Excellent episode, moving our plot forward- X-Act certainly doesn’t waste any time. Although Chitsanu is an important character that drives the story- he’s actively grabbing the bulls by the horns and saying remember me! – while our boy Id sorta just wants her to move on with him and believes he’s all she needs, but there’s something to be said about the method in which you go about obtaining what you want. And in that regards, I’m on Id’s team all the way. Also, this episode is important in character (humble) building for Id, who needs to learn a thing or two about courting a woman and Korya, who believes her past is important but she also can’t just throw away her future. Bottom line, I’m so hooked.
In the previous episode Korya was intentionally hurt by Payia, and is currently being hospitalized for further observations. Id hasn’t learned the details of that mishap yet- that it wasn’t an accident- but he soon does and watching him get all bent out of shape on her behalf is pure pleasure.
Korya notices that he’s surfing the tv and that he looks bored, so she offers him to leave.
“You’re chasing me out?” he questions, as he plants a comfortable hip on her bed. “A clumsy girl like you? We’ll have to wait and see how you’ll fare without me.” Oh, but it’s so much more fun to watch her with you though.
“I’m not clumsy!”
“Not clumsy huh, then explain how you fell and hurt yourself then,” he challenges.
“I didn’t trip!” she defends herself, and then realizes that she has said too much.
Primed for protection, Id repeats,“What did you say?”
“Nothing,” Korya looks away, only to have Id turn her chin to face him again.
“What did you say?”
When he couldn’t successfully get her to answer, he uses an easy threat, “Tell me now or I will kiss you,” hah. “Spit it out.”
But Korya is made of stern stuff.
“I’m really going to kiss you,” he warns.
When he leans in, she’s frozen with indecision.
“One..two” he counts, and goes in for a smooch on the third count as Korya covers her face in time.
Khun Ying walks in on time to save Korya. But her presence and the information she shares riles him up, something Korya is trying to keep at bay.
Id caught the implication of what Noppa Dara says and asks, “What do you mean? Is Korya’s condition not due to an accident?”
He walks over to Korya again. He can’t seem to stay away.
“This is what you weren’t willing to tell me? Someone hurt you?! Who did this to you?” I’m almost ready to see Id beat his chest and say “bubba wubba, mine!” all cave man style.
Khun Ying NoppaDara admits with tears in her eyes, “Payia my daughter did this.” She never imagined someone with her blood is capable of such mean deeds.
Id takes a seat on Korya’s bed, needing to be close to her.
“In the event that I am the one who’s taking care of Korya, can I ask you for something?” he looks at Khun Ying. “From now on, Korya will no longer go to Whang Siwalai (Siwalai Palace, rich people name their properties) regardless of any reasons. I don’t want her to encounter this again. Will you agree?”
On her way home, Khun Ying wonders what is going on between the two girls. The nanny (Mae Cheun) believes that it’s all on Payia. Khun Ying feels very guilty about the whole thing; she thinks she’s the cause of Payia’s humanity issues. Her heart problems are coming back full force.
The first showdown of the episode is between Payia and Grand Aunt. They have a brawl right in Payia’s room. Grand Aunt is fed up with her and believes she’s not the real deal. Payia threatens Grand Aunt that should she dare to touch her again, her niece (Noppa Dara) will die of heartache. This keeps Grand Aunt at bay for now, but oh, their girl fights and bitch slaps are just so amusing to watch, especially when they one up each other.
The following fight, and what I like to call the pissing contest, is between Id and Chitsanu.
Chitsanu discovers the details surrounding Korya’s condition: that she had a traumatic brain injury from the car accident. And now she has amnesia. It’s like he found the light. He is ecstatic that she hasn’t forgotten him on purpose. With this fuel to his fire, Chitsanu seeks her out at Id’s house.
Id and Korya are hand in hand as they walk to his house. Unfortunately, they see Chitsanu who doubly ruins the couple’s moment.
“Why are you here?” Id questions. “I told you not to meddle with my girlfriend again.”
This reminder (lies in his eyes) angers Chitsanu, “Korya is not your girlfriend!” He storms over to them. “She got in an accident and lost her memory. And you took advantage of the situation and lied to everyone that she’s your girlfriend!”
“Who told you (about her condition)?” Id asks.
“I just know,” Chitsanu answers, he didn’t mention that he illegally stole her information. Just details.
Chitsanu looks at Korya, “He’s fooling you Korya, you’re not his girlfriend. You don’t even know him!”
Korya ignores his comment about not being Id’s girlfriend, “How did you know? Who are you, and how long have we known each other?” she’s more concerned about connecting the dots about her past.
Chitsanu tries to come closer but Id blocks his path.
“You and I are friends. When you lived in Chiang Mai you used to take care of me while I was blind. We love each other (what?! Totally unrequited, right? Right?) you promised that after my surgery you would get engaged with me.” Well that’s news.
“That’s not true!” Id implores, he didn’t want to believe it either. “Don’t you listen to him Korya! He’s the one who’s using the upper hand. You get the hell out of my house!”
Chitsanu is unwavering. “I can go. But Korya will go with me.”
Id tries to stop him as Chitsanu pulls on Korya’s hands.
