Moses continues to deal with Kwok Lun, trying to keep him pleased, yet not let things get out of control. We witness a very interesting power-play here, whereby it continually shifts from one to the other through dialogue and gesture. It’s quite an interesting watch actually- though a bit worrying. My only comfort comes from knowing Moses shouldn’t die anytime soon since it’s only episode 12..lol. I know, that’s kind of cheating but hey it’s TVB.
Anyways, let’s get started on [Beyond the Realm of Conscience] Episode 12 synopsis!
Since Charmaine’s rejection, Kevin has learned from his father the reason behind Charmaine’s decision. However, unlike the past, he understands running away is no longer a viable option. He realises Moses is still only in the early stages and will need all the support he can get. Once things have stablised, he will confess to Moses his true feelings for Charmaine, and hopefully receive his blessings to officially be together! Charmaine and Kevin are overjoyed and are very hopeful 🙂
Suddenly, a masked man in black jumps in to kill them! Kwok Lun shortly arrives with his guards, capturing the intruder and instantly killing him. (err..he loves killing people before they can explain themselves, doesn’t he? Who is this masked man? Something very suspicious going on here…) While he’s here, he dobs the pair for illegally developing a romance! Charmaine and Kevin deny any affection and explains why they were there at that time. The two are sent to Moses, who attempts to brush it off as a minor issue, but Kwok Lun persistently tries to get Charmaine into trouble (and making up fake evidence). Although Moses wants to help them, it has become difficult keeping Kwok Lun content.
Michelle, Susanna and Tavia seek Mary’s help, but even her capability is limited. Eventually after much negotiation, including sacrificing some of Moses’s properly/land to him, Charmaine escapes death penalty. However, she is required to undergo hard labor for a month as punishment (same position as June).
After a short encounter with Michelle and Yi Kei, Susanna receives a box of food from Michelle, who says Mary asked it to be distributed between them. After randomly grabbing one out of the two boxes, she heads back into her room, where she starts eating it. Tavia walks in chat to Susanna when she starts coughing out blood! The food she consumed gave her poisoning!
Initially thinking it was Susan who wanted to poison Mary (who coincidentally gave the food away), Mary confronts her. However, Susan suggests otherwise by swearing to the gods, that if she did such a thing, she’ll be struck by lightning, convincing them all she wasn’t the one behind it. All these years Susan has been in charge, never has an incident like this occurred, until now. She questions Mary’s ability to discover the truth and gives her 5 days. If Mary cannot find the real culprit, Susan will again be put in charge of the House of Proceedings, and replace all its members with new people. haha, even Susan knows the Palace proceeding people are all jealous and scheming people..
Everyone suspects Michelle, as she’s the one who gave the food to Susanna, and they all know how she feels about her. Michelle seeks Yi Kei for help as a witnesses but she becomes ignorant, not interested in interfering. Michelle is left feel pretty vulnerable and worried. Meanwhile, Kara and Rosanne tell Susanna Michelle is probably the culprit and for the sake of everyone and herself- just place all the blame on her. That way, the mess will be over and they can all be free from trouble. Wow, these two look so evil and selfish here (just look at them)….However, Susanna refuses to place blame on her as there’s no solid evidence to prove so. Tavia is nearby and hears the conversation. I wonder if this will change the way she sees her? 🙂
Tavia and Susanna seem to be on good terms, as she has been giving her opportunities to work on specific projects. Tavia shows her the finished product to Susanna who compliments and praises her good work. This instantly brightens up Tavia, which was really nice to see! It’s these little things that can make someone’s day and go a long way 🙂 Suddenly, as Susanna was eating food again, they make a discovery! It turns out it wasn’t the food, but the chopsticks which caused the poisoning!
With this knowledge, Rosanne is soon caught out, since she was the one who gave her those chopsticks! I actually had suspicions than Rosanne was the one behind it! How? I’m a psychic 😉 Nah, I recall from the beginning of Episode 1, when it shows what happens in the future, Rosanne is missing..so I knew she would do something which revokes her title. No one else seems to be rather suspicious so it kind of gave it away. Did anyone else notice and figure it out too?
All in all, what an exciting episode! I love it when there’s a case to be solved, it keeps the suspense going 🙂
Another evil one down :D! What are your thought on Episode 12? Please drop a comment and let us know!