Skip Beat! Episode 14 Recap

Yay! Episode 14! Finally, some action? Maybe some intimacy?

Lian is having a talk with Coco Chicken. She tells him that every time she talks with him, she feels that he is very serious so he must have thought the loving couple was pretty boring. He tells her no, it is actually the complete opposite and that he wishes them the best. Gong Xi is extremely happy because him saying this allows her to continue on. She ask him isn’t a contradiction that he doesn’t like romantic relationships actually wishes the couple the best? He tells her that because this world is filled with love it’s what makes it perfect. But if she asks him whether he can overcome the barrier of being in love, well, it’s just something that he can’t do. He can’t let anyone become the most perfect person in “here”. She asks him what “here” means. The acting industry? (I thought “here” was his heart…? Isn’t it?)

Gong Xi is left to wonder and be depressed all because of Lian.

Anyway, the LME director calls to inform Lian that he already knows of his condition. The director will only give him one day to sort this out and that he wants him to be on set tomorrow to play Jia Yue’s scenes. The LME director will also be there.

Leaving the lift, Lian sees Gong Xi. He asks himself if he was Jia Yue, what would he do. And yeah, Manager Du is more than happy to see Gong Xi. Gong Xi has come to visit Lian because she doesn’t have to do any filming. She especially made him an obento box. He was reluctant to accept it but after some good words from Manager Du, he happily accepted it. He also asks her for a favour – to borrow her time and body tonight! Gong Xi goes OMG! Ahahahahaa, but it’s Lian so what can you expect?

      

Gong Xi arrives at Lian’s doorstep. He asks her to help him with the script. He wants her to act out Mei Yue’s part. She tells him that she hasn’t rehearsed her lines before but he tells her to just bring out the Mei Yue within her. They decide to start from where Mei Yue went to visit Jia Yue. They both get into their respective roles.

She stands outside his door and ring the bell. He opens the door and tells her cut. She asks why when she hasn’t even started acting. He tells her it is because she hasn’t acted anything that’s why he called cut. He tells her to think about the Jia Yue in the script. He lives in an apartment by himself,  five minutes away from the train station and where there are many people. And most importantly is that Jia Yue’s girlfriend is Wei Xu. He tells her to consider Mei Yue’s mood.

               

She really gets into character and even starts hallucinating that she really is at Jia Yue’s apartment. She rings the bell and then acts worried because passer-bys are getting suspicious of her. *Ring, ring, ring!* She then runs to hide behind a wall because he is taking forever to open the door. Finally, he opens. She quickly rushes back and just asks him why he was away saying that everyone is worried about him. He answers and tries to shoo her away. Knowing that she can’t stand out here forever, she thinks of a way to let herself in the house. She sticks her foot in just as his was about to close the door. Now he has no choice but to let her in.

She looks around and mentions that his house is just like he described. She wonders if the other rooms are also like this. He strictly tells her no and that she is to leave immediately after he has wrapped her foot. “A male teacher cannot be alone with a female student.” She starts to think of a way for Jia Yue to not kick Mei Yue out. Aha! She tells him that if he does not allow her to cook for him, then she won’t allow him to apply medicine for her. It backfires because he tells her that if she doesn’t want to apply medicine on now, then she can leave right away. He makes her repeat what he told her about how male teachers cannot be alone with a female student.  However, she asks him what if she doesn’t use her student identity to come here. -.^ Since he is going to get married to Wei Xu one day, then they will be relatives in the future. Isn’t it just appropriate for take care of her older cousin’s husband who is sick? (No, no, no! That is just inappropriate)  And then Lian heads into dark mode saying how it hurts to hear the girl you love mention your relationship with someone else.

He tells her since she mentioned Wei Xu, he really wants to see her. Oh? Is it like this? To brighten her mood, he tells her that besides Wei Xi, she is the first gril to enter his house. He was about to help her wrap her foot up but he got a bit faintish. She realises that his expression is exactly the same as when he had a high fever last time. He tells her that he is fine. She tells him seeing him sick like this, she can’t leave him at home alone. No matter what, she won’t leave him home alone unless he can prove to her that he is fine. How? She tells him that he can prove it by eating all of the congee that she makes. And then they start their telepathic talk about her forcing him.

Alrights, so he helps her bandage her foot first. Then she escorts him to his room. She realises that since this is Mei Yue’s first time here, she should be acting as if she is clueless as to what is going on.

