[Storyline Short Recap] The Mystic Nine Ep.21-28

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One of the very few good things about the Happy Camp episode was that I learned two things. First, I messed up all these times because… it is Fo Ye, not Fu Ye!! Second, there is an official name for the OTP, QiYue couple :3 What a cute name ^^ Anyhow, here comes a new HUGE post of gifs for the drama, The Mystic Nine.

Ep.20-24

A heavy concentration of the scenes were in the cave. Our little group goes through some dangerous situations that involves hallucinations, Er Ye finds symbols related to his ancestors inside and the group meet an old Chinese worker who was trapped in the tomb all these years.

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Years ago, the ancestors of Er Ye off played the Japanese people’s plans. Mad, the Japanese attacked the old worker and made him blind. They also discover that the Japanese people are after a precious object. Later, Er Ye, Fo Ye and Ba Ye get lost in the mine. Each of them flashback to their respective lives. Fo Ye has a long flashback of his beautiful love story with Xinyue.

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Er Ye rethinks about the death of Ya Tou and has a moment of reflection over how he couldn’t do anything to save the woman he loves.

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Ba Ye has a flashback over one fortune telling story he did extremly well as well as the help of Fo Ye when he first arrived in town.

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When the three of them finally come together, they are able to finally solve the maze and get out. Here, Ba Ye is really happy to see Fo Ye.

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In the meantime, the bad guys are coming together to plot their plan against Fo Ye. Chen Pi and Captain Lu understands that the other can easily betray him, but chose to stay as a team for common interest.

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The Caucasian dude is happy as always to have allies that are Chinese and likes to talk about all the gossips he knows (for example, Ba Ye’s “legendary” fortune telling stories).

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Huo San Niang tells her new allies about how Zhang Yishan became famous: he miraculous brought the big Buddha status from a mountain outside town to his house.

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That is why everyone is so obsessed with him. Villains call BS over this story and assume he must had used a trick.

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Er Ye finds the exit for everyone, but Fo Ye wants to find the special object Japanese people are searching before leaving. Er Ye convinces him to stay behind and let himself go instead. They wait for Er Ye.

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The episode 24 ends with Xinyue worried that her father is coming to Changsha and is stressing out.

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Episode 25-28

However, it turns out it is not daddy, but uncle who came to visit! Xinyue immediately adopt a more relax composture. Uncle tries to persuade Xinyue to go back home where they will find her another fiance. Xinyue refuses saying that she already has one, Fo Ye. Uncle reminds her that because they financed her whole life so she has to go back and marry a man the Yi family choses for her. She says that Fo Ye will pay her father back all the money she costed to educate (girl, do you realize how much that is… ._.) and that even if he hits her, she will stay in Changsha by Fo Ye’s side.
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This makes uncle laugh who reveals to her that he is actually here to tell her the good news: she can stay if she successful become the wifey. Indeed, father agrees that this is a good marriage since Fo Ye is a powerful man in Changsha. Uncle also tells Xinyue that a man who bought a jade sculpture at their Yi Hotel got killed in Changsha and she needs to be careful.

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Xinyue goes to see Jiu Ye (9th Master) to tell him what her uncle just told her because Fo Ye told her before leaving to the tomb that if anything unusual happens, she has to report to Jiu Ye. Later, Chen Pi arrives with a real jade from the Yi Hotel and tells them that it is fake (he undamaged the jade before coming). Jiu Ye immediately understands what is happening and tells Chen Pi that he is right, but it is not a problem from the Yi Hotel since he has here another real jade from them. This means that there is nothing wrong with the Yi Hotel. This gets Chen Pi mad and he goes complain to the Caucasian bad guy. Caucasian guy and Jiu Ye both understands that the other is a pro at mind game.

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At the tomb, Er Ye finally gets out. He is wounded and gives a weird object to Fo Ye before fainting. Everyone FINALLY leaves the cave.

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Fo Ye is back at his house where Xinyue reprimands him for getting hurt. She brings her cousin (a doctor) to come look over him and hears happily that he is fine. However, we later gets a few scene where Fo Ye still looks sick as he has hallucinations. While cleaning himself, Fo Ye notices that the tattoo on his book has a similar symbol to the object Er Ye gave him before he fainted.

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Cousin is then send to Er Ye’s house where the say man didn’t wake yet. He wakes brutally thinking he is holding Ya Tou’s hand, but it is actually the cousin’s. Are we getting a new couple?! Anyhow, he comes back to his sense and both the cousin and Ba Ye makes sure Er Ye is fine now.

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Meanwhile, the villains are starting to move. They first start a rumor accross the city that Fo Ye and Er Ye found a precious treasure that they don’t want to share with others. Afterward, Ms. Huo (also called Miss no.3 if you want) comes to Fo Ye’s house. She says that the tomb is officially under her house’s property and asks him to give her all information he has about it. At that moment, Fo Ye feels a strong desire to kill and brings out a gun in her direction. Afraid, Ms. Huo leaves while murmuring she will not forget this.

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Fo Ye later tells Ba Ye that he feels like he is being haunted. Ba Ye gives Fo Ye a spirit chasing mirror. In it, Fo Ye sees his father. Flashback to the death of his father, during a gun fight.

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Later, Captain Lu also goes to visit Fo Ye to get him to aknowledge that he did go to the mine. Mad that Fo Ye denies, Captain Lu decides to send people to arrest Er Ye. Chen Pi is mad at this and says that if anything bad happens to Er Ye, Captain Lu would regret it. Er Ye asks why Chen Pi allies himself to the enemy. to this Chen Pi asks Er Ye why he let Ya Tou die. To this, Er Ye stays speechless.

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Fo Ye tries to free Er Ye, but is unsuccessful. Ms. Huo goes to prison to convince Er Ye to betray Fo Ye. She also confesses her feelings to Er Ye, but is coldly rejected as his heart only has place for Ya Tou. To herself, she wonders if, because she always lie, the time she is actually truthful to her feelings ends up being misinterpreted.

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Captain Lu starts beating up Er Ye in the prison in hope that he can reveal precious information about the tomb and betray Fo Ye. He also fakes papers saying that he and Fo Ye are cooperating with Japanese people (because they sold their precious goods at a shop where Japanese people often go buy). Captain Lu also fakes a paper on which Er Ye “confesses” for the betrayal. Hearing all this, Fo Ye decides to give up and let Captain Lu win. He signs a paper saying that he did indeed go explore the tomb and it was all his fault. Now, the badies have the right of Er Ye and Fo Ye’s belongings and positions in the Mystic Nine family.

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Now, the bad guys are having internal disputes. Thinking they do not need the Japanese/Caucasian guy’s help, they tries to isolate him. First, they trick his subordinate (the Japanese girl) to go see Er Ye and then says that they are trying to betray the bad-guys-alliance. This puts the Caucasian guy in an inferior position as he needs to apologize for the girl’s bad behavior. Furthermore, the Caucasian dude is not included in future bad guys meetings. He however does not lose his focus and believe they will call him back soon enough.

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The remaining three badies are in a little fight about how to share the gained new treasures. It is finally settled that Chen Pi gets Er Ye’s part and Ms.Huo gets Fo Ye’s. Furthermore, Captain Lu shows even more ambition as he wants to have the whole Mystic Nine under his controle. This surprises his allies who think he is thinking way too ahead of himself…

Ms. Huo testing Captain Lu’s nerves here (for no reason).

