Netizens Not Happy with “Line Walker 2” Spoilers Being Shared
TVB’s first anniversary drama for its 50th anniversary, Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>, premiered last Monday to popular and critical success, smashing online discussion forums all over the region. The crime drama, prequel to the 2014 drama of the same name, broke 100 million views within 14 hours after it aired on the Chinese streaming service, Tencent Video.
The Prelude, also known as Line Walker 2, premiered in Hong Kong on Monday night, September 18. It simultaneously dropped its first episode on Tencent Video that same day. VIP users of Tencent Video got to see the first 10 episodes ahead of Hong Kong viewers. Regular streamers of Tencent would be able to view the drama five episodes at a time. Hong Kong viewers, however, would only get one episode a-piece. This mismatch in airing the show has caused some spoilers being actively shared online in Hong Kong forums.
The crime drama starring Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Moses Chan (陳豪), Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Pakho Chau (周柏豪), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), and Hui Shiu-hung (許紹雄) centers on Michael Miu’s “Cheuk Sir”, who is on the search for his missing undercovers (UC) after a filed mission in Thailand. In the first arc of the show, five UC agents were bombed to death, followed by the deaths of their superior Lai Sir (guest star Eddie Cheung 張兆輝) and Ching Sir (guest star Ho Chun-hin 何俊軒). Moses Chan, who plays the mob boss CEO Victor, makes a grand appearance as he orders all of the top dogs of his underground society killed. To get rid of Foon-hei Gor (Hui Shiu-hung), he kills his wife (guest star Alice Chan 陳煒).
Foon-hei Gor fails to kill Victor and escapes to Thailand, where he seeks the protection of his friend Pak-Key (guest star Kenny Wong 黃德斌). At the scene of Lai Sir’s death, Cheuk Sir discovers the whereabouts of rookie UC Mui Tau (Priscilla Wong). Triad member Lok Siu (Pakho Chau) confronts Cheuk Sir and reveals his identity, the first of the five missing UC.
Victor sends Tin-tong Gor (Benjamin Yuen) to Thailand to get rid of Foon-hei Gor and Pak-Key, resulting in Pak-Key’s death. Lok Siu and Cheuk Sir work together to search for the remaining four UCs and discovers that there is a mole within the police department. After their return to Hong Kong, Foon-hei Gor emerges as the leader of a new gang, and recruits Lok Siu into his wing. Meanwhile Scarlett (Jessica Hsuan), one of Victor’s advisors, has secrets of her own.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.