Shan Cai and Dao Mingsi are back together and the spotlight has turned to another love team: Ximen and Xiaoyou. We know from the 2001 version that Ximen and Xiaoyou became one of the cutest couples of the drama. Kim Bum and Kim So Yeon continued the trend with Boys Over Flowers. The storyline between Ximen and Xiaoyou seem to have been taken a backseat so far that both characters have sort of faded into the background for me. Now that things are picking up, will we be seeing the same cuteness from these two?
Just another ploy of Lei’s. Lei confesses to Dao Mingsi that he only courted Shan Cai to give a wakeup call to Dao Mingsi and draw him of his drowning pool of anger and misery. Lei wanted to make things better between the couple before leaving for Taiwan to take care of problems with his family business. Lei also explains this to Shan Cai through the phone. He probably doesn’t have the courage to do it personally. It couldn’t have been all an act.
I want to be with you. Shan Cai drags Dao Mingsi to the rooftop but she’s still unable to say out the words, “I like you.” It’s so funny that all she managed to say was to ask Dao Mingsi if he would like to eat the packed lunch she made. Shan Cai suddenly asks Dao Mingsi if he’ll date her, though she wants it done in secret. Dao Mingsi gets mad upon hearing this but before he can say anything more, Shan Cai suddenly blurts out, “I want to be with you.” This calms him down and he finally agrees to date without telling anyone.
Meizuo and Ximen’s foiled plan. With Lei in Taiwan, Ximen and Meizuo take it upon themselves to fix Shan Cai up with Dao Mingsi. They don’t know that the two are already dating in secret.
Their plan – kidnap Dao Mingsi and bring him to Ximen’s house while Ximen asks Xiaoyou out on a date. The boys know that Shan Cai being the protective friend will rush to Ximen’s house as soon as she hears that Xiaoyou is there. Meizuo has just reached Shan Cai’s house when he sees her running away from men in suits – Dao Mingfeng’s bodyguards who have been keeping an eye on her this whole time! After they’ve gone, Ximen proceeds with the plan to get Shan Cai to Ximen’s house and once she arrives, they immediately lock her inside a room with Dao Mingsi.
However, Dao Mingfeng’s bodyguards begin to knock frantically outside of the room. Ximen and Meizuo are away enjoying a drink while Dao Mingsi and Shan Cai struggle to find an escape. In the end, Shan Cai jumps out of the bathroom window and the bodyguards only see Dao Mingsi washing his hair.
A good person but not a good guy. Growing up in a family of tea experts, Ximen holds a tea-tasting party and invites his friends, including Xiaoyou. Later that night, Xiaoyou confesses to Ximen that she likes him. Ximen gets mad and tells her that as much as he is a good person, he’s not really a good guy. It earns a slap from Xiaoyou but the scene is never shown.
She says it, at long last! If things aren’t going to go well between Xiaoyou and Ximen, well things best work out between Shan Cai and Dao Mingsi. She is finally able to tell him that she likes him, and she doesn’t just say the words, she declares it for everyone to hear to announce that they’re officially dating!