There’s a lot of focus on Ximen and Xiaoyou in these episodes as they go through a rough patch. With Xiaoyou being so determined to win Ximen’s heart and Ximen being unable to overcome his past, I’m not really certain if they’ll become a couple by the end of the show. Let’s just hope that they’ll follow the previous Meteor Garden version because they look really cute together!
Hapless romantic. Despite Ximen’s objections, Xiaoyou persists in her efforts to turn into Ximen’s ideal girl. She goes to the bar where Ximen hangs out but he doesn’t talk to her, let alone glance in her direction. In reality, he’s trying not to notice her but keeps looking over his shoulder anyway. When a guy tries to push Xiaoyou to drink one more glass even though she’s already drunk, Ximen grabs it and gulps it down for her and finally takes her outside to asks her what she wants.
Xiaoyou tells him that she wants to know his story and what he meant about love being all about regrets. She wants to know everything that Ximen experienced and promises not to bother him again if he tells her.
A younger Ximen. Ximen has a childhood friend named Xiaogeng whom he was really close to. Growing up in a broken family, Ximen has long assumed that all romantic relationships lead to sadness and hurt, but deep inside, he knows that he likes Xiaogeng, and that in return, she likes him too.
Ximen, being a coward in love, kept pushing Xiaogeng away. He purposely didn’t show when Xiaogeng asked to meet at 5 in the morning because she wanted to show him something. At that time, he simply deleted her message and he never saw her again after that.
An answered mystery. Ximen never found out what Xiaogeng intended to show that day. When Xiaoyou hears the story, she searches every other building in Shanghai until she comes upon what she thinks Xiaogeng wanted to show him. It’s probably what Xiaoyou herself would have wanted to show him too.
When she gets a hold of Ximen with the help of the gang, Xiaoyou drags him to one of Shanghai’s skyscrapers. As there were numerous flights of stairs to climb, Xiaoyou tells Ximen to go ahead without her. He insists that they go up together and it’s really cute to see Ximen helping Xiaoyou up with each step. When they reach the top, they are just in time. As the sunlight shines upon the building across, it blurs some words leaving only the statement, “Ximen, my most beloved.” Ximen sees this and he is speechless. So am I. The idea behind this and having everything happen at the precise moment is super sweet.