bcook: *Just downs the soju bottle* It's the end! It's the end? Right? No surprise extensions right?
Shuk: Shi-on is at the columbarium talking to Hyung-joon. She places the puzzlebox with the engagement ring next to his ashes, and promises him to live well. Leaving the building, she meets up with Gun-woo, who looks fabulous in black-on-black, I have to say. Wordlessly he takes her hand, but she simply says she’s okay and pulls away.
bcook: That was pretty cold. She told him like two episodes ago to be by her side and now she's pulling away? Napeunnom!
bcook: So her ghost tingle was linked to Ghost Oppa? That's nice. I'm happy for GW that he gets a happy ending (possibly) but 16 looong episodes cannot convince me these two are attracted to each other.
bcook: PPL pays for all the sparkles. Gu Family Book taught us how expensive those sparkles are. Speaking of (complete side note). There's a nasty (as in butt ugly) painting in my hair salon COVERED with sparkles and it's selling for $900!?! So yeah. Sparkles cost major mulah.
bcook: Was the detective DChoi? Coz then that becomes a bittersweet story.
bcook: She's totally talking like how she did with Ghost Oppa!! I get that it means she's healing but *pout*
Shuk: Finally, at home, she realizes she forgot to tell him something, but she can’t find her phone. Where is it? In Detective Cha’s car! An hour later he shows back up at her house; this time he didn’t find it until he was almost home. We get another recycled plot point of the two of them playing tug-o-war. This time he lets go. She tells him to wear his uniform tomorrow and waves goodbye. He walks back to her and gives her a big old hug, and quietly tells her to be strong and know he’s not going anywhere. They get in a little snuggle time.
bcook: This is where you would drink dear readers. Just take a nice long gulp coz this scene is even more corny the second time around.
bcook: L&F for life!
bcook: *mixes a somaek (soju in beer) for Shuk* Go big or go home eonnie. ^ ^
Shuk: They shake hands and call each other by their new titles: Inspector Cha and Superintendent Yang.
bcook: Ooh! promotion!
|Horse Skip! Which is way cooler than a Time Skip!|
bcook: I... don't really care.
bcook: He looks creepy.
Shuk: Gun-woo is working with the newest Investigator (Kim Yoon-hye) in the Squad, and she’s hanging onto his every word. Uh-uh, chippy, hands off! She does manipulate him into a drinking date. At the same time, L&F is planning a party as well, except Superintendent Yang calls it a “cultural outing”. Which turns out to be a movie theater with an attached coffee shop bookstore.
bcook: New Investigator is trying so hard. GW is so oblivious.
bcook: Again...I don't care. Ok fine. It's kind of sweet but aren't they meeting each other? What's up with that?
Shuk: The theater has couple seats, and we get another flashback of her current’s beaus laughable attempts to shoulder-arm her previously.
bcook: Too embarassing to watch
bcook: Say something GW!
Shuk: He shows up at her house, telling her he waited for a while, after spending all day chasing bad guys. Shi-on is chilly when she asks him how many bad guys did he get at a bulogi restaurant? Just come clean, Gun-woo! Trust me, it’s safer for your anatomy.
bcook: He's totally innocent through.
bcook: He does know know to kiss i'll give him that. And he seems to be getting better at it.
Shuk: The old puppies are showing the new puppies the ropes when a citizen comes in looking for a watch. It’s the one given to that sleazy guy before. The woman asks that they try and get it back. Special Investigations is assigned the case; it appears he’s a serial thief. Team Leader Yang comes to the conclusion that they need to look for him too.
bcook: Oooh cross departmental crossing! *shrug*
Shuk: …Only to stop short as a badass-in-red-and-black Shi-on has the man pinned to the asphalt. Gun-woo tosses her his cuffs, and afterward, she finally gets introduced to Detective Chippy. Detective Cha gleefully confirms they are an item.
bcook: Sorry chirpy mcchirp chirp. Can this show end already? There's really nothing more to do here.
bcook: He's grinning like an idiot. Hmmm let's see. Who could this mysterious officer be?
bcook: I have to admit I actually did like this replay. It seemed fitting some how. *shakes head* after 16 episodes has the writer finally gotten to me? I must watch an episode of MS to snap out of it
Shuk: She’s in the storage room, checking inventory, when she gets a creepy vibe from a mirror. She immediately drops it, but just then, her new employee comes down the stairs. She’s surprised, but he tells her he volunteered for three months. Why? So he could get three months of regular hours so he could date and sleep, and eat.
bcook: In the world in which this show exists, I'm sure this makes perfect sense. In the real world, few bosses will let you transfer to the "easy" department for three months as R&R.
bcook: Haha. I can safely say we're not recapping that... if it ever happens. Just read this show is shipping to 30 countries. I want to say to those viewers in advance...........I'm so sorry!
FINAL FINAL THOUGHTS
Shuk: This will be my last currently-running recap for a while, although no guarantees I won’t guest-squee somewhere. All in all, I think it was a decent watch. Absolutely no surprises, two-dimensional bad guys (with the exception of Detective Choi), and heavy-handed writing were almost overcome by some decent acting efforts. True, I just never felt any sizzle between our two L&F lovebirds, but they did have a comfortable ease that kept it from being too awkward.
bcook: It was such a sunbae/dongsaeng feeling. The final episode wasn't so bad in terms of their relationship. I think this is one of those shows where the minor characters shone more. The shaman chick, L&F sidekick one and two....even the chicken place played significant roles in keeping me from drop kicking this show into the netherworld.
Shuk: Taec is getting better. I don’t think he ought to give up his music for this, as I don’t think he’ll ever be great at it. But there is a niche for the simple nice guy, I suppose.
bcook: He needs to take whatever acting classes Shiwon took for King of Dramas. To think, I actually didn't mind him in Dream High. He did get better by episode 14 but by then it was too late.
bcook: Yesssss. ssssshoooowwwerrrr! *nosebleed* Oh yeah, his acting is good too. Actually he was the most interesting thing about this show. They should have given him more air time and allowed him to speak to Shi-on (I suspect they didn't because that would have just highlighted how bad the GW/Shi-on pairing was)
Shuk: And finally, I want to thank bcook for sticking with me and contributing to this squeecap series. I appreciated you insights and comments, and look forward to the next project you decide to do!
bcook: Thanks Shuk! I think I might do some random squees (cheers) and squorks (moans) about Heirs and then rewatch MS until something exciting comes up.