Love Forward: Ep 20
I’m really tempted to put an Ai Xing x Tian Ze cap as the featured image but…I just HAVE to express my frustration through Ling Li’s facepalm. HAHAHA. That being said, this episode has a lot of sweet scenes with Ai Xing & Tian Ze, plus a huge breakthrough in Ai Xing & Jing Jing’s relationship.
Since Tian Ze & Ai Xing are no longer our source of comic relief after the whole amnesia thing, we can always switch to Ren Wei & Ai Xing! These two together are always hilarious. It really makes me wish that Love Forward had been a drama with a love triangle, not a love square, between Ren Wei/Ai Xing/Tian Ze. Ai Xing has such great chemistry with BOTH the male leads. *sigh*
Darn it, I forgot to include the screencap of Tian Ze HUGGING his dad. His dad has a what-the-heck look on his face, AHAHA. I thought the dad issues would be really boring but it turns out the dad scenes are some of my favorites in this episode! It’s so sweet seeing how happy Tian Ze’s dad is to have his son back. And then when he asks Grandpa to accept him back as his son!?!?!? I LOVE MR. DU! And I still can’t get over how Tian Ze is his spitting image!
^NOTICE THEY’RE HOLDING HANDS!
So, Tian Ze finds out about Ren Wei stealing Ai Xing’s first kiss. He promptly marches over to Ren Wei’s, punches him in the face, and then stalks away. AHAHAHA I’m sorry but I burst out laughing during that scene. I think it was just so abrupt and quick that it ended up being anticlimatic. At this point I realized how sad of a character Ren Wei is. The poor guy is always misunderstood..and especially in the earlier episodes, everyone sorta gangs up on him. Ahahaha. Thankfully Ai Xing understands that Ren Wei has changed for the better!
Tian Ze: “No one can treat you like that because you’re my most loved person.”
Ai Xing: “How can you be certain I’m you’re most loved person?”
Although this episode has a lot of unnecessary scenes, I have to say that the dialogue is actually pretty good for once! How sweet is it that Tian Ze calls Ai Xing the person he loves the most!?!?!? AND THEN HER RESPONSE, WHEN SHE ASKS HOW CAN HE BE SURE?? *flails* I love this scene because Ai Xing finally shows her insecurity to Tian Ze. She’s afraid that she’s fallen for him so hard that she can’t turn back…and also that she’s taking him away from Jing Jing.
“Perhaps I forgot in my head, but my heart and body didn’t forget. I always go to your place, I only trust you when I’m in trouble. My happiness or sadness, I want to share with only you…these feelings mean I’ve fallen for you…So what if I forgot in the past. Is this not certain enough??”
OMGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! TIAN ZE’S LITTLE SPEECH IS THE SWEETEST THING EVER!!!!!!!! It’s basically a confession!!!!!!!!!! And I especially like the question at the end; he sounds like he’s so afraid of losing Ai Xing.
“Although I’m not good enough now, but one day, I’ll definitely be superman, Your own personal superman. Then I’ll help you fulfill your dream. I’ll protect you, take care of you for the rest of your life.”
As if that previous speech wasn’t enough, Tian Ze turns on the charm even more by cutely declaring he’ll take care of Ai Xing for the rest of his life. I don’t even know what to do with this. *so happy* At this point Ai Xing crosses the line between pretend-girlfriend and real-girlfriend. Even though she voices her worries over whether or not she can give up Tian Ze, I think her feelings are pretty much set.
I’m afraid that this scene has only fueled my animosity towards Jing Jing. BLEGHHHHHH. Ai Xing is on cloud 9 as she happily tells Jing Jing about all the changes in amnesia-Tian Ze. Jing Jing is a little quieter than usual and you can tell that she’s about to blow up. The thing that annoys me is that you can tell she’s already about to pick a fight with Ai Xing. I think the only way you can describe the look on her face is..JEALOUSY.
