Fated to Love You [命中注定我愛你] Episode 16

Fated to Love You [命中注定我愛你] Episode 16

 “Courage”

 

1We see Anna at her dance studio teaching a class. Afterwards, she opens the gift Cun Xi got her for her studio’s grand opening, that was supposed to be the swan. Instead, she opens and sees “Souvenir” and notices that the card with the art piece’s information (which Cun Xi has not seen) is signed by the designer, “Chen Xin Yi”. Flash to Anson’s face as he’s on the phone with Cun Xi, realizing he’s mixed up the delivery of the art pieces…

2After their meeting (reunion?), Xin Yi is clearly upset/bothered by seeing Cun Xi again. She’s even more upset by the fact that Cun Xi is staying in Shanghai for extra time and that she’s responsible for working with him on designing the soap container for his new soap line… However, Dylan encourages her, reminding her that “Mr. Z” wanted to send her courage through the navelwort plant that he gave her, so she should face Cun Xi with courage. Little do they know….hahaha. So Xin Yi buckles down and begins her serious mode of designing a soap container.

2cMeanwhile, Anna has booked a flight to Shanghai…

3After some time, Xin Yi sends her subordinates to bring the design to Cun Xi but they get sent back. After some questioning, she realizes they fed him ginger and carrots, his two least favorite foods (aww, she remembers). The subordinates are surprised/curious about her relationship with Cun Xi, but she waves them off and goes to meet him herself.

4_1Cun Xi takes full advantage of their time together, and says he needs to eat lunch before he can talk about work.

4_2After lunch, she tries to bring it back to business by showing him the design. A car comes up behind them though, so he instinctively pulls her in close out of harm’s way. She’s flustered, and realizes her sketch has been blown away. So Cun Xi smiles mischievously and pulls her hand and the two chase after the sketch in the wind.

4_3He finally sees it land in a pond and takes off his shoes to get to it. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) he falls in the pond and gets wet, so of course they need to go shopping for new clothes.

 

5His playful side comes back when he orders her to try on some new clothes too, and gawks at her beauty. He leans in close to put a necklace on for her and tells her she’s ready to meet the dealers of “Inheritance” and give a presentation for the soap container design.

6_1Everyone is surprised to see her and doesn’t approve of not having master Zhong Shan Long design the container. However, Xin Yi is able to win them over with her design. She says that she got inspiration from “Mr. Z” and the container is shaped like the letter “z” but also “n”, for the English word “nature”, which emphasizes Mo Fa Ling Enterprise’s mission to create all natural soaps without additives, safe for even newborns. And the soap will rest on the container like a child in its mother’s embrace.

6_2The dealers are impressed and inquire if she’s a mother and she glances at Cun Xi before saying she’s not. However, Cun Xi admits that this project means a lot to him, especially since he could’ve been a father but lost the opportunity and voices his regret.

 

7_1Anna arrives in Shanghai and follows the address to the gallery where Dylan and Xin Yi work. She runs into Dylan, so knows the artist on the information page must be THE Chen Xin Yi. She says she has some questions for him and the two go out for coffee. She asks hesitantly if Xin Yi and Cun Xi have seen each other yet, and Dylan tells her she probably knows the answer already, but should be worried about Cun Xi, not Xin Yi. He tells her that the meaning behind “Souvenir” that Xin Yi made was longing and regret for Ji Nian Pin, the child she never had. Therefore, Dylan is confused as to why Cun Xi bought the piece, because if Cun Xi longed for his child, why did he tell Xin Yi to get an abortion? Anna looks away guiltily, as Dylan mumbles that maybe there was some misunderstanding…SECRETS!!! Anna is upset by the skeptical looks from Dylan so leaves before she can take her dessert to go.

7_2Left behind is a strawberry cake without the strawberry, which Dylan takes instead. We see a flashback to when Dylan was younger, and how his sister also liked strawberry cake without the strawberry. But he waves it off, thinking it couldn’t possibly be Anna…

 

8Back at the office, Xin Yi still doubts Cun Xi’s motives and why he said he was regretful about his lost child, but sees him take out the pen she bought him 2 years ago for his birthday, overhearing him say that he always carries it around. After all the papers are signed and the deal is closed, she wants to interrogate him, but is caught off guard as he compliments her professionalism and talent. She’s pleased, and offers to drive him home, so he requests that they walk home instead.

9_1It’s pretty late out as they walk back to his hotel, and Cun Xi is clearly cold but says he’s fine when she asks if he needs his jacket back (haha!). A drunkard runs into her and he (again) instinctively pulls her in close to protect her, but then quickly pulls away apologizing, saying he didn’t intentionally hug her. She says she believes him (she’s slowly trusting him again!) and he jokes, saying he would’ve “hired” more drunk men to wander by so he could hug her if he knew she wouldn’t mind.

9_2Things take a serious turn as they’re parting ways, when Cun Xi (thinking that’s what she wants) says that if they were to run into each other again, he’ll pretend he doesn’t know her and they’ll continue on their separate ways. She looks a little sad/disappointed, but agrees. He quickly sneaks in the question, “In the last two years, have you ever thought about me?” (WHAT KIND OF A DUMB QUESTION IS THAT?!) You can tell she wanted to answer, but he immediately says nevermind, saying that it doesn’t matter.

