kakashi: If you say so?
(follow, follow, follow!). He will be alerted to this and future episodes. Tweet him and tell him how much you love him, and what a nice person I am. Lie and tell him I'm rich while you're at it. I can be a sugar mama!
kakashi: Will do, JoAnne. Anything to make you happy.
The door flies open. Ji Yeon and Dong Hwa are face to face. She's clearly upset, and because she hesitates and won't look at him, Dong Ha assumes she's upset because of him. Which she is, but not in the way he thinks. She starts to speak but he interrupts. NO DONG HA LET HER TALK.
kakashi: Oh, I see. Now it's his turn to be a stupid idiot. Fine, fine, let it be everybody's turn.
kakashi: Oh well. It's a friggin KDrama. They don't talk about their issues, normally. If they would, the drama would only be about 5 episodes long and we can't have that.
kakashi: Well, it's because this is only episode 12, Cutie. Wanna come over? I'll explain KDrama logic to you.
kakashi: Why the rush by the way? Ahhh, is it about chastity aka no sex before marriage? Oh look, Polar Bear has grown a crazy hipster beard!
kakashi: Thanks for mentioning all this. Because there can never be enough Cutie Soo in a Squeecap, even if Cutie Soo is just a beautiful, beautiful filler.
While all of this is going on, Mom and Polar Bear are spending time together prepping for the wedding, and Mom cautions him that a lot changes in six years (you don't say. Maybe it would be a good idea not to RUSH things then?!). She says it a miracle that they found their way back to each other, so they should be sure to live happily. She leads into this, though, by giving him the wedding shoes Ji Yeon picked out six years ago. In contrast, at that time she was so excited she'd try the shoes on every day, to the point where Mom had to ask which she loved more, the groom or the shoes? What goes unsaid is how differently she acts now, when work keeps her from appointments they've made and her entire attitude is more subdued.
kakashi: Ah, shoes. Yes, give her shoes! And wings!
JoAnne: The shoes sort of have wings...those big ass bows.
JoAnne: The shoes sort of have wings...those big ass bows.
kakashi: Poor idiot.
kakashi: Sure. That's EXACTLY how it works. Expressed in gifs:
kakashi: JoAnne! Why are you leaving out all the cute Cutie Soo scenes? Yeah, I know .... FILLERS, but he is wearing the white pants again!!!!!! Unfortunately, there's only frontal shots. I know. Not okay!!
JoAnne: I'm sorry I just want to be DONE with this episode...I'm hurrying.
kakashi: D'awwwwwwwz, Polar Bear. You miserable sod. You pooooooor, poooooooor idiot. Hey, have a unaltered image. I feel sorry for you. You LOSE. Nononono, I'm not gloating.
(Ach, come on, drama. Why all that completely pointless stuff ... :(((. Which leaves Ji Yeon and Dong Ha alone in the restaurant! It's very awkward for a while and Dong Ha is trying to get dirt on the new assistant in some sort of jealous/competitive fit (silly). When they finally hit on driving and discover that this is an area where Dong Ha has the new guy beat they are both pleased as punch.
kakashi: Yeah. Okay. This is how awkward they are:
(d'aaaawwwwwwwwwwz AND NOW LEAVE!). At the end of the evening, Dong Ha and Ji Yeon walk home together. Talk meanders from his future plans to his father to his father's hospital, and eventually, Ji Yeon says she wants to throw him a farewell party, like he did for her. He tries to say that things were different then, but she won't hear of it. He gives in to her, as he usually does.
kakashi: I feel more sorry for us people watching this than for him, to be honest. I am SO annoyed by this type of stupid misunderstanding shit. Not only in this drama. It's a very common thing in KDrama, unfortunately. Rant over.
kakashi: Yeah. Go and tell him.
Now it's Mom's turn to try and talk sense to Ji Yeon. She tells her that she wanted her to be married so that she wouldn't be lonely; so that she would have a partner to share things with. Not to get married just for the sake of being married, but to have that happiness with someone you love. Ji Yeon asks what Mom is getting at, and Mom is pretty straightforward: is she sure that Polar Bear is the one she wants to be with? Ji Yeon is not very quick to respond with a yes, I must say. She passes off her lack of participation as being busy at work. Mom takes her hand and says to her very lovingly (I adore this Mom, she's awesome - THAT I agree with! She must get a medal for goodestest mom in KDrama) that she must live for herself, not for someone else. Mom absolutely knows the deal, and Ji Yeon knows she knows. Both women are teary and sad... and nothing changes. Next thing we see is Ji Yeon in her wedding dress. It's picture day, yay. Woohoo. I'm so excited.
kakashi: Stupid is as stupid does and stupid goes and stupid forever.
kakashi: I think it's some wormhole thing. This is an alternate universe. At least she is in one ... he is looking at ther through this hole in the wall between the worlds.
kakashi: Whoever writes this totally hates men. Have you notices how s/he makes them suffer in the most brutal ways? Look, Asshat. I give you another spotlight. With ... only minor changes to your face (the black ... it inspired me).
kakashi: Certainly not. We will see him again and again and again, I'm certain! Also, on his way from the photostudio to the hospital, the blackness consumed him. It's an alien lifeform! He is doomed anyway.
kakashi: Somewhat reminds me of the Addams Family, this? (he managed to get the black fungus off ... temporarily) YES
kakashi: I see a hallux abducto valgus in her future. He knows. It pains him.
kakashi: Yeah, that's the problem with him in general. We don't really know what he is. Also, he looks the worst from the side.
kakashi: The important thing is: bye bye.
Of course, while this is happening at Polar Bear's house, Dong Ha is at the apartment, packing. Last we see of him, he's heading off with a suit case.
kakashi: Looking oh so saaaaaaaaaad.
Four episodes left. Polar Bear is out of the picture, but Dong Ha is gone. What will Ji Yeon do? What's Dong Ha going to be doing? How will they get back together? They better not make this shit open ended, or I will HURT someone.
kakashi: I have long lost any hopes for good KDrama endings. When they do happen, it's like a ray of sunshine after weeks and weeks of terrible rain.
kakashi: I am so glad I only have to see this once.
kakashi: It'll better be good. Cause it's my turn.