The Ultimatum (2009): Season 1, Episode 22 - Episode #1.22 - full transcript

Yuchen feels uneasy when she cannot find Wenyu's handphone. She tells Songnian that Renyi died while trying to escape the police because of Uncle Hong's money laundering.

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I'm sorry, Ren-yi.

Where's the phone?

Where did Ren-yi keep that phone?



Ren-yi is dead.

The police were investigating...

Ren-yi's money-laundering activities.

Mr. Hong thought that Ren-yi
was pocketing his money,

so he sent someone to kill...


I'm sorry.

If I...

If I took better care of Ren-yi,

he wouldn't have...

I will avenge his death.

I'll make sure his killer is punished.

Dad, even though I'm not your
biological daughter,

you will always...

be my dad.

This will always be my home.

I will make sure
this family stays together.

I promise you this.

As long as I'm still living,

I will try to avenge Ren-yi's death.


before Ren-yi died,

he told me...

he regretted telling you the truth.

He asked me to tell you that he was sorry.

He asked for your forgiveness.

He said...

I would always be his sister.

He asked me to look after you...

and to care for you.

Have you told your dad?

He is devastated.

He's exhausted.


It breaks a mother's heart
to bury her son.

Ren-yi was still so young.

He was recently made the CEO.

God was so cruel to take him from us!

He died so tragically.

Yu-chen is Mr. Hong really
responsible for Ren-yi's death?

Song-nian and he go back a long way.

It was cold of him to order
for Ren-yi's death over a mere $4 million.

People like him don't give a damn
about friendship.

If you betray them, your fate is death.

Are we going to let him off?

Would you prefer to have a bloody clash
and see who has the higher body count?

Mr. Hong is a man with no scruples.

If you provoke him,
you will become his next target.

Are we going to let his killer
get off unpunished?

I know you people had never liked Ren-yi.

You saw him as a thorn in your flesh.

Now that he's dead,

you must be very happy.

Su-zhen, I know you are grieving
and angry,

so I'm ignoring what you just said.

Aunt Su-zhen, Yu-chen.

How dare you step into this house!

You're ungrateful!

You've relied on the charity
of this family since you were a kid.

How can you bite the hand that feeds you?

You incited Mr. Hong to kill Ren-yi!.

Kill Ren-yi?

Why would I do that?

Ren-yi told me himself.

You were furious that
Ren-yi had injured you,

so you conspired
with Mr. Hong to kill Ren-yi!.

No matter how much I hated Ren-yi,
he was after all Uncle Song-nian's son.

I wouldn't conspire with outsiders
to kill him.

You blew the whistle on
the money-laundering business.

You were the only person
to have any contact with Mr. Hong.

Also, there was bad blood
between you and Ren-yi!

How dare you come here and upset
our mom when you've done us wrong.

You are too much!

I didn't kill Ren-yi.

We don't know about that until the police
have concluded their investigations.

Please leave.

I need to see Uncle Song-nian.

How can you bring yourself to face him?

You're a murderer! Get out!

Mom, the case is still
under investigation.

I believe Jie Sun is innocent.

Jie Sun, you better go.

I need to see Uncle Song-nian.

Get out!

-I want you out of here!

-Aunt Su-zhen!

-Are you all right?
-Aunt Su-zhen, are you okay?

Uncle Song-nian.

Don't be too upset.

There's something you must know.

I have left Fenghuang.

I had an accident.

The right side of my body is injured.

There are many things I can't do now.

I know I've chosen a bad time to leave.


I couldn't be of much help
if I stayed at Fenghuang.

I'm sorry.

I promise you,

if ever Fenghuang needs me,

I will not turn my back on it.


Ren-yi, don't get on the boat!
Come with me!

Come with me! You can't leave!

What are you doing?

-You can't go on the boat!
-Why not?


-I'm here to save you!
-What are you talking about?

Yu-chen asked me to save you.

What do you mean?
She hired this boat for me.

I don't have time to explain.
Just come with me!


I brought you some food.

Don't choke on it.

What's the situation like now?

Everyone thinks you're dead.

What about my mom?

She is devastated.

Give me your phone. I want to call her.

You can't call her.

