Last week’s pilot episode of ‘Stay By My Side’ introduced us to Bu Xia, a young man raised in shrines who starts to hear the voices of the ghosts and finds out that his roommate slash enemy, Jiang Chi, can silence the unwelcome sounds by simply touching him.
Find out how the two who argue day and night will react to this surprising turn of supernatural events in BLTai’s recap of ‘Stay By My Side’ episode 3!
Warning: Spoiler alert! Read at your own risk.
Episode 3 – We got close, and then what?
Bu Xia hides in his room and clutches his shattered amulet while the sounds of the spirits in the dorm haunt him. When he informs his sister of his situation, she confesses guiltily that she had unintentionally burned the corner of Bu Xia’s seal while attempting to increase its strength. He begs his sister to help him, and the latter promises to do so. Just as his sister hangs up the phone, he sees Jiang Chi enter their room and grab his legs, desperately looking for any kind of help. He gets shocked when the unsettling voices of the ghosts suddenly stop upon the touch that startled the law student. When he tries to explain that he can hear the spirits’ voices, Jiang Chi ignores him and refers to him as a ghost. Ignoring his roommate’s weirded-out gaze, Bu Xia hugs the former again and confirms that indeed, touch with him silences all the haunting noises. He asks Jiang Chi about his birthdate and hypersensitivity and gets ignored.
At the university, a girl asks Bu Xia to give Jiang Chi her cupcakes just after he calls his sister and reports the development. His sister instructs him to stay close to his roommate before hanging up. He discovers Jiang Chi studying in the park after just having a text-based argument with his parents over going to law school. He intended to frighten him, but he didn’t realize that the law student could see him in the laptop’s mirror. As a result, he almost fell backward, but Jiang Chi was able to pull him close. The cupcakes are rejected by Jiang Chi, who then wipes the icing off Bu Xia’s mouth as he eats them sloppily. In the meantime, images of the two from their arm wrestling are seen all over the campus.