Episode 13, 14 and 15. Though I've kind of already forgotten what happened in episode 13
So this will be in a purely random order x.x
First would be that Dominic is a pathetic idiot. Given that i've just seen it in episode 15, when he and his mom were discussing about why he was so intent on obtaining custody of that child. Yeah, actually I didn't understand why he was so keen on it, honestly! What vested interest does he have in taking that child when, like his mom says, could just go and have a child with another woman? That sounds like a very good idea to save Michelle from all the grief. What is he concerned about? The quality of the gene pool? But since he's so confident about his own genes, why does it matter? xP It was downright lowdown of him to rush to hospital and act all concerned (about the baby) and behind her back talk about the impending child custody battle. Not that I didn't expect it from the same person who hauled her car away. Luckily the house was in Michelle's name xD
I think it was in episode 13 after Dominic hauled her car away that she just started crying in front of Gordon, who, to give him credit, was really trying to be nice to her, and it kind of backfired. Clearly, he totally did not know how to handle her, and didn't know what to do but offer tissues and tell her to eat (the free food that he was offering her). I wonder if it was intended to be funny, because I thought it was. Of course, in the scene where he bashes down the glass door because he thought that she was going to commit suicide was hilarious too, because she was trying to fix a lightbulb (which is why the info that he was willing to do everything including fixing lightbulbs comes from haha!). Whatever it was, I don't think it was very smart of him to try and pull her down if she was trying to commit suicide would it? O.o But it was just hilarious too, with Michelle attempting in vain to explain while Gordon was all worked up. Dominic and Gordon fighting over Gordon coming out of her house had me rolling my eyes, though it was funny, because I totally agreed with Gordon about it not being Dominic's business. And he still insisted on calling Michelle his wife, I mean .__. I secretly believe that Gordon was purposely trying to annoy him further by making them seem more than friends
Of course, their ending up at the police station was not entirely unexpected. Dominic's mom was being annoying by telling her not to have contact with rough people like Gordon. Well, I happened to think that she was talking about her idiot of a son. It would have been so ironic to see them get into a fight outside the police station again, though Michelle managed to prevent it.
Joyce definitely got more than she bargained for when Power became her manager of sorts. Talk about a free model eh? x.x I would give Power credit for successfully propelling her to fame with one advertisement, though it was admittedly quite sad when Joyce asked if her only purpose was to earn money, and Power said yes. Clearly, Michelle was not happy with the outcome when she saw the photos, I wonder what made her change her mind, but I suppose it must have been the GMs and the male colleagues drooling over the pictures. What sort of GM does Savio make anyway, he stooped down to ‘steal' her pictures… Looks like he's not exactly the perfect model of a repentant husband is he?
I also felt bad for Joyce when she went home and got scolded by her parents. It's not that I don't understand where they are coming from, but…I just found her very pitiful—at this point she isn't vain or greedy as claimed, though I suspect that she might be later(but there's 5 episodes left, even if she became like that, I'm going to assume that it's not for long). They push my buttons, just like Dominic and his mom. =.=
I think it was in episode 13 when FMCG's things got sabotaged by Elena , through one of her subordinates, resulting in the ensuing mess. I LOLed at Joyce's attempt to get help from the truckdriver by using sex appeal, which failed because his wife was in the car, so Michelle decided to use her instead and staging an advanced stage pregnancy (funny how she tried to justify it by saying that she wasn't lying, because she was pregnant, she just changed it from 4 to 7 months). Later that trick also served well when the shop was closing, and she pretended to collapse in pain. Their look of panic on their faces when the woman called them back was priceless—luckily it was for a box of herbs. You could totally see that they did not expect it. Neither did Michelle expect the pillow to drop out either
That was hilarious too.
Talking about FMCG, did I hear wrong, or was the lipbalm/lipstick the only product that yielded a profit since their department was set up? That would have been slightly pathetic. Perhaps that's why Michelle merely has a desk, and there is a conspicuous absence of a meeting room. Their teamwork was surprisingly good though, and they are sufficiently hardworking—I'm guessing their previous head must have been another airhead, just like Savio. The only reason why PSDS is making a profit is because of the people working under him, he himself is totally hopeless.
