TVB Drama:Always and Ever Episode 2 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 2:

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Circle is back with Phoenix in his dream. He shoots her but this time she is alright. However he quickly wakes up and finds himself really in the Song Dynasty.He sneaks out and people greet him warmly. They offer him breakfast and thank him for making the city so peaceful.

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* For easy reference, I’m just gonna call Circle “Pao” from now on since he’s in the Song Dynasty. I will call his name differently according to the era he is in~*

So Pao’s minions finds him and prepared all sorts of things to expel the “ghost” inside him. Pao tells them to stop as the ghost is now gone. He tells them to go back to the court.

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Pao doesn’t know what to do as it is his first time in a Song Dynasty court but luckily, he manages and the witnesses and defendants are brought to court. Just then, Seung Seung(Phoenix) comes out and is apparently the legal adviser of the two defendants.

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Pao is glad that ‘Phoenix’ didn’t die and pulls her into a hug. Sheung Sheung is offended and slaps him for his rudeness.(It is considered ‘dirty’ in the Song Dynasty for women and men to have physical contact) Pao doesn’t care and goes on about what he did in the modern era. He keeps on pestering her with the question ” do you not remember me? I am Circle” so Sheung Sheung ends up hitting him and then PAo fainted.

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Pao wakes up in his room and his minion are trying to get rid of the ghost by clipping his fingers with chopsticks. Again, he tells them that the ghost is gone and asks for Sheung Sheung. They tell them that she is waiting for him in another room as she is worried about him.

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Before rushing to her, Pao asks his minions to prepare water, shaver and towel. He goes to Sheung Sheung with no beard and asks if she remembers him now. Sheung Sheung just looks at him in surprise and Pao wonders if he needs to shave his head too.( He is bald in the modern era~)

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PAo’s minions tells Sheung Sheung to read PAo’s pulse as he doesn’t seem ‘normal’ nowadays. Sheung Sheung does and says that Pao is perfectly healthy. Pao asks her to remember him and that he will definitely bring her back to Hong Kong. Sheung Sheung doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about and leaves.

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Seeing Pao upset, Adviser Gongsun brings Pao to ‘Hong Kong’, which is really a remote place with a similar name(pronunciation). Pao is frustrated and suggests going to Peaceful Hill, a mountain in the modern era instead but Adviser Gongsun has misunderstood and says “sure, this hill is pretty peaceful.” Haha….I find this really funny:P anyway~ they go for a walk.

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Pao tells Adviser Gongsun about the things that happened to him.Adviser Gongsun is confused and uses a story as a comparison to Pao’s experience.(don’t ask me~I’m confused too><“) He tells Pao that whatever has happened, he is now in the Song Dynasty so it’s best to go back and solve the case.

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The High Officer that Pao predicts will be exiled is really going into exile and goes to bid farewell to Pao. Adviser now believes that Pao is from the future and gets all the minions to help Pao back on track with his court cases giving the excuse that Pao hit his head while being possessed by a ghost and lost some of his memories.

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Sheung Sheung sneaks into Pao’s mansion at night and seeing his exaggerated and frivolous manner, suspects that he is not the actual Pao Cheng. The case is back on court and this time, Sheung Sheung brings another ‘guy’ with her who is very rude and ill-mannered. She is bickering with Chin Chiu, one of Pao’s minions a lot.

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The case is nicknamed the ‘ basin case’ because the witness claimes to have seem the defendants making the basin with clay that has the ashes of the victim. The witness also claims that there is a ghost in the basin but it turns out the witness uses some kind of abdominal thing to pretend to be the ghost. Sheung Sheung does the same, revealing his trick. The witness claims to have said the truth but he doesn’t have any evidence so he is forced to pretend to be the deceased.

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Sheung Sheung tells the audience that the witness is not the only one lying and that Pao is too. She accuses him of pretending to be Pao and that the moon on his forehead is fake. She tries to peel it off but it doesn’t work. Instead, Pao is crying out in pain!

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Pao brings his minions to prove to Sheung Sheung that the two defendants are guilty by doing an experiment.~He put all the basins the defendants made(including the one with the ashes) in the water and marks a line in which the water goes up to. It turns out the basin with the ashes is lighter than the others and Pao started to explain to Sheung Sheung about the scientific reasons as to why it is light, etc.

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As well as the experiment, they discover that the magnetic compass fish that Sheung Sheung made is struck to the basin, which means that the basin contains some kind of metal. Sheung Sheung doesn’t believe that Pao can prove that the killers are the defendants so Pao makes a bet with her. If he can prove that the victim is killed by the defendants, Sheung Sheung has to go on a date with Pao on the 15th of the month.

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The basin case is reopened and the defendants are proven guilty when it is revealed that one of their rings accidentally got mixed in the clay. They really find a ring when they break the basin. Pao ordered the defendants execution and is surprised at the brutal scene. Now that Pao wins the bet, Sheung Sheung has to go on the date with Pao.

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Pao and others attends this ceremony for praying for the Prince’s health. Ko Kai On, the host that organised the event asks Pao to step forward and read an oath to shorten their own lifespan for the Prince’s health. Pao thinks it’s absurd but does it anyway.

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Sheung Sheung and Pao are on a boat. Pao gives Sheung Sheung the yogurt salad he used to make in modern days to her. He even dresses in a suit to stimulate her so she can remember him. Sheung Sheung finds a turtle on the boat.( Nyaaahhh!!!!>~<turtles!!!) He then tells her to come and he shoots some fireworks and notice that she has two different eye colours when it reflects lights like Phoenix.This confirms that she is really Phoenix. Pao keeps telling her that she is his fiancee so she feels threatened. Suddenly, she pulls out a knife around Pao’s neck.

Hope you enjoy;) and thanks for reading^^

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