Susanna talks to Tavia privately by the well. She comforts her, telling her she knows who works hard, and the pain people go through. She will definitely give opportunities to those who put their heart into their work. However, it turns out Susanna somehow knew Tavia was the one who backstabbed June! Tavia is shocked by this knowledge but keeps her composure. Did Charmaine tell? (I kind of doubt it, but it’s probably the first thing Tavia thought). She assures Susanna Charmaine is her best friend, and will never do anything to hurt her. It feels like Susanna only spoke to her because she was worried about Charmaine, moreso than here to comfort her.
The confrontation is followed by a slightly eerie scene, with Tavia filled with jealousy and bitterness in her eyes. She helps Charmaine dress up in her new outfit and tries really hard to smile and be happy for her. However, once Charmaine leaves the room, tears pour out of her eyes uncontrollably. She looks around at the large room which could have been hers. She forces herself to smile, wiping away her tears while telling herself Charmaine is her best friend and she is suppose to be happy for her. aww..I feel sorry for her.. 🙁
Moses is alone in the forest practicing martial arts Kevin has been teaching him. He suddenly hears a voice crying for help and looks around to see Charmaine! Her foot was caught in a trap, and a very concerned Moses comes to her aid. He talks to her in a very serious manner (being his true self), and Charmaine starts finding it odd.. He frees her from the trap, and while bandaging her leg, he suddenly realises he forgot he was supposed to be “dumb”! He concentrated so hard in saving her that nothing else was in his mind. Charmaine smiles cheekily, indicating she’s found out the truth. He continues to be his serious self and carries her on his back. Aww..so sweet…
Walking midway, Kevin sees the two and Moses puts her down, explaining the situation (back as his childish self). Kevin is extremely worried and promptly picks Charmaine up. wwoooahh.. I must say this is probably the most intense scene as far as a love triangle goes xD As he takes her away, Moses looks on, realising Kevin’s feelings for her. Charmaine also happily wraps her arms around him. This scene alone demonstrates how Charmaine really feels towards the two. Moses feels defeated, but smiles without any hard feelings.
I actually find it funny that even after the events of episode 6 (which I thought was a key turning point), Michelle and Susanna seem to be back at square one. They bicker and argue all over again, fueled by Michelle’s jealously that Charmaine is now working for Susanna in the Jewellery proceedings. I guess while it’s absolutely normal and realistic for her to feel that way, it seems like there’s no mention of the event that brought them closer. Did it even happen at all? lol…Girls will be girls I guess~ always easily jealous of each other and not very forgiving. (Oh, incase you’re wondering, I’m a female so I’m not being sexist XD) Susanna is still probably the less evil out of the two. Michelle keeps causing problems, deliberately trying to hurt Susanna and Charmaine’s close relationship. Susanna stays strong though and trusts Charmaine very much.
Meanwhile, Moses discovers that Mary has been physically and verbally abused by Susan! Susan brought up the past, insisting it was because of Mary, a low-level servant seducing the Emperor that she was not crowned the Queen. Moses angrily leaves the room to confront Susan.
Moses starts scolding at her (still in a childish manner) for beating his mother. He warns her that if she beats her again, he’ll be unforgiving! At this moment, he lifts up his sleeves indicating he wants to hit her, but they discover it’s full of red spots!! Measles? Some kind of disease? Susan is horrified and quickly sends him out. They believe it’s a contagious and deadly disease. Both Mary and Moses are contained in the Palace to prevent the disease spreading around. Despite its risks, Charmaine disguises herself as a guard to see him.
Moses informs her that he’s not really infected and it was all an act. He hopes this way they can be sent out of the Palace and his Mother can live some peaceful days. As long as they’re in the Palace, she will always suffer. Moses is touched Charmaine came to see them, regardless of the risks and fears of contracting the disease. Although saddened knowing he will eventually leave, she wishes the best for them.
This plan doesn’t go as smoothly as it appears. Susan prepares an antidote that could possibly cure the disease- a very strong pill that previous Emperors have taken who was diagnosed with it. However, it’s a dangerous medication and not everyone’s body can handle it. If it has any reactions, the person would be poisoned to death! Susan always has evil ideas up her sleeves, doesn’t she? XD The “medication” is brought to Moses and Mary, who was warned about its side affects. Susan demands the servant see them consume it before she’s allowed to leave. What will they do? =O
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