FAKEcap is messing with my head - I can't remember what really happened in the drama and what was mary's crazy version. Oh wait ... they were kinda similar, were they not?! So Ok-ryeon is (finally!) dead, Princess Seul is batshit crazy (but still alive), Jae-hwa is back (why did he leave again? Does it matter? No? Good), Aoki, the hot piece of a$$, is out of prison (why was he in there again? Does it matter? No? Good), and MoSo is not happening (which I consider NOT good). Also: everybody is ready for the final war. Me too.
JoAnne: The rumors of my aging must be true, because whatever's going on with me has well and truly kicked my ass and rendered me both mute AND stupid. Quite literally. The other day I cried because I couldn't fit the 12-pack of toilet paper in the fridge.
kakashi: Maybe you just need a bigger fridge? *starts searching the internet*
Episode 24 - Final Episode
People walk really fast, almost like war-robots, out of Seulrak - they escort the kid with the cute hairdo, named (help me out here ...) Ran-ran! Outside, about 9 men with hatchets are waiting and I guess guarding the place. Wut? That looks SO STUPID. In front of them, the cars go "boom" and they're all incinerated immediately. Oups. Baek-san and Ran-ran look at the flames for quite a while and then turn back. Baek-san doesn't even need to say anything, Princess Seul just KNOWS, telepathically, that it must haven been Shin Jung-tae! Who! blew! up! The cars! How dare he!!!
JoAnne: When you've been married a really long time, the way Princess and Baek San have, you don't really need words to communicate.
JoAnne: I am almost entirely convinced that this guy decided he was going to just keep getting crazier and crazier, and see which ended first: his career, or this drama.
JoAnne: When I was little, the first time my father the cop tried to explain jurisdiction to me, I kept picturing invisible force fields that cars would crash into if they tried to go past their sphere of authority. Oh, how I wish they had made that happen JUST ONCE in this drama.
JoAnne: I distinctly remember how clearly Do Ggoo showed on his face his deep regret for having picked up that phone, as he struggled with how to present the news to his troll boss.
kakashi: Good actor, terrible role he got. Ah, the potential ..........
JoAnne: Like they wouldn't know him by the brooch, or the heels, or the black silk robe, or the haircut, or the general glimmer of glittery awesomeness sparkling the air that touches him.
JoAnne: Having never seen opium, and (unfortunately) having seen many shit patties of varying sizes and consistencies, I remember that in my feverish state I was completely distraught over this. They burned them. They SNIFFED them. Since I didn't watch the episode in one go, it was some time before I realized what was actually happening. I spent many confused hours in between.
JoAnne: No, that wasn't it. Or not all of it, anyway. I won't be sorry to see that stupid hair go, but I do very much miss the Yummy Tummy. It was just so warm and solid looking. I wanted to do things to it. One of the biggest travesties of this show is that they killed
kakashi: (Note for mary: JoAnne does not mean a bomb)
JoAnne: By 11 Bangsamtongers armed with dishclothes, spatulas, and woks.
JoAnne: Jae Hwa, oh ye of the sex hair. I miss you.
JoAnne: Because the actor playing Seul has finally succumbed to the madness and is now just making shit up.
(I have to go back and check but I think you've spelled this subtly differently every single time this episode.) There seem to be two trucks - and Jung-tae realizes it's a trap. But not for him, for Jae-hwa and Mo, who are at the same road they were before, waiting for ... more opium? I guess so. There's a lot of people with them this time though. They also put nails into the middle of the road, to blow the truck's tires. Well done.
JoAnne: Jung Tae WHIPS out his cell phone and quick calls his bros... what? No? Not for another 50 years or so? Dammit.
(So a dope, but no dope.) Song Jae-rim is making the funniest faces - he is probably thinking "this cannot get any worse than it already is, can it?" They start shooting, they HIT OUR BOYS!!! Mo Minion DOWN! Mo gets really vicious after that and for whatever reason, the people on the truck can no longer shoot, so nobody else gets killed, or rather, our boys do the killing again.
JoAnne: He was so upset about the minion that I actually thought to myself 'uhhh, I guess this means MoSo is a NoGo?'
kakashi: It's friendship JoAnne, only friendship.
JoAnne: So THAT guy is one of the investors. He likes to fancy himself a martial artist, and they needed a leeeeeeeeeetle more money to finance the horse General BooJoo is about to ride in on, so...
JoAnne: It's in the script?
