This episode starts with The Female Mope (aka Song Ji-Hye) rushing through the night to hug the hormonally challenged Mope aka The Big Snore (aka Kim Hyun-Woo). And because I really can't stand them, I also really can't stand that song that plays when they ride through the night, all touchy-feely (see above: soon to join the all-time-annoyers). And I hate that she lets him touch her hand and didn't let Tae-wook touch it, not so long ago.
While they wander around the beach (or lake shore), she says something quite telling: She really can't stand men. She hates them for not talking about feelings and not trying to understand any one's feelings. She thinks all of them are cold, naive, and selfish; ridiculous creatures, really. BUT for her father.
Oups. Any psychologists around?
Quite exasperated, she asks him: "Am I easy? Do I look easy to get?"
Let me answer truthfully, Missy (cause The Big Snore is so hormonally challenged he'll lie about anything): YES, you goddamn are easy if you sleep with a guy you've known for a few hours. He says no, of course. Cause she's so puuuuuuure and gooooooood and ladiladilablah. And then she says that there's a 2nd guy she doesn't find ridiculous: Tolstoy. ROFL. So glad she didn't say it's him, The Big Snore! And she goes on to tell him about Anna Karenina, her favorite novel.
But he seems to be another one of those men that do not listen, because he kisses her! It is fitting that there is an ugly highway in the distance behind them at this moment. She resists the forceful kiss open-eyes and pushes him away. And I go: thank you or not giving in to this pushy libido-guided person! ... when she frigging kisses him back!
That's them, there, in the distance --- all the coverage they'll get on here...
As he walks out of his office, he flashbacks to their first "moment" together, at the broadcast station. He greets her with name, she has no clue who he is.
It's what I have been waiting for all week. Of course, they are teasing us, cause it's all the abs we get to see. I know it's a freegin shame that he hides them all the time behind clothes, but then, he does look good in suits, too. I also notice that he has a very nice nose. VERY nice.
Ah .... my feeeeeels!
Other stuff that happens:
- So, only people in the front are required to wear seat belts in Korea!
- Pitiful, slightly dumb lady follows her Cheating Anchorman husband around to Busan, while he is filming, causing all kinds of accidents. The sexy Barbie (Lee Seong-Min aka Clara) was born in Switzerland, by the way. Maybe that's why I kinda like her? Anyway, the poor wife finally gets all the proof she needs that her husband is cheating. Of course I feel sorry for her, who wouldn't? But there is a part of me who understands the husband, too ... she is such an annoying, clingy woman. So, after abandoning her son and leaving him with her sister-in-law, she will now have to come to terms with this 'new' situation. Let's hope it makes her character more appealing, this coming-to-terms.
- The Career Woman continues to have a difficult life, trying to balance familx and work. I about get it now. What about some more development in that side-plot?
- Abused Wife and Awful Brother go on TV together. It's terrible to watch, I'd love to strangle him or hang him up by his ... she tries to talk to the woman in charge of the filming afterwards, to explain to her that she does not have a luxurious life. That it is in fact very hard. But the woman gets very angry and tells her to stop winging: it's her choice after all.
Comments, Thoughts, Ramblings
Let me start with a small rant. I really, really can't stand Ji-hye at this moment. And I seriously don't get what's wrong with her. I mean ... I understand that his family is super scary and I am not sure I would want to marry into it. But ... she doesn't even love him? So why the F did she say yes when he proposed?! Seriously. Woman.
I do understand that this is Korea and that it is difficult even if not in Korea to call off a wedding. So let's see how we move on from here, after he is the one that is ready to call it off. Tae-wook is an idiot, though a very cute one. He is in love, he really is - but he does know nothing else but to possess. Worse, he doesn't believe in love at all. It seems to be a nuisance, almost, something to get over with. It is definitely something that clouds people's judgments and ultimately, is in the way of a good, married life in his opinion. He is promising her an unwavering, safe haven, someone that will do his utmost to protect her. In his logic, that should be enough. And in anyone's logic? Would we rather have a passionate love that ends in tears sooner rather than later - or trust and maybe affection, a solid base, but without a burning fire of passion? It is not an easy question to answer. Or is it?