[Recap] The Flame’s Daughter 烈火如歌 – Ep 3-4

Ep 3:
Scene opens with Ru Ge telling her senior brother that she wishes to bring Yin Xue back to the mountain village, “He knows a lot of the village’s secret situation…which is why I want to bring him back to investigate him”. Senior brother tells her that he’s going back and that she should go back too. Ru Ge’s tells him that she feels uncomfortable since she hasn’t been back in so long but her senior brother tells her that Zhan Feng wants to break up his engagement. Ru Ge becomes sad at the news, “He doesn’t want to marry me”.

While the senior brother sends Ru Ge away on a short errand, he goes to see Yin Xue to try to find out his intentions. Yin Xue says that he is their master’s friend and had left their sect many years ago. The senior brother does not trust him, “I never heard master mentioning you”, but Yin Xue doesn’t budge.

Back to Ru Ge, she realises that other people also know of her real identity.

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Ru Ge soon says her goodbye to everyone at the brothel warmly as she begins on her journey with Sir Xue. She gets on the same carriage as her senior brother, rejecting to be in the same carriage as Yin Xue. Hating the rejection, Yin Xue follows her and gets on the same carriage as them.

Yin Xue shows his caring side towards Ru Ge as he takes care of her while she was dozing off. They soon notice that they were followed by two people on horseback who tells them that they want to escort them to the mountain village.

They decide to take a break to get some fresh air while Ru Ge takes care of her senior brother.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 11.23.31 am.png

The scene cuts to the village master who is greeted by his servant to tell him that Miss is on her way back (I think they meant Ru Ge). He tells his servant to prepare for her arrival.

Then we see Ru Ge and her entourage arriving at the village. It is dark and spooky although the lanterns were lit. Ru Ge greets another senior brother (I’ll call him Brother Ji) who is here to welcome her. She introduces her entourage to Brother Ji and he soon escorts them into the village.

Ru Ge is soon welcomed by everyone, especially her father as they hugged each other warmly. The father’s happy face soon turns into shock when he sees Yin Xue. They exchange pleasant greetings nonetheless. Ru Ge asks her father about Zhao Feng who tells her that he’s currently practising his martial arts and might not know of her arrival.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 11.37.29 am.png

Surprised that Yin Xue truly knows her father, her father tells Ru Ge to address Yin Xue as uncle. Her father asks Yin Xue why he came as he has not set foot in this place for so many years. Yin Xue replies that he’s here because of their past agreement.

The father soon dismisses everyone except his daughter as they catch up.

Meanwhile, Yin Xue gets escorted to his room and tears up? Looks like he really missed this place.

Back to the father and daughter, the father asks Ru Ge whether she left because of Zhao Feng. Ru Ge admits it. The father, seeing her daughter’s unhappy face tells her that she will be married with Zhao Feng within this month. Ru Ge tells her father that its her matter and that even if they get married, she hopes that Zhao Feng will be willing.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 11.42.32 am.png

Speaking of the devil, our handsome Zhao Feng appears! Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 11.50.05 am.pngRu Ge (and I) are staring at him in awe as we watch him practice his moves. She runs towards him to tell him that she’s back and that she has been thinking of him all of this time. He grabs hold of her waist and kisses her!!!!!!!!!!

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MY HEART LITERALLY STOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BUT THEN! He abruptly stopped their kissing session and smirks! 😦 “Looks like you didn’t learn anything at the brothel” He called her TASTELESS!!!!!

She slaps him for his harsh words, “Do you have to be like this Zhan Feng?! When did you start being like this? It’s not because of that girl right? You like me right?”

He remains silent and Ru Ge takes this opportunity to tell him that their father has blessed their marriage. He tells her that he is going to break off their engagement before leaving her alone.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 11.57.06 am.png

Zhan Feng returns to his room in a haste and is greeting by Brother Ji who tells him that Ru Ge is back and brought back a man! Zhan Feng asks him who is the man and Brother Ji tells him everything. Zhan Feng becomes astonished when he realised that his master gave the Li Yuan to Yin Xue to stay in, “Let us investigate this”.

