The Gem of Life Episode 69

White and white...does that mean less fighting in this episode?

White and white...does that mean less fighting in this episode?

Not really. It’s the Gem of Life, how can anyone expect no fighting at all? And it’s not out-of-place fighting which does not make sense, just lots of boiling angst. They dropped a bombshell on us by taking away Martin in Episode 68, this episode we sort of deal with the repercussions of his death.

Terrence pulling off his usual shocked expression to bad news

Terrence pulling off his usual shocked expression upon hearing bad news

Telling his grandfather stories to Elise

Telling his grandfather stories to Elise

While Jessica and Terrence deal with the death of Martin, Phillip and Elise are short of popping open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. I thought that with Martin dead, Phillip’s desire for revenge would be lessened. But Phillip proves that it’s not personal; he stills wants to take down Martin’s company and take back his top dog position. Here he is telling Elise about what he thinks Martin would do post-mortem. He says that if he were Martin, he’d still pass on his business to Jessica and Terrence, but he’d get someone to look over them, like some sort of chaperone. (Haha I lol-ed at the thought of this.) He then tells Elise that Terrence knows about their dirty little tricks. So he asks Elise to tell Will that it was Terrence who instigated Martin to get back at Woh Chai. This would turn Will against Terrence and not trust what he has to say.

Poor Woh Chai...my heart breaks to see him all wrapped up like that.

Poor Woh Chai...my heart breaks to see him all wrapped up like that.

I dunno why Will looks like he's about to swing the cane at his brother here lol

I dunno why Will looks like he's about to swing the cane at his brother here lol

Elise drops by the hospital just in time to catch the two brothers having a heart-to-heart. More like, Will trying to show Woh Chai how much Elise has done for him in comparison to Jessica. Woh Chai goes on to say that he’s been in love with Jessica since he was 12 (awwww), and he only treats Elise as a friend. Okay, that’s where the similarity between Constance and Woh Chai ends. At least Woh knows who he loves. Heh.

Elise's Dad gives her a little lecture

Elise's Dad gives her a little lecture

Elise runs into her dad drowning himself in alcohol, and he tells her what a failure he is. That Phillip never really values him bla bla. He sort of hints at Elise to not sell her soul to the devil (Grandpa) and that she still has a choice. He laments the fact that he cannot protect her from what Grandpa is making/made her do, and feels even more like a failure. She tells him not to turn a blind eye to what evil deeds she’s been up to with Grandpa, but he says he did do that when her mother was ill, and look how that turned out. Now, even if he wants to help, he’s powerless to do so. I really want to feel sorry for Elise’s dad, but I can’t. He’s never had more than 3 lines to say in one episode, and suddenly he’s spouting out all these fatherly talk to Elise. Plus, he was never a good role model to his daughter to begin with; he never bailed her out when she was in trouble, or disciplined her in any way like how her Grandma tried. He just bascially led a separate life. So yeah, it’s a bit hard to feel any father-daughter dynamics here.

We cut to see another heartbreaking scene of Jessica crying while watching the opera. Remember when Martin booked the same singer for a private performance at the same place while they were dating? Funny how she still has the time and mood to style her hair and dress up so nicely. She could just show up in her pjs and start crying away. I feel bad for posting so many photos of Jessica crying. It seems that in the past few episodes she’s done nothing but cry.

Jessica crying again

Jessica crying again

Mummy making notes

Mummy making notes

Mummy was making notes in her photo album, writing down who is who. She was looking at Jessica and Martin’s wedding photo, and she wrote ‘Shiao Mei’ next to Jessica and son-in-law next to Martin. It was an even stronger scene than Jessica crying to herself, in my opinion. Because coupled with the fact that Mummy is slowly losing her memory, there is resounding fear and sadness in her that she might not be able to remember who the people in the photo album are. I got kind of teary eyed in this scene, but it didn’t last long.

Constance and Terrence mourn over the tennis racket

Constance and Terrence mourn over the tennis racket

Well, not really. They were just reflecting on some moments with Martin, and Constance inadvertently lets out the fact that Martin was suspicious of Jessica’s loyalty in the days before he died. Right, Constance, way to go!

Who? Me?

Who? Me?

Thank goodness I still have half a brain cell to keep me from blabbing out my plans

Thank goodness I still have half a brain cell to keep me from blabbing out my plans

Look who's back?

Look who's back?

Sylvia seems to have gone back her old self. She tells Jessica that she is back to see Sun Sun one last time. If not for Sun Sun, she wouldn’t even show up at Jessica’s house. Aww. Poor Jessica, but she does have to suffer the consequences of her actions. She can’t really expect everyone to forgive and forget that easily. Not everyone is Constance. Speaking of which, Sylvia moves back with Mummy and Daddy, and she has one of those bonding sessions with Constance, just like the old days. Sylvia also meets up with Sunny, who asks if she knew where Calvin was. Apparently Calvin has vanished.

Another sweet sisterly moment

Another sweet sisterly moment here

Wait, why is Jessica so freaked out about her sisters gossip sesions?

Wait, why is Jessica so freaked out about her sisters gossip sesions?

Is that....dead Martin that she sees?

Is that....dead Martin that she sees?

Looks like Jessica has been having one too many nightmares lately. Moving on to other more significant things,

Sun Sun is so cute!

Sun Sun is so cute!

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Just another photo to highlight his cuteness 🙂

Oh, look who's being all brotherly

Oh, look who's being all brotherly now

To give Terrence credit, he really did seem to be there to play with Sun Sun genuinely. He even says that when Sun Sun grows up, he’ll tell him all about their Dad. Aww. Although it does sound weird coming from Terrence, since he’s been such a rebel throughout the series. The nanny comes over and rats on Jessica to Terrence, telling him that on the night that Martin died, he had a fiery argument with Jessica and he said something about wanting a divorce. Now, that’s putting all sorts of ideas into Terrence’s poor half-brain-cell-powered brain.

another one with cute little unknowing Sun Sun

At Martin's funeral: another one with cute little unknowing Sun Sun

Yeah, funeral = more crying Jessica. It must be really taxing on Ada Choi, poor girl.

Oddly enough, they do look like a family here...

Oddly enough, they do look like a family here...

With Terrence and Jessica as the parents. Lol.

Is Terrence making a pass at Will now?

Is Terrence making a pass at Will now?

Terrence tried to give some friendly advice to Will about Phillip and Elise’s schemes, but Will told him he was just there to put up a show, so he should just lay off.

Meanwhile, Jessica is crying over Martin again.

Jessica crying yet again

Jessica crying yet again

I still can't get over how Martin looks in this scene

I still can't get over how Martin looks in this scene

It actually made me laugh a little, the makeup. I dunno why they did that, Martin is a man okay.

Terrence pointing his accusing finger at Jessica yet again

Terrence pointing his accusing finger at Jessica yet again

Constance joins in the backstage drama

Constance joins in the backstage drama; Jessica whines some more

The next bit of drama would be the reading of Martin’s will. Constance shows up unexpectedly…

The trio

Martin has left his business to all three of them. So Phillip does know Martin best. He predicted correctly what Martin would do. But to trust Constance to protect Martin’s best interests? Hmmm.

) See, they even share the same clueless look.

For the benefit of shippers. 🙂 See, they even share the same clueless look.

More up with Episode 70! I’ve gone a little screenie mad in this one because WP has started functioning well again. 😀 Will be busy over the weekend but I’ll try to get the rest of the week’s episodes up.

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4 thoughts on “The Gem of Life Episode 69

    • Yeah! I just find him irresistible…god knows how many caps of him I took already. I don’t know why I do such things sometimes 😀

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