The Gem of Life Episode 74

Very little sisterly action, but nevertheless I am thrilled with the lack of Constance-counselling in this episode. I must say, this episode felt more like a Woh-centric episode, which makes me brim with joy, because I was hoping for more than 70 episodes now that they give Wong Hei something to do other than pine for Jessica. Well, he still does pine for her in here, but at least he gives some emotion and shows that he’s not just a two-dimensional stand-in.

I'm not a dimbo okay?

I'm not a dimbo okay?

Right from the start, we have Sylvia trying to get rid of Derek in her own way, by offering to help his friends expand their business to Mainland China. She suggests getting Derek out of HK illegally so that he can start anew bla bla, not knowing what had happened. Sunny says that Constance will not understand why she is doing all these to get Derek out, and Sylvia says that she doesn’t want Derek to end up in jail not because she wants Constance to forgive her or what, but for her own conscience. At least she has realistic hopes.

A not-so-flattering photo of Mummy in nerdy specs and flowery nightgown

A not-so-flattering photo of Mummy in nerdy specs and flowery nightgown

Sylvia comes home to find Mummy unable to sleep, and they have a little talk. (Daddy has left in a hurry, presumably he just heard of Derek’s accident.) One thing I don’t get is why the sudden change in Mummy’s outfit. The flowery nightgown aside, she’s suddenly wearing a horribly out-of-fashion pair of spectacles, and looking like she’s gone back in time. Alzheimer’s is taxing on your mind, but it does make you age faster okay? And it doesn’t impair your eyesight to require you to switch back to ancient specs okay? Round specs really does not suit Louise Lee, and it does make her look a lot more haggard than she actually is. Anyway, Mummy tells Sylvia that she knows that the sisters are not on good terms with each other. Although they don’t fight in front of her, she knows. It’s that sort of motherly instinct thingy. Sylvia does her best to comfort her.

The Daddies letting Derek's death sink in

The Daddies letting Derek's death sink in

Yes, so Terrence did stand by and watch Derek die. No one knows that yet though, and poor old Mr Sun, who’s had to work so hard to make Derek see the light, and now Derek is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And before him too. We find out that Terrence has also been admitted into the hospital from the burns he suffered while (not) trying to save Derek. Anyway, please tell me how you get burns from watching a car burst into flames? He probably just put his arm near the fire or something, pretend he tried. Pah. Jessica goes to pay him a visit to show her concern, as always. πŸ˜‰ He does accuse her of putting up a show for the media, but he’s secretly thrilled.

There they go, making faces at each other again

There they go, making faces at each other again

Terrence puckers up, yet again

Terrence puckers up, yet again

What? No consolation kiss for the injured?

What? No consolation kiss for the injured?

<_<

<_<

Terrence tries to guilt Jessica into admitting that it was her who set up Derek in the first place, but Jessica ain’t stupid. She tells him to save his energy to fight her after he is discharged. See how she masks her concern for him?? She even postpones one of the functions that Terrence has to attend so that he can recover fully (from his not-so-serious burns). Awww.

Constance also gets her moment of mourning, because after all, she’s going to blame herself for Derek’s death again. Knowing how self-centred she is, she probably thinks the dog ran to the middle of the road because it wants to go to her or something stupid like that, resulting in Derek swerving to avoid it bla bla. *rolls eyes*

She does the wobbly chin thing first

She does the wobbly chin thing first

Then comes the tears

Then comes the tears

Woh Chai gives her Derek’s letters to her while he was in prison, and she gets all nostalgic and guilty over how she treated him during that time. Even when she’s mourning for Derek, she still has the cheek to ask Woh Chai if she was wrong in not giving him a chance while he was still alive. Omg stop it already, with so little scenes in this episode she still manages to infuriate me with that one scene. I mean, Derek’s already dead, if she wants to make herself feel bad about it then it’s up to her. Don’t force innocent bystanders like Woh to console and make you feel better by saying things you want to hear.

Yeah, what's the deal with you?

Yeah, what's the deal with you?

And when Woh Chai tries to placate her by saying that she should live happily because that was what Derek would’ve wanted, she asks back “Can I?” which leaves Woh Chai speechless.

