For many, the first five episodes of Brother’s Keeper II was a walk down memory lane, and it felt nice that for once TVB would have most of the original cast in the sequel. But, for others, the fifth episode also marked the end, as they saw no point of continuing on the series after the story of Sam (Ruco Chan) and Rachel (Linda Chung) ended on a surprising, but good note.
Back to Macau, the sequel really begins after the fifth episode, as Lo Wai Son (Edwin Siu) and Yiu Man Ying (Kristal Tin) continue to manage their successful Pasterilia Lo Son Kei. Problems arise when Ko Tin Tsau (Hugo Ng) tries to defeat them time after time. From strangers to enemies, Lo Wai Son and Ko Tin Tsau battle time to time, both by power and by wit.
After one incident with Terri (Tsui Wing), who tries to sabotage Pasterilia Lo Son Kei, Lo Wai Son flies to Okinawa, Japan, not knowing what life has become anymore. There, he meets the mysterious and whimsical Nana (Grace Chan), who he is attracted to. The two go off to a fast start, but when Yiu Man Ying flies over and sees what a bad influence Nana has been, she tries to persuade Lo Wai Son to develop any more further with her. Feeling hurt, Nana decides it is best to leave Lo Wai Son.
At the same time, they find out their best buddy and Yiu Man Ying’s husband Long Fei (Louis Yuen) has gone missing after his plane to Okinawa mysteriously disappears. Seeing how devastated his friend has become, Lo Wai Son temporarily puts thoughts of Nana aside and accompanies Yiu Man Ying back to Macau. The days soon become weeks, with still no news on the plane’s disappearance. The airline company wishes to issue families a lump sum after they sign an agreement that they have accepted their family member’s death, but Yiu Man Ying refuses to accept that her husband has passed away.
During this time, Luck (Matt Yeung), Sam’s good friend from when he was in prison and employee at Pasterilia Lo Son Kei, helps to persuade Yiu Man Ying to keep moving forward with life, using examples of his early life and childhood.
Some time later, when Ko Tin Tsau tries to buy all the apartments in an old building at a price lower than market price in order to demolish the building and develop it later on, he once again crosses path with Lo Wai Son and Yiu Man Ying. Yiu Man Ying’s parents-in-laws happen to own one of the apartments and are reluctant to sell it, as they lived there when Long Fei was young and they hope to preserve those memories. Ko Tin Tsau uses his wife Shum Mei Wah (Jade Leung) and his adopted son Pi Ko (Steven Cheung) to pressure the owners to selling their apartments and forcing them to pay a large amount if they decide to refuse later on.
When Nana unexpectedly mails Lo Wai Son sweet potato samples in powder form, he immediately flies to Okinawa, wanting to rekindle their romance. Only then, does he find out Nana has hereditary Lupus Erythematosus and is the adopted daughter of Ko Tin Tsau! However, the two still decide to continue their love, knowing it was impossible to forget one another. Yiu Man Ying also accepts who Nana really is, after seeing how she sought to help Lo Wai Son when someone tried to use his name to defame him.
Yiu Man Ying’s prayers are finally answered when the airline company informs her that Long Fei is in fact still alive. When the plane crashed into the open waters, Long Fei and another passenger were captured by Filipino pirates. They were held captive and tortured. As a result, Long Fei had PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He lost his memory and continues to lose his memory of elements of everyday life. Yiu Man Ying has no choice, but to care for him, hoping one day, he would recover.
Ko Tin Tsau and Lo Wai Son duel again over a piece of land in Macau overlooking the city. Lo Wai Son wants to purchase the land to construct a future home with Nana, but after Ko Tin Tsau receives a call from Terri, he is more than determined to get the piece of land. It is revealed that almost 20 years ago, Ko Tin Tsau murdered Pi and Nana’s biological father and Terri buried his body there. Ko Tin Tsau forces Nana to help him obtain the land, or he would put an end to Lo Wai Son’s life. Nana has no choice, but to help him.
As their duel continues, more dark secrets are exposed, such that Ko Tin Tsau had adopted Pi and Nana to cover up having murdered their father. He had seen Nana more than just an adopted daughter, having thoughts of desiring her, even as long as four years ago, prompting her to study in Okinawa and stay there for work. Ko Tin Tsau asks Pi to help him collect money from his illegal online casino in Taiwan. He tries to hold Nana and his wife captive when she finds out. Ko Tin Tsau also had a one-night stand with Wing (Ali Lee), Pi’s girlfriend when she first came back from Australia and was taking on modeling jobs. Although he recognized her when they saw each other again, he did nothing to prevent her from dating his son and sought to break them apart when she was pregnant with Pi’s baby.
When Lo Wai Son interfered, he tries to kill Terri, but he survives and tells Lo Wai Son and Luck the details of the murder before falling into a coma. Because Macau has a policy where a case must be testified within 20 years, Lo Wai Son writes up what Terri had told him and forges his signature, after finding the knife used for the murder at Terri’s old residence. He decides to do so, after Ko Tin Tsau once again captures Nana and tries to bring her back to Hong Kong for good.
During their ‘final match’, Lo Wai Son tries to attract Ko Tin Tsau to go to Macau by spreading news that a rich businessman wants to invest in a hotel in Macau after news spread that Terri died and the twenty years have past since the murder. Once in Macau, Ko Tin Tsau is captured by the police, because it was all a set-up and plan devised by Lo Wai Son. This plan almost ends the partnership and friendship between Lo Wai Son and Yiu Man Ying, who is disappointed he would put someone else’s life to gamble and had not told him beforehand. But, Long Fei helps them to patch their years of friendship.
Usually, viewers watch for the main cast, but in this case, the supporting roles had an even better response! I’m talking about Hugo Ng in his villain role and Jade Leung as the perfect mother role. I highly believe they should win the Best Supporting Role awards at the end of the year for their superb performance!
And it would have been nice if Sam and Rachel appeared more…