JoAnne: I always start at his lips and then get stuck there.
Who we never see even in flashbacks or hear a story about or anything at all other than that she's dead. I think we at least deserved their story, don't you? They made such a big deal of his sadness.
Oh he's one of 'those' people: let me screw with your head, it's totally for your benefit!
Also, he's always fully dressed. He's not doing much beyond drinking. Come on! Do these people not bathe?
She is so pretty. They match well.
Just press him a little more, Fuling. He's absolutely lying to you. (Pssst...this is the perfect moment for a tear or two...)
You gave up too soon.
Who cries in that position? No one!
For crying out loud. These people exhaust me.
Sure, okay, that made sense. No. No it did not.
I'm with you. That Regent is tricky.
Between two massive slices of burnt bacon, near a raggedy pickle.
I trust her, as far as her interest in saving his life goes. But that's all.
That just pisses me off. They were friends. He did things for her because they were friends. But he never made a move on her, he never told her he wanted to be with her. He was kind and he gave her gifts sometimes. It takes more than that! But I do agree, sometimes boys are confusing as hell.
That is just mortifying. No matter how much I dislike her, her sincerity toward him cannot be denied.
It's always funny to me how the very people who insist their love is fated assume that everyone else can just turn it on and off on a dime; all the object of their desire has to do is 'try hard'. They never see the irony or the disparity.
Oh, that's always a mistake. A big one.
CommentsI loved this episode! Not least because of Tianyi's and Feishuang's interaction. No, I don't like her, because how could I? But I am happy we got a glimpse at how close they are (or were) and can now better understand why Feishuang is madly in love with this guy. Sadly, she is too spoilt and self-centered to realize in time that he is just considering her a friend, or maybe a slightly older sister. Or maybe she always knew, but she never wanted to believe.
I suppose, in fairness, she had some reason to think it would be them together in the end. There was only ever her, they're matched in station, they've been life long friends. I'm sure she thought it was inevitable, and it must have been a big shock to have someone else show up out of the blue - it's not her assumptions that I don't get, but her refusal to face reality.
As a character, she has layers (like all characters in this show, actually) and that made her self-humiliation in his room much worse. Only desperation could lead her to go there and actually undress in front of him. Man, I cringed so hard. It's almost like she wanted to blackmail him with her knowledge about his plans. It's not beyond her to tell him "sleep with me and I will help you, do not sleep with me and all your men will die".
Oh, I don't for a minute think she was really willing to accept one night as her total 'reward.'
I also liked the Regent - Fuling interactions. I ship them, but not as a couple - as friends. When he is with her, he shows a completely different side of himself. There are glimpses of happiness there. It is very clear she gets under his skin and if Feng Tianyi doesn't do anything rash and stupid, I believe she could actually mend parts of this uncle-nephew relationship. But of course, Feng Tianyi WILL do something rash and stupid.
Of course he will, but you're right - I do think she could be a bridge for them if they would let her.
It seems Yi Fuling is pushing his hand - or rather, the Regent is, because he took Feng Tianyi's love. Of course he still loves her; he will never ever stop loving her. But at this point in the drama, it looks like he has to choose between either the throne or this woman. The Regent, the bastard, knows this. He deliberately forced his hand. Now he has the perfect opportunity to take his nephew down.
And end up with both the woman AND the throne? Winner takes all?