Trotwood: Usually, at this point in a drama, I want the good guys to be making more headway. Here I don't care because we are still learning even though the path towards truth seems to be making it harder and harder to get to it. It's like when you start to really clean, your place actually gets messier in the interim. That is what it's like. We are really doing a deep clean and sort and getting rid of the garbage both on the outside but within people as well.
JoAnne: Sorry, say that again? I was looking at Ji Bai.
Shuk: Things are getting complicated. But that's a good thing, I think.
Eleanor: I think Jo is trying to steal my comments.
I love this new term. Can I use it now?) about her coming here in the middle of the night by herself. But she has been expecting him - or rather, she thought he would already be here. Of course because she figured that he wouldn't be satisfied either. It's clear that Ye Qiao lied - she isn't the killer. But Xu Xu does not have evidence yet! She has 20 minutes to find it, says Ji Bai. Xu Xu invites him to sit down in a chair and stay out of her way. It's because she needs to work alone; other people distract her. And off she goes.
I know there was a murder committed here, and we need to be looking for evidence, but I'm seriously getting distracted by Ji Bai's jawline in this lighting. Dark empty house with Ji Bai? So many other things they could be doing. (Where is Eleanor? I need to tell her to focus so I can focus)
Did she just take a picture of him? That made me laugh - which was very welcome because this scene was quite tense!
Was she fearful? Or was there a big revelation / flashbulb in her mind? I'm not sure we have seen her scared yet.
Haha. I love how he just sits down and listens to her. It's very endearing.
I am always surprised when I see a Western show now, and notice how much less chair is visible when people sit.
I'm not sure about the ethics of moving furniture around at a crime scene, but since she did it to throw Ji Bai in the the warm backglow of a street lamp, she totally gets a double thumbs up and heartbeams.
He is rather skinny. Kaikai promises that he eats a lot but he has a high metabolism I think.
Only 1/10th of 1% of the world's population knows how to do that, though, and they're all under the age of 25.
It can't be done on the current not-jailbroken iOS-10.2 platform, but there are apps for it. Good call on Snail's part. You go, XuXu!!
Who would have thought some sort of microwave or other ping would be so important. I also love how her thought process is revealed. I really do like this show.
Cool (no pun intended). I'm learning all sorts of things in this show.
I learned that on CSI yeaaaaaaars ago. The real one, the one in Las Vegas.
Where all things are real.
Being a coroner and doing all sorts of forensic stuff must be rather interesting.
(Pulling out the defibrillator.) He has to date someone like Xu Xu. She is the only one who wouldn't have thrown him down and climbed him like a tree at this point.
Can someone help me up, please?
Really, he is too perfect, is our Ji Bai. [grabs Jo's wrist and hauls her upright]
Aw. They are too adorabubble.
I think I'd be kind of freaking out wearing his clothes and would really want him to take them back before I embarrassed myself with the begging that would soon follow. Self preservation your name is Xu Xu. Good for you, Xu Xu.
I'd be snuggling in and sniffing the collar...
When you said 'without his clothes' I had something else in mind entirely.
Haha. This scene was a bit random I found. But I guess they are probably dead tired and Ji Bai's defenses are down and I think he really does already like her. Maybe not romantically, but they have a really lovely camaraderie that is sweet.
join me on the distraction, bus Kakashi. I'm sort of afraid what's going to happen to me when Husband shows up in this episode. My restraint is pretty much gone).
I know we generally reserve glitter for Awesome PAs now, but we did introduce glitter to the blog for Oppa's abs in the first place...so maybe we can just have KaiKai glitter regardless? Just for anything he does, really.
We can glitter anything but abs. That is reserved for woori Hand Towel. But regarding his thoughts on the forensics of the case: since he is in charge of the whole shebang, doesn't he want his team to have the best data and thoughts available? Although I can see him wanting to step back just for XuXu, but not for the entire case, I would think that it's not in his nature to hold back evidence.
I think it's because he wasn't sure and wanted to perhaps lull the person Ye Qiao is protecting into thinking that person is safe. That way he can come back to the crime scene and get more evidence and properly figure things out. Or maybe he is also there to protect the crime scene from tampering.
