|Episode 7 (Live-action)|
|Air Date||5 February 2012|
|Opening||S.O.L.O by Super Junior-M|
|Ending||Zhe Shi Ai by Lee Donghae (Bo Po Shang) ft. Henry|
|Episode 6||Episode 8|
This is the seventh episode from the live-action series.
The reality of how difficult a task Gong Xi's set for herself sinks in. She has some anonymous bonding time with Lian that cheers her up, but she can't thank him without revealing her identity. In person, however, Lian gives her good advice again on how to succeed in her next acting audition—one she happens to meet Nan Qing and Nan Qing's childhood rival at.
Hearing Shang play the piano, she tells herself that he is a singer on top of the charts while she is just an unknown newbie. If she doesn’t want to keep suffering from this sort of disgrace, then she needs to step up onto the same level as him.
After Shang finds out that the chicken is a girl who isn’t from the company, he realizes that the girl is Gong Xi.
Gong Xi goes wandering around, in her chicken suit, and finds Lian practicing his script. Seeing that he hasn’t noticed her yet, she turns around to leave. She notes that he has a troubled expression, which makes him look completely different from his usual appearance when he is making fun of her. She is stopped by Lian when she accidentally kicks over some chairs.
He asks her for help – if he can borrow her phone. When she tells him that she didn’t bring her phone, he leaves with a depressed face. Gong Xi suggests that if he wants to make a call, he can use the public phone outside. He tells her that he doesn’t want to make a call. Remembering when Lian had to look up who Shang is, Gong Xi realizes that there must be something in his script that he doesn’t understand. She asks him if that's what he needs help with, but Lian smiles and denies it. She insists that it is and then says some words that make him lose his beautifully immersing smile.
Oh no! She immediately apologizes saying that it is because she hates him that’s why she said those words. This brings a smile to his face. He laughs, telling her that this is first time that someone said that they disliked him to his face and that she is amusing. Lian smiles yet again! Gong Xi is drawn in, commenting that his smile is completely different from the normal one and that this is his real smile.
She asks him if he is mad. He, in turn, asks her why he should be mad since she had sincerely apologized and that he also had been wrong. Lian admits that he is just trying to hide his flaws as much as possible, trying to confuse other people’s focus and that it isn’t right. Inwardly, Gong Xi is taken aback that he admitted it!
So she helps him to understand his script. She laughs that he doesn’t know what a sutra is, and explains it to him. Then Gong Xi sort of mocks him for being a foreigner and not understanding proverbs. Lian glares at her. She looks at him through her beak and recalls Shang playing the piano. She then falls. Lian helps her up and she tells herself that she must hurry to stand up and reach the same height as Shang.
Lian tells her to take off her chicken head so she will feel more comfortable but she refuses using the excuse that she just got fired so she wants to savor this costume some more. Lian advises her that if she cares for the job that she was just fired from, she won’t be able to climb higher. Gong Xi tells him that he doesn’t understand, since he has never been fired before. Lian corrects the statement: he has been fired before, and he starts counting that he has been fired over 20 times. Surprised and sympathetic, Gong Xi this he must have had a desolated past. Desolated? Lian is surprised. How so? He tells her that they were valuable experiences because if he didn’t have those experiences, there would not be the Dun He Lian who is standing there right now.
Manager Du arrives and wonders who the chicken is. Lian says that "it" is his friend. The manager is surprised that someone as antisocial as Lian would have friends too. Lian and Manager Du go for rehearsal. Gong Xi turns around and starts to take off her chicken head when Lian comes to tell her that he forgot to tell her "thank you" for helping him out. He pats her on her chicken shoulder and she wonders why her heart is beating so fast.
On her way to the balcony, she is daydreaming about what Lian told her before and wondering if she should go and thank him. For when she was feeling down and then heard about his past, it made her feel much better. She mentions that this is the first time that it was not Corn who helped her.
She arrives at the balcony and says that tomorrow she will work harder to reach that place that she wants to go to.
Later that night she has a really weird dream that Nan Qing, Shang, and Lian all want to ruin her.
The next day she sees Lian and realizes that if she thanks him, he will realize that she was the chicken. She turns around to leave when Lian spots her and catches up to her. He stops her, telling her that it is rude to see him and not greet him. She apologizes and he mocks her even more. Manager Du comes and saves Gong Xi from having to deal with Lian.
They all leave together. He asks her if she is out of spirits today because she is not wearing her pink uniform. Gong Xi answers that the uniform is too eye-catching so she doesn’t want to wear it. Lian gives her the advice that if she wants to stay in the showbiz industry she will have to make herself stand out. As long as she is able to catch the eye of someone, no matter what it is, she should use it wisely. She informs Lian and Manager Du that she is going to enter a commercial competition. Lian repeats his advice that no matter if she likes it or not, she should make herself stand out.
Gong Xi goes to inform Manager Shen that she has signed up to participate in a commercial audition. He tells her that the manager from the TV show told him that the broadcast received a great reaction and the audience really liked the Coco Chicken’s behavior during the show so the manager wants her to stay and be a permanent talento with them. However, the chicken is a masked role so even if she gets popular, she can’t reveal herself. She says that it is a good thing then, because she doesn’t want "those two" to know that she is Coco Chicken. Huh? She tells the manager what she actually means is that she doesn’t want others to know she is Coco Chicken.
Shen asks her if she wants to brag about it, and Gong Xi tells him that there is nothing good to brag about since she is playing a chicken. He tells her to go and compete in the commercial audition then, because what girl doesn’t want to debut beautifully?
