JoAnne: We pick up where we left off: our handsome, handsome, HANDSOME hero is struggling in both literal and figurative dark as he tries to deny his desire to call Soo Min, the light of his life. He gives in, and Skinny Legs eventually picks up, too. These poor kids. They just can't ever catch a break. Her phone doesn't have any cute names for him anymore. He's just Jung Shi Hyun.
Shuk: That was a really subtle, poignant shot of the phone that spells out their relationship.
kakashi: Alas, Soo-min's rug is so ugly I couldn't really focus on anything else. This must be the special sheep pasture edition from Ikea, Änfår. Tsts, the product placement these days ...
Shuk: He's told everyone else no, but maybe to the one person he loves, he can't say that because of that small, niggling doubt that he IS responsible for the bullet that ended his noona's life. He and his Cro-magnon counterpart are very much alike in this, I think.
kakashi: *sigh* ... KDrama logic. "Logic". Yeah, he feels responsible for that girl's death and thus, he will remain silent. *double sigh of annoyance*. But at least he suffers prettily.
Shuk: [sobbing quietly at the dining room table over her fried chicken.]
kakashi: Fine, fine, it is touching and all ... but HOW did he get there that fast? Can he fly? Is he Batman?
Shuk Didn't Huey Lewis and The News say it best? Better than Celine Dion, for sure.
Shuk: That little eyebrow raise made me squeal. It's fun to watch these two, since they both know the barnyard dance so well.
kakashi: I'm a bit in love with them both - and I am shipping them really, really hard. I hope they'll get some happy time before they die.
Shuk: The ice cream brings me back to the scene in a previous episode when the three of them were together. I know they all but said goodbye last epi, but I still can't help but think that Safari wants them in his court. Maybe he envies that Jin-sook has Baksa's back no matter what? He really doesn't have that security now, and less likely to have it in the future.
kakashi: I think Jin-sook is a bit harsh with poor Safari. He really hasn't killed anyone important, right? By the way, has everybody just simply forgotten that he was exposed as an undercover agent? They're all: fine, fine, he may have been a cop, but since cops in the Baksaverse are so incompetent, we do not care?
Shuk: Psycho Jo is the key to Pusan, he's thinking. I don't think he knows just yet that Elder Ji has voted the Chairman off the island.
kakashi: X takes Y prisoner while Z is in danger, but Baksa comes and gets them all out. A quick summary of the last 10 episodes.
JoAnne: You forgot to add this: And every body looks damn good doing it, too.
Shuk: I liked how the old toad could spin up Safari just like Safari spun up the detectives. Is Safari still in cop mode? I find it far-fetched but not impossible. And did you notice a lack of ugly shirt on Safari?
kakashi: This scene is called "The Great Fumble":
JoAnne: I did laugh at this and wonder if it was an NG that they just decided to roll with.
Shuk: He may not be the elder, but it's clear he is a Chess Master. He should have gotten a paper cut and died of sepsis when he ripped up his award in the beginning.
kakashi: Does Baksa finally get it? That Min is bad? Or does he need two more episodes?
Shuk: I think he would be happy for them both, since he wants all his humans to be content. Plus, I've been wondering if Jin-sook was looking to hook Soo-min and Baksa together, since Emu-legs is her chosen protege and she knows she can't have Baksa. Can you picture Jin-sook as an SK Yenta?
kakashi: When they have their lovers' tryst, I am going to join them. I just decided that. All the better if Baksa joins in as well.
Shuk: Ji has already offered the Chairman's position to Safari, so the surprise is...er...surprising.
kakashi: Everybody talks to everybody else. I like that. And each couple has their favorite information exchange location: church, cinema, Japanese restaurant, rooftop .... not enough rooftops.
Shuk: Just like a war movie where the soldier that shows somebody the picture of his sweetheart is the next to die, I think Show just put a big old bulls-eye on Doll's back. She's expendable and personally connected. Bummer for Baksa's chauffeur.
kakashi: Really smart move to place the Wall of Revenge in the living room where everybody can see it.
JoAnne: So she DID attend the Police Academy, then.