Elena was intelligent in trying to get rid of Michelle, because with her registering a success so early on, she must have figured out that she will regain her former glory faster than we expect her to. Her flirting/making out/(or however you want to read it as) with the married-with-kid Savio, was downright shameless, in my honest opinion. Savio was totally at fault too.
Power and his two random sidekicks were trying to spoof Maggie and Joe in front of a whole bunch of colleagues. For me that was the funniest moment of episode 13, was it? The way that both of them were watching from behind and shooting each other glances made it even funnier (I half expected them to get a scolding from Maggie and Joe, but obviously, everyone was trying to be funny) Personally thought that it was queer how the colleagues refused to believe the ‘reenactment' done by both of them—obviously the words were totally changed, but the rest of it had some element of truth in it. I wonder if they were in denial, lawl. Everyone was dying when Maggie responded to the question if she minded them being funny
Getting down to probably the most controversial thing about Maggie revealing to Savio's wife about him and Elena. First, I must say that it was sweet of her to rush down to the office even though she had a meeting with Joe's parents, I choose to believe the thing that went through her mind then was Michelle (it was only subsequently after seeing the situation did she think about herself, consciously or otherwise). Her running up the stairs and spilling the wine was unfortunate, but at least she made it
Obviously, I don't think that Elena or Savio were right in doing that, and I think that Maggie genuinely didn't think about the consequences beyond, it will benefit Michelle, it was hurt Elena. I really don't think Savio's wife crossed her mind—and even if it did, I don't think it would change her decision, since she will find out eventually anyway, somehow, better to know sooner than later, and only then realize that he's been a cheating bastard. Similarly, I buy that she did not expect his wife to bring his son to the office, only to catch them red-handed flirting, I suppose having it on a video and watching it live, is still different. Don't doubt that the son will be scarred, but I don't think Savio is that repentant either (look at him ogling at Joyce and you get a notion of that). I actually don't even think that she knew that it was the most brutal route she could have chosen. Perhaps it would be even more brutal to call his wife and get her to see it first hand that night, but anyway.
Michelle obviously didn't like it, because it struck a chord with her (as with Joyce and Maggie talking about dysfunctional single parent families some time back). Maggie is trying to mend their friendship, and I think she is making some headway—they were on okay terms in episode 14, when Michelle asked the famous fella's manager who was an old friend of hers to help Maggie. She thought that by doing that, she was doing no harm to anyone. Unfortunately she was wrong, she had no idea that Maggie car chased Joe to the airport. It would have been a close fight, just that Joe was more concerned about her safety. In episode 15, their relationship went back down to nothing again—Michelle was very sharp to be able to guess that Maggie was the one who spread the news about Purple Queen and Vikki for being similar simply by looking at one advertisement. She has always been sharp though, and totally able to read Maggie's mind, as can Joe. Maggie denied it and Michelle more or less was sure that Maggie did it, so yeah, Maggie stormed out.
I don't think that Maggie forgot about Joyce, just that Joyce tends to follow what Michelle says/does, and if Michelle becomes friends with Maggie again, everything would naturally fall back into place. Both of them are stinging from betrayals, just that Maggie had nothing to offer her, and had more she could ‘do' for Michelle, so yeah.
Soo ironic that Elena just had to point out that Maggie was ‘depending' on Joe to climb the ladder, because she was more guilty than Joe was, in my opinion. I mean, Savio is higher up right? Again ironic that to ‘prove' herself, Maggie suggested that Elena cooperate with Joe and she with Power. Reminded me of the incident when she slapped him and told him to ‘Let go', and Joe retorted that he was not like her—who would give up her boyfriend to prove a point. The dismay on Joe's face was marked. Hilarious how they independently came to the same conclusion and even wanted the same spokesperson—they make wonderful partners and horrible enemies, their ideas will just overlap. Stupid how Maggie said not to talk about work, and the next second, she was talking about work again. Both of them successfully read each other and knew the other's intentions—the parallel with them watching the television discussing about whether the male or female would win, was again, ironic.
