Episode 6 Recap of Sealed with a Kiss
When Housekeeper Ding comes to take away Shaoqian’s dinner plates, he asks if Lao Ma went to see Tong Xue at the hospital yet. She replies that Lao Ma went, but when he bumped into Tong Xue’s coworker, he left without seeing her to avoid arousing suspicion. She goes on to tell Mo Shaoqian that Dr. Gu said that Tong Xue is recovering well and she should be able to leave the hospital. She then proceeds to ask Mo Shaoqian when they should go pick up Tong Xue from the hospital, but he just coldly answers, “Let her stay there till her heart’s content.” Shaoqian’s assistant, Wenlong, calls Shaoqian and reports that the person who hired a private investigator to trail Yueying was his brother-in-law, Mu Zhenfei.
At the riverbank, Mu Zhenfei's private investigator reports to him something strange that he noticed when he trailed Liu Yueying. While he trailed Yueying to the hospital, he discovered that Mo Shaoqian's chauffeur immediately rushed to leave when he saw her, seemingly trying to avoid a direct confrontation.
After Wenlong informed Shaoqian that it was Mu Zhenfei who hired someone to follow Yueying, Shaoqian purposely goes to pay Zhenfei a visit at his new house to find out how much his brother-in-law actually knows about the existence of Tong Xue and her secret identity as his mistress. When Zhenfei sees Shaoqian waiting at his front door, he curiously asks Shaoqian how he managed to find his new address. Shaoqian jokingly replies, "I hired someone to investigate you." LOL.
Zhenfei gives Shaoqian a tour of his new home and they have quite an interesting, but intense conversation about Yueying and Tong Xue. Zhenfei makes several hints to Shaoqian that he knows one of the girls is on quite "intimate" terms with his brother-in-law. At this point, Zhenfei still assumes Yueying is the secret mistress that Shaoqian is trying to hide from his sister. Both men try to dig more information about the other and confirm their own conjecture. Yet they both refuse to have a direct discussion about the existence of the secret mistress and end up with a dialogue full of subtle wordplay.
Despite having a wonderful time hanging out with Jiang Yun at the hospital, Tong Xue finally has to leave when Lao Ma and Housekeeper Ding come to pick her up at Shaoqian's order. Once home, she sees Shaoqian sitting on her bed and looking at her jewelry box, which contains all the gemstones/jewelry that he gave her over the years. Shaoqian asks why she never wears them. Tong Xue answers that she's only a white collar worker who doesn't earn much, so she does not want to draw attention upon herself with these expensive jewels. He then slyly informs Tong Xue they'll be going out for dinner tonight, so she'll have an opportunity wear them now.
Once Tong Xue arrives at the restaurant, she realizes that there will be a "special" guest joining them for dinner. She comments that Mo Shaoqian never takes her out to see any of his friends before. When Tong Xue sees Mu Zhenfei waiting at their table, she is shocked to speechlessness while he's equally surprised. The mastermind behind this "arranged" dinner proceeds to act coolly and doesn't even bother with the usual formalities and give an introduction. Throughout dinner, a strong undercurrent of hostility permeates between Mu Zhenfei and Mo Shaoqian despite their seemingly cordial conversation. The two men casually argue back and forth about Zhenfei coming back to Distal Group to work. Sandwiched between these two men, Tong Xue keenly feels the tension and the embarrassment of her situation. She remains completely silent and only opens her mouth to ask Mo Shaoqian's permission to use the restroom. Even such a simple request is only met with a cold stare from Mo Shaoqian, who then just chooses to ignore her.
Mo Shaoqian uses no words to stake his claim on Tong Xue. His actions speak much louder than words and make it absolutely clear to Mu Zhenfei that Tong Xue is "off-limits." Blatantly right before Zhenfei's eyes, Shaoqian would gently stroke Tong Xue's face, brush her hair aside, and intimately touch her collarbone with his fingers before playing with her pendant. Mo Shaoqian's intimate gestures causes Tong Xue to recoil even further in discomfort.
Despite the hostile vibes emitting from the two men at her table, Tong Xue remains oblivous of the two men's relationship until Zhenfei calls Mo Shaoqian "Jiefu" or "Brother-in-law." This revelation shook her more than anything that night. Before they went their separate ways, Tong Xue begs Mu Zhenfei to keep her hidden identity as a Mo Shaoqian's mistress from Yueying. He takes pity in her and agrees.
During their car ride back home, both Tong Xue and Mo Shaoqian are both absorbed in their own thoughts and do speak to each other. Once home, Shaoqian immediately heads to his room with Tong Xue following closely behind him. He tells her that she doesn't need to come to his bedroom that night, so she can go back to her own room. It's pretty much a direct announcement to Tong Xue that she doesn't need to perform her mistress' duty that night since he's in no mood to bed her after the Mu Zhenfei's fiasco. Tong Xue apologizes for mistakenly befriending his wife's brother and promises never to commit such a mistake again. Shaoqian coldly replies that he has no intention to help her correct such a stupid mistake a second time.
Early next morning, Mo Shaoqian seems to have recovered from his foul mood from last night. Tong Xue then takes the courage to ask him if she can go to to work. He only consents if she'll come home immediately after work. Against her doctor's wishes, Jiang Yun leaves the hospital to figure out some things. She goes to the cafe where Mo Shaoqian loves to visit and relax. There, Jiang Yun recalls an incident long ago when she and her ex-husband had a bitter argument about getting a divorce. Mo Shaoqian overheard their conversation and then ran off in anger.