The artist describes how he draws inspiration from Chinese mythology, but he has his own flavor and interpretations.
We analyze Zheng Banqiao's final painting. It's a depiction of bamboo being blown in the wind. It becomes a symbol of resistance against an unjust tide.
After Zheng Banqiao's big revelation, his days are numbered. He can't continue living in the Qing dynasty era of corruption and he eventually dies of sickness.
A Fu finishes by asking a friend what they think about living in Shanghai. He says he can't stand the cold winter. We also meet A Fu's wife who explains that home is what is comfortable to you and where your parents are.
Our hostess gives us an analysis of Zheng Banqiao's paintings. Bamboo come to represent Zheng Banqiao as a man of virtue.
Our host, A Fu, asks Xiaobei what his ideal place to retire is. They also confront Jared in the Hall way about where his allegiances lie when it comes to the debate about which city is better, Beijing or Shanghai.
Our Hostess shows that Zheng Biaoyan, although toughened by years of working as an official, was still that innocent young man with a strong sense of justice underneath. He came to reveal his true nature through his artwork.
Our host continues to ask his Beijing friends why they think Beijing is better than Shanghai. Roz says that Beijing is better because the roads are easier to find.
Our jolly host asks some of his Beijing friends how they feel about Shanghai foreigners. He also asks how someone can come to love a city they weren't born in.
Zheng Banqiao faces the reality that becoming an official wasn't at all what he expected. His colleagues don't consider the plight of the people the way he does, and upon being ousted from officialdom, he criticizes his former colleagues.
A jolly German fellow tells us why he loves Shanghai so much. His whole life is in Shanghai, so he feels it's his second home.
This video explains the arduous process that Zheng Banqiao had to go through to become a county level official.
In the end Xiaofei didn't find a man, but she will keep looking and won't date the creepy host guy.
Xiaofei finds out that this man of her dreams from her past is either crazy, or running a scam.
Just as Xiaofei is calling the dating service, an old friend walks into the cafe who intrigues her.
Xiao Fei gives suitor number 2 an ultimatum and he fails miserably
The second suitor isn't a good match either because he has a strange educational background and strange superstitions.
The owner of the restaurant that serves meat dishes made from vegetables, Chen, explains his new found philosophy gained from running the restaurant.
Miss Zhang encounters a second suitor who seems equally inept.
Big brother Chen tells us how the food made in his restaurants, although it is all veggie, has the taste and texture of meat. He thinks this brings in more customers and brings people around on the idea of being vegetarian.
In this installment we find out that the rich suitor may not actually be as rich as he claims.
Big Brother Chen takes over a tea house that serves vegetarian food. This change in business gives him a change of heart as he enthusiastically espouses the virtues of a plant based diet.