This was a smooth-sailing episode for our main OTP as it focused on Ximen’s story line. It surprisingly ended up to be one of my favorite arcs in this drama. Read to find out why!
Dao Ming Si was smiling and laughing by himself when Shancai voluntarily offered herself to drink the shot that the boys were giving Ah Si. Adorable!
They all gathered to celebrate Ah Si’s recovery.
Ximen asked Xiaoyou if they were still friends. I would not know how to feel if I were her being asked this question.
Dao Ming Si wanted to leave his own celebration and be with his girl.
He told her that she only belongs in “Dong Shancai’s love corner”. Ugh so cheesy but wouldn’t you want your own love corner too? *cries*
Now, let us just enjoy the sweet screencaps of these two being happily together and just plain inseparable.
Thank you for realizing this, Shancai. You were a little bit late in doing so, but at least you’re aware of your mistakes now.
Shancai claimed to be the biggest idiot when she just recently realized that she loves Dao Ming Si when he almost died. He disagreed because he thinks that he’s just a plain stupid girl as he’s the only one who can be called as “The Biggest Idiot in the Whole Universe”.
Look at how cute and sweet these two idiots tightly hugging each other! *sighs*
Xiaoyou brought Ximen to her school’s Way of Tea club only to find out that she became a link for Ximen to meet his first love after five years.
Xiaogeng could not handle pretending to be fine as Ximen was conducting a class. So after five years, we got to find out that she still has feelings for him… *sobs*
The two of them decided to catch up on each other’s lives. I was a bit annoyed when Xiaogeng was inviting Xiaoyou too. Like come on, girl! This was your chance to talk to the love of your live privately *rolls eyes*. At least Xiaoyou knew her boundaries and rejected her invitation. Although it was obvious that Xiaogeng did that to avoid the awkwardness and so that she would not have to deal talking about her feelings to Ximen alone.
When Xiaoyou was saying these lines, I JUST FELT THAT. You will be okay, baby girl 😦 She was telling Shancai how she unconsciously helped Ximen and Xiaogeng to find each other again.
No thanks, Ah Si! HAHA.
Shancai asked Dao Ming Si to accompany her and Xiaoyou in their heartbreak KTV session. Dao Ming Si told Shancai to just tell Xiaoyou to give up on Ximen as he has always said.
Shancai was surprised to hear Dao Ming Si agreeing to be with them. She told him that he is especially reliable when she needs him the most. Like what Dao Ming Si said, how could she have only realized that now?
These two looked so happy to accompany Xiaoyou singing her heart out for hours. HAHA!
Even though Shancai was telling Dao Ming Si not to say anything, he ended up giving the best advice that Xiaoyou did not know that she was asking for. Who knew that Dao Ming Si could give such wonderful words of wisdom? He said that it was how he dealt with his problems (about Shancai for sure).
Xiaogeng called Xiaoyou to come to the rooftop only to find out that it was just Ximen standing there alone…
Ximen and Xiaogeng planned to see the rooftop sign like how she asked him to 5 years ago… It was such a bittersweet moment when the sign was not on the building anymore. Aaaahhh my heart 😦
Both of them said that they have already missed their “Once in a Lifetime” moment but Ximen told her that he still owed her a confession nonetheless. My heart was crying while watching this scene of theirs.
Xiaogeng told him that it was obvious that Ximen already has someone else that he will be spending his “Once in a Lifetime” moment with. So painstakingly beautiful.
In a nutshell,
- As someone who does not usually care about the other story lines, I actually really liked this episode. I was so surprised at myself for being very emotionally invested in Ximen’s story line.
- I still have not cried in this drama (yup, not even the hot pot scene or other DMS – Shancai scenes) but the Ximen – Xiaogeng story line almost made me tear up. Their love story was so realistic and brilliantly weaved. I’m so happy that this version made me like something I have never really appreciated back in the original version. I am really such a sucker for bittersweet endings!
- Dao Ming Si and Shancai were the supporting characters in this episode but their small sweet moments were just too precious. We got such tight hugs from them that you would not want them to separate from each other ever again.
What did you think of this episode? Did you also like Ximen’s story line as much as I did?