When A Man Loves - Episode 16 (A SqueeCap)
ShukNote: One thing you can say about Oppa, there is no guessing how he feels about you. And that includes you, Missy.
JoNote: Oh, I know how he feels about me.
kakaNote: Is it just me or is the squeeing getting a bit harder these days? I keep looking out for oppa's abs to deal with things, but ........
Episode 16Shuk: It’s breakfast time at the mountainside resort. Tae-sang offers Mi-do coffee, saying she told him on the train how much she enjoyed drinking it when she travelled. She denied saying it, but looked startled when Tae-sang mentioned that she remembered the train ride. Little girl, you are so BUSTED. Her face registers her slipup. The rest of them continue on as if nothing momentous happened.
JoAnne: As is only to be expected, since they really count for nothing here. Can’t we start killing off some of the minor characters yet?
kakashi: Thank you, JoAnne, for bringing that up. There are at least 10 characters that should be thrown in front of a truck. Or a train. Or off an airplane. And the next gif is called:
#WhenAManDrinksTooMuchCoffee (cause he'd die pretty soon if he drank that much, yes, caffeine kills!)
JoAnne: I say she wasn’t faking here.
kakashi: I am a very bad person. Making this gif and having her crawl eternally on the floor with paralyzed legs gave me great pleasure. Yes, the writer is quite smart. Her suffering is directly correlated to how much the viewers enjoy this drama. Hence the ratings.
Shuk: Jae-hee is at the office when he receives a phone call from Kelly Jo (you remember she spoke with Mi-do during her PT session last episode). She offered her sympathies to Jae-hee, and passed on a message from Mi-do; she wanted to apologize to him for her behavior. His eyes light up when this registered. HE KNOWS SHE’S FAKING THE AMNESIA. Naturally, I’m expecting him to do something stupid since that it is Modus operandi. We’ll see.
JoAnne: I should have known just leaving that hanging was for a reason. With another writer, I would have known. With THIS writer, I was just thinking what, more breadcrumbs?
kakashi: #WhenChubsHasTragedyWrittenAllOverHisFace. I don't want him to die. No. Please, show.
JoAnne: Oppa and I were both thinking ‘F*** you then, bitch. Try to be nice…’
kakashi: #WhenIEnjoyAWomansSmackedUpFaceAndFeelBadAboutIt (but just a little bit)
kakashi: The angry poking was such a turn-on, I made two gifs. Next time, poke at each other naked, please!
JoAnne: Might as well put up a sign that blinks off and on saying “Chang Hee will die soon and Jae Hee will remember this and think it was Oppa.”
kakashi: Let's start shovelling a mass grave then!
Shuk: Inside, President Han is going over some contracts, when he opens one of the folders that has Mi-do’s request to have fun. He crumbles it up and throws it away.
JoAnne: Really, Oppa, because it seems to me the fun is just about to begin…
kakashi: Oh my god, he is SO HOT when he is angry!!! o.0
JoAnne: Thinking, in her little pea brain, “Omo! How could anyone have put two and two together like that? I’m so shocked! What will I do now?’
kakashi: "Quick, I need to mount my Pilates machines! And all will be good! I might even have little Pilates machine babies!"
JoAnne: This is just stupid. If the show were about her coming to grips with a potential lifetime of being wheelchair bound, ok then. But this show is about her needing to be sweet and docile to protect her life from big bad Oppa and the Wolves, isn’t it? So why the temper tantrum? Let’s file this under ‘Why MiDo is Badly Written and Thus Incomprehensible to Humans’
kakashi: First time I have an inkling of sympathy for her. I'd do that too if I were in a wheelchair: squat in front of non-wheelchair accessible clubs and make a big fuss. So.Much.Fun!
Shuk: And in a dark bar, the little gangster drinks with our Big Bad. Yong-gap plays the sympathetic father figure, and Dong-goo slips further off the lighted path.
JoAnne: Sympathetic what? Plus, no, and ugh.
kakashi: But ... JoAnne. Look at him. Look!
JoAnne: Cause the post it note isn't stupid either, right? These people are practically lying down in front of Oppa begging him to step on them on his way to the truth. It’s not that they underestimate him, either. They don’t even CONSIDER that they aren't covering their tracks. It’s all la-la-la we’re the only people in the world la-la-la. Pabo. My Oppa is barely hanging on to his good intentions, and you keep PUSHING. This will end in SO.MUCH.BLOOD. And I’m just really afraid it will be Oppa’s, and not the people who deserve it.
kakashi: Is it just me or did we see some good acting from her in this scene?!?? What is happening?!
