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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] I Will Never Let You Go / Legend of Huo Buo 小女花不弃

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@themarchioness as always, thank you for the recap. My favourite part is where LQW asks CY if he's ever liked anyone else other than BQ and he says no. 

 

@40somethingahjumma I loved your post and I agree with all your points. You are right, CY being nice to LQW is a testament to the type of person he is. In the beginning, I did want to punch DFS in the face for his arrogance and manipulativeness. But it's funny because the thing I hate about him is also the thing I admire most from him. I hate that he just forces himself and manipulates situations so he can have what he wants. But there's also something attractive about a guy who knows what he wants and just goes for it. 

 

I think one of the major differences with CY and DFS is that CY, although he loves BQ, is an all around nice guy and cares for the welfare of other people - his friends, strangers who need help, etc. Meanwhile, DFS focuses all of his energy into the one thing he wants which is BQ. He doesn't care what happens to the people around him as long as he gets what he wants.

 

 

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I am probably the only one who is supporting DFS ship sailing with BQ. Though i dont think that will ever happen because obviously he wasnt the first lead. Love their love hate relationship and find them bickering really cute atm. Probably because how the recent scenes are focusing more on them and how we see DFS from being playful to being more sincere towards BQ. I also like it when man treat his woman special where he only focus and treat his woman well instead of being kind to everyone (like CY). The scenes where he gets BQ angry in purpose and then pretending not to care but behind he is protecting her is just very sweet in my thoughts.:wub:

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19 minutes ago, Ck_teens123 said:

I am probably the only one who is supporting DFS ship sailing with BQ. Though i dont think that will ever happen because obviously he wasnt the first lead. Love their love hate relationship and find them bickering really cute atm. Probably because how the recent scenes are focusing more on them and how we see DFS from being playful to being more sincere towards BQ. I also like it when man treat his woman special where he only focus and treat his woman well instead of being kind to everyone (like CY). The scenes where he gets BQ angry in purpose and then pretending not to care but behind he is protecting her is just very sweet in my thoughts.:wub:

 

 

@Ck_teens123 I totally get it. DFS certainly has his faults but I also find it endearing how he puts on an act in front of BQ but then he's secretly doing things for her. I know that as this drama progresses and we see DFS change, I'm going to like him even more. That's not to say I don't ship BQ and CY because I want them to end up together for sure. But I'm going to have love for DFS as well. Like I said, if CY didn't exist, I would be all for DFS.

 

BTW, I am curious, why does BQ call CY "Chen Yu" but everyone else calls him "Zhangqing"? 

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@angelangie, there aren't enough words to express how much I'm looking forward to those scenes.  I couldn't tear myself away from IG last night, just kept watching all the vids over and over again.  LOL.  No doubt about it, I'm definitely leaving work on time tonight.  Yesterday, I stayed late and I was itching to watch by the time I got home.  As I expect today's episodes to be even better, I'm definitely going home on time to watch them as soon as I can.  :P 

 

@40somethingahjumma, I agree with everything you said -- especially your analysis of Chen Yu and his relationship with Qing Wu.  Like @mouse007 , I really appreciated when Chen Yu told Qing Wu that he'd never loved any one other than BQ and that he only considered her a friend.  To me, this is Chen Yu creating boundaries for Qing Wu and demonstrating the constancy of his feeling towards BQ.  The fact that he may be kind and generous towards others doesn't make him any less devoted to her.  Would we be debating how he felt about BQ if Qing Wu were a male?  

 

On the other hand, I do understand that because Chen Yu is so nice to Qing Wu, that opens the door for her to create situations that cause misunderstanding.  But like you said, that's on her.  Not Chen Yu.  He is still making his position clear; he only loves BQ.  We need to trust in him, and so too does BQ.  

 

As for DFS, I've definitely had that same reaction as you - wanting to smack him and wipe away the smugness from his face.  And it reaaaalllly bugged me the way he he kept messing around with her just because he could.  Buuuuut, I will also admit that of late, I'm starting to see how he is looking out for her.  It's just done in his own weird, "special" way.  I suspect my feelings towards him will continue to warm as the story progresses, but it's been a slow process getting there and most of the time, I am frustrated by him.  I've also never shipped him with BQ and never will.  :P  

 

 

1 hour ago, mouse007 said:

BTW, I am curious, why does BQ call CY "Chen Yu" but everyone else calls him "Zhangqing"? 

 

Chen Yu is his name.  Zhangqin is an honorific title that means, literally, "senior relatives."  You can kind of think of it as akin to how Koreans refer to their older schoolmates or work colleagues as sunbae.  

 

 

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thank you for the clarification @themarchioness! So the fact that BQ calls him CY signifies that they have a close relationship? 

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Finally just watch finished ep 35 and I must say it would be another most awaited ep cause they reunited again!! Here's some spoiler for u guys I flim while watching earlier. 

