People who are shy and gentle can turn snarky when their loved ones are threatened. The same can be said about Gui as he tears Yam a new one for trying to assault his man. These two haven’t confessed, but their emotions are brimming on the surface and ready to explode. Phuri and Kao’s relationship is still in slow progress; however, Phuri’s cold heart seems to be thawing with Kao’s cute antics. Petch and Khim are fast becoming good friends with some much-needed assistance from Perth. As we get done with playing the field with one villain, another one crops up. It seems like Solo and Gui’s relationship will be quite unsteady as it keeps getting bombarded on all sides. There were some inconsistencies in this episode but let’s talk about them later. A lot was happening in this episode, and I’m going to play through it all, as we take a walk down the memory lane!
This review is a joint effort with my dear friend, Jenhg. You can see her thoughts on this episode on her blog. We both have different points of view. I’m hoping that you will enjoy reading her review as much as I do!
—Edited by TheFNGee
Gui arrives on time to save Solo from Yam’s crazy plans and scares the hell out of her. While he takes Solo back home, Kao and Jedi join the convoy, and the friends have a lucid conversation over dinner. Solo and Gui’s relationship is becoming more apparent to their close friends, and Solo’s is not in denial like Gui. We get to see some quiet moments where Gui shares his precious childhood memories. As they are getting closer, Gui’s Junior Kay arrives to unbalance their relationship. Add Solo’s Father to the mix, and the trajectory is complete. As Solo begins to avoid Gui consciously, Kay jumps in the fray top use this opportunity to his benefit. Phuri is slowly getting used to Kao’s presence as our adorable bunny learns more about his fierce man’s temperament. Nasty rumors don’t deter Kao as he promises to always stand by Phuri’s side. As Khim’s situation grows more serious, Petch decides to help her out to get her treatment.
How will Solo and Gui navigate through these problems that keep uprooting the balance of their new yet fragile relationship? Will Phuri slowly be more accepting of Kao’s affections? Will Khim realize that Petch is falling for her? Will Khem act more responsible or get back to his wayward behavior?
While I was dreading about Yam sexually assaulting Solo in his drugged state, Gui arrives on time to save him and scares the hell out of her. This scene is the first time that Petch actually portrayed some emotions. While Supanat is quite consistent with Solo’s behavioral characteristics, Petch sorely seems lacking. They seem to have an unbalanced partnership, and it might take some more time for them to get comfortable so that they can bring this romance to fulfillment. I’m hoping that happens before the Season Finale because they make a handsome pair.
The “Petch-Khim-Perth” love triangle is getting more complicated as Perth diagnoses that Khim suffers from COPD. She needs immediate treatment but refuses the same because she has to take care of her annoying brother. As Petch and Perth search for Khem and then drag him to Khim’s workplace, I’m annoyed by the kid’s carefree attitude. He doesn’t even want to know what is wrong with his sister. Apparently, their parents are dead, and she is his sole living relative. The fact that he easily dismisses her disease is so irritating that I wanted to smack him hard. The poor girl is toiling hard to make ends meet, and all Khem does is play video games. However, I’m glad that after Petch drags him to “Thirsty” and explains Khim’s situation, Khem decides to help his sister finally. The scenario is quite better, and although I’m not a huge fan of Petch and Khim’s unlikely romance, I appreciate their new friendship.
We finally get to know why Solo has been consciously avoiding Gui. It seems Solo’s Father has stationed one of his lackeys to stalk Solo and Gui and report back to him. Dressed up in all black, Solo finally catches up to the guy and scares the hell out of him. I’m guessing his relationship with his Father is not a great one as he calmly threatens the guy to deliver the news back to his Father. I’m already afraid of what will happen in the next episodes; will Solo’s Father bring new problems to the table and try to break them off? While Solo tries to sort out his home issues, will Kay make a move and try to eject Solo out of the equation with Gui? He is quite tricky, and I don’t like the evil glint in his eyes as he plies Gui. Is he really in love with Gui, or is he trying to break their relationship? What is his endgame? Has he been set up as a pawn to destroy Solo and Gui’s romance? I’m hoping to find some answers in the next episode. Keep watching this space for further updates as we bring you more exciting news and features related to this sweet romance!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. [See our Review Guide]
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Thanks for the link. I’ve never read a BL novel, only seen the shows, so I’m quite interested in reading this.
Thank you for the link !!!
I would be enjoying this series much more if the two leads had more than one facial expression. They could each be champion poker players with faces like that. But I must also say that I don’t feel they’ve been given the most believable storylines to work with (Yam drugging Solo to take advantage of him, seriously?). The Kao/Phuri and Khem/Perth/Petch have kept me watching partly because they’re given more to work with, but also because they actually take their roles and run with them.
I can’t comment on the storyline because I haven’t read the novel, so I really have no idea of how much the adaptation resembles the novel. But yes the actors really need to work on delivering the emotions better. Here’s hoping that they get better in the upcoming episodes.
Ep 4 was my least fave episode of the series so far. The girl who drugged and planned to film and rape Solo gets off with a light warning- joining the legion of Thai BL rapists who have no consequences—-also if you are going to up the ante from the book- let it build up and play out- felt abrupt. As did the kids in Phuri’s class taunting bunny and Phuri- poorly directed- the boys needed to show that they would be afraid of Phuri when confronted.
Another change is upping the rival romance with Kay- felt a bit forced. And Solo “undercover” and disappearing on Gui- seemed dumb and totally out of character- again- after days of countertail- it was a simple “stop that!”- couldn’t he have done that earlier- as he could clearly see the guy snapping pics…
Writers and director deserved a stern lecture for this one. Thank goodness for Kao- the actor is perfectly cast and feels natural in a role that could easily be as annoying as Khim.
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This was my least favorite episode too, but I’m guessing the story will have some potholes. The cast is full of newbies, so there is no other way then to be patient with them.
I can totally understand why it was your least favourite. Have a look at the novel, many parts are being cut out and the drugging scene was not even in the novel. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the novel more 🙂