To Get Unstuck In Time

To Get Unstuck In Time, ????, Gak Sai Jui Hung, Chasing the Culprit Across Time

Genre: Mystery.
Date: 2004
Episodes: 22
Language: Chinese
Subtitle: English

Synopsis: Ho Tin Gwong or Morning Sir (Roger Kwok) is a capable policeman, but takes everything too seriously and is hot-tempered. Although already in his 30s, he has never dated and spends whatever free time he has with his mother, who raised him up in a single parent household. Morning Sir’s father, also a policeman, died in infamy 20 years ago, of drug overdose and in the bed of a prostitute. This has left this to be a sensitive spot in both their lives. When his father was still living, they were a close-knit family and this shameful death came as a shock to both mother and son. Neither could comprehend exactly what kind of person was this man they loved–faithful husband and loving father–or scumbag. Through a freak of nature, Morning Sir discovers that he can transcend time with his father’s old cell phone (first generation, water bottle-style) from the present year 2004 to talk to his father in the year 1984! Despite his father’s wrongs, Morning Sir is overjoyed at being able to communicate with someone so close he’d lost and the two hit it off. His father becomes Morning Sir’s “”secret informant”” and helps him with cases. His father is also able to “”send”” him things, such as clues and evidence by burying them under a designated spot, which Morning Sir is able to unearth in the present. At first Morning Sir distances from his father, only identifying himself as “”future person,”” but as they get to make up for lost time through talking and solving cases, Morning Sir gets to know him and discovers the mystery behind his father’s death. Go San (Flora Chan) is an eyewitness in the opening case and clashes with Morning Sir because of different personalities, creating a bad start. A car accident when Go San was 7 years old left the bottom half of her body paralyzed, but she has lived a carefree and happy life. It was this accident which strengthened her parents’ rocky relationship during a crisis that would have separated her parents. Go San is a crime/detective novelist. She strongly believes in her intuition and often uses this to make assumptions, which Morning Sir thinks is irrational. Although physically handicapped, her brilliance is equal to that of Morning Sir. Through coincidental involvement in more cases, Go San and Morning Sir prove to be a compatible pair in working together to solve cases and become good friends. He is changed by her optimism, kindness, and perseverance in life; and she also has fond feelings for him. But shortly after they become a couple–Go San suffers under a sense of inadequacy. She is unable to go on normal dates with him, with many places being inaccessible to the handicapped. She faces mocking from others for being a cripple trying to dating a normal person. Although Go San tries to overcome all of this, she feels that she has never felt so helpless until she started going out with him, and it’s nobody’s fault, but painfully decides she would feel more comfortable being just friends. Morning Sir decides he would change destiny by telling his father to stop the vehicle which hit Go San in 1984, thus prevent the accident from happening and make everything perfect in the future. As they spend their last date together as a couple watching the rainbow, Go San falls asleep on his shoulder, and he smiles thinking that when she wakes up, their problem would be solved–she would be able to walk, and they would be able to be together. But when he wakes up again, Go San is gone. What has he done?! Morning Sir never imagined that changing one incident would cause a chain reaction to happen, i.e. different outcome for everything it impacted. The world as he knew it before changes altogether. Because Go San never got hit while running away from home, her parents divorce, Go San was kidnapped and never found. It turns out that she was brought up by triads, and now works within them. Go San no longer seems to be the same person, going by Nicole. As Morning Sir and Nicole stand on opposing sides, they know that only one side can win.

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