Shuk: Mike is yet again practicing his dance moves to the same song. He falls on a heel-spin, hurting his right ankle. Om-Am helps him to the couch and gets an icepack while Mike contacts Assistant Thok, who calls the physician.
Shuk: The doc wraps it in a half-cast; it turns out he has a chronically weak ankle, and was told to take it easy for a month to keep it from being inflamed. Om-Am right away thinks back to her bike-riding lessons and feels guilty.
JoAnne: Nursing leads to love! Nursing leads to love!
Shuk: Mike has to stay off that leg as much as possible, and the doctor will send a therapist and wheelchair to the house. He takes advantage of Om-Am’s conscience by ordering her around, and she cheerfully scurries for juice and snacks. He points out spider webs on the ceiling, but she gives him a long-handled broom so he can exercise while swinging it. LOL.
JoAnne: Who DOESN'T like a mammoth, Shuk?
Shuk: She’s outside watering the plants when he hobbles up, bored. They chat about her dad’s mural: it reminds her of all the little steps that cause her to grow into the person she is. He’s content just to sit and watch her.
JoAnne: He likes to be with her :)
JoAnne: This was cute but can we get a goddamn kiss sometime in the near future, puh LEEZE? One of them can be asleep, I don't care. Just do it!
Shuk: The next morning the therapist shows up: a large friendly guy named Wichan. Mike takes one look, grabs the brace and bandages, and shoos him away, stating his wife will take care of his ankle and therapy.
Shuk: For the first time in a while, the show pulls back from our couple. Guy is in a meeting at his company, planning a television drama with Mike as the leading man. He would like it to be a romantic comedy, and he already has a script and screenwriter in mind. After the meeting, he calls Om-Am.
JoAnne: Awww, what would the public do for a rom-com that a wife writes for her husband?
JoAnne: I should be angrier about this.
Shuk: A short while later, Guy calls back, and this time Om-Am answers her phone. She throws Mike a dirty look, and gets ready to head out to see Guy. Her husband whines that she should stay there, but she leaves him a bowl of porridge and heads out. Serves you right, Mike, for complaining.
Shuk: At the coffee shop, Guy tells her that her story is interesting, but needs some work to become a really good script. They might have to work together for up to a year to make sure the script is perfect.
JoAnne: He's so darn cute, though.
Shuk: Hours later, Om-Am checks her watch and realizes it’s late. She bolts out to go feed Mike, leaving Guy staring thoughtfully at her.
Shuk: Her husband has a cheese-eating grin when she gets home. The house is tore up, as if he was a bored German Shepard, and I can’t help but wonder if he pooped in her shoes. As it is, there are blankets and books scattered everywhere, and the kitchen has been wrecked.
JoAnne: I will not be as blase about shoe pooping as you appear to be, Shuk.
JoAnne: Not pretty, not nice, not smart. Go away.
Shuk: Om-Am picks up MinTramp’s call, and tosses the phone onto Mike. MinTramp confirms that his leg hurts and that he has to stay off of it for at least a week, but she makes him head out the door and meet her. Yeah, you idiotic woman, help him re-injure his leg as a counterpoint to your injured pride.
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Shuk: He asks her not to go overseas, and that, even with the added complication of his marriage, he still intends to take care of her the same way he always has. They pinky swear, and I just swear. She lays her head on his shoulder, but now he’s got thoughts of Om-Am running through his head.
JoAnne: So much to ignore, my ignoring cap is nearly on fire.
Shuk: Snap out of it, Mike! Let her go to NYC and get out of your hair! Everyone (and the audience) will thank you for it! I can see the possibility of Guy falling for Om-Am, but all I see of Mintra is her codependence. Mike really needs to cut the cord on this one.
JoAnne: Seriously, what can she give him that Om-Am isn't already?
Shuk: There wasn’t a lot of advancement in this episode, in my opinion, but I’m satisfied watching our canon couple interact and create memories together. The fact that Om-Am, for the most part, is staying home with Mike, while Mintra ignores his injury for her own selfish reasons, speaks volumes with whom is willing to take care of our damaged abs-dancer.
JoAnne: Perhaps, in a refreshing departure, Om-Am will see what's happening and veggie carve her initials into Min's face.