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Captain Lu goes to see Ba Ye to hear his fortune. Ba Ye tells him to be careful about his ambitions which makes Captain Lu mad.

As Er Ye is trapped in prison, Fo Ye starts to worry for his good friend. Added to his current bad condition, Fo Ye is sick in bed. Xinyue takes care of Fo Ye. When he finally wakes up, he can’t even drink soup properly, but asks for the well-being of Er Ye (still in prison). Xinyue tells him that she doesn’t care about anyone else but him. They hold hands as Fo Ye tells her he is sorry to have brought her into this and made her worried. Xinyue wants them to leave Changsha and go to her hometown. Fo Ye disagrees as in his current condition, he cannot protect her on the way to her hometown and he also cannot abandon his brothers.

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Chen Pi, thinking about how he still did not avenge Ya Tou and under Captain Lu’s instruction, invades Fo Ye’s house to kill him. Xinyue stops him saying he will need permission to do so. Furthermore, she will not let him hurt her husband. Chen Pi ignores Xinyue’s words and start searching the house.

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However, it sounds like Xinyue has a plan to hide Fo Ye and makes him leave Changsha in secret..

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BTS of the say scene:

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Thoughts

Episode 21 to 24 were quite boring. Really nothing much to say. That is why I decided to write two weeks’ recap in one. I love good and long post 8D

The episode 25 to 28 are a lot more interesting. However, we get so much focus on the bad guys it is a bit annoying. We have four badies and most of them are very one dimensional. Ms. Huo especially annoys me with her expressions (sorry, I don’t like her face: she obviously had extensive plastic surgery that makes her look unnatural). I also can’t stand the Chinese voice of that Japanese/Caucasian dude. SO ANNOYING. Else, Chen Pi is the most interesting character out of them and, because he still cares about his master, I am curious in which direction his character will go into.

On the good guys side, Zhao Liying truly brighten up the scene it is amazing. ❤ As for Lay, his lack of acting skills is even more obvious when he is trying to act like he is sick/hurt, because he varies his expression very little. Finally, William Chan is way more handsome when he smiles so hopefully, he will get well soon.

 

Another BTS video. I can honestly just watch their BTS and be super happy. They all look super friendly together. Here, Zhao Liying and William Chan are laughing so much together

Gif version

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More BTS gifs! ❤

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Last TMN pic, Zhao Liying looking like a chihuahua! ❤

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Finally, a new video of ZLY+WC interactions on Happy Camp (last year and this year)

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148 thoughts on “[Storyline Short Recap] The Mystic Nine Ep.21-28

  1. Jo says:

    Reading the recap but cant comment because I haven’t watched this weeks(blame the Olympics) but I can’t with the Caucasian guy he annoys me UGGH and happy they are out of the cave and loved the gifs especially the FY ones. Ill comment officially after I watch 26, 27, 28 ☺

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      • Jo says:

        Yes!!!! Ok, just finished and I only like ep 28 for obvious reasons haha☺ they focused way too much on the baddies and I just was not feeling it. I also find it a littlr odd that CP still “cares” for EY because he technically hates him. I also need mor of JY, he is the sensible one and Ive had enough of the Captain, Huo, and the American/ Japanese guy like I too cannot stand his voice. Hopefully, next week will be better☺

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      • Haha, loved the beginning and the end. Toughed through the rest 😉
        I am sure there is a back story for CP and EY and I wish they can show it soon. Why does he estimate his teacher that much? How did he become a disciple? Hope we get these flashbacks soon. Jiu Ye is the smart one so they better include him in their plans… We need to get the bad guys out of the drama as soon as possible!! Especially that stupid accent :’D Yeah, let’s wait to see what better things await us for next week!

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      • Jo says:

        Me too, it would be nice ifvwe get flashbacks of their relationship before he became 👿 and I agree, the baddies have got to go! And the accent uggh I just can’t hopefully, he disappears into a cave next week

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  2. pooh says:

    finally.. thank you Archi.. 🙂 Agree with you that bad woman & american man made me really want to kick their ass…also captain Lu, I hate his face look really cunning..It will more interesting cause our “cihuahua” baby will appear more in next episode as she will become the lead in Zhang family while Fo Ye recovery from sickness…I have been curious the conversation between XinYue and her cousin which made FoYe being awkward..would you please tell me arch?…thank you again for your hard working.. 🙂

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    • Welcome! Haha, yes! But let’s wait for Fo Ye to kick their ass in the best possible way 8D
      Hopefully we get more fun scenes next week. Looking at the bad guys plotting around is just boring now (after 8 episodes, it is enough!)
      Xinyue asks her cousin about the health of Fo Ye. So Fo Ye walks away so they can talk freely (Fo Ye was first surprised to see that the doctor is a girl before Xinyue introduces her as her cousin). Anyhow, cousin wants to talk gossip (how did she fall in love etc), but Xinyue is mostly curious about how bad is Fo Ye’s physical state. Cousin says she doesn’t have to worry because he only has small bruises.
      Welcome!

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      • dwi says:

        i really waiting for the sub out when the cousin gossiping hehehe..i’ve been wondering , what word mean when xinjue keep calling fo ye before he faint..usually heard wu ji/fu ji now its like jisa/ chisa if im not mistaken..any one know, what is the word means?

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      • dwi says:

        i think i forget to said thank you @archidisign..for yor recap., thank you ya
        ..sorry for keep asking what the meaning of the conversation between FY and ZY..

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  3. Lizzie says:

    I actually quite enjoyed ep 21-24 (just rewatched excerpts with subs) and just finished ep 25-28 raw. I started watching this show because I do like these sort of archaeology themed shows (anyone seen Adventure For Love with JJF?) and ZLY – WC turning out so watchable was a real bonus!! 🙂

    My two cents:-

    1. Although the boys were stuck in the tomb for 4 episodes, I thought it fleshed out FY, EY, BY and the Ltn characters. FY is a man for men – his guys listen to him because he cares for them although he is strict, EY is definitely in the wrong line (he is a big softie with skills ya’all prob due to his lineage), BY is a true friend as despite being a scared cat – he will stick with his buddies and the Ltn is such a handsome little no.2 (just shallow observations here!)

    2. I liked the interaction between FY and BY in ep 24 – WC has indeed improved; his frustration with BY was palpable and he is clearly a man in charge of his own being although wounded. He is also a great believer of emotional segregation as he did not want to think of XY but once he started, what a long montage 🙂 It is also clear that he has feelings for her but he wanted to keep her out of his life which is fraught with peril!! His early life flashback looks too cool and uber damaged – was that some dragon like thinig in ep 25?

    3. I really do love ZLY as XY – i didnt finish HCQ so the last show I watched her in was The Interns – really miss her presence on screen! She is totally gonna be the head of the household now that FY is afflicted with that weird illness. Love how she handles the Lt – “he is not dead yet, get up!” and Chen Pi. Firm, feminine and strong.

