Over Run Over is déjà vu, but one thing leads to another and the outcome is always different. With each time travel, more unknown secrets are revealed about the people around her. A time traveling drama, but a new concept in the way that it depicts everything happens for a reason and the past cannot be changed.
On April 3rd, Ling San Fung (Tracy Chu) sees that her father Ling Hoi (Law Lok Lam) has accidentally died in the midst of fire between the police force and four armed men. While driving home, a tree falls down on her car and she points and yells to the sky, asking why she has been played. Suddenly a portal opens and she discovers she has the capability to time-travel back to April 1st. Thinking she knows everything that is bound to happen within the two days, she goes on a mission to save her father. But, she later realizes there is a butterfly effect to everything meaning one thing contributes to another and therefore the outcome is completely different.
On the FIRST time travel, Fung persuades her parents to take a China tour, thinking they would be away for a few days. But, her father comes back unexpectedly to bail one of his ex-students. When Ling Hoi gets into an argument, he ends up at the police station. Thinking they can hold him for 48 hours, Fung breathes relief, but the next morning, on April 3rd, her father has been bailed and goes back home. Ling Hoi is captured by the four armed men once again and placed in the back of the car trunk. After the gun shooting between the police and the men, Fung discovers her father in the back of the car trunk, dead. And to make matters worst, Fung had fired the bullets that led to her father’s death.
On the SECOND time travel, Fung tries to persuade her parents to take a trip to Taiwan, but her father refuses. While following Ditch (Vincent Wong), the sneaky village chief, she discovers her brother Ling San Gwong (Clayton Li) is in a fake marriage with a prostitute to earn some money. Sensing her recent anxiety, her boyfriend and also police sergeant, Kwok Sheung Ching (Benjamin Yuen) tells his fellow co-workers to hold her at the police station when she ends up in there after tying up Ditch and asking him for information on the four men. This time, her father escapes death, but Fung is held captive by the four men, locked in the trunk of their car. During the shooting, a car tire shields her from any injuries. Thinking she is ready to move on with the future, she receives a call that Tim (Hugo Wong) was killed on his way home. Suspecting he is the only one of the four who escaped death earlier, she time travels again to save Tim.
On the THIRD time travel, while trailing behind the four men, she is knocked out. Fellow police officer Wai Ye (Pal Sinn), who is known for his unenthusiastic work ethics rescues Fung. After getting news that ex-girlfriend Joyce (Christine Kuo) is back and has a meetup with tricky businessman Ivan Lee, Ditch meets with her at the hotel. It is revealed here that two years ago, Ditch left her to take responsibility of a client’s failed investments. Fung had instructed her reporter friend Crystal (Zoie Tam) to keep track of Ditch. While at the hotel, Fung also discovers Ho Chin Cheung (Vincent Lam) there. But, she is pushed into a sauna room before she can notify anyone. From there, they try to bury her alive in the woods. As the police force is trying to find her whereabouts, they receive anonymous texts in regards to her location. They find her in time and she suspects the anonymous person is an undercover cop. She also discovers Wai Ye’s wife is battling terminal cancer and therefore the reason why he leaves on the dot after work. Tim’s girlfriend Suki (Kathy Sung) has depression and is the cause to Tim’s injuries and possibly his death during the second time travel. She receives another anonymous call from the undercover cop, and hearing that he/she has been caught, she time travels again.
On the FOURTH time time, Fung is on the lookout for the undercover cop, in hopes she can notify him of possible danger. She and Crystal start to get close to Ho Chin Cheung’s men and the three following Ditch. At the hotel, Ditch leaves prior to the scheduled time to stop Joyce from sleeping with Ivan Lee, all witnessed by Fung. Crystal is in a mess after Ditch leaves his three followers and they go separate ways. While riding the elevator up, she encounters Ho Chin Cheung, and he orders someone to knock her out. The undercover notifies Fung via anonymous calling. While borrowing a CD from good friend Ho Siu Mei (Moon Lau), the younger sister of Ho Chin Cheung, Crystal hides inside the closet and thinks Master (Jack Hui) is the undercover. During the narcotics exchange, it is revealed that Master actually was going to betray Ho Chin Cheung. It is also revealed that Crystal and Kwok Sheung Ching has a one-night stand prior to him dating Fung, which Fung does not know about. Fung tries to find the real undercover by finding them at the pub afterwards, to discover Shau Kei (Hoi Yeung) is the undercover. While in a car monitoring a phone Shau Kei had placed a tracker in, they discover that Ho Chin Cheung had invited a friend to point out who the undercover cop is and was throwing him into the water. Knowing the undercover has risked his life to gather evidence of Ho Chin Cheung’s illegal activities, Fung is determined to find who the other undercover is.
