JoAnne: Have you noticed that when they're together they're generally lit as if they were watching the sun come up? Very pinkish.
Eleanor: Some very beautiful golden hour lighting for our beautiful couple 😍
Trotwood: I'm in a very mellow mood. I have been away from Husband for so long. I don't even know where my glitter is. I've lost the research file I have for international advertising costs and aerial banners). I'm going to be a regular commentator now. Just watch and see.
So where was it again, where Brother Lee got saved by someone in a uniform shooting all the other people in uniform? P.S. I know the answer.
I really like that shot. The sky looks gorgeous!
The filming of this show was exquisite. the cinematographer deserves and award.
Guess she'll have to go keep him company...
I'm definitely cool with any excuse for those two to hang out.
Because she's not crazy.
LOL *hugs Jo for this excellent comment*
Going in for a group hug because I can't do a group hug with Ji Bai and Xu Xu.
I'm laughing about the lighting.
I;m sure your body heat is much warmer than the jacket Ji Bai...maybe just hug her or something...
The two of them together just makes me so happy. Ironically, because the show is really so dark, but the warmth of this sunset is just like the warmth we get from them.
(Jeez. You are stick thin. Take the damn chocolates.) Ah, but it’s for cheering people up, he says. She claims she’s fine, she has come to realize that desk work is just as good as detective work. It’s awkward... so he admits he had someone buy these chocolates and I guess she finally gets what this is … they go and have a coffee together.
I'm dying from his cute, really. It's too much. I love you, Husband.
Ahaha they are so awkwardly sweet together.
I love them, too. Please get married now so I can watch you go grocery shopping together. (I would offer a group hug, but I think my hand would slip and Yao Meng would get mad)
(gasping. wheezing. breathing into a paper bag. How am I too stay calm with adorable pics like this?)
Knows it and loves it.
Haha it's really fun watching his ruffle her feathers a bit. Now does she know he likes her too?
That pic of them below is positively gorgeous.
(I'm nearly weeping because he is sooooo cute) I’m not sure why exactly, but Yao Meng starts talking about Xu Xu … and Ji Bai. That Xu Xu has a “Ji Bai mood”-chart. Xu Xu says it’s all for psychological analysis, of course, but it is pretty obvious she does it because she LIKES Ji Bai. That’s a (I would say welcome) surprise to Zhao Han, who puzzles over it briefly. He then asks how Yao Meng’s feelings are for Third Bro. Oh, he’s her idol! And he likes him too, of course. Zhao Han’s face falls. But her “like” is different than Xu Xu’s, she adds. She just wants to be like him. “But look at me now”, she adds and walks out. Ouch.
Ouch, yes, but I always figured that was her way of responding to the message of the chocolates, her little story about XuXu, and then her explanation of herself.
*Giggles* these two are soooooooo adorabubble!
I felt bad for her here because she so wants to be like Ji Bai but feels she's failed--she's recovering from trauma and has a desk appointment because of it. This has got to be hard on her. (But how can someone eat chocolate in such an adorable way, Husband?)
How could that not be your first instinct toward her, though?
*Imagining Kaikai laughing at the cheesy line he has to deliver*
I'd be swooning and offended at the same time, so the feelings would cancel each other out and I'd just stare at his lips (looking guiltily at Eleanor--just being honest)
Tisa laughs and calls Xu Xu “quite cute” … or actually, “very cute”. And Ji Bai says: “Yes, I think so too”. Xu Xu hears it all, of course, since she’s just behind the door.
Is this an admission of what we've known all along?!?!?
They're so freaking adorable I cannot stand it.
I really value her privacy, but I so want him to see those drawings.
(WHAT?!?!) A tape recording. On it, the now dead head of the Ye Corporation confesses that Zishan convinced him to invest all the funds into smuggling. They lost a horrendous amount of money because the shipment was confiscated by customs. Out of desperation and spite, he agreed to let Golden Shield kidnap his brother (that's Zixi's father). The idea was to use his sister-in-law’s (Zixi’s mom) ransom to compensate for the money he lost. But Sister-in-law got suspicious and reported it to the police - so Papa Ye told Golden Shield about the rescue plan. His brother died during that mission (as did Husband's father). And his wife died of a broken heart not long after.