(It makes the General feel all homey.) Seul lies about arresting the ones that stole the opium (i.e Jung-tae), but Boo-joo knows that's bullshit. He has proof (documents again) and it's clear that Seul sold opium to get funds for the military. The military doesn't like drug money. Seul is kicked out. Jung-tae on the other hand is treated in a civil way - mainly because he has the Mori document (ah, he didn't give the dude all of it - so he still has the rest). Boo-joo, who doesn't seem to be an actor at all, but is awesome nonetheless, promises all the Bangsamtongers/Bongsamtongers identity cards so that they can enter the Safety Zone when the war starts.
JoAnne: They were grabbing people off the streets at this point.
Awwwww, everybody is so happy! They have identities now!!!
Seul and Heo and Do-goo ... bloody and in chains! He tries some "my son, my son!" crap in front of Jung-tae, but of course, nobody is falling for that anymore. Seul doesn't even understand what he did wrong, bleh, just disappear already. Jung-tae hits him GOOD (ah, that must have been satisfying). He tells him to remember the pain forever. It's a very short forever though: Out of nowhere, a man appears, asks Jung-tae whether he can finish Seul off - and slits his throat. Uhm .... oh well. Good riddance. But that was weird. I mean ... weirder even than the rest of this last episode.
JoAnne: They didn't even show us the guy's face, come on. Talk about your last minute character addition!
JoAnne: *sniff* our little hothead, all grown up ...
JoAnne: I am curious about this Safety Zone they all pin their hopes and dreams on. I mean, you shoot a bullet, it's gonna zoom right down that street, right? You throw a bomb, it's going to rain bricks down on soft heads, right? How is it a Safety Zone? Does everyone just aim in a different direction from there?
kakashi: It's like magic, JoAnne. A force field of Peace.
JoAnne: I laugh when I think of the people who thought his feelings were all simply part of a grand plan.
JoAnne: He genuinely loved her. Not as an extension of himself, but as her own person. He tried to protect her sometimes, but he also was happy to rely on her badass self at others. Poor Aoki, who turned out to be a decent fellow in a weird way.
JoAnne: Wouldn't you think being loud and annoying would be counterproductive?
JoAnne: He's a boxer. They tend to have strong cores. I'm going with yes, but the closest I got to a picture was his very nice arms and shoulders in the hot tub scene in The Man from Nowhere. Which I need to watch again, it's been about a year.
JoAnne: They couldn't give us the tummy touch of the day with Aoki, but they did give us pretty much unlimited views of his tushie.
JoAnne: I can't decide if Aoki would hate her for seeing him like that, or love her for caring enough to do anything.
JoAnne: Gaya's look says this: Did your direct deposit show up last night? Jung Tae's says this: Shit... should I tell her that I got paid cash up front?
(Because there's going to be a WAR?) And Mo is leaving. *Sadface*. Soso sighs and waves a little. There's room for fanfic there! Mary, are you reading this?
JoAnne: We will not speak of that sad little wave, which is proof that they KNEW. THEY KNEW WHAT WE WANTED. And they refused to give it to us.
JoAnne: I got nuthin.
JoAnne: You have got to be shitting me.
We're doooooooooooone! And I'm not happy about it. No, I'm not. Yes, this drama became more and more WTF the longer it aired (remember the first 9 episodes?!) and yes, there were at least 59023098 characters too many, but there also were some of the bestestest characters I've seen in a long time, maybe EVER in Kdrama. Sure, sure, many of them were destroyed in the course of this drama (they turned Mo Il-hwa into one of Jung-tae's lackeys!!! Jung-tae quasi didn't get any character-development, well, only a little! Gaya was awesome until she wasn't! Shinichi died a stupid death and was a dick most of the time! Aoki was great I love him! Jae-hwa left, came back, and left again and we don't have a clue why!) BUT I DON'T CARE! This will forever have a special place in my heart. I'm crying now. I hate to say goodbye. Goodbye, everyone!
JoAnne: If you could accept the warts, this drama was a world just LITTERED with awesome people and I don't know about you guys, but if you give me people I can genuinely care about, I don't much care how nuts the story gets. There are characters here I will never forget. But it makes me wonder... is the problem that there are writers who can create memorable people, and writers who can create well-plotted stories, but NO writers who can do both? Oh well. It's over.
kakashi: *sobbing uncontrollably*
JoAnne: I'm sorry it took so much extra time to get to the real squeecap. Thank you for waiting patiently. And thank you Kashi for jumping in to help when it was clear I was just going to continue to sit in my corner and drool for a while.
kakashi: You get well now real quick, hear me? And then, we're going to find us another awesome drama to do awesome squeecaps because ... I feel so empty!!!!! *sobs even more*