JoAnne: Yep. Someone's gonna screw something up.
It's the quiet before the heart attack.
Eleanor: At least we got to see lots of Ah Cheng :)
Seriously. Why didn't he call? It would have been such an easy thing to do.
Because Ming Tai is a brat. Well and also stuck on a roof, but yeah, he could totally have called. And yes, these Ming Bros in uniform *swoon*
Oh sure, make it Ming Lou's fault. If she beats him again I will have a serious problem with Ming Tai.
Damn Ming Tai is one smart cookie! And those looks Ah Cheng and Ming Lou exchange. Bratty baby brother is too smart for his own good. But also incredibly gorgeous in that tux.
We've got to be getting close to a reveal, though, you think? It'd be funny if Ming Lou's cover is blown to Ming Tai, not for the KMT side, but the Communist side.
Haha. That would be funny.
Exactly, Ah Cheng. Ming Tai is baiting Ming Lou to reveal himself, not because he thinks he's a traitor. Well, maybe he's a little thinking that the traitor part could be real, but mostly he thinks something is up.
I wish that Ming Tai would chillax a little though. Being so headstrong in this game could get everyone killed. But of course he doesn't know that Big Bro is super-duper-crazy important to the cause and that it's a serious safety risk to let too many people know.
Yeah - not a spy, just an opportunist.
Ah Cheng. He's so good looking that it's distracting.
This should be fun to watch, though. Ah Cheng's pain is my pleasure? Wait, no, I like him. But still... it will be fun. I'm sorry Ah Cheng! Eleanor will make it up to you.
Yes, yes I will. I really feel for these two. If they survive all of this, they will need serious counseling or something.
She's not that bright, huh?
Yeah, I was thinking Lone Wolf would catch on a little quicker, but I'm okay if trying to ingratiate herself with Ah Cheng causes her to slip up a bit.
Wow... I forgot about him.
Oh yeah, I totally forgot about him too o.O
It gets so TWISTED, Kakashi. So Secretary 1, who was injured, is now Secretary 3. New Secretary 1 has no loyalty other than to himself. Secretary 3 is actually a Japanese spy and reports to Minimida/Nantian - why does she have two names? (She has a Chinese and a Japanese name because they are pronounced differently. Nantian Yang Zi is her Chinese one) Secretary 2, the girl, reports to that soldier Gao - also Japanese. But she is not Japanese? or is she. No, she is not. Just a collaborator, I think.
Spying is some seriously convoluted business.
I noticed that she chose glasses that were pretty much the same as the ones he had. She must be blind.
Yeah, he sure does. Couldn't you picture him in a Mad Men-type show? Sixties, all clean cut in a narrow suit, sipping a martini?
He looked FABULOUS here!
He genuinely likes her. Sigh. And she likes him. So Ah Cheng told the Communists to rent two apartments as per instruction from Ming Lou, and then the Communists turn around and ask the rich boy from KMT to do it for them... okay. Why?
Well, that seems clear! So that all the evidence leads to HIM of course, and not them. Plus: rich kid. Has money. Uncle Li and his lot obviously have none. These apartments are bound to be expensive.
I still think it's super stupid that she does that. It's going to get Ming Tai into trouble, isn't it?! Crap! Crap! Crap! I am getting so nervous!
But I thought he knew? Or is it part of his act for his sister/a joke to make Trainwreck laugh?
No, he does not know who his date is going to be!!!!
Haha. He is such a dork. I wonder if he ad-libbed this part a bit with the teeth.
This was a cute scene. Dammit. I'm sorry, my Kitten, I'm so sorry!
It was very cute. I did think it was interesting that she's always going on about him being this spoilt, rich brat, when she is also rich. Hypocrite.
You just can't stay mad at that face. Well, that smile and those twinkly eyes.
Yeah, I don't think anyone could stay mad at him for long.
No! Take it as a bad omen!
Run away! Ming Jing, STOP him from dating/marrying her!
Uhhh, isn't he supposed to be 20? In college? Doesn't this seem premature to anyone else?
He is 20-something and that was old enough to have a family and kids back then!
I bet he's totally trying to spy on them as well.
Oooh, how compelling for the boy who's eying them anyway.
I bet Ming Lou said that just so he could hear. He knows Ming Tai might be listening.
Okay so I do have a tiny bit of fear that his 'play acting' is going to uncover some deep-rooted resentment that's really there, that maybe he never even realized he felt. This just feels dangerous.
It also feels dangerous to me too. Eep! No Ah Cheng! Please let it be just play-acting! Please!
That does seem reasonable.
I really loved this scene. It was really touching and beautiful.
Because I think he knew Ming Tai wasn't asleep. Hey... do you think he WANTS Ming Tai to become a Communist? Do you think that's Ming Lou's real affiliation? In his heart he's a Communist, and he infiltrated the KMT just so he could get to the Japanese and be part of the New Government? I just always assumed he was playing both ends against the middle but now...
Oh, I've always assumed that Ming Lou was at heart a Communist, and that he wouldn't mind Ming Tai joining their team. I also think though that Ming Lou understands very well that unless the KMT and CCP cooperate, they won't be able to get rid of the Japanese.
Things are very much under control again, which is a nice feeling ... some space for breathing before the next heart attack. There is still that Communist traitor at the hospital, he is still very ill, but he is a huge liability too. What are they going to do about him?!
Kill him dead, of course.
The calm before the storm somehow unsettles me more than the storm sometimes.
Ming Tai is in love and it's cute (Yup, sorry again, Team ManLi) and he is obviously also falling more and more in love with the whole Communist cause. In addition, Ming Lou very deliberately let that "Communist" thing slip in front of Ming Tai, steadily pushing him into the Communist camp. It's where his true heart is, that is why. It's beating left. Lefter than it already is.
Glad to see we are thinking alike.
Yup, what I've always thought too.
I feel very sorry for Ah Cheng, who meant so well and now is paying the highest price of them all. He is such a good actor, this character! He is using the right mixture of shove and pull with his mother, being abrasive one minute, and seeming vulnerable the next. He also knows her well enough to probably know that the issue of being "just a servant" is a sensitive topic.
He's the one I'm most curious about, most in the dark about. Is he really just what we see?
Every episode, I fall more in love with Wang Kai being so amazing at playing Ah Cheng!
Why oh why did he pick up that watch...