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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] Gank Your Heart 陪你到世界之巅

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Oh, this episode . . . I found myself having a lot of internal commentary while recapping this next episode.  Some of them I already went and included in brackets, but others . . . I'll save them for the end.  ;) 

 

Episode 33

 

Spoiler

 

Episode 33

 

 

It’s almost midnight and QY sets a cup down next to a plate of sliced bread on the coffee table.  She looks in the direction of the front door clearly waiting expectantly, but no one enters so she picks up her phone to make a call.  The person she’s trying to reach is unavailable because he’s sitting next to Miya, holding her hand, and watching her sleep.  When he tries to slip his hand out from under hers, she grabs at it and calls out his name.  He tells her he’s there and she quiets down.  XK looks down at their joined hands [and I wonder very much what he’s thinking right now.  We already know he feels guilt and responsibility, but is he also feeling trapped?  Or is he simply too worried for Miya right now to be having those sorts of thoughts?  Soooo many questions!] 

 

QY hangs up the phone never having gotten a hold of XK and takes a deep breath.  She then picks up a stuffed puppy and places it on her lap, since she’s got nothing else to do.  [Where is her stuffed bunny when she needs it?!]  The camera then pans to XK’s bedroom where we see his bed untouched and all nicely made up.  PX wakes up in the middle of the night and notices that XK’s not there.  When he checks the time, we see that it’s already past 2am.  He sighs and shakes his head, and goes back to sleep.

 

YX yawns and scratches the back of his head, as he walks into XK’s room.  When he sees that XK’s bed still hasn’t been slept in, he can only sigh and walk back out. 

 

QY’s sleeping on the living room couch and now there’s only one slice of bread remaining.  Xia Ling walks up to her with a blanket in his arms.  When he drapes it over her, she wakes up calling XK’s name but opens her eyes and sees Xia Ling.  He sighs and she sits up, commenting that he’s back.  She tells him that it’s nothing and suggests he go upstairs to sleep first, but Xia Ling returns the suggestion and says she should go to sleep first commenting that she’ll catch a cold like this.  QY tells him again that she’s fine and tells him to go to bed.  Xia Ling takes a seat across from her instead and gripes that XK’s being unfair to her.  He points out that QY’s the one who is his girlfriend and asks how XK could cast her aside to go take care of someone else.  QY explains to her brother that Miya was once injured because of him and that if it hadn’t been for that incident, she wouldn’t be blind.  She says that XK is taking care of her because he feels guilty and also, because Miya doesn’t have any relatives while the two of them grew up together, so it’s like he’s her closest relative.  Xia Ling then asks about the future and asks whether XK’s going to take care of her for the rest of her life if her eyes don’t recover.  I’m sure Xia Ling is speaking aloud the very questions QY has been asking herself, so props to her as she holds it all together and simply answers, “That won’t happen.  Miya’s eyes will definitely get better.”  Xia Ling looks away at that and QY again tells him to hurry up and go to bed, reminding him that he still has to train tomorrow.  Xia Ling then complains that they’ve already been practicing [one certain move] for several days now, but with an incomplete team, they can’t play a practice game.  QY tells him not to worry as PX already told her about it, so tomorrow, Shu Wen will come over and train with them.  Still not looking happy and obviously feeling protective of his sister, Xia Ling tells her that he just doesn’t want to see her getting the short end of the stick.  QY responds by calling him a fool, and asks how she could possibly get the short end of the stick.  She tells him to hurry up and go to bed and says she’s going to go wash up and go to bed too.  She tells him to head up first and Xia Ling finally gets up, telling her to get some rest too.  After he leaves, QY remains seated on the couch looking a lot less confident than how she spoke with her little brother.  She reaches over to the side table and picks up a product placement face mask, and reads the note he’d once left on it for her, ““Jia you, kan hao ni.”  [I know, this is a serious and emotional scene right now but when you’re on your 'nth rewatch like I am, you have to note with some amusement that the drama makes it seem like either she leaves those product placement face masks out in the open in the living room with XK’s note for everyone to see or that she carries them around with her like they’re some sort of a security blanket, which is why they’re next to her in this scene.  Either way, it’s too funny.  But I guess since she’s in the living room and not her bedroom, there was no other good way for her to reflect on his old note without some artistic license!]  At that moment, QY’s phone finally signals the arrival of an incoming message.  XK tells her that Miya’s state of mind isn’t stable and is sometimes good and sometimes bad, so he’ll probably be back a little later and that she should get some rest first.  After she reads the message, QY sighs. 

 

The next day at the hospital, XK takes a walk with Miya.  [He must’ve gone home at some point as he’s wearing a different top.]  He asks her if she’s tired and Miya thanks him for coming to visit her.  She asks him how the preparations for the competition are going and XK doesn’t answer [– because he hasn’t been preparing!  He’s been stuck at the hospital with you!]  Back in the hospital room, XK peels her some mandarin oranges and watches as she plays her guitar. 

 

QY meets with Luo Tian at a coffee shop.  When we catch up to them, they’re mid-conversation as QY observes that this year’s North American division’s strengths are particularly strong, especially the Tatan team, which is why she did an analysis of two of their recent matches.  Luo Tian responds by asking if she hasn’t been getting enough rest lately and comments that her complexion doesn’t look good.  [Just what every woman wants to hear!]  QY admits that there’s been a lot going on lately, so she is feeling a little tired, and that’s when Luo Tian chooses to tell her that the matter of the leaked strategy has been cleared up.  QY says, “Really?” and then asks what really happened.  Luo Tian tells her it had nothing to do with her and that it was Qiao Xin and Qi Yue who were up to no good.  He then tells her that the organizing committee will be issuing an official statement, while Qiao Xin’s already been fired from GDV and the organizing committee has also suspended Qi Yue from competing for one year.  Near tears, QY exhales a large sigh of relief and expresses a large amount of thanks towards Luo Tian.  She tells him that if it hadn’t been for him [and all his help] during this time, things might have gone unsettled and she doesn’t know how long she would have been made the scapegoat.  Luo Tian replies that these were all things he should’ve done.  He then tells her that he has even better news for her, which is that he’s already discussed things with Director Guo and if she’s willing, she can go with him to the world championship finals and be the commentator for the Chinese side.  He adds that he knows the Phenix team also really needs her right now, so she needn’t rush to give him an answer.  He points out that the commentating team won’t be leaving until next week anyway so she can discuss things with XK first.  He adds that, that as her parther, he of course hopes that she’ll use her status as a commentator to go with him and participate in the iConquer world championship finals.  Their scene ends with QY promising to give it some consideration.

 

Qiao Xin waits nervously outside of GDV and I can’t help but be reminded of the time when QY also once waited outside for Luo Tian.  How different their circumstances are though, and what different people they are.  When Luo Tian gets out of his car and starts walking towards the office building, Qiao Xin calls out and races up to him.  He asks her why she came again and she answers that she came to apologize to him.  She tells him that she knows she made a lot of mistakes and apologizes.  Luo Tian doesn’t look the least bit inclined to forgive her though and I can’t blame him.  He tells her tha the person she should be apologizing to isn’t him, but QY, VNG, and all her colleagues at GDV who worked diligently [unlike her].  Qiao Xin responds that she’ll go to them and apologize and beg them for their foregiviness, and then asks him to please give her another chance.  She asks him to help her [but help should only be given when it’s deserved and what has Qiao Xin ever done to deserve help????] and says she’s even fine with being an intern.  She promises to work hard and work diligently, but Luo Tian tells her that this was the organizing committee’s decision so he’s unable to help her.  When he tries to walk away, Qiao Xin grabs desperately on to his hard and tells him that she knows she was wrong [the cynic in me can’t help but think that the only reason she now knows she’s in the wrong is because she was caught] and that she was too much of a fool before.  She explains that she was jealous of QY; she was jealous of the fact that she was better than her; and she was jealous that everyone liked her.  She was also jealous of the fact that she (QY) had a lot of things that she didn’t have.  Luo Tian sighs and tells Qiao Xin that she was also the runner up to the “Tomorrow’s Star” competition, which means that whether it was potential or talent, she wasn’t any worse than anyone else.  He adds that she could’ve become a really good commentator and that if they really had to compare them, then he would have to say that QY was more hardworking and knew how to better treasure opportunities.  She also knew how to take things one step at a time.  Crossing his arms, Luo Tian tells Qiao Xin to stop comparing herself with others and that focusing instead on the road beneath her own feet is more important than anything else.  After telling her to take the time to reflect upon herself, he finally walks off.

