Skip Beat! Episode 4 Recap

The flower stand has landed in front of Lian. Shang says to Lian, “I am really sorry. My legs are too long. If I noticed earlier that Dun He Lian was here, then I think I would have been more careful.” Lian responds with, “I understand. That happens to me a lot too. People who have long legs are like that, always accidentally kicking things.” He then kicks the flower stand back to Shang before leaving.

Shang stops the flower stand and watch as Lian leaves with his manager. As soon as Lian leaves, he shows his soft side and rubs his sore foot. His fans stare at him and he keeps saying “ja hey.”

At the car, Manager Du asks Lian if he was purposely teaching Shang a lesson. Lian smirks and says that he was the who provoked him. Manager Du says that that’s right, but those in the showbiz business who openly challenge Dun He Lian, Shang is the first to do so. Lian smiles and tells Manager Du that he has suddenly found something. Manager Du leans in and Shang tells him that recently he talks to much and is a busy body. In the car, Manager Du agrees and says that his is a busy body so he won’t tell her information about “that” girl. Lian says that it is his choice whether he decides to tell or not. Lian takes off driving crazily making Manager Du tell. (Haha, Lian has the skills to drive and make people talk!)

Gong Xi not only removed all the bubble gum from the floor, but she also polished the floor. She has her hopes that she will definitely get more points for this. Some people come in and they slip. Manager Shen is showing some guests around. She tries to stop the guests from slipping but ends up slipping herself. She gets a scolding from her supervisor and only receives a merely 10 points. This cancels out the -10 points that the famous actress gave meaning she is back to square one.

Gong Xi hears music so she decides to follow the music. She finds Liu Lin Er, a LME actress, playing the piano. As Liu Lin Er is walking towards Gong Xi, she imagines her as a princess. Lin Er talks to in a cocky attitude but Gong Xi disposes of it thinking it is the qualities of a princess. Er discovers that Gong Xi is part of the Love Me department so she gives her another task.

Gong Xi accompanies Lin Er to her job. During the ride, she hears Lin Er complaining about the sun. She remembers seeing Lin Er dressed all covered up and using an umbrella so she concludes that Lin Er must be allergic to the sun. Gong Xi compliments what a diligent person Lin Er is even though she has such a weak body. Lin Er’s manager agrees that Lin Er has a weak body but doesn’t agree that the sun is making her weak. Lin Er hates Gong Xi in her mind and says that Gong Xi’s enthusiasm for protecting her is fake and that she is only doing this to earn points.

The van breaks down and the driver tells them that they will have to walk it because the van will take some time to fix. The manager agrees and says that the work site is not that far away. Li Er refuse to walk it but her manager manage to coax her by telling her that Lian is waiting for her and if she keeps delaying the filming, Lian will have a bad impression of her.

   

Five minutes into the walk and Lin Er complains that she is tired and can’t do intense exercise. (Hmmm…considering you are walking the mountains in heels? I would say it is exhausting!) So Gong Xi has to piggy back her. Lin Er finally makes it to the work site – without Gong Xi. She announces her entrance and apologises for being late, however, she receives no reaction from anybody. She goes up to the director and tells him that her manager had to stay back because the van broke. The director asks if she walked here all alone and she tells him that she did.

Lin Er’s make-up artist praise her for walking up the mountain all by herself under the shining sun. Lin Er recalls the truth of what actually happened: Gong Xi sprained her ankle while carrying her. Lin Er left her telling her that she will find people to come and rescue her but little did Gong Xi know that Lin Er just abandoned her. (She sprained her ankle for you! The least can do is find someone to rescue her!)

Gong Xi tries to drag herself to the work site. She wonders if Lin Er really just abandon her. Suffering from the sun, she starts to hallucinate Shang and her mother who both turned their back on her. She lies there and Lian comes and asks her if she is sunbathing. She asks him if Lin Er sent him to come and rescue her. He tells her that he wasn’t sent by Lin Er and that he just happened to be walking by. He realises that her leg is hurt. He asks if her leg is hurt. She denies it and Lian goes and touch her foot and she screams in pain. She carrys her the princess way to the work site while she protest during the entire trip to be let down. (Will you carry me too Siwoon?)

