I’m not sure if going forward I should be bringing these written previews for Drunken to Love You (the English title has apparently been shortened to Love You, but I’m going to stick with the literal translation because I’ve grown inexplicably fond of the poor grammar of it all). Thats because this is no preview, it’s a full blown recap of the upcoming episode! Well, episode 2 is going to be great based on this preview (and I’m going to be loving both Jie Xiu and Xiao Ru much more than I already do). Read on if you want to be spoiled. I know I’m going to have lots of thoughts about episode 2, which I’ll wait until the recap to share.
Written preview for episode 2 of DTLY:
Xiao Ru, hobbling on crutches, heads to Jie Xiu’s house to figure out what is going on. They promptly start squabbling, with Jie Xiu asking Xiao Ru for an immediate divorce, and Xiao Ru wanting to know where the NT 600K from her account all went. They go to the bank, and then head to the civil affairs office to obtain a divorce. At the office, Jie Xiu gets a call from Avril, asking to meet him right away. Xiao Ru, without any mode of transportation, tags along with Jie Xiu to his meeting with Avril.
Avril asks Jie Xiu to remain married to Xiao Ru during the time she films her movie, and afterwards he can get a divorce and their relationship can return to normal. Xiao Ru is shocked when she overhears this. Jie Xiu has a million reasons for not wanting to do this, but for the woman he loves, he relents and asks Xiao Ru to agree to the request. He will pay her NT 1M if she agrees to a contract marriage with him. Xiao Ru immediately declines (good for her!), and Jie Xiu is so angry he kicks her out of his house and tells her to rethink her decision.
Xiao Ru goes to her friend’s house to spend the night, and with her friend’s encouragement, they head to the airline office. Once there, they meet Yi Xian’s co-pilot Henry, who says that Yi Xian cannot possibly be a rat bastard who dumped Xiao Ru without a valid reason. Henry reveals that Yi Xian had been excitedly planning his proposal to Xiao Ru for quite some time. With renewed hope, Xiao Ru decides to fly to Vegas to find Yi Xian, but her luggage and passport are stuck at Jie Xiu’s house.
To pursue her true love, Xiao Ru and her friend decide to break into Jie Xiu’s house to get her passport and belongings, but are discovered in action by the police. Jie Xiu finds out and rushes to the police station, feeling terrible when he sees Xiao Ru in her present state. He bails her out, and buys her the first plane ticket to Vegas. He apologizes to Xiao Ru, telling her that after thinking about it all night, he realizes it was wrong of him to pressure her, and impede her pursuit of her own happiness. Xiao Ru is touched by Jie Xie’s actions.
Jie Xiu rushes Xiao Ru to the airport to catch her flight, except at the airport they run into Peggy clinging onto Yi Xian. Yi Xian is shocked to see Xiao Ru, but Peggy stakes her claim on Yi Xian, and says cruel and hurtful things to Xiao Ru. During the ensuing tussle with Xiao Ru, Peggy falls down and Yi Xian rushes to help her, revealing that she is pregnant. Xiao Ru is stunned to hear this…..and Jie Xiu, who cannot stand watching anymore of this, announces that he is Xiao Ru’s husband and steps up to support her (OMG Jie Xiu, I adore you!). When Yi Xian hears this, his heart breaks, but he can only wish Xiao Ru happiness as he leaves with Peggy.
Xiao Ru is nearing the edge of an emotional breakdown, but after eating a huge meal, she consents to the marriage contract with Jie Xiu. Jie Xiu is surprised by her change of heart. Xiao Ru tells Jie Xiu how she grew up being shuttled from relative to relative, and her dreams of opening a restaurant someday, and Jie Xiu feels a kindred understanding with her. During their long conversation, they agree to the terms of their contract marriage, thereby beginning their cohabitation period.