On the FIFTH time travel, Fung lets Shau Kei know she knows he is an undercover cop immediately and requests for him to find the other undercover through a device that could detect other eavesdropping devices. It turns out Ditch was forced to be an informant for ICAC, otherwise they would press charges for his illegal financial activities. Ditch stops Joyce from sleeping with Ivan Lee at the hotel room. Fung instructs Shau Kei and Ditch to follow Ho Chin Cheung closely to find who the mole in the police force is. They see a man taking a takeout order that Ho Chin Cheung had left at a café. Thinking they must be connected, Fung chases after him, only to find it is a sandwich in the bag. Because Fung and Ching’s team were chasing after the mysterious man, Wai Ye’s could not inform his wife not to change the light bulb, resulting in her death. On April 3rd, Ho Chin Cheung once again tells his friend to point out the betrayer. They dump Ditch in the ocean, to be saved by Shau Kei. Ditch returns to question Fung and she tells him about her time-travelling capability. This time, Ditch reaches the time portal at 12 midnight.
On the SIXTH time travel, the plan is to find who the mole in the police force is. Ditch immediately goes to seek Ivan Lee, threatening him to stay away from Joyce, or else he will reveal his illegal financial whereabouts to ICAC. He gives Joyce a check as compensation, money he had earned from knowing the stocks from two days ahead. He sets up a whole scene to point out Master for wanting to betray Ho Chin Cheung. He hires people to set up a photography session with Ho Siu Mei so that Master can hold her hostage at the site and Ditch can save her, earning Ho Chin Cheung’s trust. But actually, he wants to take Ho Chin Cheung’s seat in the village council. Crystal wants to get the latest gossip and inside news of Ho Chin Cheung and wants to team up with Ditch. The original plan was for Ditch to move the narcotics elsewhere, as instructed by Ho Chin Cheung and then be stopped by the roadblock set up by Fung. But after knowing Crystal would die if anything was wrong with the narcotics, Ditch avoids the roadblock. During the car chase, Shau Kei jumps from the car and Wai Ye suffers minor injuries. Crystal jumps into the ocean from Ho Chin Cheung’s yacht, escaping death. When Ching goes to find Crystal at night, they have another one-night stand. Ditch wants to travel back in time again, knowing he can make a lot of money under Ho Chin Cheung. He knocks out Fung, who is reluctant to time-travel again, but receives a video message from her brother Gwong, who is badly injured from an explosion. Ditch carries Fung to the time portal again at midnight.
On the SEVENTH time travel, Ditch and his guys anger Hong (Nicholas Yuen), having almost burned down his grandmother’s home after he refused to give up their property. It turns out Hong is Gwong’s friend and together, they planned to construct a bomb. When Fung discovers her brother Gwong looking up how to make a bomb, their mother Yin (Rosanne Lui) is the first to stand up for Gwong. Fung overhears her parents saying that Yin was pregnant with Fung prior to marrying him and thus Yin spoils Gwong because she feels if it was not for her pregnancy, she would have been together with her ex-boyfriend Chau Bing Yan (Parkman Wong). Yin meets with the successful Chau Bing Yan by the lake, but Ling Hoi sees them together and thinks his wife is having an extramarital affair. The next day, as Ditch is trying to patch things with Hong, Ditch is accused of assaulting Hong’s grandmother. To prevent him from stirring any other problems, Fung interferes when Ching tries to arrest Ditch, angering Ching. Wai Ye speaks on the phone with Ho Chin Cheung, saying he will help him since he helped pay for a new apartment so Wai Ye’s wife Fung Zi Cheng (Rebecca Zhu) can live more comfortably. They rush to the BBQ site where the bomb had exploded during the last time travel. Fung injures herself while trying to stop the bomb from exploding. She is forced to take sick leave and cannot set a road block, as she and Ditch had originally planned. Instead, she asks Ching to help her, without telling her a reason why. Just before Ditch’s car reaches the roadblock, with the narcotics in the trunk, the EU team receives a call that the villagers heard guns firing, which turned out to be just firecrackers. This gave Song Q (Ho Chun Hin) enough time to hide. Ditch purposely angers Ching, who punches him and they end up at the police station. Crystal comforts Ching, who suspects something is going on between his girlfriend Fung and Ditch, meanwhile Fung kisses Ditch at the warehouse they were meeting in when Song Q stumbles in. When a drunk Ling Hoi goes to find Chau Bing Yan, he accidentally injures him, but Ling Hoi himself is knocked out unconscious. When he wakes up, he is notified that he is a suspect for the murder of Chau Bing Yan. With her father possibly ending up in jail and his future boss dead, both Fung and Ditch scramble to travel back once again.