JoAnne: Awww, we just watched the birth of a tiny evil plan.
kakashi: Seriously, show. You could have given us MORE here. So easily (I mean abs, of course)
JoAnne: Well, I hope Oppa is never caught as a prisoner of war and tortured for information about troop movements.
kakashi: Boah, oppa. #NotASmartMoveAtAll. Is it time yet to start making bets who dies in what way until we've seen the end of this?
Shuk: Before things get too ugly, Mi-do pipes up and says she remembers the accident and will talk to the police tomorrow. Mi-jun notices the poster is down in her room when he wheels her in, and she asks him to take a message to Jae-hee to meet in the afternoon.
JoAnne: Mi Jun, pssst…switch sides. Tell Oppa. You'll be doing her a favor in the long run.
JoAnne: And then he neatly puts it back in the parking garage and gently covers it with a car cover. Sigh. His tendency toward cleanliness carries through, at least.
kakashi: #WhenAManIsTooDumbToLive. Sorry.
JoAnne: He knows she knows. But she doesn't know yet that he knows she knows. She also doesn't know that she should start being scared right about now. Not like before, when she was scared but had no reason to be. But now, now when she acts like little Miss MasterMind (except she sucks at it) - NOW that she’s not scared because she thinks she’s got the upper hand. Oh, now, Missy. Now is the time to be frightened.
kakashi: Oh yes. I'm frightened, too.
JoAnne: She must know it was Chang Hee. I was wondering how, but then I remembered her dad asked about him in particular to Oppa, and she knows he was the last person she talked to. Plus there was that whole inexplicable bit back on Mount WTF. She knows and she wants to protect Jae Hee.
kakashi: I am in awe of this woman. She walks in those heels over soft, muddy ground - and doesn't wobble even the tiniest bit.
JoAnne: Because if you’re a weasel who sells out your friends, you figure that’s what everyone else does, too.
kakashi: I forgot what I wanted to say. But I'm sure it was important and intelligent.
JoAnne: Oh wait. Maybe he didn't ask Oppa. But I still think she knows.
Shuk: Lazy Writer-nim creates the Expositional Parking Attendant # 7 to show up at the Lee apartment and mention the battered car downstairs. Naturally, Jae-hee pulls the cover off and sees the windshield damage. He then confirms the information from Seo Appa with Seon-joo.
JoAnne: Anyone else equate that look of horror on his face when he sees the windshield with the thought that Mi-Do must have done that damage when she was hit? I get it, but dude, she’d be dead. And pretty cut up. Relax.
kakashi: Oh, that's the look of horror when he realizes how dumb his "brother" is.
kakashi: Duh and bleh. Mi-do is SO STUPID.
JoAnne: SFS people. I’m sure you can figure out that acronym.
Shuk: Some latin version of "Too Stupid To Live"?
kakashi: Who else waited and waited for the shower scene that didn't come??!
JoAnne: Good Lord, I felt the rage vibrate through the tv screen. I forgot to even check for an eye bugging eye roll. Was there one? Oppa doesn’t demonstrate rage well. I think it must be because he’s such a nice guy in person.
kakashi: Yes, the eyes bulged a bit. It's quite fascinating how they bulge, in fact. Do you know any other people whose eyes almost pop out when they try to look angry? I don't.
Happy Birthday” by Ra.D when Tae-sang walks in. Eun-hye wonders if they should not perform a dance for Mi-do’s birthday, but Tae-sang assures them she will walk soon.
JoAnne: Perhaps even fly.
kakashi: Throw all of them in front of a truck already.Boooooring.
Shuk: Mi-do is home and her brother starts wiping down the chair wheels. Tae-sang snarks that maybe he should have an indoor-only wheelchair to save the cleaning, but his tone is anything but positive, and Mi-do picks up on that right away.
JoAnne: You’re a bit late to the get a clue party, Mi Do.
kakashi: Run, Mi-do, run!
Shuk: Useless Jae-hee drinks himself into a stupor at the meeting with Roy Chang, and wakes up at Roy Chang’s home. Over breakfast, the investor announces they will NOT be investing in Golden Tree, and politely invites him to leave after breakfast.
