|Episode 13 (Live-action)|
|Air Date||18 March 2012|
|Opening||S.O.L.O by Super Junior-M|
|Ending||Zhe Shi Ai by Lee Donghae (Bo Po Shang) ft. Henry|
|Episode 12||Episode 14|
This is the thirteenth episode from the live-action series.
Lian falters in his acting ability, taking everyone but Luo Li by surprise. He gets advice from Coco Chicken on how to recognize love. Manager Du tries to play matchmaker.
Gong Xi has brought Lian an obento box but he declines. The manager is happy that Gong Xi cares so much for Lian’s and Lian cares so much about Gong Xi’s acting. Manager Du laughs and thinks that the more you look at the two, the more they are compatible for each other. Manager Du then lets it spill that Lian stayed up all of last night to watch An Yue’s DVD. Gong Xi is impressed, and asks Lian if he isn’t afraid that he will get affected. She is, and that’s why she wouldn’t dare to watch it. Lian lets it slip that since she already knows how to interpret the role of Wei Xu, even if she watches it now, she won’t be affected. This leaves Gong Xi wondering why he watched the DVD.
Could it be that Lian hasn’t figured out how to surpass An Yue’s Jia Yue? However she pushes that thought away because he is none other than Dun He Lian.
CUT! The director tells Lian that he couldn’t feel his feelings towards Mei Yue. The first part is caring and the last part is cherishing, however, the director sees no difference between the two when Lian is supposed to be showing Jia Yue's feelings.
Lian takes a break while Gong Xi goes through the script and Manager Du just wanders back and forth.
Lian films the scene again and it’s another CUT!
Gong Xi and Manager Du are left worrying. Manager Du tells her that although Lian may look calm, he is actually quite frazzled inside.
The director has a private talk with Lian. He tells Lian that his acting is actually quite good but he is looking for realism.
"What do you mean by realism?" Lian asks.
The director gets into the character's backstory, pointing out that Lian should probably know the reason why Mei Yue and Jia Yue can’t be together isn’t just because they are teacher-student but also because Jia Yue’s father caused the death of Mei Yue. That is why he is constantly reminding himself not to fall in love with Mei Yue. On one hand, he keeps on putting his emotions on hold, while on the other he is deeply affected by Mei Yue’s strong and cheerful personality. The realism that the director wants to see is the suffering in Jia Yue's heart.
Shang’s manager says that Shang doesn’t usually get impatient or furious; however, he did when he saw the news of Gong Xi acting in the same drama as Lian. She wonders if he really has no interest in Gong Xi.
Meanwhile, Shang has a dream that Gong Xi has made Lian an obento box and that they go all sweet and lovey-dovey with each other. He wakes up from his nightmare and wonders how close the two really are.
Lian continues to NG.
At home, Lian’s phone rings, however he is too preoccupied with his thoughts to answer.
Gong Xi asks the director if it is true that he asked Lian to take a few days off work. He explains that he took the opportunity to tell Lian yesterday. With a sad expression, Xu Fang tells Gong Xi that he does not know what has weighed Lian down.
Gong Xi wonders what she can do to help Lian.
While Gong Xi is rolling the chicken head out for her other job at the TV station, she sees Lian. An idea suddenly pops into her mind. What better way is there to talk to Lian? Become Coco Chicken! She manages to coax him into talking to her confidentially. Lian asks the chicken if "he" has ever been in love. She thinks that he must be asking her about this because he is stuck on Jia Yue’s love scenes. She asks him if it could be that he has not been in love, which Lian admits to. Lian explains that the when the director of LME learned that Lian would be participating in Dark Moon, he advised him not to take it because of his lack of love experience. However, he thought that he could take on this role. Never did he think he would be in his current state.
Clearly knowing that he can’t love someone, and yet still be attracted is a feeling that Lian has never experienced before. Accidentally touching someone that he shouldn’t have touched causing his heart to be shaken is also something that he has never experienced before. Because of this, he decided to watch An Yue’s DVD to figure out how to play the role of Jia Yue. However, when it came to the time to perform, he didn’t know how to interpret the role so he would think back on Tian Ming’s performance. In the end he sabotaged himself. He tells Coco Chicken that if he knew what would have come, he would not have watched the DVD.
