The Gem of Life Episode 76

Episode 76 starts off where the previous one left off, with Mummy doing a voiceover. She sort of summarises the status quo regarding her family, and how she is increasingly losing her mind. She is happy that her daughters all have their own paths in their lives, and she thinks that even if they have misunderstandings, they’re sisters so everything can be settled. She says that all she can do is to take care of herself, so that they wouldn’t have to worry about her. Aww. It’s touching, but not to the point of tears because the Mummy-card has been played too often over the few episodes.

More on ‘The Adventures of the Supporting Characters’:

Maybe he did get the part in the Pirates movie, that's why he's acting all superstar now with the sunnies

Maybe he did get the part in the Pirates movie, that's why he's acting all superstar now with the sunnies

While little brother is acting like a concerned personal assistant to him

While little brother is acting like a concerned personal assistant to him

The only time that Will actually seems human (and not a bloodthirsty leech) is when he’s with his brother. I think that’s probably the only reason he’s still human. Some people may think that Elise makes him human too, but let’s not forget that he’s had reservations about Elise all along, if not for Woh Chai he wouldn’t even trust Elise, okay? Anyway, Will apologises to Woh, because he confesses that he’s told Elise about Woh’s condition. Woh isn’t too happy about it, but what can he do? He just didn’t want Elise to worry. Aww.

You make me wait, I'll make you cry

You make me wait, I'll make you cry

The guy on the left is Elise’s cousin, if you remember. Yeah, the useless one whose father is James and whom Elise used to hang out with when she was a no-gooder. The useless cousin was there for business dealings with Will, but James was late bla bla. Will isn’t too happy about having to wait, since he considers himself to be the important one here. Useless cousin tries to pimp some of his new girls to Will, but Will lectures him on the importance of business. Will then goes on to make comments about their lifestyle and how they don’t take business seriously, and a few more insults here and there. Just as he was about to storm off, Useless Cousin speaks up, and tries to regain some dignity by dragging Will down with him. (Because he isn’t smart enough to deny anything that Will has said)

He tells Will that he himself is a victim of women (like James and Useless Cousin) so he shouldn’t laugh at them, because Elise has been playing him all along. He then stupidly reveals that Phillip has been plotting something with Elise all along, and that Will is just their pawn. Then Will really storms off.

Next, we see Elise wandering about on the streets, and we find out that Phillip has regained consciousness. Oh no. She then runs into this creepy lady that tried to kill herself when she was in jail. That creepy woman who told her that revenge was so worth it and then smashed her head against the metal bars.

She then gets some sort of epiphany

She then gets some sort of epiphany

She tells Grandpa that she will no longer help him

She tells Grandpa that she will no longer help him

She says that it’s not worth it to fight for revenge anymore. He is immobilised in the hospital, Martin is dead. Martin has already gotten retribution for what he’s done, and she thinks that that’s enough. She won’t help him anymore, and she thinks that he’ll give up once she stops helping him, because there’s no one else for him to turn to. And Phillip just has this crazy look in his eyes which made me think that he was about to get yet another stroke. Chan Hung Lit acts his part really well, he did his entire scene with half-faced conversations. Phillip tried to play the desperate Grandpa card on Elise again, presumably to evoke guilt in Elise again.

Elise just sits and cries (prettily)

But Elise just sits and cries (prettily)

She then pays a visit to Woh to check on him, and there was a warm moment between the two. She fusses over him like a Mum, which was really sweet. Woh tells her that she should be thankful to Will, because it was him who struck that deal with Jessica that ultimately saved her Grandpa from the lawsuit.

*nagnagnagnagnag*

*nagnagnagnagnag*

*happy*

*happy*

Elise tells Woh that he and his brother are good people, that they’d do things for people without hope for repayment. Aww. It was a pretty sweet and funny scene, which amazingly shows Elise as a person. It’s weird how the sisters are now the ‘villains’ of the series, whereas Elise is actually good.

Meanwhile, Will tries to dig out the dirt on Elise and her Grandpa by getting his cronies to do some investigating. Remember how Elise’s useless cousin dished out the dirt on them? He has some reservations towards the character of that useless guy, so he decides to check out his claims first. His assistant tells him that what Useless Cousin says could well be true. The assistant found some fishy details about Elise’s fake rape case in the past. It was Ringo who leaked the information about Elise’s rape case to the press, and Ringo’s ties with Phillip was also revealed.

