At the moment I haven’t started watching any new series, so I don’t really have any new thoughts to share ^^; ……BUT!
I found this half drafted post sitting around since November last year! XD So I’ve decided to be a good girl and finish it off (have a few from some other older series too). I figured while I STILL have The Four Banner up *cough*cough*~ it would still fit in nicely, yeh? haha..ok….onto the post!
What is the fate of the couples? Do they end up together?
**Warning: Spoiler!! [All my posts contain spoilers, but this post covers scenes in the final episode, so an extra warning message ^__^]
I have to say the romantic aspect of the series does lack a bit. A little disappointed with its development but I guess it’s not the main focus. Nevertheless it did interest me at first to watch how the Four Great Constables will each have a woman in their lives; how they would meet and how their own little love plot will unfold. haha..I mean, how could you watch a TVB series with cool male characters but no love interests for them right lol? [That was until I found out Kate was paired up with Raymond >_<]*cough*cough* anyways…
When we meet the Four, the girls and see their respective personalities, I had a few predictions in how their love story will turn out. Two girls for one guy sounds like it would make things interesting too XD (or the other way around). It doesn’t look like it would happen in this series though lol
Raymond (Heartless) will fall in love with the enemy’s assassin/spy Kate and change into a nicer person, learning to care about the people around him. In the process of deceiving his feelings, Kate will eventually fall in love with Raymond for real.
Kenneth (Metal Hand )- the good boy, will have a softy spot for the spoilt Selena who will also change into a nicer person because of him.
Sammul (Life Chaser) – the one who never settles down to one woman eventually would after meeting Vivi.
Ron (Cold Blood) will start to have emotions
My predictions actually weren’t that off the real thing lol I guess these ideas have been used before so they weren’t that fresh or new.
Raymond and Kate
Being an assassin from the evil side, Kate was ordered to get close to Raymond by pretending to be a kind-hearted doctor (with no martial arts skills). She always stuck around to take care of him and was determined to help him cure his asthma. The two have some similarities- they are both stubborn and while Raymond is heartless, the ‘true identity’ of Kate is also heartless (and does not know what love is). Eventually the two fall in love, but their relationship is with filled with both love and hate after Kate’s true identity is revealed. Again and again, Kate used and betrayed him. He trusted her lies and fell for it again and again. However right at the end, Kate chooses Raymond over her master, saving everyone and ‘dies‘. She ‘sacrificed‘ herself for the one she loved…
To be honest, I’m glad Kate does not end up with Raymond in the end because she put him in so much ‘crap’. Despite her changing him into a more caring person, I dreaded watching Kate (more than the actual character). I think I would have liked her character if it wasn’t Kate playing the role..sorry Kate. You (and Cilla) ruined the series for me. I prefer Ron and Raymond not having a love story at all if it was going to turn out like this ><
Kenneth and Selena
Now this couple is kinda cute, especially later on in the series lol Selena always felt Kenneth was in her way and he’d keep grabbing onto her whip when she wanted to attack him. She then later started to look up to him and wanted to be his apprentice to learn more moves. The two go through lots together- e.g lost and trapped at the rock mountains and they quarrel a lot; yet look out for each other as friends. Selena starts to lose it when her own clan betrays her after her father gets killed and has no where to go. She had ‘no one left’ and wanted to avenge her father even if it means losing her own life. When she gets captured by the bad guys, Kenneth was willing to give up his Constable position to save her. Later on, he confessed his feelings for her and that she was not alone; protecting her and not letting anyone hurt her anymore (so sweet!) From then on, she put the sadness behind her and decided to be an ordinary girl with him ^^ However, because of Kate, Selena becomes blind 🙁
In the last episode, Selena unexpectedly regains her eye sight while Kenneth was taking a bath and she was pouring water for him XD That scene was very sweet XD and they decided to get married! Unfortunately- just when the two were happily together, the Blue Sky Clan ask her to return and become their leader again after the bad guys were defeated. She agrees and ..I guess that’s it. Their wedding will be postponed until later…( Kenneth was disappointed and Selena tried cheering him up lol)
This was the couple I really wanted to end up with each other, so I was quite disappointed (same reaction as Kenneth lol) If it wasnt for her father, she would so-not go back to a clan which was all full of traitors and cowards.
