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Monday, February 1, 2016

Bromance Episode 16 Recap

Bromance Episode 16 Recap By Ninja
Overwhelmed with guilt as he stands in front of Zhe Rui who might possibly lose his eye sight because of rescuing him, Zi Feng falls silent when Zhe Rui asks "I want you to leave Ya Nuo." Seemingly not surprised when Zi Feng finally replies "I can't do that. I can do anything else you want but I can't do that." Zhe Rui smiles and tells Zi Feng that since love can't be given away or exchanged he is truly glad that Zi Feng loves Ya Nuo so much. 

Weigh down by his guilt over Zhe Rui's eyes and his foreboding feeling that Han Sheng is probably behind everything, Zi Feng takes comfort in Ya Nuo's embrace as she reassures him that things will turn out to be okay. 
Staying the night at the hospital to take care of Zhe Rui, Zi Feng agrees quickly when Zhe Rui makes the request that he (Zi Feng) should make sure to stay safe in order to not make Ya Nuo sad. 

His face breaking out in a mischievous grin when Zhe Rui confesses that Ya Nuo's warm smile is what attracted him in the first place, Zi Feng leans close and declares "Then when you can see again I am going to tell Ya Nuo that she can't smile at you." 
After a harrowing day of first worrying about Na Na then dealing with Zi Feng's near death experience, Qing Yang's poor heart finally has the opportunity to settle down as he stares at an unconscious Na Na. Taking Na Na's hand in his, Qing Yang promises that while he pretended ignorance this time because that what Na Na wanted but from this point on, he will not allow Na Na to face her trials by herself anymore.
Daddy Wu (Han Sheng's dad) is finally back in town and rushes to Daddy Nan's shop at the first opportunity when he finds out that Daddy Du has been found. At first declaring that he is going to catch the man who dares to harm Daddy Du, Daddy Wu quickly falls silent as he stares at the button that is suppose to give them a clue on the perpetrator. Denying that he has ever seen the button before, Daddy Wu hurries off. 
A furious Daddy Wu doesn't bother to say a word before he storm into the room and starts to beat Han Sheng. Quickly figuring out that his father has realized that he was the one that tried to kill Daddy Du, Han Sheng finally admits that he had no choice but to harm Daddy Du because he was caught red handed trying to get rid of Qing Yang's parents. Shaking with anger once Han Sheng mumbles that Qing Yang's parents had discovered that he was dealing drugs, Daddy Wu points a gun at his own son but ultimately just tells Han Sheng to leave the country. 

Meeting with Zi Feng personally, Daddy Wu apologizes on behalf of his son and asks Zi Feng to forgive Han Sheng since he is after all his only son.  
In a chipper mood after being discharged from the hospital, Zhe Rui asks Ya Nuo and Zi Feng to go "listen/watch" a movie with him. Despite being a bit puzzled by Zhe Rui's request, Ya Nuo and Zi Feng nonetheless decide to go along with what Zhe Rui wants for the night . 

Shaking his head when Zi Feng hands him a coke, Zhe Rui instead turns to Ya Nuo and asks to share her Sprite with her. Suppressing his jealousy as he stares at Zhe Rui happily drinking Ya Nuo's soda, Zi Feng remains silent. 
Still in high spirit as he walks out of the movie theater, Zhe Rui turns to Zi Feng and thank him sincerely for the great time he is having. 
Awe, that's sweet. It feels like Zi Feng is allowing Zhe Rui to have a date with Ya Nuo as a way to really end his crush. 
In a thankful mood as he sits while Zi Feng personally grills meat for him, Zhe Rui asks "I am so grateful that you can love Ya Nuo even beyond the constraint of gender. Can you promise to love Ya Nuo even if one day he does something you don't like or if he becomes someone you don't recognize?" Smiling confidently, Zi Feng promises "No matter what happens, I will love him the same." 

Watching the lovely scene of Zi Feng feeding Zhe Rui, Ya Nuo smiles with contentment. 
Understandably nervous when she is suddenly dragged to a factory building in the middle of nowhere, Zi Feng's secretary assures Han Sheng in a shaking voice that she has never told Zi Feng about him being the one to connect her to the firework wholesaler. Delighted with the answer, Han Sheng turns back to his charming self...until he sees Ya Nuo and Zi Feng. 

Ignoring all of Han Sheng's minions, Zi Feng tells Han Sheng "If you tell me that it was not you then I will believe you." Sneering at Zi Feng's words, Han Sheng freely admits that it was him that tried to kill Zi Feng at the firework factory. 
Turning his back, Han Sheng closes his eyes as waits for the gun shots from his men that will tell him that Ya Nuo and Zi Feng are dead. When the expected gun shot sound never came, Han Sheng turns around to find out that Zi Feng's backup has materialized out of nowhere. Yeah! Qing Yang! 

Truly disappointed with Han Sheng, Zi Feng tells him "It's not that I don't want to give you what you want. But I cannot, because being the leader is more than a position but it's a responsibility." Watching calmly as Qing Yang disarms Han Sheng's minions, Zi Feng gives the verdict that Han Sheng will no longer to be part of their group and will not be allowed to show his face in front of them. 

