JoAnne: I have to keep reminding myself it's too soon for either of these men to die or else I get so anxious I have to look away.
Eleanor: Crap, oh crap. Oh crap. Noooooooooooo!!!!!
Look at those expressions... I'm laughing all over again. Xiajiang off-balance is hilarious. It's what's so great about this show - it's all ha, ha, ha until boom! you're so nervous you can't breathe.
Man, my fingers started cramping up with tension just thinking about this scene again. It's like a dance with a venomous snake that Mei Changsu is doing right now, and it's causing my blood pressure to rise and my heart to beat faster!
For a minute there I thought Xia Chun was part of them - that would have have been an awesome reveal!
Muahahahahahaha! I love that Mei Changsu totally used one of Xia Jiang's men. Hahahahahahaha.
Thaaaaaat's what that was about. (and yay! Meng!)
*dances with glee* I love seeing the plan unfold!!! But I'm still so tense. This drama is like a rollercoaster of emotion and tension for me.
It gets a little twisty here and I kept stopping (nerves) so I'm looking forward to revisiting.
I love Mei Changsu. No I adore him. He has Xia Jiang on tenterhooks here. I also love how he's like: yeah, I can't withstand torture, so I'll just tell you everything. He's so cheeky. I love it.
Like an unruly kid, lol. Imagine having him in your classroom!
Getting a bit too close to the center of the Tootsie Pop, Xiajiang...
*hisses* kill Xia Jiang now! Ugh. LEAVE. MEI. CHANGSU. ALONE. NOW.
See? He can't figure it out yet! He can't!
*pauses typing* so. much. tension. so. much.
It's not smart to poke a bear, Mei Changsu.
Mei Changsu, I'm just going to trust you that you know what you're doing by provoking this devil.
Clever! Evil..but clever.
Ooh. That is clever. Please tell me that he anticipated something like this. Please.
But is that stuff really real? wouldn't it be cool?
Eeek! Ugh! Noooooo! They HAVE to be able to outsmart Xia Jiang. They have to. I'm really hoping that his downfall with be particular long and terrible.
One of them has to blink eventually.
Please don't die Mei Changsu. Not now. Not yet.
In a world where you can flick a finger and a light blows out across the room I have full faith that a smart man can do sleight of hand. He did not take that pill.
I'm sure Xia Jiang will make sure that he takes the pill. He isn't going to allow any sleight of hand this one. He's too clever for that.
It does seem that way, which means he has to have anticipated every move.
Right?! He HAS to be able to beat Xia Jiang. He HAS to!
So he really is the Big Bad here, then. It all started with him.
Man. This man is awful. I also love that Xia Jiang really seems to be afraid of Mei Changsu. Quake in your boots you devil. Quake!
Don't panic. It's not the same pill. Or else...can you take an antidote first? Remember that berry?
I hate Xia Jiang with a burning passion.
And I with an ever burninger passioner!
And why NOT Xiajiang, hmmm?
Ooh! Is the Emperor getting suspicious of Xia Jiang too?! I guess that's something that happens when you are as paranoid as the Emperor.
Was this simply a fortuitous coincidence? I can't call it happy, but it does work in Mei Changsu's favor.
Please take Mei Changsu away Xia Dong. Take him away somewhere where they can find an antidote and save him from Xia Jiang's clutches.
Curious to know what that's about...I'm not entirely sure the event was planned but it could have been.
I just got emotional watching that little nod. Deep breaths. Deep breaths. It's going to be okay. It's going to be okay *rocks back and forth*. How did I survive watching this the first time?
Well there you go, Jing has to be set free now.
I'm actually kind of looking forward to how this is going to play out.
CommentsSo, the big question is ... did Mei Changsu really ingest the poison? Or did he maybe switch the pills? Xiajiang did turn his back there for a while, didn't he... Whatever happened with the pill(s), I want Xiajiang DOWN already. My hate for him grows by the minute and as much as I enjoyed the battle of these two men, it was painful to watch him hurt Mei Changsu.
I vote pill switching. Sadly, though, I cannot agree with you that Xiajiang needs to go down now. I want him along until the end - he's been such a good opponent, they'd have a hard time topping it and I don't want the rest of the drama to suffer for it.
I wouldn't mind Xia Jiang gone - it's a visceral thing. I understand the need to keep him around for the story's sake, but there's a part of me that wonders how Mei Changsu manages to hold back and not disembowel Xia Jiang on the spot.
He could die at any minute! What happens then?
Keep calm and trust Mei Changsu. We really do need T-shirts.