JoAnne: I am using this drama to wash the bad taste GG-14D left in my mouth, so if the writer knows what's good for him/her, they will not disappoint me. I want skinship, I want a puppy who stays good, and I want RoboLeg to fall down a few more hills.
kakashi: So be it!
Gook Daddy is on his knees, crying, begging Jung-woo to reconsider ... but Jung-woo turns his back on him, literally. No: he cannot marry his daughter. Even if it means he'll lose everything. At that, Gook Daddy's sadness turns into rage and he whacks Jung-woo in the face. Jung-woo goes down and doesn't get up, holding his hurting cheek and then, hanging his head. Outside the office door, Ae-ra has witnessed it all - she turns away, shocked, angered, we are not sure.
JoAnne: Not for the first time, I notice how large Jung Woo's head is. And I admire it for always being straight when it comes to matters of principle.
JoAnne: That is a TON of food, and it all looks like variations of carrots. Someone is thinking about sex. Ok fine it's me. But someone else is too.
It takes him a second to realize that it's not at all L who cooked for him, but Ae-ra! His appetite returns miraculously fast, I'd say.
JoAnne: The next five minutes or so, where he almost seems dazed, like he thinks he might be dreaming it - ah, I love this guy. He is SO SWEET. It doesn't hurt that he's freaking gorgeous and brilliant, but the sweet... that's really what gets you.
She's a bit rough and bossy, but only on the outside ... in truth, she dotes on him, putting meat on his rice, urging him to eat more, watching him ... and seeing the read mark on his cheek.
JoAnne: I know she's not a great actress, but she has this vulnerability that just speaks to me deeply. It makes me love her in everything. Good Lord... that's a Korean thing. Am I part? Or is it rubbing off?
He lies about where he got it (from thinking too hard with his head in his hand. Suuuuuuure). She wraps food for him. He comments again on the size/abundance of what she cooked, but she just forces the lettuce into his mouth. Oh man, I want to see this shows NGs!
JoAnne: You want to see the NGs, and I'm sitting here thinking this looks par for the course, really. I have always thought they stuff too much food in their mouths at one time! I don't know if it's a drama thing or how they actually eat in Korea, but it's not my favorite part, let's just say.
JoAnne: He clearly heard her say that, too. Why doesn't he ask her about it? Is he thinking the same way?
JoAnne: Yes, yes, yes. He's ridiculously adorable and he's yours. Who's he married to again? Is she someone we like? I know Vampy Oppa is having a baby with the blank slate, Han Ga In. Happy for them, yes, and it will be a lovely baby!
kakashi: Ain't married this man. I know there used to be gay rumors about him. Whatever the truth, I hope he finds great happiness. He deserves it!
JoAnne: Jeez, has no one ever heard of a kiss to say goodbye? DO IT already.
JoAnne: There once was a man named Jung Woo, who when drunk knew just what to do; he grabbed his Ae-Ra and removed that girl's bra and ..well then, they did what two do.
JoAnne: I am spending a lot of time looking at those two legs and figuring out what position they have to be in to make that work It does not match the lumps under the blankets. At all.
JoAnne: Okay #1, he does not always sleep naked, we've seen him multiple times in pajamas both with her and without her. #2, I love how he just sort of looks down and shrugs and goes weeellll.... because a) in my imagination he's a little excited (it's morning) and b) it's not like she hasn't seen it before.
JoAnne: ONCE AND FOR ALL: if you are not having sex regularly, and then you do have sex? You know it the next morning. There is no wondering. I suppose if the guy is the size of a BABY carrot AND you remembered to use a condom, you might not know... but no. I'm going with you know. You always know.
JoAnne: That photo looks suspiciously sober, Kakashi.
JoAnne: He would be a very hard man to leave.
JoAnne: Ok it's funny how the secret is spreading so rapidly but the toothache? How does a band aid help that? That man must have had a skin cancer removed or something and they're just making shit up to explain why you can't ever see his cheek.
kakashi: My guess is that he really had something there ... maybe an ugly furuncle?
