|Episode 8 (Live-action)|
|Air Date||12 February 2012|
|Opening||S.O.L.O by Super Junior-M|
|Ending||Zhe Shi Ai by Lee Donghae (Bo Po Shang) ft. Henry|
|Episode 7||Episode 9|
This is the eighth episode from the live-action series.
Partnering together into a successful audition, Nan Qing and Gong Xi finally become friends. It's just the beginning of Gong Xi improving her social circle. After the commercial shoot is done, she gets assigned to be a substitute manager for Lian while Du is out sick.
After Nan Qing slaps Gong Xi, Gong Xi looks at her and remembers Nan Qing telling her to follow her lead. Gong Xi is ready to return the slap but stops. Nan Qing is crying. She then drops to her knees and looks up at Gong Xi. Gong Xi says the one magic word: "Sorry." Nan Qing just cries, but you can see and feel the emotion between Nan Qing and Gong Xi.
After the act, Nan Qing sits alone and recalls that Gong Xi really did it; Gong Xi gave a performance that she had in her mind. However, Nan Qing asks herself if she already had unconscious confidence in Gong Xi when she made Gong Xi her partner. She is still pondering this when Miss Self-righteous, AKA Fei Li Hwa, suddenly comes up and asks Nan Qing if she is satisfied. Li Hwa tells her that this luck won’t happen again since Nan Qing won’t have the skills to lead her partner’s acting. Miss Self-righteous doubts that Nan Qing’s friend, Gong Xi, will be able to accomplish the next round as it is a reconciliation that has to be initiated by girl B.
Miss Self-righteous continues to mock Gong Xi. Finally, Nan Qing can’t take it anymore. She stands up with a chair in her hand and tells Miss Self-righteous to shut up. You go girl! Nan Qing tells her to not underestimate Gong Xi because what Gong Xi could possibly be is more than what the two of them combined have. She then warns Fei Li Hwa to not speak ill of Gong Xi. After Li Hwa leaves, Nan Qing recalls how Gong Xi wanted to be her friend as soon as she entered Love Me department. She then wonders why she is like this.
So Miss Self-righteous comes to see what Gong Xi is up to. She sees Gong Xi putting acting out a scenario in her head, and comments that Nan Qing’s partner is a retard.
The judges are telling the director that they should just use Fei Li Hwa and the girl in the pink overalls with long hair. The director disagrees, saying that if it wasn’t because of the girl in the pink overalls with short hair’s reaction then there wouldn't have been such a spectacular performance. If the first performance was accidental, then the second performance will reveal whether they have skills. The director wonders if the performance just then was an accident or occurred because of skill.
Miss Self-righteous is still looking to see what Gong Xi's plan is. Gong Xi wonders what to do: to look at her expression, to use her own ability, and to not use any lines. How can she do it? Gong Xi stares at a soft drink can and then starts laughing hysterically. Miss Self-righteous wonders why Gong Xi is laughing like that, then she smiles with a smirk on her face, accurately guessing Gong Xi's plan.
Miss Self-righteous tells her partner of her idea. Her partner comments that it is a great idea, but what happens if “they” copy our idea? Fei Li Hwa tells her to relax; they are the first ones to perform. The ones that follow are copycats. She says this sentence referring to Nan Qing and Gong Xi.
Fei Li Hwa and her partner go up to perform. They ask the judges if they can they can use a drink for their performance. Gong Xi is shocked that they are also using a drink for their performance too! COPYCATS! Anyway, the copycats do beautiful singing and dancing. The judges comment that the performance is really good, however, the reconciliation part is not so… The girls end the performance by sharing a drink together. The director comments that this idea is very good.
Gong Xi and Nan Qing go up to perform. Gong Xi goes up with all her spirit gone. Nan Qing asks her what’s wrong. She tells her that Fei Li Hwa's performance was exactly the same as what she had in her mind. Nan Qing recalls what Li Hwa said to her partner earlier though clearly directing it at her. The director notes this behavior and wonders if it could be that their idea was stolen. One of the judges asks if they are going to pass, but Gong Xi tells the judge that they are ready.
Gong Xi asks the judge if she can use the soft drink. Nan Qing thinks, Oh crap! We can’t use the same concept. They will think that we are copying. Gong Xi then asks if she can have a bottle as well. One of the judges points her to the boxes at the back of the room. The director wonders if Gong Xi could have a new idea already. Gong Xi turns her back towards the audience and appears to shudder.
