Jia Nan brings Feng Ping to the movie premiere. A new gossip article about Feng Ping spreads. Lu Qiao comes across vital information through unsavory methods. Jun Hao makes an unpleasant discovery.
Jia Nan tries to learn more about Feng Ping’s past relationship with Yue Sheng. Jun Hao meets an intriguing young woman. Gary pressures Yue Sheng about securing funding.
This is a long recap again—brace yourself!
Jia Nan and Ming Xuan are upset after the revelation, and Lu Qiao takes advantage of the opportunity to plant seeds of doubt.
(I’m relieved that this is a short recap for once; there’s very little of Feng Ping in this episode and not as much dialogue as past episodes.)
Based on the novel by Mo Bao Fei Bao, Go Go Squid! is about a Computer Science grad student and a driven esports professional. It just began airing and will be 41 episodes in total, concluding on July 31. You can watch it with English subtitles on Viki.
Go Go Squid! stars Li Xian and Yang Zi, with a special appearance by Hu Yi Tian of A Love So Beautiful fame. Li Xian previously caught my eye playing a Special Forces member in last year’s Only Side by Side with You, so I’m really excited to see him in a leading role. As for Yang Zi, I found her character in Ode to Joy so annoying, and then her character in Ashes of Love too simple and naive. From what I’ve seen from trailers and the first episode, her character in Go Go Squid! is also that sort of character, but I remain optimistic.
This first episode introduces a lot of characters, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes!
Jia Nan continues to try to get out of his father’s assignment. Ecstatic that their relationship is progressing, Ming Xuan invites Yue Sheng to her graduation party. Meanwhile, Lu Qiao finds the perfect opportunity to use what she’s found against Feng Ping.
Yue Sheng seeks an answer regarding past events, but is unsatisfied with Feng Ping’s answer. A Jiu confronts Feng Ping with the photo he found. Jia Nan and Feng Ping spend some quality time together.
Jia Nan works hard to pass Feng Ping’s ‘test’. Feng Ping makes a decision that not everyone is pleased by, and Ming Xuan makes it her mission to educate Feng Ping on manners and style. Jia Nan’s father makes a major announcement at the board meeting.
Writing these recaps reminds me how eventful these episodes are, and I’m most excited that a new character makes their first appearance.
Xia Mo tells reporters about Feng Ping’s multiple jobs, resulting in negative comments about her online. Jia Nan’s father arrives suddenly to deal with his son personally. Despite his engagement, Lu Qiao hasn’t given up on Jia Nan so he comes up with another plan.
(Sorry, this recap is fairly long! There’s a lot of dialogue and I included most of it in case the English subtitles on YouTube are unclear.)
Feng Ping and Yue Sheng meet, but are interrupted by Ming Xuan. Jia Nan deflects both Hao Yun and Lu Qiao with one impulsive action that he immediately regrets the morning after. Jun Hao and his father worry about Feng Ping.
This is definitely the most eventful episode so far.
Lu Qiao joins Bei Chen Group, to Hao Yun and Jia Nan’s surprise. Jia Nan looks for Feng Ping but ends up running into her and Er Yang while at dinner with Lu Qiao. Yue Sheng reminisces about his relationship with Feng Ping three years ago.