Monday, November 28, 2022

Kung Fu - Rescue

The main storyline of "Rescue" involves Nicky (Olivia Liang) convincing Henry (Eddie Liu) to help in a dangerous and desperate mission to help save Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) by sending Nicky into the undead spirit realm to fight off the Harvester who is collecting the souls of the fallen and feeding them to Xiao. Although unsuccessful, the storyline does allow the audience to learn a secret about Nicky's boyfiend, foreshadowing new romantic challenges for Nicky in the future, and allow for the return of Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) to the land of the living (this time as an ally for Nicky). While the reveal might be the bigger moment for this episode, moving forward, I'm most interested in seeing how Zhilan adapts back to the land of the living and what role she will find for herself moving forward.

The Chens get multiple B-stories here with Althea (Shannon Dang) helping an old friend recover stolen money while flexing her muscles in her new career, Jin (Tzi Ma) making a change in his role in local politics, and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) having to face an impossible decision to either fire Sebastian (JB Tadena) or face repercussions from her backers which could ultimately cost her the restaurant. All three B-stories play into ongoing season and character arcs with Althea proving herself, Jin standing up for the community in a new way and Sebastian's departure playing on corporate oversight and creating turmoil within the Chen family.

  • Title: Kung Fu - Rescue
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