Master of Play
Theatre actor KUN SIU-NAM (Adam Cheng) has undergone a drastic personality change after his daughter’s protracted disappearance, eventually leading to his bitter divorce from MOK LAI-HING (Chan Sau Chu). Utterly absorbed in his theatre work, SIU-NAM all of a sudden finds himself embroiled in a recent spate of serial killings after playing the role of an evil murderer. Through his colleague LEE CHOR-KIU (Maggie Shiu), SIU-NAM gets to know her boyfriend CHEUNG SAI-YIN (Moses Chan) and his younger sister CHEUNG SAI-TING (Aimee Chan).
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
One rainy evening, inspector KONG SING-YUE comes to a village house to carry out investigation. The murderer leaves a camcorder with video showing the murdering scene and everybody is terrified. The only survivor LEE CHOR-KIU loses her left hand and she is sent to the hospital. While sleeping in the hospital, CHOR-KIU senses that the murderer is coming back…
S01:E02 - Season 1, Episode 2
SIU-NAM is busy doing rehearsal in the theatre. LAI-HING learns that the water pipes in SIU-NAM’s house have burst so she helps him to take care of it but this reminds her of the pain when she lost her daughter. A TV station invites SAI-YIN to be the consultant for a magic show.
S01:E03 - Season 1, Episode 3
SIU-NAM returns to the theatre group and everybody is talking about BING-CHING for he doesn’t want their theatre piece to go public. SIU-NAM discovers that BING-CHING has left his wallet there so he decides to send it back to him. SIU-NAM fails to find BING-CHING so he tries to figure out his whereabouts by thinking in BING-CHING’s perspective.
S01:E04 - Season 1, Episode 4
SAI-YIN is keeping Uncle TIN’s mobile phone and he discovers that ERIC is leaving a message to Uncle TIN. SAI-YIN manages to find “Jekyll” Pub and he discovers a customer MARTIN hitting the bartender HENRY angrily. EDWIN offers a drink to him warmly while MICHELLE is fooling around with a man in the toilet.
S01:E05 - Season 1, Episode 5
BING-CHING follows WAI-CHING for he wants her to stop fooling around anymore but WAI-CHING’s gang members beat him. SIU-NAM persuades BING-CHING to stop intervening and he points out that BING-CHING has treated WAI-CHING just like his past wife. SAI-TING suddenly wants to break up with her boyfriend HOK-LAI.
S01:E06 - Season 1, Episode 6
SIU-NAM has blamed BING-CHING wrongly and this indirectly causes BING-CHING to commit a crime. SIU-NAM feels very guilty so he indulges himself in dreaming about his daughter all day and refuses to face the reality. SAI-YIN wants to go working in Singapore. He asks CHOR-KIU and SAI-TING to go with him.
S01:E07 - Season 1, Episode 7
SIU-NAM goes to the shopping mall to watch SAI-YIN’s magic performance. SIU-NAM is able to analyze SAI-YIN’s psychological status in details just by observing him and SAI-YIN starts to put SIU-NAM on his guard. ERIC invites SAI-YIN to the pub again. MICHELLE understands that SAI-YIN doesn’t want SIU-NAM to get in touch with SAI-TING again when learning magic. While entangling with SAI-TING, HOK-LAI is knocked down by a taxi accidentally.
S01:E08 - Season 1, Episode 8
SAI-YIN goes to Jekyll pub to look for ERIC and the others. The group starts discussing about the relationship between SIU-NAM and SAI-TING. SIU-NAM goes to look for his old friend in the audio shop. He realizes that SING-YUE is still giving troubles to SAM. SIU-NAM goes to look for SING-YUE and they are caught in a traffic accident. Upon wake up, SIU-NAM finds himself trapped by a stranger LAP-CHI in a stone house. SIU-NAM wants to run away but somebody knocks him out.
S01:E09 - Season 1, Episode 9
CHOR-KIU reveals to SAI-YIN that SIU-NAM has praised that he is a good man and SAI-YIN is very surprised. SAI-YIN decides not to stop SAI-TING from seeing SIU-NAM anymore. He believes that this can help SIU-NAM to recover from the pain of losing his daughter. ERIC is upset for SAI-YIN has allowed SAI-TING to keep contact with SIU-NAM.