On the EIGHTH time travel, Fung tries to prevent her parents from arguing. She tells Ho Chin Mei to meet with Chau Bing Yan (Parkman Wong), purposely saying things to anger him so that her mother will see that he is physically abusive. When the two ex-lovers do meet, they are only friends who have not seen each other in a while. Ditch receives a call from loan sharks that his mother has once again gambled too much. He goes to find her at the casino and ends up gambling himself, losing to only the underwear he is wearing. Fung sees the filial side of him and realize both had to give up their education because one of their parents lost a huge sum of money to gambling and high-risk investments. Ditch sees Wai Ye meeting with Ho Chin Cheung, concluding that he is the mole in the police force, but Fung is reluctant to accept this. Ditch sneaks into Wai Ye’s apartment and notices his laptop, constantly monitoring Fung’s phone. Crystal also finds an excuse to help Fung check on Wai Ye’s apartment. Ching proposes to Fung and she accepts, all which Crystal witnesses. She drinks herself drunk and catches the eye of Ho Chin Cheung. She tempts him and then accuses him or harassing her afterwards, sparking Ching to save her. Ditch sees them kissing on the streets. Wai Ye purchases a new flat so his wife can have a more comfortable home, to which Fung and Ditch suspect it is from the help of Ho Chin Cheung. On the day Song Q (Ho Chun Hin) is transported back to the main police station for his hearing, he falls off the building after Wai Ye brings him to the roof, prompting Fung to confront Wai Ye. Fung sees Ditch dancing and entertaining Joyce on the streets, a caring side that she has never seen before. After Ditch tells her that Ching and Crystal were kissing on the street, Fung calmly pays a visit to Crystal, only to find Ching there. They were discussing how to break the news to her that they once had a one-night stand. At the end, she forgives Ching, after he promises to never lie to her again. Crystal finds Ho Chin Cheung again and uses him to piss Fung and Ching, displaying she has moved on. While moving the narcotics from the warehouse, Fung and her team members storm in, seizing all of the narcotics. In a line between life and death, Wai Ye opens fire, saving Fung. With this action Fung rethinks if Wai Ye is the mole in the police force. When Chau Bing Yan refuses to work with Ho Chin Cheung after knowing about his illegal activities, the real mole attempts to strangle him on his way home. Ditch stops him. Fung finally finds Wai Ye and not long after, he is shot. The three rush back to the cell tower before 12 midnight.
