Noey-Thi Tied By Destiny in ‘I Will Knock You’ Episodes 1-4

I Will Knock You’ has a school romance theme with the bad-boy-good-boy trope added with some comical bickering between the main pair. 

Thi is a hardworking college student who tutors in his pastime while Noey is a rebel who leads the ‘Watphlu Gang’, and fights thugs as his hobby. Noey idolizes the lifestyle of Thailand in the 1950s, his appearance and demeanor are patterned from the old classic movies he has watched. He might be a gangster, but in truth, he’s a hopeless romantic and a firm believer in destiny. Meanwhile, Thi is your straight-A, upholder of the law, and usually jumpy character—who Noey becomes interested in because of his tenacity. The two characters’ relationship starts very rough because of their initial meeting and the incident between the gangsters and Thi’s students. 

The series flawlessly switches between heart-fluttering and offhanded comedic scenes that certainly keep the viewers entertained. The main pair’s development is evident from the beginning and following episodes of the series. Here’s the progress of their relationship due to Destiny’s plan to tie them together:

 

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Read at your own risk!

 

Episode 1: Lotus Flower

 

We get introduced to the main characters and how their first meeting with each other sets off a series of even more fateful encounters. 

While giving his ‘heart’ to a girl named Pam (one of the students Thi tutors) in the form of a lotus flower, Thi becomes a witness to Noey’s rejection during the time he’s on the way to school. He gets in a predicament when he not only stepped on, flattened, and destroyed Noey’s ‘heart’; he also took it away not to keep it but throw it. Poor Noeuy! The whole day, Thi becomes a subject of Noey’s approaches to retrieve his broken ‘heart’; from hiding from him in the same bus, falling off the stairs after being urged to immediately find the lotus flower, and searching for it in a desolate field while being out in the rain.  

Noey again attempts to court Pam by performing a fully choreographed performance with the help of his gang members but she is unamused. Thi yet again stumbles upon the planned surprise by the Watphlu gang for his student, finding a chance to give him the new lotus flower he bought as a substitute to trick Noey but is unable to fool him in the end. Thi can’t help but step in therefore Noey intends to remind him of their unfinished business. Their confrontation ends up with Noey demanding he touches the jade ‘bottle gourd’ dangling off his bag, but Thi funnily mishears it as ‘breast’. Thi willingly gave Noey the ‘bottle gourd’ thinking it would be good for fortune, and in return, Noey has to leave his students alone. He’s shocked to find out after that the amulet was actually for love! He’s sure he won’t see Noey anymore after everything, but I guess it’s up to Destiny now to decide.

 

Episode 2: Aunt Tim’s Restaurant

Thi gets invited by his friends to eat out at the very popular restaurant of Aunt Tim on his rest day, where they wait hours to be able to sit down and eat. Before they get to consume any food, Thi claims he needs to go back to the car and get his iPad to send a file to his student. On the way there, he reencounters Noey! The two get into an amusing struggle on who will let who pass when Thi stumbles into the water and dramatically asks for help—not knowing it’s just waist-high water. Thi passing through the water because Noey says it’s a shortcut and showing up at the restaurant all filthy was hilarious. Amidst everything, Thi’s friend recommends him as a tutor since Aunt Tim is coincidentally looking for one. 

The next day, he goes back to the restaurant to tutor Aunt Tim’s kid; they wait hours for him to come however he doesn’t so Thi has no choice but to leave for the day. The flashlight he’s using to guide him through the dark while walking suddenly dies, he starts chanting a prayer after hearing noises and then faints from fear after seeing Noey. He wakes up to see Noey Watphlu in front of him, who starts speculating that he pretended to fall in the water and now pretended to faint because he likes him. Noey is quick to reject him, saying he’s not his type but still kissed him on the forehead as a reward for his efforts before leaving. 

Thi continues his way back home but decides to go back to talk some sense into Noey, who he sees is currently engaged in a fight. He tries to help by grabbing their attention but proves he’s truly worthless in a fight, he even ends up getting hurt. It’s the thought that counts, at least. 

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Episode 3: Temple

The two stop by a temple to treat the wounds from the fight in the last episode, which Noey suggests he do for him so he can earn some points from him. They get into their first proper conversation, with Noey thanking him for his braveness. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they have no choice but to go back to the temple to spend the night there. Thi wakes up alone the next day and runs into Thiw (Noey’s friend) who leads him to Noey. The two invite him to eat breakfast, which Thi rejects but as usual, he’s incapable of having a choice when it comes to Noey.

After the two part, Noey is in the courtyard waiting for Pam once more while Thi is chattering with one of his students in the cafeteria. Thi tells him that sometimes Noey isn’t that scary, just that his mood is unpredictable. However, his student, O, reveals to him that it seems the school is owned by Noey’s gang because his father had a lot of influence and donated money to the school, his friends are well known as well—hence why Noey has been notorious since high school. O adds that there was a even rumor that he went to prison before. All this talk has Thi more scared of Noey, so when he sees Aunt Tim’s daughter, NidNhoi, going with Noey he completely gets the wrong idea. He follows them to the rooftop to see them eating, he starts spouting demands for Noey to let NidNhoi go but the two continue conversing like Thi isn’t there. They talk about how Noey’s home-cooked meal for Pam was too salty. The door unexpectedly closes and the three get stuck up on the rooftop the whole night. Noey is slightly taken aback when he sees Thi eating his overly salty food after screaming and making a fuss—even saying it was delicious.

Thi wakes up the next morning on the rooftop alone once again and is shocked to find out from Aunt Tim that NidNhoi made it back home last night with her brother. He’s even more shocked to find out that the person he actually needs to tutor is not NidNhoi but Noey Watphlu! There’s no way to escape Destiny now.

Episode 4: Tutor

With the familiar tune of the song, ‘Destiny’, Noey always plays, Thi is now met with the fact that the tutoring condition guarantees they will see each other often. He spots the jade ‘bottle gourd’ hanging on a lamp and intends to take it back but he’s interrupted by Noey coming back from getting water. The two get nowhere with all the arguing they’re doing, so they conclude to just cancel the tutoring session for the day. Thi is forced to lie to Aunt Tim that he’s not fit to be the tutor for Noey and Aunt Tim is honestly disappointed but knows the true reason is because of her son. Noey is obligated to drop Thi off at his dorm, however, Thi refuses to get into his motorbike without a helmet so Noey hands him a metal bucket as an alternative. Instead of taking him to his dorm though, Noey drags him to a ring fight to bet if he wins against him he will attend his tutoring classes. While inside the ring, Noey gives him several tips and even wipes his tear from fear. He even willingly gave him the chance to land a punch in his face. Thi runs away thinking Noey and his gang would retaliate, but surprisingly Noey commands them to let him go.

The next day Thi is doing his usual classes with his students when they all start gossiping about Noey. The Watphlu gang suddenly arrives and they all scatter away. Packed food is served in front of Thi, and he’s suddenly put into a situation where he needs to start tutoring Noey right that instant because he won yesterday’s fight. He’s stunned by the low level of knowledge Noey and his gang know about subjects in school. It looks like he has become not just Noey’s tutor but the whole Watphlu gang.

By the 4th episode, Thi has already started considering a possibility with Noey, and Noey has started getting soft toward him. I say that’s a pretty good development.

Noey’s narcissistic character of assuming Thi is in love with him makes a good plot point to further build their relationship. His personality is very strong and clashes with Thi a lot, but he has his sweet and caring moments at times. We’re excited to see how much he will actually change once he starts falling for Thi in the next episodes. 

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