Oh no...

Oh no...

So Will now knows that Elise’s rape case was not necessarily fake, but he does know that Phillip used it to gain Will’s sympathy towards Elise.

This is not good

This is not good

Then, there was a bit of time-wasting side story on Terrence. He was leaving his house to get to the airport when he passed by the road where Derek died.

He looks like he's practising defensive martial arts or something, lol

He looks like he's practising defensive martial arts or something, lol

Apparently the accident is still bugging him, and he imagined vehicles bursting into flames before him, which led to the blocking of his face. If you look at the photo closely, there is a button missing from the right sleeve of his suit. Shame on you Tvb, can’t you even take care of your costumes? No rich young tycoon is going to go out wearing a suit missing a button!

Another one of him auditioning to be the next Stevie Wonder, just because he looks hilarious

Another one of him auditioning to be the next Stevie Wonder, just because he looks hilarious

Thinking of Jessica?

Thinking of Jessica?

That was while he was on the plane, talking to his assistant, who informed him about Calvin and Sylvia’s intentions to buy up a company that Terrence initially was planning on buying. Although Terrence had every opportunity to buy up that company (considering that he has more funds), he decides to let go and allow Calvin to have a chance to buy that company. Aww. That’s so sweet, but not so smart. It’s nice that he’s going all mellow and kind, probably because he’s afraid of karma after the Derek incident, but incredibly stupid in the business sense. The old Terrence would’ve struck Calvin down at any chance he had while Calvin is struggling to find his footing. Instead he goes and practically helps Calvin up so that Calvin can deal him another blow in the face? Hmm.The Constance Disease is really getting to him.

Meanwhile, Sylvia announces that she has taken over that company, and she and Calvin and Sunny are happily making plans for the future. This time, they succeeded due to the help of Patrick, Jessica’s ex-husband. (And also Terrence’s non-interference). Sylvia is reluctant to deal with Patrick, but she agrees to for the sake of business. Sunny thinks that Calvin only suggested working with Patrick to get back at Sylvia, because he feels that Calvin wants to push Sylvia to the edge and make things hard for her or something like that. Poor Sunny, he seems to be the only sane one among the three.

Sweet Sylvia-Calvin moment

Sweet Sylvia-Calvin moment

It looks like Sylvia is trying to pick out head lice from his head, lol. If it weren’t for the fact that Calvin is practically bald, it would really seem like that. 😀 She was helping him to massage his head because he felt throbbing somewhere.

He seems to be enjoying it

He seems to be enjoying it

While she’s busy picking out dandruff (lol sorry I just can’t help it), he was saying that he expected her to refuse to cooperate with Patrick. But then he thought that there could be two reasons why she agreed: the first being her relationship with her sister was already pretty bad, working with Patrick wouldn’t matter anyway. Just as he was going to say the second reason, the scene cuts to Sunny beating up Patrick (bad editing or intentionally bad editing?) When it cuts back to Sylvia and Calvin, I really couldn’t make sense of what they were talking about. They’d better have a flashback to this episode further on, or else…

Half-mobile Phillip will haunt you!

Half-mobile Phillip will haunt you!

Philiip, despite being half-mobile and all, is not completely giving up on his grand plan to take down the Ho empire. He tries to get his old assistant to help him do some dirty work like kidnap someone and throw them down a cliff (creative). But the old guy refuses to, because he has a grandchild and doesn’t want the grandchild to think lowly of him. Right, I hate it when Tvb tries to parallel character so obviously like this, especially when it’s so…irrelevant. I mean, it great that they’re trying to show that Phillip doesn’t care about what Elise thinks of him and all, but do they really need to create a non-existent grandchild (lame excuse anyway) for the old guy as well?

Why is he so angry?

Why is he so angry?

I forgot this part where Will angrily looks for Phillip warns him that hell is waiting for him in the days to come. He tells him that he won’t let him go that easily, and also tells Elise that he never wants to see her again.