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 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156999676762229&id=614297228

 

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HBQ wanted to eat the snake meat DFS cooked but CY jealous and keep telling her not to eat DFS's food :love::love:

 

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15 hours ago, themarchioness said:

As promised, I'm back!  Ep 32 recap

 

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The episode picks up with DFS and BQ riding a horse through the town together.  As the townspeople watch them and then gossip about the nature of their relationship, it becomes abundantly clear the real purpose for DFS insisting that BQ come out and spend the day with him -- and so, BQ being BQ, calls him out on it.  As they ride off, we see a hooded man with a scarred face watching mysteriously from around the corner.

 

DFS invites BQ back to his quarters for tea and treats.  She flits around room looking at this and that, and DFS comments on her lack of fear at being with him by herself.  BQ is utterly unconcerned though.  She knows that Xiao Xia and others are nearby and she can call out to them, if need be.  She also tells him that she doesn't really think DFS is interested in her, and tells him how she thinks he's getting a bad bargain in her and that the Mysterious Man could never have imagined when he made his deal way back when that one day, his descendant would end up with a bad bargain like her (she's referring to the way she was raised).  I'll spare you all the back and forth that went on between BQ and DFS during this conversation, and only say that she underestimates herself as DFS is definitely interested in her -- and it's just not because of the fact that she's the Biluotian priestess. 

 

DFS ultimately reveals the true purpose of his invitation on this particular day, and that is to show her how he has Yunlang and the Dan Sha locked up.  BQ has a breakdown after witnessing this and tries to break down the wall in between the room that they're in and the cell that Yunlang and Dan Sha are in, but of course it can't be broken so that's when BQ starts begging on their behalf.  DFS doesn't like seeing her have so much affection for Yun Lang (and even wonders at one point if LYK would be jealous if he knew how she was behaving over this other guy), but BQ tells him that Yun Lang is a true friend of hers and she doesn't want to see him harmed because of her.  Eventually her sincere tears and emotions wears away at DFS (is that guilt I spy on you??) and he agrees to let them go.  But first he has to knock them out so they won't ever know who captured them, and BQ agrees to keep it a secret as she knows Yun Lang would otherwise seek revenge. 

 

Yun Lang and Da Shang are left in a field by themselves and from a distance, BQ watches them wake up and then walk away.  It's at this point that BQ finally takes her leave from DFS but not before getting into a tussle with him -- and, in the process, stealing a seal from him.  As she walks away, she looks at the seal and wonders why DFS would have a seal from Cheng prince's mansion.  Furthermore, she thought the Cheng royal had been dealt with by the Emperor already.  (Not a perfect translation, I grant you, but that's the general gist - because they just use the generic "wang" when referring to him, it's unclear who this Cheng person is and what his position is exactly.  But main takeaway is that, in addition to being the Mysterious Man's grandson, it's clear there are more hidden layers to this DFS.) 

 

After meeting back up with Xiao Xia, they continue to roam the streets.  The hooded person that we saw earlier reappears and takes aim at BQ.  This is witnessed by DFS.  But before DFS can leap to prevent this hooded person from taking a shot at BQ, and before the hooded person can even take a shot at BQ, she ends up being shot by someone else!  Mayhem ensues with Xiao Xia gathering up BQ in her arms and taking charge.  When DFS tries to come to their aid, she prevents him from getting near intimating that perhaps he's the one behind everything.  Of course he's insulted and vows to find the real perpetrator. 

 

Xiao Xia and her band of security men depart and DFS goes to find the hooded man who, at that moment, is also wondering who else could've gotten to BQ first.  DFS finds the hooded man and demands to know his real identity, but the hooded man kills himself instead.  (The hooded man was Liu Ming Yue's right hand man.  He'd made that vow to kill BQ for her and when Liu Ming  Yue expressed concern that the Mysterious Man would find out and be upset, he promised to conceal his identity so the Mysterious Man would never trace it back to her -- hence his scarred face, which apparently he did to himself.)

 

Back at Zhu Manor, the grandfather goes running off to BQ's quarters in a tear once he hears she's been injured.  But when he gets there, he can't find her, and that's when Xiao Xia reveals that BQ has already departed for Dong Ping Jun (where CY is stationed).   Apparently this was all part of her grand master plot - to make it look like she was injured so DFS would never find out that she'd already left Suzhou by pretending to be too ill to see him.  When the grandfather asks Xiao Xia why she didn't go with her, she explains further that she had to stay behind to lend credence to the image that BQ has been confined to Zhu Manor to heal from her injuries.  Clever girls! 

 

Meanwhile DFS is going crazy with worry and concern over how BQ is doing.  He even tries to see her at night by secretly flying over the walls of Zhu Manor.  Of course he is thwarted by Xiao Xia and their band of security men. 