If you call her, they would know
that you're still alive

and come after you.

I want to let her know I'm still alive.

Would she be so foolish
to tell Jie Sun and Mr. Hong?

You can't let people know you are alive.

Especially your mom and Yu-chen.


Whatever happens,
they cannot know about this.

Otherwise, they would get worried.

They would be happy to know
that I'm not dead.

Why would they be worried?

Listen to me.
If they knew that you're still alive,

they would stop worrying
and this would alert those men.

Jie Sun and Mr. Hong
would send people to kill you!

Tell me this. Did my sister really
send you to rescue me the other day?


So, why can't we tell her
that I'm still alive?

The person who wanted me dead was her!

She cannot know I'm still alive,
or I'll be dead for sure!

No, you're mistaken.

I won't let her get away with this!

I'm going to see her
and hear what she has to say!

-Hey! You can't go!
-Let go of me!

I'm going to ask her myself!

Why did she become like that?

Why did she want to blow up her brother?

No matter what Ren-yi had done,

she shouldn't have tried to kill him.

Although they aren't related by blood,

they have lived together as siblings
for over 30 years.

Why are they trying to kill each other?

I can't let Yu-chen
make any more mistakes.

But what can I do?


I can this. I can do that.

Bao-ying, is your dad really that useless?



Is there anything I can do to help?

No, thank you.

You should go home
in case my mom sees you.

I'll leave after I've paid my respects.

I'm sorry. My mom still thinks
you had killed Ren-yi.

I will explain things to her
when she has calmed down.

I understand.

Go sit with your mom.

Ms. Shen, I am very sorry.

How is your dad?

Has he been told the news?

Ren-yi died so suddenly.

I still can't believe that he's gone.

If I hadn't hired a boat
to help him escape,

perhaps he would still be alive.

I really regret what I did.

Those men were after Ren-yi.

You couldn't have stopped them.

I'm the reason why he's dead.

I didn't know what had happened,

otherwise I could have
stopped Ren-yi from leaving

and asked him to seek police assistance
when he called me that day.

Did Ren-yi call you?

He called me on the day of his accident.

What did he tell you?

He sounded nervous.

He said someone was going to kill him

and told me to go see your dad.

Why did he say that?

I found that strange too.

I tried to get more information,

but he probably was in a hurry to go.

He said hastily that
I would understand him one day.

I have a feeling

that Ren-yi was trying
to tell me something.

You upset my dad
at his birthday celebration,

why would he agree to see you?


I did visit your dad in the hospital.

Did Ren-yi bring you there?

No, I went by myself.

I felt bad for what I did that evening,

so I wanted to apologize to him.

How did my dad react when he saw you?

I was expecting him to be angry.

But the minute he saw me,
tears started streaming down his face.

He looked very sad.

I got the feeling that he was very upset.

There were things
he wanted to tell me but couldn't.

Maybe it was something about Jie Sun?

What about Jie Sun?

Ren-yi told me

he suspected Jie Sun had incited
Mr. Hong to kill him.

I doubt Jie Sun
would do a thing like that.

I don't believe that either.

Ren-yi was on the run at that time,
so it could just be his speculation.

I want to ask you something.

They told me you had incited
Hong's man to kill Ren-yi.

Did you think I would do that?

That's not the issue.
Just answer my question.

Did you think I would kill Ren-yi?

He was responsible for your injury.

I know you.
You would want revenge at all cost.

You would want him to pay
for what he had done to you.

If this is what you think,
fine, I did kill him.

Get the police to arrest me.

I'm serious.

Either way, you don't believe me.
What else do you want me to say?

I'm hoping it wasn't you.
I need to hear it from you.

If you are dying to prosecute me,
go get the evidence you need.

I'll be waiting for you.

I'm sorry.

Why are you apologizing?

You're feeling down,
but I dragged you out anyway.

I'm sorry for that.

That's all right.

I'm fine.

You told me that you would continue
with your story when we meet again.

I remembered saying to myself
how it was inevitable

for me to have a conflict
with my adoptive father one day.

I asked him to give up
his criminal lifestyle.

I didn't want to arrest him.

But he didn't listen to me.

He once told me,

"A father would never hurt his own son.

