Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark 天黑請閉眼 Part 5

One would think, they will be safe once the police shows up. Killer will get arrested and everybody goes home happy. If only…

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While the police did correctly identified Bai Xinyi’s killer, he fell for the same misdirection as our group when it came to the other killer.

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Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark 天黑請閉眼 Part 4

The content of Zishuo’s time capsule recording shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I have never considered him as a murder suspect so I only feel intense sadness that his secret is used to blackmail him into silence. Instead of a hope for the future, the message is now his shame. Yet, he is not the only one torn between wanting to believe and agonizing with doubts.

I am beginning to think Chengfang didn’t know who the killer was but is now having her suspicions. When the group turns a blind eye toward an injured enemy, she unexpected becomes the voice of compassion.
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Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark 天黑請閉眼 Part 3

I’ve never played the Mafia party game and I think I should. The rule is as follow: Get 8-20 people together, assign a player with a secret mafia identity, have the mafia kill an innocent person in the darkness of night (eyes closed). When day breaks (eyes open), the surviving innocents are to name the mafia’s true identity. The game ends when the players ID the right killer or when the mafia finishes killing all the players. It seems like alot of fun.

If only our ex-friends had finished playing the Mafia game when they were in high school, then they wouldn’t have to resume the game ten years later with Xinyi being honest-to-goodness dead and not fake dead. And now, with another friend joining her corpse rank, the need to find the killer is more urgent than ever.

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If we make it out of here alive, I’m going to make some changes to my life.

As “all-is-well” facade begins to disintegrate, paranoia takes hold. And fear tends to bring out the worse in people.

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Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark 天黑請閉眼 Part 2

Okay… So the decade old high school scandal wasn’t what killed Xinyi. Her death was an accident. What a relief!

Or, is it?

While I was wrong about the killer and the motive, the intent to silence her still stands. And the cover up afterwards was anything but accidental.

Liar, liar, pants on fire. And our liar was the next to die.

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Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark 天黑請閉眼 Part 1

I like my dramas light and smart. I generally avoid “human drama” because it is always depressing, upsetting, torturous, and worst of all, it makes me question why I am even born to this dirty, selfish earth. If I had to watch a drama that revels in the darkness of human nature, I choose one that is presented with black humor. In which case, I don’t know why I am watching Q series’ Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼). It is so heavy even their laughter seemed loaded. Except it promises a good murder mystery. At least, I hope it is.

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High school is a cesspool of shallow friendship filled with jealousy and lies. The problem is that time washes away the hurtful feelings and people look back on those “good old days” with rosy filter. High school reunion, therefore, is a reality check. And what better way to do so than being trapped in a mountain with a dead ex-friend?

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Our 8 high school classmates didn’t part ways with hugs and kisses. Their last days together was filled with accusations, tears, and bawls. Who leaked Hong Xiaotong and Lan Yicong’s intimate pictures by posting them all over the school? Who stole his phone with the pictures on it? Why hadn’t he delete those pictures when she asked him? Who was to blame for branding her the school slut? According to a secret text message, our organizer Bai Xinyi might have discovered the person behind the scandal.

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And that may be the reason she is stuffed in a luggage and discarded in an illegal garbage dump site. Or, maybe not.

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