Tavia completely loses her composure, exploding with jealousy over Moses defending Charmaine from Kwok Lun and not her. “Why is everyone standing on your side, always helping you?!” It seems now things have become very personal. Only when Charmaine is non-existent can she have “good days”. No matter how much she tries, Charmaine is always a few steps ahead of her, including being Moses’s favourite, despite being the concubine. I can kind of see where she’s coming from, but come on..is it necessary to hate her so much when really, it’s Moses’s heart she cannot control? *sigh* Emotions can be quite illogical and Tavia acts on them quite impulsively. Her possessive and competitive nature is becoming ever so prominent.
The Prince falls for Charmaine
Tavia borrows the Goddess of Mercy painting from Selena and deliberately drops it on the ground where the Prince was present. He becomes very fond of the Goddess’s beauty and Tavia explains it’s based off a real person, Charmaine! She praises Charmaine as a living Goddess and Selena also joins in to compliment what a lovely person she is, without knowing Tavia’s actual intent. The Prince becomes very interested to meet this lady and secretly peeks at Charmaine in the Garden. lol, What a pervert! He becomes completely mesmerized by her beauty with the desire to make her his woman. He speaks to Moses and requests to take Charmaine as his bride! Moses and Kevin become very shocked and worried by his request… but what can they do? How can they say refuse and risk a broken alliance?
Upon hearing the news, Charmaine is devastated as her heart and soul belongs with Kevin (heck, they’re married!) Selena feels awful for Charmaine, especially knowing she praised her character in front of the Prince too. This of course was all part of Tavia’s evil plan to rid her.. but to her surprise, Selena found a way to save her! She suggests to Moses to take Charmaine as his concubine!! This of course backfires Tavia’s plan which makes her even more angry, but Moses wasn’t keen on agreeing. To Moses, Charmaine is married to Kevin, he knows the two belong with one another… How can he go back on his words to let them live happily ever after? But is it worth putting the entire country at risk for two people’s happiness? What a dilemma…
Kevin and Charmaine’s future is under Moses’s hand
Eventually, Moses decides to let Kevin run away with Charmaine.. huh? WHAT!? I actually thought this was the most ridiculous plan I have ever heard..that’s just asking for war!! Since when has running away ever solved a problem? I can’t believe he suggested this, but he has no other way and will deal with things as they come. Uh-oh….I really fear for Moses >.<
Charmaine says her goodbyes to Susanna and Michelle, who thought she would be marrying the Prince and leaving to another Country. After some sappy lines on Charmaine’s part, the two become friends once again…eeeekkk I’m getting sick of the goodie-goodie Charmaine being the middle person to mend every relationship. Was it necessary? Seeing this makes me cringe from the cheesiness >.<!! The two could have become friends again easily without Charmaine being there… I guess they just want to give credit to Charmaine for every good thing that happens. This totally ruined the “friendship make-up” scene I was looking forward to. Can’t stand it…. It’s as though Susanna and Michelle are little kids being watched over by their mother.. Isn’t it embarrassing? ~_~
Back in her room, Charmaine starts packing to leave the Palace. Susanna soon discovers the baggage and asks where she’s going. Charmaine comes clean and tells her of her affair with Kevin and Moses’s support for them to leave together. Susanna is happy for her and wishes to give her a few jewelery pieces before she leaves. They agree to meet by the well before she heads off.
Charmaine says her goodbyes to Michelle and Susanna
Under Moses’s direction, Kevin and Charmaine safely and successfully leave the Palace. They enjoy peace and freedom outside and have never been happier 🙂 I feel good for them… but it just seems so irresponsible and wrong for them to dump everything and leave Moses behind (even though it was his idea). It’s good to see them safely out anyway and enjoying the time they have. Not needing to hide their relationship anymore, the two officially make love as husband and wife. (hmm…bet Charmaine is gonna get pregnant! Why else would they show this scene, fan-service? XD))
Kevin and Charmaine happily together
Meanwhile back in the Palace, Moses is quite concerned about the situation and Kwok Lun confronts him about Charmaine’s disappearance. Kwok Lun is suspecting Charmaine has sneaked out of the Palace with Kevin, who is also missing! Moses tries to buy time for as long as he can, but it wasn’t long before Kwok Lun finds out someone had seen Susanna with Charmaine by the well the night before her disappearance!
Susanna is locked up in prison and Michelle asks her for the truth. Susanna tells her not to worry because Charmaine and Kevin are safe somewhere… however, it was Susanna that Michelle worried about the most. She wanted to seek Mary for help, but Susanna holds her back, saying it wasn’t easy for her to become the Head of Proceeding and doesn’t want her involved. Susanna admits she has already decided to sacrifice herself for Charmaine’s happiness! She asks Michelle to look after Vin for her when she’s gone but she refuses. She must make it up to Vin as a mother and take care of him herself… She must hang on! This was truly a touching moment where both Michelle and Susanna are so selfless 🙁 It really is great that they’re friends again and Michelle can provide her courage and support!
Susanna is locked up, and Michelle tells Kwok Keung the truth
In order to save Susanna, Michelle tells Kwok Keung that he is the father of her child! He becomes extremely shocked and just when he questions further, he’s interrupted. Kwok Lun’s guards are beating up Susanna and Kwok Keung runs to her rescue! How dramatic!! Ahh..how exciting!! I’m so happy that Kwok Keung finally learns the truth!
What do you think of Episode 28? Do you think it was a smart move on Moses’s part to let Charmaine and Kevin just run away? How do you feel about Susanna and Michelle becoming friends again? Drop a comment and share your thoughts 🙂
Please refrain from posting spoilers beyond Episode 28, thank you.