    4. That scene between her and FY when he woke up for a quick moment – so sweet. He is not just worried about Er Ye – he is worried about all his subordinates too now that he has lost military power. In ep 25, he wrote down the names of his guys who were sacrificed in the tomb to ensure that their families are compensated before tending to himself although he too is wounded. ZLY and WC really have excellent chemistry on-screen. Its always just enough – just enough sexual tension, just enough familiarity, just enough bickering, just enough love. 🙂

    5. Saw this link on YT and just gotta share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlYs9B_7UfE) – if anybody can insert it as a video would be much better but I am not IT savvy enough to do it! I have seen that look on ZLY before (in other LOZ BTS) when WC starts getting a bit over but she indulges him and he is like a little kid with her! Too cute!!

    6. I know there is quite a lot of focus on the baddies but i think their conversation is quite interesting. Definitely shows how bad things can happen to good people due to petty and selfish wants. But I hope more focus on the good guys next week to recover their position now that the baddies have won Round 1.

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    • pooh says:

      ZLY and WC really have excellent chemistry on-screen. Its always just enough – just enough sexual tension, just enough familiarity, just enough bickering, just enough love.. thats why fangirl never enough watch them together lizzie.. 🙂

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      • Lizzie says:

        Totally true! Anybody who has a better command of the written Mandarin language can tell me what exactly were ZLY and WC laughing at in that BTS? Were they making fun of Lay?

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    • I didn’t check Adventure For Love with JJF last year, but I remember it received some pretty good ratings! ^^
      1. Good analysis over our little group. People keep saying that Er Ye is extremly strong and can’t be underesteemated. I agree because he did show some neat acting scenes. However, he has such a soft heart it is difficult to imagine that people fear him. Lieutnant is a sweetie and I am sorry I barely cover him on the blog. I like how reliable he is, but the story really doesn’t give him much time to shine.
      2. I think the same! WC became such a better actor this time and many of his expressions are very accurate. He definitely looks like he is suffering. haha. Yes, I think he finally understands how important she is to him and they are on right path for the proposal scene < They are taking away screentime from my faves. Grrrr.. They are all so petty to want more powers and territory, without even understanding the true danger behind the mine.
      ps; Yeah, blogging is taking A LOT of my free time xD I am on summer vacation though and I took an internship position. So no need to study, ouf!

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      • 3. I really enjoyed the Interns last year. Hope she picks up another modern drama next year ^^ Yeah, her Xinyue is so strong and braver than some men keke
        4. Fo Ye is so busy! Worrying about everyone. Loved when Xinyue told him to stop worrying about others. He didn’t say anything, held her hand and said he is sorry. Awwnn, so cute! And finally, he didn’t tell her to leave him. I see improvement in his personality 8D Love when they look at each other deeply in their eyes, they totally understand each other!
        5. OMG! PERFECT VIDEO! Haha, I had the gifs version on the post, but love to see them in action. The enthusiasm in WC’s eyes as he plan out the rescue scene. Look at ZLY rolling her eyes, hehe, the girl knows he is overly excited 😀 (ps; in comment section, just share the link of youtube and it becomes video format immediately!)
        6. Really? I just want to skip them >< They are taking away screentime from my faves. Grrrr.. They are all so petty to want more powers and territory, without even understanding the true danger behind the mine.

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    • Tae says:

      I enjoyed watching ep 21-24 too except for the parts where all the badies just sit and plot their take down *yawn*
      Ah that scene where FY thinks about XY made me excited for next week. ❤

      Would you say ep 25-28 is just as good?

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  4. hina says:

    I agree on your bad guy rant. I hate the white guy’s accent. It’s so annoying. Right now, I just hate all the baddie’s face: Chen Pi, Ms. 7, Captin Lu, and the white dude. Plus, they get so many screentime! They take up like half of an episode while ZLY is only like 3 min per episode. GR…Also, can’t wait to see how Fo Ye will pick himself up from his and if the other Nine Families will come to support him, Ba Ye, Er Ye, and Jiu Ye, in their quest to stop the evil people’s plan.

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    • dwi says:

      i agree with you @hina..I’veen waiting ZLY scene and its happpen in really short scene…im hoping in the next episode she has more longer scene..
      i love when FY asking ZLY hand..its like represent his feeling that he starting to accepting ZLY..
      I love how the way he touch her hand…i feel like ‘finally..cant wait for the next episode ..

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      • Lizzie says:

        I feel that he has accepted her quite a while ago but he didn’t want to involve her in his complicated life. That’s why his first words to her is ” I have involved you” in an apologetic manner. He also doesn’t want her to bring him back to Beijing because during the long journey he can’t protect her (So sweet to think of that while he is drifting in and out of consciousness). I love FY/ XY coupling and ZLY/WC totally making it work!

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    • The white guy’s Chinese is like in slow motiioooon. Like, please, we know you are annoying so can you speed up? Because they are so self-centered and one-dimensional, I am annoyed by their faces. ZLY has the least screen time, but she is like ten times more impactful. Wish she had more scenes with William Chan instead of having so many useless “strategy” meeting. Gosh. I need to meet the NICE other Mystic Nine people (there are three more to be introduced!)

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  5. hina says:

    Watching those video of ZLY and WC really make me ship them even more, but also breaks my heart a little because I know that the possibility of them getting together is small. I’m just hoping that like Wallace and Ruby, maybe ZLY and WC can be friends turn lovers. They look like they really belong together..and it seems like WC really does have a liking for our girl LiYing because of the way that he looks at her and play with her. Hopefully after some time, both of them will get together. *fingers cross*

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    • Lizzie says:

      Why small chance of getting together? 😦 Seems that in another interview (I didn’t see it but read in one of the comments here) she is single 🙂 we shall remain positive!!! 🙂

      Agree with you that WC definitely looks at her quite differently. A fan made a video contrasting their BTS interactions with ZLY/LYF in Chusen and even if they are not romantically together (which I think they are not currently) they are definitely good friends and more than workmates. Friends With Potential!!

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      • Pooh says:

        I think she is single I mean I didn’t believed rumor about ZLY with that fashion CEO..yess I also agree about WC look at her different..you can watch at last happy camp he just feel awkward because I think He’s actually want to be closer with ZLY but jessica always try to get closer with him and he cannot avoid her because he must promote his movie too so he just keep distant with jessica and always look at ZLY. I also watch some of ZLY drama bts such as LOZ, boss and me, journey of flower, mystic nine and legend of chusen..only at LOz and mystic nine with WC she look happy and playful.. *hope its not only my imagination😉😉

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      • Lizzie says:

        Nope ! Not just you 🙂 I saw some BTS photos of WC and ZLY at Mystic Nine with crew and his mom on another forum. If someone can tell me how to post photos on this website, will upload it! 🙂

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      • maoh says:

        I saw pics of when his mom visited. ZLY, WC, and his mom took pictures together, etc. They do look at each other differently. In some fancams you can even see some cast members giving them that look of aww. I do like them together a lot, but chances of them being together are small. They are probably really busy and there is the pressure that a relationship at this stage could hurt them career wise. That being said, I think this couple is pretty much supported by fans right now. Even if they are not dating, I think they are close friends.

