This post was originally published on April 17, 2013. I updated the post to include explanation contributed by one of our readers regarding some scenes. Thanks for the help, Tonyee!
I found 2 videos of this episode. I posted both for your convenience. The recap is based on the 1st video.
The beginning of Episode 6 is a repeat of the ending of Episode 5. Wu Kui and Ding Bang has arrived at Hero’s Cliff to ransom Master Yuan Tou. They are immediately surrounded by Dumb Wolf and his bandits. However, the bandits fail to produce Master Yuan Tou who has escaped his guards while the guards were busy stealing the quarry foreman’s money.
Ding Bang and Wu Kui become angry at the bandits for not keeping their side of the bargain. The bandits attack father and son. Wu Kui was able to block 2 attacks by Hua Lang and Feng Lang, but starts to weaken while parrying the 3rd attack by Dumb Wolf.
Wu Kui prepares to die when Wu Chuzi and his men blunder into the clearing where the fight is taking place. The bandits, thinking the police are there to capture them, attack Wu Chuzi and his men. While the bandits are busy fighting the police force, Wu Kui and his father escape.
During the encounter between the bandits and the police, Wu Chuzi accidentally hits Dumb Wolf with a bullet from his rifle.
Lei-er accidentally comes across Master Yuan Tou who is walking along groggily after he escaped from the cave where the bandits were holding him.
Lei-er takes Master Yuan Tou to her home. Once there, Master Yuan Tou falls asleep, but when he wakes up, the first person he sees is Grandma who is trying to determine if he is still alive.
Master Yuan Tou recognises Grandma as the woman whom he accidentally kissed a few years ago in that rundown building where he and Wu Kui took shelter during a storm when they were on their way to Fo Shan. Master Yuan Tou runs away once he recognizes Grandma.
It is night already, Wu Kui and his father are finally back in town after escaping from Hero’s Cliff. They reach their residence just as Master Yuan Tou arrives. Cue dramatic reunion of the 3 men. 😀
Father and son bring Master Yuan Tou to their home.
The 3 men sit down to dinner at the Xiao residence. Master Yuan Tou feels ashamed that he got caught by the bandits and caused the Xiaos to lose the ransom money. Ding Bang comforts him by saying that he got caught only because the bandits used drugs, hence his capture does not reflect on his martial arts skill. Ding Bang says that this is just what brothers do (help each other in time of need), and tells Master Yuan Tou not to dwell on it anymore.
Wu kui whispers his request to Master Yuan Tou to stay with them so that he can cover up for Wu Kui in case their lies get blown.
Ding Bang removes the food covers so they can start eating. He is surprised and ashamed when he sees such sorry offerings.
Aunt Gui is taking her revenge on the Xiao father and son for drugging her earlier so they could go to Hero’s Cliff. She regales Master Yuan Tou with their financial and business woes, to the discomfort of both Wu Kui and Ding Bang. She even takes out her abacus to compute how much the meal on the table costs. Ding Bang loses his patience with her and finally pushes her out of the dining room.
The next morning, Wu Kui goes to his Master’s room to bring him tea. The room is empty, but there is a letter on top of the table. Master Yuan Tou decided to leave. In his letter, Master Yuan Tou writes that he is ashamed that he got caught by the bandits and swore to seek revenge. But before that, he wants to repay the Xiaos for (attempting to) saving him by finding the best medicine for Wu Kui that will help him overcome his physical weakness and become a real kung fu master.
One month later….
Wu Kui is at a restaurant talking to the owner when Lei-er arrives. Lei-er is looking for work, but the waiter bars her from entering. The owner sees Lei-er and tries to shoo her away.
No one is willing to give Lei-er a job since they heard about the story of her chasing for the one cent that the quarry foreman owed her all the way to the bandits’ lair causing the foreman to lose all his money. People are saying that Lei-er will force people to their death for a mere one cent.
Wu Kui recognizes her, and tells the restaurant owner that Lei-er is his friend. Restaurant owner has no choice but to allow Lei-er in.
Wu Kui and Lei-er sit down. Lei-er is about to drink the tea left behind by the restaurant owner, but Wu Kui stops her, and serves her tea using a clean cup. Awww, he is so sweet.
Lei-er’s tummy rumbles from hunger. Wu Kui orders 3 large buns for her.
When the buns arrive, at first Lei-er didn’t want to eat (shy). Wu Kui distracts her by asking her questions, she answers him and starts eating a bun.
Later, Lei-er asks Wu Kui if she could take home the buns and Wu Kui says yes. She puts the buns in her bag, and was about to leave but Wu Kui stops her. Lei-er thought Wu Kui has changed his mind about giving her the buns, so she takes them out of her bag and puts them back on the plate.