Shuk: Sooo, the stick figure that just dumped her guy for nonproven rumors tells DeadBoringUnni's ex-lover to hold on to the one who is good to you? [Cutie-soo eyebrow raise]. And police officers never take off their pieces unless they are securing them in a lockbox. (Sorry, I can stay quiet about this one.)
kakashi: Goodness, I KNEW there had to be a reason Neanderthal was always wearing his gun holsters. a) to look hawt; b) to have them stolen.
Shuk: I think I saw it posted on my FaceBook page too. Wait, my IPhone is buzzing a SMS...
kakashi: Can Babyface die already? Or may we cut off more pieces?
Shuk: Abso.F'kng.Lutley on the nose.
kakashi: Insert random Cutie-Soo pic. X-Large. Hey, I just realize I have absolutely no clue what this guy's real name is.
JoAnne: Hyun Soo. We were talking about it on Twitter the other night, that no one even uses his real name, ever. He is Cutie to the twitterverse.
Shuk: And, yunno, just a side note, but is it really smart to do most of your covert conversations about illegal activities at a business with rice paper walls? That's been bothering me from the beginning. Oh yeah, and Daddy Ji sucks eggs.
kakashi: Yeah, what does he do for a living? Sit around in cinemas and Japanese restaurants, plotting evil stuff? I want that job!!!
Shuk: He's the Chief Prosecutor for the Busan area, so he just needs to stare out a window and look inscrutable. Oh, and destroy people's lives for power.
Shuk: Hey, They've already rubbed butts together... [giggle]
kakashi: It's the blue-yellow rock band gathering again:
Shuk: See my previous note. Safari has little loyalty around him, above or below, but he knows from long-standing that Baska is a straight arrow in his dealings. Safari can trust Baksa, but that's no guarantee that Safari won't betray the younger man in the end. Sorry, unni, we differ on this one. Especially since Safari called him Shi-hyun-a because he knows it's a weakness.
kakashi: Yeah, Baksa isn't feeling all too comfortable about being found out. But not because Safari knows, because he fears Cutie Soo and Jin-sook might find out. I do wonder how they will react when they in fact do. Unless they die first, which is possible. Even likely. Next week is going to be a bloodfest!
Shuk: I can't even say anything without it being vituperative and angry and redundant about this police scene.
kakashi: Insert random Baksa picture.
JoAnne: It should have been a shirtless one. I have a dim memory of a couple delightful views of his torso. You realize that did that just to suck us in, right?
Shuk: Neanderthal has realized Baksa is the other undercover agent. Some cells are firing under all that bird-nest! Still, damn him for putting unfounded ideas in his dongsaeng's head.
kakashi: Not sure he is there yet. The braincells do struggle in there, though.
Shuk: I betting on this logic: "A police-issued weapon killed BabyMama. Baksa has one, but didn't kill her. Ergo, he must bleed blue too." Of course, the key weakness is the word 'logic'.
JoAnne: Well I know he realizes Baksa ain't no ordinary man but hell, we all know that too. He's just jumping on the long, long, LONG train to Baksaville.
kakashi: Here, I cheered on the Neanderthal to finally kill Babyface. Alas ...
Shuk: I dunno, without a jacket he just looks like every other out of work executive in SK? It was laughable that Chairman Jo had more goons protecting him while he ate steak than the goons protecting his power and money base of operations. And you need a lot of refrigeration and cooling equipment for large scale meth manufacturing, not cardboard boxes and white plastic containers. Oh and a lone propane tank? Chincha, Show?!
kakashi: Hahaha, I really liked this factory. It was so ... simple.
Shuk: Here's a meth lab made out of Legos:
JoAnne: Why. WHY, GOD, WHY?
Shuk: I'm stepping out for a beer and some gyoza. I'll come back when the "It's Making Sense Again" light comes back on.
kakashi: Min, you fucker. DIE!