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      • Lizzie says:

        That makes sense ! I think WC’s career is really taking off in China and ZLY needs to protect her popularity so definitely make sense for them to focus on their careers. I guess they can star in each other dramas to spend more time together and make the effort to appear on Variety shows together!! I am now watching Chusen as well and I do wonder why she took that role as its not really a large role and wouldn’t skyrocket her popularity nor expand her repertoire. Could it be because her role in Mystic Nine expanded and she didn’t have time to take a full on lead role so she accepted Chusen? I remember there was some drama as to who was the actress in Chusen and ZLY was the last one confirmed.

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    • Haha, we never know! 😉 I can’t ship anymore because all my ships sunk and I decided to stop torturing myself xD However, friendship-to-romance sounds totally plausible to me. If Liying is single, then maybe it could happen. They look so friendly toward each other too!!

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    • The video version is later near the end of the post. Basically, they are laughing at the awkward scene of Er Ye pat-ing Ya Tou’s head. Those bullies! Not everyone can have as good chemistry as our QiYue couple :3

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  6. Lizzie says:

    Hi Dwi. Fu Jun means husband and XY refers to FY as that in public and sometimes on their conversations. Chi Shan is his name -Zhang Chi Shan – and she is the only one to call him that throughout the show. Before he faints, that’s what she was saying.

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    • dwi says:

      thank you @lizzie..i thought its means someting else..
      if its okay for you, would you mind to translate what exactly FY said to ZY before faint..
      and I’ve been wondering since ZY call Fu jun to FY, and FY let her call him Fu jun is that mean that FY accepted that they were engaged?
      im so sorry for my bad english, hope you understand..thank you @lizzie

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      • Lizzie says:

        @dwi my Mandarin is elementary at best so here’s my best attempt. Anyone else feel free to amend!

        (FY stirs, reaches for XY’s back and clasps it)
        XY: husband
        FY: how long have I slept?
        XY: 5 days
        FY: Er Ye and the rest…..
        XY: I don’t care about other things ; I just want you to take better care of yourself
        FY: (nods weakly) help me up
        (XY helps him up and he staggers a little and coughs )
        XY: listen to my advice – first you must nurse yourself to health. Think about the other matters later.
        (XY helps FY lean back on the bed)
        FY: I have so many men still out there – how can you ask me to be at peace?
        XY: I know your men all need you but I cant be without you either
        (FY looks at XY and she looks down, obviously a bit unhappy. He reaches out to her and she holds his hands) Melt!!!!
        FY: I have involved and burdened you
        XY: I just wish that you recover quickly. If you continue to be sick like this, I will immediately bring you back to Beijing
        FY: (sighs and smiles) I always thought that you are quite (witty?-I am not sure of the exact translation of this word) but never thought that you would be so silly
        (XY looks at him)
        FY: think about it . If we return to Beijing then He (insinuating that General Lu) will know. In addition, the travel to Beijing is so far and ok my current condition, I can’t protect you. Most importantly, I do not want to implicate Xin Yue Hotel in this mess.
        XY:Then we can go somewhere else? Don’t worry, I will sort this out.
        (FY smiles and he tightens his grasp on her hand. FY also taps her fingers lightly and she smiles. Then he falls back into a faint. She gasps and calls his name)

        🙂

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      • Lizzie says:

        Actually, XY has been addressing FY as Fu Jun in public from the time she arrived in Changsha. He never stopped her from doing so but in private he always urges her to return to Beijing and they haven’t officiated their vows. He also addresses her as Fu Ren (wife / madam of the household) in front of the servants.

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  7. Tae says:

    Hi, thank you for recapping! I’ve been waiting for it since monday 😀

    I’m still on episode 21 but could you please tell me in which episodes from 23-28 do we get to see the adorable XY? Her scenes are literally the BEST. They make the show even better. Her character is just amazing and when she’s with FY, it’s 10 times better. hahaha my fangirl side just can’t stop. *_*
    It’s too bad we’re four episodes behind with means that we have to wait at least another week to see more of her scenes =( but the subbing team is super awesome and fast. Without them, I wouldn’t even get to watch this.

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    • Haha, Monday.. I would need the speed of light to finish 8D
      You get the beautiful Xinyue only at the beginning of episode 23 and second half to end of episode 28 (in this part, she is with Fo Ye!). That’s it 😦 There aren’t much to see of her this week, but at least those are some great scenes!
      Yes! SO happy this drama is getting subbed, because it totally deserves it!

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      • Tae says:

        haha but thanks to you, now I know when they get out of that damn cave. I need more XY and FY 😀

        By the way, someone said on another site that

        *POTENTIAL SPOILER – BEWARE* XD

        Qi Shan’s wife (XY) dies in the novels. Do you think they might actually follow that in the drama?

        Sigh… why do cdramas end so badly? 😦 It’s like no one believes in happy endings.

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      • Yes!! Hopefully they stay out of that cave for a while. Although they will probably go back again soon … sigh
        What.. Qishan had a wife in the novel? I didn’t read it, but I assumed that Qishan was single in the novel and they created the Xinyue character. I don’t think she will die in the next week since we still need proposal and wedding. However, considering how fast Ya Tou died, who knows :S
        😦 I am rooting for a good ending please!

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      • Tae says:

        I’m not really sure it’s true though because I never read the books either since there’s no translation of it. I’m really hoping her character is made up XD that way there’s more hope. haha 🙂

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  8. maoh says:

    So I agree with everything. The bad guys are starting to really get on my nerves, I wish they would focus less on them and we would get more screen time for the mains (okay I admit it, OTP screen time). Lay is just really bad when he has to show any deep emotions. I agree that WC has improved so much for this show. The scene at the cave where he is cutting himself, it made me shiver just washing him. This character was made for him. I am not one for type casting, but he should really look for similar characters in the future.

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    • Lizzie says:

      Yes indeed! I feared it was gonna be an overacting moment by WC but he did really well there and I thought “ahh, you breve, stoic man” 🙂

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    • I am a 100% willing to trade all the bad guys scenes for some OTP moments! ❤ Lay can look really adorable and like his sheep self when he has to smile. But when it comes to acting.. *shakes head* Maybe he will improve during future projects? WC is known to be quite stiff before so there is hope for everyone xD Definitely, cannot imagine any other actor tackling the role of Zhang Qishan. Haha, any roles where he can look hot with a brilliant OTP will be great!

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      • maoh says:

        Yes, I need more OTP time. I don’t really care about what the bad guys are plotting.
        Actually when I was writing that, I was thinking that if WC can improve so much from LofZ then Lay can too. I think WC needs a third project with ZLY, to showcase that great chemistry once again 😉 hopefully in a modern drama.

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      • Lizzie says:

        This is the one I saw too!! Didn’t see the other photo but it’s too cute.

        WC is so different from FY it’s actually quite hilarious when he breaks character. The video (which I sent the link previously as I don’t know how to insert like you guys :)) of WC explaining to ZLY why XY is enamoured with FY is hilarious. He is totally excited (his eyes get soo big!!) and ZLY gives off the benignly exasperated/amused vibe !

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      • maoh says:

        @Lizzie
        yes WC is so different from FY is funny. He seems a bit of a goofball and FY is calm and collected. I saw that video and ZLY looked so over what he was saying lol
        @Pooh
        are you talking about The Palace? I think that is the movie with Chen Xiao that I saw. I saw it online somewhere on youtube with subs.

