The 10th episode of [Beyond the Realm of Conscience] sees a turn of events! This one focuses heavily on Charmaine & Kevin’s relationship which I’m sure fans of the pairing will enjoy. I’m not a fan of the two, but even I have to admit I enjoyed their little romance, lol.. so hopefully you’ll enjoy it too! The overall plot is also continually moving forward, so let’s get started 🙂
The news that Susan and Edwin intend to kill off both Moses and Mary get leaked, and consequently Charmaine finds out through 布吉祥 (played by Ram Chiang 蔣志光). She becomes extremely worried and saddened by the news, feeling hopeless that she cannot warn them. At this moment, Kevin sees her troubled face and consoles her. Unable to hide it anymore, she confides to him about Moses being in danger and the truth that he is not actually mentally ill, nor diagnosed with the disease. It was all for the purpose of survival, but now all that may have been done in vain. Kevin promises to do everything he can to help her.
Moses and Mary had co-incidentally planned to escape that night, but the Palace guards have already been sent to kill them! Moses fights back using the martial arts Kevin taught him, and was able to fend some off. However, it wasn’t enough as there were too many of them. Luckily Kevin arrives just in the nick of time! The guards are all killed, but Kevin is seriously injured in the process..
From Ram, Charmaine learns that Kevin has been hurt. She becomes worried and offers to help Ram take his medicine to him. She enters his room but he wasn’t there. She discovers blood stain on his bed and then notices Kevin struggling as he walks back in. She rushes to his aid, holding onto his arms to which he subtly smiles to. However, he soon collapses and Charmaine takes him in her care. She stays by his side for the whole night and nurtures him. Finally when he awakens, Charmaine gets up for some water, but he grabs tightly onto her hands. I’m really enjoying the tension between them.. what chemistry!
As he sits up, he tells her Moses and Mary are both safe now, so she shouldn’t worry. Charmaine is touched Kevin went through all this for her. Since the sun was up, Charmaine quickly returns to her room to avoid getting into trouble. Tavia discovers Charmaine missing from her room all night and questions her. Here, Charmaine admits her feelings for Kevin, how happy she is every time he is with her. However, she understands the Palace rules and knows they cannot be together.
One night, Charmaine is sitting outside alone looking into a pond. She sees Kevin’s reflection and turns around to face him. Asked why he’s here, he tells her he wanted to see her. She wouldn’t go see him anymore, so the only way was for him to approach her. She avoids eye contact, insisting she needs to leave. He pushes on, confessing his true feelings for her and wanting to know how she saw him in her eyes. She replies he’s a good person. What about the money bag she sewed him? Was there anymore meaning in it? Is this a unrequited love, or are the feelings returned? She bluntly points out no matter how she feels, the outcome will be the same. However, Kevin boldly suggest the two of them elope, leaving the palace like Moses and Mary. Initially objecting to the idea, she eventually becomes touched by his devotion, willingness to give up his status, position, everything he has to be with her. He leaves, allowing her a day to give her response. Talk about intense! Things are really heating up between the two!
Charmaine is alone in her room thinking back all their moments, and happily smiles. Looks like a ‘yes’ to me! The next day, Charmaine happily heads off to see Kevin, but is intercepted by Kevin’s father. He tells Charmaine he has heard good things about her, and knows his son loves her very much…but even so, Kevin is his only son. If Kevin leaves the palace, he would be a big disgrace to his ancestors, and a criminal without a future. He knows once Kevin says something, he will make sure it happens no matter what circumstance. He hopes Charmaine can do him a favor, and reject him :O Charmaine is completely shattered, but knows what she must do..
She bravely confronts Kevin, and ends it with him. Kevin is extremely disappointed by the response, and continually tries to persuade her. Charmaine, who is holding back her tears eventually returns the scent holder to him. He refuses to retrieve it, but she leaves it on the desk. Back in her room, a heartbroken Charmaine cries her heart out, while Tavia comforts her. aww..
In the bigger picture of the story (which I have left out a bit on), Kwok Lun the Head of Army continues to plot… but this time, he aims to make Moses the Emperor! O_____O He pretends to be working for Susan on one side, but ends up telling Moses and Mary they can be rulers on the other! Initially Mary was afraid and skeptical of his suggestion, but ends up rather enticed by his persuasion. He claims they will never truly be free, because Susan wants nothing but their dead bodies. Moses, who is still believed to be mentally challenged agrees and says “Yes, being the king is great!” indicating to Mary they should listen to him. Kwok Lun grins over his success and promptly organises for Edwin to be killed (lol, I know this sounds really abrupt, but not much lead to his death..he did die pretty suddenly!) He made it look like Edwin died because of wrong medicine in-take.
Susan is absolutely shocked and in tears upon hearing the news. Kwok Lun claims he has Edwin’s will (which he faked) and upon reading it, Moses and Mary are brought back into the Palace. It is written in his will that he wishes Moses to be next to the thrown! How bizarrely unbelievable is this? lol.. Susan is obviously furious and unconvinced. She realises it was all set up and angrily snatches it, wanting to rip it up. Everyone stops her and she angrily stomps out.
The day arrives for Moses to officially sign on as Emperor. Just as he was about to claim the thrown, Susan interrupts! Wonder what will happen next?
What did you think of episode 10? Did you enjoy Charmaine and Kevin’s spark, or was it still not very interesting? Did you think Edwin died too suddenly? Did Moses and Mary do the right thing agreeing with Kwok Lun? Leave a comment and let us know!