 

Also in the meantime Best Friend Yuan (I can't remember his full name) pays a visit to Xiao Xia after hearing that BQ was injured.  She reassures him that BQ will be okay, and then he confesses that the other purpose of his visit is to tell her that he has to leave for the capitol the next day.  His father has called him back and Xiao Xia tells him this is a good thing -- he should have more purpose in life.  He doesn't think he'll be able to come back to Suzhou once his father puts him to work and wants to send his father to ask for her hand in marriage, but Xiao Xia declines everything insisting that she stands by what she said previously, which is that she'll never marry.  Best Friend Yuan is frustrated by her stubbornness and tells her the time of his departure hoping that she'll come to see him off.  After he leaves, Xiao Xia thinks about all their interactions.  Poor thing.  It's clear she's not unaffected by him.

 

The next day, she goes to see Best Friend Yuan leave (with the other Best Friend) -- but she watches from a distance.  This is where DFS and his sidekick find her.  By now, DFS has figured out that BQ stole his seal.  He's also figured out that BQ may have faked her own injuries to escape him.  As he watches Xiao Xia watching Best Friend Yuan, he also figures out that she has feelings for this man.  So he demands that Xiao Xia tell him where BQ is otherwise he will make sure harm comes to the two best friends.  At first Xiao Xia continues the pretense that BQ is at Zhu Manor recovering, but when he gives orders to his sidekick to go waylay the two best friends, Xiao Xia immediately confesses -- by telling him that BQ has gone to the capitol to do business.  DFS doesn't believe her.  The Mo Family has already cornered the market there and thus wonders what money she would be able to earn in the capitol, but Xiao Xia just tells him he can believe her or not, and maybe he should travel to the capitol himself.  After she walks away, DFS wonders if it might actually be true.  After all LYK is known for hanging around the capitol and maybe BQ went to go ask him about the seal.  He ends up telling his sidekick that he will travel to the capitol.

 

While this is all going on, BQ has started her journey to Dong Ping with Zhu Shou for company -- they're pretending that he's the master and she's his servant (named Ah Zhu).  She also decides on taking a long detour to Dong Ping because she's afraid that if she goes directly there, DFS will figure everything out since he's so smart.  The episode ends with BQ and Zhu Shou trying to do business in the other city that they're detouring through (looks like some sort of gambling business -- I just hope they don't get into trouble!). 

 

 

 

 

 

Now on to watch Ep 33.  :) 

Thank you for the recap!! 

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I'm watching the raw version of ep 35 and I cannot wait for the subs! Almost the entire episode has BQ and CY and all the jealousy that's going on is so funny and cute! When CY smiles, I forget about DFS. But I must say DFS is also cute when he's jealous.

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1 hour ago, mouse007 said:

thank you for the clarification @themarchioness! So the fact that BQ calls him CY signifies that they have a close relationship? 

 

I won't pretend to be an expert in naming matters, but I think the logic follows that yes, that's the implication.  I mean, I would assume that most people would refer to him by his title/position (previously Shi Zi and now Dong Ping Wang).  Next closest would be his friends who refer to him as Zhang Qin.  But then you have BQ who calls him by his given name, so... :) 

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Anyone know what the rating for this is in China? I know its popular for international fans seeing how much people watch on Viki

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So i'm not watching the raw episodes anymore, so I don't spoil it for myself and just slowly watching it with subs. But saw the scene where they are like at the desert and CY is jealous of HBQ with DFS. What happen? Can anyone spoil it for me? :lol:

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3 hours ago, turtle0217 said:

So i'm not watching the raw episodes anymore, so I don't spoil it for myself and just slowly watching it with subs. But saw the scene where they are like at the desert and CY is jealous of HBQ with DFS. What happen? Can anyone spoil it for me? :lol:

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Ep 35

DFS went to look for HBQ in the dessert, founding that they are in trouble. HBQ managed to escape leaving Zhu shou there to drag time to let her escape. After a while zhu shou manage to escape quietly when DFS barge in to find the both. DFS managed to find HBQ. DFS tried to lead her out of the dessert but end up getting lost. After travelling for days, left a little water, CY appears and he acted like a stranger to bring the both out. Otw out they met LQW who was finding CY.  

 

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8 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

@angelangie, there aren't enough words to express how much I'm looking forward to those scenes.  I couldn't tear myself away from IG last night, just kept watching all the vids over and over again.  LOL.  No doubt about it, I'm definitely leaving work on time tonight.  Yesterday, I stayed late and I was itching to watch by the time I got home.  As I expect today's episodes to be even better, I'm definitely going home on time to watch them as soon as I can.  :P 

 

hahaha i know how u feel lols :D especially when u were rubbing your hand together just to get to that scenes....

 

honestly i love it :D 

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8 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

@angelangie, there aren't enough words to express how much I'm looking forward to those scenes.  I couldn't tear myself away from IG last night, just kept watching all the vids over and over again.  LOL.  No doubt about it, I'm definitely leaving work on time tonight.  Yesterday, I stayed late and I was itching to watch by the time I got home.  As I expect today's episodes to be even better, I'm definitely going home on time to watch them as soon as I can.  :P 

 

@40somethingahjumma, I agree with everything you said -- especially your analysis of Chen Yu and his relationship with Qing Wu.  Like @mouse007 , I really appreciated when Chen Yu told Qing Wu that he'd never loved any one other than BQ and that he only considered her a friend.  To me, this is Chen Yu creating boundaries for Qing Wu and demonstrating the constancy of his feeling towards BQ.  The fact that he may be kind and generous towards others doesn't make him any less devoted to her.  Would we be debating how he felt about BQ if Qing Wu were a male?  