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      • Lizzie says:

        On one hand I feel bad for invading their privacy but it does make my shipper heart happy! Even if they are not dating, WC’s family obviously all know ZLY and do not hate her!

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      • Ezc says:

        @maoh The selfie pic of ZLY in WC’s trailer you mentioned must’ve been taken when she actually took over his trailer. This should be after they both finished filming for Gates, when WC was in Mongolia filming for his war movie and she was still filming for Zhu Xian. There were pics of her going in and out of his trailer (which was her trailer at the time) during the breaks (on the set of Zhu Xian). And yes, it is (or used to be now?) his trailer because the license plates matches.. and that’s why the interior looked exactly the same in her selfie pic and the pics WC took with his mom when she was visiting him on set 😀 I have no idea how she came to take over his trailer, but she must’ve loved it enough to take it from him during the time when he wasn’t using it XD

        She’s not using that trailer anymore though, so now I’m curious to see if WC is going back to using it when he starts filming again..

        This is actually one of the interesting tibits that was buried by their fans, lol.

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      • Lizzie says:

        @EZC you really have the best information 🙂 too cute that ZLY appropriated his trailer while he was away (is the war movie the one with Bruce Willis and Nic Tse?) . i am pretty sure she can afford one herself so they are definitely friendly behind the scenes !!

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      • Ezc says:

        @Lizzie: Haha, you do get to know quite a bit when you stalk their movements as often as I do, lol. I’ve got picture evidence and all that too so hope no one thinks I’m being a delusional fan XD

        No, it’s the one with Bruce and Nic.. it’s the one with the girl in the Mermaid (FSF’s current girlfriend I believe, her name’s Jelly Lin). The movie has been filmed on the down low.. other than allowing WC’s fans to visit the set for 1 or 2 days, everything else was pretty much filmed in secret.

        Don’t know how they arranged the trailer thing, she could’ve rented it after him or he could’ve just left it behind for her to use since he was going overseas and the trailer was in Hengdian where Gates and Chuseon was filmed anyways.. no idea if it even belongs to his company/him/or a third party. All I know is that she had it after him, lol.. she did use her own trailer during the filming of Gates though 😀

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      • maoh says:

        I didn’t know it was a private picture. Thank you so much for all the info ^^ I was wondering why her hairstyle looked like she was filming Chusen. I am so happy to read your comments, please keep sharing more buried tibits ^__^

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    • I sadly don’t know either.. xD People just put their links directly and some of them work, some don’t. Either way, I always approve these comments. It may take a while to see the comments with links as wordpress by default ask moderator of the blog permission before publishing it ^^

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      • Pooh says:

        No worries Archi..I am happy find out your blog and can share my thought with other here😊😊 thank you Maoh for the pic..when mom took a pic with son and daugther in law to be 😁😁 they all look cute together.. Hahaha yes lizzie WC always looked happy with ZLY,really hope there is a smart PD who will pairing them again in modern drama..
        I just find out at the chinese movie web that ZLY potray at clear maple legend movie with chen xio, is it right? But I can’t find anything about clear maple legend movie at all. Anyone know about it?

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      • Welcome! Sorry, I don’t recall any web movie with neither Chen Xiao nor William Chan, especially nothing related to maple. 😛 Maybe you are ahead of me about a new casting?

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  9. Tae says:

    @Lizzie wow *__* I can’t wait to see that scene. Thank you for translating!!!

    This OTP is just so swoon worthy. Have you read the original novels as well?

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  10. dwi says:

    @lizzie, thank you for translating that part…
    i really love it..
    so, i think since FY let her call him Fu jun its like “let her do whatever she like”.
    i agree with everyone here,WC playing FY really well..
    btw, did anyone know that this drama production is finished or they still shooting?
    because in korean drama usually airing when they still shooting …

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    • DramaLvr says:

      All Chinese dramas are pre-produced so they will never be shooting while it airs. In fact a lot of Chinese dramas never even get sold. Poor fans sometimes never get to see dramas they’ve been hearing about, sometimes if they are lucky it comes out 2-3 years after it’s done shooting. The only ones airing pretty quickly are ones with tremendous buzz around it or more recently the ones being produced by streaming sites like this one is.

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      • Pooh says:

        And for international fans like me,it’s hard to find it with sub..not like korean drama which easy to find it in all the web such as viki or dramafever…and I am not a korean drama fans anymore.

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      • maoh says:

        @Pooh
        The Mystic Nine, it is being subbed by EXO fans. They release subs right after it airs on TV since they download the episodes when it airs online and sub them during the week.
        I think Viki has a large selection of subbed chinese dramas. Also check out kissasian.

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      • dwi says:

        wow … i thought every drama is gonna airing..so thats why we can see ZLY in a few drama this year as supporting role..

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  11. Ezc says:

    Thanks for the recap, Archi! Agreeing with everyone, too much baddies and too little OTP! Loving the progress of their relationship though. Some might think they’re moving too slow, but I think that with Fo Ye’s stubborn personality and nature of work, it just seems natural for him to be a little reluctant towards XY’s advances, lol. He just needs to see that she’s a strong cookie, one that can take care of herself (as seen in those scenes with Chen Pi and that Lu guy). I absolutely adore her character.. cute, funny, shameless and so freaking brave. Loved the scene with her uncle ❤

    And yes, this must be WC best role so far! In one of his latest interviews, he said he was still in 'Fo Ye' mode, lol. He's been flying around lately, doing fan events to promote his "crazy little thing(?)" (the one with Jess). They do this segment during the meetings where he could pick a few fans from the audience to give gifts to so.. hilariously, WC picks this one girl that had a sign saying 'Qu Ru Mei (spelling? it's the sign XY made her people carry when they went to get him at the train station)".. but what he didn't realize was that he's been picking the same girl with the very same sign TWICE already in two of his earlier events.. hahaha.

    He also asked his fans whether they'd watch if he did a Gates movie.. so here's to hoping he does because there's no way they'd do a movie with Fo Ye without XY!

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    • Welcome!! Haha, we all need our OTP moments. Let’s kick the baddies out of the drama!! Xinyue is perfection and I am sure Fo Ye realized it by now. Hopefully we only get sweet scenes from them from now on!
      Haha, of course. Fo Ye is William, William is Fo Ye. This is the tailor suited role of a life time!
      OMG, that is so cute ❤ Fo Ye being Fo Ye. He is so in character (and obsessed with Liying/Xinyue). Haha, love this!
      Gates is rumored to have a movie so maybe they offered him a part and he already accepted? Hope Liying can also accept a role in it too!!

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    • Lizzie says:

      I think WC secretly wants to be FY 🙂 I saw an interview with WC where he says that FY only loosens up/smiles when LY appears. I thought it was cute he said LY and not XY more than once in that segment.

      Also saw an interview of ZLY during the Chusen promo and that girl is so for dorky awkward with questions (stupid questions no doubt but she doesn’t have the pizazz or finesse to deflect :)) . In contrast, WC is definitely better at handling them and he just goes “wahhh” and smile when faced with an invasive/stupid question. Years of dealing with HK dog pack reporters harden you I guess! It was obvious during the LOZ / mystic Nine promotion when WC would answer all them more when ZLY got stuck (which was often!)

