The Gem of Life Episode 58

Last episode of the week, and since the previous episode they’ve created a 2-year leap, which leaves us with much to ponder and guess about. It felt a little like a filler episode to me, the  type of episode which will make me feel as if the whole series is getting draggy. That’s just the problem with the editing, because we’re stuck with even less characters than in Episode 57. Full steam ahead.

First we get back to where Constance was in Tibet. The mystery man who sits down opposite her is…tadah!

Derek, that good for nothing guy

Derek, that good for nothing guy

So one of my guesses prove to be right. He was coincidentally in Tibet on a business venture with his old friend (that sidekick guy) trying to make moolah off Tibetan herbal remedies.

Guess who else is here too?

Guess who else is here too?

Terrence has also decided to join in the fun and try to win Constance back. I wonder why he couldn’t have done it over the 2 years, and he just had to come at the same time as Derek. Anyway they seem to be on amicable terms in the photo above, but in actual fact she was rather distant, in my opinion.

Can you tell from the back of his head that it's Derek that Terrence is talking to?

Can you tell from the back of his head that it's Derek that Terrence is talking to?

Terrence spotted Derek talking to Constance in that coffee house/shop the other day, and had suspicions over his intentions towards Constance. He thought that Derek stalked her all the way to Tibet. Which is pretty absurd anyway, since Derek is not half as rich as Terrence, and it’s Terrence who stalked Constance, in this case. Well, Terrence flings a cheque for a million at Derek, asking him to stay away from Constance.But Derek being that stubborn ass he is…refuses to. Terrence then resorts to passing the cheque to the sidekick. Derek gets angry and makes a huge commotion (with the sidekick of course), and who else walks in on it – Constance.

She's disappointed with the fact that Terrence only offered one million. Is that all that she's worth?

She's disappointed with the fact that Terrence only offered one million. Is that all that she's worth?

Well, the story seems a bit warped at this point, and because it seems all too convenient that Constance walks in on Derek and his friend fighting. She then meets Terrence at the coffee place to express her disappointment in him, then walks away saying that she’ll arrange for their divorce to be finalised.

Then the silly things start to happen where Derek tries to find Constance’s necklace, which had the ring she designed on it. He finds the trishaw that she may have left it on, and coincidentally Terrence was nearby and they both start to chase after the trishaw. Derek then collapses due to lack of oxygen (Tibet is quite a high altitude area after all) and end up in the hospital.

Constance saying "Oh you must save my friend" to the doctor

Constance saying "Oh you must save my friend" to the doctor. Terrence pretends to look interested.

Again, Constance assumes all responsibility for causing Derek’s hospital stay and practically begs the doctor to save him. Pah. As if he ran after that trishaw against his own will. And I thought that Constance changed over the 2 years, but she still has that warped sense of self-righteousness. She just thinks that the whole world revolves around her, and people live and die because of the things that she does. Pleeeeeassse. Could you get any more self-centred than that?

Half the episode is wasted (yes, wasted) on the scenes in Tibet where Constance settles her relationship with Terrence and tells him she no longer loves him bla bla. I thought she’d already said that 2 years ago. Oh well. I felt that most of the scenes/situations in Tibet was vastly unnecessary, although I appreciate the fact that the crew went all the way to Tibet to do it. Seriously, the series wouldn’t have suffered much Tibet was erased/edited out.

Back to Hong Kong then. Where the people I’m much more interested in are at. Sadly they do not show how Mummy is doing after she was released from jail, but Terrence just mentioned her in passing, saying that she is well. Well, back in HK, Martin has gone into seclusion. Jessica is named the acting chairperson and takes over the duties of running Martin’s business, although she claims that the decisions are still made by Martin. But being in seclusion, Martin would not come out of his house, and even refuses to let Terrence in to see him.

Terrence throws a hissy fit, wanting to see Daddy

Terrence throws a hissy fit, wanting to see Daddy

*stomps feet*

*stomps feet*

Jessica refuses to let Terrence see Martin, saying that Martin does not want to see him. Awwwww. Poor Terrence. People outside are suspecting that his dad is dead, and even he can’t see for himself if Jessica has him mummified or what.

Hey, I'm still alive!

Hey, I'm still alive!

Okay, so Martin is still alive. Seemingly though. Could be some guy wearing a mask. Hehe. No, it’s really him, but there is still some conspiracy behind his seclusion, which we can only wait to find out. Or speculate. It’s always more fun to speculate.

Look who else is not dead!

Look who else is not dead!

The good news is, Melissa is not dead too. But she’s still dying, and she decides to hand complete power to Will. (Nooooooo bad choice) Before this, he was still reporting to her, but now, she’s made him his own boss. God, what has become of the world?

We also get a sneak peek of Calvin, who isn't dead as well, just in a hospital.

We also get a sneak peek of Calvin, who isn't dead as well, just in a hospital.

Calvin is in the hospital because of an asthma attack, and the better news is, Catherine is nowhere to be seen! I expected her to be hovering, and stumbling about carrying a flask of hot soup. But no, she’s not there. *fingers crossed* (As a side story, Calvin recognises that Will is getting more daring, and knows that Will is going to rear his ugly head soon)

We get a sneak peek of Sylvia as well, albeit very briefly. She is now working in Martin’s company under Jessica, running the marketing department. Jessica seems to be happy that Sylvia is her ally, although I would love to see Sylvia being more in the spotlight, I know that Jessica and Constance are going to take centre stage from now on.

We don’t get to see Mummy and Daddy, Woh Chai and Elise. Again, it feels as though the scriptwriters didn’t take much care into the editing of this episode. Of course, we’d be intrigued as to what the next episode holds, but this episode lacked the punch the previous ones had. They didn’t really catch us by surprise with Derek’s appearance in Tibet (at least not me anyway) and Jessica’s sudden ascension was shocking, but it somewhat lacked some climactic point. It was a little disappointing for me, because I’ll have to wait over the weekend to get to know what’s going on, and I’ll have this lacklustre episode to reflect on till then.

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2 thoughts on “The Gem of Life Episode 58

  1. OMG LOL, your episode summary has bits of hilariously funny parts.
    Especially this bit,
    ‘Calvin is in the hospital because of an asthma attack, and the better news is, Catherine is nowhere to be seen! I expected her to be hovering, and stumbling about carrying a flask of hot soup. But no, she’s not there. *fingers crossed*’

    HAHA, NICE ONE.
    Alright, I’ll be going back into AF forums, heh heh happened to view your AF profile and clicked on your website’s link :D.

    • Lol I didn’t think anyone would come to the site from my AF profile link. Haha this episode was less fun to do compared to the previous ones, I got addicted to capping and summarising after the ‘Martin owned Sung’ episode. Heh. I’ll see you around on AF then. 😉

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