 

Eventually, Qiao Xin walks back to the parking garage where Director Liu from Planet Video is waiting for her in a car.  He asked her how things went and asks whether Luo Tian was willing to let her go back.  When she doesn’t answer and merely stares straight away, he guesses the answer and and says that since Luo Tian didn’t agree, he’ll invite Director Guo out for a meal that evening and tells Qiao Xin to go home and pretty herself up.  [Gross.]  He also instructs her to say some nice things to him and coax him, but Qiao Xin shakes her head and says it won’t be of any use, as this was the organizing committee’s decision; GDV won’t use her anymore.  Director Liu then complains that he spent a lot of effort getting her into GDV, so he can’t just let things go like this now.  He asks her what she thinks of the idea of them pushing all the blame onto Qi Yue, and Qiao Xin reacts, “Qi Yue?”  Director Guo says everyone hates him now anyway, so she should just say that he egged her into doing this and that maybe this will help her win back some of her popularity.  Qiao Xin asks Director Liu how he could ask her to use such underhanded methods against him and points out that Qi Yue is her boyfriend.  Director Liu reacts, “Qi Yue’s your boyfriend?  Then I advise you to hurry up and break up with him.”  Qiao Xin says she won’t break up with him and he asks her she’s being so foolish.  Qiao Xin agrees that she is foolish and says she was Planet Video’s top host and she was the runner up winner in the “Tomorrow’s Star” competition, she clearly could have relied on her own abilities to stand atop the commentator’s stage.  Director Liu looks annoyed asks if she’s trying to say now that it was all his fault, and Qiao Xin shakes her head.  She says she doesn’t have the right to blame anyone and that she must now reap what she has sown.  She then says that from now on, she doesn’t want to compare herelf to anyone else again and that she’s not going to use underhanded methods to harm others anymore.  She then exits Director Liu’s car and he scrambles to catch up to her.  He reminds her of how he single handledly raised her, of how she wouldn’t have been able to enter GDV without Planet Video, and how her contract is still with Planet Video.  He then says that if she doesn’t do as he instructs, then she shouldn’t even think of appearing before the public again.  In the first correct thing she’s ever done, Qiao Xin walks away without responding.  [Add Director Liu to the growing list of competititors for the “Worst Boss” title.]

 

XK takes a walk with Tony and says he hopes she can cry it out a little as she’s been strained and tense these past past few days, and he’s growing increasingly worried over that.  Tony tells him that sometimes he thinks that God is really being unfair towards her; her love is gone, her career is gone, and now even her health is gone.  He adds that he really doesn’t dare to think about how Miya’s going to live in the future, and tells XK that the only thing they can do now is help Miya to hurry up and get better and what she needs right now is his company.  XK answers that he knows and says he’ll do his best to spend more time with her.  Tony nods and then continues walking, leaving XK to follow.

 

Back inside the hospital, Miya’s phone rings.  She calls out to Karen, her personal assistant, and tells her that her phone is ringing but there’s no one in the room but her.  After calling for Karen several times, Miya ends up getting up herself.  She misses her slippers and then knocks over a cup of water from her bedside table.  When she steps into the water, she yelps and then has to take a moment to calm down before trying to feel her way carefully towards the couch.  Once there, though, she still can’t find the ringing phone and ends up knocking over a bunch of gift boxes that had been piled on the coffee table.  The phone finally stops ringing but as she continues walking, she now bumps into the fallen boxes.  She again calls out for Karen, asking her where she is, and eventually bumps into her guitar case which falls over after she tries to feel her way around it.  Falling to the ground, she runs her hand along the guitar case and tries to pick it up along with herself, but ends up falling down again.  She then hugs the case and cries, still calling out for Karen.  It’s at this moment that XK finally returns.  He rushes in when he sees her crying on the ground and asks her why she’s sitting on the floor.  He tells her not to run around if she can’t see and helps her to stand back up.  Miya pushes him away though and tells him not to touch her.  She tells him that she doesn’t need him to take care of her and that she doesn’t want his sympathy.  Pushing him away, she again tells XK to leave.  XK holds on to her though and tells her calm down.  He says that with her being this way, he can’t leave, and Miya again cries that she doesn’t want his sympathy.  Eventually, she gives up the fight and raps her first against his chest as she tells him to leave. She then hugs him while crying and asks him what she should do.  [I have to interject in this moment to offer my kudos to Wang Yibo and his acting skills in this scene.  Is it just me but rather than him looking in love or even concerne in this scene, I feel like he looks more resigned.  What do you guys think?]  She then tells him that the last time she couldn’t see, he kept her company and so she wasn’t scared.  But now, she doesn’t have anything.  XK then responds, “Miya, aren’t I still with you now?” and that’s when QY arrives outside Miya’s hospital room with a large bouquet and a smile on her face – a smile that quickly falls when she sees the scene waiting for her inside.  She sees how they’re embraced and hears XK tell Miya that until her eyes are better, he’ll continue taking care of her.  Miya asks sobbingly what will happen if her eyes never get better, whether he’ll be able to stay by her side forever, and whether he’s willing to be with her forever.  Not wanting to hear the answer, QY leaves hurriedly. 

 

QY walks home lost in her thoughts and arrives back to the Phenix training base just as Shu Wen and Sun Ge are exiting.  Shu Wen greets her by commenting that she’s back and Sun Ge tells her to hurry up and go inside as there’s good news waiting for her inside.  He then tells her that he and Shu Wen are going to buy some groceries so they can make her favorite dishes for dinner that night and celebrate her properly.  In a shaky voice, QY offers her thanks to the both of them and Shu Wen asks why she’s being so polite.  She then urges QY to hurry inside.  Sun Ge also tells her to hurry inside and says they’ll be back soon. 

 

Inside, Xia Ling’s working on his laptop and YX is playing with the stuffed puppy pretending like it’s making kungfu moves.  YY sits next to him and hits at the puppy with the stuffed animal that’s in her hand and asks if he’s a fool or what.  She then asks teasingly if YX thinks he looks like the puppy, and YX asks how the puppy can be as good looking as him.  As YY laughs and asks how he can be so narcissistic, QY returns all mopey and down.  YX notices her first, followed by YY and Xia Ling.  YY bounces over all excited and tells her she has good news to share with her – today, the iConquer organizing committee released an official statement that they finished their investigations and the matter of the leaked strategy was committed by Qiao Xin and Qi Yue.  She asks what QY thinks of that and whether she’s happy, and Xia Ling adds that GDV has also released an official statement apologizing to her.  YX then chimes in saying that Reporter Lu (YY) has already predicted that tomorrow’s headlines will announce everything to the entire world.  YY smiles at him and then turns back to QY finally noticing that she doesn’t look as excited as they would have expected.  She asks QY what’s wrong and why she isn’t reacting to such happy news.  [I love how even PX is looking over from the kitchen with curious concern.]  QY says it’s nothing and gives the excuse that she’d already heard it from Luo Tian.  YY laughs and says, “Oh,” and then tells her that Sun Ge and Shu went to buy groceries and that Sun Ge will be cooking today so they’ll be able to have a big meal.  YX starts salivating over the idea of Sun Ge’s stewed pork ribs and cluelessly announces that he’s going to call XK back; this results in him earning a pointed look from YY while Xia Ling places his hand around his shoulders.  QY tells them she’s going to change her outfit and YY can only watch her walk away while YX slaps his cheek in self-punishment.  When the door closes behind QY, YY confronts YX with her hands on her waist.  When she launches herself at him with a pointed finger and starts to say, “You,” Xia Ling jumps back [almost comically] and YX holds up his hands in surrender as he says he didn’t meant to do that on purpose.  Not wanting to get dragged into their fight, Xia Ling asks PX what he’s doing and runs away.  YY then starts beating YX up again and grabs him by the ear, telling him to stand up. Poor XY.  He always bears the brunt of YY’s ire when we all know it’s really XK whom she’s upset with.  She asks YX how his intel gathering has been going and asks what’s going on between XK and QY. YX whispers that ever since MIya was hospitalized, XK has never returned during the daytime and only returns in the middle of night.  He then adds, “You don’t even even have to talk about us, even QY has only exchanged a few words with him.”  YY grouses, “That JXK,” and then tells YX that she’s going to go in and check on QY.

 

Inside her bedroom, QY sits with her arms around her stuffed bunny.  She flashes back to the sobbing scene inside Miya’s hospital room and sheds her own tears.  When YY knocks on the door and says she’s coming in, she quickly wipes them away.  [Side note: I love the sign hanging on the back of QY’s door, “Follow your dreams.  They know the way.”  It’s a fitting detail for this drama given how often they talk about pursuing their dreams.]  YY, of course, is hardly fooled when she walks in and sees her friend.  She asks QY if she’s okay and QY shakes her head.  She then takes a seat on the bed next to QY and asks why she hasn’t said anythign to her if she has something weighing on her mind.  QY answers that she didn’t want to give her more trouble when she knows how busy she is, and YY can’t help but laugh at that as she asks what she’s busy with.  She tells QY that if she disappeared for two days, the magazine where she works probably wouldn’t even notice.  QY smiles at the thought but after a pause tells YY that she has something she wants to discuss with her.  YY asks her what she wants to talk to her about, and QY tells her that Luo Tian wants her to go back to GDV and work with him as a commentator at the world championships.  YY reacts, “Really?  They’re going to let you be the commentator for the Chinese side?”  QY nods and says, “With Luo Tian.”  YY stands up excitedly and says this is great, and tells QY that her luck is finally turning.  But then a thought occurs to her and she says, “That’s not right.”  She then asks QY what will happen to Phenix if she leaves and who will be the team leader.  QY answers, “Actually, it doesn’t matter right now whether Phenix has me around or not,” and says that what XK can’t handle, there’s still PX and Sun Ge [who would be able to handle things in his stead].  YY’s surprised to hear PX’s name in that mix and QY tells her that the current PX is a far cry from his former self.  She adds that with XK having been absent, PX could be considered half a captain at this point, and says, “Actually, Phenix doesn’t need me at all right now.”  [Ugh, my heart is breaking right now because we can all read between the lines and know that what she’s really saying is that XK doesn’t need her right now.  But that’s not true.  He does need her.  He’s just being a blockhead and not communicating with her.]  YY then asks QY to be honest with her and asks her to tell her what’s really going on with her and JXK.  She asks whether XK and Miya have reignited their former relationship and instead of answering the question, QY tells her not to have wild thoughts.  She then says that the fact that Phenix has been able to reach its current place means that she has completed her mission, so she ought to return to the stage of her dreams.  YY sighs and says that even though she’s never been in a relationship, she can understand how QY feels right now.  She adds that it doesn’t do the three of them any good to keep on dragging things out as they are, but reassures QY that she’ll always support her no matter what she decides to do.  QY thanks YY and YY gives her a hug, telling her that “our Little Ying Zi” is the best so she shouldn’t be unhappy anymore and reassures that she’ll always be by her side.  [I love these two friends!] 

