Oh dear… What to say about Tavia. I’m in disbelief, haha! How can anyone like a character who is hateful and constantly bitter? We never see her happy anymore because of other people’s happiness. She likes seeing the misfortune of others (including Charmaine), and doesn’t hesitate to do whatever it takes to manipulate them. She’s power hungry and selfish. Tavia seems to have jumped from being evil with an excuse (even if it’s lame), to being evil without any justification. Still, watching Tavia play out this evilness is quite amusing to say the least. Guess I’ll just keep watching to see how it all turns out. There is definitely no going back for her!
Ready for Episode 23 synopsis? 😉
Since being confined by Mary, Selena has enjoyed a bit of peace and quiet on her own. To pass time, she has been voluntarily copying Buddhist sūtre, which has given her a new perspective in life. She is now a wholeheartedly good person who unconditionally wishes Moses happiness, good health and fortune. Wow, talk about changing overnight! [quote] It seems she has accepted her mother’s death and placed all resentment behind her (after just 2 episodes). She is portrayed as goddess-like as Charmaine now @.@ Why does TVB love having extremely good or extremely bad characters? Oh well…I give up. I think we already established a few episodes back that due to odd inconsistencies, Selena is now a goodie-two-shoe full stop. Not sure how writing out Buddhism scripture can really brainwash you, but it seems to work on her. Good things don’t go unnoticed and Moses finds a new love in Selena’s inner beauty and requests for her to be released. What do you guys think of Moses? Too gullible, or just a gentlemen who admires inner beauty? I mean, what if Selena faked it all? (I doubt it but the idea amuses me XD)
Moses realises Selena’s inner beauty and change
Meanwhile, Charmaine is seen burning an incense for her mother by the well. Tavia soon arrives, knowing she would be here as the two of them used to always come here together on this day. She reminds her Krystal has told them they need to always look out for each other and not help outsiders against one another. Tavia thought Selena was released because Charmaine helped her say good words again. Charmaine denies helping her and explains Moses’s change of heart was all due to Selena’s change. This pisses off Tavia who believes Charmaine is constantly on Selena’s side. How does copying Buddhist scripts make Selena a good person, and her helping Yoyo make her a bad one? Charmaine stands firm on her beliefs that there is a difference between black and white. Before she walks off, she corrects Tavia, saying today is not even Krystal’s death day, but the next month. haha!! Charmaine saw through Tavia’s fakeness, who tried to use Krystal as a weapon against her. If Tavia can’t even remember Krystal’s death day, what’s to say she even took what Krystal has told her to heart? 🙁 Tavia becomes absolutely infuriated and glares at Charmaine as she walks away. Does anyone still root for Tavia here?
Tavia angry Charmaine being on Selena’s side
Susanna is up late one night working when Charmaine comes in to see how things are. She notices Michelle’s grudge against her and asked if everything was okay between them. Susanna reassures her nothing is wrong as Michelle is probably just under a lot of pressure in her new role. Susanna remains optimistic and Charmaine offers to help her with the workload 🙂 Unfortunately, Michelle interrupts and gets Susanna into trouble for seeking Charmaine’s help, highlighting her lack of ability. Charmaine stands up for her and takes responsibility, explaining she voluntarily offered to help and it was not Susanna’s idea. Seeing Charmaine was so persistent, Michelle punishes both of them unreasonably. As Michelle leaves, she glares at Charmaine, annoyed that Charmaine is on Susanna’s side and covering for her… I wonder how Charmaine sees Michelle now? (On a side note… do you guys think Michelle actually thought Charmaine was lying to cover up for Susanna, or did she know she was being honest but went ahead anyway?)
Michelle punishes both Susanna and Charmaine
Tavia asks Michelle for some explanation regarding Charmaine & Susanna being punished. Michelle pretends to be righteous, making up excuses as though they deserved it for being so incapable and disobedient. Lucky for her, not only did Tavia not get angry she’s bullying Charmaine, she compliments her! WTF? It was amusing watching Michelle’s slightly nervous look (thinking she would get into trouble) turn into a pleasant surprise. Tavia supports Michelle’s doing, impressed by her unbiased and indifferent view (lol, how ironic). If she believes something is right, she can be bold and do it as she will be backed up. It doesn’t matter if the person she wishes to punish is Susanna or Charmaine. It makes no difference to her. What a evil bitch!!
This makes it very clear that Tavia is on a whole new level of evilness. Michelle evil? Not even close to Tavia! Tavia has no real reason to despise Charmaine so much. She thinks Charmaine is helping Selena, but so what? Does she have to be this angry? She’s already helping her by not telling Moses the truth about her wrong doings. It is clear Tavia doesn’t see Charmaine as her close ‘sister’ anymore, nor does she even try to understand or listen to her reasoning. She doesn’t need a reason; if she feels like it, she acts on those feelings.
This scene saddens me 🙁 I don’t understand why Tavia has a grudge against Susanna. They haven’t interacted in a very long time since she became the concubine, but before this occurred, they were on good terms! Tavia respected Susanna and saw that she was unbiased when she didn’t blame Michelle for the food poisoning incident. So what does she have against her now? I would have thought she would nominate Susanna over Michelle as the Head of Proceeding too. Is this again, issues with continuity? I only recall one scene when Tavia and Michelle ever interacted, and it was when she taught her how to sew in front of Mary. Do they even know each other that well? Why are they so friendly? Or is she simply using Michelle to get what she wants? Either way, Tavia and Michelle both look so bitchy and annoy the heck out of me!! ARRRGGH..
Tavia complimenting Michelle for punishing Charmaine and Susanna
One night, a bad tempered Tavia is snipping flowers off a plant when Yoyo reports that Moses will be spending the night with Selena. Tavia explodes in anger, scolding at Yoyo while unaware she was pointing a pair of scissors in her face. “Don’t kill me!!” Yoyo screams in terror reminding her of Ram’s death! Yoyo explains she has been having nightmares ever since Ram’s death and Tavia turns around and blames her for being dumb. It turns out Tavia was actually the one who murdered him! On that fateful day, Tavia was talking to the Palace doctor in a quiet area about not letting him leave the Palace. She wishes him to continue to work for her, giving him no choice but to continue hiding her secret. As he walks away, Tavia starts talking about how much the doctor has helped her in faking the baby’s death. Ram happened to be passing by at that time and overheard the entire conversation! Tavia and Yoyo discover him and he runs away in horror. Yoyo chases after him until he stacks it and lands on the ground. He shivers in fear, claiming he didn’t hear anything, but Tavia appears and kills him instantly!! O_O! ARRGH! Poor poor Ram…at the wrong place at the wrong time :'(…
Tavia kills Ram
Why does Tavia always reveal herself by unnecessarily blabbing out the truth in a public area? Pretty stupid if you ask me..
What do you think of Episode 23? Are you horrified by Tavia yet? What do you think of Selena? Is she more goddess-like than Charmaine? How do you feel about Tavia not liking Susanna? Post a comment and share your thoughts!
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