Friday, December 7, 2012

Love, Now: Episode 23

Scenes tally up:
OTP cuddling in bed = 0
Qi Ming and Shi De = 1

Chlo-Meter:otp what otp  ♥__♥

"Woohoo~ My innocence is coming back!" Qi Ming's all jolly after receiving a call from the illusive red shoe gal. Yi Ru wonders who it is, and the camera cuts to... 
Albee declining a colleague's offer to join her for dinner. Hm, I wonder whether she's a red herring.

Shi De asks Aunt whether he can tag along to one of her cooking classes. Papa Yang is dubious at first, but... 
Shi De: "I really want to learn how to cook. I want to make it for Yi Ru."
No hidden motives, he says, for he remembers what Papa Yang once told him: To be more flexible. Although he isn't sure how well he's doing now, but he really wants to learn. Feel the **sincerity** in every pore, Dad!

And... DAD APPROVES. He welcomes all who's sincere in learning.

Whew! That's a hurdle jumped, but it looks like there's another one - Yi Qing's back. First thing she does is take a jab at him: "No wonder I felt cold the moment I stepped in. Ice sculpture man is here." Papa Yang chides her for being rude and tells her to apologize.
Solli! she says nonchalantly. But this time Shi De doesn't glare at her, but shows her his killer smile instead. Yi Qing: "That's right, you should smile like that more often!" In her room, she calls Yi Ru and tells her to hurry home. She can't wait to see how this will go down.

News travels fast, because grandma now knows Shi De is at Papa Yang's. "He must have been touched by his sincerity," grandma concluded, all giddy.

Mom is happy for Shi De too. He has shut off a part of himself since his dad's passing, and it hurts her to see him like that. "It's so nice to see him smile and be warm again."

Meanwhile, their dish is ready. Yi Qing mistakenly assumes that the plate of charcoal was prepared by Ice Man, but Aunt corrects her, that's hers. That means... that plate of perfection is Shi De's. FISTPUMP!
Just in time, Yi Ru's home. She takes a bite as Shi De waits for her verdict. Not bad, she reluctantly says. "But I think dad's cooking is better." Oh, come on! Give credit where it's due, Yi Ru. Alas, their family bonding time comes to an end, because Qi Ming is here, announcing to all present that he has found the red shoe girl.

"Albee?" says the surprised Shi De. Qi Ming says in glee, you're out! Pah! I say. It's not like Shi De did anything wrong. Albee tells them what happened that night. She saw the both of them wasted at the bar entrance. Out of goodwill, she brought them to a hotel.
While trying to get the drunk Shi De onto the bed, her stocking got scratched, so she changed them. As for the shoe... well, she rushed outta there when Shi De in his drunken stupor tells her not to tell anyone. Shhhh. 
This is what happens when your employees are terrified of you, LOL. 

The next day, Albee received TWO pairs of the red heels she lost at the hotel, one box from Shi De and one from Qi Ming. She now has a whole new impression of the GM now, heh. They're both are so thoughtful, she says aloud. 
Feeling triumphant, Qi Ming prepares a table full of snacks, champagne, the works. Now that this matter is solved, they can be together now, he says. His employees ask, how can you be sure she'll accept you?

He replies that after knowing Yi Ru for so long, he's confident she won't be able to. "So don't be surprise if she gives me a passionate kiss later," he tells them. Oh. My. God. Is he really that delusional? 
To no surprise, Yi Ru laughs it off, not accepting his mini-sized faux Togepi plushie, including his gesture of breaking the aquarium. It made me feel bad for him, kinda. But really, what did he expect? 


  1. thanks for the recap,its sure lot of audience looking forward of each epidsode.its so addicted.we all are appreciated your recap,thank you so much for your time chloe.its feels bad that we cant share coz we dont understand or cant read mandarin.we all happy to know you.have a wonderful weekend!!!

    1. oh man, you're so sweet I think I'll turn diabetic. *HUGS*

      You have a wonderful weekend yourself, lovely.

  2. Glad the mystery is cleared up. Knew it would be something innocent and silly. Aw, the Togepi is cute! Though I'm rooting for SD of course!

  3. I'm happy to see more smiley Shi De. And the two men hugging in bed >< I think when Qi Ming and Shi De finally end up chummy, Yi Ru should be worried LOL. Their male posturing is so ridiculous and hilarious though XD

    Sigh Qi Ming. I felt bad for him too but I was already cringing for him when he was saying how Yi Ru wouldn't be able to resist him. Like, seriously?? Was it not because you noticed that she was into Shi De, hence you picked up your game??