However, Wu Kui gives her money and tells her to pay for the buns herself. She complies. The restaurant owner gets angry at Lei-er because she is paying only 2 cents when the buns cost 3 cents. Restaurant owner demands that Lei-er pay the 1 cent or else. Wu Kui intervenes and uses the townspeople’s comment on Lei-er about her hounding people to death for a mere 1 cent back onto the angry restaurant owner.
Restaurant owner feels ashamed of himself after the exchange. Lei-er have stars in her eyes while looking at Wu Kui. She feels grateful that someone spoke up for her.
Wu Kui arrives home as Aunt Gui is directing servants while they take out several household items to the courtyard. Outside the Xiao residence is a poster announcing that the family is looking for an additional servant to serve as Wu Kui’s personal servant. Lei-er sees the announcement and enters the courtyard to join other applicants.
First challenge: cleaning household items without breaking them. One applicant drops and breaks the vase assigned to her. Lei-er drops hers too, but didn’t break it, but when she returns to her seat she accidentally topples over and throws the vase up in the air. Wu Kui saves the vase before it falls on the ground. Aunt Gui tells Lei-er to stand facing the wall.
As one applicant is declared winner of that particular challenge, one can see that Wu Kui is not impressed. He is very partial to Lei-er. They are so cute! 😀
Next challenge: play a musical instrument to entertain the master. Wu Kui convinces his aunt to let Lei-er play. Remember when Wu Kui, Lei-er and Moya were stranded in the woods after Wu Kui saved Moya from the bandits? Lei-er entertained Wu Kui and Moya by making music using a leaf. So, Wu Kui knows that Lei-er will excel in this challenge. Which she did, Aunt Gui is impressed. Wu Kui is so proud of Lei-er. 😀
Third challenge: Aunt Gui says that a perfect maid must be able to guess her master’s wishes from a mere gesture or look. Wu Kui puts out his hand. One applicant offers him tea, while Lei-er tries to read his palm.
Wu Kui tries to make things easy for Lei-er. He gives her a clue by rubbing his feet together. The foot gesture is supposed to be asking the maid to wash his feet. However, Lei-er interprets this to mean that Wu Kui wants his feet to be tickled since that is what she and Grandma would do.
Aunt Gui wants to disqualify Lei-er, but Wu Kui convinces her that he really wanted his feet to be tickled. (Awww, he is so sweet.) Who can resist Wu Kui when he so charmingly begs you? Aunt Gui relents, so Lei-er gets the job. 😀
Lei-er goes home to share the good news with Grandma. Grandma asks if Lei-er knows how to be a maid. Lei-er answers no. Grandma says she doesn’t know how to be one either. However, Grandma had experience serving Grandpa, so she proceeds to describe how she served Grandpa when he was alive, basically all lovely husband and wife things. 😀
Lei-er goes to Moya’s residence and shares the good news with Moya’s maid that she has been hired as maid at the Xiao residence. Lei-er asks Moya’s maid to teach her how to please her new master. Moya’s maid teaches Lei-er phrases to please her masters, but the phrases she taught Lei-er are overblown and archaic. These words might work on people like Moya’s father, but not on modern-thinking Wu Kui. That night Lei-er practices the phrases over and over again.
The next day when Lei-er arrives at the Xiao residence the first person she sees is Aunt Gui. Lei-er tries the archaic phrases on Aunt Gui. It seems to have worked because Aunt Gui is flattered at Lei-er’s words.
Lei-er goes to Wu Kui’s office and uses the same archaic phrases with him. However, Lei-er uses the words in all the wrong context, praising Wu Kui using phrases that are used only on women. 😀 hilarity ensues
Lei-er tells Wu Kui “you look so handsome when you are smiling, so handsome, so handsome!” in a rather fangirlish way. I agree with Lei-er 100%. 😀
Lei-er tells Wu Kui that since he is her master, if he is happy, then she is happy too. Wu Kui tells Lei-er to stop thinking of herself as servant/slave. He tells her that the 2 of them are equal, that everyone is born equal and no one is above another. Lei-er says that she does not really understand what he is saying, nevertheless she thinks Wu Kui is right. Wu Kui couldn’t help but smile at Lei-er’s reply.
The townspeople visit the police barracks to present their reward to Wu Chuzi and his men for routing the bandits. They get a sign for the police barracks. The policemen are not that happy with the reward because they prefer monetary reward for their efforts.
Fangirl mode first: Jo Hyun Jae is so boyishly handsome in this drama. And his eyes, they seem to be twinkling all the time. 😀
I love Wu Kui. He is so sweet and so kind-hearted. He may be well-off, educated and good-looking but he does not judge people based on their social standing or educational attainment or looks. I also like that he corrects social injustices whenever and wherever he encounters it. The only blot in his character, a big one at that, is his lying to his family about his martial arts prowess.
I also like Lei-er. She may be materially poor, but her values are intact. Her sense of right and wrong is very strong and uncompromising. It is just that the loudness of the character sometimes grates on my nerves.