JoAnne: THIS is what we want to see. Yes. While he sings to us. Well, while a recording of him singing plays. I don't want him singing into my mouth.
"Im not fine with it at all", says Dong-ha - and I must admit, candid heart-break confession make me cry almost immediately. There is something so vulnerable about him at this moment ... Does she really not understand what he is going through? He goes inside and breaks down crying. Yes. Love can hurt so damn much ...
JoAnne: Oof. My poor baby boy. Polar Bear is an asshat but right now I'm mad at Ji Yeon!
(Too bad we can't fill HIM up with air and pop him!) He picks Ji-yeon up in the morning to drive her to the office (really early and he is sucking up to her BIG TIME) and poor Dong-ha has to see them together in the car, of course. Because unmyeong has it that he stops right next to them at a red light. Just go Eff yourself, unmyeong.
JoAnne: They don't even see him and he just looks so defeated and sad as he rides away. *sobs*
JoAnne: Do it. DO IT. And then tell stupid ass Couple: The Remake that they can't come there anymore! Also. Perhaps South Korea feels that South Africa and they are on good enough terms that they can drop the surname. (ah, man, I crack myself up.)
JoAnne: Poor guy... he wants to pound Polar Bear's face but if he does that it will hurt Ji Yeon, and he loves Ji Yeon, so he has to be nice about Polar Bear. OH MY GOD THIS SUCKS SO BAD. Breathe just breathe we WILL get through this.
(ALL of their moments are non-romantic), Photographer Dude calls her about an embezzler guy that just got arrested. She makes Asshat drive her to the police station, where she has an insider informant. Detective Lee. Who is this guy? I've seen him before! Is he that bad dude from TEN2? Anyway, Ji-yeon cuts a deal with him, but I don't really get it. She promises the Detective a picture to establish the dude's guilt in return for what?
JoAnne: I don't remember his face this minute but I remember thinking I recognized him from something, so when you post the picture I'll figure it out. Also, the deal is she gives him a picture, he gives her an exclusive.
JoAnne: Not in the story I know... but yeah, this is a good dad.
JoAnne: I get that she is compelled to do this, and we know that she tells herself it's because she cares about him, but we also know she can't bear to let him go because she is in LOVE with him, and I HATE that she will not let herself know that, and I HATE that she is with stupid face polar bear. Especially since...well, you'll see.
JoAnne: I will just go and lie down next to him and hold his hand so he doesn't feel so alone.
We have confirmation: Na-rae is pregnant.
When Intern tells Ji-yeon that she is hurting poor Dong-ha but doesn't seem to care at all, uri Witch starts sending Dong-ha, who is not at work, a volley of worried text messages (30!). He doesn't answer a single one. At night, she goes and rings his door bell. Three times. And a fourth, even though he tells her through the security system that he has nothing to say.
JoAnne: Seriously, Ji Yeon: face your feelings. It is the puppy you want. In a way I'm glad she does all this shit because it forces action.
JoAnne: Park Seo Joon did a really good job here, I think, don't you? He was SO insulted and angry that she would try to fix him up, as if he were just this little kid with feelings that weren't worthy of respect. She has always relied on his maturity but has never given it any thought, and so it's easy for her to count on him as a partner and yet dismiss him as a child. It lets her lie to herself, and it lets her send him away. He's got to show her that he is a man and must be treated like one in order for her to wake up and smell the Puppy Chow. (And no I don't mean with wrist grabs and forcing himself on her or anything like that.)
JoAnne: When he first swooped in like that I was sure it was a day dream and that she'd look up and he was gone. When that turned out to be not true, I was so happy that it brought tears to my eyes. The level to which I want them together is ridiculous, even for me.
JoAnne: They certainly made each other very happy along the way.
JoAnne: I suddenly feel that my life is incomplete since I have not (and probably never will) kiss Park Seo Joon.
JoAnne: Ooooh, will he? I dunno, I almost want him to pull back and have HER go in for the kiss (followed by the sudden stunned look of realization that this is the man she needs, of course.)
JoAnne: I won't lie. I puckered up. And then I sighed sadly. And then I realized I could imagine very vividly what his forehead kiss would feel like and then I sighed REALLY sadly.
JoAnne: And I shed a tear, slowly. Do not give up, my puppy. Do not.
They walk home, comfortable in each other's presence again. I am so glad. When ... BOOM! there's Asshat. Yeah, take that, Asshat. Look at these two. A bird is whistling in the background. Quite loudly one might say! Even that bird is glad to see our OTP so comfy. Inside, Asshat admits that he is jealous. Well, I would be too with a face like his. Because he can only lose with that.
JoAnne: You could see it too, you fucktard! They belong together. You have to go away. Why are you not going away?
JoAnne: He's too stupid. Yes she gave him permission. But she was crying, and not with happiness, and she told him flat out she didn't like him and wouldn't ever forgive him. Ji Yeon-ah! Listen to your mom!
JoAnne: He is a gem, that one.
JoAnne: Go away go away go away go away I will stab you go away.
JoAnne: Go awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
JoAnne: I will CUT you, Mr. Editor.
I like this episode much, much better since any other with Asshat in it. Asshat is totally losing, it's clear! He even realizes it himself. Of course, he will cling on, he will probably push for the wedding now, but he isn't blind and he can see the signs. His woman is no longer his. And he doesn't even know yet that the two lived together. Oh, and I guess he sees the kiss, too. Of course he'd see the kiss. This is KDrama!
JoAnne: Ji Yeon is losing a fight she doesn't even realize she's fighting with herself, based on what the Show is showing us. There are things I know about the other series that I can't talk about because I don't know if it will come up later here or not at all, but these things shed more light on the situation and it's so FRUSTRATING to know them. An argument for not watching remakes, perhaps, but the reality is I like the comparing and contrasting. Even if I get frustrated.