When A Man Loves - Episode 19 (A Squeecap)
If you want to get smashed while watching this episode, take a shot every time a plot point gets neatly tied up, and two shots for every “He is your brother” statement.
JoAnne: She looks like she’s sleeping so peacefully. Dare we hope she died? I know Kakashi wants someone to die, because this is a melo. I’d be ok with it being her.
kakashi: Oh yes, yes, yes! She is dead! She has amnesia forever, walks away to Russia, and will never be seen again!
JoAnne: Nothing a little humidity won’t put to rights, though. Quick someone, where’s the vaporizer?
kakashi: Oh my goodness. I LOVE how stupid she looks in that hat. It really suits her.
JoAnne: Mi Do, don’t give up. SOMEONE needs to do something nice for Oppa that doesn’t involve murder. (Yes, Chang Hee, I AM looking at you.)
kakashi: His hair is a little bit flattened by the helmet. Cute. Take off your shirt, oppa - aren't you hot?
JoAnne: I actually really forgot that they were dating, at this point, and I couldn’t figure out why he was being so nosy. Also, Mi Do: pay attention to the slime dripping off his intentions.
kakashi: They are dating? Huh? (Should I have paid more attention I wonder ...)
JoAnne: I loved that struggle on his face. First, that we could see it and know what it was. Baeksang! Second, that he even had it. He wants to be cool and distant but he wuvs her he weally weally does wuv her even now. Also loved the nod back to the driving. And say hello to the world’s largest first aid kit.
kakashi: :-( (why does he have to love her. so stupid)
JoAnne: You had me at spicy.
kakashi: Spicy = hot = Roy Chang.
JoAnne: This guy. Who IS this guy? He’s only been acting a couple of years. I hope he got a lot of notice because of this because I would like MOAR please.
kakashi: Yes, fanning. Lots of women with burst ovaries fanning themselves.
JoAnne: psssst, I think it’s Insadong or Insaedong.
Shuk: Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to. It's their childhood neighborhood, neh?
Shuk: Jae-hee gives Mi-do a bank account for moving expenses, but she refuses, and he petulantly mentions she accepted money from President Han. She tells him not to talk like that, and wonders out loud that he seems like a different person. He stomps off after snapping at her, and she watches him leave with another inscrutable expression. I think she is thinking for herself instead of believing the worst. Too bad Jae-hee can't do the same.
JoAnne: He’s not different, Mi Do. You are. Welcome to the world the rest of us having been living in for about 10 episodes now.
kakashi: "Another inscrutable expression". haha, you make it sound as if she did more than one of those! In the next gif, I made him walk away forever. Haha, serves him right. I hope he gets blisters on his feet!
JoAnne: Isn’t it funny how now his face just looks sad and melty and suspicious and before he just looked like an ass?
kakashi: It's because we're collectively in love with him.
Shuk: Even Seon-joo can’t get through Jae-hee’s hatred armor as he sneers at her: doesn’t she want him to lose everything and crawl back to her? She starts to cry, but Jae-hee coolly tells her to pull herself together. I’m at a loss for the tears at this late game.
JoAnne: Here’s the thing. She won't be able to go through with it, because she’s a lot like the witch from Nice Guy. She talks a good game, but she’s not actually evil. And I think she really loves Oppa. The love doesn’t come from a twisted place, but her responses to situations do. I’m guessing love will win out in the end and she’ll do the right thing.
kakashi: bleh. Do they want us to like her now of what? Seriously, drama. Gives us abs already.Who cares about Miss Pilates.
JoAnne: SURPRISING lack of secret keeping in this particular plot line. It must be because they aren’t Korean. But no joke, that dude is awesome. Plus handsome.
kakashi: I also want to adopt abandoned Asian boys. Ah no, Asian man. Abandoned Asian men (and btw that toy is one of the original G1 Transformers)
JoAnne: Oppa, you already know. How come you don’t say anything?
kakashi: Cause it's KDrama. And this one is one with 20 episodes.
JoAnne: He’s a weasel, not a murderer. Does he still work for Grandpa Leeteuk, though? I’m confused.
kakashi: Oh, I'm so glad you're also confused, JoAnne. Makes me feel less alone. But ... is NOBODY going to die in this drama???!
|Don't cry, I am sure somebody will!|
JoAnne: Roy was a really lucky little boy, in the end.
kakashi: This drama has taught me something important! I have a fetish for men on the phone. Wow.
JoAnne: F*** YOU, wrong person dying. Seriously pissed off.
kakashi: Oh no, this is SO KDrama of you, drama. but ... we already know that nobody can die in this universe!
JoAnne: But why were they suspicious? He started that with decent intentions. They'd have had no reason to know a thing about Mi Do.
kakashi: File it away under plot-hole #28976798
Shuk: Jae-hee is happy to see his brother, and finally FINALLY is hearing the truth: Chang-hee got hurt in a fight with Dong-goo, who fought because he was embezzling and Chang-hee had called Tae-sang. The brothers go outside, and Chang-hee explains the circumstances surrounding his decision to keep Jae-hee away from his biological father; his decision to get rid of Mi-do; and the death that caused him to go to prison.
JoAnne: FINALLY we get the light of some truth-telling up in this hizzy.
kakashi: Imagine Chang-hee saying "braaaaaaaaiiins" in the next gif.
JoAnne: Feel like shit now, don’t’cha?
Shuk: At the villa, Seon-joo winds down her synopsis of Tae-sang’s life with how un-thuglike he was in the gang. When he dismisses her comments, she tells him: He’s your brother. Roy Chang tells her he knows.
