Li Yan Shu’s background story is the feature of this episode. We find out how Gu Jin Yun knows Li Yan Shu, a little showing why Li Yan doesn’t like the Gu family and how Gu Jin Yun has become the kind of carefree and no-responsibility-kind-of-guy he currently is.
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Han Jun Yao comes into the scene. After catching herself up with the situation and asking Li Yan Shu if she plagiarised and Li Yan Shu said she hadn’t, but Zhu Dan comes in with painting Li Yan Shu as an inexperienced designer under the pressure of upholding a Manager position in a company and handling a major project, Han Jun Yao makes the decision to dismiss Li Yan Shu from her job. While Zhu Dan watches Li Yan Shu struggle to face the onslaught of media attention with satisfaction, while Han Jun Yao secretly smiles at Li Yan Shu’s demise, Gu Jin Yun pushes through the media personnel and takes Li Yan Shu away from them all.
In a place away from everyone, Gu Jin Yun and Li Yan Shu speak to each other. We hear it has been seven years since Gu Jin Yun and Li Yan Shu has seen each other. They aren’t on good terms. Gu Jin Yun slaps Li Yan Shu across her face when Li Yan Shu provokes him with saying she’d rather accept his grandmother’s money over his because it’ll be tiring for her to pretend to have fallen in love with him.
Gu Cheng Ze has no knowledge of the past between Gu Jin Yun and Li Yan Shu. He’s said to have been studying abroad during the period that Gu Jin Yun and Li Yan Shu became acquainted with each other. He finds out the story from his secretary, Secretary Gao (Ji Xiao Bing).
Li Yan Shu is Gu Jin Yun’s first love. Gu Jin Yun’s grandmother had viewed Li Yan Shu as a lowly person with a despicable family background who seduced Gu Jin Yun. She disapproved of Li Yan Shu dating Gu Jin Yun and sent her away with money. This event in Gu Jin Yun’s life is what changed him from being someone who listened to his grandmother to someone who’s rebellious. He has become a womaniser because he no longer believed in love because of this past event.
Gu Cheng Ze goes to Li Yan Shu to offer Li Yan Shu a job at Sheng Hong. This job is a designer position for Sheng Hong Group’s online shopping platform, New Face.
Li Yan Shu isn’t sober during this time Gu Cheng Ze has a discussion with Li Yan Shu about the job offer. Gu Cheng Ze finds her at a bar that Li Yan Shu’s dad had regularly gone to. Li Yan Shu’s father had drowned in alcohol over the circumstances of Li Yan Shu’s mother leaving them and marrying another man (Han Jun Yao’s father) back when he was alive.
Li Yan Shu came to this bar following a brief time at home where she was subjected to Han Jun Yao’s smug comments and listening to her mother and Han Jun Yao having a tense discussion over what happened at the lingerie showcase event. It’s also after satisfying Han Jun Yao’s want for her to stop continuing to live off of the Han family and leave their home. Li Yan Shu had stormed out of the house saying she won’t live off of the Han’s anymore.
Li Yan Shu finds Gu Cheng Ze’s offer of a job at Sheng Hong too strange.
Li Yan Shu:
“Due to plagiarising, I was dismissed. What I plagiarised is a design for New Face. And the one who accused me first of plagiarising is you, Gu Cheng Ze. Are you sure you want to offer me a job?”
Gu Cheng Ze believes people make mistakes. He hopes Li Yan Shu is able to turn a new leaf. He adds that no company would be willing to give her a try with the news of her plagiarising already going around their circle.
Li Yan Shu finds Gu Cheng Ze unbelievable.
Li Yan Shu:
“You first defame me with plagiarism to the point of getting me fired. Now, all of a sudden, you come up with offering me a job. Is it because my talent is exceptional that you’re using this method to have me switch companies? The way you rich people think is different. You feel everyone in the world are idiots. It’s only the Gu family who are highly intelligent.”