Gong Xi hands over the bottle to Nan Qing and tells her to follow her lead. Gong Xi turns her back towards the audience and once again appears to shudder. Gong Xi turns around with a vengeful face and opens up the shaken can in front of Nan Qing with liquid splashing all over Nan Qing, declaring that this is for revenge. Nan Qing thinks, Revenge? Why is it like this? Gong Xi brings on a smile and tells her that she is kidding and wonders if she thought she was serious.
Taken aback by this, Nan Qing wonders how she is supposed to react and recalls Gong Xi telling her to cooperate with her. Nan Qing calls Gong Xi despicable and shakes up her own drink. When she goes to open it, it splatters all over herself instead of Gong Xi. The two girls break into a hysterical laughter. The judges and the director are greatly impressed. Nan Qing asks Gong Xi to forgive her, which she does, and they clink their drinks together. Nan Qing and Gong Xi receive a great round of applause. They pass Miss Self-righteous as they leave, each giving her a face.
Backstage, the judges are impressed with the girls’ performances, especially Gong Xi’s performance. The director explains that while Gong Xi appeared to be shuddering, she was actually shaking her can. The director is especially impressed that Gong Xi could plan the whole performance in that short space of time.
Gong Xi is extremely happy, not for their performance but that Nan Qing is her friend now, although Nan Qing won’t admit it herself. Nan Qing just says, "I believe that the person chosen along with me will be you, my partner." Gong Xi smiles a very sweet smile like a child who has just gotten lollies.
Manager Shen goes to inform the LME director that Gong Xi and Nan Qing got chosen for the commercial.
Manager Du informs Lian that Gong Xi got accepted into the commercial. Lian acts all unsurprised. "Oh? Really?" Manager Du asks him if he feels anything upon hearing this news, to which Lian replies he feels nothing. Manager Du goes on to tell him that she didn’t waste his advice because she wore her LME uniform to make herself stand out. When Manager Du leaves, Lian thinks that Gong Xi is really brave and that she really listened to him. He wonders what she performed to make the judges take notice but tells himself that he must focus on his work.
The director talks privately with Nan Qing and Gong Xi after casting them, warning them that during the duration of filming, they cannot get sick or hurt.
When they leave, Gong Xi tells Nan Qing excitedly that she is nervous. They actually got selected for the commercial. Nan Qing asks her if she planned that the bottle and the can would have different effects. Yes, Gong Xi tells her that she gave her the bottle because when it comes gushing out, it will only spill onto oneself and not others. Nan Qing didn’t know that. Gong Xi asks her if she got the right performance out of Nan Qing because of luck or because she thought she knew of Gong Xi's plan and coordinated with her. Nan Qing starts to say "I am…" but then realizes that she coordinated with Gong Xi unknowingly.
Gong Xi buys a single scoop of ice-cream, making Nan Qing asks why she didn’t buy two scoops. Gong Xi tells her that like this they can have the feeling of sharing, and starts to eat the ice-cream. She watches as Nan Qing puts her spoon into the ice-cream and then into her own mouth. Gong Xi is filled with happiness, and she tells Nan Qing that in the past when she saw two girls sharing an ice-cream together it made her really envious. Gong Xi is very happy to have met Nan Qing. Looking at Gong Xi, Nan Qing thinks that she was initially going stick around only a little bit and then leave in a flash. But why can’t she do that now? Gong Xi asks Nan Qing if she is also someone who doesn’t have friends. Nan Qing gets defensive, revealing that this is actually true. Gong Xi is joyous because this means that she is Nan Qing’s first friend. She throws her arms around Nan Qing a big hug.
After their long day out, they take the bus home. Gong Xi has fallen asleep on Nan Qing. Nan Qing takes out Gong Xi’s stamp book and gives her 100 points. In her mind, she thinks, Thank you Gong Xi. I am really happy to have you as my partner. Let’s work hard together!
On Lian's set, some girl asks to eat lunch with Lian, which Maria agrees to. Maria hands the girl a lunch box with fake spiders inside, successfully scaring off the girl. Lian goes all soft when talking to Maria. He asks her if she came to his set alone. We soon find out that she came with her grandfather who came with on a camel with a whole crew of people. The LME director tells his star actor that they were actually just passing by, but Maria insisted on seeing Lian. He tells Lian that today is the final day of filming for Gong Xi's commercial. Maria informs Lian that they are going to throw a celebration party for her, and she invites Lian to come and see Gong Xi film.
