo Sheng appeals to him not to be someone she doesn’t know anymore. Then he tells Mo Sheng he has a second present for her which is to re-open her dad’s case to prove his innocence. Mo Sheng says she’ll investigate herself. At home, she remembers her dad said she can go and ask her mum about his case since she was also implicated.
WC fans, I want to ask you if it is WC’s real voice when he speaks in English to that American from Signativa Law Firm? Himmy insists it is WC’s real voice but I am not convinced. Yi Chen is reading up on the marriage law in US.
Just like in the novel, Yi Chen is bringing Mo Sheng back to the hometown to meet the parents.
Yi Chen: Mo Sheng, do you know how to play mahjong?
Mo Sheng: Play mahjong? Don’t know.
Yi Chen: Auntie loves to play mahjong, so if you don’t know how, she’ll probably be very disappointed.
Mo Sheng: What to do? Why didn’t you tell me earlier so I can practice?
Yi Chen: You still have time to practice. I’ll teach you.
Mo Sheng: Aha, I’ve a solution.
What is the solution? Practice playing mahjong on her mobile phone?
Mo Sheng: You taking away my phone, how am I going to practice?
Yi Chen: We have arrived home.
Mo Sheng: Oh we’ve arrived. I’ll help you to carry.
Yi Chen: No need, help me to close the boot cover. Lock the door.
The family with the exception of Yi Mei welcome them with open arms. I am sure you can recognise Shan Shan’s dad is now Yi Mei’s dad, lol. Let us continue to drool on how good WC looks when he is eating. Oh, so yummy !!! Who looks better when eating, Shan Shan or Yi Chen haha? He should host a cooking program. Mrs He complains Yi Chen didn’t inform them of his marriage. Yi Chen replies it was done at the spur of the moment and they still need her help to organise the wedding. Yi Chen tells Mo Sheng to learn from Mrs He how to cook his favorite fish.
After dinner, they go to watch Yi Mei hosts the local celebration event. All the neighbours find out that Yi Chen has got married. While walking down from the stage she nearly slips but Mo Sheng manages to grab her on time. Instead Mo Sheng is hurt.
Yi Mei brings Mo Sheng the chicken soup cooked by Mrs He. Although she expresses her gratitude yet it is not heartfelt. Especially when she says even if she was to slip to her death, she also doesn’t want Mo Sheng to help her. She is so hostile when she accuses Mo Sheng of pretending to look innocent. She’ll not ask about her stuff with Yi Chen anymore so she asks Mo Sheng not to show her face in front of her anymore. Mo Sheng is perplexed as to what she had done to her. Yi Mei tells her that she knows about her marriage to Ying Hui so she is not good enough for Yi Chen. Mo Sheng tries to explain the marriage is in name only. Why should Miss Nosy react so strongly since her brother accepted it? Whenever I see Yi Mei, I feel sleepy 😛
Aiya, another trouble maker, Ying Hui’s ex-girlfriend insinuating that Linda didn’t tell her something. Ying Hui has bad taste to ever like this fake and materialistic woman in the first place. With such bad judgement, how did he manage to make it big? I guess some people are just plain lucky. Yi Chen is attending to Mo Sheng’s injured leg. She tells him that Yi Mei knew about her marriage to Ying Hui. Yi Chen says she already knew when they were on their honeymoon. Mo Sheng doesn’t want people to judge or gossip behind Yi Chen back but Yi Chen says he doesn’t care.
Brother Yi Chen comes to talk to Yi Mei. She asks why he didn’t tell her the marriage was in name only. Yi Chen replies, he has only just found out. At last, she sees the errors of her way in believing outsider and apologizes to Yi Chen. Yi Chen says what is in the past has passed. Shouldn’t she apologize to Mo Sheng instead?
Hoju: Agree, apology should go to Mo Sheng. I’m glad Yi Mei has decided to let go, although I still find it partially a convenient excuse. She was trying to come between Yi Chen and Mo Sheng when she had just hints that Mo Sheng and Ying Hui knew each other. Maybe this is just the thing she needed to wake her up.