On the NINTH time travel, Ditch and Fung go to find Wai Ye but he sets a trap for them to fall into in a warehouse. After struggling, Ditch and Fung finally work together to climb back up. It turns out Wai Ye has time-traveled a hundred times before them, reliving the three days over and over again with his wife. At first, he wanted to investigate the mole in the police force as well, but after a shootout with him, he realized it was impossible with just himself. Ditch and Fung promise not to time-travel again after this time and to not bother him for the next three days as they continue their mission. Crystal decides to get close to Ho Chin Cheung to write news about him, disregarding Fung telling her not to. Fung helps Wai Ye’s wife Fung Zi Cheng put on makeup, making her very happy and confident. While helping Wai Ye and his wife take pictures, Fung receives a call from Shau Kei that Ditch kidnapped Ho Chin Cheung, torturing him to force him to say who the mole is. Wai Ye rush to help them out, but at the same time, the mole appears shooting with great aim. Chung Wing Chun (Kenny Chan), the mole in the police force, who is a fellow member on Ching’s EU van falls from the ground in front of them, sparking the police department to investigate whether he was killed or had committed suicide. Wai Ye returns home with his wife, and the mole consistently shoots his apartment from the building across. Wai Ye decides to take revenge and teams up with Ditch and Fung. Ching proposes to Fung again and she promises, with Ching deciding to inform everyone in their engagement party the following night. Crystal finds out that Ho Chin Cheung is not the biological son of the Ho family and therefore he has no right to serve as council member in the village. Ditch informs reporters of this and Ho Chin Cheung is stripped of his title. While trying to dissuade Joyce from jumping off the building, Fung describes all the good traits of Ditch, which he hears. Right before her engagement party, Fung receives Ditch’s gift to her: an hourglass necklace wishing her happiness forever. Fung knows something is up with Ditch, but both Ditch and Wai Ye do not tell her. When she calls Wai Ye again, she rushes to their location instead of going to the engagement party, to which Ching angrily storms off afterwards. Ditch had planned to make the person reveal himself to Ho Chin Cheung. But upon getting there, Ho Chin Cheung’s assistant is killed and so is he. Wai Ye is injured in an explosion, leaving Ditch to run away with Fung. Ditch covers her when another bomb explodes. Fung is only slightly injured, but Ditch is injured badly. With him about to die, Fung quickly drives back to the cell tower to save Ditch.
On the TENTH time travel, Ditch immediately runs to tell Fung he loves her, and although Fung has feelings for him, she tells him they cannot be together yet. It turns out Ching also found out about the cell-tower and time-traveled with them for the first time. He wanted to cover up for his father’s wrongdoings. He tells his father Kwok Wai Shing (Pat Poon) to fake a stroke, throwing Fung off because it has not happened in the previous time-travel experiences. Ching uses this cell-tower secret to threaten Wai Ye. If he does not help him with the tasks he gives to Wai Ye, he will expose the secret of the time-traveling cell tower to the world so he can never go back again. That night, Kwok Wai Shing goes to the warehouse and kills both Ho Chin Cheung and Crystal. Suspecting the information might be useful later on, Ho Chin Cheung had copied all their illegal activities onto a USB before he deleted it from his computer. He gave the USB to Crystal, but after killing her, Kwok Wai Shing takes the USB. Fung witnessed both killings and thought it was Ching. Ditch tricks Fung into going to the warehouse in order to lock her up. He confesses his love through a tablet while he faces off of Kwok Wai Shing, who had abducted Ditch’s mother. With the help of Wai Ye, Ditch successfully kills Kwok Wai Shing by strangling him with a thick metal chain. Just when Fung and Ditch thought everything had came to an end and they can move on to the future, together, Ching shows up, wanting to kill Ditch, blaming him for his father’s death. Not wanting both of them to die, Fung locks Ditch in a room while she tries to confront Ching. She explodes a bomb, killing Ching and leaving her heavily injured. When Ditch breaks free of the door, Fung tries to persuade him to move on and not to time-travel back again, but he goes back to the cell-tower, where he sees Wai Ye. Wai Ye has decided not to time-travel again, to just spend the remaining time his wife has. Wai Ye informs Ditch it will be painful for him to be the only one to hold the past memories, but Ditch decides he would rather see Fung alive and have her forget him rather to have her vanish forever.
On the ELEVENTH time travel, Ditch takes charge to change things he has prior knowledge of. He decides he will try his best because this will be the last time he time-travels. This includes: notifying the police of the four armed men, dancing with his mother to help her get rid of her gambling habits, helping Joyce escape from Ivan Lee, notifying Tim that Suki might have prenatal depression, helping Hong resolve issues of his village residence, seize Ho Chin Cheung’s narcotics and notify ICAC of the moles in the police force. Ditch counts down to midnight in Fung’s lawn, noting he cannot travel back to the past anymore. Before he leaves, Fung picks up the hourglass necklace and smiles.
Vincent’s accent was perfect! I only wished TVB had used just another minute or line in the script to explain whether Fung remembered Ditch or not, instead of leaving an open ending. But since it is what it is, I will interpret her smile as if she remembered their past of time-traveling back multiple times. I don’t remember clenching to my seat for a series since Eye in the Sky. And if there is a sequel? YES, please!!