Tied down by her family creed, Xiao Xi has no choice but to share her room with Liu Bing... to the point of even "sharing" a bed with him.
While the whole school is buzzing with talks of what a lucky girl Xiao Xi is, being lucky is the last thing our heroine is feeling especially when Liu Bing throws her beloved toe socks away.
Already frustrated at Liu Bing's refusal to interfere with what surly is going to end badly for Hao Nan, Jian Che shows a rare flash of anger when he asks Liu Bing "Do you truly like Xiao Xi?" Caught off guard, Liu Bing walks away after leaving an infuriating "I am not going to tell you."
Getting into an argument with his dad, Liu Bing finally reveals why he has been so resentful of his father. Etched into his memory of everything his mother told him right before she died, Liu Bing sneers at his dad "Mom told me everything you did. I was too little to understand it then but I have been holding on until I was old enough to figure it out."
Not knowing how to comfort Liu Bing, Xiao Xi obediently goes along with Liu Bing when he asks her to go visit his mother's grave with him.
Sitting with Liu Bing quietly, Xiao Xi jumps on the chance to suggests that maybe it is time for Liu Bing to move out of her room since his plan to anger Sha Xing doesn't seem to be working anyway. Taking on the air of a martyr, Liu Bing replies "Well, because of the Ming family creed what can I do? In today's society there doesn't seem to be a lot of people who keeps their promise..." Confused how Liu Bing staying in her room all the sudden evolved into a matter of honor, Xiao Xi can only mutter "Um... I keep my promises." Poor girl, she tries so hard to outsmart him but just keeps failing.
Remembering again of the sad life his mother lived and the tragic way she eventually took her own life, Liu Bing breaks down in tears and leans his head on Xiao Xi's shoulder for comfort. Despite being flustered, Xiao Xi thinks to herself "I guess he is very different than what he seems like on the outside."
Scared off by all the super expensive fees of the various school clubs, Xiao Xi eventually found the perfect "Love Service" club to join. There were only two members in the club... so now counting Xiao Xi there are three.
Wow, this show just keep surprising me with how good it is. Maybe because C-Drama usually does so badly when it comes to school idol shows, but this one has somehow managed to strike the perfect balance of using typical story plot (rich hero/poor heroine, crazy jealous second leads) but spin them in such a way it just feels fresh.
I sure love Xiao Xi's character because she really is everything that I wanted the heroine to be in Hana Yori Dango. Xiao Xi not only has that perfect weed tenacity but she really is so eccentric that as a viewer I totally understand Liu Bing's fascination with her. Moreover, comparing to Hana Yori Dango again, Moon River does a much better job showing us how Liu Bing falls in love with the heroine. In Hana Yori Dango (and all the remakes), it always felt like the hero was picking on the heroine one day and then suddenly falls in love with her the next... making me wonder if the hero would've just fallen in love with any girl that had the guts to stand up to him.
By the way, one thing I didn't cover in the recap but am wondering if it is going to be pretty important later on is Hao Xue's confession to Xiao Xi of her long time crush on Jian Che. Judging by Xiao Xi's personality, it makes me wonder if knowing Hao Xue's feelings would stop her from getting together with Jian Che.
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Anyhow, I am interested in seeing how next week will go with Xiao Xi and Jian Che since it looks like they might actually figure out that they both like each other.