Li Yan Shu tells Gu Cheng Ze to get lost. She smashes a bottle onto the ground when Gu Cheng Ze persist with this matter she no longer wanted to discuss. The explosive scene brings a group of guys to confront Gu Cheng Zhe about harassing a female stranger. They back off when they realise it’s a fight between a couple after Gu Cheng Ze brings up the incident at the café because Li Yan Shu had responded to the group leader’s question of whether she knew him and she said she didn’t know him.
Gu Cheng Ze ends up in a situation where he stands frozen from disgust. As Gu Cheng Ze pulls Li Yan Shu by her clothes and take her out of the bar, Li Yan Shu vomits all over him.
Things to Take Away From Episode 3
Li Yan Shu and Gu Jin Yun meet
Li Yan Shu and Gu Jin Yun dated seven years ago. Gu Jin Yun thinks Li Yan Shu was with him because of money.
Gu Jin Yun’s grandmother used money to send Li Yan Shu away
Gu Jin Yun’s grandmother, Sheng Hong Group’s chairman, gave Li Yan Shu an envelope of money to leave Gu Jin Yun seven years ago. The action offended Li Yan Shu. She came back with seeing the amount to be rather stingy of the chairman. Li Yan Shu asked the chairman to contact her when she had more. We now get quite an idea to why Li Yan Shu hates the surname Gu.
Gu Jin Yun in a mess after meeting Li Yan Shu
Gu Jin Yun:
“Li Yan Shu! I’m not done with you yet!”
Li Yan Shu unimpressed with Gu Cheng Ze’s job offer of a designer position
Gu Cheng Ze’s decision to offer a designer position at his company seems to have something to do with Gu Jin Yun. He asked Secretary Gao to find Li Yan Shu after hearing about Gu Jin Yun’s relationship with Li Yan Shu and seeing Gu Jin Yun in a mess. It could also be that Gu Cheng Ze has the thought of bringing Li Yan Shu into Sheng Hong to investigate who actually plagiarised. At the lingerie showcase event, Gu Cheng Ze did respond to the media when they asked about the collaboration between Sheng Hong Group and Han’s Group with saying they will definitely do a thorough investigation. It’s very interesting what it is that made Gu Cheng Ze decide to hire Li Yan Shu. We like to believe that he has doubt towards Li Yan Shu plagiarising and think she is exceptionally talented! But thinking on it again, Gu Cheng Ze does only speak the truth. So, Gu Cheng Ze’s reason for hiring Li Yan Shu has to be to carry out what he had told the media. He wants to do a thorough investigation.
Gu Cheng Ze fends off a group of guys with Li Yan Shu’s lie
Gu Cheng Ze:
“Last time at the café, you said I asked you to marry me.”
“Propose marriage?! Have you asked her to marry you?”
“So it’s a fight between couples. Let’s get out of here.”
We enjoyed the shocked reaction that came from Secretary Gao when he heard Gu Cheng Ze say that Li Yan Shu had said he asked her to marry him. It’s very unlike Gu Cheng Ze. We understand Secretary Gao’s reaction. :oD :oD.
Li Yan Shu vomits on Gu Cheng Ze
Li Yan Shu brought many filthy incidents upon Gu Cheng Ze during their talk in the bar. Li Yan Shu pushed Gu Cheng Ze into a seat. Gu Cheng Ze immediately bounced back up upon contact with the seat he didn’t want to sit on. He backed away and dropped the white cloth he used to block the smell in the bar when Li Yan Shu spat out alcohol from her mouth because he surprised her with his offer of a job. Li Yan Shu smothered Gu Cheng Ze’s face with her hand. The reaction Gu Cheng Ze had when Li Yan Shu smothered his face with her hand was surprising. Gu Cheng Ze whacked her hand away, but he didn’t bring anything out to clean his face. He actually used sanitiser spray when he went to get the group leader’s hand away from his shoulder. So, it was very interesting he didn’t do anything to clean himself when Li Yan Shu smothered his face with her hand. This vomit on him, though—yup. Gu Cheng Ze is going to go berserk with this one! His face says it.