JoAnne: Let's rename HuanHuan to HuwhineHuwhine, shall we?
SHUKNOTE: This week's feed could only be found with embedded Mandarin subtitles.
Shuk: PsychoMom drops the big pile of wedding crap down in front of Chalk Girl. Not only that, she invites her for a Gloating Bloating meal with her insufferable self and her idiotic daughter. To her credit, Chalky handles it fairly well, even when Psycho rubs a little DorkSalt into her heart.
JoAnne: I had hope for the idiot child for a while, remember that? But I think the writer changed their mind mid-paragraph and took her from someone who at least had an inkling that this wasn't the way you treat a loved one into someone who appears to have all the emotional control of a 2 year old.
Shuk: Outside, though, she confirms with Sexy that he is indeed slated to marry Whiny. He stops her from removing the bracelet key from around her neck, quietly asking her to go with him somewhere. Which turns out to be under the Maishuaier (MacArthur 2nd) Bridge along the Keelung River. She articulates the sitch: he sold his body to the Psycho’s for her and her Podunk company. She freaks out, not wanting him to sacrifice his happiness for her, yet wanting him to stay by her side forever. After all, whether SexyAdguy or Dork, she loves him.
JoAnne: And she says it like she's REMINDING him of that fact, and not like she'd been giving him the cold shoulder for however long we're supposed to think this has been.
Shuk: He stares into her eyes, and wishes he could be selfish enough to hug her and tell her how much he loves her. He asks for her trust as they desperately grab on to each other.
JoAnne: So then...his wish came true? He can be selfish enough?
JoAnne: Ting's WEI cooler than Lance.
|Even the Dark Lord approves, Ting Wei.|
JoAnne: Then tell him to let Oz stay dead, idiot.
Shuk: PsychoDau is standing up before her bedroom mirror when PsychoBro walks in. She rehashes her fears that her husband won’t love her, and Bro tells her to hold even more tightly. Yeah, like that works – try squeezing Jello. He wants to make the official announcement; that way, Tian Xing can’t back out. She smiles – it’s a perfect solution! [gagging noises]
JoAnne: yes, if by perfect you mean a marriage where your husband slowly grows to hate you and you have to spend your life confined to a wheel chair you don't actually need. Sounds like a party to me.
Shuk: At TaoHouse, the OZGang strategizes to stay alive as TaoMom brings snacks for everyone. Then, like a foghorn fart in church, or a bunch of cockroaches skittering across the floor of your favorite restaurant, the PsychoLi’s show up. Toady and Whiny ignore the hostility radiating from almost everyone, stating they have good news. Toady mentions Wang Chung’s resignation and migration to OZ. Mama Tao offers her magical touch, but Whiny panics and twists away, clearing showing that her legs are, in fact, working.
JoAnne: I so wish Mama Tao had called her on that right away. Because Little Miss Fakes A Lot knew the jig was up right then, you could see it in her face.
JoAnne: Because you are a decent person.
Shuk: That night, TaoMom goes over Whiny’s reaction to her touch, until she is distracted by Chalk Girl.
JoAnne: You can replay it in your head a dozen times, lady. It won't change. You saw what you saw, it is what you think it is, and you need to SPEAK UP.
Shuk: The next morning, OZGang is lined up and ready for the trip. Bangs is wondering if Helen is coming as well, and when Wang Chung says yes, he promises to keep Kitty from bullying him. Kitty playfully paws WC instead. Sexy shows up with the Psychos. Helen shows up a short time later in a crop top. Bangs all but drops a wing and does a mating dance.
JoAnne: *Yawns in Bangs face*
JoAnne: Drown her. Just hold her down. She's not that big. It won't be hard. Especially since her frigging mouth is always OPEN.
Shuk: Kitty and Wang Chung splash around. I won’t talk about Bangs because, ugh.
JoAnne: I have seen Chocolate Abs. I am a friend of Chocolate Abs. You, Sir, are no Chocolate Abs.
JoAnne: Solo roll.
Shuk: Whiny is at a gift shop, and stands out of her wheelchair to reach a bottle of water about the time the OZGang snaps a selfie in the shop; she is clearly seen in the background of the shot. PD Leo notices after the fact that she managed to get an item off the top shelf and way out of a sitting person’s reach. Guess what??? He looks thoughtful!!!
Shuk: The Psycho Sibs are done for the day as Toady puts Whiny to bed. (creepy) Sexy is nowhere to be seen. Whiny sadly wishes that OZ never existed and would disappear, so Sexy will only pay attention to her. Toady gets an evil look in his eye.
Shuk: In the onsen lobby, SexyDorkHair and Wang Chung have a serious meetup. Sexy asks WC if he is willing to protect OZ. Ooh, is he gonna give WC all his TX shares?? That would be awesome! Sadly, we don’t know what was said.
JoAnne: I'm pretty sure that wasn't it, though.
JoAnne: Thank God you're so stupid, Lance.
Shuk: It’s breakfast time, and Whiny is eating off of Sexy’s plate like her arms were broken. Chalk Girl gets a call that makes her face pale. Sexy leaves Whiny without a second thought to see what happened; an arsonist has set fire to OZ. Whiny looks worried, the OZGang looks in shock. Toady looks…thoughtful? Clearly he set it up as a kneejerk action because of his crybaby sister. Man, they are doing everything to make sure Lu Tian Xing tells them to f**k off and die.
JoAnne: Thank you for removing the one hold you had over him, Lidiots.
Shuk: At Tao House, they look over a few things they managed to save; the wall posters and the exterior OZSign. TaoMom is disconsolate; her son’s business and memory turned into ashes. PDLeo believes the arsonist may strike again. Tian Xing apologizes to both TaoRents and tells everyone he is going to look for the perp.
