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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Looks like Jessica has been having one too many nightmares lately. Moving on to other more significant things,
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.
Yeah, funeral = more crying Jessica. It must be really taxing on Ada Choi, poor girl.
With Terrence and Jessica as the parents. Lol.
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.
It actually made me laugh a little, the makeup. I dunno why they did that, Martin is a man okay.
The next bit of drama would be the reading of Martin’s will. Constance shows up unexpectedly…
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.
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.