 

On the other hand, I do understand that because Chen Yu is so nice to Qing Wu, that opens the door for her to create situations that cause misunderstanding.  But like you said, that's on her.  Not Chen Yu.  He is still making his position clear; he only loves BQ.  We need to trust in him, and so too does BQ.  

 

As for DFS, I've definitely had that same reaction as you - wanting to smack him and wipe away the smugness from his face.  And it reaaaalllly bugged me the way he he kept messing around with her just because he could.  Buuuuut, I will also admit that of late, I'm starting to see how he is looking out for her.  It's just done in his own weird, "special" way.  I suspect my feelings towards him will continue to warm as the story progresses, but it's been a slow process getting there and most of the time, I am frustrated by him.  I've also never shipped him with BQ and never will.  :P  

 

 

 

Chen Yu is his name.  Zhangqin is an honorific title that means, literally, "senior relatives."  You can kind of think of it as akin to how Koreans refer to their older schoolmates or work colleagues as sunbae.  

 

 

Lol I guess I  just don't see  the 'endearing' ways that DFS shows his love toward BQ as being 'endearing'.  

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Just saw this on IG and I can’t wait. I think this must be after BQ sees CY in bed together with LQW. 

 

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Episode 34 recap. 

 

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BQ and Zhu Shou continue their journey and enter the sand desert.  The have a stopover at an inn where Zhu Shou is familiar with the female innkeeper, having visited previously.  That night, however, DFS arrives at the same inn (after having split paths with his sidekick in order to broaden their search area).  He shows the innkeeper the drawings of BQ and ZS, and although the innkeeper recognizes them, she tells him that she hasn't seen them.  She then shows him to a room.  Afterwards, she goes to visit ZS and tells him that there is somebody who looks very wealthy looking for them.  The hint is obvious and so for every information provided, ZS must provide her with a bribe.  After she conveys the information and ZS realizes it must be DFS, he wakes up BQ and asks the innkeeper to help them escape by using the underground tunnel that he knows exists.  The innkeeper helps them escape, but after they leave, she tells her man to let the next innkeeper know that some fat lambs are on their way.  I guess the innkeeper previously lost a lot of money to ZS when she gambled against him in the past, and now she's determined to win back their innings.

 

Having had their sleep interrupted the night before and traveling through the hot desert, BQ is exhausted by the time they reach the next inn and goes directly to bed, refusing to even wake up for lunch.  As ZS orders lunch and waits for it to be prepared, he notices that the inn is oddly silent with no other guests but him and BQ.  Smart man!  He realizes something is up and goes to wake up BQ.  At the same time the second innkeeper realizes ZS has figured things out, so he tries to break down their door.  ZS forces BQ to leave without him and stays behind to give her some lead.  He ends up throwing money at the second innkeeper and his band of baddies.  It's a novel way to use money as a weapon.  :P  After a while he uses his wits and manages to prevent the innkeeper from killing him by convincing them to let him write a letter back to his family for money.  It's during this time that DFS arrives with the first innkeeper.  He'd gained her cooperation by ripping off her fingernail - ow!  And by the time they arrive at the second inn, it's clear to all he's not here to play.  Unfortunately for him, and fortunately for ZS, ZS managed to run away during the confusion of DFS's arrival.  

 

After gaining the second innkeeper's cooperation as well (he gets a fresh horse to ride), DFS heads into the desert where he finds BQ.  She asks him to help her by handling the black-dealing innkeepers and saving ZS.  After playing around with her for a little bit, he finally shares that ZS has already escaped.  Since it was DFS that found her first and not ZS, she figures out that ZS must've traveled in a different direction and will be waiting for her at their next agreed upon spot.  She wants to head out immediately but DFS points out she has no idea where she's going whereas he's at least been here before.  He offers to lead the way and she doesn't have much choice but to accept.  Except after they ride around for a while, they find themselves back in the same spot!  He has to admit he's lost and tells her that once it's night time, he'll be able to find the right direction by following the north star.  In the meantime though, they have greater concerns.  BQ doesn't have any water with her.  Since she left the second inn in a hurry, her food and water were left with ZS.  DFS offers to share his water -- but for a price.  He jacks up the price of the water by a lot, but then offers to give it to her if she just acts cutesy with him.  She declines all offers and cutely tries to find her own source of water by digging up a plant.  She reminds him that she used to be a beggar with Ninth Uncle, so she's quite resourceful.  Even DFS has to admit that she's unique and talented, and so he gives in and shares his water.

