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Posted 12/19/10

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Synopsis:
The episode starts off with Hong Xiao-lu (Amber Kuo) falling to her death and An Zai-yong (Joe Cheng) at the scene of the crime. As Zai-yong flees the scene from police, he spots a surveillance camera and blames Xiao-lu‘s death on the television viewers. Flash back to the past, and Big TV news anchor Zai-yong is about to do a news broadcast of an environmentalist protest led by his fiancee Luo Shan-shan (Michelle Chen). The protest is against big oil company IPIC — whom also happens to be Big TV’s new parent company — in front of the Big TV building. As the protest is taking place, Xiao-lu sneaks in the Big TV building to sabotage the visit of IPIC CEO and Big TV’s new president Chen Jia-lin (Ivan Ai).

Zai-yong later secures an exclusive interview with the new Big TV president regarding the protest following the president’s welcome ceremony, but the ceremony is cut short by Xiao-lu’s indoor fireworks and anti-corporate banner sabotage. As the president is about to leave the building, Joe forces an on-the-spot interview and questions the president for using Big TV to propagandize IPIC’s environmental actions to the public. The president counters by denying IPIC’s environemtal damage and pledges that the channel will broad fair and balanced news, which Zai-yong grudgingly accepts.

There’s conflict between the news staff as Zai-yong seeks for the truth and news reporter Li Wen-qing (Hank Wu) seeks objective reporting, but news producer Kong Yuan-qing (Chris Lee) sides with Zai-yong because his coverage brings in top ratings. Meanwhile, realizing that Xiao-lu’s plans to discredit IPIC and Big TV backfires, she decides to follow Zai-yong back to his home and find some dirt on him to discredit Big TV’s ratings grabber. Xiao-lu soon discovers that Zai-yong’s fiancee Shan-shan has an ambiguously close relationship with a fellow environmental activist friend, whom happens to get arrested that night for assault due to his paranoia that IPIC is trying to kill him. Zai-yong’s fiancee leaves to the police station later at night to pay his bail, and Zai-yong secretly records the colleague physically showing his feelings on his fiancee.

More conflict in the news room as Zai-yong and the news reporter quarrel, but the news producer sides with Zai-yong again due to ratings. The Big TV president then gets a call from Shan-shan’s activist friend threatening his life, and Zai-yong is later on the beach taking wedding photos with his fancee, whom later spots Xiao-lu spying on them. Zai-yong gives chase, catches Xiao-lu as she reveals photos to him that his fiancee is having relations with her activist friend.
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Posted 12/21/10
i rate it 8/10
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