In his room, he tells her that he is going to rest while she should make him the congee. She looks around and sees that his room is a messy sty and realises that he took so long to answer the door because he was already resting! Smart Gong Xi! Then she starts to tear up as she confesses that she doesn’t know how to cook congee. Oh, poor Gong Xi! She tells him that although she doesn’t know how to cook, she will try her best so please don’t kick her out. He agrees.

Gong Xi is off making congee while Lian is left to think that he can’t let his feelings for her to be exposed. He keeps recalling her. 🙂

       

*Bang!* Lian goes to see what Gong Xi has done. It turns out she was trying to reach for a pan that was positioned high up. So standing on the stool, she falls. She wonders why the fall didn’t hurt and sees that her prince charming has saved her. The two are lying intimately on the fall. He hugs her sweetly. However, in her version, she calls him teacher and jerks him back to reality. He immediately jerks back. Back to reality though, she wonders why Jia Yue is hugging Mei Yue so tightly. (No Gong Xi, he isn’t hugging Mei Yue, he is hugging Gong Xi!) He realises that he can’t let Gong Xi know his feelings so he jerks back. He then passionately touches her face and asks her if she has kissed before. (This is the part where I am banging and yelling ‘KISS HER ALREADY! KISS, KISS, KISS!) She should have said no, come and kiss me but instead she says ‘Teacher, please be more sensible.’ After some more jiber jaber from Gong Xi, Lian turns around and tells her that he was punishing her because he wasn’t listening to him. He just wanted to let her know how dangerous it is to come into the house of a man who is living alone unexpectedly. (Oh, wow! I’d come to your house uninvited any day! And please punish me)

After he gets the pot for her, he leaves ands says to himself “I actually went out of control. Even I haven’t seen myself like this. This person isn’t the real me is it? It’s not Jia Yue and it’s also not the actor called Dun He Lian. The real me has been lured by her.)

      

With no congee cooking skills and what just what happened, the congee is bound to be burnt. She starts to apologise but Lian butts in with “Gong Xi”. This diverts her attention because he called her Gong Xi. He thanks her. Before she leaves, he tells her that he can handle the role of Jia Yue. After she leaves, he was just about to eat her burnt congee but she got a message from Manager Du saying that he just wanted to notify his that the news of his condition spread to the media and that there will be lots of reporters at tomorrow’s shooting.

On the way to work, Gong Xi has a feeling that today is going to be a good day. However, at work she spots the LME director… Not a good day is it?

The LME chairman tells that Lian will retire from the showbiz industry if he can’t handle the role of Jia Yue. The reporters will be the ones evaluating Lian’s performance. The director tries to save Lian but it doesn’t work because Lian accepts the chairman’s idea.

After his announcement to the media, he spots Gong Xi sitting by herself all depressed. Don’t worry, her spirits are there to comfort her. He goes to comfort her. He asks her why she is angry and she tells him that she is just enjoying the solitude. Anyway, he gets to the point that she is angry. She tells him that she doesn’t want to see him leave the showbiz industry. He promises her that he won’t leave unless his acting is really bad. AHAHA

               

Lian requests to not act by the script. The director hesitates by then agrees. Lian even goes to say that he will bring out Yi Mei’s complete ability in this. Yi Mei thinks that Lian is looking down at her by saying that he can bring out her complete ability so she plans her scheme by not saying anything to see how he acts. Acting his scene, Gong Xi realises that Lian is not continuing the lines quickly like he usually would. Mei Yue cuts her hand and Jia Yue looks at her, takes hold of her hand and says that he is going to help her disinfect it. He takes it up and is on the verge of sucking her blood (vampire!) when she jerks back, shocked. Yi Mei subconsciously mentions that he caused her to almost yell out loud. He asks her if she thought he would going to lick her finger. He explains that as a teacher if he licked her finger, the matter will be blown up. Gong Xi realises that this is an re-enactment from yesterday and that Mei Yue should be like her, unable to utter a single word. Yi Mei wonders why Jia Yue who clearly likes Mei Yue would such such things and use such a cold expression towards her. Although Lian has started fiercely, but the Lian right now is not one that she recognises.

Mei Yue wonders why Lian would cause her to not say anything when he said he would bring out her complete ability. Jia Yue turns around and creates a fist. The director realises that Jia Yue is hurting a lot in his heart and that Lian has completely grasped the role of Jia Yue. Gong Xi is worried for Yi Mei while Manager Du is saying that it is correct for Yi Mei to not speak. Gong Xi realises that this is correct – Mei Yue is hurt and Jia Yue is hurt. She realises that the best way to express these feelings is to be in deep silence.