JoAnne: Did they put something in the air? EVERYONE is being honest. If I was playing that drinking game I’d be on the floor right now, patting the tiles and drunkenly crying ‘Oppa, oppa, why don’t you love meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?’
Shku: [weaving] Alreadyy therre dude. [hic]
kakashi: Oh, I'm so with you!
Shuk: The two moms are have spa treatments together as Mi-do talks to the detectives and insists that she will not prosecute Chang-hee. And the police skip happily away as a potential crisis is averted and plot point neatly snipped.
kakashi: And another one down (side-plot). How many to go?
JoAnne: So that’s a very different basis of law. Primarily civil, I guess, since so many things can be settled with money right in the police station. And no, I don’t mean by bribery. I sort of like the matter of factness of it. Also: Do Not Like Seo Eomma being so chummy with Han Eomma because we know it’s fake. WAY more fake than Mi Do was with Oppa.
kakashi: It is possible that I hate the mother even more than the daughter.
|Can we push Seo Eomma down a mountain?|
Shuk: She receives a text from Tae-sang, thanking her for finding his brother. He’s back in Seoul at his apartment, when he receives an SMS from Seo Eomma with a selca of his mother. He shows up at the restaurant, and invites his mother to a picnic.kakashi: Woah, he sits so sexily, uri oppa. I would have liked to sit there with them. Real close.
JoAnne: Eomma’s are people, too. I’m so glad Oppa got his back.
kakashi: Oh ... when he called her Eomma, my heart skipped a little (btw, when he sits there prettily on the beautiful grass, his shirt, which is unbuttoned at the top, wrinkles a little and you can see his abs a little bit!!!!!)
JoAnne: I really, really, really believed at this moment that he would open the gate and say he bought that house for them to live in again.
kakashi: I am SURE he has! It's KDrama.
JoAnne: Oppa you are so freaking cute all the time. Well except for when you are being mind bendingly hot.
kakashi: Like that bit, when he calls out, forgetting that it will give his relationship away.
Shuk: The final day of the bookstore dawns as Mi-do choses the final cheddar quote for the Chalkboard of Cheese: “You are someone I had read the most painful book with.”
JoAnne: I don't really get the Eastern concept of falling in love based on shared pain. I guess the closest I can get is ‘we went through a lot together.’ but that’s not really what they're saying. Or maybe they are. Who knows.
kakashi: Time for her mother to have a heart-attack, I think. Oh, and the father as well.
JoAnne: Evil spiteful narrowminded ungratefulness is always beaten back by honest friendship.
kakashi: In the next gif, you see the look we would have on all our collective faces if WE were hugged by oppa.
JoAnne: I kinda liked that bookstore.
kakashi: I think it would have been awesome if someone had blown it up.
Shuk: And in other news, a body is found buried on a mountain. Yong-gap smirks nastily as he drives through the rain, listening to the news report. Hmm, seems he knows something about it, and another loose plot thread is uncovered.
JoAnne; Either we were shown or I just assumed but it’s not news to me that he knows something about that…at this point I’m supremely uninterested in any of it, except to be glad it’s not just another ‘oops, I dropped the plot point, oh well, I have so many I can just forget it’.
kakashi: So drunk already ... 0_o
JoAnne: I hope he ends up with a mean wife who only puts out on their anniversary, and then only if he gives her jewelry first, AND she lies there like a dead fish. I hope the children born of that unholy union are whiny, spiteful people who only interact with him when they need money, and that each, as babies, throws up on him more than once.
kakashi: so be it! By the power of KDrama!
JoAnne: I am sure this is so painful for you on a professional level, honestly. As an avid watcher of procedurals growing up with my cop father, I share your pain to a point. For the most part though, I look forward to the continually inept Korean police force that appears in pretty much every drama ever.
kakashi: People. You forgot again to leave your critical brains at the door when you entered WAML.
Shuk: They also talk with President Han, who confirms the fight but says he had nothing to do with the disappearance. Oh Chang-hee, is this another one of your whoopsies?
JoAnne: *singing* Oops, I did it again! I killed someone new, for making you blue.
JoAnne: I actually like him with the beard, and if she goes ANYWHERE near Doctor’s Son I will hurt that b****.
kakashi: He should color his beard purple, too. Sexy beast.
JoAnne: Sigh. You are SO yesterday’s news.
JoAnne: I actually spit water at the screen and slapped the dog’s rump. Neither were very appreciative of my response.
kakashi: Yes. And we SO know that this is not what is going to happen. Even though I would prefer Miss Pilates to Mi-do anytime and then some.
JoAnne: I know it’s Episode 19. I know they had to throw something at us. I am suddenly reminded of the whole marriage of convenience plot line that we kept hearing before the series started, and how we all wondered what the hell happened to that, and now BAM! Here it is in our faces. If he actually marries her I will …register my displeasure very severely on this week’s OT. In other news, whatever happened to his bum shoulder? Perhaps that will come up in a big way and force a wedding cancellation and during his hospital recovery Chang Hee and him can share hospital rooms, if not beds, and MORE TRUTH WILL BE TOLD. Sigh. One more episode. No one has died yet. I’m a little disappointed about that.
Shuk: Can't we have one more shirtless scene by the end of this? Pretty please?? I would almost settle for The Chairman...
kakashi: JoAnne is now stealing my lines and I'm just SO TIRED. I really want to go to bed. Can this drama end already? With abs and blood, please? Thanks.