Not too far away, Nan Qing and Gong Xi are wearing high school uniforms and dancing around happily with each other. Lian is watching the commercial and recalls his past memories with Gong Xi about him having to move around. Young Gong Xi tells Young Lian that it is alright because she has Corn. Back at the commercial set, Lian tells himself that he shouldn’t have come to watch.
They finish shooting and Gong Xi tells Nan Qing that playing tag with her is really fun and makes her happy.
Gong Xi is sitting with Maria and finds out that Lian was just there. Maria tells Gong Xi that she should go and thank him because he is just going to get his car.
When Lian and Manager Du get to the car, Manager Du asks Lian if he is avoiding Gong Xi.
"What do you mean?" Lian asks.
"Since we came all the way here, why don’t you say hi to her in person?" Du is not at all afraid to point out the oddities in Lian's behavior.
"Umm…" Lian comes up with a quick excuse. "I want to leave earlier because the afternoon’s performance is really important."
Gong Xi gets to the car park but Lian has already taken off. So she does the next best thing on her mind – chase after the car! Out of his rear-view mirror, Lian sees Gong Xi chasing after him. Gong Xi is running out of breath and can’t chase after the car any more. However, she is very optimistic, saying that if she had her bike here, she would definitely outrun the SUV. Meanwhile, Lian comments in his mind I know that you will definitely do a good job. I also won’t lose to you. Press on Gong Xi. We…shall each work hard separately.
Back at the commercial set, Nan Qing tells Gong Xi that she has to change out of her uniform. This brings on a strong response from Gong Xi. Maria asks Nan Qing if Gong Xi really likes that uniform. Nan Qing says that it isn’t the uniform that Gong Xi likes but rather she likes the feeling of being a student. The LME president wonders if it is because of Gong Xi’s parents that she didn’t go to high school.
Gong Xi stares at her uniforms and thinks, Even though it was very short, but I thank you for giving me some happiness. Thank you for letting me experience the joy of being a student.
Poor Manager Du has gotten himself sick so he has to take leave to rest for a few days. Manager Du tells Lian that someone has been sent to be his replacement manager. Surprise, it’s Gong Xi! Lian keeps on pushing her away telling her that he doesn’t need a replacement manager. However, Gong Xi doesn’t give up easily. She even throws herself on top of Lian’s car. Finally, Lian gives in and allows her to be his replacement manager. Gong Xi looks at Lian’s schedule book and finds that he is one busy man because he is booked until September.
They arrive at the place that they are supposed to go. Gong Xi and Lian have to get through a mob of obsessed fans. Lian cutely protects Gong Xi.
Inside, Gong Xi thinks that this isn’t right, all she did this morning was pour him a cup of coffee. If this keeps on going, he will definitely look down on her. She starts to think of what she can do when a worker orders Gong Xi to go to the basement and do some work there.
Lian goes to the basement to find a worker scolding Gong Xi for breaking some very expensive lights. Lian saves her once again, explaining that she is his replacement manager and that his company will pay for the compensation. :D Gong Xi explains to Lian why she went to help the worker. He just tells her go to the reception area and welcome the reporters. She promises that she won’t mess up again…
Lian goes to see what Gong Xi is up to. He asks her where the reporters are. She is more than happy with herself telling Lian that they left already because they wanted to “digest” the information that they just got. Gong Xi explains that since he hadn’t arrived yet she allowed the reporters to see his schedule book and told them all about his plan. When one of the reporters asked her if she could copy his schedule, she agreed immediately.
She even happily explains that she didn’t let them see next year’s plans so they can have another interview next year. Seeing Lian’s face, she asks him what’s wrong. He explains that during an endorsement in September, one of the conditions of the contract was not to allow any leaks.
After hearing what Lian said, she drops to the ground and starts crying. Looking at her, Lian recalls her also crying when she was little. He wonders why it is that when he said farewell to her, fate brought her in front of him again when he clearly decided not to be bounded by past memories. Lian goes to comfort Gong Xi saying that this is his fault for not communicating to her well enough to let her know what she can do for him. It's his fault for instead having chosen to keep his distance from her. He was looking for an excuse to make her leave, that’s why it caused this mistake. He offers her a handshake saying. "Let’s work well together." She shakes his hand and he tells her to stop crying.
Gong Xi is coming in with two bottles of water. She spots a poster of Shang and it hits her that all of her bad luck is because of him. Her vengeful spirits flare up. She goes to cat-scratch the poster. However, she gets towed away by the two security guards. The guards even comment that she is the reason that they keep transferring.
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