Mei Yue is wondering why Jia Yue isn’t speaking for so long. Finally, Jia Yue speaks up. He tells her that he feels that his joke went overboard. Gong Xi is so happy that Lian is able to use this to solve the awkwardness. Manager Du realises that only through this can Jia Yue express his love.

Everyone thinks that they can revert back to the script but Lian thinks so otherwise. Mei Yue decides to go and brew some tea but Jia Yue stops her by continuously asking about her hand. To prove that she is fine,  she decides to go and play the piano. He looks at her with his sweet smile expression. Gong Xi pick ups that Lian sometimes looks at her with that expression. She realises that Jia Yue would smile like that to Mei Yue because he loves her so if Lian looks at her with that expression it means…he doesn’t hate her as much. (Omg, he loves you sweetie! Figure it out already! Lian has figured it out long ago!) Anyway, Jia Yue tells Mei Yue to play any song that she likes. Yi Mei recalls telling the director that she is not good at piano and that the only song that she knows how to play is ‘Chopsticks’. The director tells her that it is okay and they can get a double for her hands. Jia Yue tells her that it is okay and that if her aunty and uncle returns, he will tell them that he told her to play. Lian goes to sit and play the piano with Yi Mei. Manager Du is extremely worried because Lian’s piano skills are kindergarten level! Gong Xi wonders how Lian will be able to play Chopin’ Fantasy Impromptu, that complex of a piece. Lian starts to play something that resembles nothing like Chopin’…

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My Opinion:

First thing first, I know that this recap is confusing with a drama within a drama. Even I am confused by it… Lian is Jia Yue, Yi Mei is Mei Yue and Gong Xi is Wei Xu. Wei Xu is Mei Yue’s cousin who is in love with her teacher and Mei Yue’s boyfriend, Jia Yue. Jia Yue is also in love with Wei Xu. Now, here is something I don’t understand. Why can’t Jia Yue be with Wei Xu? Is it because of the teacher-student relationship?

This drama is all good and really amusing but I just don’t get the drama within a drama. Maybe it’s because I don’t understand the concept of Dark Moon…

I must say, I really like Lian and Gong Xi. They are so cute! Or maybe it’s just me who falls in love with a couple every time I drama. Ahahaha. Now that Lian realises that he likes Gong Xi, I think it is time for Gong Xi to have some realisation too! Every time when I see these two get close I would just go kiss, kiss, kiss! So they better provide me with a kiss in the next ep.

You can really see Gong Xi and Lian’s development. Lian and Gong Xi didn’t get along from the beginning and look at their progress now.

Oh Shang, poor Shang, where are you!? Are you going to appear any time soon? He has such less screen time. I miss him so much with each ep! He better have more screen time in the next ep!

And Nan Qing, well, frankly, I haven’t missed her. Her role doesn’t really hit the target for me.

Ep 15, end with a bang please! 😀

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8 thoughts on “Skip Beat! Episode 14 Recap

  1. isti March 30, 2012 at 11:26 am Reply

    I wait for the next synopsis

  2. JL April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm Reply

    To clarify, Jia Yue is to be married with Wei Xi (whom we don’t have a corresponding actress for), Wei Xu’s older sister. Wei Xi is the one who pushed Wei Xu off a cliff when they were little, and Wei Xu loathes that she was given a name so similar to the sister she hates. Mei Yue secretly loves Jia Yue, and he feels the same toward her, although he tries to suppress his feelings in an attempt to remain faithful to his fiancé, Wei Xi. (Oh, also because Mei Yue is a student, of course.)

    • misscupcakees April 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm Reply

      ohhhhh! So Wei Xu is just the person who loathes her sister?

      I think I understand this much more clearly now!

    • nelehvanilla April 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm Reply

      No, no, no. Jia Yue is not trying to suppress his feelings in an attempt to remain faithful to his fiance! He is trying to get close to Wei Xi so that he can get revenge, and he is also trying to suppress his feelings so that he is able to carry out his revenge instead of being distracted by Mei Yue!

      • misscupcakees April 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        Wait, what revenge?
        I thought that Jia Yue wants to surpress his feelings because he can’t fall in love with Mei Yue because she is his student…

      • JL May 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        If that is the case, it must’ve been portrayed in the manga, which I have not read!

  3. Noni April 8, 2012 at 5:29 am Reply

    Do you know the song that plays in the background in the scene where Lian saves Gong Xi (when she fell from the chair, in his kitchen and Lian wanted to kiss Gong Xi)

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