[Beyond the Realm of Conscience] Episode 27 is quite an exciting one! There is a great focus on Michelle and Susanna which was actually very pleasant to watch! Let’s jump straight into the synopsis, shall we? 🙂
Vin successfully beats Susanna up, leaving her in tears and pain… She smiled for a second, thinking he came to save her but was shocked to find it was the opposite! Her heart is completely broken knowing her own son put in the effort and money just to hit her 🙁 I secretly hoped lightning would suddenly strike, but I guess that would be too superstitious XD What a nasty scene, and Vin was really stupid!! Arghhh… Poor Susanna :'( I pity her so much. (On a random note, I actually got spoiled this scene once during dinner….I was like, “What?! Susanna has a kid? Ram is dead??” Yeah..poor me, I got spoiled THAT much by accident…. It was obvious from what she said that Vin was her child. I wonder why he didn’t catch on? XD Oh wells, the audience is just that much smarter!)
Vin beats up Susanna without hesitation
Michelle expected Susanna to not do any of her work, but she proves her wrong by performing above and beyond. Michelle is surprised seeing Susanna work so diligently which reminds her what a reliable person she is. When questioned her motive for working so hard (even in pain), she explains she simply wants to help her out. She has always wanted the best for her but because of Ram’s passing, she has doubted and misunderstood her. Michelle becomes confused, by what she sees and how she thinks of her. Has she perhaps really misunderstood something? Mary has been impressed with the House of Proceedings yearly results since Michelle became the Head- but Michelle knew it wouldn’t have been possible without Susanna’s help.
Michelle soon learns from Vin that he had bashed Susanna and threw back the shoes at her. Michelle is surprised by the extent of his treatment! As doubts start flowing into her mind, we start seeing signs of guilt. Alone in Ram’s room, Michelle reflects back on what Susanna had said to her- how she didn’t see Ram at first, but then admits she did see him. Which is the truth and which is a lie? “Ram, please tell me if she really is the murderer or not” she whispers to herself. Suddenly an old creepy voice calls out to her O__O HOW SCARY!! lol This was so creepy and comical at the same time (not sure if it was intentional XD) Did anyone else get sudden chills? haha! It was quite amusing.
Michelle makes a discovery regarding Ram’s death
It turns out he was another Gong Gong in the Palace, who has been ill since Ram’s death and only had the chance now to give him offerings. He believes his illness is a punishment for causing Ram’s death! On that fateful day, he saw Ram in a hurry to help deliver something to Kwok Keung. Because he was late, he informed him of an alternate route, a much more quiet and narrow path which should be shorter. It was there at he had his accident and died. Michelle is very shocked and devastated! So everything Susanna said was real? She really did see Ram just to ask him to help her give something to Kwok Keung? She mistaken her all this time?! (Well yes!!)
She walks out mindlessly in shock upon realising the truth. When looking for Vin, she hears that he was last seen getting some rat poison and hurrying off somewhere. Michelle suddenly remembers him saying if he got the opportunity, he will poison Susanna’s food and kill her!
This scares Michelle who rushes to Susanna. She happened to be placing an egg in her mouth when she stops her in time, knocking it aside! Susanna was shocked by the sudden act, and Michelle, still stubborn to admit she may have been wrong, comes up with a lame (but funny) excuse that if she ate now, how would she eat dinner later? “Why are you eating so many eggs??” XD XD XD How is eating a egg a crime? And what’s it got to do with hurting Michelle’s image/reputation? Susanna was so confused by her weirdness, which I got a good laugh out of XD HOW FUNNY IS THIS?? Ah…poor Michelle, we understand your pain ^.^;
Michelle stopping Susanna from eating an egg
Once Michelle starts thinking with her heart and becomes soft, I start feeling for her again :} I really liked this transitional stage where she’s not brave enough to admit she is wrong, but yet now even questions herself and doubts. About time! And yay, I’m getting happy again! I really hated her being such a bitch earlier but it seems it won’t be long til they’re friends again 🙂
When Michelle finally finds Vin fiddling with poison (which he used to poison a rat), she tells him Susanna may not be Ram’s murderer! Vin of course feels really awful for what he did to Susanna and the things he said to her (He really over-reacted towards her earlier, didn’t he? To even attempt to slap her, and beat her up after he let him off?? Geez…). He still has his prides though. He watches her from outside her room and sees her inconvenience just trying to sit down. He gets noticed and pretends he came for work related matters. Finally, he takes out a bottle of ointment for her injuries. Susanna is very happy and touched he came back for her (though the transition is a little awkward for her- I mean he was being a complete ass towards her just earlier. But I guess Susanna doesn’t question his sincerity, and just takes it for face value :} I’m feeling happy for her~
There’s something that’s bothered me though. How come Vin wasn’t annoyed or angry at Michelle for assuming Susanna was the murderer?! She got it all wrong yet he doesn’t blame her one bit for it.. it’s like:
Michelle: “hm, I don’t think she’s the murderer anymore”
Vin: “Oh o__o”
Michelle tells Vin Susanna isn’t Ram’s murderer
Meanwhile, the Prince of another country visits, and Selena organises performances for him. Kwok Lun uses this chance to compliment her endlessly, constantly showing his high hopes for Selena’s baby. He believes she is destined to have a Prince, and constantly reminds Moses she will be perfect as Queen. This annoys Tavia but what’s to come completely pushes her off limit. When Tavia tells Charmaine to create a butterfly jewelery piece for Selena, Kwok Lun bags her out, saying she is cursing Selena to have a daughter! Kwok Lun continues to pick on Tavia, pointing out all her flaws and bringing up her background, insisting she shouldn’t even think about competing with Selena. She is completely humiliated but Moses does little to defend her. Charmaine then speaks up, justifying that a butterfly isn’t any insult towards Selena, and has good intentions. Kwok Lun starts scolding at Charmaine and attempts to slap her! Both Kevin and Moses yell at the same time “STOP!!” What a scene, haha! Tavia was soo infuriated. Looks like Tavia has just found another reason to despise Charmaine.
Moses and Kevin stop Kwok Lun from slapping Charmaine (Kevin speaks faster it seems., lol)
Charmaine didn’t do anything- in fact, she was getting into trouble helping her out! What’s important to her though, is that she sees Moses defending for her..and says nothing when Kwok Lun insults her. Uh-oh! I sense a lot of jealousy……How will Tavia go about plotting now?
What do you think of Episode 27? Do you enjoy watching Susanna/Michelle’s storyline more or Tavia/Charmaine? Is Michelle’s change of heart winning you over, or is the transition awkward? Is Tavia wrong for hating Charmaine for something she didn’t do? Would you be mad? Drop a comment and let us know! 🙂
Please refrain from posting spoilers beyond Episode 27. Thank you.