JoAnne: Look at that devilish glint! Such a bad boy - how could you not love him?
Eleanor: Oh Ming Tai. You're giving your big brother some grey hair with all your tricks.
Matsuura Noriyuki), his Japanese name is Takagi. The staff member sustained severe injuries (he is temporarily blind) and is now in the hospital ... oh my, you can basically see the cogs in Ah Cheng's head turning...
I feel bad for Ah Cheng, over and over again he hears things and has to react one way while thinking another, plus try to figure out how to solve it, plus relay the bad news to Ming Lou. He's always in such a terrible position!
At least he has a really good poker face. And what a beautiful face it is.
Thank goodness he's always a quick thinker. Well, usually. Sometimes he does things that cause problems, doesn't he.
Poor Ah Cheng. I do think that most of the time he gets it right though. He really does have about as many identities as Big Bro these days. I wonder how he keeps them all straight.
These scenes always give me a heart attack!
Me too! My thoughts while watching this scene: He's sooooo going to get caught!!! How's he going to get out of this one! Eep! Eek!
Quickly, quickly! Come on!
Ah Cheng!!! STOP READING THE PAPERS!!! I need some heart medicine.
How on earth does he manage that?
*still hyperventilating* the man must have super powers. I can't explain it any other way. Haha. Lurve that smirk on his face. Lurve it!
I realized when I picked up again recently (thank you, Viki!) that I no longer fear Ah Cheng is a traitor to the Mings. That worries me a little because I realize that it could be a false sense of security - what do you guys think? He just doesn't seem like he could do it, now.
I don't know what to think. I desperately don't want him to betray the Mings, but I could totally see the show messing with our minds and lulling us into a false sense of security. Please don't Ah Cheng. Please don't betray the Mings. Please.
*sigh* My poor Psycho Kitten. She's no psycho, really. Just a kitten. An orphan kitten, the tiny runt of the litter, and no one wants her. *sobs*
Why Ming Tai?!?!? Why can't you love our little Kitten??!?!?! Why??!?!?!!
Is it? Haha! I tried to open the pic in a new tab so I could see it better but enlarging it makes it too blurry.
Haha. Ah Cheng is testing baby bro spy again. Hehe. Love it!
Just those random things anyone would be able to tell you, Ming Tai, don't think it's strange in the least.
Haha. Ming Tai. Seriously, Ah Cheng feeds him so many clues. He needs to be a little quicker on the uptake here.
I won't lie, I feel very nervous about this because it wasn't something they started. It could be a trap.
I'm not really a nervous person at all, but I swear this show gives me nervous ticks just thinking about all the potential traps laid out for the Ming brothers. Oh those beautiful Ming brothers.
*BIG FAT NOTE: This was a subbing-issue, it was never about Guo but only about Lone Wolf!
What? Guo? Not our Guo! All along I thought they were referring to that guy who told Ah Cheng about the two Communists, but he's Gao, not Guo. Oh no!!!!
Oh crap!!! I didn't pick up on that while watching at first. But I'm also really glad that they've quickly figured out that Aunty Gui could be a problem. Also, Earnest, nodding Ah Cheng is very distracting. Just looking at that gif gives me the urge to kiss him. I think I need an intervention.
There's pigeon soup for breakfast the next day - Ming Tai is delighted! Until Big Sis mentions that she is thinking about matchmaking for Ming Tai. He starts one of his tantrums ("Ming Tai not want to get married! No! No!"), but Big Bro and Ah Cheng enter the dining room just when he is about to storm out. Mrs. Su has a cousin, a virtuous girl named Cheng, really well suited. Ming Lou has seen her a few times at Mrs. Su's clinic, he says: indeed, a pretty match. OMG he is having far too much fun with this, as is Ah Cheng.
I will be honest: it did not dawn on me here that they both knew who she was.
Hahahahahahahahahaha. This scene was so hilarious! Hahahahahaha. So funny!
When Bro and Sis start talking about setting a date for a first meeting, Ming Tai jumps up and declares he won't go to this blind date and he does not want to get married. Ah, says Ming Lou, then why do you visit brothels? Oh you nasty...... Ming Jing is disgusted, and Ming Tai's babbling about academics who meet there for poetry and other brainy stuff does not really make things better. When they threaten to lock him up in Big Bro's study, Ming Tai reluctantly agrees to go to the blind date.
(I sometimes find his juvenile behavior a teensy weensy itty bit silly. I suppose it's because I don't for a minute think of him as 20 years old, and I don't know many 20 year olds who'd act like that anyway...but of course, I'm not living in 1938 or whatever.)
Hahaha. I think it's for a bit of comic relief in between all the angst. Though judging from BTS stuff, Hu Ge seems to often act like he's five, but in a totally charming way. I imagine they had to reshoot scenes about a million times from all the laughing.
