I think TTV knew I was on the brink of a nervous breakdown if I couldn’t get some spoilers for the upcoming episode of King Flower (Substitute Princess), so it decided to be nice and today released a second video preview of episode 11. Watching it felt like an addict getting a shot straight into the blood vessel and I visibly relaxed afterwards. I’m so in love with this drama right now it’s not even funny. This is what it felt like when I watched episode 5 of Office Girls, which was when the switch flipped for that drama (if you’ve watched OG, it’s the dinosaur costume “don’t go” scene on the department store floor). Once the switch flips it’s on like Donkey Kong, and I’m that little tiny Mario running my way up to save the damn princess. Similarly when the flame dies out, I’ve checked out and it would take a miracle to get me reinvested, which recently happened a few weeks ago with That Winter, the Wind Blows.
Back to KF, clearly Guan Jun is helping out that gangster thug for the double whammy of earning money to pay back Terry and therefore bring Da Hua home, as well as stick it to the guy. Those two pretty much can’t stand each other from the first minute they met and now its mental fisticuffs each time they lay eyes on each other. What Guan Jun doesn’t know, and I feel bad for him, is that Terry has already let Da Hua go and doesn’t want the money back. It’s Da Hua that is refusing to go, and she even threatened Terry with paying a 10X penalty for ending the contract early. If Guan Jun knew he’d probably blow an even bigger fuse, because who does that unless she really cares about Terry. I want Terry to come clean with Liang Yen’s death and its bound to happen in the end, but I need those two to keep spending time together because Terry is thisclose to having a meltdown in his current state. Guan Jun oppa will just have to respect the wishes of Da Hua on this one, even if it kills him knowing that she’s just getting closer and closer to his rival.
Previews for episode 11:
“I’m Not Leaving”
Guan Jun: I’m here in the role of Da Hua’s Guan Jun oppa. Here is NT 2 million.
Da Hua: I’m not leaving. How can you help a guy like Da Cai To? Our family’s debt, he (Terry) paid it off for us. How can you be so ungrateful?
Guan Jun: Your eyes are covered by a ghost! (i.e. you are blind) How can you speak up on his behalf? Perhaps you are happy being pretty, but what I miss is our old life. Ouyang Tai is the perpetrator who took that away from us. Don’t you know?
“Da Hua, your mission has ended.”
Terry: This is the steakhouse that you said was your favorite?
Da Hua: Yes, and on my birthday, Guan Jun oppa took me here to eat once.
Da Cai To: If you agree to stay and follow me, you will get riches beyond your wildest imagination.
Da Hua: How can you help a person like Da Cai To hurt someone as good as Terry?
Guan Jun: Your Ouyang Tai is a good person, and I Lin Guan Jun should go die? Everything I do is wrong!
Terry: Da Hua, your mission has ended.
Da Hua: Didn’t I already say I was staying for the entire year?
Terry: Cheng Hong.
Da Hua: Terry!
Winnie: Director, please come quickly to the hospital, the President has collapsed.
Da Hua: Terry really needs me. I have to go back and help him.
Guan Jun: Da Hua, is Ouyang Tai’s problem really more important than us?
(er…..sorry Guan Jun oppa, I think Da Hua just answered your question when she shook her hand off and walked away. Yikes, even if I ship Da Hua-Terry, my heart still hurts for the poor lunkhead.)