    Although I think Yi Ru really needs to talk to all the parties involved properly >< She's been pushing, rejecting, and basically making it seem like everyone's fooling around. When she clearly knows they're not.

    I need to see that accidental kiss nowwwww! Although I'm sure it won't come up to anything since it was an accident but still!

    - Snow

    1. SUCH A CUTE COUPLE, like seriously this pair is giving the main one a run for its money. Beware, Yi Ru, Qi Ming may steal your thunder!

      I admit, Qi Ming's timing seems convenient, but this seems like a norm in romcom, so I'd let it pass. As for Yi Ru, well, I think she DID reject them both. IRL they'd probably "get the message" and back down, but this is drama, because no pursuing is no show, lulz.

      Accidental kisses, where would rom com be without you...

  4. Chloe, I have been reading your blog since I started watching Love, Now but this is my first time leaving a comment. I truly enjoyed your comments and thoughts -- sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, and never dull! I also like reading the comments left by readers like me. Thanks for your diligence in sharing your thoughts and clarifying some things (my Mandarin is kindergarten level!) and please continue to do so! Do know that there are many silent readers that appreciate your delightful take on the show.

    In one of the events George and Annie attended, he said he watched the show with his mom and she would notice Annie's something something. Do you know what it is? I can find the clip if you don't know what I am referring to.

    I have known George Hu since Romantic Princess and didn't think much of him before, but the character Shi De really made me took a second (and third) look! This is a testament to the fact that you can change the way you look by your way of dressing (love his sharp 3-piece suits!), the role you play (Cung Cing Li!), and the skinnier you are, the better you look! ~~ Hehehe, this last statement was just my opinion, but how can you miss his killer cheekbones!

    He has definitely come along way as an actor, but during press conference events you can tell that he is not yet very comfortable and Annie seems to take the lead on answering more questions, etc. I truly appreciate sharing your companion (as well as Snow's and Gloria's) in the journey of watching this long drama! I look forward to your entertaining and thoughtful reviews and discussions!

    1. You refer to me! Wow~~~~~~
      I'm so shy and ke
      (so it means you've read most comments in Chloe's blog?)
      It's an happy journey every time I watch Love,Now with other Taiwanese audiences instantly.
      If you have any questions about the details in this drama (like culture,words),maybe l can help explain them.
      BTW,George Hu really inspires me to do more efforts in losing weight.
      (Actually I've lose 8 kg by jogging and healthy diet)

    2. Oh wow. Yosan, thanks for taking your time to share your thoughts! You give me too much credit me thinks. Don't think I'm a great recapper tbh, but I put ALL MY FEELS into this thing, so I'm glad it shows.

      Eh, talking to you guys, now I know I can't claim to be a full-blown "fanatic," especially when they're so many others here *cough* you guys *cough* that watch way more off-cameras stuff than moi. What can I say, my laziness prevails.

      "Something something"? PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT SOMETHING INNOCENT like hair or eyes. That would be such a cop-out!

      I've always thought George was a cutie, and tbh I didn't really notice him skinnier (eh, wasn't he always this hawt?)

      P.S: Gloria, you're my hero! *___* Ugh, jogging is not for me. I like hiking though. Wish there's a hill nearby for me to hike.

    3. Hey Gloria -- woohoo, congrats on losing 8 lbs! That is a commendable. Jia You!!

      Chloe -- it would take a while for me to hunt down that clip. Huh? What? Fanatic? LOL. Whatrutalkingabout?? ;)

      About George, it was said that he lost 6 kg for the role. I am not complaining. He looks lean and mean. LOL.

      I look forward to your recap of the grocery store kiss. IMHO, the way the event was captured was too off -- the distance between Yiru and Shi De and how he was able to move at the lightning speed to save his princess.

    4. HAHA the distance! You noticed it too, eh? It was kinda funny how the trolley barely touched another and yet she was somehow falling? Yeah, very unintentionally funny.

    5. I've noticed that kind of thing happen a lot. Like I've been watching Miss Rose and that time she got knocked off the bridge? Plus she got shoved off backwards and yet was dangling in a way that would have been impossible to catch herself.

  5. i cant wait the recap too either episode 24 and 25.its getting hot in here.hehee.

    1. Sorry Mon's recap was so late! It's my dad's birthday today (or rather, yesterday), so I had to leave the internet for the day. IT WAS HARD.

  6. oh ok we understand just take your time.whenever you have are our hope.take care...