O.M.G. I just finished watching [Beyond the Realm of Conscience] episode 14 and so much crap happens that I don’t even know where to start….lol…and when I mean “crap” I mean, there’s a lot of bitches!!! XD The plot is getting heavier and characters are not as simple as they appear. And yes, Tavia is starting to really creep me out, too. Having said that, the story is pretty exciting, we’re almost half way through! I’ve allocated a portion of this entry on my thoughts on Susan. Hope you like it!
Hor Wai ends up promoting Susanna to take over Rosanne’s position as the Head of Furniture Proceedings! Charmaine is promoted to the Head of Jewellery and Tavia takes over her previous role. This is sure to cause more trouble..Kara is unimpressed by Hor Wai’s decision, who confronts her privately, revealing to us that she is actually her niece! Kara has been eying Hor Wai’s position for a long time, and questions whether she’ll keep her words and make her the Head soon. Hor Wai assures her this arrangement is for the best. With Susanna being favoured by Mary, Michelle is sure to become jealous and fight to death with her. Charmaine is known to be a goodie-two-shoe so she’s not a threat to them at all. With Susanna and Michelle down, Kara will be the only candidate for the position when the time comes. HOW EVIL ARE THEY? Kara is extremely amused and commends Hor Wai for being so witty… oh my goodness…Was getting rid of Rosanne also part of their plan..? This is quite a shocker. Although I was a bit wary of them, it’s not until now that their evil scheming is confirmed! They’re not simple at all. Boy was I wrong for thinking Hor Wai actually cared about the two!
Meanwhile, Moses is making arrangements to amend errors made by previous Emperors. Susan suddenly marches in with his ancestor’s plates. She attacks Moses’s decision, insisting he’s being disrespectful to his ancestors by suggesting they were wrong. She then turns to Kwok Lun, pointing out that he was there at the time, contributing to the “wrong doings”. If Moses is making amendments, why isn’t he punished? Why is Moses covering up for the person responsible for the misfortune? She continues to claim he doesn’t deserve to be the Emperor.
I really really admire Susan’s acting in this drama. I find her extremely convincing, her voice is strong and her face is always full of emotions. I gets chills every time she glares with those cold eyes, yet also feel sorry for her at times. I have mixed feelings towards her. Although a villain who loathes Moses and Mary, it seems understandable in a way. She’s not the first nor last concubine to ever feel bitter and jealous of the King’s infatuation of others. What concubine would not want their own son to become King? Even if Edwin was an idiot, the truth is they actually did plot against him (well, Kwok Lun did). She is simply too close-minded and vain to accept Moses because of her hatred of Mary. She continues to fight with her last breath, which we gotta give her credit for.
However, Moses is handicapped by Kwok Lun so he cannot punish him. Instead, he hints at him to apologise for his mistakes. He does so and Moses simply “forgives” him and lets it pass. Susan realises Moses is biased and extremely protective of him. She knows it’s all an act.
Feeling powerless, Susan stands over the gateway of the Palace with thoughts of suicide. Mary and Tavia approach her and try to knock some sense into her but she laughs back, continuing to insult Mary and Moses. She realises her death will cause the people to lose trust in Moses, and selfishly attempts to jump off the building. Tavia chases after her and stops her in time, who is then locked away in the “cold” palace (much like a mental institution).
Susan is sitting inside her empty room, when Kwok Lun enters. Even at this stage, Susan does not give up nor beg for mercy. She slaps him in the face, calling him a traitor for backstabbing her. He violently abuses her, but she continues to laugh at his stupidity, warning him Moses is much smarter than he thinks. He’s just finding the opportunity to get rid of him once he has gained full control. She pokes fun at him, saying even if he does become King, he’s a “Tai garm” so he cannot reproduce! He doesn’t have any successors to take over him when he’s gone. Pissing him off, he pushes her against the wall and she is killed immediately. Oh no :O! ..another character is dead….
And…what is Tavia up to? How do you feel when Tavia secretly grins at the camera? I’m not sure about you but I’m feeling a bit freaked out. I just don’t get a very nice vibe from her anymore. Everything she does feels planned, appearing “good” on the outside, but have other intentions on the inside 🙁 I can’t help but think she helps Charmaine reunite with her father, just to make herself look good in front of Moses. I’m not looking forward to this…She already gives me bad impression.
Tavia isn’t the only one scheming though! Kara and Hor Wai continually try to destroy Michelle and Susanna’s relationship, deliberately causing conflict between them. Time and again, Michelle tries to think the better of her, but is slowly succumbing to the bitching and gossip around the Palace. People from her own department are looking down at her, and sucking up to Susanna and Charmaine, talking behind her back.. 🙁 So mean…
Michelle is starting to have hard feelings again. Looks like their plan of creating a black hole between them is working! It’s sad because Susanna really thought she and Michelle could be friends again. She even made a present for her, but didn’t have the chance to give it.
I wonder what’s next installed for us? What are your thoughts on Episode 14? Did you enjoy watching Susan as much as I did? What about Tavia? Do you find her feeling a bit creepy, or has she always been like this? Drop a comment and let us know 🙂