S01:E10 - Season 1, Episode 10
CHOR-KIU learns from the assistant that SAI-YIN has beaten a student during class and she realizes that SAI-YIN is emotional condition is very unstable. SING-YUE wanders around near SIU-NAM’s home but he still doesn’t have the courage to apologize to SIU-NAM. SAI-YIN agrees to do an underwater unlocking performance for a TV station. However, after a number of practices, he still fails to finish the task within the time limit.
S01:E11 - Season 1, Episode 11
An investment consultant abducts somebody in the bank. With the help of SIU-NAM, SING-YUE handles the case successfully again. SAI-YIN is invited by a shopping mall to perform magic on speculating the stock market figures. LAI-HING and CHUN-TO persuade SIU-NAM to stop helping SING-YUE in exchange for information on his missing daughter. They believe that SING-YUE is taking advantage of SIU-NAM but SIU-NAM doesn’t agree with them.
S01:E12 - Season 1, Episode 12
CHOR-KIU is invited to a sharing event on amputation rehabilitation and she encourages all patients to carry on. Influenced by ERIC and the group, SAI-YIN flirts with his assistant KELLY while working on a shooting job. On YIM-KING’s birthday banquet, SAI-YIN catches everybody’s attention by performing magic and YIM-KING feels very proud about it.
S01:E13 - Season 1, Episode 13
SIU-NAM chats with his friends in the audio shop. A friend suddenly mentions to SIU-NAM that he has left him a message in his website and SIU-NAM is shocked. SAI-YIN reveals to SIU-NAM that he has made a website for him to help searching for his daughter and SIU-NAM is deeply touched.
S01:E14 - Season 1, Episode 14
CHOR-KIU brings a rich man to backstage to meet up with SIU-NAM. SIU-NAM feels that CHOR-KIU is behaving strange lately and he is worried. SIU-NAM meets SAI-YIN and he reveals to him that CHOR-KIU is having problems with her prosthetic arm lately. CHEUK-KWAN tries to please SAI-TING in every way and SAI-TING cannot bear to reveal the truth to him.
S01:E15 - Season 1, Episode 15
CHEUK-KWAN decides to continue his studies in England. LAI-HING finds him getting more mature now and she feels relieved. SIU-NAM decides to go working in Shanghai. SAI-TING blames herself for not being able to console her good friend and CHOR-KIU persuades her to relax. SAI-YIN is drunk when he returns home. CHOR-KIU feels that SAI-YIN is behaving strange lately and she is worried. HOK-LAI keeps following SAI-TING.
S01:E16 - Season 1, Episode 16
SAI-YIN is extremely stressful and he resorts to drink when joining YIM-KING’s dinner event. SAI-YIN is out of control soon. MARTIN, EDWIN and MICHELLE make the dinner a mess and YIM-KING is very angry. SAI-TING discovers SAI-YIN fooling around with a woman in the car and she tries to stop him.
S01:E17 - Season 1, Episode 17
SIU-NAM asks SAI-YIN to face his family problems seriously. CHOR-KIU has got a cold and she visits the doctor. CHOR-KIU’s period is late and the doctor asks her to take a pregnancy test. CHOR-KIU is very worried… SAI-TING and SIU-NAM learn that CHOR-KIU is staying in the hospital and they rush to visit her.
S01:E18 - Season 1, Episode 18
After investigating the dead body, the DNA of the suspect is found and SING-YUE is overjoyed. After breaking up with SAI-YIN, CHOR-KIU moves to a village house to start anew. Based on the DNA, SING-YUE concludes that a man called MICHAEL is involved to the murdering case. SING-YUE and his team discover that MICHAEL is homosexual but MICHAEL’s wife insists that this is a rumor only.
S01:E19 - Season 1, Episode 19
SAI-TING learns that SIU-NAM used to indulge in a character too deeply that he fails to pull himself back to the reality. Looking at SIU-NAM’s current condition, SAI-TING is worried. LAI-HING believes that SIU-NAM will regain consciousness soon by overcoming his inside conflicts.
