The Gem of Life Wrap-Up Post

The long overdue post I’ve been preparing for…quite a while. Didn’t really want to post it up, because partly I was too busy to struggle with my horrid connection to upload the photos, and the other part because the ending sort of left a heavy feeling in my heart. Sort of. Will go into the details in a moment.

Let’s start…at the end.

Oh no, what happened?

Oh no, what happened?

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The Gem of Life Episode 79 and 80

It’s nearing the end. Somehow I could see how the ending is going to unfold. And I didn’t even read any spoilers. I’ve been putting off watching the last few episodes, because I have been caught up with other stuff and maybe it’s just hard to put such a long drama to rest. Imagine me and my teary goodbyes in another post then.

The third and fourth last episode just somewhat builds up towards an end of the show. Some important points include:

1. Jessica’s transformation into a Gollum-like character

Myyyyy preciousssss.........

Myyyyy preciousssss.........

Doing another impression of Gollum here

Doing another impression of Gollum here

She starts to be all paranoid and scared/scary like how Martin was after the 2-year leap.  Which should be understandable, because losing your 2-year-old son is very tragic. (And he was indeed, her precious.) All that grief wouldn’t just disappear overnight, but what’s unsettling is how she’s initially mellow over the loss of Sun Sun, even willing to step away and let Terrence take control of Martin’s company. But when Sylvia (naughty naughty) starts to sow some seeds of doubt in her, implying that Terrence may be responsible for Sun Sun’s death due to his own motives, Jessica begins to turn all evil Gollum-y.

Even her posture is starting to resemble Gollum

Even her posture is starting to resemble Gollum

You'd think Constance would notice, but she's too self-absorbed

You'd think Constance would notice, but she's too self-absorbed

Jessica, being Jessica, doesn’t back down easily on Terrence though (not in the way that I hope, of course). She digs out old evidence of Terrence’s many frauds (with his casino dealings bla bla) and hands them to the ICAC and the police. Terrence is then hauled over for lengthy interrogations and such.

That’s not the only thing on Terrence’s worry list, which brings us to:

2. Terrence’s personality disorder

The first sign is when he put on that pink apron

The first sign is when he put on that pink apron

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