You gotta give Phillip credit for his expressions

You gotta give Phillip credit for his expressions

I’m sure Phillip was surprised, but it definitely didn’t look like he was angry. He even tells his old assistant that he doesn’t care about Will and his threats either, and that he didn’t need Will and his company to help him in his grand schemes.

Elise gets an earful from Will, not surprisingly

Elise gets an earful from Will, not surprisingly (it looks as if he wants to kiss her though, if only I fanfic-ed these two)

She tries to explain, but he wouldn't give her a chance

She tries to explain, but he wouldn't give her a chance

Here it looks like he's looking for the gun in his pocket to shoot her lol

Here it looks like he's looking for the gun in his pocket to shoot her lol

Will doesn’t really scare me when he’s angry, so it might explain why Phillip doesn’t see him as a threat either. Anyway, Will didn’t really have a gun in his pocket, he just took a pen out of his pocket. Not to sign a divorce letter, but it was the pen that Woh gave to Elise. Will sent it to be fixed before this, but now he just dumps it to the ground, saying that she doesn’t deserve it. Later on, Will is recounting the incident to Woh, who still thinks that Elise isn’t the badass in this case. Will however, has completely lost trust in her. I don’t blame him for thinking that way, he doesn’t want Woh to get cheated by women all his life. Woh doesn’t seem to think so though.

And he goes to get his hair cut

And he goes to get his hair cut

Jessica is amazed at his haircut

Jessica is amazed at his haircut

Woh questioned Jessica, to find out if she was the one who brought up Derek’s court case. This scene felt a bit out-of-place, considering the timing is pretty off since Derek died quite a while ago and Woh had every chance to ask her about this earlier. Hmm…poor editing again. Plus, the whole haircut thing. Hmm. Woh is acting like Constance again, asking Jessica to tell him if she really did not do it. She lies, of course, but states her disappointment that Woh does not trust her. She’s really good at making people feel bad about things that they’re right about.

Wait, Phillip's not done yet!

Wait, Phillip's not done yet!

We see him in the ER receiving treatment, and guess who’s just next to him?

Cute little Sun Sun!

Cute little Sun Sun!

Phillip then has this crazy look in his eyes, and things could not bode well for Sun Sun…

Some Sun Sun love here

Some Sun Sun love here

It’s scary to think what Phillip can/will do to Sun Sun at this point, because let me show you a bit of the preview:

How can your heart not break?

How can your heart not break?

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6 thoughts on “The Gem of Life Episode 76

  1. I know, and I haven’t even recapped all the episodes yet =( What will I do for fun after GOL is over? Sigh. I don’t think I’ll have enough enthusiasm for the next series that comes up, because I’m gonna have troubles getting my hands on the episodes.

    What I’m really looking forward to is Burning Flame III, dunno when that’s gonna air, but the BF series have never let me down yet. 😉

  2. Ooh! Yeah, I don’t know if there will be ever another series that I’d go so crazy about, I guess for now that is. No more stupid funny fan fics of mine ): .. I guess It’s back to boring hell studying and doing my assignments..

    HELL NO! Well unless I have this urge to watch another drama, and if I’m interested in it. I’ve heard about Burning Flame series but i’ve never watched it before hehe..

  3. Hah you might wanna give Burning Flame a try. I dunno how the new one is going to be, but the first two were definitely tear jerkers for me, and I’m like the most emotionally retarded person ever lol.

    BF is always about firefighters and their whole ordinary-men-who-are-heroes concept, and it always has Wong Hei (who I grew to love after two installments), who is the most ordinary looking guy but yet you’ll end up rooting for him so badly that even if it isn’t him who dies you’ll cry for him. Oh god, how did I get started on this?

    We did go a little crazy on the fanfic stuff but I believe that it is a good outlet to channel all our frustrations for the actual series, which shows that it isn’t such a horrible series after all. 🙂

  4. ^LOL Oooh yeah I remembered watching Wong Hei whom I thought was ‘cool’ in Burning Flame when I was 3 years old LOL, Might give it a try hehe 🙂 ! *Raises eyebrows* Looks like someone is a big WH fan!

    Yeah,I’m quite sad about the ending actually although It sort of satisfied me.

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