DRAMA CLUB: Love Around Episode 18 (1/2)
Alright! I take it back! I take it all back! Everything I said about Zhou Zhen being a total putz these last few episodes....I take it all back because in this one episode...this one short hour, he managed to work his way back into my good graces. Hooray Zhou Zhen! You're my favorite hero once again! *And there was much rejoicing!*
With only two episodes standing between us and the end of this roller-coaster of emotional insanity, you know things would have to work out between Zhou Zhen and Xiao Shu eventually and I have to say, I'm so happy it happened in this week's episode. I honestly wasn't sure how much longer I could take hating Zhen before I cracked. I mean, as a good friend of mine pointed out, his hair alone is enough to make you weak in the knees so how could you possibly be mad at him for long? Yes, he did his best to make us (and more importantly, Xiao Shu) hate him and I have to admit, it worked on me; lucky for Zhen, Xiao Shu is made of better stuff than I and she never gave up on Zhen or their love. *Wow, that sounds incredibly sappy!*
I have to say, throughout these past couple of weeks, I've been really impressed with the level of maturity Xiao Shu has shown and this week was no different. When you stop to consider the amount of crap that would inevitably accompany the return of her memories, you have to admit, Xiao Shu has handled it all with an incredible amount of grace, forgiveness and understanding. Yes, she had her moments of distrust and disappointment in her father (and who could blame her) but she dealt with it all and was even able to put herself in her father's position and attempt to understand why he decided to hide the truth all these years. If that's not impressive enough, she went a step further by admitting her father was in the wrong when it came to his dealings with Papa Zhou and then went so far as to apologize to him in her father's stead. *Most impressive!* But then she goes a step further and calls up Zhen (and yes, my heart skipped a beat as I watched him nervously answer her call) and tells him that he can't push her away anymore because it's only hurting them both. *Way to go, Xiao Shu!*
I will admit, I was a little upset at Zhen when he answered Pin Ying's call right in the middle of his conversation with Xiao Shu and I cringed when I saw him ditch Xiao Shu for dinner with Pin Ying. *and yes, there were some words yelled at the TV at that point* However, the moment Zhen realized that he loved Xiao Shu enough to persist despite everything, all was forgiven. From that moment on, all of the warm-fuzzies that I've so desperately missed these last few weeks came back with a vengeance and my poor heart nearly stopped when Zhen stepped out from behind the shelves at the station and stood before Xiao Shu to boldly proclaim "I love you!"
As much as I'd like to say our OTP can now live happily ever after, we all know that's not going to happen just yet. It looks like next week's episode will be full of all kinds of family drama but that can wait. For now I'm just going to enjoy the warm happy glow of our reunited OTP and celebrate the return of our heroic Zhen. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go watch that last scene again because seriously, the combination of that hair and that smile is just too good for words...*swoon*