JoAnne: They really are. Poor little baby girl :(
D'awwwwz, but here comes the CEO! He marches in like he owns the place (well, he kinda does) and tells them they are all misinformed. Here is the truth: Na Ae-ra is his ex-wife. But that she is to blame for any crisis is not true: in fact, it was her that gave him the idea about the messenger service in the first place. And the special function? That was also her idea. The only one that is responsible for the current crisis is him, the CEO. For causing rumors, he apologizes to everybody and even BOWS to all of them. Hot damn. I will miss this show. This is gooooood.
JoAnne: This is not the first time he's just straight out spoke his mind, and I do love it very much. What's my biggest peeve in KDramas (beyond stupid non-endings like YOU GG-14D? I'd be ok if Dong Chan had to die if you didn't just END IT WITH NO WARNING, you bad writer you.) My biggest peeve after that is people who have an opportunity to clear up a misunderstanding and don't. And he DOES THAT. So I love him.
JoAnne: My puppy is misunderstood. He has not been vicious, he hasn't even really done any real plotting. He just wants the girl he loves to want him and he's going for it. I'm telling you... he is NOT going to support his family's plans. He's just not. He's a good puppy. You watch.
Vicious Puppy and Ae-ra eat at a Pojangmacha: it's a kind of farewell party. When he wants to give her soju, she turns away in disgust. She still has a hangover! Oh, what? She turned down the job at the hotel? That's stupid ... she thinks she didn't get it solely based on her abilities. Why is she leaving the company, Luscious wants to know? Because of Jung-woo? And out comes the truth: she feels burdened by Luscious' feelings - and she wishes he would stop liking her now.
JoAnne: What do you mean, out comes the truth? She's only told him like 1700 times already. Puppy is adorable, but Puppy is like... well... a dog with a bone. He just won't let go. Still though. LOOK AT THAT FACE. I can't remember what it is but I remember reading about his next thing and it's a big step for him. He's really gotten a lot of notice for his work here and I couldn't be more proud, my pretty puppy.
But why is she quitting because of Jung-woo? Well ... It makes her sad that Jung-woo has such a hard time because of her. She doesn't care about being branded an evil wife - but she doesn't want Jung-woo to lose the company because of her. It's a relief roboleg is there for her, right?
JoAnne: See, I do kind of understand her reasoning here. She doesn't want to put him in the position of having to choose between the two things he loves. I get it, I do... but it's not like he couldn't come back again with another company, and it's also not like THIS company will end. That's not what happens. They just push out the guy they don't want, and put a new guy in his place. The workers keep working. So it's really just about him having to start over... and her not wanting him to have to go through that when she knows EXACTLY what it cost for him to get here in the first place. Do I wish she'd talk about it with him and accept his decision as a grown man? Yes, I do. But do I understand her and feel that it's not a completely stupid line of reasoning that she takes? Yes, I do.
Jung-woo is in front of her house, waiting for her ... and sees her come back with Vicious Luscious. Has he finally turned away from the Dark Side? He wants to know how she is going to endure it - since she loves him that much. Jung-woo sits still for a while, but then, he gets out and walks over to them. Vicious immediately puts her arms onto her shoulders, playing the perfect Second Lead, shielding her from a love she cannot accept. Let's talk, Jung-woo says. But they keep pretending they're a couple - even walking away from Jung-woo, with Luscious' arm over Ae-ra's shoulder. Come on, Ae-ra ... cut the crap!
JoAnne: Well that was just stupid. Just the night before she was clearly affectionate with Jung Woo (even if they DIDN'T have sex) so are we now to believe that he would believe that she is involved with BOTH men? This is more stupid than her stupid plan. But I am vindicated in my belief that Puppy is NOT vicious. He's trying to help her. And he must know by now that helping her won't change anything for himself.
And flashback to what really happened that night... She is very, very drunk. She gets up to leave (because he keeps looking at her, hahaha), but has troubles finding the front door. In the dining room, she falls and stays down. He helps her up - she thinks she is with Roomie, at home. She starts crying, saying that this was probably the last time she saw him eat and drank with him. She talks about the slap she witnessed ... and about letting him go. She did it once before, when she pressed for the divorce. She sent him away, he who couldn't let her go. She will do it again, because she loves him, very much. How will she do it? he asks. She will tell him on a farewell trip. So that she can hold on to the memories. She'll tell him she doesn't like him when he is poor. That will tear his heart out and sort things, will it not? He hugs her close.
