Mama Ninja has a theory that maybe Ying Jie knows that Daddy and Mama Zhen will only be kind to him as long as he is the perfect son. I personally am not so sure about that, since the Zhen parents seem truly be good people... albeit a bit stuck up with their focus on their sons marrying girls that has good family background.
I can't wait when Ying Jie's resolve to just be content on the sideline disappears when some other man discovers Man An.
Completely surprised and mystified by who else other than Xuan Xuan could be in Ying Jie's heart, Man An and Man Li tries to ask Daddy Xia in a round about way who the mystery girl might be. However, to the girls' disappointment, Daddy Xia tells them that Ying Jie has only ever focused on work and the only girl around him is Xuan Xuan.
Soon, Man Li's glow of being in love is apparent for all to see, especially after receiving Li Qi's carefully prepared present (a tape of him singing to her) even while he is away on a business trip.
Unfortunately, what looks like a smooth sailing romance hits a giant obstacle when Man Li goes out drinking with her friends and wakes up to find herself completely naked with a stranger. (Man Li is too upset at this point to recognize the stranger but it is Shang De the young kid that keeps causing bad luck for her whenever she meets him.)
I didn't see that coming. What a way to totally throw a new romance under the bus.
Severely offended to be told by Yu Ching that he is just a rich boy who is not liked by anyone and can only befriend those who is attracted to his family's money, Ying Qian decides that the best revenge is to make Yu Ching fall in love with him. Oh, boy, that never ends well.
Chasing after Man An, Ying Jie apologizes to her for losing his temper and gently explains that he has no way of predicting what a mess the canceling of the engagement is going to become so he doesn't want Man An to get pulled in. Confused by Ying Jie's words, Man An assures him that she is only trying to offer comfort to Xuan Xuan as a friend so he doesn't have to worry about her getting pulled into the messy situation. Poor girl, she has no clue that she is at the very heart of the issue.
Of course Daddy Xia chooses that very moment to show up and sees again his crying daughter being comforted by Ying Jie.
Despite Xuan Xuan act of bravery though, she confesses to her cousin Shang De (yes, the same one that ended up in bed with Man Li) how much it cost her to keep up her cool image in front of Ying Jie. Shang De expresses his suspicion maybe Man An is the one that Ying Jie loves and Xuan Xuan admits that while she had thought of the possibility she is not willing to assume every person she meets is her competition. Ha, unless even your competition has no idea she is your competition. I actually kinda like Xuan Xuan after this episode and would love if she could pity Ying Jie's pain so she can put aside her own feelings and help him find happiness with Man An... but that's probably not likely to happen. I just hope if Xuan Xuan is going to turn evil that she won't be too evil.
Apparently sharp as a tack, Daddy Xia starts to become suspicious when he puts two and two together. Confronting Ying Jie in the most respectful way possible, Daddy Xia asks Ying Jie "What is Man An to you?"
After a brief stunned silence, Ying Jie puts on his smooth mask and apologizes to Daddy Xia "Because Man An is your and Mama Xia's daughter so I have always considered her as a little sister. I treat Man An the same way I would treat Ying Qian so maybe I ignored the boundaries that should have been kept as a man and woman. If me treating her as a sister meant I step over some line in your eye that I am really sorry. I promise in the future I will be more careful." Dang, that was so smooth! There is a reason he is such a successful business man.
Quickly apologizing to Ying Jie for thinking too much, Daddy Xia seems to believe his words... for now.
Knowing things are starting to get out of control, Ying Jie uses a company project to order Man An to accompany the team overseas. Believing getting Man An out of the situation is the best way to protect her, Ying Jie ignores Man An's reluctance to leave.
Sitting in his room and looking at the note Xuan Xuan has written him (when she bought him some shirts), Ying Jie thinks to himself "If things keep going on like this, then it wouldn't be long before Daddy Xia figures out my feelings towards Man An. I need to make a decision soon."
I am also surprised how quickly Daddy Xia is catching on to Ying Jie's feelings and am really curious how Man An's family and Ying Jie's family will react once the truth is out.