Zhan Feng tells Brother Ji that he is still adamant to break off his engagement which enrages Brother Ji, “You are crazy!”. Brother Ji tells him that when they were engaged 3 years ago, everyone was so happy. Zhan Feng tells him that he loves Ying Yi and carries her in front of everyone. (Why do I have this feeling that he does not truly love Ying Yi but is doing this on purpose?)Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 12.05.32 pm.png

Back to Ru Ge, her maids tell her off slightly for making them worry so much. They tries to cheer her up saying that she’s much better than Zhan Feng and that he’s not worthy of her.

Ru Ge soon pays a visit to Yin Xue about his knowledge about Zhan Feng. Yin Xue pretends to forget and tells her that he tricked her because he’s being chased by someone. Ru Ge knows that he’s lying and proceeds to leave. Yin Xue tells Ru Ge that she can’t change Zhan Feng’s feelings.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 12.11.59 pm.png

You don’t know how many times I’ve been rewatching their kissing scenes! Even though he’s a jerk in this drama, I still have The King’s Woman feels!!!!!!! Why the heck is he playing the second lead?!?!?!?!? I hate that they won’t end up together 😦

Ep 4:
Ru Ge pours her heart out to Yin Xue as she talks about Zhan Feng, “We were once happy…”. As Ru Ge is having her own monologue, Yin Xue’s thoughts makes me feel like he knows her personally and she just doesn’t know.. (I know that they were together at the beginning and Ru Ge died….did he obtain immortality and this is Ru Ge’s next life? I’m confused now. I thought this all happened before her death?)

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Knowing that her maids are bullying Ying Yi into doing laundry, she goes to save her..However, Ying Yi acts pitiful, “Please don’t steal my clothes”, and frames Ru Ge into pushing her hard onto the rock. Zhan Feng arrives on the scene and in return, pushes Ru Ge’s maid away, leaving her unconscious.

He treats Ru Ge harshly and carries Ying Yi in his arms. Back in his room, we see that Zhan Feng is regretting his harsh actions towards Ru Ge as he stares at his hands..

After they left, Ru Ge with the help of her other maid brings Bi Yi to see a physician with senior brother. Bi Yi awakens, and Ru Ge apologises for making her go through that.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 9.39.10 pm.png

My heart feels so bad for Ru Ge! Zhan Feng begs the master (also Ru Ge’s father) to leave the village with Ying Yi, ultimately telling the master that he doesn’t want to get married with Ru Ge. The master leaves in disappointment only to find out that Ru Ge has heard everything! Unwilling to be pitied, she leaves, “Don’t say anything dad”.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 8.51.46 pm.png

Next, we see guests arriving with gifts at the village entrance. The guests all gather at the hall, greeting Zhan Feng when he arrives. The guests show their enthusiasm towards the expectant marriage between Zhan Feng and Ru Ge but the exciting mood soon depletes as Zhan Feng cuts the conversation short with a stern face, “We are here to chat about business”.

Senior brother then arrives, surprising the guests with his appearance, “Why is here here?”. Ru Ge also arrives after knowing about her senior brother’s appearance which also shocked her and her servants as he never usually gets involved in these matters.

One of the uncles gifts Ru Ge a wedding gift. Just as Zhan Feng was about to bluntly tell everyone about their break up, senior brother gathers their attention by shocking everyone with news that he wants to be engaged with Ru Ge. He then says that their master does not agree and while facing Zhan Feng, he says that the engagement between Zhan Feng and Ru Ge is still existing.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 9.15.10 pm.png

After the meeting, Zhan Feng and Brother Ji goes to see senior brother to see whether what he said about marrying Ru Ge was true. Senior brother tells them that it was a lie. Zhan Feng proceeds to say that he doesn’t have any objections if he wants to marry Ru Ge. Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 9.21.10 pm.png

A few scenes later, Zhan Feng is practising his sword skills alone in the rain. Ying Yi, holding an umbrella, goes to fetch him to bring him back home. Coincidently, he notices Ru Ge watching them and “sweetly” carries Ying Yi as he purposely walks pass Ru Ge.

Not believing her eyes, Ru Ge lets go of her umbrella and cries under the rain.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 9.28.55 pm.png


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