Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Love, Now: Episode 21

aka. Will The Owner of The Red Shoe Please Stand Up?
If dramas were to be believed, hotels in Taiwan must be a virtuous place where people check-in only to spend the night sleeping. Really! Nothing happened! Orgies, what orgies?

Chlo-Meter: suuuure.

Claire Kuo - "我們都能幸福著" (We can be happy too)

(Yes, a replay of the hotel scene! Show is so good to us.)

Back to reality... grandma and mom spent the night worrying about the kids' whereabouts.

Looks like they came back in one piece. What happened??? Shi De suddenly has a kink in his neck, and I think something got to his eye too. Oh right, mom says, didn't you went out with Cai Rong yesterday night? Don't tell me, the two of you...

Aunt is DEVASTATED ("Lan Shi De, how can you do this to Yang Yi Ru!"). Shi De has a conflicted face on, it's rather comical. It's not like that, he says. We parted halfway... or at least, I think so...

"You think so?!" they boomed. He excuses himself before they could pry further. With great relunctance, big sis tells them that this morning, she saw him coming out of a hotel... with a man. Aunt couldn't even say the word, You mean he's ggggggg-

A theory immediately dispelled by grandma. Mom agrees, it must be a misunderstanding. Must be! And that's that.

At the opposite end of the trust scale, Qi Ming is having trouble convincing Yi Ru that nothing happened yesterday, having forgotten that he drunk dialed her for help yesterday.

Yi Ru's all, you called me but you weren't there, must have followed a chick home, eh? Qi Ming panics, thinking Shi De told on him. He's innocent! he says, Shi De's the one who brought a chick back, and she wore red high heels.

Keep talking, you're only digging your grave deeper, man. 

(Also: Not surprisingly, he has let out all his school of fish to the wild, thus symbolizing that he is now a one-woman man. Funny how the staff's immediate conclusion is that it got stolen. The economy is that bad, they conclude.)

Oh look, Cai Rong is here. To explain things, I hope. M'kay, after a good night's sleep (funny what sleep deprivation does to your mindset), I've concluded it's probably not a hooker, but a random girl at the bar. Also, why aren't the guys suspecting Cai Rong? Is she that forgettable? Ha.

I was in a serious Sherlock-ing mode, but totally got sidetracked when Lovely Doctor brings out a great big giant... OMFG YAY! He won yesterday! He is happy, I am happier: 

Shi De lighting up like a Christmas tree as he receives the giant guinea pig plushie from Cai Rong. (In my not-so-humble opinion, it is way cuter than Qi Ming's gift. Eat dust, ye fake Togepi with the creepy stare!)

Shi De nearly spits out his coffee when he sees Cai Rong's shoes. Did she happen to wear this red heels yesterday? The puzzled Cai Rong answers no. She left them since they both refused to leave. Okay, now I am alarmed. WHO the heck was it yesterday?

Yi Ru walks in on them both. She hands the CD to his assistant and starts to leave, but luckily, Angus calls her (i.e "Manager Yang") out loud, which alerts Shi De to her presence.

Yi Ru sees doctor's red shoes. "So, you were the one that went out with them yesterday?" For once Lovely Doctor does not look amused, thank God for that. Shi De explains, sincerity in his every pore (no, I swear I'm not bias), everything that went down yesterday. The whole friggin' truth, down to the red shoe and pantyhose bit.

He's so solemn as he explains everything, but after listening, Yi Ru now feigns indifference. You don't have to explain, it's got nothing to do with me. O RLY? 

And she leaves. 

But he chases her (using the stairs).

What goes down here is basically a redux of yesterday, with her telling him to think it through. She doesn't need his infatuation, for if the feelings fade away, what are they left with? She wants a love like her parents', an everlasting one based on mutual understanding. 

Shi De: "Then give me a chance to understand you, and this time you can understand me too. I won't mention the past anymore. Let's start afresh, from zero. Let's start as friends."
Yi Ru shoots him down, rather than understanding her, he should spend time understanding his "red shoe woman" instead, she says as she turns to leave. Leaving him, a grown-ass man, hugging a giant plush toy alone. Aww, that image just tugs my heart so.
My beta ship in this show, looks like it's still struggling to sail as Yi Qing has her eyes locked on Yan Kai. He's so caring! The one he loves must be so lucky, she gushes. Meanwhile, the other caring guy can only glare in response.

Meanwhile, grandma's still at her plan of finding out the couple's Ba Zi. Along with Mom, they follow Aunt to Papa Yang's house for cooking lessons. 

Papa Yang is in no mood to oblige, he ignores them completely as they babble on about "your Yi Ru" and "our Shi De." He politely, but firmly, tells them to leave if they're not sincere in his cooking lessons. 
Grandma leaves with a stormy face. Uh-oh. Shit, we cannot afford to lose a OTP shipper at this crucial point in time! If grandma hates the Yang family because of this, I'm so 5000% done.

But on the contrary, Grandma gives her seal of approval. Woah grandma, you gave me a scare back there. Looks like she's just ashamed that she as a senior in life, got told off by a younger person. Since he's such an upright man, Yi Ru must have been raised well, she says.