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      • Ezc says:

        @Lizzie: I don’t think I’ve ever heard WC say the name ‘Xin Yue’ before in any of his interviews when talking about Gates.. he just says ZLY, lol. Either the guy has a hard time memorizing her character’s name or he just didn’t really see her as XY but rather as herself when filming XD

        Yeah, ZLY does struggle when it comes to answering interview questions sometimes. And sometimes, I feel like she refrains from speaking her mind to avoid being criticized so it takes longer for her to think of what to say, but I’ve seen her speak up when interviewer is being too much. I agree though, she doesn’t have the finesse to deflect them compared to some of the other celebs.

        WC can say whatever and people would just find him funny, lol. He gets a leeway from the public because he’s not as scrutinized.. and because he’s a guy. I mentioned before that she seemed more at ease around him when it comes to these interviews because she knows he’d be there to help her when she needs it. That Chuseon promo event was hard to watch because everyone was standing there, all quiet while she was struggling so hard XD

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      • Lizzie says:

        @EZC really? LOL totally agree that it’s because he just sees her as LY and I think he is not that great an actor to pretend otherwise ! 🙂

        Yeah, LY definitely does speak up if they push her too far. She was saying Chusen is only my second xianxia, why do you guys keep saying I am type casted? Why? Why? Just plain and direct without any humor. That girl is too cute.
        I remember there was a LOZ interview with iQiyi and NW, ZLY, WC and YZX where WC was asking her to calm down, don’t be angry in a joking manner because the interviewer was asking her which male actor she privately messages. He also started asking the interviewer “where are you from? Are you really from iQiyi?” In a mock intimidating manner to stop him in his tracks. Such a good friend!

        I never used to watch BTS or promo stuff when I watched her other dramas but will definitely pay more attention now!

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      • Lizzie says:

        I also find it hilarious how ZLY frustrates the interviewers by giving yes or no answers to a line of questions definitely crafted to insinuate something or arrive at a predetermined conclusion. My mandarin is not good enough to understand all the nuances of the questions but sufficient to understand all ZLy’s sort and curt answers 🙂

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    • Lizzie says:

      Yes. I too loved that scene with her uncle! She wa all prepared to go the weepy,oh-wow-is-me-route when she thought it was her dad but immediate transformation when it turned out to be her uncle 🙂 I love how ZLY interpreted the character – she is smart and strong but not afraid to flash the feminine wiles when she has to!

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      • Ezc says:

        She was just a ball of adorable in there. So endearingly bratty, I just can’t help but laugh at her antics and how she deals with people depending on who they are and what she wants from them. Definitely the highlight in the drama!

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      • maoh says:

        @Ezc LOL at her comment. I know it is not appropriate but it is so funny. One of the reasons I like ZLY is bc she usually says what is on her mind. She is honest to a fault. I can relate to her bc I tend to talk before thinking if I should say that or not.
        That is really nice of WC to help her out. I could tell from the press conferences that she was much closer to her LofZ cast than Chusen. The Chusen press conference looked really awkward at times, I dont think anyone looked close.

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    • Ezc says:

      @Lizzie: Hahah, yeah, it seems like she normally quite direct, doesn’t really like to sugarcoat things. I like that side of her, but it’s sad how some people can’t appreciate that and instead take things the wrong way. But it’s gotten better after that idol show, people have a better understanding of her personality now so she’s less afraid to speak up compared to before. She used to be such a bubbly girl though back in the HZGG days.. then all the hate came.

      I remember that LoZ interview.. both Nicky and WC came to her defense which was sweet of them 🙂

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      • Lizzie says:

        @EZC well, haters gonna hate!! I think its refreshing! 🙂 BTW, I know there was some drama with her and YM fans some time ago but I wasn’t so into c-drama then so don’t have the details. If you have time, do elaborate a little 🙂

        As an aside, what would we do without our mobile phones which we can fangirl at any time!! 🙂

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      • Ezc says:

        @Lizzie: ít was basically fans saying she looked like YM and comparing the two of them, don’t know the extent of the comments and comparison, whether there were bashing involved or not, but LY who was pretty new to the spotlight fired back to the fans saying how could they be considered fans when they can’t even recognize their own idols. Then I guess things escalated from there with YM’s and her fans attacking each other back and forth, with YM fans attacking her looks and saying things like she should consider herself lucky to be a YM look-alike. So LY replied saying how could she look like her when she didn’t get anything done on her face like YM did, lol. And you can imagine how the rest went from there.

        She did apologize afterwards and said she was young and stupid back then. Her comments towards YM was pretty harsh so admitting to being in the wrong was the right thing to do, but I guess she was frustrated and with her being so direct in personality, she held nothing back lol. But if you haven’t noticed, till this day, she hates being compared to others.. doesnt matter if she’s being compared to as an actress, physically or in popularity.. she just hates it. That’s why she got so frustrated in that LOZ interview when that iqiyi host kept asking her on her thoughts about her vs the other actresses in the same field.

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      • Lizzie says:

        Thanks @EZC to take the time to illuminate me. 🙂 How can she look like YM? Never once crossed my mind but maybe perhaps I never watched YM in her earlier days. I am not a YM fan at all – she comes off the same in all her shows.

        Yes, ZLY is definitely adorably awkward but I can see how it may rub people off the wrong way. I think there was also a LOZ press interviews where she was gonna say WC’s fans are like monkeys or something like that and he stopped her by mockingly saying “think! Is that what you want to say” then he changed the topic 🙂

        I read somewhere that ZLY doesn’t have professional acting training which maybe why she doesn’t like to be compared. I know Tang Yan has professional training but she is so single-note in all her shows!

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    • maoh says:

      I saw the video you posted too and it was so cute. I would love for him to come back and do a movie. I dont think anyone else can do Fo Ye like he can. I also feel like there is no Fo Ye without XY, so she needs to comeback too. If they do a movie the writer needs to only write one bad guy.

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  12. pooh says:

    @maoh..yess I watch it in Facebook but only 4 episode per week so I just watch it raw and waiting Archi to recap 🙂 ..Sometimes viki have too but fans channel and being blocked, will try kissasian.
    @Archi: I find it at chinesemov.com about ZLY, that movie state after New Eternal Wave movie.
    I think we are invading their privacy in a good way Lizzie, they look happy and relax when they’re together and so do I hahahaha..

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    • Lizzie says:

      didn’t know she was doing another movie with CX – if they indeed are, kudos to their professionalism!

      Heh heh re invading their privacy 🙂 But they definitely look relaxed together!

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      • Ezc says:

        I highly doubt it’s CX, she’d never accept a role if he’s in it. Imagine all the rumors, gossip and drama that would cause if she did? I’m sure she’d rather stay away from all that. Don’t think she has anything lined up after Agent, at least nothing confirmed and published yet from her studio..

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  13. Lizzie says:

    Another video of the OTP which makes me feel even more sorry for WC in the recent HC. He was mostly staring at ZLY and standing awkwardly around Jessica instead of his previous appearances where he was more animated 🙂

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    • Lizzie says:

      He loves that poem clearly! And kudos to the fan who was smart enough to use that same trick every time!! Hahahaha. I wonder if ZLY will go to his concert ….