(Ah the old game of "You Show Me Yours And I'll Show You Mine"). They do and get ready to show each other what they have written, but there's a sound outside! Someone is coming. Ji Bai draws his gun. Oh. It's Zi Shan! And, as it turns out, Daddy Ye, close behind him.
Isn't there police tape up?
Police tape, and a guard at the gate.
Ooh! What are they doing here in the middle of the night. I'm not going to lie, that jawline and well just everything about Kaikai is rather distracting.
Does no one find this odd that they show up late like this? Or is it just dark because of the time of year rather than it being in the middle of the night the way it feels?
I was wondering the same because for some reason I thought it was the middle of the night too. But maybe that's the point - maybe it's midnight, and they're at the EXACT 3-day point, not late in the day on the 3rd day.
I don't know enough about their funeral / death rites, to know, but since people die in hospital rooms every day, it doesn't seem practical to have the ritual at the exact location and 72 hours after the supposed deathtime. It had to be hard on Ji Bai to act like a law enforcement officer and not a friend of the family.
It is way weird to me that they're here in the middle of the night. Definitely something fishy going on.
(Flailing about like I'm having some sort of fit. Choking on the extra glitter from the giant placard. Sending in the first payment for a Husband billboard on the highway. HUSBAND!! HUSBAND HOOOOOOOORAYYY. And you're working on the case with Yao Meng. HOOOORAAAAYYY!! gasping. Coughing in excitement because the glitter is everywhere and now has gone in my windpipe)[handing Trot a non-rebreather and an oxygen tank] His conclusion: Ye Qiao is protecting someone. The only person in her life worth doing that for is ... Zhang Shiyong. Yao Meng doubts that. Ye Qiao doesn't love Shiyong enough. Husband goes on about how Shiyong may have broken up with Zixi and then killed her in order to save his marriage. Ahahaha.
Oh, Husband. So completely unlikely.
If she just leaned back a little and tipped up her face, Husband could easily kiss her. We know he wants to. Also, Trot, OSHA is going to require that you wear a little mask from now on, when you're flinging all that glitter around.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration): for our readers who didn't take an American Government Agency course in university or at work.
He could have at least leaned in to look at the monitor more closely, before moving to the chair. I think he needs seduction lessons. Trot?
Ahahahaha. Maybe we need to limit how much glitter Trot has access to if she's already choking on it.
I love you Yao Meng. So professional. I'd be a puddle of goo with Husband looking over my shoulder like that.
She has no clue he's even interested, I think, and hasn't yet realized he's a boy and she's a girl anyway.
And then she goes on to speak about men and how useless most of them are, except for Shifu! Mean. Husband does NOT like to hear this.
They're going to be a great couple, though, because he totally gets off on how awesome she is. He has no prejudice about her as a female police officer at all and doesn't feel threatened in the least by a strong woman. Oh my God, give me the glitter.
(passing glitter and face mask)
They are going to be a More Awesome Couple than SnaiLion. And yay! he does move in a little closer. Maybe your teaching skills are not needed after all, Trot.
They really are sweet together. I think just hanging out here I'm also going to need a mask.
So basically she was just giving back the money, period. Undoing what she did, sort of. Why, I wonder?
It's possible these stock manipulations are a complete fabrication and back-dated to look authentic, Certainly Ji Bai can't take the story at face value.
Man, I do NOT trust this family. There's just something not right about them.
At least someone was working trying to save the company. It didn't look to me like any of them were looking out for the company, so yes this is very interesting. Ji Bai thinks so too ... and tells Papa Ye to come to the police station with them. Haha. Got you, old man. But this one has class. He does not object, he simply instructs Zi Shan about the upcoming board meeting. And Ziqiang and his horrible temper. It's hard not to respect this man, even though he probably is a mostly heartless, too ambitious man.
It's his composure. You wouldn't see him throwing things about like his son.
He seems truly sad, too. Like maybe he set some things in motion and had no idea or intention for them to result in anything approaching his family's current situation, both financial and emotional.
But to be in that position requires certain showman skills and not a little acting.