Lian sighs and explains that no matter how hard he tried to act the role, he doesn’t have the right feeling. While listening, Gong Xi's concentration diverts to a cockroach. Offended at being persuaded to open up only to then not be listened to, Lian almost rips her chicken head off… but comes to his senses after he tears the cock's comb.
The director of LME pays a visit to Xu Fang on the Dark Moon set. He wonders where Lian is. The director realizes that he can’t tell the truth because Luo Li was so reluctant to allow Lian to participate in Dark Moon, so he tells him that Lian is at another commitment. While evasive, this excuse has the advantage of being true, since Lian is actually at the TV station with Gong Xi waiting to do an interview.
After repairing the damage to the Coco Chicken costume head without removing it from Gong Xi, Lian's attitude changes. He finally manages a smile, which makes Gong Xi extremely happy. Still, she wonders how she could comfort or assist him. In the elevator, Coco Chicken tells Lian to rest assured and that he will definitely get his grip on the character. She will stake her reputation on him. This makes Lian recall saying the same thing for Gong Xi. As they walk, he tells her that if there were a book on love, that would be great. He takes a turn and asks her if she knows what love is. She tells him that love is when two people are doing even the most mundane thing and would still be happy together. She further explains that love is when he sees a girl’s actions or looks that make him think that she is really pretty or cute.
Gong Xi asks him if he has had an experience like this. He thinks about it. Guess who pops up in his mind? Gong Xi! He asks her what it means if there were such experiences. She tells him that this is the beginning of love. Lian is left to wonder about her words, and Gong Xi advises him to face it bravely. He tells her that the girl he has in mind is still young and just started university. Gong Xi is happy because that is just like his character in Dark Moon. She advises him to get close with her because this will definitely help with his acting. However, Lian tells her that right now he doesn’t want to date anyone because he doesn’t want her to become the most important person in “here”. Yet Lian still has lots to ponder.
Gong Xi wonders what “here” means and who the college girl is.
Gong Xi gets praised for her acting. The actress playing Mei Yue also praises Gong Xi for her acting and dispraises Lian for his. Hearing this about Lian, Gong Xi angrily says she doesn’t want to hear this anymore and stalks off. In the bathroom she angrily complains about how her acting cannot possibly be better than that of Lian’s. Gong Xi calls Manager Du to ask for Lian’s schedule the next day, which Manager Du happily gives her, thinking that she may have a plan.
Playing matchmaker, Manager Du tells her that in return for this favor, she has to grant him one and go eat at Lian’s place when she has the time, which she happily does. She even goes shopping! On his way home, Lian sees Gong Xi walking on the sidewalk while carrying grocery bags and recalls what Coco Chicken told him about a girl making his hear flutter. He pulls over only to discover that she's there for him, under orders from Manager Du to make him a supper. All night long, ever since picking her up in his car, Lian has been giving her the sweetest smiles. It lasts through dinner while they watch TV. When a program comes up about a couple with an age difference, who first met while he was her high school teacher, Lian turns it off. Gong Xi is startled he did that and wants to discuss the 19-year age difference and all the obstacles the couple had to overcome. Lian tells Gong Xi that as long as they are in love, age doesn't matter and he wishes them happiness. Gong Xi is surprised by this contradiction to what he told her when she was Coco Chicken. As if realizing something similar, Lian gets a little introspective.
As he takes Gong Xi home, she frets over his glances and long sighs. He thanks her for the dinner. She tells him that it was her who delayed his time. Before he goes, she tells him that in her heart he is the most skillful actor compared to everyone else.
In her room, Gong XI resolves that she must try again tomorrow to encourage Lian to date the girl he likes. It's clearly not about the age difference, but must be connected to his comment about not having anyone important to him "here."
Lian finally comes to the realization that he has fallen in love with Gong Xi.
In the waiting room at Eight Channel, Manager Du is worried about what happened between Lian and Gong Xi the previous night. Despite having given her his schedule, she hasn't shown up yet. Also, Lian wouldn't answer when Manager Du asked him about the dinner, and is behaving unlike himself. A knock on the door gets Manager Du excited that Gong Xi has finally come, only it's not her but the chicken mascot he'd met in passing several weeks ago.
After pretending to have just been passing by, Coco Chicken admits to really looking for Lian and wanting to say a few words. At Lian's nod, Manager Du leaves them alone.
Director of LME has come again. He decides to give Lian another day. If he is still unable to grasp the role by that time, Luo Li will have Lian replaced.
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