Joe was nice in that he figured that Elena was up to something, and tried time and time again to warn her about the fella defaulting on the ‘agreement'. I suppose he saw something fishy when Elena wasn't doing anything and the dates were the same. I bet Elena bribed the manager the same way as she did Savio. She was so cocky about it. Part of me wonders if at the end of the 20th episode, will she have a happy ending? Maggie tries so hard to maintain a brave front, but she was also as worried, if not more worried than they were. Her determination to persist on ended off sadly because all the reporters headed out and she was just so crushed. I knew that she was going to leave all the food there, but what I didn't expect was for her to eat, instead of get drunk. The way she ate and the tears started coming, made me feel very bad for her—Joe appearing was totally expected, Maggie still doesn't understand though.
Maggie spread the news that it Purple Queen and Vikki's mask was similar because she thought it would benefit her and Michelle. Since the mask for Purple Queen was more expensive, and Vikki's was so similar, then why should consumers choose Purple Queen? If they wanted a high end brand, they would choose Lafa because it was made in France. So to look at it simplistically, it indeed would benefit both sides. I buy that she didn't expect Michelle to be investigated, or for Michelle to further faint and end up in hospital. Joyce was really sweet to her, and totally concerned about her. Way better than Dominic
Glad to see that even though her appearance has changed, her soul is still the same—I hope it doesn't change too. The scene where she had dinner with Joe at the restaurant was horribly uncomfortable because Joe clearly knew that Maggie was the one, and yet Maggie appeared so happy and stuff >< I think Joe saying that he could not stick with a woman who was so devious and underhanded made Maggie dig deep and think about it, though she didn't have the guts to step in to see Michelle, but it did show, as joyce said, that she did have a conscience. After getting grilled by Michelle and Joe, she also gets confronted by Joyce, but this time she admits it and says that she feels horrible about it, and that she didn't expect this to happen. Didn't help to make Joyce any less angry at that point in time though her subsequent actions were selfless. Suppose her perceived understanding with regards to what Michelle said prompted Joyce to take such drastic action—she did say that she in reality had lost everything, she lost her sisterly relationship with Michelle, as well as her relationship with Joe. This reminded me of Maggie taking the blame for Michelle when she was overseas, just perhaps to a greater extent
In the end, she goes to Joe's house and returns him the engagement ring, something which she clearly wasn't exactly very happy about doing (as seen from her reaction at the start of episode 15), but she did it anyway. I choose to believe that she finally understands what Michelle is trying to get at and is truly repentant, and she really intended to turn herself in the next day. When she said that she had no right to wear the ring, and had to return it to Joe, I wondered what would that classify Dominic under
Although she is impulsive and does not full consider the feelings of the people around her, I don't think that she is bad, like she means no harm to anyone that matters most of the time. She is ambitious, which is her strength, and incredibly so, which makes it also her weakness. I am glad that Joyce, Joe and Michelle all could see that, which well, results in Joyce confessing that she was the one who sabotaged Purple Queen.
I thought she was really selfless—honestly. When she was confronted by Power, and said that she believed that it was worth it because it would save the relationship of Maggie and Michelle, and actually that of Maggie and Joe's… I don't know, I don't think many people would have done that.
Finally, the so-called ‘forced' scenes of Maggie and Joe's relationship. In episode 12, we had the bar scene, in 14 we had the car chase and in 15 we had a rejected proposal and an accepted one
Personally felt that the rejected proposal was quite amusing, with all the references to the past, with the dog and the fish porridge sellers. At least the dog is obedient now, if it's even the same one x.x Maggie took the ring, but didn't wear it because ‘she didn't want to marry him at the lowest point of her life'. I thought it was ‘rushed' in the sense that there were 2 proposals at the same place in one episode, and in the middle, Maggie returned the ring (actually it was the day before the second one, I think). Joe claimed the second time that he did not know if she was worth the ring, but believed that she would prove that she was—I hope he is right. If not @@, they might not end up together, which would make the ending blah.
Honestly, I didn't think the bar scene was all that forced, since Maggie is impulsive, Mrs Lafa encouraged her to take action, given what happened before that and Maggie was notably disappointed
, as with they have been together before (and do still care for each other, platonically or not, depends on the time frame) and they were together before. I knew it was coming because I read the summaries though x.x