 

Dawn is breaking by the time YX wakes up from where he’s been sleeping on the couch and sees XK walking through the entry hallway.  He calls out to his “Kong Ge” and asks why he’s only just returning and XK, in turn, asks after the others.  YX looks around himself and asks why he’s sleeping there.  He checks the time on his watch and then tells XK that last night, they gave QY a celebration so everyone went to bed late.  XK asks what they celebrated and YX, who’d been about to put on his shoes, looks up at him in surprise and asks, “You don’t know?”  As he puts on his shoes, he explains that the matter of the leaked strategy has been investigated and cleared up, and both GDV and the iConquer organizing committee have apologized to QY.  XK looks towards QY’s room and then asks YX why he didn’t tell him about about it.  YX says, quite pointedly, that he thought he knew already and then stands up from the couch, taking a few glances in the direction of QY’s room before pulling XK aside and saying, “I have to say a few things about you.  You’ve gone too far lately.  You really haven’t been paying enough attention to QY.”  YX sighs and then points to the kitchen table which has been laid out with breakfast already.  He tells XK to take a look and comments on what a great young lady QY is.  He glances at his watch and says, “Look what time it is; she’s even got breakfast ready already.”  He then walks over to the kitchen table and that’s when he notices that in addition to breakfast, there are a pile of cards sitting on the table.  YX picks them up and says, “This…” he hands one to XK and then rifles through all the cards asking why there’s one addressed to each one of them.  XK opens his and after he reads the letter, he goes running in the direction of QY’s room.  YX asks what’s going on, but XK just knocks on her door.  When she doesn’t answer, he opens the door and finds it emptied of QY’s belongings.  YX asks behind him, “Where is she?” and XK looks around some more before walking back out and asking YX, “Where is she?”  YX answers that he doesn’t know and says she was still around last night.  Sun Ge has woken up by now and calls down from the second floor, asking YX what’s going on.  YX asks him if he’s seen QY and Sun Ge says no.  Sun Ge then notes that XK’s back, but YX (like XK) is still focused on the missing QY.  He says this is impossible and tells Sun Ge that he went to bed later than him last night.  As XK walks back into QY’s room to look around, we hear Sun Ge agree with YX’s statement and say that she was still around last night.  Both YX and Sun Ge pop back into the doorway of QY’s room.  When YX would walk in after XK, Sun Ge pulls him back.  Both PX and Xia Ling come downstairs now and Xia Ling asks where his sister went.  YX leads Sun Ge back to the kitchen table while Sun Ge asks when XK returned, and when Xia Ling keeps calling out for his sister, YX tells him and PX to come over [and join him at the kitchen table].  He then tells them that QY’s left and that she left each of them a letter.

 

Everybody takes an envelope and spreads around the living room to read their letters.  In a flashback, we see QY sitting down in the middle of the night to write her letters.  She looks at a framed photo on her desk first before picking up her pen and although we don’t get to see the photograph at first, as she begins to write, we see that it’s a picture of her along with the Phenix members standing in front of the team’s logo.  [As an additional side note, I would point out that Asian stationary is notorious for having random phrases in English that often don’t even make sense.  I find it incredibly fitting that the drama managed to find one where at the top, it says, “Waiting for you.”  Coincidence or do we think the prop department chose it on purpose?]  In the first letter, QY tells Sun Ge that she’s already discussed things with Shu Wen and continuing forward, she’ll be taking over the role of the team’s leader.  [There’s actually more to his letter, but that’s the only part we hear in her voiceover.  If I squint really hard and try to decipher her handwriting, the remainder of the letter says she trusts everything will go well and asks him and Shu Wen to take care of the team.]  In her letter to YX, QY tells him that she’s washed all his smelly socks.  In total, there are 18 pairs, which means he should have enough to swap out every day until the world championship finals.  She also tells him that if he won’t seize the opportunity with YY, she’s on the verge confessing for him.  In QY’s letter to PX (the only one we don’t get to see), she tells him to turn around and take a look behind him; there are so many teammates behind him, he’ll never have to find his find the path by himself fagain.  As for her little brother, QY tells Xia Ling that from the moment he cast aside his crutches at the championship finals, she knew then he’d never let himself be knocked down by anything else again.  She tells him to “jia you” and that she’ll be waiting for him at the world championship finals.  She also adds a P.S. and notes that Gu Jia Yi (the girl he likes) came personally to the competition site to cheer him on.  She asks whether he shouldn’t also give a little indication [as to how he feels about her].  When QY voiceover to Xia Ling finishes, YX asks if QY really left just like that; without even a farewell.  PX observes that saying farewell face to face is even harder to bear, and YX asks if he should ask YY.  Sun Ge, however, tells him to let them resolve their own problems. 

 

Finally, we get to hear QY’s letter to XK, which he reads in her now empty bedroom.  She tells him, “XK, by the time you read this letter, I’ll have already left.  I’m grateful to the heavens for letting us meet each other when we were at the lowest points of our lives.  We joined hands to get past the wind and rain (i.e., trials and tribulations).  Now, you have things you need to do and responsibilities you need to bear.  I don’t want to become something that ties you up.  As for me, I’ve received an invitation from GDV to be this year’s Chinese commentator for the world championship finals.  I’m sure you will be happy for me that I’m reviving my dreams.  No matter what happens in the future, I will never forget our promise to go to the top of the world and see even nicer sceneries.  I’ll see you at the world championship finals.”  After XK finishes the letter, we see QY packing her bags.  When she picks up the picture of herself with the Phenix team members, she starts to flash back to all the moments that she’s shared with XK, starting from the first time they met at the prior year’s world championships when he’d tied his jacket around her waist.  That’s followed by the time he swung her out of the way of a bicyclist, resulting in her landing in his arms.  And then we see him slamming his motorcycle helmet against Zhao Yang’s windshield before carrying her home because she’s upset and drunk that same night.  We relive the moment where they’d listened to his music together at Hellolala Pink Café, as well as the cake that he’d gifted her after they became an official couple.  She then remembers the kiss he’d given her when she thought he’d fainted and the Minnie Mouse ears he’d placed on her head when they spent the day at Disneyland.  In a voiceover, we recall that time when QY had told XK that she had faith in him that he would one day stand at the top of the world and how XK had responded that when that day happens, he hoped it would be her who stood on the commentator’s stage telling everyone that it was a Chinese team who had won the world championship title.  The voiceover concludes with QY telling him that’s a deal, and during the entire voiceover we got scenes of when she’d landed in his lap after he held the product placement face mask out of her reach, of her kissing him after she tracked him down to Hellolala Pink Café following the whole leaked strategy thing, and the fist bump they’d given each other when they made their promise.  Finally, QY walks out of her bedroom with her suitcase in tow [and I can’t help but observe that her bedroom is a lot more decorated compared to how XK and YX find it several hours later – that has been bugging me since the first time I watched this episode, LOL]. 

 

Speaking of Hellolala Pink Café, XK is now sitting there by himself.  The waiter delivers a cup of coffee (no strawberry milk today) and asks XK why he’s there by himself today and where his girlfriend is.  XK shakes his head ever so slightly and the poor waiter walks away awkwardly.  [I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, they are soooo going to have to invite this waiter to their wedding one day, LOL.] 

 

Back at YY’s apartment, YY paces while QY packs her suitcase.  YY finally stops in her pacing to observe in annoyance that QY’s about to leave and XK still hasn’t contacted her.  She calls him a bastard and asks if he really is planning on taking care of Miya for the rest of her life.  QY finally straightens from her packing and tells YY that’s enough.  She tells YY that he’s just doing what he ought to be doing, and then changes the subject by telling YY she’ll be leaving in a little bit.  She tells YY to take care of herself and remember to sleep early.  YY tells her not to worry about her and that she’ll walk her down when the car arrives in a bit.  She then tells QY that she’s heading back upstairs to change her clothes (since she’s wearing her PJs) and QY tells her to go ahead. 

 

After YY leaves, the camera returns to the Hellolala Pink Café where we see XK pick up his phone.  He thinks for a moment and then begins to type.  QY’s phone signals an incoming message and that’s when we see what XK had been typing, “Take good care of yourself.”  We can see how QY’s trying not to be bothered by the fact that this is all the message she received from him, and then she writes back, “You should also take good care of yourself.”  XK receives her reply and puts down his phone.

