Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Quick Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
Lei is on the move. When Shan Cai disappears to the province, it is Lei who brings her back. He then proceeds to tell Dao Mingsi that he will court Shan Cai again. Is this another ploy of Lei's or is it for real this time? It sure looks real enough.

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
Dinner with Yusao. As soon as Yusao learns that Shan Cai is back home, she immediately scolds her for not visiting. She invites Shan Cai to dinner that very night. Shan Cai tells Yusao that she has gotten over the breakup and that she does not plan to date Dao Mingsi anymore because of his mom. However, just as Yusao gets on a cab and leaves, Shan Cai runs after the car and her true feelings come pouring out. My two cents, she totally could have said it while inside the restaurant, but no, she has to chase down a moving car. 

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
A public serenade. When Xiaozi learns of the breakup between Shan Cai and Dao Mingsi, she urges Lei to serenade Shan Cai in front of everyone. Xiaozi knows that Dao Mingsi still cherishes Shan Cai and she wants to push Dao Mingsi to give up on her. Lei plays the violin on the open grounds of the university and hugs Shan Cai as he ends the piece. Lei is really stepping up his game, if I were Shan Cai, I might just fall for him again.

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 RecapMeteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Still our OTP. It's a pity that Xiaozi likes someone like Dao Mingsi who clearly has no feelings for her. At least, Dao Mingsi seems much kinder, wiser and more mature after everything he's been through. After Dao Mingsi sees Lei hugging Shan Cai in front of everyone, he becomes so angry and heartbroken that he wanders off on his own. Xiaozi follows him everywhere in heels! Girls know how hard and painful that can be. She eventually loses balance and falls flat on the ground but something unexpected happens. Dao Mingsi actually helps her up. Guess our Dao Mingsi has really turned into a softie since meeting Shan Cai. 

A few days later, Dao Mingsi meets with Xiaozi at a cafe to tell her that things are impossible between them. Simultaneously, Shan Cai is at the milk tea shop with Lei to tell him that she cannot reciprocate the kind of love he has for her. 

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
The epic bus chase scene. Dao Mingsi finally comes to his senses and tells Lei that he will do everything to win back Shan Cai. Lei calls Shan Cai and tells her to turn off her phone for 48 hours. He even manages to make her stay at Xiaoyou's house for the night so that Dao Mingsi won't be able to find her. 

The next day, the three cross paths at the bus stop. Dao Mingsi pleads with Shan Cai to stay but instead, she boards the bus with Lei. Dao Mingsi runs after the bus while calling out to her. Of course he's just human and even with the power of love, he's can't outrun a bus. While Dao Mingsi is left standing in the middle of the road hopeless and helpless to do anything more, he looks up to see Shan Cai running back to be with him. But before their hands touch, Shan Cai is taken by the police!? I can't remember if this was in the original, but what a way to cut the reunion short

As it turns out, Dao Mingsi reported Shan Cai to the police the night before. He claims that she stole a necklace (the one he gave her) just to find her. It's a pretty clever way to find someone, I give him that. 

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap

Meteor Garden 2018: Episodes 31-32 Recap
Unclear relationship. The two go out for dinner that night. Dao Mingsi asks why Shan Cai got off the bus in the first place. Shan Cai answers that it's just because she wanted to. Dao Mingsi storms out of the restaurant but Shan Cai runs after him. She has long wanted to say that she likes him too, but at the end of the day, all she is able to muster up is simple good night.



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