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    • Ezc says:

      Lol, so it seems like a total of 6 ‘Qu Ru Mei’ sign-holding fans have been selected by WC to receive the gifts (necklaces?) during the events. The guy is so biased it’s hilarious.

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      • Lizzie says:

        And he is totally unabashed about it! I think that’s how he gets away with it 🙂
        I hope the fans are stalking him and we will know if he ever goes visit ZLY on set…. 🙂

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  14. This is a preview of upcoming episodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVTjpPrA8B8 I think. Seems Fo Ye is still unconscious, Xin Yue is not with him. Don’t like the Doctor Cousin spending too much alone time with him although he’s practically comatose. Hope she gets her own love line either with Er Ye or the cute Lt. Or Ba Ye?

    Looks like the cute Lt. & Ba Ye will have a bromance on their road trip. Not sure about all the other scenes in the preview. They’ve escaped to a remote village so that Fo Ye could recover?

    Anyway have watched with Eng Sub up to episodes 24, so managed to get through RAW of episodes 25 – 28 with your recaps. Thanks for that.

    Have to agree even though they have only a few scenes together, WC & ZLY really light up the
    screen with their chemistry. In the BTS they really look like they enjoy being together. I like the way the household staff, cute Lt. Zhang Fu Guan, Jiu Ye all accept Xin Yue as Fo Ye’s wife/fiancée even though he never made it official. Lt. Zhang Fu Guan especially looks a bit awestruck with Xin Yue. Actually, I have a girl crush on her character too.

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    • Lizzie says:

      XY gotta stay out and be the lady of the house and be totally badass that’s why 🙂

      Although FY never outwardly proclaimed his love to XY, the fact that he always ended up listening to her (in the presence of everyone else) except in the matter of going to the tomb!, getting the household staff to take care of her (making sure she gets a warm room, changes the rules so she can eat if he is not present at dinner although home) , attending Ya Tou’s funeral together definitely shows everyone else she is his fiancée. He only ever tells her to go back to Beijing in private (and that’s only because he cares for her and doesn’t want her involved :)).

      And XY is an awesome character – sweet, sassy, strong and spunky.

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      • Tae says:

        Yes to everything you just said!!! So on point ;D Gosh, I think the next couple of episodes are going to make up faint with all the feels.

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    • Yeah, please don’t add a sudden third wheel! >< And same, hope Liying gets a lot of scenes because she truly is the highlight of the show ^^ Especially if Fo Ye is unconscious… Yeah, let the lady of the house be in charge! I also like how nobody is questioning her title.
      They are hiding Fo Ye I think because he is sick and people are after him! So many people want him dead v_v I would love some Ba Ye+Lt romance. All for it!
      Welcome! 😀 My recaps are not perfect, but they come faster than the sub! So using both sounds like a great idea.

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  15. Oh sorry about that. I didn’t think they would take it down so quickly. Yes I think it’s the preview for next week episodes. The only scene with Xin Yue which was shown is she’s calmly munching something (reminiscence of Boss & Me) while Chen Pi orders his men to search the house. And they showed Er Ye, baddies Ms. Huo & Capt. Lu in the mines. Then they were a lot of scenes with cute Lt. & Ba Ye. Maybe they escaped with the unconscious Fo Ye by traveling with the group that’s bringing the deceased back to their own villages or something like that? Anyway we’ll know next week.

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  16. Lizzie says:

    I read on another blog that the author of the book, Uncle Three? , selected WC to play the role of FY. Such inspired selection! Anyhow, anybody has any idea as to whether it was WC who suggested ZLY to act as XY considering how enthusiastic he is in planning their interactions! 🙂 read somewhere sometime last year that ZLY was only gonna cameo in Mystic Nine as she was acting in another movie at the same time this was shooting.

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    • Tae says:

      I read somewhere that he did suggest her and someone said she didn’t actually want to but because they are friends, she decided to do so.

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    • Didn’t know the author played a role in his casting, but I mean, who else can play Fo Ye if not William Chan?! I think they first locked William and then went to ask Liying. And they used her name to convince her to play the role of Xinyue (they announced the casting after the broadcast of Legend of Zu so maybe OTP feels made this pairing happen again). I remember she was confirmed as a cameo first because she had to film her war movie (The Eternal Wave with Aaron Kwok), but then the stills started getting released for Old Nine Gates. From the posters, she looked like the main female lead. Maybe she got really into her role while filming and they promoted her from cameo to lead? 😀

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  17. Pooh says:

    That’s why I think WC looked a little bit surprise when ZLY came to the site for opening the project. I read somewhere basicly ZLY will be one of the main character in nine gate (become ms huo perhaps) but she have busy schedule so she agree to be cameo and they decided she will become WC wife..thanks to them we have FY and XY to made the drama more interesting 😊😊

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    • Lizzie says:

      Oh I see. it may have started out as a cameo but she is super crucial I believe now to the story. If not for her, how is FY gonna make it through!! 🙂

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    • maoh says:

      oh that is interesting. I read that she decided to do the drama bc of WC bc he asked her if she could do it and since they had worked together before. I do think her character brings a lot of the show, I honestly doubt it would be as popular. When it airs most people are talking about the OTP.

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  18. Lizzie says:

    For all the FY fans, I just wanted to give a shout-out to this blog “Dr-myri-blog.blogspot.com” as they are painstakingly recapping in hilarious detail each Mystic Nine episode with super emphasis on the hotness of FY. They are only up to Ep 9 so it’s like a trip down memory lane since we are already abreast with the current episodes.

    Archidisign – hope the shout is okay, I think you mentioned them in the first recap but they are so freaking hilarious with the fan fueling that I thought I should share again 🙂

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    • Yes! Definitely fine! I put them in my drama information for the previous recaps but just forgot to copy past for this post haha. Yeah! They totally deserve a lot of praise as they are working really hard (harder than me)! 😀

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      • Lizzie says:

        No!no! Don’t get me wrong – you are totally rocking it with the recaps considering how fast they come out after the show is broadcast! This blog is much much slower and there are a few people managing it so totally no comparison. However, they are side splitting funny with their unabashed fangirling for FY’s hotness (reinforced by multitude of gifs!) so it seems only right to share! 🙂

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  19. Lizzie says:

    There is a lot of interviews now with WC because of that movie The Crazy Thing Called Love but I was wondering how come nobody has interviewed him for a response to ZLY saying that she only accepted the “hua-Che” character because it was with him and her reiterating that he is her Male God in the recent Happy Camp. With them both trending now, surprised nobody has quizzed him.

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    • Cause they really want to ship him with Jessica Jung? I am fine with him promoting the movie, but because of the horrible Happy Camp experience, I am definitely not going to watch it (hihi, evil egoist revenge)

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      • Tae says:

        What happened on happy camp? Sorry, I’m a little behind on all this xD my love for WC (I don’t watch much c-dramas) just started since episode 1 of mystic nine *_*

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      • maoh says:

        I was just looking at articles about his new movie doing so so and the top comments were something like “Will always support William Chan and Zhao Liying” or how they didn’t like Jessica in the movie. Then I read your comment lol 😉 It does seems like the movie wasn’t good, so you are not missing on anything.