What kind of a son are you hoping to be?
The choice is yours."

I chose justice.

I stood by my principles.

I arrested him.

When I tried to visit him in jail,

he refused to see me.

Have you seen him since?

If he wasn't diagnosed with dementia,

I might never have gotten
to see him again.

I'm sorry. I shouldn't have
reminded you of your unhappy past.

That's all right.

But before he lost his memory,

he told me that...

no matter how I treated him,

he would never resent me

because I'm his son.

So, you also forgave him
for betraying you in the past.

As the saying goes,

"yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery

and today is a gift."

That's why it is called the present.

If he's willing to change
and his feelings for you are still true,

why be bothered by his past?

But to exact revenge,

he might have killed Ren-yi.

Do you really think he would do that?

I don't know.

I'm hoping that you will
be honest with yourself.

You may live to regret denying
your own feelings and those of others.

Are you not inviting me in?

What are you doing here?

I don't even know why I'm here.

Do you have something to tell me?

Well, I...

If you don't wish to say it, don't.

Let me help you.

I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have come here. I'm sorry.

For several days now,

my mind has been like a broken video,

playing images of our days together
over and over again.

Despite my best efforts,

I just can't get it to stop.

I think

even if I smash it to pieces,

I won't be able to stop myself
from thinking of you.

You are everywhere.

It's driving me crazy, do you know that?

Stop it.

Tell me...

Tell me that you don't love me.

You can't say it, can you?

Because you still love me.

Stop saying that.

Please stop.

What's wrong?

I'm fine.

Are you sure?

Don't ask.

Can I have your shoulder to lean on?

For a while.

A short while.

Thank you.

I'm okay now.

Are you sure?

Your shoulder was very useful.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

I have to go home.

Let's meet another day.

Come in, Feng Zhang.

Yet another meeting!

What is it about this time?

Take a seat first.

Ren-yi is no longer with us.

I'm taking over the reigns once again.

Our reputation has taken a hit
from the money-laundering scandal.

I'm hoping we can work together
to repair the damage.

Aunt Ruo-lin, you've always enjoyed
good relations with the media.

I would like you to clarify
on what actually transpired.

Your most important task is

to absolve the company
of any involvement in this scandal.

It must be made known that

Ren-yi was engaged in the money-laundering
business on his own.

Fenghuang is a reputable
law-abiding company.

I know what to do.

That's a smart move.

You're using a dead man
to provide the leverage you need.

Yu-chen, even though Ren-yi is dead,

the case is still under investigation.

You are pushing all the blame on Ren-yi.

I don't think you're being fair to Ren-yi.

You can think or say whatever you like.
It's not going to affect me.

I'm acting in the best interests
of the company.

My conscience is clear.

If that is all,
shall we end the meeting here?

All right.

Is something wrong? You look distracted.

No, I'm fine.

Is the work too stressful?

No, it's not.

I know you don't particularly
enjoy the work here.

I've mentioned the floating casino
to you previously.

If you're keen,
I can make the arrangements.

Don't worry, I'm fine.

Are you thinking of Bao?
You feel like you've let her down.


I haven't been thinking of that.

I'm really okay.

I know something's bothering you.

If you don't want to tell me,
I'll leave it at that.

But I want you to know

that you matter the most to me.

If you want me to do anything,
all you have to do is ask.

Call Jie Sun now!

I want an explanation from him!

There is no evidence to suggest
that Jie Sun set you up.

You have to absolve the company
of any involvement in this scandal.

Ren-yi was engaged in the money-laundering
business on his own.

Aunt Ruo-lin.

You still have the mood
to indulge in earthly pleasures.

Don't you think there is something fishy
about Ren-yi's death?

I think Mr. Hong overreacted.

He got rid of Ren-yi
while the case was being investigated.

It was very ruthless of Yu-chen
to push all the blame on Ren-yi.

It's clear that they were trying
to destroy each other.

I bet she was forced to give up
her post to Ren-yi.

With Ren-yi's death,
she was reinstated as Vice CEO.

Maybe she was the one
who ordered the hit on Ren-yi.

There is some truth
to Ren-de's speculation.

Aunt Ruo-lin, what makes you think that?