His little sort-of counselling session with Constance leaves him in a pub considering his own troubles. He is essentially in the same predicament as Derek was, not in the sense that he’s dead, but stuck loving a woman whose heart is not with him. He pours his heart out to Elise (bad choice). He tells her that he always thought he was alright with unrequited love, that sacrificing everything for someone was called love. But if that person doesn’t reject you, it doesn’t mean that he/she accepts you, maybe he/she just can’t tell you that you’re forcing them to accept your kindness.

Poor Woh Chai

Poor Woh Chai

It was sad to see him cry like that, because he’s never had such a spill of emotions before. But then again, I thought he’d be upset over his friend’s death. Then again, maybe he wasn’t that close to Derek. It was heartbreaking how he reflected on how his relationship with Jessica was, how he’s been living in ignorant bliss before. Does that mean he’s going to give up on Jessica already, hinting to a possible Woh-Elise ending?

Elise certainly hopes so

Elise certainly hopes so

Meanwhile,

Is Phillip scouting for a new wife?

Is Phillip scouting for a new wife?

Naw, he’s just doing this interview with the lady. But there’s nothing to rule her out from being a new wife after he’s come back into power. Despite sounding all mellow and relaxed in the interview, that was just a false front. Phillip is still as fiery as ever, stopping at nothing to reach his goals. He sets Elise on her next task:

You want me to sleep with Will? I'd rather fake marry a gay man!

You want me to sleep with Will? I'd rather fake marry a gay man!

Note how Elise has her mouth wide open when Phillip said that. I did not make Linda Chung do that, it was her natural reflex. Haha πŸ˜€ Grandpa wants her to gain more control over Will, instead of just manipulating him by being his employee. He claims that sex is the way to go in gaining control over a man. Right, speaking from experience. *coughCharliecough*

Elise says NO

Elise says NO

My mouth is bigger than yours, so I win!

My mouth is bigger than yours, so I win!

And Elise ends up with another one to her face

And Elise ends up with another one to her face

Poor Elise, always getting slapped around by jerks. First Terrence, now Grandpa. She is adamant that she will not betray the brothers because of what Woh has done for her over the 2 years. However, she meets with a minor accident and ends up in the hospital, where she runs into Grandma who said that Grandpa has suffered another stroke. Maybe this will sway her over to the dark side. With a hefty price too. Unless of course, our dear Phillip was putting on a show.

Woh also tries to help Elise out in other ways, because he heard that Jessica’s company was going to sue Phillip who owed them money. So he meets Jessica and asks for a personal favour from her to not sue Mr Sung, because he’s sick and Elise is all worried. Jessica didn’t give a confirmed yes to that, but temporarily placates Woh with a yes. See how sneaky she is? Of course she’s not going to let Phillip go just like that. Even though she thinks Phillip is not a threat (yeah right), she won’t do anything to help Elise because she knows that Elise is justing using the brothers and is up to no good. She likes to overestimate Elise’s capabilities, but well.

Arr, matey!

Arr, matey!

No, Woh Chai is not auditioning for the Asian remake of Pirates of the Caribbean. As if things are not bad enough for him, he has sight problems with his left eye and has to undergo laser surgery. It’s risky though, and he could lose his sight completely (for the left eye anyway), meaning that his career would be over. This is apparently a little injury from when Martin gave him a bashing, just that it took longer to surface compared to the other wounds.

Will trying to imagine what it's like to be blind

Will trying to imagine what it's like to be blind

Will finds out that Jessica has every intention to go back on her word and sue Phillip anyway, and he throws a fit. He wants to settle things with Jessica so that Woh won’t be disappointed that Jessica broke her fake promise. He tries to strike a deal with Jessica. He will give her shares in a very promising company that he plans to acquire (or something) in return if she does not sue Phillip.

Thanks, but no thanks

Thanks, but no thanks

Jessica wouldn’t budge at first, because she has no reason to accept Will’s act of kindness anyway. It’s not like she owes him or anything too. But then Will gets angrier and tells her that Woh is suffering from what her husband did to him because of her.

*gasp*

*gasp*

Jessica is shocked beyond words. Maybe guilty, even.

Will tells her his offer still stands, but his patience is limited

Will tells her his offer still stands, but his patience is limited

Let’s just wait and see what she does.

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2 thoughts on “The Gem of Life Episode 74

  1. Hehe I’m glad someone is entertained by my silliness. =)

    And watching Terrence and Jessica together just makes me so happy nowadays because I’ll perk up and go crazy screencapping them.

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