 

They then settle down to sleep and BQ immediately nods off.  He's amazed at how quickly she falls asleep and pats at her wonderingly.  She reacts by lashing out with an arm, and when he asks if she's trying to kill him, she promises that she didn't mean to.  It was just instinct after having been on the road for so many days and always having to be alert.  As she settles back down again, she thinks to herself that actually DFS is not that bad of a person.  Then she reminds herself of how he treated Yun Lang, etc., and tells herself to not be so soft-hearted towards him.  That's when she notices a scorpion on her leg though.  She screams and shakes her leg, and this springs DFS into action as he also stands to kick it away.  He then grabs for her leg and although BQ tries to yank it back, he tells her he has to get the poison out.  So he sucks at the blood and spits it out.... and ends up getting swollen lips for his efforts.  She can't help herself from laughing even as she feels bad that now his lips have been poisoned to an extent by her, but DFS is a good sport about it and plays along, making kissy lips at her, which she swats away.

 

The last scene we have of them in the desert is them following a snake.  BQ would like to catch it and eat it, but DFS says it's more important to follow the snake as it will lead them to water.  They are seriously stuck in this desert! 

 

Meanwhile, the Seventh Uncle's right hand man (what was his name) is traveling with his sister?  They discuss how they're trying to find the path to Biluotian but they're also being closely guarded by the Emperor's people.  It's their hope that they can pit the Emperor's people against the Mysterious Man's people, and during that confusion, steal away into Biluotian by themselves.  At the same time the Mysterious Man also receives word that people are getting closer to their area.  He's surprised though to hear that it's the Emperor's people and not the Seventh Prince's people. (Does he not know the Seventh Prince is dead?  Seems odd if he doesn't, as the Mysterious Man seems to always know everything.) 


 

 

Anyway, that's it for Episode 34.... now on to Episode 35, which I just know is going to be EXCITING.  :D 

 

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@themarchioness please please please go and watch ep 35 so you can tell us poor souls what is happening! I am DYING waiting for subbed versions. I just know I will love episode 35. 

 

Can I just gush over how handsome CY is when he smiles? All it takes is for CY to smile at BQ and I'm like, "DFS? DFS who? Who that?" :joy:

 

I cannot find a gif of CY smiling at BQ so we'll have to settle fo this in the meantime..

 

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29 minutes ago, mouse007 said:

@themarchioness please please please go and watch ep 35 so you can tell us poor souls what is happening! I am DYING waiting for subbed versions. I just know I will love episode 35. 

 

Can I just gush over how handsome CY is when he smiles? All it takes is for CY to smile at BQ and I'm like, "DFS? DFS who? Who that?" :joy:

 

ZOMG!!!!

 

I just finished watching ep 35 and omgomgomg that was the BEST.  I'm going to start recapping straight away, but I have a feeling it's going to take me some time to post because I'm just going to be gushing all over the place as I write my recap.  Hahaha. 

 

And I agree with you about CY and his smiles.  They're my favorite.  ZBB is toooooo handsome!  *swoon* 

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48 minutes ago, themarchioness said:

 

ZOMG!!!!

 

I just finished watching ep 35 and omgomgomg that was the BEST.  I'm going to start recapping straight away, but I have a feeling it's going to take me some time to post because I'm just going to be gushing all over the place as I write my recap.  Hahaha. 

 

And I agree with you about CY and his smiles.  They're my favorite.  ZBB is toooooo handsome!  *swoon* 

I ❤️ the gif of CY smiling. What a smile.

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Ahem!  Episode 35 recap.  :D

 

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Episode picks up with BQ and DFS following the snake in the desert.  As they wait for the snake to make their move, DFS suggests that although they couldn't have been born on the same day, maybe they'll be able to die together on the same day.  BQ's like, "Who wants to die with you?"  Haha.  Then he says that maybe someone will dig their bodies out of the sand together and comment on how they were a pair of mandarin ducks (i.e., a match/affectionate couple).  BQ asks him to stop saying such disgusting things. Haha.  Eventually, the snake moves and leads them to a tree where they find little berries they can eat.  Their excitement is infectious as we see DFS using his sword to shake loose all the berries and BQ gathers them up from the ground.  In the distance, however, we see a sand bandit spying on them.  Uh-oh...

 

After they spend some time collecting berries, BQ points out they should hurry back to their camping area or else they'll get lost again and lose their belongings, including their horses.  DFS agrees and soon they're back at the campsite where we see BQ shaking some powder around her blanket.  She comments that it's not bad traveling with a skilled doctor like him because he brings things like powders to ward off snakes.  DFS says he's got a lot more positive qualities and if she spends more time with him, she'll discover them.  BQ answers that he has more negative qualities and she's afraid the more time she spends with him, she'll just discover more of those.  He asks her to name a few and she uses his sleeping habits as an example.  She tells him that he snores and farts.  LOL!  He refuses to believe her and she's like, "What?  You're too busy sleeping to know and you think the servant maids around you are going to tell you that?  It's only someone like me who has the heart to tell you the truth."  I love her.  She then adds that she hears snoring is a type of illness, and as a doctor, he should take care to cure himself.  But he says what does it matter if he doesn't cure himself.  After all, like she said, he can't hear it and only the person next to him will experience it -- and that'll be her.  She tells him not to worry because it definitely won't be her, and then rolls over to catch some Zs. 

