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"Dao Ming Si! I don't care what other people think, but I want you to believe me! This is only a misunderstanding! You have to believe me!"
Shan Cai begs Si to believe her

Episode 5 (第5集), also titled "Chapter Five" (Chapter 伍), of Meteor Garden aired on May 10, 2001 on the free-to-air channel, CTS. It was followed by episode six on May 17. The episode features a guest appearance by a foreign actor, named Peter, as Thomas.

Now that everyone thinks Dong Shan Cai and Dao Ming Si are dating, she is being treated a lot nicer by her classmates. Unfortunately, photos of her and a foreigner are spread around school. Si does not believe Shan Cai at first.


Everyone at Ying De Academy thinks Dong Shan Cai and Dao Ming Si are dating after photos of them are posted on the notice board. Bai He and Qian Hui decide to eat lunch with her and treat Li Zhen like she is the hanger-on. The girls then invite her to go dancing. Shan Cai and Li Zhen feel uncomfortable and sit by themselves instead of dancing. She notices the DJ, named Thomas, who reminds her of Lei after he does a handstand. They are soon joined by Chen Qing He. After playing truth or dare, Shan Cai asks Qing He to take the seemingly intoxicated Li Zhen home. At the end of the night, Thomas finds Shan Cai passed out and alone. He decides to take her to a hotel since she cannot tell him her address.

Shan Cai wakes up in the morning with little memory of the previous night. At school, she finds Si waiting for her. He then treats her to lunch. Xi Men comments on how "gentle" Si is being with Shan Cai, but Mei Zuo warns her that Si is "very possessive." She starts to worry about what will happen if he finds out about last night. Shan Cai goes to the bathroom and meets Qing He, who gives her a letter from Thomas. After reading it, she shakes off Si and heads to meet him. Thomas reveals that nothing happened and returns her ID. Si then walks up. Shan Cai distracts him so Thomas can leave. Si becomes angry with her, but receives a shock when Shan Cai states that she is not his girlfriend.

Si gains hope that Shan Cai may like him after all, when he hears Xi Men saying "Girls don't mean what they say." He does a dance by himself to celebrate. Meanwhile, Qian Hui shows Bai He a photograph she received in her mailbox. The next day, photos of Shan Cai going into the hotel with Thomas appear on the notice board. Shan Cai goes home early, but resolves to face the consequences in the morning. The next day, students take Shan Cai's motorbike. Si attempts to step in, but Qian Hui shows him the photos. Shan Cai begs Si to believe her, but he feels betrayed and leaves. Shan Cai and Qing He are badly hurt while trying to save her motorbike. Li Zhen takes her home, where she helps Shan Cai lie to her mother.

That night, Si drowns his sorrows in alcohol. He wanders off as Xi Men and Mei Zuo are wondering what to do with him. Near Shan Cai's house, Si meets Li Zhen and, mistaking her for Shan Cai, kisses her. Li Zhen brings Si to a hotel. When he wakes up, she reveals her feelings for Si though she knows he only loves Shan Cai. He pushes her away and leaves. At school, Shan Cai is being beaten up by several male students. Si shows up and hits her attackers. He then holds her as he says that he believes her. She starts to cry. Si carries her to his car and brings her to his house. Shan Cai takes a bath while contemplating Si's actions. After treating her wounds, Si confesses his feelings for her. They then kiss.

In the morning, Shan Cai has breakfast at Si's and his butler presents her with a new scooter. She rushes to school after the butler reveals that Si had left early after talking about "revenge." Shan Cai stops Si from torturing everyone who had hurt her, including Qian Hui who swears she did not post the photos. Back at home, Shan Cai finds her mother celebrating her supposed marriage. She informs her that nothing happened with Si. The next day, he gifts her a cellphone and tells her to come to him whenever he calls. She later finds that several brand new appliances and pieces of furniture have been delivered to her house, courtesy of Si. He then calls her at that moment and orders her to come and meet him.

Cast and characters[]

Character Actor Notes
Bai He Belinda Cheng
Chen Qing He Edward Ou
Dao Ming Si Jerry Yan
Dong Shan Cai Barbie Hsu
Li Zhen Ann Yeh
Mei Zuo Vanness Wu
Qian Hui Zhang Ruo Zhen
Shan Cai's mother Wang Yue
Xi Men Ken Chu


Guest roles


Chapters covered:
Arc: Sakurako
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • Episode five condenses the events of the "Sakurako Story Arc" from chapters twenty-three to thirty-one.
  • Thomas does a handstand on the dance floor, triggering a flashback of Lei from episode one for Shan Cai.
  • Shan Cai reveals that he allowance is 3000 New Taiwan dollars.
  • Qian Hui comments that a bartender looks like Si, possibly a reference to Ya Men.
  • Shan Cai has a fantasy sequence, in which she imagines herself wearing a dunce cap and holding a sign as Bai He and Qian Hui laugh at her.
  • Si reveals that he studied aboard in Switzerland and learned how to speak a little German, French, and Italian there.

See also: Meteor Garden (2001 drama)/Filming locations

Benny cutting Xi Men's hair

  • Benny, the hair stylist for the series, has a cameo as herself.[2][3]

  • Mei Zuo teasingly sings "She" to Si as Shan Cai approaches.
  • Shan Cai wears a shirt featuring the Playboy Bunny logo.

  • References[]

    See also[]

    Meteor Garden (2001-2002)
    Meteor Garden episodes (2001)

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19

    Meteor Rain episodes (2001)

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4

    Meteor Garden II episodes (2002)

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
    20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31


    Meteor Garden Original Soundtrack | Meteor Garden II Original Soundtrack | Meteor Rain (album)
    "Jue Bu Neng Shi Qu Ni" | "Here We Are" | "Liu Xing Yu" | "Ni Bu Ai Wo Ai Shui" | "Ni Yao De Ai"
    "Qing Fei De Yi" | "Yan Huo De Ji Jie"


    Meteor Garden Photo Album | Meteor Garden (novels)
    Meteor Garden F4 Music Party | Meteor in Barcelona


    Meteor Garden F4 Music Party Concert | Meteor Garden and F4 World Exhibit

    Related pages

    Filming locations | Gallery | Home media | International broadcast and release | Promotion

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