JoAnne: Maybe because it's been a while but I almost can't remember Ming Tai as the super observant super quick to pick up spy kills guy, and mostly only remember him as the spoiled baby brother. In my head - and I think we can thank Eleanor for this - Ah Cheng is the spy, Ming Lou is the mastermind, and Ming Tai is just sort of along for the ride sometimes.
Eleanor: Haha, well I am a little Ah Cheng biased ;P Ming Tai can be an excellent spy sometimes yeah, but he lacks the experience and maturity that Ah Cheng and Big Bro have. And it tells. Oh well, Ming Tai is adorable and funny and I love him too.
Poor Ming Lou can never get a moment's peace.
Ming Tai, let Big Bro get some sleep as well. Geez.
Pfffft, Ming Tai is a pain in the ass.
Yeah, Ming Tai hardly ever considers that he's not the only one who has been doing things all day and living dangerously.
But he does ask good questions.
True. Now let the poor man rest!
Yes Ming Tai! Sleep! Sleep is important!
Dumb mistake. Don't you know gossip is how all the best spies put together that last minute piece of information they need to solve the puzzle?
For reals. Takagi is smart and would probably be better at the job than Fujita, but of course that wouldn't be good for our guys...so it's okay if Fujita remains one step behind.
I want to kick his flat tush and tell him to grow up.
Hee hee. These three. I am so glad that they are mostly all being spies together. Ming Tai of course doesn't know all the details of course. Also, I just adore Ah Cheng's reactions to all this. Haha.
In other words: Mum's the word around Ming Jing!
Why do they exclude her so much? Is it to protect her? Or do they think she's not capable of keeping her mouth closed?
Yeah, Ming Lou doesn't play around. Neither does Ah Cheng, for that matter. Still loving the casual way they let us know he killed that woman at the hotel.
Oh Liang. I really didn't like him in the beginning, but I'm definitely warming up to him. Remind me if I ever assemble a spy team to make sure Ming Lou and Ah Cheng are on my side.
Li is a dog with a bone. He knows he knows something and he's bound and determined to prove it.
Hmmmm, Li. I would leave this bone alone if I were you.
I love the sets for this drama in general, but then I love the time period in western shows, as well.
And not only is the set great, but it's filmed so well as well! Lurve it all!
We know it's her because my Psycho Kitten would be dressed better.
He was a good opponent. It's interesting that they make the good opponents so worthy that you want to cheer for them, too. Yes, I'm thinking of Manchun. Also, this entire scene was gorgeously done.
I really felt bad about Li. He should have just been a bad spy and not so good. And yes, it really was gorgeously executed this scene.
(Such a dick. I love him.) (He's so mean! haha) At the site, Ah Cheng learns that Secretary Li was stabbed twice, from the front and the back. Ming Tai has only left his clothes (they will not lead back to him). Well done - you deserve a treat, Ming Tai.
Can he get his treat from Man Li?
Um, can we have Wang Kai star in a detective drama and wear that trenchcoat please?
(That she's also an orphan, and he's lucky because at least he has a photo of his mom - and then she talks about how it's good that they are both motherless people and maybe that's why they work well together/have been stuck together) Anyway, there's a new order from the Viper: they need to collect information about a Japanese Labor Camp (oh, this is where Lin's men are, right?)
I think so, yes. I do love rescue missions! Although I'm noticing that this drama is powered by rescue missions. There's not a whole lot of intelligence-gathering missions, and those that exist turn into rescue missions anyway.
It means my heart is constantly racing with this drama.
Payback for being a brat to Ming Lou when he's tired.
Hahahahahahahaha. Poor Ming Tai.
I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in a serious drama in all my life.
How is it that it can be so hilarious? It's been so lovely because of that.
Ah Cheng's face. Ming Tai's face. I can't stop laughing.
I've got to wonder if that was an adlib or something. So funny! Ah Cheng, please always dress like this.
I think Ming Jing probably has a red room of pain somewhere in that house.
Haha. I can tell this that this scene is going to be hilarious.
Ming Jing leaves in a huff and Ming Lou makes sure the two servants are occupied and then, he bends down to Ming Tai and says... "I have no choice". Oh dear, you MEANIE, you are actually enjoying this! I am not, but I cannot help but notice how nicely shaped Hu Ge's ass is. Sorry. They get a bench for Ming Tai to lie on and a rod to beat him with. To be fair, Ming Lou does not hit hard (and Ming Tai is instructed to holler louder), but then .... Lone Wolf comes back and Ming Lou HAS to hit hard.
Notice that he hits him at angles designed to reach very tender parts.
I can just imagine that shooting this scene must have involved so much laughing.
Now go off somewhere and die, Lone Wolf.
Ah Cheng's face. That looks like Wang Kai was really trying his best not to laugh in this scene.
CommentsThis is a "clean-up" episode. All is explained (and accepted), order is restored. Even the Li-incident can count as clean-up, because he was a liability ever since he saw and followed Ming Tai in the Japanese Embassy. With him gone, who else is there that could pose a danger to the Mings? Well, the new Boss in town, Mr. Fujita and the underling Takagi, of course. I really like that all the "bad guys" in this are smart, and therefore pose true dangers - it makes it so much more exciting.
Agreed - it would be so frustrating to have a good story and great visuals and then stupid villains.
Yes, we like our villains smart. Can our guys at least win at the end?
BTS (more spanking :)