Love Forward: Ep 19
This has got to be my favorite episode. It even tops episode 18. AND THE PREVIEW FOR EP20 IS AWESOME. TIAN ZE x AI XING SHIPPERS!!!!!!!! OUR LONG WAIT IS FINALLY PAYING OFF. I dare say that the misleading posters and opening/closing MV’s DON’T MATTER. TIAN ZE AND AI XING ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. THIS IS NOT JUST ME IN DENIAL. EVEN THE DRAMA IS SHIPPING THEM.
Beware, LOTS of picspam ahead! I just included the ones above because I love the family fun with Grandpa. Hehehehe.
“Mom, is this kind of happiness a good thing? It’s obviously a lie, why do I feel happy?”
I think this episode is significant because Ai Xing is finally becoming more aware of her feelings for Tian Ze..and she even dares to think about liking him. She settles into her role as pretend-girlfriend and starts playing her part almost way too good. By the end of the episode, I think she’s not even acting anymore. Ai Xing is falling for Tian Ze!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Or maybe she already fell for him long ago, but she’s realizing just now)
Thanks to Grandpa’s guidance, Tian Ze is determined to plant a kiss on Ai Xing. The first attempt fails and you can tell she really doesn’t want to kiss Tian Ze.
Tian Ze also has a random comeback when he recites a long legal thing to save Zhi Xing from going to the police. This wasn’t quite the way I wanted to see him regain a bit of his former self, but I suppose it really suits Tian Ze. He’s is such a straight-laced guy that of course, even in amnesia-Tian Ze-state, he can’t ignore his duty to help others. (how cheesy, but true)
“I won’t make you worry about me again in the future.”
Ai Xing and Tian Ze go out STARGAZING by a lake. OTP! OTP! When Ai Xing mentions how they have to crane their necks to see the stars, Tian Ze cutely puts his hand behind her neck to make her feel better. SO SWEET!!!!!!!!
“If one day you find out your girl friend is Jing Jing, would you still want to listen to me sing?”
I think this is the point where Ai Xing becomes completely comfortable with amnesia-Tian Ze..and also where I think she’s no longer pretending. This is also when she begins questioning what will happen when Tian Ze gets back his memories.
Tian Ze & Ai Xing sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star together. Then Ai Xing leans against Tian Ze while teaching him the names of all the stars. AND OF COURSE!! She has to fall asleep on his shoulder!!!!!! SUCH A PERFECT SCENE!
Turns out Tian Ze and Ai Xing slept on the boardwalk all night since Tian Ze didn’t want to wake up Ai Xing. THAT IS SO CUTE. Ai Xing comments that he didn’t think about himself. TO WHICH HE REPLIES..
“Thinking about you is thinking about myself.”
AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TIAN ZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NOW PUT YOU ON EQUAL STATUS WITH REN WEI!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS TOO SWEET!!!!!! This is yet another instance where we see Ai Xing falling for Tian Ze more and more.
Ren Wei is becoming more and more adorable by the minute. It seems like he’s been saving his super cute smile (that I’ve been missing ever since Who’s the One ended) for now. Now that he’s fully aware of his feelings for Jing Jing, he decides to go all out. Ren Wei cares for Jing Jing in every little way possible. i.e. when she’s asleep on his lap, he cutely shields her eyes from the streetlamp’s light. And then he smiles to himself like he’s satisfied that he’s helping her out. AHHHHHHHHH.
Although Ren Wei learns how to be more gentleman-like on his own, he still doesn’t fully understand women when it comes to money. Ling Li teaches him that sincerity means more than the price tag. So he goes to every shoe store possible to try to buy Jing Jing a pair of super special shoes. However Jing Jing takes it the wrong way (she thinks he’s flaunting his wealth or something..) and then proceeds to BREAK HIS HEART by throwing the shoes off a bridge and into the oncoming traffic.
AUGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! You can just see Ren Wei’s heart breaking..especially when she throws the SECOND shoe out on the road. :'( Poor Ren Wei. He retrieves both of them even though it’s dangerous. I actually think Jing Jing is falling for him because of her startled reaction when he almost gets hit by a car. She can pretend all she wants that she hates him, but she can’t hide her feelings in her spontaneous reaction. BUT this doesn’t really explain why she threw the shoes in the first place. T_T Jing Jing gives Ren Wei the usual lecture about how she doesn’t want his gifts, blah blah blah. But I think she’s actually shaken by his willingness to put himself in harm’s way for her sake.
So poor Ren Wei nurses a broken heart while he goes home, STILL carrying the pair of shoes. :'( So to solve his problem he grabs Ai Xing AND KISSES HER. *faints* She pushes him away and slaps him. Ren Wei voices Ai Xing’s insecurities way too harshly..
“Tian Ze belongs to Jing Jing. You’re just Jing Jing’s substitute…”
OUCH. OUCHHHHHHH. I don’t even know what to say in reply to that.
Oh I forgot to mention..that was Ai Xing’s first kiss.
“I thought I would miss you if we were apart.”
Tian Ze wipes away Ai Xing’s tears, but she doesn’t tell him about the kiss. Instead she zones out while gazing at him and accidentally lets her true feelings slip…
“That’s right. Why weren’t you the one who kissed me?”
IT’S PROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the pictures explain themselves..
BEST SCENE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this kiss (or kisses) suits Ai Xing x Tian Ze because they’re both so innocent. :'( And on the topic of the first kiss thing, technically Tian Ze doesn’t remember his first kiss so..if he kisses Ai Xing would that be like a second..first kiss? Anyway I don’t think it matters much that Ren Wei stole Ai Xing’s first kiss because Ai Xing wants to kiss Tian Ze, not Ren Wei. Plus in the previews it shows Ren Wei apologizing because he wasn’t thinking clearly.
I felt like crying tears of joy while watching this episode. I’m so glad Ai Xing is finally beginning to accept her feelings for Tian Ze. Before I said I was frustrated with Ai Xing because she refuses to let go of Jing Jing x Tian Ze. But now I can understand her perspective because the unwritten rule is that you’re not allowed to go out with your friend’s ex. She’s scared of betraying Jing Jing. :'( The ep20 preview shows Ai Xing putting Jing Jing back in her place. FINALLY she’s gonna say the things I’ve been wanting her to say!!!!
“..why can’t I fall for Tian Ze? Why do you always come and go as you please? Why do you always hurt him and I have to pick up the pieces?”
Ok this next part is kinda confusing with all the Tian Ze’s:
- former Tian Ze: before amnesia
- amnesia-Tian Ze: him now
- new-Tian Ze: when he regains his memories
What I’m really wondering is when Tian Ze will regain his memory!!! And how will this change Ai Xing and Tian Ze’s relationship?? AUGH, WHO KNEW THE PRETEND-GIRLFRIEND PLOT COULD BE THIS GOOD AND THIS COMPLICATED?? I have no idea how the new Tian Ze will be like..I mean, once he regains his memories will he be a fusion of amnesia-Tian Ze and former-Tian Ze?
But my main concern is that new-Tian Ze’s feelings for Ai Xing might change. I really want him to still love Ai Xing even when he remembers Jing Jing. I totally get Ai Xing’s worries. Ren Wei’s comment was all too true and it really hit her in the gut. What if everything she experienced with amnesia-Tian Ze will become a lie once former-Tian Ze comes back?? What if liking Tian Ze now will end up hurting her later on???
I think Ai Xing loves both former-Tian Ze and amnesia-Tian Ze just as much. She already loved former-Tian Ze before, but it took the amnesia-Tian Ze to make her see his softer side and realize her feelings for him. Maybe new-Tian Ze will be former-Tian Ze, (minus the loveblind fool part) but he’ll just show more of his softer side. Any other theories?