JoAnne: Aaaaaaaaand flashback! Safari and Min meet by the river and there's not a lot of subtext or animosity in this conversation..so I guess it's before the 'betrayal' Min always talks about. Turns out Safari really did care about the young Baksa Adeul, and lying to the kid makes him feel bad. Min That Fuck tells him that certainly some day he'll be able to come clean - and then Safari hands him all the details on Jo and Jo's production facility. WHAT? This is like....15 years ago! Oddly...Min doesn't seem to care too much. He's more interested in whatever Safari might have uncovered about the drug ring's connection to government/political powers.
kakashi: That was the most random flashback ever.
|No, HERE's a random flashback memory!|
Shuk: Dammit, all the betrayals are just piling up like cordwood. Until now, I didn't think Min was THAT much of an asshat. And why shoot him and walk away, especially when (it is supposed) that Safari still has the jump drive.
kakashi: Wow, JoAnne, you know anatomy well ... is that the location of the kidney?
JoAnne: Roughly, yes. I always thought they were up front with all the pee apparatus but no, a movie about boxing - could have just been a movie with a fight in it, I think, though - kidneys are punched in the lower back.
Shuk: Poor samchoon Duk-bae.
kakashi: Hey, others have survived shots to the head, with brain matter leaking out. Safari isn't dead yet. He may get amnesia though.
Shuk: Or cancer.
JoAnne: Maybe he finds out he's the OTHER twin, the one who never went rogue at all and was adopted by a chaebol family.
JoAnne: Safari and Baksa meet up, and Safari downplays his injuries to encourage Baksa to go after Jo, who has run up to the roof. God knows why. It's like the stupidest place ever to hide, and anyone who's ever watched tv knows this, but it happens all the time anyway. In this case I'm glad because I want Jo dead. And rooftop looks good on Baksa, who isn't far behind.
Shuk: It's dead end time for Psycho Jo. Unless he gets arrested again, in which case it's a free taxi ride back to downtown Seoul.
kakashi: Okay, it needs to be said: I don't want the Chairman to die (yet). He is one of my favorite characters.
Shuk: Baksa's beautiful mind has already come up with something, to be sure. He's got to know his bromance buddy is nearby. After all, I'm sure the college facility location was accidentally ticker-taped across the screens at KOSDAQ in Busan.
kakashi: He looks great, JoAnne, I don't know what your problem is. Ageism, maybe? I remember you also really hated our purple grandpa over at WAML.
JoAnne: But not for being old, Kakashi - for being an ASS.
Shuk: In spite of your hope, JoAnne, I don't think we are going to see any angry make-up sex on that rooftop. Besides, that gun looked bigger than she is - how could she even lift it?
kakashi: Ah. The girl tries hard. I'll give her that.
Shuk: It's got to be someone already introduced in this show: has Halibut been hiding on rooftops all this time? I can't even remember what he looks like. Chief Yang is too short, plus wrong hair. Jin-sook's major domo? Too fat. Prosecutor Ahn? No freaking way. I dunno, maybe it was the convenience store sexual-harassing manager.
kakashi: It's Cutie Soo! Cause he's in love with Baksa and hired by Min, who is also in love with Baksa, to kill everybody that points a gun at him!
Shuk: Well, we just have to wait a week, dammit.
kakashi: No longer a week, haha. There is indeed merit in posting these things so late ...
|I bought this one from snipers-r-us.com|
Shuk: I almost spilled my beer yelling at the screen, "TELL HER NO, YOU IDIOT!"
kakashi: While I went: "SHOOOOOOT! SHOOOOOOT! SHOOOOOT ALREADY!"
JoAnne: I just laughed at the Jo-actor for having to lie there very still on what must have been a very hot roof.
JoAnne: Seems like Daddy Ji is the real chessmaster here, but he still doesn't seem like the BOSS of everything. Maybe there isn't that one guy. Maybe it's a committee of corruption with no real head, just an uneasy truce among strange bedfellows. You know what they say about politics, after all.
Shuk: I was leaning towards a Triumverate of power-sharing myself, but even in Roman times one of the leaders was just a tad more powerful than the rest. Daddy Ji stood out in this one, and it makes more of an impact to have the daddy of a straight-laced cop be the Big Bad than the daddy of a crybaby reporter. Just saying.
kakashi: You haven't learned your lesson, ladies. It's not about the person - it is about the position. And once you're in, you're in. What that means is ... who cares about who the Big Bad is. Are we betting on who dies next, by the way? Have I asked before? Oh, I think I have ...
JoAnne: Next to die - hmm... I'm going with Cute Driver.
Shuk: I'm going for either Psycho Jo or Ahn Doll.