 

The next morning, PX and Sun Ge are busy preparing breakfast while YX sleeps at the kitchen table.  Xia Ling comes down the stairs and bids everyone good morning while stretching out his arms.  Sun Ge tells him to eat breakfast and Xia Ling greets YX by patting him on the back.  When YX just murmurs in his sleep, Sun Ge puts a plate of food down in front of Xia Ling and tells him to eat while he wakes up YX.  He then brings over a bell and rings it right next to YX’s head.  He sits up immediately with the stuffed puppy in his arms.  Pulling a plate of toast closer to YX, Sun Ge tells him to wake up and have some breakfast.  YX asks who was snoring last night and complains that it was so noisy he couldn’t sleep even in the middle of the night.  He asks Sun Ge if it was him, and Sun Ge answers that it definitely wasn’t him.  YX tells him not to lie and says that once people get up there in years, they like to snore.  Shu Wen arrives at that moment and comments that their breakfast isn’t bad.  Sun Ge says, “You’re here,” and the others also stand to welcome Shu Wen.  She compliments them by saying, “How nice,” and observes that it looks like they’re able to get by by themselves just fine.  Xia Ling nods his head in confusion while YX’s still struggling to keep his eyes open.  She asks if PX made breakfast and he answers that he and Sun Ge made it together.  After smiling at Sun Ge, she tells them that in the future, they can focus on their training while she takes care of things like breakfast.  The members exchange glances with each other and PX says, “Okay!” before leading the others to clap their hands at this announcement.  Xia Ling, who’s still confused, asks Shu Wen if she’s going to be their team leader, and when YX hears his question, he finally wakes up and reacts with a, “What?” sound.  YX looks at the others and PX nods his head.  Shu Wen asks, “What?  Am I not welcome?” and YX and Xia Ling immediately answer that’s not the case and that she’s welcome.  [LOL.  She’s got these two by the chains, that’s for sure.]  Shu Wen then tells YX, “Oh, that’s right.  QY told me all about yours and Xia Ling’s little bad habits,” and the two of them protest the notion that they would have any bad habits.  They insist they’re well-behaved and then YX turns to Xia Ling and mutters that they’re doomed because now an even more terrifying one has come.  Xia Ling puts his arms around YX and then starts to tattle to Shu Wen that YX said she was… and YX hits him on the chest and finishes that they of course welcome her.  She tells him to cut the crap and then looks at her watch, announcing that they have three minutes left to finish their breakfast as they’ll start their training promptly at 8 am.  YX salutes her and says he’ll do as she bids and then immediately sits down at the table, shoving his breakfast into his mouth.

 

Luo Tian and QY walk through a sporting arena and he tells her that this will be the venue for the world championship finals.  He introduces her to where they’ll be sitting to do their commentating and she smiles over it, describing it as very cool.  He agrees by asking, “Not bad, right?” and turns around in the direction of the audience and asks her to imagine how from this angle, all the audience members will be shouting out their encouragement and cheers.  QY tells him that it feel like a lot has changed in just one year and says that one year ago, she was still just a minor host at Planet Video; one who thought she was good enough to come to the finals to do a live broadcast after playing only a few iConquer matches.  Luo Tian responds by asking, “Who would’ve thought that that foolish girl who was laughed at by everybody back then would be able to become a commentator for the iConquer world championship finals.”  QY answers that if she were to be honest, he really was her idol back then and Luo Tian asks how she became his partner now.  She answers that she worked hard and they both laugh and smile.  Luo Tian then tells her that starting from tomorrow, they’ll begin their official preparations and QY asks, “What?  Are you afraid I’ll drop the ball?”  Luo Tian, however, tells her that she stopped being a long time ago the QY who waited for him outside GDV in the rain just to give him a game replay video, and adds that her current understanding of the iConquer game is no less than anyone else.  He also tells her that the the videos she gave him during the time that she was operating at the Phenix team’s leader were especially exciting.  Hearing the name “Phenix” dampens QY’s mood considerably and Luo Tian tells her that he heard about what happened between her and XK.  He offers to be her most faithful listener if she ever wants to talk about it, but QY doesn’t say anything at first and plays with one of the headsets first before telling him that it’s weird but she doesn’t seem to feel that sad.  [LIES!]  She then says, “Becoming acquainted with him is the best thing that’s ever happened in my life.  He launched me towards my dreams and taught me how to appreciate the meaning of better sceneries, which gave me the courage to climb over even higher mountains.”  Luo Tian nods and then changes the subject by suggesting they keep on going to have a look at some other area of the venue. 

 

At the hospital, Miya reclines in bed with the laptop next to her.  She’s listening to one of Phenix’s old matches.  Tony walks in with a plate of fruit and asks why she’s listening to these [videos] again and Miya answers that she wants to better understand XK.  She says it’s like having him next to her and Tony tells her that’s enough.  Closing the laptop, he tells her to get some rest and stop listening.  Miya grabs the laptop back though and that’s when Tony realizes, she can see.  Happy by this discovery he tells her to wait while he goes to call the doctor, but Miya lunges after him and asks if he can help her keep this secret for now. 

 

XK is sitting by himself on the back patio when Sun Ge arrives with two bottles of beer.  He asks what XK’s thinking about and passes one of the bottles to him, telling him to have a drink.  XK looks down and it occurs to Sun Ge to share that Luo Tian had called him that afternoon to tell him that he and QY already checked into the hotel arranged by the competition.  XK responds that so long as everything’s going smoothly for her, that’s fine.  After he watches XK take a swig of his beer, Sun Ge comments, “Miya and QY.  One side is responsibility and the other is love.  It’s a difficult choice.”  XK sighs and then coughs before taking another pull from his bottle.  Sun Ge also drinks from his bottle and then says, “QY’s choice to leave was because she wanted to give you enough space and didn’t want you attending the competition while being weighed down with a lot on your mind.”  XK finally speaks and says he knows, and that actually, he’s not as confused as she thought.  He confesses that that’s why originally, he was going to stop her yesterday and tell her that he had never changed his commitment towards her.  He sighs and tells Sun Ge that all he wants is to hold her hand and walk together with her to the top of the world, but it was just until everything was settled with Miya, he didn’t want his committemnt to turn into her burden either.  He also didn’t want her to, because of him, give up her dream of being a commentator.  Sun Ge observes “The two of you… you think too much.  You’re both too considerate of each other.  But I have to remind/warn you of something, you better not be like how I was back then– keeping what I wanted to say inside my heart and missing out on all the years with the person I loved most because I was too rigid.  XK reassures that he won’t be like that and tells Sun Ge that he’ll settle everything properly and that he won’t give up on her.  Sun Ge nods and says, “I trust you.  Drink up.”

 

At the hospital the next day, Tony and XK meet with Miya’s doctor.  XK asks how Miya’s doing now and the doctor tells him that Miya just had an examination that morning and the blood clot in her head has reduced by quite a bit.  XK asks how her eyes are doing then and the doctor tells him that even though the blood clot has reduced in size, her clinical symptoms are as they were before and haven’t gotten better.  He says there are only two reasons for this and when XK asks him what those are, he elaborates and explains that one of them is psychologically related and that usually goes away naturally over time.  The other reason, though, is that her visual nerve may be permanently damaged.  XK asks if what he’s saying is that she might never recover and the doctor nods his head at that possibility.  Poor XK looks stunned and Tony can only stand quietly by the side. 

 

XK goes to check on Miya and can only stand there watching her as she lies in bed wearing earphones.  It’s not until she reaches for her cup of water on the side table and fumbles that XK announces his presence by hurrying over to help her.  As he fills her cup with water, he asks why she won’t call for a nurse and Miya removes the earphones and asks, “XK?”  He puts the cup of water in her hands and tells her that lately he’s been busy training for the competition, so he hasn’t had the time to come see her.  Miya tells him that’s okay because the competition is important.  She asks him when the competition will begin and he tells her tomorrow afternoon.  She comments that she really wishes she could go to the competition site to watch him compete and XK tells her, “You will, after your eyes recover.”  Miya doesn’t want to wait though [because she can see!] and tells him, ‘Actually, I could go now.  Even if I just sit in the audience and listen, I really want to be there in persont to witness the moment you win the championship title.”  XK tells her to wait until he makes it into the finals then and says he’ll invite her to watch then.  Miya reacts, “Really?” and XK makes a noise of promise.  She says, “Okay,” and smiles with happiness as she drinks her water.  Tony walks past the doorway then and watches XK help her set the cup aside.  [The background music suggests that he knows this is not right, and it’s not!]  Miya tells XK that she heard from Tony that the matter of the leaked strategy was all cleared up and QY returned to GDV.  XK tells her that QY’s now the Chinese commentator for the world championship finals and Miya asks if QY left Phenix because of her.  Rather than answering the question directly, XK tells Miya that being a commentator has always been her (QY’s) dream so she shouldn’t overthink things.  Miya then tells XK that with him being so busy, he actually doesn’t have to come visit her.  She tells him that it’s not his fault that she can’t see and that he needn’t feel guilty.  XK, however, tells Miya that until her eyes are rbetter, he’ll take care of her.  Miya smiles and sits up, feeling around for for his hand.  When she finally finds it, she thanks him and says that if it weren’t for him, she wouldn’t know what to do.  XK looks at her and then looks past her, and that’s when he notices there’s a mirror tucked under her pillow.  He looks back at Miya speculatively and then the episode ends with him looking back at the mirror.

 

End

 

 

Head Pat Count (episode): 0

Head Pat Count (total): 11

 

 Fist Bump Count (episode): 0

Fist Bump Count (total): 7

 

 

Thoughts:
 

Spoiler

 

This episode makes me want to bang my head against the wall a lot.  But maybe not for the reasons you would think.  Usually, when I'm gnashing my teeth over something in a drama it's because I'm frustrated and I don't understand why characters are behaving as they are.  Here, I actually do understand, so while their actions may frustrate me, I'm empathetic as well.  We'll start with Miya, since that's the easiest one to talk about.  It'd be easy enough to label her as the typical, evil second lead the minute she decided to lie about her eyesight returning, but any way you look at Miya, I can't think of her in those terms, not even with this deception.  As we've discussed previously, I think she deserves our pity more than our scorn.  She is literally a peron with nothing apart from her fame.  Now, with this injury, her only silver lining is that it brings XK back to her side.  No wonder she's grasping at straws.  It's just unfortunate - and frankly, sad  - that she can't see how it's responsibility that's making him stay rather than love.  Having said that, I do think XK still loves her and always will.  But the love he has for her now is more of the affectionate kind, the one you'd feel for a friend or someone you once really cared about.  The person he's in love with, however, is not Miya; that would be QY.

