Ah, finally a good episode to watch where I don’t have to cringe every few seconds seeing Tavia and Michelle! In episode 25 of [Beyond the Realm of Conscience], the story focuses more on Charmaine and Kevin, something we haven’t seen for quite a while! I must say it felt interesting and refreshing 🙂 Be prepared for some tears though as there are some really emotional and touching scenes! *sniff*
After much power-play between Moses and Kwok Lun, Kevin’s father is finally release from the prison cell. It was a very happy moment for them and Charmaine and her father visit to congratulate him. The fathers teased the lovebirds, asking when the two will be getting married and starting a family. They decide to celebrate and catchup with drinks and snacks the next evening. Charmaine will be cooking up some food and her father will be preparing some quality tea. It would be a good chance for their fathers to play the new chess set, too. It was such a delight to see them so happy and optimistic!
Kevin, Charmaine and their fathers having a good time (lol, Kevin’s grin looks sus! Dirty thoughts? XD)
The evening came when Charmaine, accompanied by Kevin was heading over with some food. From afar, they see the old men by the chess table asleep. However, upon having a closer look, they have both been poisoned!! Charmaine’s father had died and Kevin’s father was in a serious critical condition; he only had a few hours left to live.
Kevin’s father lays fragile on his bed, with tears dripping from his eyes for not seeing his last wish fulfilled; which was for Kevin to get married and have kids. So sad!! 🙁 🙁 Charmaine suggests to Kevin for the two to get married immediately. Kevin initially refuses, but she insists that it’s not acted on impulse nor an irrational move. She never got the chance to even hear what her father’s wish was. Now that Kevin has the chance, the least he can do is to let his father leave without regrets. Moses overhears the conversation and despite it being a taboo, he graciously gives them his full support.
While his dad is half dying, the two proceed with the wedding ceremony they quickly put together. awww…it was so so sad..yet sweet at the same time ;'( When Charmaine offers tea to her father-in-law, he says his last few words and passes away.. he never got the chance to drink the tea 🙁 I loved this whole scene- I thought it was really beautiful and Charmaine and Kevin shared some much needed chemistry. Anyone agree?
Kevin and Charmaine get married secretly as his father lays dying
A few days later, Charmaine is in the garden where her father used to work, picking up his belongings accompanied by Susanna and Kevin. Their fathers got poisoned by the tea Charmaine’s father had prepared, which made them wonder how poison got inside the container. Vin suddenly walks by and overhears them, revealing he had witnessed Lum Gong Gong (Kwok Lun’s follower) come in contact with it on the day of the incident. He knocked into her father and helped him pick up the tea container that he dropped onto the ground. It was possible that at that moment, poison was placed inside. Vin demonstrates a magic trick which proves his point and Lum Gong Gong would have these same skills to do it as well; as he was the one who taught him. How very surprising! Kevin remembers seeing Lum Gong Gong’s purple fingernails, possibly infected by touching the poison. Kevin plans to report him to Moses with Vin being the eye-witness;. However, Susanna interferes and claims Vin will be in a lot of danger. Since Lum Gong Gong is Kwok Lun’s follower, even if they successfully win the case, he will not let Vin go easily…She begs them to not get Vin involved and to find another plan. I was starting to get worried Susanna places her son above everything else, ruining their plan, but I guess that’s a natural motherly instinct. Let’s hope they can find an alternate plan.. this evidence seemed too juicy to ignore. (And wow, did everyone find this discovery very intriguing??)
Vin reveals Lum Gong Gong is suspicious
Shortly after, Kevin comes in with Moses and his purple fingernail evidence to accuse Lum Gong Gong as the murderer. Kevin sets up Lum Gong Gong, using the same technique he had used on them- hastily placing poison on him without him knowing! Although initially denying the poison was from the same source, a quick search by Kwok Keung reveals the package Kevin had cunningly placed on him! But of course, before Lum Gong Gong could explain himself (or even point out that Kwok Lun ordered him to)- Kwok Lun instantly stabs him to death! lol, we’ve seen this technique used by him countless times…yet it always works. Kwok Lun is always using others to do his dirty-work and when anything relating to him arises he destroys all evidence. Moses frowns upon his action, and he backs-off, saying he will give-up authority for 6 months to teach himself a lesson. lol, it’s so obvious Moses knows Kwok Lun was the real criminal..but at least Lum Gong Gong is caught out!
As the case is solved, Susanna gives Vin a pair of hand-made shoes and pretends it was Charmaine’s idea for thanking him with helping out on the investigation. Vin loved the shoes very much and it fitted him perfectly. It was the first time anyone had made shoes for him, and it was crafted so perfectly. He apologised for anything he’d done wrong in the past, if he was ever offensive towards her. He had realised she cared so much for him, like protecting him from the dangers of being the eye-witness earlier. The two are both on very good terms, starting fresh 😀 awww… a very very sweet scene!! I felt so happy for them, especially Susanna who could finally get along with her son.
Susanna gives Vin a pair of shoes and Michelle reveals she killed Ram
Unfortunately, this doesn’t last as Michelle soon discovers Susanna gave a pair of shoes to Vin which infuriates her! She insists on burning it but Vin refuses to give it to her, questioning why she hates her so much after they had reconciled as friends. She blabs out that Susanna killed Ram and that Susanna only treats him so nicely to make up for what she did. She even admits she doesn’t have any evidence, yet he just listens to her unconditionally and gets really mad. Oh noooo!! >____<!!! Stupiddddd Michelle..ARGH!
The next day, where they’d initially agreed to meet-up, Vin tells off Susanna, tossing fruit she had for Ram onto the ground as crap. He rudely tells her he doesn’t want any of her things, and throws the shoes she made for him back at her! How slack!! He angrily marches off and Susanna runs after him hoping for some explanation. After insulting her endlessly and threatening her, he lifts his arms to slap her! Thankfully, Kwok Keung witnesses the situation and angrily stops him. OMG! How dramatic! It’s father and son face to face! I looooooved this scene! I always find Kwok Keung so charming every time you see the feelings he has for Susanna in his eyes…there’s always so much passion. He angrily scolds at Vin for being so daring and disrespectful towards Susanna, dragging him away to be reported. However, Susanna pleads Kwok Keung not to do anything, holding him back and letting Vin escape. He is very confused and concerned for her but she tells him she owes him a lot.. aww..I can’t wait to see the three of them to reunite as a family 🙁 I really like Susanna & Kwok Keung’s relationship!! They are arguable my favourite pairing in this drama with the most chemistry *A* *gasp* Anyone else also ship this pair? XD
Kwok Keung protects Susanna and scolds at Vin
Finally, Charmaine is burning two candles at night, one for her father and one for her father-in-law. While placing them onto the water, she discovers a third one tangled on the side and decides to help light it up too since it hasn’t finished burning. It turns out it was the one Tavia had burnt for her baby. However, she soon discovers a small piece of paper with the baby’s death date left intact! Charmaine notices the death dates doesn’t match up and suspects Tavia had in fact set up Yi Kei!!! OMG! The suspense is really building up! What will she do..?
Isn’t it funny that the candle is that noticeable and within arms reach? XD
What do you think of episode 25? Which is your favourite scene- was it around Charmaine/Kevin or Susanna/Vin? Drop a comment and let us know!
(Aside note: I just realised when I watched this scene that someone had already spoiled it in a comment left on Episode 21 because he/she guessed it may cause Tavia in trouble in the future..and it actually happens!)