Craaaap! This is terrible!
What?!?! I'm sorry. I know I already said this, but WHAT?!?! (rushing to hug Husband)
Yeah, if Ji Bai is involved, much staring is inevitable.
I love them so much. They are so well suited for each other, aren't they?
They really are.
(I do NOT like this dizzy business. We have enough to worry about, show!) But he also falls asleep and Xu Xu, eagerly positioning her shoulder, soon gets the pleasure of being his pillow.
At least sniff his hair, girlfriend.
Snuggle closer XuXu!
Stroke his face!
Even with the Army there, they aren't safe. But you're right, Tisa is creepy - so is it that 'with' the Army there, they aren't safe?
Tisa definitely gives me the creeps too.
CommentsBoy, that was just stupid, was it?! They knew this traffickers were still around and they thought it's a good idea to have an old woman publicly identify them?! And then left her without protection?! I hope you never make stupid mistakes like this again, people. >.<
Now that you mention it, why wouldn't they have people come in quietly, one by one, and keep them anonymous?
Yeah, it seems like a rookie mistake. Come on Ji Bai, you can do better.
The question I have is who is really in charge here? The army guys only seem to working without folk, but I got the feeling it was all for show.
Well, we only just got started in Myanmar, but I'm already very nervous. The situation is fragile, these military guys that help them give me the creeps, and these human traffickers will stop at nothing. I very much hope they're not in over their heads, our team.
I feel like they're surrounded on every side by bad guys, though.
Why do human traffickers have to be so damn smart?
I loved the train ride and the XuBai moments though. As I mentioned, it seems clear to me that he is very much aware of her feelings and he is not unaffected by it at all. I don't think that Xu Xu has any clue about that though. I think she is just happy to be near him and have him be kind (seeing how she is used to him scolding her). She probably doesn't even think about the possibility of "more".
I'd agree with that.
Yup. I think this is just another thing that intrigues him about her and probably distinguishes her from the boatload of other women who have been interested in him. What woman besides Xu Xu could remain so self contained and not greedy for more around him. I wouldn't be able to keep that much of a distance without crying myself to sleep every night that's for sure.
Zhao Han and Yao Meng grew closer too. She has started to pay attention to his (very clumsy) advances and I particularly liked how she thanked him for being there for her up on the roof. Sadly, I think she needed to go through this horrible experience to be able to appreciate him (and her feelings for him) fully.
In a sense, I agree - but I think it's because those events shook her, not because it gave anyone an opportunity to move closer. She wasn't thinking about anything but 'yay, police work!' until she got rocked, and that emotional upheaval is what reminded her that there's more.
And there's no reason to rush into a relationship either. But they are also making a lot of progress on the relationship front as well already.
I think this is what i like about her and Xu Xu. Both really want to do good work and be good police officers. They are here for a job not to flirt or get dates. And because of this focus, they are both slow to see the other things for which we as viewers are primed. It makes me have more faith in the longevity of these relationships as well because the men in their lives respect them as colleagues not just because they find them attractive and that they actually find them attractive because of their skill.
Finally, something that I did NOT fully catch during my first watch: that Papa Ye was guilty after all and knew everything about the dirty business. He really fooled me.
I got that, but it shocked me even while it explained his behavior toward Zixi. But Zishan, I can never remember who Zishan was. Was that her father, his brother? So they did it together, but then it went sideways, and Papa Ye ran like a rat from a sinking ship?
Yeah I'm a little unclear as to the extent of Papa Ye's level of knowledge. Did he know about stuff and just wasn't super involved in the day to day running of the operation, or did he actively participate more? Not that it matters that much, he was the money behind the operation and was involved fairly deeply it looks like.