 

Since I've started talking about XK, we might as well tackle him next.  I've read comments that take XK to task for returning to his ex-girlfriend at a time like this and to that I would say, I would think actually think less of him if he had just let Miya be by herself.  And I bet QY would feel the same way.  After all, it's his sense of loyalty and responsibility that has him helping to take care of Miya, and those are the very same qualities that we love and admire in him as a character.  So of course he should be helping to take care of Miya right now.  But as we've also always said about XK, his strengths are his weaknesses too -- and that is what I will always find frustrating about this episode.  How I wish he would've just communicated with QY; that was all she needed from him.  She already knew about Miya, she understood the guilt and responsibility that he felt, and she would've helped him, if he would only let her.  But of course, as we would later learn from his conversation with Sun Ge, that's precisely why he closed himself off.  He didn't want his burdens to become her burdens, except, that's what a couple does -- they share their burdens!  Sigh.

 

Now that I've finished criticizing XK, I must say one thing in praise of him and that is his steadfastedness towards QY.  His talk with Sun Ge at the end of this episode is one of my favorite scenes of this episode.  I love how he reveals that he was never conflicted and that it's always been QY for him, just as I like knowing that actually, he did want to call her back.  It was only the fact that he didn't want to stand in the way of her dreams that he let her go, even if that meant letting her go with a misperception.  Sun Ge truly said it best when he said their problems was that they were too considerate of each other.

 

If there's any silver lining to this whole second fiasco with Miya, I would say it's that we get to see QY's strength of character.  She makes a hard decision when she leaves the Phenix team, and I love that she chose to do so because it was for XK's sake and not her own.  Certainly, having a place to go (i.e., returning to GDV) probably helped to ease that decision, but it can't be denied either that but for this situation, the odds were more in favor of QY choosing to remain with the team.  Thanks to her decision, we also got to see some beautiful moments through her letter writing, and I was especially touched by what she had to say to XK just as I was equally touched by what she later said to Luo Tian regarding how much XK meant to her.  Those were some sweet, sweet moments.  [Who says this drama has no romance???]'

 

Finally, I can't end a discussion about this drama without saying something about YX.  I love, love, love when he called XK to the carpet over QY and was firmly in her corner.  If that's not being a good friend, I don't know what is!

 

 

 

P.S. Only two more eps to go!  :o

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On 9/3/2019 at 8:54 AM, raziela said:

Yes, the commentators seemed so biased towards the Chinese side but I guess they were commentating for a Chinese channel and that type of jingoistic attitude seems to be standard for anything where China is competing against the rest of the world. I think it's probably a requirement by the Chinese censorship board too.

I think they were bias towards the Chinese side but I don't think they were unfairly so? They had no issue praising the opposing team or criticising JXK (from people who don't know him, since that's the set up). It's not a requirement by the NRTA by any means lol, being nationalistic helps, but I think it's hard not to be nationalistic in these kind of competitive stories, it's one of the central themes. NRTA does require main character to have positive values (no anti-hero or grey morality protagonist, side character is okay).

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@themarchioness Thank you so much for the recap.  Two more eps to go to complete the Head Pat and Fist Pump count (love that you have kept a running total :D)  just wanted to say I appreciate all the little details you notice even down to the words on the sign in QY's room.

 - This is the first episode where I was disappointed in XK.  I understand he was in a difficult position and felt guilty and obligated to help Miya but doesn't he also have a commitment to his girlfriend? To the team he was neglecting to practice with? QY is a very understanding and mature girlfriend.  All he had to do was communicate with her a little instead of completely shutting her out. Bad XK-_-

- so glad Luo Tian told that the scheming Qiao Xin the truth about herself and set her straight.  I'm not sure how convincing i found QX suddenly seeing the error of her ways but it's good she finally gets it.

21 hours ago, themarchioness said:

[I have to interject in this moment to offer my kudos to Wang Yibo and his acting skills in this scene.  Is it just me but rather than him looking in love or even concerne in this scene, I feel like he looks more resigned.  What do you guys think?]

That's totally the emotion I got from that scene too.  Good acting by Wang Yibo. 

- This whole storyline is so annoying because up to her return I thought Miya was quite a reasonable and sympathetic female second lead.  But her behaviour after the accident was just ridiculous. Was she just planning to pretend to be blind forever or just for a few more months, years and suddenly regain her sight?  Did she think guilt and duty was going to turn into true love eventually? It also caused unnecessary angst and robbed us of the precious little OTP onscreen time after our totally-just-friends-OTP finally became official-girlfriend-and-boyfriend-OTP!!!  I believe you and @skibbies were discussing earlier how this plotline was essentially a plot vehicle to push QY back into commentating but I wish the drama had managed it in a more natural way without the frustrating eleventh hour re-appearance of the ex.

 

21 hours ago, themarchioness said:

[I love how even PX is looking over from the kitchen with curious concern.] 

- Xia Ling is such a good little brother worrying about his sister.

- I love that Lin Yi Xuan wasn't above calling even his beloved "Kong Ge" for his neglect of QY.

- Sun Ge with his great advice to XK

In conclusion: Team Phoenix are the best!

- YY and YX are such awesome best friends of the leads.  It was so cute when they were waiting for QY to get home and they were fighting with the stuffed toys. Also I noticed we didn't see much YY once XK and QY got together so it was nice to see her again in this episode.

- Thanks for translating more of the QY's goodbye letters.  From the subs I was surprised her message to Sun Ge especially was so brief and impersonal.

- I agree with you it was fantastic seeing QY's strength of character in making the decision to leave.  I was also thrilled QY decides to chase her commentating dream again.  So glad she had Luo Tian in her corner and he didn't give up on her or investigating the leaking allegations.  

- It was great QY helped Team Phoenix make it so far but I didn't want to see her stuck in a role that wasn't her passion.  She was basically the manager doing all the chores and admin so the team could get on with gaming.  As much as i love Team Phoenix I did NOT want see XY wasting her abilities doing YX's dirty laundry and making the team's breakfast for the reminder of their professional career.

 

9 hours ago, skibbies said:

I think they were bias towards the Chinese side but I don't think they were unfairly so? They had no issue praising the opposing team or criticising JXK (from people who don't know him, since that's the set up). It's not a requirement by the NRTA by any means lol, being nationalistic helps, but I think it's hard not to be nationalistic in these kind of competitive stories, it's one of the central themes. NRTA does require main character to have positive values (no anti-hero or grey morality protagonist, side character is okay).

It's just an overall feel throughout the whole drama right down to the second to the last scene where Gu Fang and XY leave their championship ring on the trophy to "signify China's glory in iCONQUER' but it is to be expected in this genre.

Thanks for describing the NRTA requirements. I wonder if that ever gets frustrating for some lead actors who want to stretch their acting chops.  Some of the most famous and legendary performances have been playing anti-heroes and morally grey characters.

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Hi everyone, I'm a new member! :) I watched the whole episodes on this drama with English subtitles and without it. I really enjoy the drama, especially because of Wang Yibo. I enjoyed him in The Untamed (but I knew him from a Chinese-Korean boy group, UNIQ), so after I was done with that drama, I came to watch this and I must say that I really loved the chemistry between the main leads and their best friends are the best friends they have :) As I found this website, I came here in a light of speed haha If you guys don't mind, I would like to make friends with 'Gank Your Heart' fandom here :) 

 

PS. Have anyone here read the novel of this drama? I would like to know if Ji Xiang Kong is Qiu Ying's first love or first relationship because she doesn't mention about her past love life, except for her family past. She also never said that Xiang Kong's her first love nor have she mentioned that she never had a relationship before Xiang Kong, not even her best friend mentioned it. So I would like to know if anyone knows, and thank you :) 

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On 9/8/2019 at 4:30 PM, starangel001 said:

 

 

May you translate this, please? I can't read Chinese, and thank you :) 

 

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Starting with Ji Xiang Kong in the middle, with Gu Fang in top left is 伯乐 Bo Le, as in he discoverd JXK's talent? former captain.

Sun Yi: teammate, senior/senpai/sunbae.

Miya: First love

Shu Wen: team coach

Qi Yue: Compete against each other

Qiu Ying: Couple that likes to act (lol. it's mostly referencing the early episodes)

Xia Ling: anti-fan (lol)

Lin Yi Xuan: Only fan. (as in when you are fan of the person, not his ship or his team, fandom term, tell me if there's an actual english term, I'm doing literal translation lol)

Pei Xi: Career fan. (fandom term. only cares about JXK's career)

Zhao Yang:  thorn in the flesh/pain the butt

 

Qiu Ying's relationship with Miya: love rivals

Qiao Xin: Compete against each other

Luo Tian: Shifu/mentor

Lu Yiyi: Bestfriends

Xia Ling: Absolute siscon (lol)

 

Gu Fang & Sun Yi: Good friend + former teammates

Sun Yi & Shu Wen: former teammates with a story

Shu Wen and Qi Yue; team coach

Qi Yue & Qiao Xin: Underground dating

Qiao Xin & Luo Tian: boss

Luo Tian & Summer: Good friend + former teammates

Summer & Pei Xi: Cousins

Pei Xi & Zhao Yang:  person he's trying to win over (the arrows are weird, I think it should be the other way around...but whatever)

Pei Xi & Lin Yi Xuan: teammate

Pei Xi & Xia Lin: idol

Lin Yi Xuan & Lu Yiyi: love-hate couple that's always arguing

 

Re: Qiu Ying in the book, I'm still in only 1/3 way through, so far there's no indication she had an ex. She's also still in university, studying broadcasting & media or something, so it's possible she's never been in a relationship before.  Lu Yiyi in the book is also a new friend she made, not a bestie she's had for a while.

