Sigh. Since Office Girls started, twelve-episodes in, this was the first time the drama has planted the seeds of angst. Mama Shen’s health is now an open question (serious or not?), Xing Ren’s career might be headed towards a crossroads, and Kai Er is down but not out. Tia Li gave an interview this week saying that she will be getting more evil soon and for her fans to please understand it’s all acting. Apparently in the Saturday night rebroadcast of episode 11, after Kai Er leaves Zi Qi’s apartment and says in the stairwell that Zi Qi’s heart was never with her, she said another line of dialogue that was not in last Sunday’s original broadcast. She says “but what to do, because I’ve already fallen in love with you, Zi Qi.” Oh dayum, that fox is so not going to give up Zi Qi without a fight. I love episode 12, but have to start gearing myself up for heavier fare to start trickling in soon. It’s hard to earn a happily ever after without some sort of conflict.
Preview for episode 13:
Stallone: *singing offkey* I am a cloud in the sky….
Zi Qi to Le Le: I think Manager Shi (Stallone) must really be in love with you, otherwise why would he use such a lame method to confess. If you don’t give him an acceptable response, I think he might immolate himself.
Stallone: Le Le! You were genuinely touched by my declaration?
Zi Qi: Yes or no, the dream house now has a green garden to beautify its surroundings.
Le Le to Zi Qi: You’re talking like it’s all real. If you have the ability, why don’t you buy Xing Ren a mansion with a yard? Especially since our Xing Ren is about to vault into the ranks of the annual salary NT 1 million echelon. She doesn’t need your useless worrying.
Zi Qi to Xing Ren: Are you really going to France? Did you forget what I said to you?
Lao Yu to Zi Qi: If this is your way of maintaining your relationship with Xing Ren, then I can only pray that you won’t lose her too early.
Zi Qi to Xing Ren: OK, it’s decided then! First we’ll have a romantic candle lit dinner, next we’ll go enjoy the night view, then we’ll hit the onsen, and finally spend a night at the presidential suite. Perfect.