Important Note: there are several different cuts of Meteor Garden. Based on air dates and some DVD releases, the official episode count is likely 19. However, the most common version to find online is the 27 episode cut.
Shan Cai arrives at school to find some nasty rumors about her written on the blackboard. She accuses Dao Ming Si of the crime and returns back to the classroom. Shan Cai finds Bai He and Qian Hui erasing the message. They ask Shan Cai to come to their party, which is suppose to be casual. Shan Cai shows up wearing jeans and the two girls embarrass her further by telling two men that she "sleeps around". In turn, Shan Cai embarrasses Bai He in a similar way and pours champagne on her before leaving.
The next day, Shan Cai finds Hua Ze Lei at the usual spot on the rooftop. Nearby, Bai He and Qian Hui secretly tape them. The two girls confront Shan Cai and reveal Lei's love for Teng Tang Jing. Dao Ming Si stops them from harassing her, though all Shan Cai does is hurl insults at him. Shan Cai learns more about Lei and Jing from Xi Men and Mei Zuo. Later on, she sees him and he kisses her on the cheek after receiving a message. She slowly realizes her feelings for him.
Teng Tang Jing arrives at Ying De and the F4 greet her. Shan Cai begins to believe that she cannot measure up to Jing. The following day, Shan Cai's old friend Chen Qing He transfers to the school. Dao Ming Si becomes infuriated as he watches the two eat lunch. He sends Qing He a red slip and the other students begin to bully him. The F4 and Jing are walking through campus, when the happen upon Shan Cai and Qing He. Lei stops the students from bullying Shan Cai, resulting in Si severing ties with him. Jing takes Shan Cai and helps her clean up.
Shan Cai later visits Lei on the rooftop and thanks him. She waits with him until night falls, and he sets off some fireworks, which he explains are wishes. The following day, Shan Cai meets Qing He and he asks her to go on a cruise with him. Shan Cai passes out from fever, before she can reply. Dao Ming Si hears from Xi Men that Shan Cai is sick. He appears worried, though he will not admit it.