Speaking of an upright man, here's one in the making, or at least aspiring to be. Qi Ming pulls out all the stops to woo Yi Ru. A candlelight dinner, AT HER OWN HOME (so there will be no escaping him). I speak on behalf of Shi De: Hey, that's foul play!
Qi Ming: "I'll present you with a rose every day, up till the 999th one which coincides with your 30th birthday. We can fulfil your wish and get married then."
Excuse me, but a few days ago you just said sleeping with her would be like sleeping with a man. (=_=)"

Yi Ru accepts the rose... and proceeds to whack him with it, ha. Stop joking, she says. But he's serious. Yi Ru, you're my one and only now. All the fishes? Gone. He shows her his handphone. In his contact list, there's no other girls except for Su Mei (Feng Hua's ajumma), Yi Qing and her. 

He holds her hand, and tells her, from now on, you're my only one. Yi Ru: "Then, what about the red shoe and pantyhose gal?" Darn it, that big mouth Shi De. Yi Ru scoffs, they must have had a hell of a great time, eh. 

Qi Ming tries to shift the blame to Shi De, but Yi Ru is not buying it. I believe The Boy Who Cried Wolf encountered the same problem.

Next Episode: Finally, a glimmer of hope! Yi Ru finds Shi De's dorky earnestness cute! (As do we.)


  1. thats funny,i cant wait for episode 22 recap.thank you so much for recap,looking forward for more...anna

    1. Thanks for reading anna! Today's the last episode of the week, I REALLY HOPE it ends well *nervous*

  2. Ahahaha - thank you. I love your recaps. I literally loled when she smacked him with the rose. so great!

    1. Not feeling the romantic tension in the air at all. But he is an entertaining one; I hope the show will turn him a reluctant fairy godmother for the OTP, lulz.

    2. That is why his character is annoying me, I get no romantic vibe from him and her. It's all coming from her and Lan Shi De. He is just annoying character that is her best friend, instead of a girl it's an guy.

  3. CHLOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOK! -->,5020,110511%20112012120600017,00.html

    1. Ah, looks like another accident. BUT WHY AM I SO EXCITED a;djaslkdjlsakl

  4. Dear Chloe:
    Thank you for recaping this amazing drama though I can watch it live.
    Here is the review of ep.24(spolier)
    Have you got more excited?

    1. sorry it's the review of EP.23,NOT EP.24
      But I'm not sure when this clip appears.Today or next Monday?We'll never know~

      George Hu said(in Chinese so I translate them )
      "I promise you guys the episode is very funny today.
      Must stay tuned. 打勾勾(I don't know how to translate thisXD)"

    2. Pinky promise!

      Oh George, you have been so funny lately, if you get any funnier my parents are gonna commit me to an asylum.

      I think it's 23. Which means... TONIGHTTTTTTTTTT

      (Gloria, where have you been!! I missed you!!)

    3. The previous episodes don't make me have the desire to discuss but the main reason is I'm lazy recently(my comments sometimes are as same as others).;p

      BTW,this lovely place gets more and more attention and I'm so glad to see this.^^

    4. oh I get what you mean, I am a silent stalk- I mean, reader myself ^^

  5. hi! i came across your blog through viki. i've just started watching love, now and i am crazy in love with it! so thank you for your recap :) it's great to know someone is just as crazy as i am for the show!

    on the other hand, viki doesn't update early enough for me... you are already on ep 21 and they only have up to ep 15 subbed and uploaded. i'm wondering where you watch your dramas from and hopefully with english subs??? if you don't mind sharing, i'd love to find out! i can't go further than 15 now and am dying to see the rest to catch up to this episode!!!!

    thank you!

    1. Hi Elaine, I usually watch vids without subtitles, though if available, I make an effort to watch it with to improve my translation skills. Viki is the fastest site for c-translations that I know of, so yeah, sorry I couldn't be of any help :|

  6. hello, i wonder when is the recap for episode 23,and sugoideas its already 23 episode now.i cant wait your recap,but just take your time.have a nice day

  7. Hmmm... I feel really bad for Shi De, whose confessions and efforts get rebuffed so much :( Although he has been making tons of other facial expressions lately XD But yeah, I expect lots of love from YR in the future to make all this agony worth it. I actually feel like she pushes him away now just to be safe, kinda like she knew she'd fall really hard if she let herself, and if she lets him come close.

    Yeah, in that scene with Qi Ming, I didn't feel it either. I know I would have felt something before, but at this point, so on Shi De's ship that I was thinking, "This is so wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong." Too late, buddy. Try with the next one. If there is a next one.

    I've rethought about Qi Ming and Yi Qing, and I think I may have been wrong - although I still enjoy them bickering. But I still think Zi Yuan is not likely to win the girl. Hah.

    - Snow

    1. "I actually feel like she pushes him away now just to be safe, kinda like she knew she'd fall really hard if she let herself, and if she lets him come close."

      That is so right. :) Very few people seem to realise this. But the tells were all over the place in the previous episodes. That is why she refuses to even be friends with him, because she knew that she would be a goner if she let him be even that close to her. And she "knew" that he couldn't possibly be in love with her.