Episode 35: Facing DecisionsWith the online negative comments getting out of hand, Zhang Qiao Chu (Wu Mian) calls Hao Zhe (Hou Jun Guang) to tell him to stop, but he responds this she called for all this to happen and she is Cheng Jia Yang’s (Huang Xuan) mother. Wu Jia Yi (Nikki Li) calls Qiao Fei (Yang Mi) informing her of the backlash Cheng Jia Yang has received over the few days. Qiao Fei goes to Cheng Jia Yang’s apartment to see taking a nap, with laptop out having responded to some of the negative comments. She persuades him to ignore the comments as he does not even know who they are behind their computers, but he refuses to listen, saying if it affects her, he will have to care. Feeling helpless, Qiao Fei asks Wang Xu Dong (Leon Zhang) to help persuade Cheng Jia Yang to stop being so stubborn. Wu Jia Yi almost spills out Qiao Fei’s brain tumor to her mother.
Zhang Qiao Chu demands her husband Cheng Si Yuan (Liu Jiao Xin) to help their son, but he refuses to do so. All along Cheng Jia Yang has only climbed higher and higher in his career without any troubles, so his father believes this is something he can take care of alone. Cheng Si Yuan assures Zhang Qiao Chu that she should not feel bad because this is something accidental and not caused by her, not knowing what she has done behind Cheng Jia Yang. Mr. Tian (Wang Hua Ying) picks up phone call after phone call rejecting any phone interviews and debunks any false comments about Cheng Jia Yang. With the decision from the institute in hand, he calls Cheng Jia Yang and Qiao Fei to his office to present them the two options: either Cheng Jia Yang to temporary stop working until further notice, or for Cheng Jia Yang or Qiao Fei to temporarily transfer to another department to teach until the negative comments die down. Cheng Jia Yang bursts, saying he is unable to accept the second option, because it was his mistake and it should not affect Qiao Fei. He also believes there is no set rule in the institute that coworkers are not allowed to date, so they should not use this against them because Qiao Fei reached where she is with her hard work and dedication. He storms out saying he will take the first option.
Zhang Qiao Chu finds Mr. Tian, trying to figure out the decision for Cheng Jia Yang. He tells her he feels the negative backlash this time seems odd, with so many fans first following them on Weibo and them immediately posting negative comments about them. He suggests she find out if there is anyone controlling this, to which she awkwardly replies there cannot be. Leaving the office, she sees Qiao Fei and asks her to leave Cheng Jia Yang once again so his family can help him. Cheng Jia Yang lets out her anger onto a punching bag, telling Wang Xu Dong to tell Qiao Fei that he is fine because he has thoughts to do the things he wants while he is taking leave from the institute. Cheng Jia Yang asks Qiao Fei to take a month off from work to travel with him, which she politely rejects, stating she has other things to take care of. Cheng Jia Yang leaves disappointingly, while Qiao Fei calls Gao Jia Ming (Vengo Gao) to ask if she can leave Shanghai for a month, to which he replies she cannot because of the tumor, unless she is going overseas to receive surgery.