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      • maoh says:

        From what I saw a lot of fans are supporting him, but the movie is getting really bad reviews. And at least online some ppl are still bitter over Happy Camp

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      • maoh says:

        lol I am also still a bit bitter about it. Such a wasted opportunity for OTP moments. But all the cute videos with just their cuts made it better ^^

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      • Lizzie says:

        Is Mystic Nine doing well in terms of ratings now that Chusen and Ice Fantasy have been released? If so, they should totally bring the whole cast on Happy Camp 🙂 I need to see WC and ZLY together again to determine if that ship should still be boarded. 🙂

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    • Ezc says:

      Aw, really? It’s doing bad? I haven’t really been following that movie but it’s sad to hear that it isn’t doing well. It is one of his projects afterall and he did spend lots of time promoting it.. :/ I don’t think OTP’s fans should be going around saying that they don’t like Jessica in the movie simply because they support OTP, that’s how fan wars are started.. It will only end with people bashing each other’s idols, and the idols getting the hate they don’t deserve. Not cool. Not a fan of Jessica, but I wouldn’t want a fandom to bash Liying just because she happens to costar with a male idol with a strong couple-ship. Sigh. People need to know when and where they can show support towards their idol, and it is possible to do so without bringing others down.

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      • maoh says:

        I think the box office is okay (but tbh I am not sure how to measure if a movie is doing good in China but it looks okay) just getting really bad ratings. So after all the fandom support dies that will be it.

        Yeah, same with the fandom wars. I dont think it is OTP fans per se, but more like people that didnt like her in the movie. Right now the whole Koreans promoting in China is getting kind of heated. And the promotions for this movie were a bit weird since the actual lead wasn’t really promoted. The comments I saw about ZLY-WC were on a different article talking about the movie. I just found it really random and funny that ZLY has nothing to do with the movie but comments are still mentioning her.

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      • Lizzie says:

        Now you have piqued my interest :). From the clip I saw, it looked like a light hearted light weight show perfect to watch in the plane ! Not sure if it’s a China or HK production but looked a little heavy handed slapstick-y and all-over-the-place.

        I think the way the show was promoted was weird – TIna Tang was definitely sidelined and I don’t think that sat well with many people (who are not WC fans) particularly now as there is a Hallyu backlash in China. Jessica is only in a supporting role but promoted like the movie’s OTP! Clearly the movie was trying to ride off Jessica’s popularity so it’s really their own fault if it backfired. Just hope that WC is not implicated. Doesn’t help that WC / ZLY coupling in Mystic Nine is making waves all over China so there will be bound to be comparisons.

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      • maoh says:

        It looked like slapstick comedy to me too. If you see it, let us know what you think. ^^
        Yeah I don’t think promoting Jessica as main OTP over the other girl sat well with people in general. And right now with the tension between Korea and China, the public has been more outspoken about it. I don’t think anything big will come out of it, people will always find something to complaint. Most of the movie goers are fans anyways and I think the marketing team knows this. I am pretty sure 98% of its audience just wanted to see FoYe 😛

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      • Ezc says:

        I looked up the ratings for the movie and it does seem like the ratings is mediocre. They do have a lot of five stars, but that’s to be expected from fans of both sides. Overall, it seems like many found the storyline to be lacking, confusing and very non-coherent. Some hated the dubbing too, said it sounded too ancient for a modern drama. Didn’t find many one-star reviews from OTP shippers (which I am happy for), the majority of the people who gave the movie a low rating seemed to be pretty reasonable in their reviews.

        The whole promotion thing for this movie does leave me a bad taste too. Tina sure got sidelined big time. Some people thought it was pretty noticeable in the movie. I read that some said a lot of her scenes were cut to increase Jessica’s scenes, but it seems like he did end up with Tina’s character afterall? So darn confusing. No wonder why it pissed people off and no wonder why Tina was nowhere to be seen during their promotions aside from the very beginning when she made an appearance for the press conference. Well, I guess that’s what you get for screwing people over just cause you thought you could bank on the K-wave.

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      • maoh says:

        @lizzie above was answering your comment about the Mystic Nine going on HC. I must have posted it wrong.
        @ezc
        Good to know. Also, it must have been really awkward and weird for Tina Tang. Good thing she skipped on the later promotions.

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    • maoh says:

      doubt it 😦 but I would love that. I actually wanted to see the whole cast together. I think they just had so much fun on the set, I would love to see them together. Mystic Nine does better online. Right now it is airing against Ice Fantasy and coming second and even third once. It has a stable audience share and ratings are usually above 1. However, online it already has 5 billion views and right now it is going up by ~1 billion a week. It also trends when new episodes come out. I am hoping TV ratings go up with their wedding scenes.

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      • Ezc says:

        Yeah, for a drama that is airing online and on tv simultaneously (and with online being 4 episodes ahead), they’re doing great ratings-wise 🙂

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  20. Ayane says:

    Wah thank you for the recap, i’ve actually been watching the episodes without subs (mostly just skipping around to where ZLY and WC have their scenes and I come here to see what had happened story wise. I’ve become such a hardcore shipper of them and i’m a fan of Yixing and I didn’t even know he was in this when I started watching because I started watching for Zhao Liying. I’m loving how her character takes charge and tries to do things to her ability. THANK YOU AGAIN! I’m glad I found this blog/website because it’s helped me alot~

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    • Welcome! If you want, Viki is currently subbing the drama at a fairly fast speed (max 1 week late so far). Welcome to the club as everyone is living to ship these two these days 8D Haha, omg, that is how strong our OTP chemistry is: you forget to look around for the remaining cast!
      Exactly why I love her character too: Strong, spoiled, but not bitchy by any mean. She is the perfect lady for our Zhang Qishan. No problem, always a pleasure! 😉

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  21. jolin_chan says:

    Arrgghhh just watched the preview for episode 34
    I know whatever XY did, will make QS one step closer to propose and marry her, but still, that cliffhanger of the preview make me anxious to know what’s gonna happen to XY and I want next Monday come sooner 😥

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    • Haha, yeah, honestly, anything anyone does make us closer to the proposal: it is just a question of episodes, or even better, minutes! xD Same, the upcoming episodes look like a lot more fun and I like that Liying is finally joining them in the tomb raiding moments ^^

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  22. lizzie says:

    Actually I thought the last 4 eps were pretty good despite the lack of the OTP. Gave Ba Ye and Lt Zhang some time to shine and also was interesting to see how they helped that tribe lady so she would help them in return. Too bad no love interest for either of them but all the women are for Er Ye! What about Lt Zhang? He saved you and climbed up that super big tree!!

    @jolin_chan – I believe that FY would have married XY along time ago (he does have the hots for her too) but he didn’t want to burden her because of his complicated background (now coming to light) and dangerous lifestyle. True Love!! 🙂 I did notice that there was no one woman in his family (just before they all died but him ) so something tragic must have happened .

    I just love XY – she is so courageous and not melodramatic. Also, they have the best matching couple outfits (preview for next week’s episodes) 🙂

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    • Same! I like BY+Lt WAY more than the bad guys so I am fine with giving them some screen time. Yeah, they could get love interest if it wasn’t that… Er Ye came to steal all the hearts xD Well, at least they have each other. ^^
      Haha, true that! That outfit reminds me a bit of her costume in Legend of Zu too! 😀

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