“Go back to Chiang Mai with me, Korya. I will take you the places we used to go together. I will take you back to your old friends. I will make you remember again,” he promises.
Tempting to one who wants to remember again, “Is that true? You can really do this?”
“Yes. Come with me.”
Id can’t stand to hear him spout anymore so he punches him.
“Dream on!” Id declares. “Korya will stay with me here.”
They duke it out, literally. Korya doesn’t know what to do, she’s just trying to stop them from fighting. It’s getting out of hand.
“Khun Id! He’s just trying to help!”
“He’s trying to take you from me,” Id explains, as if it is enough.
Chitsanu shouts that Id has been fooling her, but Korya defends Id that she already knows the whole truth.
“But not telling anyone that she has amnesia? Now that’s untrustworthy!” exclaims Chitsanu as he takes down Id.
“You’re the untrustworthy one,” Id throws in another punch.
Id’s dad had to come in between them.
“Korya is my girlfriend,” Chitsanu exclaims.
“No! Korya is mine!” claims Id. LOL.
I’m totally getting a kick out of their pissing contest.
After the security guard escorts Chitsanu out, the family argues in the living room. Id’s father tries to reason with him, that Chitsanu has a high status; he wouldn’t cause a scene over anything unless Id really did take his girlfriend. The mistress trained the ammunition towards Korya, telling her that she needed to go.
But Id doesn’t let her go. Korya feels responsible for the father son fight. The father slaps Id across the face and feels remorse immediately. Korya finally decides that she needs to go.
And a sad scene for our couple ensues as Id’s household stops him from leaving, holding him back while he shouts at her to stop leaving him. He is able to free himself momentarily and hugs her from behind, trying to make her stop. But his family got to him again and peels him away.
Distraught from the argument and still fending from her wound, Korya blacks out on the side street.
The next chapter of our drama commences. Korya will be staying at Whang Siwalai until she gets her act together.
Grandpa, Grand Aunt and Khun Ying NoppaDara discusses with Korya about her past. They learn that she was in a car accident and has amnesia. This piece of news fit perfectly with the mysterious Korya that Grandpa and Grand Aunt was looking for. Payia is eavesdropping by the library door when Mae Cheun spots her and busts her chops. They announce to her that Korya will be staying with them (that’s like feeding the mouse to the cat) and grandpa makes an epic statement: “I guarantee your safety. If anything should happen to Korya while she’s staying here, regardless of the cause, I will not consider it an accident and will not listen to any excuses. I will consider it your fault,” he points to Payia. You go Grandpa! “ I will not consider you as my grandkid, got it Payia?”
Grand Aunt pats her hair LOL. She wins this round.
But this only makes Payia resent Korya and is determined to get her even more.
Meanwhile, Korya’s disappearance is driving Id bonkers. He’s searching for her everywhere, even dropping by Chitsanu’s house. Even though he can’t stand the other guy, Id is still so polite and a gentlemen towards Chitsanu’s parents. By now both men are doing what they can to find her.
But Chitsanu learns of her whereabouts from Grand Aunt. He decides that he needs to reveal the picture he obtains that has Korya and Payia on it.
Chitsanu shows the picture to the family at Whang Siwalai. And I’m surprised that Payia didn’t start foaming at the mouth based on her reaction. She’s stuttering, crying and an absolute mess. The entire family is throwing questions, accusations. She claims that she wants to forget everything so that’s why she pretended not to know Korya. The whole family is shocked that she left her friend to literally bleed on the streets. Korya is just relieved that her hunch was right, she did know Payia, they actually grew up together.
Earlier Korya had asked Khun Ying not to tell Id about her whereabouts. She is afraid to be an inconvenience towards him. She feels that he will forget her shortly because they didn’t know each other that well to begin with. Ah, she’s certainly underestimating him.
“If you’re missing like this, he’s going to be very worried about you,” even Khun Ying could tell how much he cares about her.
She tells Khun Ying that she doesn’t have anything to do with him (that they’re not an item) and finally, that she’s not anything with anybody.
Khun Ying comforts her and tells her that she has a home at Whang Siwalai.
Payia locks herself in the bathroom, trying to figure out her next step. She gets a bright idea and calls Id to take Korya back. Hah, I totally approve.
Chitsanu promises to make Korya remember her past and now Id is storming Whang Siwalai, hoping to take her back to his home. Unfortunately Khun Ying tells him that Korya has decided to stay at the palace and that if he knew what was best for Korya, he wouldn’t want to keep her at the home with his parents.
“Well I can have her stay at my condo,” he admonishes.
“In what status?” Khun Ying questions, “What will other people think?”
“Screw them. I don’t care,” he says.
Mae Cheun adds, “You’re a man Khun Id, you don’t have to care. But Korya is a woman.” The good old fashion excuse.
“Korya is an orphan, people already look down on her, do you want people to insult her further?” Khun Ying reasons with him. “I think she has made the right decision to stay here.”
Id seems to admit defeat. “Can I please see her?”
He makes his way to the courtyard and sees her sitting on a bistro table, the sun in her hair, looking happy. Highly doubt that he will get over her.
Ah, so good. More please.