JoAnne: Seriously. Why so stupid? WHY? I guess he suddenly doesn't care about the deal? But no, he sure looks upset the next morning. This is your problem, Jae Hee. You are IMPULSIVE.
kakashi: Roy Chang is so scary. Must be the genes. Gangster genes.
JoAnne: Because it’s so much less likely that you’d be noticed entering a construction site at night, two men in suits, than it would be for two guys in suits to oh, I don’t know, perhaps sit in a car and talk? Or meet at home? Hell, everyone at work knows the weasel took the money, why not just hand it to him in the hallway?
kakashi: Are you really asking JoAnne?
JoAnne: Chang Hee knows he knows. It’s sad. All he wanted to do was protect the men in his life, and here’s how it turns out. They both hate him, and they both love the girl he demonizes. The wages of sin, Chang Hee. And revenge is a dish best served cold. Also, let other people handle their own business. These are things it would have done you well to learn earlier.
Shuk: Mi-do’s mom wheels her into a hotel room, where President Han has set up a birthday party for Mi-do. Once Mom leaves, he places her in a chair and pulls the wheelchair out of reach. Her birthday present? A black handbag and a pretty pair of heels; he promises they are the right size this time. While she puts them on, he steps back and sits on the bed.
kakashi: Oh man. The sitting on the bed .... that was SO WELL DONE. Look how pretty he looks with the ballons and all! This is meant to send a message to us: This is your present. Look, oppa is sitting on your bed! And he will undress soon!
Shuk: Love the bounce! Bounce again, Oppa. Squeeee!
kakashi: I am sorry to interrupt the flow of the SqueeCap once more with another gifs of oppa on the bed. I couldn't help myself.
HTS: “Those are magic shoes, so get up and walk towards me.”Shuk: Mi-do looks puzzled for a moment, then plays dumb. They argue verbally until he yells, “Cut the crappy act and walk towards me!!” So she stands up and walks towards him. She admits she had
her memory the entire time, but just recently recovered the ability to walk. Incredulous, he asks her why the sham?
HTS: “Why did you lie?"
SMD: “Because if I don't remember, he wouldn't get hurt. I will say no, no matter what the cops ask me. So please, please leave me alone. Don't hurt my family or Jae Hee.”
Shuk: Oof. His face is so full of pain that my chest hurts a little, especially when he quietly says, “I was going to let you go once you were healed. To go to the person you want to go to.”
kakashi: Yeah, people, we all signed up for melo. This is melo. And it is going to get far more melo after this, I am sure!
Shuk: She doesn't believe him; she is convinced in her mind that if she leaves him, she or her family will get hurt again. He grabs her in frustration and throws her on the bed. She sobs that her life would have been very different if they had never met; he agrees and leaves the room.
JoAnne: Yep. Lost their house, no college for her, dead dad from no surgery, mother scrubbing floors to make ends meet, most likely. Brother certainly not farting around dancing. Very different. Wow, he really messed things up for you.
kakashi: Bleh. Should have thrown her harder.
JoAnne: What the hell for?
Shuk: He doesn't have the money, and he’s going to work for Gu Young-gap.
JoAnne: Then why the hell go all the way out there to do nothing?
kakashi: Are you really asking, JoAnne?
Shuk: Chang-hee calls Tae-sang and asks him to meet them at the resort, but the verbal sparring degenerates into fisticuffs. The camera pans back beautifully to show where they are fighting. On top of the highest structure that’s partially built. With no railings and just flimsy safety barriers. It’s clear Chang- hee is the better fighter, but he doesn’t want to hurt Dong-goo. He steps back from the smaller man, just as Dong-goo whacks him with a back of concrete. Blinded by the powder, Chang-hee steps back and...
kakashi: I really don't want to see this to the end. Four more episodes?!
JoAnne: Son of a bitch. I kinda thought there’d be more of a blaze of glory, or a scene at the end where the two men fight to sacrifice themselves on the altar of undeserving family members, but no. Just this ignominious, accidental ending. At the hands of the fucking WEASEL, no less. Who clearly didn’t intend to do that, but still. The bloodfest opening ceremonies have concluded: let’s get down to the Hunger Games now, shall we?
kakashi: ooooohhh man. I will just fastforward from now on. To oppa's face and butt. And abs, in case they make an appearance again. I.e. when they torture him in prison, when he hangs half-naked from the ceiling. Or something like it.