Oh Pope. He wants to make us cry, doesn’t he?
The opening of the show takes us into his character’s (Tiangwan) predicament perfectly: he’s standing on top of crashing waves of an ocean in South Africa, thinking back on his substance addiction days, the lowest of low in his life. It looked bad; he must have relapsed into addiction after promising never to do it again, and his girlfriend caught him. She broke up with him that day, and in a state of paranoia and under the drug’s influence – he envisioned cops chasing him – Tiangwan drives right into a little boy. His face gets blasted all over media outlets, but thankfully the boy survived and Tiangwan must have gotten admitted into rehab. In present state, his life is coming up on the high tide; he has stayed clean and is reintroduced into society. He is even on a tour trip to Capetown (although Show keeps referring it to “Africa,” like it’s a country and not a continent, but I digress) and faces challenges right away.