If you think Chin-Kee was cringe-worthy before, keep reading…
We're now at the library, and Danny's walking in.
First he notices some guys complaining about needing to get checked for SARS. (Check out the "Shout-Outs" section if you need a refresher on what SARS was all about.)
Then he hears some really bad singing…
It's Chin-Kee, on top of a library table singing—and scaring everyone with—"She Bangs" by Ricky Martin (via William Hung—see the "Shout-Outs" section if you have no clue who Hung is).
Danny drags Chin-Kee out of the library and starts to beat him up.
Chin-Kee warns him that he doesn't know what he's getting into, but Danny keeps hitting him anyway.
All of a sudden, Chin-Kee rises up and starts to do some serious kung-fu on Danny.
He beats Danny up pretty good, but Danny gets the last punch in and knocks Chin-Kee's head off his neck.
That should be gruesome, but instead of blood squirting everywhere, the Monkey King's head pops up where Chin-Kee's head should have been.
Danny's confused. (If you are too, we don't blame you.)
Turns out, Chin-Kee was always the Monkey King and the Monkey King was always Chin-Kee.
Now that the Monkey King shows himself to Danny, he changes Danny back to his true form: Jin.
The Monkey King introduces himself as an emissary of Tze-Yo-Tzuh (he got that position after he finished his journey with the monk).
Now for the shocker: he adds that Wei-Chen is actually his son. Oh how the world turns.
Here's the backstory on Monkey and Wei-Chen:
Once Monkey becomes an emissary for Tze-Yo-Tzuh, he has all his wives and children brought to him. (Think polygamy to the 10th power—he is a monkey after all.)
His oldest son—Wei-Chen—decides to follow in his footsteps and become an emissary too.
But in order to become an emissary, Wei-Chen has to pass a test of virtue.
So for his test, Wei-Chen is sent to live on Earth for forty years with humans but stay free of human vice.
You know where this is going because you already know where Wei-Chen's been. No way can he stay clear of human vices.
Although he actually does pretty well. That is, until he has to lie to Jin's mother about Jin's date with Amelia.
Yep—you knew that was coming back too, right?
Wei-Chen tells Monkey about what he did, and Monkey freaks out. After all, he is a dad.
Now for the kicker: Wei-Chen confirms with Monkey that Tze-Yo-Tzuh thinks humans are his coolest creation, even better than his emissaries, and then he tells Monkey that Tze-Yo-Tzuh's a fool. Blasphemy.
Not only that, but he tells Monkey that he thinks humans suck monkey butt. Okay, no he doesn't really say those exact words, but you follow.
So he concludes that he'll live out the rest of his days on Earth purely for his own pleasure. Forget virtue—where's the fun in that?
Monkey begs him not to do that and tells him how Wei-Chen will need to face Tze-Yo-Tzuh one day, but Wei-Chen doesn't care—he says anything is better than being a slave to humans.
So that's how Wei-Chen and Monkey's story goes.
Monkey tells Jin that Wei-Chen no longer lets him visit, which is why Monkey visits Jin instead.
Jin thinks it's because Monkey wants to punish him for Wei-Chen's failure, but Monkey insists that's not it.
He says he visits Jin because he wants to become Jin's guide, to remind Jin of what's right and wrong.
And then we zoom in on a close-up of Chin-Kee's head, which popped off after Jin hit him.
Monkey's about to leave, but then Jin stops him and asks him about what he should do next.
Monkey says something really mysterious—that basically he wishes he appreciated his monkey self a lot sooner.
Then he zooms off on a cloud.
A business card floats down from the sky though; it gives an address to a Chinese restaurant.
Jin goes home and asks his father for the keys to the car.
His father asks where Chin-Kee is, and Jin tells him Chin-Kee left for home early.
Jin leaves while his dad tells Jin's mother that she better call her sister and tell her that Chin-Kee's coming home early. Jin's mother tells him that she thought Chin-Kee was his sister's son. That Monkey—such a crafty little guy.
So Jin goes to the 490 Bakery Cafe (the restaurant on the card) and sits there, waiting.
He does that night after night for a month, until one night, Wei-Chen rolls up in a souped-up sports car with a thumping bass coming out the stereo system.
Jin goes out to talk to Wei-Chen, who looks like a total gangster with a mean streak.
Jin lets him know that he's talked to Wei-Chen's dad, which reminds Wei-Chen of his monkey roots.
So Wei-Chen goes into the restaurant and—over some boba milk tea—he and Jin talk.
And Jin apologizes.
Wei-Chen considers the apology behind his shades (yes, he's wearing sunglasses at night), over his milk tea and a cigarette. Then he tells Jin that the milk tea sucks and criticizes it like he's Anthony Bourdain.
And then? The bromance returns.
Wei-Chen invites Jin to a place with the best boba milk tea. That's boy-speak for we're cool again.