I hope that the team can get to the bottom of this quickly. I don't like the thought that there's a killer on the loose right now.
How difficult must it have been for him to grow up in this world and have to grow to have such disdain for it even if the individual people weren't that bad. But also that he was brought into that world and knew about it better than most and still couldn't protect Zixi from it or how she was poisoned by it. I wonder what his parents were like and how he stayed so separate from it all.
And if they were deciding he was such a good match for the family, who was it supposed to be with? Ye Qiao or Ye Zixi?
I imagine it didn't matter, as long as he was willing.
Good for Ji Bai that he didn't go all corrupt etc. Damn he's beautiful. Ugh, those eyes, noses, ears, lips.
I thought this was entirely what he was expecting to have happen, assumption-wise.
Dang Ji Bai moves fast!
At least he has some loyalty left.) Oh no, does Papa Ye have a heart condition? Looks like it. And then, they bring Ye Qiao by too. Brother! Brother, she screams. Very interesting.
Is this going to be one of those Agatha Christie things where everyone each did something to Yixi and was seen by a family member, so that family member thinks they're protecting the killer?
This was a great scene, bringing all the potentials together, and driving home to XuXu how important it is that she become stronger and faster, not only for her own safety, but to protect the entire managerie.
Quick! Someone help fix up the Lion. I don't like that he got hurt T___T
Shifu's wound needs cleaning and bandaging and it's Xu Xu who does it. She blows on it... awwwww. Maybe stitches would have been better? (He says: "This is nothing", and adds: "When I was shot through the stomach, I still managed to complete my mission"Of course, you did) He grabs her note with her guess from earlier. She wrote "Qiang".
Interesting since we'd really seen very little of him, compared to others.
That blood is way too all over the place, it must have gotten on the cloth. If I was her, I request removal of the shirt just to, yunno, check for any more injuries or blood stains. Yep, that's the best thing to do.
Oh his poor left shoulder. It always gets hurt.
He demands to know why she came to that conclusion. Mainly the time of death, which leaves Daddy Ye and the unruly brother. Daddy has an alibi, Ziqiang does not (Okay, anyone else notice how close their heads are?!Yes!!!! *swoon*). Also, Shiyong and Ziqiang had dinner together on the night of the murder, which is unusual. Xu Xu thinks he deliberately mentioned the leaked info to Ziqiang in advance and gave him the address to Zixi's address. To keep all the money for himself. What a scumbag, if it is true.
See. I knew that he had it in him to suggest/hire someone else to do a killing, but he could not do it himself. Wimp.
Oh, that's disgusting. He didn't even ask, he just whisper whisper whisper whispered someone to death?
Please put this animal away forever, thanks.
Argh. What a horrid person. Ugh.
Does she want to see his guess? Ji Bai asks - and hands her his note. It reads: Ye Ziqiang. Why? Xu Xu asks. But he doesn't answer her.
Because they are twinsies.
I love his slow blinking throughout this scene. I think he's closing his eyes to enjoy her voice / presence / being.
Well, he is the Lion, so the slow blinking is just his catlike reflexes ;)
CommentsIn this episode, it was as if Ji Bai and Xu Xu are partners, with everybody else forgotten. It seems as if he were really enjoying working with her. But he is also still testing her - always being her Shifu. It seems to be working. She listens to him and has improved her methods, now taking evidence seriously etc. She will only get better, that much is clear! I just luff them 😍😍😍
I thought her mother killed herself too but maybe that was just Ye Qiao's mother. Didn't they say that after the botched kidnapping his brother's wife killed herself?
Yeah yeah, poor orphaned little girl. Can we move on now?
Well, she's also murdered...so I think it's okay to be sad for her right now.
Do I believe it was Ziqiang? Not before they prove it to me.
No way, but really just because of the timing in the show.
If SnaiLion says it's him, it's him.
He's definitely got something to do with it. We just have to see what.
Also, some lovely scenes with Husband! I bet you Trot was happy. (Grinning broadly)
I'm having pancakes for dinner in his honor.
*distracts them with pancakes so I can have my Ji Bai*