Well, here we are with the second episode commentary (of 35 plus extras). You may ask why we’re doing the whole show when a one-off review should be enough to get anyone interested though the door (certainly worked for Puck and Spying With Lana if the referral traffic is anything to go by). Well it’s certainly not because we’re going (All) “Squirrel!” to distract you from the lack of a Thursday update for the time being, that’s for sure. Anyway, on with the show.
Episode 2: “Gone in 60 Seconds”
If you’ve already decided this show isn’t for you, I still implore you to stay until at least the end of this episode, what I think is the funniest period equivalent of a high-speed car chase that I’ve ever seen. We’ll get back to that in due course.
At the start of this episode Zhang Peng with Lu Li find both the Crown Prince and his brother Prince Zhao kneeling in front to the palace in the hopes that the Empress will relent and release his wife Jiang Ying Yue – also referred to as Ying Yue and Jiang Shi just in the first episode and the start of this one. You know what? I’m just going to refer to her as Zhao’s Wife from now on, at least his name stays the same. It obviously makes sense that Prince Zhao is there begging for her release but the question to ask is why is the Crown Prince there doing the same thing as well?
A few things quickly become clear. The Crown Prince can’t stand his wife as he tells who he thinks is his wife to push off. The present occupant of his wife’s body being a modern day man who is used to dishing it out tells him to get bent. In response to this presumably previously unseen act of defiance, all the Crown Prince can do in response is shuffle as far away from his supposed wife as possible.
Zhang Peng then asks what Prince Zhao’s plan is and is suitably unimpressed to hear that it consists of kneeling there for as long as it takes for the Empress to relent or die in the attempt, presumably from exposure, dehydration or something else like that. Zhang Peng is trying to get himself killed so he can return to his own body and time but he has a schedule to keep. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…