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A General, a Scholar and an Eunuch (超時空男臣): Episode 8 Recap

During the late reign of the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the crown prince had frequent conflicts with the eunuch faction, led by Jeung Sing. Jeung secretly sends the Eastern Depot officials after the crown princess. Under the protection of general Yun Sung Wun, scholar Jo Gwong Dau, and eunuch Lee Jeun Jung, the crown princess flees to an isolated, hazy forest. Amidst the chaos, the three of them and the crown princess get lost. When they emerge from the fog, they discover that they have traveled 400 years and arrived in the 21st century.


The car stops a few inches from Daai Gwan without him flinching. Mountain Leopard comes out. He tells Daai Gwan he knows he doesn’t work for the Crown Prince (gang) and asks him to resign his job at Fung Min Geoi to come work for him instead. Daai Gwan politely declines and they part ways.

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Yat Bo is in the backroom with Fong Wai Ji and her aunt Fong Juk Fan. They’re doing calculations and find out that they’re missing hundreds of thousands of dollars in ingredients. Fong Wai Ji tells the other two to keep this under wraps and that they’ll deal with it later.

Sandy arrives at her entertainment company to attend a script reading meeting with the direction. The newcomer Baby is also present. She and Sandy try to read out their lines but Baby is constantly messing up. Eventually they take a break and Sandy motions to her manager to have Baby cut from the film.

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The director apologizes and says the President specifically wants Baby in the movie since she’s such a hit on social media right now.

Later on, Sandy goes on the rooftop with her assistant Ceci to check out Baby’s instagram page. She’s shocked to find out that Baby has more followers than her. So Sandy decides to take some risque pictures and stage it as if someone had sneakily taken pictures of her and posts them online.

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Business is booming at Fung Ming Geoi. Fong Wai Ji finds out that Yat Bo has an amazing memory and mental math abilities. He was able to memorize the whole menu and the prices right off the bat. She also learns that Daai Gwan can speak English – which he learned from Matteo Ricci* while he taught him Chinese.

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Yat Bo goes into the kitchen where he finds a few of the other wait staff crowding around a phone. They tell him to come look at the picture but he’s not interested in such perverted things until they mention Sandy’s name. That catches his attention.

Zyu Gwok Fung calls all the top chefs of his restaurant chains over to his house to taste test the house specials of Fung Ming Geoi. He asks them for their opinions and the chefs all say it’s nothing special. Then he calls his youngest son in and asks if the food was good. His son says it was and the chefs all get yelled at for lying to him.

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This will not do. He and Samuel decides to buy out Siu Dung so that Fung Ming Geoi cannot survive.

After work that night, Fong Juk Fan tells everyone they’re having a family meeting once they return home. Wan Wai Taai’s wife pulls him away and tells the rest they’ll meet them at home. She knows what the meeting is about – the missing ingredients – and she also knows they’re going to call them out for it so they need to come up with a plan.

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Meanwhile, Fong Wai Ji and Daai Gwan are outside the police station. Fong Wai Ji is debating whether she should turn her uncle in for steal or not. She’s conflicted and asks Daai Gwan for his opinion. He tells her a story of a conflict the emperor had once and from this story, she’s decided what to do.

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Sandy is slightly shocked at the amount of media coverage and attention she’s getting from just a few pictures showing off cleavage.

As she’s leaving the company, a whole bunch of reporters outside want her to say a few words about the “peeping-tom” pictures. She acts like a victim and asks that they don’t bring it up anymore.

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Yat Bo appears at that moment with a box of desserts for Sandy. She graciously accepts it and then is rushed into her car by her manager.

While they’re driving she spots Yat Bo standing at the bus station. She stops the car to go out to him and return the desserts. She also tells him that they’re not friends so she doesn’t need his misguided concern.

Fong Wai Ji returns home. Before she can start the meeting, her uncle brings up the issue of missing ingredients first. To not make anything difficult for anyone, Fong Wai Ji takes the blame for it and cooks up some random excuse to explain the missing ingredients. She volunteers to have her pay docked until everything is paid back but in the end everyone agrees to just let it go.

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Yat Bo returns home to find Daai Gwan in a mood. Daai Gwan confronts the other about the desserts for Sandy and also about past rumors of Yat Bo having a lover before, and that lover was the princess consort. Yat Bo acknowledges it all and it throws Daai Gwan into a fit of rage because if Yat Bo is projecting his feelings on to Sandy, then that means he hasn’t let go of his feelings for the princess consort and that’s wrong.

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Daai Gwan throws Yat Bo out into the rain and tells him to stay out there as punishment. Yat Bo kneels there reminiscing the time when his lover encouraged him after he failed the exam. She presented him with her favorite dessert and he promised to come back to marry her after he passes his exam.

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Siu Dung chases after Cat to give her breakfast to go since he notices she rarely has time to eat in the mornings. After she leaves, Samuel approaches Siu Dung and tells him he knows what he came to Hong Kong for and asks that he come with him. Siu Dung obliges.

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Daai Gwan sees Siu Dung getting into the car and tries to chase after him. Fong Wai Ji tries to call Siu Dung but Samuel tells the other not to answer any phone calls until he’s seen what Samuel wants to show him. Siu Dung agrees and turns off his phone.

Daai Gwan is freaking out and he decides to go look for Mountain Leopard to help him find Siu Dung.

Samuel brings Siu Dung to one of Dynasty’s restaurants. The poor boy is completely confused.

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