 

While BQ sleeps, DFS walks away.  (I presume to use the bathroom.)  At this time the sand bandit steals into their camping area and spikes DFS's water bottle.  Ugh. 

 

DFS returns and is about to take a drink from his water bottle when BQ starts to stir.  He puts the water bottle back down and watches her sleep, thinking of their past interactions.  He comments to no one but himself that he'd enjoy traveling around like this with her, just the two of them.  But he adds that he knows her heart isn't with him right now.  He says that's okay because he has the confidence to believe that one day she will like him.  After all, where else can she find someone as rich, handsome, and talented as him?  Someone has a very high opinion of himself... Eventually, BQ wakes up and finds him still awake.  She asks him if he didn't sleep because she was afraid she'd run away and he scoffs.  Where would she go in this desert by herself?  He explains he stayed awake to protect her.  Out of gratitude, BQ runs to fetch the water bottle and offers him a sip.  (The sand bandit's still watching from a distance, hoping they'll drink their water.)  He says there's not a lot of water left and offers it to her.  She says it's fine though, as she'll eat the fruit they gathered earlier.  There's some back and forth about the water bottle, but to make a long story short, nobody ends up drinking from it.  Sorry, sand bandit!  :P 

 

At a certain point DFS complains about the quality of their water.  BQ says who asked him to follow her and says that it's because of him that they had to leave the first inn and run into a black-dealing inn with the second one.  That's when DFS finally clarifies for her that both inns were black-dealing, and that they operated together to take advantage of her and Zhu Shou.  He points out that even if he hadn't followed her, she and Zhu Shou still would've been separated but then, she'd be in the desert by herself.  BQ listens and says, "Oh, so it sounds like I should be thanking you."  He agrees and asks her to feed him some of the fruit.  She tells him to open his mouth, which he does, and then she throws the fruit at him.  As he starts to choke, she tells him to drink some of his water.  But right at that moment, another rider appears in the distance.

 

IT'S CHEN YU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :wub:

 

The sand bandit's frustrated to see that another person has joined them.  Haha.

 

CY is surprised to see BQ and with DFS by her side.  BQ is excited to see CY, but as she would run over to him, DFS steps in front and pushes her back.  When she asks him what he's doing, he tells her that it's weird this stranger is riding around by himself and suspects him to be a sand bandit.  As CY walks over, he reassures them that he's not a sand bandit and the reason he's traveling by himself is because he's actually working to suppress the sand bandits.  BQ pushes DFS aside and asks him how he can be so blind.  She says that this newcomer is dressed well, looks scholarly and handsome, and therefore can't possibly be a sand bandit.  To CY, she says he obviously must be skilled in martial arts if he's working to suppress the sand bandits, and shares that she really likes people like him as it reminds her of LYK.  CY answers humbly and DFS starts to get jealous.  He pulls her aside and says, "Oh, that's the reason why you like LKY?  You should've said so earlier.  I can be a martial arts fighter who saves people."  BQ just ignores him and walks back to CY.  She tells him that if he's working to suppress the sand bandits then he must be familiar with the desert.  She explains her original travel plans (clever, BQ, using this method to explain to him her intentions and how she came to be with DFS) and asks him to help her find her way to Xi Zhou where she can meet up with her family member.  DFS is in disbelief as to how she can trust and utter stranger, but we all know why she is behaving as she is.  :P  She tells DFS that CY is more scholarly looking and handsome than him, and well, you can imagine his reaction. 

 

Meanwhile, CY listens on with amusement until he finally interrupts their squabbling to say that he can tell the two of them must have been lost in the desert for several days now.  He offers to share his water supply and dry food.  Of course BQ is all for it, but DFS doesn't trust this newcomer.  It's not until CY offers to taste the water/food first that he then allows BQ to partake of the same.  In exchange, DFS shares the fruit from before.  As CY takes a bite, DFS says, "My wife and I plucked them ourselves."  THE LOOK THAT CY SHOOTS AT BQ IS EQUALLY AS AMAZING AS BQ IMMEDIATELY COUGHING UP THE BREAD THAT SHE'S EATING WHEN SHE HEARS WHAT HE SAYS.  LOL!  She asks him, "Who's you're wife?!?!?!"  DFS answers that of course it's her since they have a marriage contract, but BQ reminds him that she's told him a hundred times over that she's going to return the money and so he'd better stop going around telling people that she's his person because she's got nothing to do with him.  DFS says that until she returns the money, she is his future wife.  BQ just slaps at him.  Haha. 