Lian walks in with Gong Xi while Manager Du is talking with Lin Er. Gong Xi is still protesting to be let down. Before he lets her down, he tells her, “Seeing as you were hurt, I helped you. It’s okay if you don’t apologise but do you have to be so vengeful?” She replies, ” Why would I need to appreciate you sympathy? I bet your motive is to hurt me not save me.” He responds with, ” Why are you so full of negative thoughts? After all, I would never hurt an injured person.” Lian asks Manager Du to take a look at Gong Xi’s foot before leaving. Lin Er goes to a room and complain that every time she passes Lian, all she gets is an acknowledgement yet he carried her like that. Gong Xi feels some negative vibes and looks around but doesn’t notice that Lin Er is the one sending the vibes.

   

Before they could start filming, it starts to rain. Lin Er is pacing up and down the hallway hoping that Lian will look her way. When he doesn’t, she takes the initiative to go up to say say to him. Instead of a hi, he tells her that he has in fact been waiting for a very long time and very impatiently. After hearing this, she stalks off in a much worse mood than before.

The director overhears their conversation and tells Lian that half the reason she accepted this film was because of him and that maybe he could be nicer to her. Lian tells him that if he is nice to her, she will never realise her problem and she will never know the director’s painstaking efforts. The director agrees.

Manager Du wrapping Gong Xi’s foot and she greatly calls him a good person. He asks if she thinks Lian is a good person since he carried her all the way to the work site. Or does she hate him? She tells him that she doesn’t dislike him, but it is him who dislikes her. He has been very discouraging towards her from the day she stepped into LME. Manager Du tells her that in the future when she gets the chance, she will slowly understand him. He also tells her that Lian is very devoted to work so those who work with him feel extremely pressured. He suggests that Gong Xi goes to the hospital to get her foot checked out but she refuses because she has to protect Liu Lin Er.

Angry and pissed off Lin Er is stalking off. Gong Xi goes up to Lin Er to find out what is wrong only to face the negative vibes from before and Lin Er’s hatred towards her. Meanwhile, Manager Du pretends to be on the phone to avoid the awkward situation. (I like his yellow phone!) Hearing all of Lin Er’s hatred towards her, her vengeful spirits come out once again. Instead Gong Xi whisk her spirits away and puts on a charming face and tells Lin Er that her job is not finished until Lin Er finishes her job safely. Lin Er remarks that everybody can wait then. Gong Xi calls Manager Du for his help. They face Lin Er with cunning faces.

   

The crew are relaxing themselves when Manager Du and Gong Xi drag Lin Er to the set. Lian asks Gong Xi why she is not at the hospital getting her foot checked out. Jealously kicks into Lin Er and she pushes Gong Xi down saying that it is all an act used to receive Lian’s attention. Lian and the director both ask her to apologise and everybody else just looks at Lin Er with a mean face. Lin Er doesn’t apologise so the director apologises that it was them who caused trouble for her.

The filming starts and Gong Xi watches from the side. Lian brings a chair for Gong Xi to sit on but she rejects his offer. She moves further away from him and tells him that if Lin Er sees them standing too close, she will get angry. Lian tells her that he heard what Lin Er said about her working only to flatter people. Looking at the workers, he tells her that each of the workers are so hard working because they love what they are doing, not trying to flatter anyone. She scoots back closer to him. He continues his encouraging speech. However, he breaks his encouraging speech by saying that work can’t only be based on courage since she will fail really badly. (Great way to break a moment!) She moves further away from him once again since he is going in a circle to say that she is stupid.