Gong Xi arrives at the competition to find Nan Qing being mocked by Fei Li Hwa, Nan Qing’s former classmate. Gong Xi goes to stand by Nan Qing but Nan Qing just tells her that Li Hwa has always treated her as an enemy.
Gong Xi finds out from some nearby girls that Fei Li Hwa comes from a rich family who is a large investor in this commercial company.
Gong Xi turns around and Fei Li Hwa tells her that, based on the way that she treats Nan Qing, she doesn’t understand her at all. Li Hwa tells Gong Xi to find out what the real Nan Qing is like.
Nan Qing leaves with Gong Xi trailing behind her. Gong Xi asks her what she is running away from. She couldn't believe it when Li Hwa said that Nan Qing had only ever played small roles. Is this true? Nan Qing turns around and tells Gong Xi that she doesn’t want to play small roles.
It is audition time! However, one of the judges, the "black dragon" director, is not present. Li Hwa did a ballet dance and when she finished she bribed the judges to use her by saying that she is the daughter of the Fei group. The judges decide to use Li Hwa. This causes the other girls auditioning to create a commotion, each standing up and saying some of the things they can do like back flips, while Gong Xi and Nan Qing stay seated.
The judges go into discussion and decide to use Li Hwa because of her good family background and that she is pretty and dances beautifully. They put Gong Xi and Nan Qing into the "out" pile.
The next part of the audition is to say what the brightest and most memorable moment in their life is. Bright and memorable moment? Both Nan Qing and Gong Xi ponder what to say. None of them have a moment that is bright and worth remembering. Meanwhile, the “black dragon” director has come and is watching the two girls. Nan Qing tells Gong Xi that she is going to give up and is not going to come tomorrow since she knows the result already. Gong Xi encourages her not to give up. Nan Qing resists. What she can do? Everyone can be bought with money. No matter how hard she works, she cannot compete with wealth and power.
This angers Gong Xi and she slaps Nan Qing. Gong Xi sternly asks her why she has no trust with herself and everyone in this world. No matter if Li Hwa can buy the judges with money, she can’t buy her talent. Gong Xi tells her that if she gives up now, she has handed her talent over and admitted defeat to money. Gong Xi once wanted to give up but she got into LME, didn’t she? She will use every method in her power to not give up or else she won’t be able to fulfil her dream.
Gong Xi manages to convince Nan Qing to stay in the competition. Nan Qing throws her a hard question – how shall they proceed from now on? Hmm…how shall they proceed... Gong Xi thinks and thinks and then remembers Lian telling her that no matter what she should make herself stand out. Bang! This gives her an idea. They have a have a free and effortless method to make them stand out. She makes Nan Qing pinky swear that she will do the same thing as her tomorrow. This makes the eavesdropping director wonder what the free and effortless method is.
An actress comes crying and apologizing to Lian for delaying the shoot. Lian tells her some words that Manager Du thinks are too "romantic-comforting-earnest-gentle" for Lian’s style. Manager Du tells him that he is too earnest and gentle with everyone, even Gong Xi. Lian wonders if it is because he keeps recalling her when she was a child. Lian promises Manager Du that he will not be so careless any more. Lian looks in the mirror and says to himself that ever since he entered the entertainment industry, he has decided to say goodbye to his past.
Gong Xi’s free and effortless method is for her and Nan Qing to go to day 2 of the audition in their LME uniform. Nan Qing tells Gong Xi that even if she defeats the self-righteous woman, out of them two, only one of them can be chosen. Gong Xi tells her that it is okay as long as she gives it her all; if she loses to her she will have no regrets. Even though she will be sad that she failed, she won’t give up so easily.
So Fei Li Hwa, aka Miss Self-righteous, walks in with her teletubbies—a hired entourage to fawn over her. She goes into shock when she sees Gong Xi and Nan Qing in hot pink uniforms. Nan Qing finally stands up to Miss Self-righteous.
Meanwhile, the director is back and has decided to change the commercial to include two actors and the theme to friendship.
Miss Self-righteous has sent her teletubbies in to bribe the director, however the director shoos them all out. He tells the red teletubby to inform Fei Li Hwa that you cannot but talent with money. Miss Self-righteous gets annoyed that her plan has failed.
Nan Qing and Gong Xi are the last two to pick out their numbers. Gong Xi and Nan Qing picked out 3A and 3B.
The director arrives and is surprised when he sees what Gong’s free and effortless method is. Addressing all the girls at the audition, the director explains that they are going to use dramatic acting as a form of evaluation. People with the same number are partners. He further explains that there will be two people in this commercial and even though they are to work in pairs, they will be evaluated separately. With their partner, in 60 seconds, they are to have a simple and vigorous argument. The reason that they are fighting is because they have both fallen in love with the same guy. When Girl A goes to confess to him, she discovers that he likes Girl B but has hidden his affection. They are given 20 minutes to prepare.
Li Hwa files a complaint saying that Gong Xi and Nan Qing work in the same company and get to see each other every day. Now they are even in the same group, so who will be able to match up to their act? So to be fair, Gong Xi and Nan Qing shouldn’t be allowed to discuss how to act out the scene. Gong Xi starts to tell everyone that she and Nan Qing aren’t even friends.
To make things fair, the director allows everyone to re-pick their number. However, Nan Qing stands up and accepts the suggestion that she and Gong Xi don’t get to discuss how to act out their scene.
Li Hwa gets applauded for her act. The director realizes that Li Hwa really does have talent and wonders why she has to bribe people. He decides that if there is no one better, she will be Girl A of the commercial.
Nan Qing and Gong Xi go up for their performance. The seconds tick by and they don’t speak a word but stare at each other. Finally, Nan Qing slaps Gong Xi.
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