JoAnne: I cheered. I loudly cheered for this. I LOVED this. This was awesome. And then when you go back and think about how he behaved all day, it's even more awesome. Plus I laugh because he was sober and she was completely blasted and he still got naked and got into bed with her. And then sat there the next morning with his business hanging out and just kind of shrugged and smiled.
JoAnne: They really drink too much. I'm not crazy about that.
JoAnne: Jealous Jung Woo is about the best thing ever, though. Naked Jung Woo smiling and shrugging is perhaps the only thing that can top it.
JoAnne: My poor sad GOOD puppy. (Psst... don't wear ties that match your lipstick.)
JoAnne: I wonder how he's expecting to change her mind?
And ooooooooh, it's that kind of date ... goodness, this show makes me die. They are outside, he has his head on her lap. Because the sun shines too much, she puts up her hands ... to make shade for him.
JoAnne: Seriously, he's ridiculously handsome. When you get up in the morning and stare into the mirror and that stares back at you, what do you THINK?
JoAnne: I am terribly distracted by her awful hair, but that ring was NICE.
JoAnne: Do we really have to do this?
JoAnne: What is she thinking? Has she come to her senses?
Alright, finally, we're at the crisis meeting. People (well, always the same guy, really) want to know why the Gook money was withdrawn. Jung-woo says it has nothing to do with the company's issues. What is the exact reason? is the next question.
JoAnne: I would PAY him to say 'Daddy Gook is mad because I won't marry his daughter, but I can't marry a woman I have never loved, especially when I still love the ONLY woman I have ever loved.'
JoAnne: Fucking bitch. Tell them why she's doing this, Jung Woo. Do it.
JoAnne: NOW THIS is noble idiocy. But in the end, it's not really. So what, he walks away. He's still loaded, I'm guessing. And he can always start another company, one that doesn't have any Gook ties. Also, did you notice that Puppy didn't seem exactly down with Big Sis's move?
kakashi: Yup. I think you are right: Puppy is struggling with the Dark in him. Jung-woo walking away? Better than being voted out I'd say! And as you say, it may hurt him because this is what he built up, but in the end, this is the freedom from the Gooks that he absolutely needs if he wants to continue this (or another) business.
Ae-ra is at her parents' restaurant, helping out, when her brother comes in and spills the beans. She is soon debating with herself whether she should call Jung-woo or not - when L Secretary calls her. Jung-woo is missing. She immediately goes to their "dream house". But the door is closed ... he isn't there. Ae-ra is back at the restaurant and keeps texting him ... but he doesn't reply. He is at his old office, programming. Why dafuq is he wearing a hoodie?! Ah, but he is so cool ... he single-handedly programs the whole game himself?
JoAnne: So he never got rid of the old space? I assumed he was in a PCBang at first and the hoodie was for some sort of camouflage but no, he's just getting himself back in the bootstrapping, fresh-out-of-school, ain't got no money mindset.
That would be the Gooks. Thankfully, there's not a lot of them in this episode. Evil Dad finally agrees to divorce their mother. The topic here? Letting go. A bit later, Roboleg is depressed and rips apart her pearls. Oh, wasn't there a scene at the very beginning where she did that in a weird kind of flashback already? Well, she definitely has issues with letting go.
JoAnne: Yeah where did we see that? Why is it so important?
kakashi: Probably used a scene from the beginning again now :)
Finally, Jung-woo is free! Back to his roots! Well done! Well, there's some more potential for noble idiocy in the final episode, considering what I've seen in the preview, but it's just wonderful that Ae-ra did NOT get to play that card - because she told him all about her plans in her drunken state. Way to make fun of noble idiocy, one of the most hateful tropes in Kdrama!
I think that Luscious is going to save the day, since he finally seems to accept that this woman will not be his. Roboleg is just annoying and the worst of all the characters - never felt sorry for her, will never feel sorry for her. Of course, her decision will hurt the company, but that serves her and all the stupid people in the extended Gook empire right. Go find another super hacker, you idiots!
JoAnne: My puppy is good. I want to give him a treat.