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Sorry for the lack of recaps this weekend, my friends.  It's hard to believe but I started recapping this drama at the end of June and in a blink of an eye, the summer has passed and it is already September!  I never imagined it would take me this long, but so it has... Meanwhile, September is the busiest time of the year for me at work, so even though there are only two episodes remaining it may take me a little longer.  As always, I will endeavor to do my best and only hope that the few of us who are here keep checking back.  ;)  

 

Now to catch up on some posts from this past week...

 

@raziela, I am also addicted to the opening song -- and all the songs in the OST!  I listen to the soundtrack often because I love it so much.  I pretty much nodded along to everything you wrote last Sunday (9/1).  Like you I never imagined I would come to love this drama as I have.  It still amazes me to think how this drama was never even on my radar and it was only by chance and on a whim that I started watching; now, it's become my drama of Summer 2019!  LOL.  I also never imagined I would be so entertained by a sport I know absolutely nothing about, e-sports, but I was!  It was thrilling and more than anything, it was watching the teamwork and friendships that was so captivating.  I'm so glad all of us decided to give it a try, haha.  [As a side note re: e-sports, this past weekend, I read the available translations for Gu Man's newest web novel/book, "You're My Glory," and all I can say is I wish I'd read that before recapping this drama.  The video game played in that book is the same type as in GYH, and it would've made my life a lot easier to know the terminology beforehand.  :P]

 

I'm also glad to hear, @raziela, that you found my recaps helpful (and entertaining -- I can't help myself sometimes when it comes to those bracket comments, haha!)  I also agree with you that @lynne22 has the best pictures and gifs.  Here's hoping she can find time to bring us more, soon!  Sounds like work is keeping all of us busy right now though.  :( 

 

On 9/1/2019 at 4:57 PM, raziela said:

It also says a lot for this drama that I ended up loving the Pioneer team almost as much as the various members of Team Legends/VNG/Ph(o!)enix (except I never really warmed to Gu Fang mainly because I thought his actor was weak and Li Gan can just get lost:P).

 

For me, I wouldn't say that Gu Fang was weak but rather, we just never really saw him.  After he retired, he left the country for vacation and just kind of disappeared.  Apart from seeing him in a flashback, when we learned how XK was recruited to the Legends team, we didn't see him again until after XK left VNG and started building his own team.  But even then, apart from helping Phenix with their training, he never attended their competitions (unlike Shu Wen and Summer) until the world championships.  It's always seemed kind of odd to me that he didn't attend the Phenix competitions.  Sure, Summer had a vested interest in PX and Shu Wen had one in Sun Ge, but family and romantic relationships aside, Gu Fang was close with everyone on Phenix, too!  I can only assume it was logistics - like the drama not wanting to pay the actor more than necessary - that kept him away, and not Gu Fang personally who stayed away.  As for Li Gan  . . . the less said about him the better.  :P 

 

On 9/1/2019 at 4:57 PM, raziela said:

Like @skibbies mentioned in an earlier post I loved that Qiu Ying was a female lead with a professional dream, a boyfriend who supported and encouraged her professionally and who pursued her dream to the end.  I'm disappointed to read that isn't the case in the novel and she doesn't get back into commentating.

 

Definitely the fact that both leads in this drama were dedicated and hardworking individuals, working to build a career, was a highlight for me as well.  As for the book version of QY, maybe @skibbies can provide more information as she continues reading the book as to why QY makes that decision, but even without knowing more, I don't know that I find it disappointing.  People's dreams and visions can change and adapt according to circumstances.  Frankly, that was the case for QY even in the drama.  Being a commentator wasn't her idea originally but something XK  suggested.  She was already on a similar path, but at crossroads when he raised the idea and she latched on to it.  Why then couldn't she switch gears in the book if she felt she had more purpose being a leader/manager for the team?  I think it's more important knowing that QY is living with usefulness and purpose, and I've no doubt that's exactly what she would be doing if she remained with Phenix.  The drama makes it sound like all she did was cook and wash YX's smelly socks, but I imagine there's a lot more to the job than that!  Just think of what Zhao Yang and Li Gan had to do (apart from all the negative stuff that they did :P).   

 

On 9/1/2019 at 4:57 PM, raziela said:

I think one of the reasons I liked Ji Xiangkong so much was because he was not your usual male lead. He was a lot more introspective, perceptive, low-key and, even, unpopular than you usually see in a male lead.  I feel like in another more by-the-numbers drama he might have been the best friend, rival or second male lead and I would have had serious second lead syndrome :lol:

 

:heart:  :heart::heart:

 

100% agree with this!  One of my favorite aspects of his character was how he just took all the blame and criticisms in stride and never let it bother him (too much).  That's some strength of character and confidence, right there!  There's also something very sweet about seeing how everyone misunderstands him, but knowing that QY is the one person who understands him very well and gets to "interpret" him for the world to see.  Her final speech during the game replay at the "Tomorrow's Star" competition will forever be a favorite for just that fact alone.

 

On 9/1/2019 at 4:57 PM, raziela said:

I do have my quibbles: This is one drama where I would n't have minded a few more episodes as I would have liked more Team Phoenix time and more OTP time. I wasn't too happy with how how things were wrapped up for the OTP in the last episode or how they handled the return of Mya at the end. I would have really liked to know how things turned out for Tong Wu and Lu Sheng. They were two of the most heartbreaking characters in the drama IMO.  I also was bit disappointed for Shu Wen professionally.

 

Actually, many of the early episodes were at least 15 minutes shorter than the later episodes.  I think if they'd made all the episodes the same (longer) length, they could've given us more without even having to add more episodes.  Overall, I'm satisfied with how the drama wrapped up, but I certainly wouldn't complain if they had given us more.  After all, the final wrap up with QY was very fast given that they also had to work in that scene with XK and Gu Fang.  I'll address Tong Wu and Lu Sheng separately, since I know there are more posts about them, but for Shu Wen . . . all's I have to say is, in my head, I've already worked it all out.  She joins the Phenix team officially after this season and helps XK to grow the team for future generations to come!  I swear, i could just keep this drama going on my Imagination if I wanted to.  Hahaha.  Do. Not. Want. To. Let. Go.  :P 

 

 

On 9/2/2019 at 9:06 AM, raziela said:

I thought Lu Sheng and Tong Wu were very pitiful characters. They reminded of children in an abusive home who have developed coping mechanisms to deal with physical and emotional abuse (Tong Wu - stutter, passive; LS - acts like he doesn't care) . They finally found a protector in a new friend/teacher/parent figure allowing them to blossom and tap into their potential again and he is ripped out of their life. One positive thing is that Lu Sheng regained his spark thanks to XK and could support Tong Wu.

 

I noticed even Pei Xi seemed scarred from his time at VNG. Compare how he blossomed in a warm supportive company, first, with Team Legends (after the trash manager left) and then with (world champions) Team Phoenix. 

 

I agree that Lu Sheng and Tong Wu were some pretty sad characters, Tong Wu especially as he was the one picked on most.  It really bothered me how Qi Yue was able to get away with that behavior for as long as he did.  Why did Li Gan never step in?  Even Shu Wen . . . she may have held no sway over Qi Yue, but surely she could've intervened with Li Gan and made him do something?  I don't know, it was just poorly done of everyone, it feels like. Before the drama released its epilogues, I would imagine that the realistic probabilities of Sun Ge staying on with the team trended low -- he's an older player to begin with and already has his own separate business to run, after all -- and so maybe that meant XK would be able to scout Lu Sheng over to the Phenix team.  But then I worried what would happen to Tong Wu if Lu Sheng did leave.  It was almost a relief then when the epilogue was released and we found out they both ended up going to the Legends team.  Watching XK draw out Lu Sheng was such a beautiful process, but it's hard not to have a soft spot for Tong Wu too.

 

As for PX at VNG, I think much of the problem there had more to do with Li Gan's tunnel vision.  All he could see was that they had good results with PX dominating and playing four-protect-one.  He couldn't see how limiting that was, and how other teams were innovating while they weren't.  Essentially, he was risk averse and sometimes it's only when you take risks that's how you can succeed.  Shu Wen understood that and that's why ultimately they had to part ways; their visions were just too different.  What's saddest still is even PX realized that himself, that's why he left with the hope of ending up on the same team as XK.  As for blossoming under Legends, I don't know if it was the company who had any influence on him as much as it was that he kept thinking about the words XK would say to him from time to time about what being a good team leader meant.  That coupled with the overtures from his own new teammates at Legends seemed to signal the onset of his change.  

 

I also really like how PX was instrumental in bringing XIa Ling around.  :wub:

 

Like XK, the first time I watched, I was convinced PX also had a thing for QY and was just trying to express it in his unique, awkward ways.  When the real truth was revealed, I had a proper laugh.  It was then fun to go back and rewatch those same scenes with the "proper" lens.  What a difference it made!  