Sitting at Ya Nuo's favorite swing set, Zi Feng pretends to be grumpy and asks "After what happened today you are not going to comfort me?" Obedient, Ya Nuo valiantly tries to swing close enough to Zi Feng to give him a kiss. As one who is always helpful, Zi Feng grabs Ya Nuo and plants a kiss on her. 
Missing Qing Yang terribly, Na Na jumps on the first chance to be discharged from the hospital. Breathing a sigh of relief when Qing Yang readily accepts her excuse to explain away her operation wounds, Na Na promises Qing Yang that the next time she goes "travel" again she won't leave him behind. 
Hesitant as he walks into Zi Feng's office, a somewhat reluctant Qing Yang hands Zi Feng the list of people that bought the limited edition button. His eyes widening in disbelief when he sees Daddy Wu's name on the list, Zi Feng sits back in dismay as Qing Yang confirms that the list could be trusted. 

Thoughts
Well! We finally got to see Zi Feng as the mob boss...
but why did Qing Yang get all the spot light?! Not that I am complaining. It was awesome to see the ultra cool side of Qing Yang but I will admit that I felt a bit let down that Zi Feng was just standing there the whole time. 

Oh, well. No matter what, it was comforting at least that Zi Feng was wise enough to have backup this time. 
ps. There seem to be a lot of speculation if Zi Feng knows about Ya Nuo's "secret." I am personally leaning towards the opinion that he doesn't know. The show is making a big deal of what would happen once Zi Feng finds out the truth, but going by Zi Feng's character set up I really can't see him caring too much about Ya Nuo's gender...can you guys? 

10 comments:

  1. I still don't think he knows. It adds a little bit of drama if ZF is shocked or even briefly upset, but it would be out of character if he made a big deal about it. He's said that her gender doesn't matter, and YN has been trying to prepare him for the reveal by telling him that she has a secret.

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  2. I would like to place my bet that when ZF confessed at the end of ep. 12, "Let me be the prince who protects you for life.... I love you" he was confessing to a man. If the drama is even more liberal about gay relationships, it would stretch the "ZF doesn't know premise" for as long as possible. But as the episode number climbs, and the more the two lovers have close encounters of the lovers' kind, ZF will become more likely to know if he has a good mind and hasn't lost the majority of his senses - touch, smell, hearing and sight. By the time YN asks him to sign the agreement not to be angry (next episode i.e. 17) I would be very surprised he still hadn't put two and two together, or confirmed with his sight and touch. I don't think there will be a big drama from ZF when the truth is revealed, whether he knows or not. He would have loved YN whether YN was male or female. The big drama will be from other people like ZiHan and Du in-laws and Ah Chao. I am looking forward to Ah Chao's theatrics on this.

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  3. I for one think Zi Feng knows Ya Nuo is a woman. There are too many hints that he has caught on, or else he is the world's most clueless man.
    Remember when Zhe Rui he said he was in love with a woman and was waiting to tell her? And then he confessed to loving Ya Nuo - surely ZF must have caught on to that.
    Then when he was taking her measurements for the suit jacket - he seemed very surprised at what he felt. Or when he sidestepped the gender and said that he just loved Ya Nuo - as a woman or a man.
    Maybe I'm looking for excuses to believe he is as smart as the writers are making him out to be.
    Overall, I'm totally hooked on this drama and love the chemistry and playfulness between Zi Feng and Ya Nuo. However I'd love to see more of those great fight scenes where SHE kicks everyone else's rear end!
    Thank you for the recaps!!!

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    1. Zhe Rui never said he was in love with a woman. ZF asked at the fountain and assumed it was a girlfriend. ZR answered in the gender-objective 她 (she), when pronounced, sounds the same as "he"(use Google Translate). Of course ZF is smart, no denying that. But he could be dense when it comes to sex because he has very little or no experience with the opposite sex. Remember he only had one friend, QY. ZF also trusts YN unconditionally and she has always emphasized that she is a "MAN, a very manly one" at that. So I feel safe to place my bet that ZF thinking that he confessed to a man.

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    2. @Jo i totally agree with you that ZF would be the world's most clueless man if he still hasnt guessed it! There are so many big and obvious giveaway hints that Yanuo is a girl. For eg her voice, her crying, her squeals, etc.

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    3. @Jo, adding on to that, i am also hooked onto this drama bcos of the fun, all their characters, the chemistry between everyone, except for the villain. Even mama Du is so nice!!!

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  4. Daddy Wu was the one who bought the cufflinks and he was the one who gave the cufflinks to his son Hansheng as a gift, but with no ill intentions. The only one who had ill intentions was Hansheng. My guess was that ZF and QingYang prolly mistook it for the fact that Daddy Wu was the one, or rather had connections to ZF's dad and QY parents' disappearance when he actually had totally no connections at all. I guess that a miscommunication or confrontation will happen anytime btw Daddy Wu, Hansheng and ZF soon. Whatever it is, i hope that their miscommunication will be resolved!

    Pertaining to Yanuo's gender reveal, there are already big giveaways eversince the past episodes that Yanuo is a woman. Which guy cries so much like in a girl in another guy's arms? Or rather which guy squeals like a girl when he sees new things like Yanuo did? And finally, how can ZF not tell with Yanuo's voice? I agree that ZF has been treating YN like a woman....i am really excited for that big reveal of YN's true gender! :) ZF loves YN so deeply that he doesnt bother about her gender and that is really sweet. :)

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  5. I am fascinated by the significance of water in this show, i.e., the drownings, the cruise, the fountain, a few of the rain scenes, etc. Anybody else notice? Perhaps the water refers to sexual fluidity, which is a major theme in the show.

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  6. Thank you so much for the recaps. They make my Mondays! I saw something on youtube stating this will only be 18 episodes. Do you think everything can be wrapped up in that time?
    BTW, I'm also leaning toward Zi Feng knowing Ya Nuo is a woman already.

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  7. can anyone tell me the title of the song that was played during the swing scene when ZF kissed Yanuo?

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