These three episode of Boss & Me is kinda like playing musical chairs. I almost got a whip lash trying to figure out who likes who. Confusion is pretty much the theme of the next three hours. Unless you don't count the Boss who seems to know exactly what he is doing... most of the time.
Once they are at the party Hansome Qi quickly got distracted by a hoard of single beautiful girls. Apparently the Boss's sister had pretty much called all her girlfriends so he would have his choice of who he wants to enter the party with on his arm. Not impressed, the Boss called Shan Shan to him and announced she would be the one to accompany him into the party.
Dazed and more than a little confused Shan Shan tries to sneak off to sit somewhere less conspicuous but the Boss shut that idea down immediatly. At the end of the meal Shan Shan tried to go home with the rest of the guests.
"I will get going as well..."
"Stop! You need to stay and bid the guests goodbye with me."
"Boss, I am guest too. I gave a present as well."
"But your boss is still here. Can the employee leave before the boss?"
"Of Course she can't! The employee will stay and keep the boss company."
The Boss ends their night with a cryptic "Eating with you is always a pleasure. Good night."
"Boss, I can't eat anymore of the lunch boxes. If I keep this up I will become a pig."
"I don't interfere with my sister's doings."
"Oh, can you tell me how to contact her then?"
"She left for Europe and won't be back for a month."
Point #1 to the Boss.
Battle #3 Since she is stuck eating with the Boss, Shan Shan figure she will just eat faster and end this torture.
"Shan Shan, are you in a hurry to leave? Why are you eating so fast."
"Your eating speed has to be the same as mine."
Point #3 to the Boss.
Point... I think this is a tie. Since Shan Shan did get out of eating with the Boss but the Boss wasn't fooled either.
Handsome Qi could tell that the Boss is jealous because of him comforting Shan Shan. Dying of curiosity Handsome Qi asks the Boss why won't he show his affection for Shan Shan in a normal manner. Finally willing to admit it to his best friend, the Boss answers him:
"Shan Shan is very special. She is different from all the girls I've met. She is innocent and cute. But precisely because I am the Boss so with people you just never know. I don't know if we start dating how that would change her."
The next morning Shan Shan sees from the company announcement that she if officially an employee now. Shan Shan even received a personal congratulation from the Boss.
The Musical Chairs
The fairy tale feeling of when the poor girl meets the prince is definitely there. At this point I am not sure if the prince is more intrigued by Shan Shan's ability to be a meal companion or something more. Shan Shan is pretty much just assuming everything he says or do is just to make her life harder.
Example: Boss "Today beef is quite delicious..."
Shan Sahn thinks to herself "He doesn't like the beef today? So he is trying to get me to eat it?"
Can I just say how great it is to have a Chinese show without the usual parents/grandparents who are deathly opposed to the poor heroin. Instead the oppression comes from everyone else that works in Shan Shan's company, which I think while a bit exaggerated is handled realistically. After all, an intern without beauty or background really has no business with the Boss.
That's kind of where the problem is though. We are really not sure what the Boss sees in Shan Shan. Other than Shan Shan seems to allow him to feel a sense of ordinary happiness... especially when they eat together.