The success of Tiger Cubs resulted in another installment. However, compared to the first one, I feel this one lacked many things. Also, the ending was just horrible.
Jessica Hsuan did not reprise her role as Madam Chong due to contracting issues. At one point, I even thought they would not make a sequel since the rest of the cast stayed the same. Anyhow, she “went to London for training” and then called for a breakup with Chin Sir.
Instead, Linda Chung stepped in Madam Chung, in other words, as female lead. An undercover cop who went missing for a year, she returns when she is called into the Supreme Court by a terrorist attack. She is not only physically scarred as an undercover, but mentally and psychologically as well. Through multiple tests, she becomes a CIB agent, although she continues to secretly take medicine to stabilize herself.
At first, her motive is not clear. Later, we find out that she was betrayed, resulting in her to be placed into a bag and thrown in the waters, spinning several times in a large fan, leaving her arms covered with scars. As the cases progressed, she slowly uncovers the truth. It is none other than her former head, Poon Sir, played by Timmy Hung. It turns out Poon Sir killed someone when he was an undercover and was blackmailed, thus when he returned, he became an undercover for the triads.
Chin Sir was almost a guardian angel for her, often stepping in when she needed help. In the final case, and also the final operation for Chin Sir, Madam Chung is kidnapped by a CIA agent-turned terrorist Agent Kim, played by Nancy Wu. Madam Chung is tied up to a rope, and held high in the air, but when Chin Sir ties Agent Kim to the other end of the rope to free Madam Chung, she purposely cuts the rope and falls onto a button, triggering a bomb to explode. Chin Sir escapes with Madam Chung in his arms, but this ultimately leads him to lose the physical ability to use both his legs.
For this point, I understand that if they were really in love, then this would have been seen as a sacrifice and symbol of love. But, at the time, and even at the end of the series, the relationship between Chin Sir and Madam Chung remains unclear. Therefore, this was unnecessary.
Oscar Leung’s role of Sniper Chong is put to a test when he shoots his good friend, an ex-SDU member. He questions his job as a sniper. Why must he kill others? Is it really necessary? He transfers to the CIB department. At the same time, his girlfriend, Wai Wai, played by Christine Kuo decides to change occupations: from a flight attendant to a police officer. She is caught in a gunfire while walking the beat. Sniper Chong is traumatized, but more determined to take revenge and therefore transfers back to the SDU. Wai Wai is pronounced braindead, and can only be sustained through the machines. So at the end, she dies too.
For this point, why keep a character and then write them off to die at the very end.
The other main couple from the first installment, Sniper Yu, played by Him Law and Madam So, played by Mandy Wong, have a happy ending. This is after some obstacles. Madam So becomes a SDU member, perhaps the only female in the group. Laurine, played by Grace Wong, comes back and tries to seduce and win Sniper Yu multiple times. Thankfully, Sniper Yu rejects her. During an operation, Madam So suffers a miscarriage, as she did not know she was pregnant. And at the end, they marry. And Laurine becomes a wedding planner, and guess what, Madam So needed one, for their wedding, so they become good friends. LAME!
And the most unnecessary element of this installment? The tension within Team A of the SDU halfway through the series when the younger generation suspects Chin Sir of not backing them up. This tension wasted a lot of screen time.