   

Lin Er has an argument with the director. Lian and Gong Xi goes to see what is happening. The director tells Lin Er to walk again since she is supposed to be a young lady from a prestigious family yet she is walking like a model. Gong Xi remembers when she was little Shang’s mother taught her to walk like a young lady from a prestigious family. (That little girl is Duo Duo from Ring Ring Bell!) Lin Er breaks out and tells the director that she isn’t acting the role any more. Since he thinks so highly of Gong Xi, he should get her to act her role instead. Gong Xi accepts her challenge and tells her that she can’t take it back.

Lian and Manager Du asks the director if he is really going to let Gong Xi compete with Lin Er. The director tells them why not since Lin Er was the once who suggested the challenge and she said so herself that she doesn’t want to act any more. Lian agrees with the director.

Lin Er wonders why the director is coming to coax her. (Hmmm…I wonder too. Maybe it’s because you have an attitude!) She overhears two workers talking about how that can’t stand her.

Gong Xi is taken under the care of two make-up artists. Her spirits start to take over once again and she makes the make-up artists repeatedly say “Help you put on make-up.”

Lin Er finally starts to realise that she may actually lose her role. He sits outside and Lian comes to sit beside her. He tells her to stop being so headstrong and using her role to threaten the director because she will only be the only getting hurt. Lin Er was on the verge of an apology but she got interrupted by a worker.

Everybody is waiting for Gong Xi’s entrance. She enters all made-up and beautifully dressed. No one can stop staring or calling her beautiful. Lin Er butts in and says that anyone can be beautiful with the right make-up and clothing. Gong Xi agrees with her and exclaims how nice it is to finally be wearing nice clothes and make-up. Manager Du wonders what kind of life she had living in the past. Lian just answers that she cannot be compared to a normal person. Gong Xi thanks Lin Er and decides to win over her.

The filming starts. She recalls Shang’s mother training her to walk like that. Everyone is so proud of her. They praise her greatly. The director tells her to take a break and get ready for the next scene. Lian notice Gong Xi limping as she leaves.

Lian finds Gong Xi in great pain. He tells her to go to the hospital but she refuses because she doesn’t want to delay the filming.

Lin Er thinks about how different Gong Xi’s acting is from hers. She admits to herself that she finally understand what the director was saying about how a young lady from a prestigious family should walk. She walks around and sees Lian treating Gong Xi’s injury. She flips through the script and smiles as she assures herself that the next round will be a sure win for her.

Lian tells her to give up because her wound is quite serious and the next round is a tea ceremony scene. From the start to the end, the scene requires her to sit and that means her whole body will apply pressure to her wounded ankle.

Lin Er is practising for the tea ceremony scene. She invites Gong Xi to practise but Gong Xi tells her that she wants to rest before filming. She realises that Lin Er is sitting in the sun. Lin Er tells Gong Xi that she isn’t allergic to the sun and it was all her misunderstanding. The two girls start fighting like little kids. Lin Er repeatedly calls Gong Xi a hyena.

Lian, Manager Du and the director hear a commotion and goes to see what is going on. There they are joined by the rest of the crew. They see the two girls trying to rip each other’s throat off. The director goes in and breaks up the fight. He tells them to use the energy for the filming later.

Gong Xi almost falls over from the fight. Lian helps her to sit  down. He tells her that she has really suffered from brain damage. She is injured yet she still fights with her.

Lin Er confronts Lian and asks him if he wants Gong Xi to replace her that is why he is being so kind to Gong Xi. He tells her that he is treating Gong Xi kindly because of her wound and that he doesn’t care who the female lead is as long as they are serious toward their work. Lin Er notices that his words are so down-to-earth yet she is feeling more distant towards him.

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My Opinion:

After three episodes, we finally get to see more of Lian. Finally get to see more of Lian’s expressions, not just his poker face. Heheeheee. He finally has another side to him.

All of this drama, I have just seen Gong Xi. I have hardly seen the other characters for twenty minutes so I am hoping I can see more in the next episode.

Not much to say about this episode, except I hope it progresses faster in the following episodes.

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