Ai Xing innocently (or maybe not so innocently?) says that Ren Wei might be genuine. Then everything blows up. Jing Jing accusingly says that if she gets together with Ren Wei, then Tian Ze will be free to be with Ai Xing. WHAT THE HECK JING JING? YOU’RE ALREADY WITH REN WEI. YOU BROKE UP WITH TIAN ZE. AND THEN to piss me off even more, Jing Jing talks about how the backseat on Tian Ze’s motorcycle used to be HER’S everyday. UH, SORRY JING JING BUT YES, IT USED TO BE. USED TO BE!!! YOU DON’T HAVE ANY GIRLFRIEND RIGHTS ANYMORE. *stamps foot*
“..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?”
BUT GUESS WHAT, Ai Xing’s not gonna take the crap anymore! She puts on her game face and stands up to Jing Jing! It’s so true that Ai Xing is always the one picking up after Jing Jing. And in case you want to get even more pissed off at Jing Jing, let’s hear her response! Jing Jing gives her whole “I broke up with him because of blah blah blah” speech. She sounds all offended that Ai Xing is even implying that she’s the one at fault. I’m sorry Jing Jing, but you can’t have the best of both worlds.
“I know I can’t like him. But I couldn’t help it, I fell for him!”
GO AI XING, YOU TELL HER!
“Can you stop being selfish this time?”
My favorite line. Although this may have been said out of anger, there is a lot of truth to it. I think it shows that Ai Xing has known all along that Jing Jing is selfish, especially since she says “this time”. This is really the breakthrough I wanted to see..at some point Ai Xing has to be a little selfish to gain her own happiness.
*Update* I forgot to include the very last line of the scene..Ai Xing walks away while beginning to cry, and then Jing Jing yells after her that people have to make concessions in love so that everyone can have a happy ending. *scene ruined* WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? WHY is Jing Jing talking about concessions when SHE’S NOT LETTING GO OF TIAN ZE AT ALL. WHY is she talking about happy endings when 1) she’s always complaining about Ren Wei 2) Ai Xing needs Tian Ze to have her happy ending. WAEGJWSJGSOLWJGHEAJH.
So, I realized that I’m so caught up in my Jing Jing-hatred and Ai Xing x Tian Ze shipping that I’ve overlooked a really important point. Of course I’m grateful to Grandpa for bringing Tian Ze & Ai Xing together, but at the same time, this was probably the wrong move. There’s a huge difference between sheltering him and lying to him. Ai Xing & Grandpa shouldn’t be messing with his memories because it won’t change the reality of his situation. It’s better for Tian Ze to rediscover his past and to experience both good and bad emotions. Like Mr. Du says, it’s better for Tian Ze to confront reality than to avoid it. Grandpa & Ai Xing have good intentions but their methods aren’t the best solution.
I’m so fed up with Jing Jing. I just don’t even know anymore. Does she really think Tian Ze will keep on loving her for the rest of his life? Does she really think she can get married to Ren Wei, but Tian Ze can’t go after another girl? This just does not make sense to me. Of course there is a certain period where you have to get over a breakup, and you might feel a bit jealous when your ex goes out with someone else. But the thing is that..she’s the one that dumped him. She had the choice. Jing Jing can’t just pull out her “it was for the family” excuse all the time and expect everyone to let her off. A break up is a break up no matter what the reason is.
And the ep21 preview shows that Tian Ze has regained his memory!!!!!! YESSSSSSS! And I’m even happier that he says he still loves Ai Xing!! However I’m also a bit confused, when he says “we should still be together” is the ‘we’ Jing Jing & Tian Ze, or Ai Xing & Tian Ze? :/
Next episode previews
*Update* NEW PREVIEW OUT, thanks to all who translated!
*Update again* Thanks to Ah Man for translating the ep21 synopsis:
- Why does the artist/painter has a photo of Ai’s mom – could he be Ai’s birth father?
- Ai felt terrible after the fight with Jing; she couldn’t eat the breakfast that Tian made for her so he looks for Jing and ask her for help and Jing realizes how much Ai meant for him
- During the time Tian read the blog (or confronts with Jing), he receives a call from Ai which Tian and Jing can’t believe/accept.