At the spy hideout, Man Li has prepared breakfast for Guo and his girlfriend... only the woman has been sent home by him last night. It's a precaution, he tells her. And by the way, he told her that Man Li is his cousin. Man Li drinks wine already, the poor woman. Deceiving Ming Tai almost kills her. But Guo once again explains that they have no choice - that this is to protect him. Guo and Man Li, they're just cannon fodder in this war, sure to die in any case (makes me wonder what his backstory is...). But Ming Tai ... Ming Tai will live.
Guo...what does he know about Ming Tai? I think he knows he's Ming Lou's brother, yeah, but does he know all the things that Ming Lou is? I guess if it's really him spying...but I don't know if I believe that.
I don't know either. I know that I'm a tad suspicious of him though because of all the stuff he's holding back from Ming Tai. Poor little Kitten. She is so sad.
She collects herself and starts to clean the table when he asks: "So you have truly fallen for him". And she answers: "Yes." Guo wants to know why she hasn't told him, but to tell him would mean farewell, Man Li adds. She hasn't gone that crazy yet.
*sobs* I need a minute. My poor little Kitten.
Seriously. I love Man Li so much. So much.
I love all his get ups, especially the glasses and hats.
Me too! I bet his stylists had so much fun dressing him up in all the different outfits.
And undressing him.
I feel very stabby. Do you feel stabby? Let's stab some
I feel very stabby too.
Just go AWAY no one wants you. He will forget all about you if you just go AWAY.
What Jo said. And the woman must be blind if she thinks those glasses make him look ugly. They make him look rather sexy in fact. Then again, I am rather partial to men in glasses.
What the hell is that shit on your face, Ming Tai? If I were you I wouldn't be smiling so smugly, not looking like someone drew on your facial hair with a Sharpie.
LOL. Yeah, don't be smug Ming Tai, smugness gets spies caught.
How dare they have someone perceptive up against our guy? How DARE they!
I swear, these episodes need to come with a health warning. My heart rate keeps spiking!
Yeah...how's Mario Mustachio going to get out of this one?
*Hyperventilating here again*
There's always time for flirting.
That maroon dinner jacket is quite fetching.
Considering that Mr. Li is a spy and that it doesn't seem Ming Lou or Ah Cheng are aware of this yet...in a backwards way Ming Tai's bad luck will probably turn out to be good fortune, in the way that they manage to turn all the obstacles into benefits for themselves.
Let's hope so. Let's really hope so. The Mings need to win.
She is so jealous of Ah Cheng.
Haha. True dat. Also, can we please have Wang Kai always dress in a tux? Like always, always.
Yet. It's bound to happen. No matter, they'll just kill whoever it is.
Speaking of killing, what's the body count so far in this show? It's pretty high, isn't it?
CommentsDamn, Ming Tai!!! You're always creating trouble, aren't you. How will he get out?! Well, it was very bad luck to run into this Mr. Li, who seems competent enough as a spy to recognize if someone is acting suspicious. It's good for Ming Lou and Ah Cheng that the secretary has been exposed as a spy though: they did not know, it seems (hahahaha) Also, thank god for Mr. Perfume, really (your rudeness from before is almost forgiven), and Ming Tai's quick thinking.
I was just thinking that Ming Tang isn't so bad, myself.
Anyone who saves the Mings is good in my book.
This episode brought us lovely Ming-interactions (couldn't stop giffing the faces), which are probably my most favorite thing in this drama. We all know who this Miss Cheng is, right? Haha, Ming Tai will love his blind date, that much is clear.
Sadly, I did NOT have a clue until the episode when it happens, although at least I pick up on it in the scene before the official meeting.
I haven't watched far enough to have picked up on it, but I have my guesses.
So very sorry, Man Li. Guo told you, you and him will die and Ming Tai will live on, thanks to your sacrifice, probably happily married to Trainwreck. Nice, show, to tell us this NOT. How heartbreaking was is to hear her talk about her dreams to Guo, about being with Ming Tai, just by his side, forever happy! Everybody knows this will never be, including her.
Stabby, so stabby. Very, very stabby. I feel that. Yes.
I think a fanfic might be in order where Ming Tai does love Man Li.
That bit about Guo and documents of his in Nantian's office ... I don't get it. I don't think he's a spy? (also thinking of later, I don't think it comes up again?) So who was he reporting to about the Mings? The KMT superiors? And who got those documents and why? Is this a sub-mistake? Am I missing something?
--> see big fat note above and comment below: subbing mistake. We're good, people, we're good!
I am JUST as confused (and concerned) about this as you are, Kakashi. I'm up in the 30s and it hasn't come up again, and while we know he's there to report to Airplane Wang and make sure that certain business items other than spying are handled... I didn't ever get a whiff that he could be connected to the Japanese.
Yeah, I don't know. Hopefully it will come out that it's just a coincidence, but now I'm worried. Eep!
and more BTS