 

 

On 9/2/2019 at 3:30 PM, raziela said:

 - I thought the scene on top of the building they used at the end of episode 35 was kind of abrupt and the way they filmed it looked awkward.  I wish they had made the final shot of the epilogue the final shot of the drama. I think that beautiful shot from the epilogue of Xiangkong and Qiu Ying leaning against the motorbike, surrounded by fireworks looking like they are in their own little world (and maybe even about to kiss :kiss_wink: ) is gorgeous and much more aesthetic pleasing and romantic - even if it's probably breaking all kinds of fire safety codes having that many fireworks inside :lol:

 

LOL, we are on the same wavelength.  Every time they played with sparklers or had fireworks going off inside, my brain would scream, "FIRE CODE!"  As for the drama ending versus the epilogue ending, the drama ending worked in the sense that they were always talking about going to to the top of the world together.  Obviously they were talking about the world championships, but it also seemed fitting that he would literally take her to the top of a really tall building to see "more beautiful scenery," like they always talked about, and one that included fireworks which she loved and he knew.  I know it bothers people that they didn't kiss in that final scene but I was also okay with that because I see it as they're too busy looking at the fireworks.  But the scene that does make me lose my patience is that epilogue ending... why is there no kiss when they're leaning against that motorcycle?!  They're already looking at each other intensely.  Just kiss already!!!  :joy:

 

On 9/2/2019 at 8:54 PM, raziela said:

Summer + Miya would be...um...interesting :lol:  I loved Summer but I think Miya would be too dramatic for him and can you imagine the reaction from the fans!  Incidentally, I really liked how Manager Tony was actually a decent guy who cared about Miya.  He was very strict with her but that was his job and he needs to be in the cutthroat idol industry. 

 

I also liked Manager Tony very much.  I only wish sometimes he'd been more strict with her.  Like when he knew she was doing something stupid - like lying about her eyes!  :P  But definitely, he was a good person.  I was actually kind of sad when she made the decision to terminate her contract with her current company as that meant she and Tony would part ways.  I know she needed it, but still.  Sad to see that professional relationship end.  As for Summer and Miya . . . LOL.  They're not any sort of obvious coupling that would stand out to me immediately either, but I'm telling you, once the idea popped into my head, I could see how this would actually work.  Now that Miya's decided to strike out on her own and on this new path, to be more of a musician than an idol, I'm not sure how much she'd care about fan flack.  Summer's always so cheerful and positive, I could see how that would be a good influence on her and he's so not easily bothered by things that I could also see him handling any fan flack well.  Anyway, it's just an idea I have . . . who's to really say what's in their futures.  ;) 

 

On 9/4/2019 at 9:54 AM, skibbies said:

I think they were bias towards the Chinese side but I don't think they were unfairly so? They had no issue praising the opposing team or criticising JXK (from people who don't know him, since that's the set up). It's not a requirement by the NRTA by any means lol, being nationalistic helps, but I think it's hard not to be nationalistic in these kind of competitive stories, it's one of the central themes. =

 

Agreed, especially knowing that they were commentating for the Chinese audience and other countries/languages had their own commentators too.  I kind of liken it to watching the Olympics.  The commentators are always more animated when discussing athletes from their own country - unless the athlete is a big name in the sport generally, that usually gets a lot of interest too.  

 

Sorry... this reply has turned quite long... I'll work on some other individual replies now... :sweat_smile:

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13 hours ago, starangel001 said:

Hi everyone, I'm a new member! :) I watched the whole episodes on this drama with English subtitles and without it. I really enjoy the drama, especially because of Wang Yibo. I enjoyed him in The Untamed (but I knew him from a Chinese-Korean boy group, UNIQ), so after I was done with that drama, I came to watch this and I must say that I really loved the chemistry between the main leads and their best friends are the best friends they have :) As I found this website, I came here in a light of speed haha If you guys don't mind, I would like to make friends with 'Gank Your Heart' fandom here :) 

 

Welcome, @starangel001!!!   It's always fun to see new faces (names) in this thread!  And you've certainly come to the right place to gush about GYH.  ;) 

 

I think I've operated in the reverse of you.  Because of this drama, I've gotten to know WYB and his group, Uniq.  I haven't watched Untamed (and don't plan on it), but I've been watching past episodes of Day Day Up instead because of him.  Heh. 

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@raziela, in response to your post re: the recaps for Episode 33...

 

Two more eps to go to complete the Head Pat and Fist Pump count (love that you have kept a running total :D)  just wanted to say I appreciate all the little details you notice even down to the words on the sign in QY's room.

 

LOL, when @lynne22 and I first started watching this drama, the fist bumps was something we would squee over.  I jokingly commented that i was going to rewatch just to see how many times it actually happened, and then I started to rewatch in order to recap so it very naturally became thing.  The head pat got added on later and if I were to be honest, I now have an "arm around the shoulder" count going on the side too.  I didn't reveal that before lest y'all think I'm  crazier than I already am.  Hahahaha.  This is a safe space though, right???? *looks around furtively*  :ph34r:

 

As for the signage on the back of QY's door, I admit that's not something I noticed either until I was recapping Episode 33.  Because I start/stop so much to translate lines, my line of vision often ends up getting drawn to the background as well as the foreground when I'm recapping.  It's one of the reasons why I have persisted even though the drama is now fully subbed (well, that and because every once in a while I've noticed either a gap or error in the subs, so I might as well keep recapping to fill those spots).

 

 - This is the first episode where I was disappointed in XK.  I understand he was in a difficult position and felt guilty and obligated to help Miya but doesn't he also have a commitment to his girlfriend? To the team he was neglecting to practice with? QY is a very understanding and mature girlfriend.  All he had to do was communicate with her a little instead of completely shutting her out. Bad XK

 

He does and I share in your disappointment, as well, but I suppose in his defense, judging from what he said to Sun Ge later it sounds like the reason he didn't communicate with the others and particularly QY was he was afraid if he did, he would end up making them share in what he felt was his own responsibility to bear.  Sighs... NOBLE IDIOCY.  One day I'm going to write a drama that's called, 'Communication 101," and all the characters will get along because they communicate their thoughts and feelings at all times . . . and it will probably only last one episode, two at most.  :joy:

 

 I'm not sure how convincing i found QX suddenly seeing the error of her ways but it's good she finally gets it.

 

Ugh, I know, I hated Qiao Xin for so much of the drama that to see her finally get a clue in the end and "redeem" herself... I don't know.  I kind of wish the drama had just left them at getting their punishment and being done with them.  I really don't want to think of Qiao Xin as being a better person now because I'm already programmed to not like her.  But I suppose for her, yes, it is good that she finally sees the errors of her way and hopefully she will be a better person in the future.

 

up to her return I thought Miya was quite a reasonable and sympathetic female second lead.  But her behaviour after the accident was just ridiculous. Was she just planning to pretend to be blind forever or just for a few more months, years and suddenly regain her sight?  Did she think guilt and duty was going to turn into true love eventually?

 

I still find Miya to be a pitiable character.  She's clearly grasping at straws at this point and for all the same reasons as before, I get why.  She needs to move on and she just hasn't been able to.  Fortunately, by the end of the drama, she gets there and I think her new life path will be a good one for her.  She's been living in the past, but now she's setting out to find a future for herself.

 

- Xia Ling is such a good little brother worrying about his sister.

 

Xia Ling's complete irreverence towards XK when they first meet is something that never fails to amuse me.  I just love how protective he is as a little brother.  It makes me curious to know how the dynamics of their relationship will operate in the future... on the one hand, they'll be brothers-in-laws, but they'll also be teammates too with XK their revered captain.  One thing's for certain, Xia Ling will always look out for his big sis (and vice versa).

 

- Xia Ling is such a good little brother worrying about his sister.

 

Seriously!!!  Even Sun Ge gave some good advice, too.  This is why I love all the friendships in this drama.  

 

In conclusion: Team Phoenix are the best!

 

YES THEY ARE!  In the wise words of Sun Ge, they're not just a team, they're a family.  :heart:

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@themarchioness Xia Ling's complete irreverence towards XK when they first meet is something that never fails to amuse me.  I just love how protective he is as a little brother.  It makes me curious to know how the dynamics of their relationship will operate in the future... on the one hand, they'll be brothers-in-laws, but they'll also be teammates too with XK their revered captain.  One thing's for certain, Xia Ling will always look out for his big sis (and vice versa).

 

I really love how protective he is towards Qiu Ying. And that first meeting with Xiang Kong also amused me as he is being protective towards his sister haha I'm also curious of how their dynamics will become, but as I can see, Xia Ling is starting to show his respect to XK as his captain, but as a brother-in-law, XK is getting there but not quite yet because he completely closed off on QY after Miya's return of an accident. However, XK is getting there, as long as he is good to QY, Xia Ling will surely cheer for them :) This makes me want to see season 2 of this drama. I want to know XK and QY's relationship developed, or how will the unexpected incident occurred (and I want to know about QY's past besides her family, and how she survived after she left her home if, IF she didn't have any supports (BF) back then, other than her best friend), how will our main leads face their problems together? How will XK's relationships with Xia Ling and QY's family developed? And will we see XK's family cause we never hear him talk about his family at all, or does he really have no family? Cause from what Miya had talked about her past with Xiang Kong was that they both were poor and couldn't even afford any food, so I wonder if he really don't have his parents...

