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Fortuneteller: "Unfortunate things happen whenever you're with him. If you want to be happy, I suggest you break up with him fast."
Shan Cai: "Is she referring to Dao Ming Si?"
Shan Cai receives a prediction from a fortuneteller

Episode 8 (第8集), also titled "Chapter Eight" (Chapter 捌), is the eight episode of the Taiwanese drama, Meteor Garden. It first aired on May 31, 2001 on CTS. The episode was preceded by episode seven on May 24. Lin Zu En guest starred in this episode.

Dao Ming Si makes a surprise return from New York. Later, Shan Cai father borrows one million from a loan shark and she asks Si for a loan. Shan Cai gets a second job, with the help of her new friend Xiao Shun, to repay Si.

Plot[]

Dao Ming Si arrives back from New York and heads straight to Dong Shan Cai's place. Her mother runs into them outside and insists that he spends the night to recover from his jet lag. Shan Cai's parents prepare a bed for them to share, while they sleep on the balcony. Si asks Shan Cai how she felt while he was away, but she does not answer. In the morning, she accompanies him to a store to buy clothes. Annoyed at the prices, Shan Cai refuses to say that he looks good. They then head to school, where Si happily reunites with the F4. Later, when she comes home, Shan Cai finds the place in disarray. Her mother reveals that her father has borrowed one million dollars from a loan shark.

Feeling she has no other options, Shan Cai asks Si for a loan. She promises to pay him back over time, but Si says that she can repay him in full by meeting him next Saturday. That Saturday, Shan Cai's neighbor asks to watch her child, Wang Xiao Long. Shan Cai reluctantly agrees and brings him along to see Si. He becomes irritated and actually argues with the child. The three of them end up going to the zoo together. Si carries Xiao Long on his shoulder and everyone is now enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, on their way home, Shan Cai asks "Why are you still so kind to me?" Annoyed, Si calls her "stupid" and then hands her Xiao Long, before storming off. Shan Cai tells Xiao Long to not become like Si.

The following day at work, Shan Cai is discussing getting a second job with Xiao You, when a customer tells her that he is a modelling scout and gives her his card. Xiao You encourages her to try out. After work, they meet a fortuneteller on the street. She makes a fortune Shan Cai seems to think is about Si. Xiao You tells her to ignore her. Later, Shan Cai goes to the modelling tryout. She attempts to leave after they ask her to take her clothes off. A delivery guy, Xiao Shun, walks in as they are holding her down. He helps her escape. Once outside, he calls her stupid for falling for an obvious trap. Shan Cai yells back at him and explains her situation when she has calmed down.

Xiao Shun helps Shan Cai obtain a second job at the fast food business where he works. Her first day is going well until Si comes by after they have closed. He twists Xiao Shun's neck and then accuses Shan Cai of "flit[ing] from one guy to another." Thinking of the fortuneteller's words, she tells Si to "stay away from [her]." The following day, Xi Men and Mei Zuo advise Si on what to say to Shan Cai. He, however, wonders why he has to apologize. Lei warns him that she may "never speak to [him] again" if does not do so. She walks by with Chen Qing He and ignores Si. When Lei asks her to speak to him, she refuses. That night, Shan Cai goes to work and Xiao Shun shows up despite having to wear a neck brace.

While leaving work with Xiao Shun, Shan Cai spots Si, Mei Zuo, and Xi Men outside. Xi Men and Mei Zuo continue trying to persuade him to apologize, but he still insists that he has done nothing wrong. When Xi Men and Mei Zuo disparage Shan Cai's looks, Xiao Shun calls them names. Shan Cai drags him away before they are seen. The next day, Xiao Shun takes Shan Cai to a photo shoot. Afterwards, Shan Cai sees the same fortuneteller. She walks away convinced of her accuracy, but does not see her being taken away by two nurses. Xiao Shun meets Shan Cai later to show her the magazine. An angry Si confronts them. Xiao Shun seemingly provokes Si until Shan Cai admits that she wishes to be free of the F4.

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
Hua Ze Lei Vic Chou
Mei Zuo Vanness Wu
Qian Hui Zhang Ruo Zhen
Shan Cai's father Dong Zhi Cheng
Shan Cai's mother Wang Yue
Xi Men Ken Chu
Xiao You Rainie Yang

Other

Guest roles

Notes[]

Chapters covered:
53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60,
64, 74, 75, 76, 83, 84,
85, 86, 87, 88

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Shan Cai and Xiao Long outside the zoo

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

  • Si goes shopping at the Lagerfeld Boutique, a store related to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
  • Xiao Long wears a T-shirt featuring the popular character, Winnie the Pooh.
  • Shan Cai obtains a job at the fast food chain, Burger King.
  • Shan Cai's father compares the supposed marriage of his daughter to that of then-Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, whose daughter got engaged in July 2001.[2]

  • 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

    Music

    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"

    Books

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

    Events

    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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