 

CY has been listening this entire time and finally interrupts them (again).  He tells them it's a good time for them to travel and suggests they chat while they continue on their journey.  BQ agrees, but DFS says there's no need as they can find their own way out of the desert.  He tells CY to go keep fighting the sand bandits.  BQ says DFS may not need CY, but she needs him.  She tells CY that she wants to travel with him as he has water and food, so she'll never starve, unlike with somebody else.  She then tells him that once they reach XI Zhou, she'll be sure to give him a gift of thanks, but he tells her there's no need as it's his pleasure to help someone like her.  At that, DFS asks who dares to take her away from him.  He grabs at BQ, pulling her to his side, and CY reacts by putting out his hand.  The two men end up palm to palm.  DFS pulls away first when he realizes that CY has some martial arts skills.  CY then tells him that it should be up to BQ to decide what she does next.  DFS finally introduces himself and CY returns the introduction by giving a false name.  BQ then steps in to introduce herself as, "Zhu Zhu," and it is so precious how CY responds by smiling at her and asking, "Zhu Zhu?"  She says yes and asks him if it isn't a pretty sounding name, and CY smiles even more broadly.  OH THE SMILES.  DFS, meanwhile, looks on in disgust and announces that the three of them will leave together. 

 

After traveling for a while, BQ starts to nod off again.  Apparently she can't get used to the desert heat and always falls asleep midday only to lie awake at night.  Because of her condition, they agree to break for the day. 

 

That night, around the campfire, BQ goes to sit next to CY.  She asks him to share some of his chivalrous stories and tells him that she's always loved listening to those kinds of stories.  CY agrees and says, "Then, I'll tell you a story about how several years ago..." and then he's interrupted by DFS who comes over and offers fruit to BQ.  She tells him that she doesn't want to eat right now and turns back to CY.  He says, "One year, I was in Xi Zhou Fu, and there was a little beggar."  AWWWWWW.  But that's when DFS pushes them apart and sits in between them.  When BQ asks him what he's doing he says obviously, he's trying to keep his wife from flirting with this other man.  Just as she's about to interrupt him, he tells her to not even think about saying that she's going to return the money and reminds her that for the time being she is his future wife.  You can tell CY's irritated as he listens from behind and BQ responds by turning away from them both.  At this moment, we see DFS sprinkle powder around the blanket that CY is sitting on.  At the same time he warns CY away from BQ.  He also shares that since he has powder that will drive away snakes, he obviously has powder that lures snakes, and if CY does anything that makes him unhappy, he'll use the other kind of powder and so CY shouldn't blame him for not warning him.  CY's not one to take things sitting down though and gets his own word in.  This has BQ responding favorably towards CY once more. 

 

DFS asks CY if he's determined to be his opponent.  CY observes that he and BQ have only known each other for a few hours, so how she feels about him has got nothing to do with him.  He encourages DFS to just give up already lest he be disappointed in the end.  DFS says the only reason she's being nice to CY is to richard simmons him off and asks him if he thinks she really is interested in him.  BQ asks him how he doesn't know that maybe she really is interested in him.  This is when she runs over to offer her fruit to CY and tells him that if she knew she'd run into him, then she would've caught that snake from earlier in the day to cook it.  She muses over how it's been so many days since she's eaten meat, almost to the point of forgetting its flavor.  CY responds by telling her that she reminds him of his wife, who would even eat a mouse when hungry.  He comments that he was so surprised when he first heard of this that he once stole into someone else's kitchen to fetch her a chicken drumstick.  BQ laughs and says his wife is amazing and CY agrees.  This conversation couldn't be more cuter as we know, just as they know, exactly what they'r etalking about.  But for DFS, all he hears is that CY has a wife.  He asks CY why he didn't say so earlier.  He wonders if they're on bad terms or if he was omitting that fact on purpose.  He suggests that CY is a philanderer.  CY, on the other hand, responds that it's just a bit of a family matter and besides, DFS never asked.  AND THEN HE SAYS (THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE SWEETEST, ESPECIALLY AS HE'S LOOKING DIRECTLY AT BQ WHEN HE SAYS IT): My wife and I have gone through a lot together.  Even though we haven't been able to meet often and spend a lot of time apart, I spend my nights worrying about her.  She is forever my true love and that'll never change in this lifetime.  *sighs*  BQ responds that "she" is really fortunate to be his wife.  And CY says that she's had to live a life of hardship, so he naturally has to treat her better and he hates himself for not having met her earlier otherwise he would've been able to help minimize the hardships that she had to go through.  BQ points out that so long as "she" could meet him, that's not too late.  And by this point, DFS can take it no longer.  He gets up and goes to feel BQ's forehead, suggesting that she might have a fever.  Haha.

 

After DFS drags her aside, he once more tries to convince her to be with him instead.  And as this recap is getting looooong, I'll just leave it at that.  You get the point by now anyway. BQ responds by telling him that he should just leave and be on his way, as she can get by with the help of CY.  DFS says she won't be safe though and says if she wants him to leave, he'll do so after he's delivered her safely to her destination.  BQ once again tells him not to bother, as she believes CY to be as honorable as LYK.  That's when DFS confesses that he won't let her go because he knows if he doesn't keep her close, then he may really lose out on her.  So he's not going to give up.  At that, it's CY turns to interrupt them as he offers BQ some water.  LOL.