 

PS. Talking about what Miya said, about how she and XK were so poor back then, and they only had each other for support, but then, in the present, both XK and QY were also left with almost nothing after they left their companies (due to misunderstanding controversies), and just like what what happened with him and Miya, he and QY helped each other to get XK back to his dream by helping each other forming his own team. But then, after YX sold all his trophies to terminate his contract with Legends team to join Phoenix, XK sold everything, he even sold his favorite motorbike for YX to join his team. So I see the counterparts between Miya and Xiang Kong/Qiu Ying and Xiang Kong relationships there. If first love is not easily to forget, I'm sure last love is harder to forget and is stronger of hold; what I'm trying to say is that even though the first love between Miya and Xiang Kong are not easy to forget, but I think it would be even harder for Xiang Kong to forget Qiu Ying as his last love (IF she is his last love, but I'm sure she is) and their relationship will hold stronger, and even be deeper than his relationship with Miya back then. As for Qiu Ying, I'm still not sure if Xiang Kong's her first love or her last love, or both. Oh yeah, forgot another thing, the relationship between Qui Ying and Xiang Kong must really be fate because I just noticed that when one fall, the other fall as well, and when one rise, the other rise too, it's like they are meant to be. Also, as for 5 years ago, when Miya and Xiang Kong had nothing but each other at that time, Qiu Ying also left her home and had no supports at that time too, and then they met at the time when they were both on the brinks of losing their positions and careers, they are totally meant to be.

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@themarchioness No need to apologies for the lack of recaps.  You have already done so much and I'm sure we all understand what it's like when real life gets in the way of drama watching!

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my ramblings!

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

For me, I wouldn't say that Gu Fang was weak but rather, we just never really saw him. 

Sorry! I meant that the actor was weak as in I didn't think he was a very good actor. So between the mediocre acting and the lack of screentime for Gu Fang I wasn't particularly attached to the character.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

Why then couldn't she switch gears in the book if she felt she had more purpose being a leader/manager for the team?  I think it's more important knowing that QY is living with usefulness and purpose, and I've no doubt that's exactly what she would be doing if she remained with Phenix.  The drama makes it sound like all she did was cook and wash YX's smelly socks, but I imagine there's a lot more to the job than that!  Just think of what Zhao Yang and Li Gan had to do (apart from all the negative stuff that they did :P).   

I would agree and I don't think I would have minded so much if we saw more of the business side like negotiating sponsors, liaising with officials, etc where saw her use her abilities but the drama made it seem like after the initial excitement of setting-up of the team QY's role was a glorified housekeeper. I couldn't see the driven and motivated QY settling for just that.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

100% agree with this!  One of my favorite aspects of his character was how he just took all the blame and criticisms in stride and never let it bother him (too much).  That's some strength of character and confidence, right there!  There's also something very sweet about seeing how everyone misunderstands him, but knowing that QY is the one person who understands him very well and gets to "interpret" him for the world to see.  Her final speech during the game replay at the "Tomorrow's Star" competition will forever be a favorite for just that fact alone.

Yes to all of this!  He was almost martyr-like.  He would calmly accept criticism and only retaliated if the people he cared about were affected like when Team Dragon (I think?) started badmouthing QY.  In the games he was the puppetmaster and tactician but the praise and glory went to the more showy players.  In another typical drama he would have had a breakthrough and become the star MVP player but that wasn't XY's modus operandi and he was fine with it as long as the team performed well.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

Actually, many of the early episodes were at least 15 minutes shorter than the later episodes.  I think if they'd made all the episodes the same (longer) length, they could've given us more without even having to add more episodes.  Overall, I'm satisfied with how the drama wrapped up, but I certainly wouldn't complain if they had given us more.  After all, the final wrap up with QY was very fast given that they also had to work in that scene with XK and Gu Fang. 

I wished all the episodes had been the longer length so they could fit more in.  It's a pity the pivotal Team Phenix episodes were crammed into the final eight episodes and it's not fair we have to watch seperate epilogues to glimpse how things turned out for the characters.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

Essentially, he was risk averse and sometimes it's only when you take risks that's how you can succeed.  Shu Wen understood that and that's why ultimately they had to part ways; their visions were just too different.

I'm actually surprised they lasted as long as they did working together with their different mindsets and even lasted one day after the cringe worthy proposal stunt.  Who in their right mind proposes to a co-worker you are not even dating and has shown zero romantic interest in you? :blink: 

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

Obviously they were talking about the world championships, but it also seemed fitting that he would literally take her to the top of a really tall building to see "more beautiful scenery," like they always talked about, and one that included fireworks which she loved and he knew. 

Ooohhh! I didn't think of the correlation to the top of the building and their shared dram to reach the top  OK that makes more sense but it was still filmed awkwardly and I wanted a KISS!!!!!:kiss_wink:

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:15 PM, themarchioness said:

but for Shu Wen . . . all's I have to say is, in my head, I've already worked it all out.  She joins the Phenix team officially after this season and helps XK to grow the team for future

That's what I was expecting would happen after she resigned from VNG: Shu Wen would become the coach for Team Phoenix and be able to coach successfully in the more flexible environment with players she liked and trusted....but that didn't happen and she was looking after Sun Ge's business and then becoming manager after QY.  I guess we will just have to headcanon that she became their coach too because it's a shame if her abilities were wasted.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:55 PM, themarchioness said:

The head pat got added on later and if I were to be honest, I now have an "arm around the shoulder" count going on the side too.  I didn't reveal that before lest y'all think I'm  crazier than I already am.  Hahahaha.  This is a safe space though, right???? *looks around furtively*  :ph34r:

:lol: Go ahead! You're among friends here ha ha!  I wish we could keep a kiss count too but there's not much to count when there was a grand total of 1 kiss -_- (I won't count the kiss XY forces on her before all the leaking tactics drama).

 

On 9/8/2019 at 8:55 PM, themarchioness said:

I'm going to write a drama that's called, 'Communication 101," and all the characters will get along because they communicate their thoughts and feelings at all times . . . and it will probably only last one episode, two at most.  :joy:

I would watch it so you have a guaranteed audience of at least one...so it probably still wouldn't last long :lol:

 

Welcome to the thread @starangel001 :D

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@themarchioness lols i on marathon over the weekend for GYH cause TKA i need to download to be able to enjoy the show thoroughly lols....and GYH i can play without buffering :D 

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1 hour ago, angelangie said:

@themarchioness lols i on marathon over the weekend for GYH cause TKA i need to download to be able to enjoy the show thoroughly lols....and GYH i can play without buffering :D 

 

:thumbsup: I hope you enjoy it!!  :D  

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3 minutes ago, themarchioness said:

 

:thumbsup: I hope you enjoy it!!  :D  

 

yes....i do :) it a different kind of enjoyment from TKA :) 

 

here u like the lil helplessness of friendship, relationship....leadership and teamwork :) 

 

and of course the glory of wining :) 

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On 9/9/2019 at 7:18 AM, starangel001 said:

I really love how protective he is towards Qiu Ying. And that first meeting with Xiang Kong also amused me as he is being protective towards his sister haha I'm also curious of how their dynamics will become, but as I can see, Xia Ling is starting to show his respect to XK as his captain, but as a brother-in-law, XK is getting there but not quite yet because he completely closed off on QY after Miya's return of an accident. However, XK is getting there, as long as he is good to QY, Xia Ling will surely cheer for them :) This makes me want to see season 2 of this drama. I want to know XK and QY's relationship developed, or how will the unexpected incident occurred (and I want to know about QY's past besides her family, and how she survived after she left her home if, IF she didn't have any supports (BF) back then, other than her best friend), how will our main leads face their problems together? How will XK's relationships with Xia Ling and QY's family developed? And will we see XK's family cause we never hear him talk about his family at all, or does he really have no family? Cause from what Miya had talked about her past with Xiang Kong was that they both were poor and couldn't even afford any food, so I wonder if he really don't have his parents...

Same! I really would like to see QY and XK's relationship develop. I was disappointed that once they did get together their relationship didn't get much screentime or development and, to be honest, their interactions were not that different from when they were "just friends" except XK sometimes now puts his arm around her or they held hands. Still adorable but I was kind of hoping for more after the slow burn development of their relationship :sweatingbullets:

 

I really would have loved to see more interaction between XK and QY's family in his capacity as QY's boyfriend.

 

I totally agree about wanting to know more about XK background. Very strange for a male lead to be so mysterious! Who is he? Where is he from? What happened to his family? What did he do before he became a profession gamer? When and how did he meet Miya? Aside from his romantic history with Miya we know nothing about XK before joining Legends.

 

I wanted to see how QY survived after she left her family? Because considering she has been surviving on her own for about 5 years or so she sometimes is surprisingly naive in the drama. Yi Yi seemed to have more street smarts than her a lot of the time.

 

@angelangie Welcome to the thread! Great you are enjoying  the drama so far :)

 

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45 minutes ago, raziela said:

 

@angelangie Welcome to the thread! Great you are enjoying  the drama so far :)

 

actually i have finish the whole drama :D 

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Hello guys! 

 

New member here also! Net searching after watching episode 35 made me go “huh, is this it?” I have been watching it on “dramavery” alllll the way from Australia (I am obsessed with Asian dramas and binge watch them before bed every night haha) but I can see on the episode list there is an episode 36 & 37 that are not viewable yet? So does this mean there are still two more episodes to go that just haven’t aired?

 

thanks so much   

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6 minutes ago, Roundcheeksandpitterpatter said:

Hello guys! 

 

New member here also! Net searching after watching episode 35 made me go “huh, is this it?” I have been watching it on “dramavery” alllll the way from Australia (I am obsessed with Asian dramas and binge watch them before bed every night haha) but I can see on the episode list there is an episode 36 & 37 that are not viewable yet? So does this mean there are still two more episodes to go that just haven’t aired?

 

thanks so much   

 

no the last episode is on 35 there is a special edition or just cut to tie up some loose end......

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9 minutes ago, Roundcheeksandpitterpatter said:

 

Damn :( ok thank you! Now I need to find something else x

 

actually you didnt miss much :) 

 

they didnt get married hahaha....

 

Spoiler

the part where XK got his bike back is shown :) 

 

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