Despite the over exuberant smile Alice has shown him the whole day, Hao Yi can't shake off his unease and attempts to talk to Alice seriously but our heroine just changes the subject each time he tries.
Conversing through Alice's bedroom door that night, Hao Yi softly asks her to just give him one more chance even if she doesn't trust him yet. Avoiding the question all together, Alice instead asks Hao Yi out for another date at their favorite comic shop the next day.
While our hero is reeling from Alice's words that she doesn't want anything to do with him anymore, Peter is standing at Alice's house trying to convince her to not turn herself back to the robot Alice. Unmoved by Peter's words, Alice panics when she spots Hao Yi from her living room window and turns her pleading eyes to Peter.
Clueless that Alice is yelling out all those hurtful words with tears streaming down her face, a dejected Hao Yi walks away after wiping off his own tears.
His fighting spirit renewed, Hao Yi is determined to protect Alice from her boss no matter what. Eager to help Alice however they can, Shu Lei and Xiao Fen readily agree to help Hao Yi in his big plan.
Looking at a still unmoved Alice even after she takes a bite of the pudding ice they've managed to convinced the owner to make again just for the occasion, Shu Lei finally takes Alice's hand and formerly apologizes to her. Stoic as Xiao Fen jumps up to add her own apology, Alice pulls her hand away and walks out after saying "It's too late."
Hmm...I wonder what's Alice's real reason for breaking up with Hao Yi. According to Alice's conversation with Peter it seems like she ultimately couldn't get past her high school trauma and is convinced that she needs to abandon Hao Yi before he leaves her again. However, Alice's answer to her two friends' apology was intriguing and made me wonder if her tumor might be the reason. Alice had told Shu Lei and Xiao Fen "Too late now. It's no use." On the first impression it's easy to assume Alice is just not willing to forgive her friends, but now I wonder if the "It's too late now" actually refers to the fact that she thinks she will die soon.
This hour also highlighted a interesting thought: What is Peter's role in what happened to Alice? Both Shu Lei and Hao Yi had brought up the point that Peter was the one that knew ALL of the truth the whole time but chose to keep silent. To be fair, Peter did try to confess his secret identity during that fateful night when everyone thought Alice was trying to seduce her best friend's boyfriend and had even told Alice that he is willing to go explain the whole thing to her friends. However, as the cause that initiated all of Alice's troubles did Peter really do everything he could to help Alice regain her friends or was he secretly glad to be the only one by Alice's side?
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