TVB Drama:Always and Ever Episode 1 Recap~

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Main Cast:

  • Bobby Au-Yeung as Pao Cheng(13th Century); Wah Long-Biu, an inspector (1950s);Circle Yuen, a police inspector from CIB (modern                                          era)
  • Esther Kwan as Hon Seung-Seung (Han Shang-shang), a talented scholar (13th Century); Tin Chau-Fung, a triad leader’s wife (1960s);                                   Phoenix Yeung, a reporter (modern era)
  • Mandy Wong as Tin Chau-Ngan, an exotic dancer (1950s); a police officer (modern era)
  • Ngo Ka-Nin as  Yuen Kwai, a police officer (1950s); Circle Yuen’s father (modern era)
  • Ben Wong as Ko Kai-On (Kao Chi-an) (13th Century)
  • Rebecca Zhu as Lam Yim-Fong, an exotic dancer (1950s)
  • Derek Kok as Cho Pao (1950s)
  • Chiang Chi-kwong as Advisor Gongsun (Kung-sun), a royal political advisor (13th Century)
  • Benjamin Yuen as Chin Chiu (Chan Chao), a royal guard (13th Century)
  • Christine Kuo as Princess Hing Sau (Princess Ching-shou) (13th Century)
  • JJ Jia as Consort Yin (13th Century)
  • Vivien Yeo as  Consort Suk (Consort Shu) (13th Century)

Episode 1 Summary:

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Phoenix Yeung is interviewing a famous candidate of the president election in a restaurant when someone attempts suicide by jumping from the same floor as her. He is grieving his ex-girfriend’s death and regret hiding his true feelings. He wants to die and be with her. Phoenix tries to talk him into coming down but when he is about to get down his wife arrives.

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She is angry that he is grieving his ex-girlfriend and tells him to jump if he wants to. Then Circle jumps in and slaps the wife , blaming her for all this happening. Then he gets into an argument with basically every present and ends up pushing suicide guy down………

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Circle and Phoenix actually know each other and is in fact, in a dating relationship. After the accident, they go to practice shooting in a shooting club. Circle barely loses to Phoenix and he thinks that it’s a pity. He requests for a rematch and he also want to bet with her. If he wins, he gets to marry her and if he loses, she has to accept his proposal as a consolation prize. So either way he’s gonna marry her:P

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She isn’t giving in so instead she suggests another reward- whoever loses has to do whatever the winner wants him/her to do. In the end, Circle loses by only one point.

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Phoenix goes to interview a listed company’s CEO Chung Zhi Lun, who turns out to be her childhood friend from a orphanage. They are having a great time reminiscing their times in the orphanage. On the other hand, Circle is following a drug dealer suspect of a case he is doing and he walks into the same building as the listed company.

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At home, Circle makes yogurt salad for Phoenix and as they were eating, they heard that a Rock from the Song Dynasty is damaged and that it is being sent to a warehouse on the news. Phoenix tells Circle about her reunion with her childhood bestie and even shows him the photos of them together when they were small. Circle jokingly says that he is jealous. Phoenix tells him to stop messing and wash the dishes. Circle pretends that he fall asleep on the sofa.

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One of Circle’s colleague who was tailing the drug dealer suspect is found dead by the coast. Phoenix is interviewing Chung Zhi Lun in the orphanage they used to go to and then she gifts him a pen. Phoenix explains that she gave him the pen because when they were small, she broke his expensive branded pen that he got as a scholarship but she never got to give it to him because he left before she could.

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Circle collects Phoenix and asks her about Chung Zhi Lun. Phoenix says that she can tell that Circle is investigating Chung Zhi Lun. Circle warns her to not be too close to him because he is a highly dangerous suspect and that the two colleagues that tailed him, one died and one is missing. Phoenix says that he can’t tell her what to do and tells him to respect her and her friend. She then left the car angrily.

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Circle goes to visit his dad who is a retired police. His dad tells him to apologies to Phoenix because women are born to be loved by men. Circle listens to his dad’s advice and brought breakfast to Phoenix’s house to coax her.

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Circle invited Phoenix to outdoor shooting and they played the game with the same bet. In the first round they both get all the shots so they have to do a second round. In the second round, Phoenix starts first and shoots. The bullet turns into a dust of heart and Circle shoots the next one making another heart. He then got a bullet that goes through both of the heart and at that moment, he kneels and proposes to Phoenix.

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Of course Phoenix accepts his proposal!:D Circle then puts the ring on her and spin her into a hug. Awww~ so cute>~<

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Phoenix interviews Chung Zhi Lun again in his office. Circle is monitoring him and sees a time and address on his phone message. He assumes that he will be meeting with a drug dealer at 11pm in a warehouse and he prepares for action.

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Phoenix is editing the clip and she also sees the message in the clip. She realised that it is a trap Chung Zhi Lun set for Circle so she immediately calls him. Circle isn’t answering so she left a voice message.

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Circle and his team arrives at the warehouse, not knowing that it is a trap. They are ambushed and Phoenix arrives to help them. Unfortunately, they are smoke bombed and Circle shoots Phoenix by an accident. When Phoenix falls, she accidentally pulled down a fabric, which reveals the Rock from the Song Dynasty.

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Circle realised that he has shot Phoenix and pulled her into a hug while screaming her name. At that moment, he disappears into a light.

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When Circle wakes up, he finds himself dressed in weird clothing and that he is surrounded by people wearing the same clothing. Everyone calls him Magistrate Pao. At first he thinks that he is at a film set or something but it turns out he really time-travelled into the Song Dynasty! He is even more surprised when he sees in the mirror that he has a moon-shaped birth mark on his forehead which means he really reincarnated into the Great Pao Cheng!! ( the legendary Pao Cheng is known for his moon-shaped birthmark on his forehead)

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The gang that calls him Magistrate Pao thinks that Pao Cheng(Circle) is possessed by a ghost and will not let him leave the mansion. Circle then tells then that the ghost is gone and that he needs to sleep so the gang left him alone. In his dream, he goes back to modern days when he shot Phoenix and is holding her in his arms. He screams Phoenix’s name and this time, Phoenix wakes up and tells him that she is fine.

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