Derek has a lot of screentime in this episode, and we get less of Constance, thank goodness.
The episode kicks off with Calvin running on the treadmill, a scene which I do not see the significance of. We then see Terrence, who was pulling an all-nighter, getting more coffee. I was somehow led to believe that we’re going to go back to the Calvin-vs-Terrence situation we had at the start of the series, but I was wrong. For now. I really do hope that they bring that back, because that clash of characters was at least interesting. Not that Jessica-vs-Terrence isn’t, just that I prefer the two of them to be on the same side. 😉
In the previous episode, Sylvia pointed out to Constance that there are other people out to get Derek, like Terrence. Which led everyone including me to believe that Terrence was behind Derek’s legal troubles. However, we find out in this episode that Terrence is actually innocent. O_O Everything was a ploy by Jessica to shake Constance’s trust in Terrence. Damn good ploy I must say. Constance confronts Terrence about framing Derek but he denies it. Well, what we can tell from this is that Constance doesn’t have a mind of her own. If Sylvia were to implicate Jessica instead of Terrence, Constance would’ve ran to confront Jessica instead. It definitely wasn’t Sylvia’s fault; Constance was the one barging into her office. Sylvia was trying to defend her honour (and Calvin), plus she doesn’t really know what’s going on with Constance and her dealings with Derek, Terrence and Jessica. Constance didn’t take a moment to consider who else would’ve benefited from this as well. Which led to Jessica getting what she wanted.
That scene was with Mummy dearest, whose memory is still on the decline. Despite being on medication, there is technically still no cure for Alzheimer’s. What she can only hope for is to slow down the progression of the disease.
Daddy isn’t quite as happy though. He finds out that Mummy is wandering around, and getting upset when she realises that she can’t recall Sylvia moving out and leaving Jessica’s company. Daddy is naturally upset as well; he orders (yes you heard me right, ORDERS) Sylvia to move back in. To which Sylvia feebly agreed to. He then told off the three of them again, saying that he didn’t care what they did outside of the house – how they treat each other, how they lie and scheme and do all these evil things. He wanted them to always be happy while they’re in the house in Mummy’s presence, even if they have to put on an act. Hmm. Shouldn’t be a problem for Sylvia and Jessica, dunno about Constance though, her acting skills are questionable or non-existent, even.
We also have a great Woh Chai- Jessica moment, where Woh Chai was entertaining Sun Sun with his magic tricks.
It was a bit suspicious though, how Woh Chai suddenly clutched his eyes while doing one of his tricks. Maybe this implies of something more serious in future episodes.
Not everything is all rosy and happy though…
Terrence accused Jessica of sabotaging his relationship with Constance by opening up the Derek file. He wasn’t wrong, but it was just too easy for Jessica to deny it, because Terrence again has no evidence of Jessica doing it. We later find out only because Derek’s friend revealed it to him. Terrence is becoming the male version of Constance once again, accusing people without prior evidence.
Terrence tries to prove his innocence to Constance, but she wouldn’t have any of it. She sides with Jessica on a business decision, although it is unclear whether she does it because she thinks it’s clearly a bad choice or she just doesn’t want to agree with Terrence. I feel it’s the latter, but she claims it’s the former. Oh well.
Derek on the other hand, has more on his hands than he could imagine. He finds out that Constance does not regard him as anything more than a friend, and is pretty broken up about it. But he deals with it better than he’d have 2 years ago. Thank god. He thinks that she still has feelings for Terrence and vice versa (duh on this). She just doesn’t know or doesn’t want to admit, and he doesn’t want to be the person that comes between them both. So he goes to look for Terrence, presumably to return him Constance’s ring and tell him to go after her (like he isn’t already). On the way, he meets with an accident and is trapped in his car. Terrence finds him there, and was going to rescue him. Until he saw the ring. I’m going to say that how can anyone pay attention to something as tiny as the ring when there’s a huge wreck of a car in front of you?
But Terrence sees it. And he thinks that Derek still wants Constance (or anything that comes into his convoluted mind). Then he stops. And watches as Derek is burnt (to death) in the car. Gawwwwd. He chastises Jessica for supposedly letting Martin die, but he goes ahead and does the same? Alright, so he doesn’t love Derek, but a life is a life. Shame on him that he felt that he had to let Derek die so that he can be with Constance. If Constance doesn’t love him, nothing he or Derek does can change it. The series has been morally shady before (with Jessica’s accident and Mummy taking the blame), but this is downright outrageous. Terrence doesn’t even know what the ring was there for, but conveniently jumps to the conclusion and lets someone die. He’s so the male Constance.
Anyway, it would be interesting to see how Constance would react to this, given that she’s such a self-blaming person. In this episode, she blamed herself for sending Derek the wrong signals, and thus resulting in his legal worries. I dunno how she can think of something so far-fetched but not figure out that it could be Jessica. Instead of thinking of Jessica outright, she thinks that, maybe because she sent the wrong signals to Derek, Derek thinks he has a chance with her, leading to Terrence finding out, and Terrence plotting to destroy Derek. Well, she is self-centred alright. Everything is about her, her, and her.