The Devil Game [劣人傳之詭計] Episode 2 Recap

 Hey Guys! Sorry for the delay, life got a bit hectic. WARNING: horror movie with ghosts, scares, and a bit of gore. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t watch/read.

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We open to see students filing out of Wei Xiang’s tutoring class. He’s clearing the board (why is the room so dark?) and hears a sound. He calls out asking who is there, but doesn’t receive a responds. The camera starts to flashback, and we see little Wei Xiang playing hide and seek with Xiao Ying. His counting is interrupted by Shi Ming and Jia Hao, who ask if he’s really playing with Xiao Ying and decided to trick her by pretending to be ghosts.

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In the present day Wei Xiang walks towards the seats, where he sees a crouched little girl. She turns her face towards him, and jeez that’s gross.

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Thankfully it’s all just a dream though, and he wakes up with a shout in the teacher’s lounge. After staring at the death note card, he tosses it in the trash. Just then his cell phone rings, and it’s Jia Hao asking if Wei Xiang also got a weird card. The group is all going to meet up later – they all received one. Then follows a super blatant product placement/ commercial by having Jia Hong work at a cell phone company.

Just a warning, the images below are kind of graphic.

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Jia Hao starts reading the cards when every one is assembled, starting with his own.

Jia Hao, you were second to me in tormenting Xiao Ying, and loved to pull her hair the most, so you be the next to die. Your death will be full of suffering – then the camera shifts to an image of his crumped body with part of his head cut off? blegh

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Ruo Han, of all of us, you hated Xiao Ying the most, so you are the third person who should die. You will have your bones broken to pieces – unable to be put to rest and buried. Cut to a body washed up against rocks in the ocean.

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Hui Fen, you loved to join the group and heedlessly harass/jeer. After taking care of the others, Xiao Ying will come for you. She will drown you until your life is completely over. Cut to a floating body in water.

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Bing Bing, you loved to say awful things about Xiao Ying, you would lead the group to bully her with your words, and you always laughed the loudest. Xiao Ying won’t let you ever laugh again. Cut to a mouth painfully sewn shut. AGH.

Wei Xiang takes out his – telling the group that Xiao Ying wants him to burn to death, until even his bones are gone. Bing Bing takes out a lighter to try and burn her card, but Hui Fen stops her. Jia Hao says that he doesn’t believe it anyways, his mom took him many times to a fortune teller, and she never saw him dying early.

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Randomly, Ruo Han asks what the smell is, and grabs one of the cards. She says that the smell is stronger with the cards together, and Bing Bing says it’s the same smell of the flower that was in the memory box with the doll. This leads them to conclude that it really was Shi Ming who wrote the cards. Really??? I’m not getting your logic here, yes while it could have been the same person why are you 100% sure it’s Shi Ming?

Hui Fen is scared to tears, and Bing Bing says that they should burn it – it’s not real, just Shi Ming’s crazy imagination. She lights the card and tosses it into the ashtray on the table where they all watch it burn.

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We then see Bing Bing waiting by a car (hello more product placement). It’s Jia Hao’s, and she asks him if he’s still a man. He asks her why the question, and she points out that he likes Ruo Han, but didn’t take the opportunity to drive her home, instead leaving it up to Wei Xiang. He retorts that maybe she’s just a little impatient, to which Bing Bing says that Wei Xiang was her prince when she was little.

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When Jia Hao comments that she’s actually so manipulative, Bing Bing scoffs and asks if he actually thinks he can get Ruo Han…or does he not have feelings for her anymore? Jiao Hao replies that it’s been so long since they’ve met….perhaps he should win her [Bing Bing] over first. Bing Bing asks who’s really winning over whom, and kisses him. Cue sexy times in the…car?

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Wei Xiang gets home, and his mom tells him that Xiao Fang (his ex girlfriend) has been waiting all night. He’s surprised and confused, but then looks up to see that crazy obsessed student. She tells him she baked him a cake, and smiles up at him as he asks how she knew his address. She apologizes for making him upset, and he tells her it’s late and she should leave. She gets upset when he says he’ll call her a taxi, calling him cold-hearted and storming out complaining she waited all evening. No one asked you to wait sweetie…

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The next day, Wei Xiang gets a text that makes him smile. He’s whistling at work too, and says that his goal today is to get off work precisely on time. Methinks he has a date? Just as he digs into his food, the weird girl turns up again, saying she made him lunch. He tells her she has to call him “teacher” since they’re at the tutoring house, and if she has any questions or problems he can help her, but that’s it.

The girl insists however, saying that she made the lunch bento just for him, and insists he try it. She pushes aside his “oily” lunch and says that she looked up recipes since she knows he likes fish. Wei Xiang gets up and leaves, saying he still needs to get ready for courses, leaving her standing in the teacher’s lounge frustratedly clicking the tab on the bento box.

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Turns out he’s meeting Ruo Han after work, and he gives her a little bunny bracelet because he remembers how much she liked rabbits when they were young. Ruo Han tells him she invited everyone to hang out since it’s been so long, and Jia Hao comes running up. They decide to head to eat and sing karaoke at Jia Hao’s friend’s business, but Jiao Hao breaks away to meet a friend in a sketchy washroom.

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Inside the washroom, Jia Hao gets a small pack of drugs (I think), and promises to pay his friend later. The friend complains that he always says that and he already owes a lot, but heads out anyways. As Jia Hao uses the urinal, we see the ghost’s head descending from the ceiling….

END.

Comments:

Aghhhh I hate ghosts. Also it seems to be proceeding pretty logically right now – although I’m surprised/happy that the drama’s a bit more mature about sex and kissing as well. I find it odd that the ghost’s appearance has changed a bit since the first ep, and Jia Hao is giving me a mean vibe. My guess with the story is that we’ll see the characters picked off in future eps, and some will band together before finally dealing with the ghost. I’m not sure if the writing is a bit off though – how did Ruo Han smell the cards, and how did Bing Bing know it was the same one as the flower? Is it that pungent?

 

The Devil Game [劣人傳之詭計] Episode 1 Recap

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