Happy Songkran Festival everyone! It’s that time of the year where anyone can throw a bucket of water at you and all you can do is keep smiling LOL. I survived such dilemma, don’t you worry.
So far, Singh (lion) episode 1 was good. The flow of the story and editing are better than Seua IMO.
The gem of this series must be these four awesome actors 🙂
Aun (by Aoo Thanakorn) walks in and tells SongGrod (by Tik Jesada) that the car is ready. Aun calls him ‘Nai-noi’ (young master).
SongGrod puts back both of his guns. Aun reminds him that today is an auspicious day but SongGrod argues that his two guns never leave his sides, and asks if Aun thinks that baddies take a break on auspicious events. Aun says ‘Nai-yai’ (big boss, leader) already prepares many men to follow and protect him. SongGrod says let them protect his father, for him, he can take care of himself.
Mei Li is dressing up SongGrod’s father, Tong (the leader of Kaeo Singh Gang). When SongGrod walks over, he turns to him and says finally he came, then tells him they can now get going.
SongGrod asks Mei Li if she will go with them too. Tong asks what’s the problem with that. SongGrod says none, and he knows that his father loves to show off his young wife to his friends. He asks his father if he’s sure that a wife from a tea-house is worth showing off.
The father yells at him, “SongGrod!”
“You don’t need to be loud. I know you are in a hurry. You are so keen to go out these days and choose to attend only important events. My mother’s funeral wasn’t important enough so you didn’t come!” SongGrod says and leaves the room.
We get the relationship between father and son right away, don’t we?
Aun follows SongGrod outside and says, “Nai-noi, that was a long time ago.” SongGrod says even that, he will make sure his father never forget him and his mother, and that’s why he came back to this place.
“Nai-noi!” Aun follows him.
“You don’t have to come with me today.”
“No, my duty is to protect you. Nai-yai ordered me.”
“I’m not Mong! I take no one’s order.”
SongGrod leaves on his cool motorbike.
Tong sits down feeling weary. He says a name (not sure). His assistant reminds him that it’s time to leave. Mei Li offers that she can stay home because she doesn’t want to make Nai-noi feel uneasy. Tong says that’s a good idea so that no problem will occur, then gets up to leave.
Mong coughs so Tong says he’s still not well, in that case, he can stay home with Mei Li. Mong accepts his order.
After Tong leaves, Mei Li gets frustrated that it happens like this all the time. Mong says it’s good for her that she doesn’t go to this event. She asks how that can be when it’s a great opportunity for her to appear beside Nai-yai and announce to everyone that she’s no longer his mistress but the new lady of Kaeo Singh Gang.
“That day of yours is coming soon.” Mong sends her a meaningful glare.
Ah-joo (by Mew Nittha) and her mother are on their way to the market. They have to stop and make way for SongGrod to pass.
Mom curses at him. Ah-joo asks if he’s a gangster. Mom says she doesn’t know which group he belongs to but to drive on that kind of bike, obviously he’s a gangster. She warns Ah-joo not to mess with these people. Ah-joo says these days they are everywhere so it’s hard to avoid them. Mom says she must avoid them no matter what and none of them is good. Ah-joo asks if that includes her father too. Mom yells at her why talking about that man who already passed away.
Sin-sae Wueng is praying inside the shine when two men approach him and invite him to go outside. Wueng asks if he can stay more when he needs to perform the ritual.
Leng appears and scolds his men for being rude, then he chases them out. Leng apologizes to Wueng.
Wueng says it’s all right and his men may have forgotten that the shrine belongs to everyone and they can live together peacefully because they keep sharing.
Leng says it seems he has more to say to him.
“What do you want me to say? If you want me to say then I will say you go pay respect to Quan Yin over there. She’s the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy and she only protects those who do good deeds.”
It’s an auspicious ceremony where all of the gang-leaders attend. It’s the same scene which was the opening scene of series Seua.
Song, now the president of Leurd Mungkorn Society, puts some money in the mouth of the lion – the performance.
Song says it’s regrettable that Seng couldn’t join them in this event and he heard there’s some problem inside his gang. Tong tells him (he calls Song Pee-yai, big brother) not to worry because he already called him on the phone and told him if any problem, just let him know, and he also made an appointment with him that Qingming Festival this year, all of them will surely meet.
Sia asks how many years was it that Cheng passed away, and time do fly. Tong says no matter how long time has passed, he will remember their past and never forget.
Flashback, Tong begs Song to get him on the ship too but he doesn’t have money to buy the ticket, and if he remains here, he will surely die starving. Song says he wants to help him but he has just one ticket so he’s sorry. Tong says it’s all right and he understands.
On a ship (heads to Thailand), a man runs over and says to Sia that it’s all done. Sia smiles while Song is still confused. Tong pops up from some sacks to thank them. Song says his name is Song and that man is Tong.
Song asks their names. The man stands close to Song says his name is Sia and that man is his friend, Seng. Tong thanks Seng and Sia and says he’s indebted to them until he dies.
Seng smiles and says that’s just a little thing and tells Tong to come out, there’s no need to be scared.
So this is how these four men come to know one another.
Tong looks at the food in front of him and says he will remember this meal for the rest of his life. He thanks Song for finding this food to feed them. Song tells him not to talk much, today he did it for them so, in the future, just do it for him, and that’s done. “Don’t you forget me or else I will poke all your heads.” Song says.
Back to present, Tong turns to Song and asks Sia if he can remember how many days their big brother stayed without food the longest. Sia says about five days and he drank only Nam-kao (boiling milk-liked water, a by-product of rice-cooking).
Tong says they are so indebted to their big brother. Song tells him not to mention it that way, he’s the big brother so it’s his duty.
Song says soon the time will come for him to hand over his power to Tong.
Tong says he can’t and won’t accept it, and the person who fits perfectly for the president of Leurd Mungkorn Society is their big brother only. Sia agrees with him.
Tong says they could only hope that the next generation will take over, but he isn’t sure if their hope will be fulfilled.
“Because the new generation doesn’t know the taste of hardships like our generation.” Tong says.
Song says, “Talking about the children, when will they come?”
Sia says they are coming.
Not sure will do more. I’m happy that this series started out by first telling us the elders’ background. Liked 🙂
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