Since the main couples were Raymond&Kate and Kenneth&Selena, there were hardly any scenes for the love interests for Sammul and Ron (hehe E.U guys XD). I heard they even cut out a few of their scenes to shorten the series. Maybe it was because of this, their love story was very underdeveloped. For both of them, it felt like it was only one-sided love…
Sammul and Vivi
They first encountered each other when Sammul and his family tricked her and stole her money. It turns out that she’s Kenneth’s sister and with that settled, she was always around him because of her brother. With Sammul’s flirty personality, she developed a crush for him. However from what I can see, Sammul doesn’t feel the same way for her and is merely playing around with her and was never serious about her. One day, because Sammul wanted to eat something, she went all the way out of the city to buy it for him which eventually led her to become captured and eventually raped. This causes her to become crazy and even attempted a few times to kill herself. Sammul felt guilty, but that was it. Later, Sammul helps Vivi bring back her up her spirits and hope in life by ‘waking her up’ and giving her the courage to face life again. I think he cared about her but it didn’t seem like he loved her.
In the final episode, Vivi gets captured again because she went ran back to retrieve the pair of shoes she had made for him. After she was freed, Sammul’s family started pestering him to treat Vivi more seriously and to think about marriage. Sammul being the funny one, started rehearsing lines in what to say to her lol, saying how he’s not ‘ready to be tied down’ etc. But when she appeared, he seemed he had seriously considered their relationship. He was expecting her to confess her feelings to him but instead he becomes extremely disappointed when she tells him that she has decided to leave to another city to learn writing from some teacher. She tells him she is really happy to have a ‘brother’ like him and that she won’t forget him. Sammul wishes her all the best, and with that, the two never got together by the end of the series…Honestly I find that kinda odd? She’s leaving and he doesn’t say anything that he should? To be it seems like Vivi gave up on Sammul because she thinks he only treats her as his sister and so decides to move on with her life but Sammul doesn’t do anything..?
Ron and Cilla
At the start, Ron is an assassin who would kill anyone who pays him well and because of a fight he becomes badly injured as he hid in a cave where he lived. Cilla, the daughter of Dalian Pledge Leader is attacked by her father’s enemies and she eventually runs and hides in the same cave as Ron. When the men find her, Ron kills them off because they were in his territory and because of this, Cilla sees Ron as her saviour. She wants to do everything to repay him but he doesn’t want her around, justifying he didn’t kill the people because of her. Later she does things indirectly against her father and brother to help him and even pretends to be sick to sneak out to find him. However he doesn’t care or return her love. When Cilla is forced to marry someone else far away, she goes to find him in hope he’ll take her away with him but he refuses. He sees there is no reason for him to take away and she leaves, disappointed and upset. On the day of the wedding however, Ron comes to save her in her wedding carriage and takes her hiding in the mountains. However it was only a part of Dominic’s plan and he was merely obeying his orders.
Just before Cilla’s father dies, he asks Ron to take care of his daughter and gives her hand to him. Ron promises…[ lol, this is funny as the same thing happened in Selena and Kenneth’s situation; yet it was obvious Keneth will loook after Selena even without being asked. I can’t say the same for Ron though]
After Cilla’s brother dies too, she has no more family or palce to go and decides to become a nun. When Ron asks her why, she is determined. Was she hoping he’ll stop her? I get the feeling it’s the same as Vivi, but Ron doesn’t try very hard lol. He respects her decision (like Sammul to Vivi) and walks away…I think he is starting to care about her, but I dont’ know about anything else.