S01:E20 - Season 1, Episode 20
SING-YUE reveals to SIU-NAM that he is no longer investigating the serial murder case. SIU-NAM discovers that SAI-YIN’s assistant KELLY is tidying up the house for SAI-YIN and he believes that KELLY has become SAI-YIN’s new girlfriend but SAI-YIN denies. SAI-YIN drinks alone in the pub again and ERIC suddenly appears.
S01:E21 - Season 1, Episode 21
YAT-KEI asks SIU-NAM to accompany his wife to concert but SIU-NAM rejects him with excuse for he seems to have feelings on LAI-HING again. LAI-HING suspects that SAI-TING is really her daughter and she asks private detective to investigate her. SAI-YIN believes that KELLY is the “Wednesday Serial Killer” and he worries that SIU-NAM will discover it soon.
S01:E22 - Season 1, Episode 22
SING-YUE is no longer investigating the Wednesday Serial Killer’s case. He decides to imitate SIU-NAM by imagining that he is the suspect when investigating a crime case and his subordinates find it strange. SING-YUE asks KIN-HO to check out the information of SHUM CHI-CHUNG, a serial killer three years ago, for he believes that CHI-CHUNG is related to the recent serial killer case.
S01:E23 - Season 1, Episode 23
SIU-NAM finally announces his relationship with CHOR-KIU to everybody. He brings CHOR-KIU to dinner with LAI-HING. YAT-KEI mentions about SAI-TING during the dinner and SIU-NAM is very embarrassed. SAI-YIN and ERIC try to elaborate who is the serial killer but they fail.
S01:E24 - Season 1, Episode 24
SAI-YIN arrives at the village house and he is shocked to discover some broken pieces of a prosthetic limb there. SIU-NAM is very worried but CHOR-KIU suddenly calls him and tells him that she is safe. KIN-HO learns that SING-YUE’s car is discovered at the hillside. KIN-HO and CHUN-WAI worry that the serial killer has killed SING-YUE already.
S01:E25 - Season 1, Episode 25
CHOR-KIU believes that SAI-YIN has discovered her secret already and she worries that SAI-YIN’s senseless behavior will ruin her long-time plan. CHOR-KIU finally discovers the truth about SAI-YIN. She crosses the street nervously when the red light is on and the police capture her. CHOR-KIU’s sister-in-law KIT-YUK accompanies her home and KIT-YUK’s words inspire CHOR-KIU a lot.
S01:E26 - Season 1, Episode 26
CHOR-KIU has died and the Wednesday Serial Killer's case is over but SAI-TING and the others are still disturbed by the reporters all the time. SIU-NAM thinks through the case carefully and he finds it strange that CHOR-KIU takes up the responsibility in this way. SIU-NAM goes to the village house where CHOR-KIU used to live.
S01:E27 - Season 1, Episode 27
Looking at YAT-KEI's dead body, SAI-YIN doesn't know what to do. SAI-YIN rushes out to the street. He meets SAI-TING there and he pulls her to the car nervously. SAI-TING is shocked to learn about what SAI-YIN has done. She insists to get out of the car in the busy road and is knocked down by a car accidentally.
S01:E28 - Season 1, Episode 28
KIN-HO invites SAI-YIN to the police station to question him and SIU-NAM suddenly arrives with a lawyer. Representing SAI-TING, the lawyer reveals to SAI-YIN that he should not get in touch with SAI-TING anymore. SIU-NAM also claims that SAI-TING has told them that SAI-YIN was involved in the kidnap case long time ago.
S01:E29 - Season 1, Episode 29
LAI-HING sends her family golden ring to SAI-TING and SAI-TING feels shameful to accept this heirloom. SIU-NAM discovers SAI-YIN's home key left by SAI-TING and he sneaks into SAI-YIN's home to carry out investigation. SIU-NAM tries to put himself into SAI-YIN's world and he finally gets hold of SAI-YIN's complicated state of mind.
S01:E30 - Season 1, Episode 30
After the fight with SAI-YIN at CHOR-KIU's place, SIU-NAM's mind is seriously disturbed and he sleeps all day to hide away from the reality. SAI-TING resumes her work after rest and all her colleagues are worried for her. SAI-TING goes to the workshop to terminate the tenancy and she meets SANDY there.
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