9_3When they finally part ways, he secretly hopes that she doesn’t turn around as she leaves, so that he can really let her go (aww…). As Xin Yi walks home, she feels upset but doesn’t know why. She’s curious about why he’s regretful, but is afraid to know the answer and dig back up the scars from two years ago… And of course with all the distracting thoughts and questions she has in mind, she forgot to return his jacket….so goodbye wasn’t really goodbye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fated to Love You [命中註定我愛你] – Episode 15 Recap

Aaaaaaand we’re back! Sort of. I can’t guarantee consistent postings, because I’m juggling WGM and Fall in Love With Me and possibly Love Myself or You.

You can watch Fated to Love You on Dramafever here!

Recap:

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We open to see Cun Xi looking at old family photos on him phone. He decides to try and meet with Xin Yi one more time under the guise of her mysterious benefactor, and promises to leave Shanghai after that.

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At work, Xin Yi is very happy about finally getting to meet her mystery buyer, and agrees to a tarot card reading by her co-worker. She asks the cards whether or not she will successfully meet the buyer, and ends up pulling out…the devil card. Her co-worker is quick to say that the card isn’t bad, and suggests that there are mysterious forces pulling them together – fated together.

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Cun Xi arrives early at the meeting place, and happens across and old woman selling flowers. She gifts him with navelwort, which symbolizes courage. He laments the fact that he doesn’t know how Xin Yi will react to seeing him, and that even if he wants to offer an apology she won’t hear him out. When Xin Yi shows up, the old lady hands her the navelwort and a card from “Z”, apologizing for missing her again. Xin Yi tries to look nearby for her mystery buyer, and recognizes a man’s back as the same back of the stalker from the club. She yells at him to stop following her…and lo and behold it’s Cun Xi. How did you not recognize his face before then??

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As the two stand looking at each other, a car races towards Xin Yi. She wakes up in the hospital, and Cun Xi is arguing with the nurse for further care for her. He’s adorably worried, and she yells at him to go away. Cun Xi pretty much bullies his way into escorting her home, and carries her shouting up the stairs to her apartment. A neighbor looks on in terror as they walk past, and hurries off.

Inside the apartment, Cun Xi notices that Xin Yi doesn’t have anything from her past in her new apartment, and asks if she’s dating Dylan. When she tells him to leave, he sits down on a couch and starts updating her on Jiang Mu Dao and its inhabitants. THere’s a moment where Xin Yi forgets herself and scoots closer to him, and she icily covers it up and orders him to go. He asks to say his piece, and she moves to push him out.

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Xin Yi ends up tripping as a result of her foot injury, and Cun Xi falls with her in his attempt to catch her. In this position, he softly, ever so softly, starts to tell her his true feelings. When he leans forward for a kiss, the neighbor bursts in with a cop. Cun Xi tries to explain that it was all a misunderstanding, but when the officer asks Xin Yi to elaborate, she lies and says that she doesn’t know Xin Yi to get him out. Ouch >_<

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Dylan ends up bailing Cun Xi out of jail (where, incidentally, Cun Xi had the revelation that he and Xin Yi are technically still married because they never fully completed the divorce papers). The two start fighting, only to be broken up by Xin Yi. She acts caring toward Dylan in front of Xin Yi, and tells Cun Xi that whatever he has to say can be said in front of Dylan as well. Cun Xi tells Xin Yi that he’s seen her wish box, and that he was going to ask her to stay two years ago because he loves her. Xin Yi tells him he never treated her right – wanting to the abort the baby wasn’t treating her right.

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Xin Yi: “I want us to be strangers. If you truly want to treat me right, stay away from me. Now that your work in Shanghai is over, you should go back to Taiwan, where the one you love is. Take it as my request for you to leave my life.”

Cun Xi: “Alright, since you have asked me to treat you right and leave, then I should respect you. Press on, Chen Xin Yi.”

With those last words, flashbacks flicker through Xin Yi’s head, memories of when Cun Xi had encouraged her and supported her, always saying “Press on, Chen Xin Yi.”

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Back at Xin Yi’s apartment, Dylan attempts some cuddling, and formally requests that Xin Yi be his girlfriend. He pulls her in a hug, but she doesn’t look too happy because her thoughts are preoccupied with someone else.

Xin Yi happens to see navelwort in another flower store, and decides to sent a pot of it to Xin Yi with a message of encouragement under “Z”.

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Dylan and Xin Yi are out on a squash date the next day (the sport, not the gourd), and Dylan invites her to Paris with him for a few days. When Xin Yi awkwardly kisses him on the cheek in thanks, he tries to plant one on her. Luckily for her, a call from the Master interrupts them, summoning her back.

It turns out the Master is very familiar with Cun Xi’s grandmother, and has agreed to work with Cun Xi to make a special edition soap container for Inheritance. Xin Yi tries to sabotage the plan (quite rudely) but telling the master he is completely booked, til the end of time. The master doesn’t mind, and offers up Xin Yi as his replacement. HAHAHAHA. Xin Yi isn’t happy with the idea, and chases after Cun Xi to ask why he reneged on his promise to treat her as a stranger and leave her alone. Cun Xi responds by asking if “Miss Elaine” can’t separate her professional relationships from her personal ones, and says he will treat her like a stranger.

End.

Comments:

I can’t wait for the miscommunication to be cleared up! This episode was mainly re-acquainting our two leads after two years, and setting up their connection to allow them time to be around each other. The next few episodes should show quite a bit of character development!