 

DFS suggests they just turn in for the night and continue their travels on the morrow.  He takes his blanket and sets it far apart from the two of them.  CY brings BQ to where they were sitting before, except he notices that his blanket is scattered with powder.  He points this out to BQ who immediately understands.  She begs DFS to switch blankets with her and then gives DFS CY's blanket instead.  As DFS settles in to sleep, CY and BQ sit down and pretend to continue their conversation of when he was previously in Xi Zhou.  CY then whispers to BQ that he's stolen some knock out drug from the sand bandits and that when she gets a chance, she should use it on DFS.  Not too long after, tons of snakes start to swarm around DFS.  He wakes up quickly and disposes of them, and that's when he realizes BQ tricked him by giving him CY's blanket.  CY just responds that he was trying to be nice and give DFS the thicker blanket.  He could hardly have known that DFS would have resorted to trickery by sprinkling such evil powder on his blanket.  Haha.

 

After this interlude, CY tells BQ that they should also go to bed since they have a long road ahead of them the next day.  She agrees and starts to pull her blanket a little bit farther from the pile of dead snakes. But DFS just grabs at the blanket saying that it's his.  He's not wrong... since he and BQ had switched their blankets earlier... but that's fine because BQ then suggests that she and CY can share his blanket.  Hahahaha.  And CY is only too happy to agree!  ;)  DFS is irritated watching them cozy up on one blanket together, and that's when he gets the idea to roast some of the dead snakes.  He knows how BQ loves her meat!  Sure enough, he waves a kebob over her sleeping face and she wakes up wondering if she's now even dreaming about meat.  Before she can taste it though, CY grabs the kebab and says he'll eat it.  He takes a tiny bite and then says it tastes horrible and throws it into the sand (the look of disappointment on BQ's face, LOL!).  He tells BQ that they have better food at a certain restaurant in Dong Ping Jun and that should she visit, he'll be sure to treat her to a meal.  BQ immediately agrees and says that after she's found her family member, they'll travel next to Dong Ping Jun.  After they all go back to sleep, there's this cute little bit where BQ still wants to eat the snake kebabs but CY won't let her get up.  He pushes her head back down and when she holds up two fingers, and then one, he puts each finger down until finally she just gnaws on one of her fingers instead.  Cuuuuuuuute.

 

The next day, they finally make it out of the desert and find a stream.  BQ is overjoyed at the sight of all that water and immediately wants to take a bath.  After she drinks her fill and then men refill their water bottles, she tries to send the men away but they're concerned for her safety.  This time they're both in agreement as they recommend she wait until they've reached their destination.  But BQ says she feels smelly and now that there's water nearby she can't go any further before taking a bath. She insists they just go stand a little ways away and cover their eyes, and so they do.  Except instead of taking a bath, she pours that sleeping powder into DFS's water bottle.

 

Around this time, another person appears in the distance.  The men can hear the person approaching so they take off their blindfolds and call out to BQ to get dressed.  (But she was never undressed; ha!)  The other person turns out to be Liu Qing Wu.  Sigh.  And she purposely stumbles off her horse when she arrives and greets CY happily, saying that she finally found him.  He's all frustrated because he told her to stay put, but she gives this sob story about how she was worried about him and felt that she knew the sand desert better than him, she was determined to find him and help him, except she forgot about her injured state and now that she's been roaming around for several days, she's taken a turn for the worse.  CY asks her if she has his medicine, and she says she does.  There's a lot going on in this scene and one of those things is that, based on the way QW calls CY, "Zhang Qin," he realizes that CY lied about his real identity earlier.  He also wonders if QW is the "wife" that he was talking about the day before, but CY quickly denies that.  BQ is also getting to witness CY and QW in action, and you can tell CY is uncomfortable.  QW is being all handsy and CY keeps trying to brush her off, even reminding her on at least two occasions that they're just friends and nothing more.  BQ basically responds to all this by flirting with DFS and calling him her husband in front of CY and QW.  That doesn't make CY very happy.  Finally, QW is finally seeing BQ who she thought was dead.  She remarks on BQ's resemblance to someone she once knew before, but BQ responds by asking if QW has ever traveled to Suzhou as that's where she was raised. 

 

The episode ends with QW acting all weak again and asking CY if he'll support her.  BQ sees this and starts acting all lovey dovey with DFS.  CY tries to get BQ's attention and when she doesn't respond, has to use a louder voice to call her name.  When she finally responds, he asks her to take QW to the riverbank to help her with her injury.  BQ pushes DFS aside and says, "Of course it's not a problem!"  QW on the other hand is clearly not happy by this turn events, and as BQ helps her walk away, that's where the episode ends.

 

Can't say I'm thrilled by QW joining them, because I just know she's going to stir up trouble, but I can't deny either that her presence definitely adds an interesting element.  :P 

 

 

Phew.  Finally done!  I think this may be my longest recap ever.  Haha. 

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