JoAnne: It's a SIGN FROM HEAVEN. Walk away from Oz. Oz is gone, somewhere over the rainbow. Start something new. Preferably in a field for which you've had some training so you don't go bankrupt again.
|Maybe she can try a field of cows.|
JoAnne: I don't think she knew about it, though.
JoAnne: He's thinking, 'Well, that escalated quickly.'
Shuk: Chalk Girl brings out the newly-cleaned OZSign as a symbol of hope, and rallies the OZGang around DeadBro’s poster. True friendship and all that felgercarb, followed up by a huddle and cheer. But it’s really just a death rattle, in my opinion.
JoAnne: From the ashes of Oz, like a phoenix reborn, Tao Zi has found her inner backbone.
Shuk: TaoMom looks at the ugly pink box with the ugly pink bear and the uglier wedding invitation, and sighs. She starts to open the ugly pink box, but is interrupted when Chalky shows up with tea. Mom states the obvious: Whiny clearly loves Sexy, but it’s not reciprocated, and without love on both sides, no one can be happy. Love should be wanting what makes the other happiest. Food for a thoughtful look.
JoAnne: For a minute I was confused and looked around for Leo.
Shuk: OZ has a temporary office, compliments of Wang Chung’s friend. The OZGang is upbeat, until Bangs shows up with the newspaper outlining Toady’s press release of power struggle and the destruction of OZ.
Shuk: Tao Zi calls Huan Huan for a meet up, stating they need to end this before it escalates further. After disconnecting, Chalky tells Tian Xing that this wasn't a simple business merger but a love triangle power struggle, and she wants to talk it out with the hypotenuse.
JoAnne: Do I....see some balls?
JoAnne: Ohhh, sure there was. There were so many. So, so many.
Shuk: PDLeo finally turns on the personality. Tao Zi is willing to confront Huan Huan to fight for their love, but Tian Xing is making the wrong decisions. Therefore, PD Leo will do what he can to protect the woman he loves.
JoAnne: I will think thoughtful thoughts! I will create thoughtful energy! It will inspire others to thoughtful action! (I think.)
JoAnne: Because nothing says happiness like wheeling your chair over the crushed bones of your romantic rival, right?
Shuk: It’s a bit strained in the LuLexus driving to the PsychoHouse. Sexy is worried, but Chalk Girl is calm. Butler Fu greets them, apologetic for abandoning Sexy, but Sexy understands. He tells both of them to stop sighing; after all, he has Fu who loves him, and Tao Zi, who means the world. And with that, they go into the lion’s den.
JoAnne: Are they Christians? I need to know, because I've got money riding on the outcome.
Shuk: You will have to check www.houseofdaniel.god
JoAnne: They have a plan, right? RIGHT?
Shuk: Whiny is truly in LaLaLand, wanting Tao Zi to help her pick a wedding dress that would just be so freaking perfect. One of them is blood red.
JoAnne: She needs to watch Game of Thrones.
Shuk: Chalky ignores this in order to be frank. Is your happiness painful? Whiny gets defensive as Chalky continues. Happiness is two people in love sharing their lives. Whiny interprets this as Chalky causing Sexy pain, and Chalky agrees that she buried her love in her heart so it wouldn't hurt him.
JoAnne: Nope. Nope, that's not why you did that at all. Just because I don't hate you as much as I hate Wheelie the Whiner doesn't mean I'm letting you off the hook, Miss Thang.
JoAnne: So when I saw her stand up I thought ok, wow, that's how it will be revealed - so the picture in the shop was just another plot point that the writer lost a post it for, huh? Instead, we got nothing. Nada. Zilch. It was not even acknowledged. At all. Like, not even afterward. I'm shaking my head at you, Show.
Shuk: Downstairs, things are also heated. Tian Xing wonders why they had to destroy OZ, but PsychoMom knows more about his feelings than he does, apparently. He freely admits out loud that his sole reason for existence is Tao Zi. Huan Huan will be his responsibility, but will never be anything else. Lance stands up and orders him to never see Tao Zi again.
JoAnne: Did he expect LTX to say okay? I mean what WAS that?
Shuk: Mom keeps going. Tian Xing was destined to be her son-in-law the moment his parents passed away, so you’d better go through with it. He tries to appeal to the mother in her. After all, will her daughter be happy with someone who will never put her first in his life? PsychoMom don’t care; her spoiled little princess will get everything her little heart wants, no matter what. She doesn't care what Tian Xing thinks.
JoAnne: I thought Aaron did well here - the look on his face as he realizes that he was never more than a pet to these people was heartbreaking.
(Oh, how I laughed.) Tian Xing ignores the offer; love cannot be bought and sold. Lance begins to boil as Mom sinks to her knees. Both boys exasperatedly react exactly the same way. Tian Xing says “Enough.”
JoAnne: Sorry but what the everloving fuck. Why did we just go through all of that for him to throw his hands up and STOP?
JoAnne: I really wanted him to shudder and cringe away from her. I mean, I want him to be vicious to this girl. Shrug her off of his arm, kiss Tao Zi in front of her, you name it.
Shuk: Sexy and Chalky just need to cut and run. OZ is folded, spindled, and mutilated, and only in TWDramaWorld would it ever have the tiniest iota of possibly ever coming back to existence. So really, what hold do they have over Lu Tian Xing anymore?
JoAnne: I suppose he's afraid they'd go after her family or something but my God, these people aren't the MAFIA - they aren't even SMART.
JoAnne: Not at all.
JoAnne: Let's show her the Ring video.