In episode 20, we are first made to believe Selena is pregnant, but shortly after a quick examination it was just a false alarm. Tavia turned from being worried to relieved. Selena; excitement to disappointment. Suddenly, Tavia momentarily loses conscious. She was actually the one pregnant! I was a bit unsure about this at first, but watching on confirmed it is indeed the case. (You can’t blame me for thinking this, it really did look suspicious XD Plus in many drama characters fake pregnancies ^^;)
Tavia finds out she’s pregnant
Maybe its the long gap between watching the episodes, I now kind of just feel sorry for Selena. She seems quite helpless. (Did I just forget about that awkward and forced scene which annoyed the crap outta me?) Suddenly Tavia seems to be more of the predator and Selena is the victim. I guess once the power switches from Selena to Tavia, Tavia automatically appears superior (losing our sympathy). I guess the same thing would have happened to Tavia if Selena really was pregnant. As a result, Selena becomes very jealous as both Mary and Moses tend to Tavia a lot, giving her special privileges while she feels ignored.
Tavia’s happiness doesn’t last though. Just as Tavia and Yoyo are dreaming of her being the Queen one day, she trips over a painting which rolled onto the floor by accident, knocking her stomach into the chair! Blood leaks from her and the baby is immediately killed. o_o Did anyone else find it awfully abrupt? Tavia is absolutely devastated upon learning the truth and blackmails the Palace Doctor to cover up the incident. He warns her it can only be covered up for a maximum of 10 days. Although very heartbroken about the loss of her baby, she doesn’t waste any time to get back at Selena. Pretending she is still pregnant, she takes advantage of the situation and makes Selena give Yoyo (a servant) a massage. Was this even necessary? Well..it sure made her amused for a while..
Tavia loses her baby
An upset Selena confides to Yi Kei about the incident which prompts her to think of ways to help Selena fall pregnant. However, Yi Kei brings back a voodoo doll to curse Tavia! Warning her mother this is totally taboo, Yi Kei quickly burns it to avoid anyone finding out she had the intention. The situation doesn’t go unnoticed and Tavia soon finds the remains of the voodoo doll ashes. She mistakenly thought Yi Kei and Selena really did use the voodoo doll, causing the death of her baby! Tavia angrily vows to take revenge and uses Charmaine as a chess piece in her scheme. She deliberately goes to pray at a temple with Charmaine, letting her know she placed her “Time of Birth” slip under the incense burner. She set up the situation so it looked like Yi Kei and Selena stole her “Time of Birth” slip which allows them to curse her with a voodoo.
Yi Kei plans to curse Tavia to lose her baby
With Mary presence, Tavia pretends to be painfully tormented- saying she feels needles piercing her body. She soon starts to bleed and her baby is “dead”. Mary and Moses are furious and are determined to find out the one behind it. Mary recalls Yi Kei and Selena mentioning they would be at the temple at that same day at a certain hour (shortly after they leave). This makes it possible for them to take the slip (which was missing) and to use it. After a thorough search, they don’t find anything in Selena’s room, but a voodoo doll is discovered in Yi Kei’s room!
Yi Kei is accused of using the voodoo doll resulting the baby’s death. She admits she did have thoughts, but did not act upon them. Does this tactic ring any bells? This is very similar to the method Tavia used against June earlier in the story. Not wanting to drag Selena into this mess, she does not have any eye-witness to support her claims. To make matters worse, Yi Kei rudely points out that she is Kwok Keung’s wife, and Kwok Lun’s cousin. If Moses dares to do anything to her, they will not let him get away. Yi Kei gets locked up nevertheless and is reportedly sentenced to her death in 10 days. Selena hopes Kwok Keung and Kwok Lun can make it back in time to save her.
Tavia pretends to lose her baby, caused by Yi Kei
Selena desperately tries to speak to Moses about the truth, but he is not willing to see her. Helplessly, she seeks Charmaine for help but even she doesn’t have the power to do anything about it. However, she informs her that Moses always goes to visit his turtle at a specific day, despite wind or rain. Selena is very hopeful for the opportunity.
The day has arrived, and Moses is preparing lollies to bring to the Turtle. Suddenly Tavia interrupts him, expressing her sorrow and grief over their baby’s death. She hopes they can write a letter to their unborn to express their love for him. Moses agrees and heads back into the room with Tavia. Tavia subtly grins to herself.
Was this all intentional? O_O Will Selena miss the opportunity to see Moses? Can’t wait to watch the next episode!
What are your thoughts on Episode 20? Do you think it’s wrong of Tavia to set up Yi Kei, if she genuinely thought Yi Kei “killed” her baby? If Yi Kei never brought in a voodoo doll to begin with, do you think Tavia would be evil enough to place blame on them anyway?
Do you want Yi Kei to die, and for Tavia to succeed…? Drop a comment and let us know!
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