Amnesia is a must and only true love can call back all those lost memories.
The episode begins with an incredibly depressing montage of Xiang Xiang, Gong Ming, Ying Yue and Wang Mang reflecting on their love lives – the ones in sweet relationships and the ones silently waiting in gloom. But we all know what’s waiting around the corner when these kind of moments show up.
The next day, Xiang Xiang returns on set and Yu Fei sees her ring. He chides that Gong Ming is too poor to buy a diamond ring. Just then the director comes by with a news report about Yu Fei visiting a nightclub and getting together with some young model. Yu Fei quickly explains that he doesn’t even know who the model is and he promises Xiang Xiang that he will be good to her this time around. Of course, Xiang Xiang doesn’t buy it at all.
Before Gong Ming returns to the B.C., he goes to store away his backpack at a locker in the train station. He actually watches someone use it so he can learn. Oh Gong Ming.
Then he changes back into his Han clothing and delivers his modern outfit to the theatre, along with actual 2015 money for the dance crew. After all is done, he goes to the middle of the street and reads the words on the jade to get teleported back to the forest.
Meanwhile, Xiang Xiang gets a text message from Yu Fei asking her to meet at their “old spot”. Since he won’t pick up his phone, she has no choice but to go meet him. He confesses again and apologizes for his transgressions in the past. He tells her that after they broke up he felt freed in the beginning because she nagged too much, but after a while he just kept on missing her. I guess it’s romantic?
Xiang Xiang pushes his hands off of her and begins to walk away, but comes back to hug him. She tells him that even though he always did what he wanted and she had always worried about him, she still liked him because he is a good person. She also thanks him for the pleasant journey despite the imperfect ending. She explains that she wants a good ending with Gong Ming now, so to please let her go.
Now we are in 16 B.C., and we see Gong Ming trudging through a forest, falling down a hill and all that before getting ambushed by the Wang family men. This is also the scene we saw in the last episode (was that a preview???). His jade pendant breaks and Gong Ming roars, literally. Then a lot of flashbacks ensue, except instead of going forward all the motions go backwards. It’s like a tape being rewinded and all the memories are being erased. The attack on Gong Ming also seems to impact Xiang Xiang in 2015 as she falls unconscious while riding her motor bike. Just as Gong Ming is about to get stabbed a second time, Ying Yue comes to his rescue and saves him from the claws of death.
Gong Ming wakes up several days later and he has no recollection of his time with Xiang Xiang. He also doesn’t remember being sentenced to exile or anything else that happened after his chess game meeting with Wang Mang.
In 2015, Xiang Xiang also wakes up and while she remembers Gong Ming nobody else knows who she is talking about. Not only that, apparently Yu Fei and Xiang Xiang reconciled in this alternate universe. Xiang Xiang is mega confused and wonders if everyone is trying to pull a joke on her, but they think she is suffering from the side effects of the concussion.
Xiang Xiang shows Xiao Nan her couple ring and tries to convince him that Gong Ming exists. Xiao Nan explains that he went with her to pick out those rings as a surprise for Yu Fei. They go to the jewelry store to confirm, and the sales associate identifies Xiao Nan as the one who accompanied her. Xiang Xiang even watches the security video and there really is no Gong Ming in sight.
Ying Yue catches Gong Ming up with what has happened so far and how he was able to use the jade pendant to change the course of history. This is when they realize that the pendant is missing! Ying Yue sends people to look for it in the forest (during the night…), but Zi Xiu is watching from behind the trees, so I’m thinking the Wang family will find it first, if they don’t already have it. 😦
At the hospital Xiang Xiang sobs big fat tears over the fact that NOBODY knows who Gong Ming is. Jing Jie comforts her by saying these are hallucinations from her concussion, but Xiang Xiang insists that Gong Ming is real and not a figment of her imagination. We believe you, Xiang Xiang!!!
At the same time, Gong Ming finds the red band on his hand and asks Ying Yue what it is. He comments that it is really tight and difficult to untie. Just when Ying Yue is about to loosen it for him, he stops her and tells her to leave it since it might have something to do with his lost memories. Yes! Leave it, you won’t regret it one bit.
The next day, Gong Ming and Ying Yue set out on his return journey to the palace. Ying Yue takes really good care of him, giving him the only blanket in the carriage (why is there only one?) to keep warm and all that. Gong Ming thanks her and confesses that he feels like a child in front of her. Oh man, I feel like he is sinking deeper and deeper. This does not bode well for our OTP at all!
And the tireless Yu Fei visits Xiang Xiang to try to correct her memories. He pulls out pictures of their time together, and all the places she’s gone to with Gong Ming are in fact places she’s gone with Yu Fei. After seeing all these photos, Xiang Xiang is beginning to doubt herself.
Later that evening, Xiang Xiang watches the interview she did with Yu Fei and Na Na. Instead of what she remembers, she sees herself making eye contact with Yu Fei and describing him as her ideal type. Don’t worry girl, Gong Ming will find a way back to you…erm, right after he remembers who you are ^^;;
Now, Hold on a Minute:
- Xiao Nan makes plans to go shopping with Tian Xiu, and Jing Jie tries to tag along, but gets told that she’s too old and belong to the ajumma group. LOL.
- Jing Jie convinces Tian Xiu that Xiao Nan likes to kiss people randomly, regardless of gender, after getting drunk. So Tian Xiu cancels on his plans with Xiao Nan.
- Jing Jie wonders where Gong Ming went and Xiao Nan lies that he is out of the country.
- Yu Fei asks Xiang Xiang to sit down next to him because raising his neck for too long would be tiring. LOLLLL.
- Xiang Xiang calls up Na Na as a last resort to find proof that Gong Ming exists, but even Na Na doesn’t remember.
- Ying Yue falls asleep while taking care of Gong Ming. He wakes up and watches her with soft gaze. Uh-oh.