Do you remember

we suspected the phone
that Ren-yi showed to your dad

probably contained
Yu-chen's dirty little secrets.

You even tried to fish for information
from Feng Zhang,

but he was silent about everything.

It just occurred to me

that the money-laundering scandal
and Mr. Hong's attempt on Ren-yi's life

was all the doings of Yu-chen.

Her aim was to get rid of Ren-yi.

Aunt Ruo-lin, should we go to the police?

What a fool! What proof do we have?

Mom, do you have any suggestions?

Now is not the time to oppose her.

We should play our trump card instead.

Trump card?

Have you forgotten?

Feng Zhang.

Is he really a trump card?

I've been keeping something
from the two of you.

He is not Feng Zhang.

That's impossible.

The DNA results have confirmed
that he is Feng Zhang.

The results are fake.

I told the doctor to fake the results.

While Min Sun was being confined,

Song-nian Ye fell ill
and was hospitalized.

That's a strong alibi
that Ren-de was not present.

I'm sorry I wasn't able to help Min Sun.

You did your best.

Ren-de denied involvement in the crime.

Min Sun was so petrified
that she couldn't remember a thing.

Her deposition couldn't help the case.

It was very cruel

to let the defense lawyer
cross-examine Min Sun.

I was worried she might break down.

Thank goodness it is over now.

Do you intend to lodge an appeal?

I don't want her to recall
her painful memories.

Once is enough.

I understand.

I will follow up with this case.

We can't let Ren-de escape punishment.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

I've applied for leave.

We don't have to go back to work.

I'll take you home.

You must be hungry.

Shall we get something to eat?

A restaurant nearby serves
delicious Western food.

Go without me. I'm not hungry.

Let me keep you company.

Will you leave me alone?

I want to be left alone.

Stop following me.
You're making me anxious.

I'm not hungry and I'm fine.
I'll go home to eat.

Thank goodness for a fair trial.

My innocence has been proved.

But, Min Sun,
my heart really goes out to you.

What you recounted in court
sent shivers down my spine.

Those people are sick.

How could they have done
something so sick to a girl?

It's horrible!

I bet you felt sick to your stomach
when the lawyers cross-examined you.

You poor thing.

Do you remember now?

I'm sure you left out
a lot of details in court.

Why don't you tell me now?

You're a jerk!

How dare you hit me?

Let go of me!

You people saw it. He hit me first!

I dare you to hit me again!

I won't let you hurt Min Sun!

Mark my words, I'm taking you to court!

You're going to jail!

Are you okay?

I have let you down.

Are you all right?

Are you packing away Ren-yi's stuff?

This picture was taken a few years back.

Ren-yi had just graduated.

Mom and I went to the States
to attend his commencement.

Ren-yi said to me,

"Yu-chen, shall we come back
to this place in 10 years?

It's going to be fun."

You used to be so close to each other.

How did it end up like this?

I don't know why we turned into
bitter enemies.

I regret

depositing Mr. Hong's money

into Ren-yi's bank account
for my own selfish reasons.

Had I not done that,
Ren-yi would still be alive today.

I'm regretting it now.

Why did I fight with him?

I was going to groom him.

How did things turn out this way?

If I could, I would gladly
die in place of Ren-yi.

I want to ask you a question.

What is it?

Did you kill Ren-yi?

Don't lie to me.

I know everything.

You didn't mean to kill Ren-yi, did you?

Are you feeling remorseful?

You never wanted him killed. Am I right?

Tell me! Did you?

It was a moment of idiocy.

I didn't think of the consequences.


when I wanted to stop it, I couldn't.

I regret doing it.

I really do. It's tearing me apart.

I knew it.

I knew you didn't mean to kill Ren-yi.

Fortunately, I managed to save him.

You saved him?

Yes, Ren-yi is not dead.

What are you saying? Ren-yi's not dead?

Yes, he is still alive.

I overheard you saying
that you were going to kill Ren-yi.

I knew you had a moment of weakness.

I didn't want you to make
any more mistakes.

So, I rushed to save Ren-yi.


Watch your step.

This is the place.

Over here.

I tied him to the banister.




He escaped!








Subtitle translation by Sarmeet Singh