Mary: *crying in corner for Nam-su*
becca: *passes tissue*
Yoo-na passes a suspicious guy on the street (he is on the phone, but he is just speaking that tiny little bit too loud and too fake) and as soon as she reaches her pickpocket buddies, she warns them: there’s police out there. And here they are already! Four rough looking guys, ready for action.
Mary: LOL kakashi, read your last line again. *giggling* Sorry, gutterbrain is still in "rough" Outlander mode...
kakashi: mary just jeobed Yoo-na :(
becca: It's the dawn of a new era. No show is safe. *cue epic music*
Mary: *crying* Nam-su.... Nam-su-yah... *whetting knife for those 3 bastards* REVENGE!!! MURDER!!! JUSTICE FOR (NICE) THIEVES!!!
becca: WHY. WHY. *also crying*
While Chang-man worries about Yoo-na at home, she is getting stitches herself at the hospital. But her prime worry is for Nam-su who is undergoing surgery. His hand is severely damaged. (Be careful when hugging him, okay?) (*sobbing hysterically* *clinging to Nam-su*) When Yoo-na goes to see him later, he is awake, but weak. He tells her he doesn’t understand why this was done to him. He assumes that these guys were sent by Kang-sun and of course, that makes total sense if you believe like her that Nam-su ratted her out. Which he absolutely has not, as he adds, bitterly.
Mary: My poor lunkhead. T^T
Mary: Does Dong-ho like her? I wonder if there's going to be a loveline there... You don't sit there letting a drunk girl insult you and pelt you with popcorn unless you like her, right?
kakashi: Of course Dong-ho likes her. But she's a user. She should become friends with Mi-sun-witch.
becca: I don't dislike her so much as I think she's just really immature. Right now she's self-centered and a little naive, but I think she'll be okay once she grows up.
(Ha! I missed that!!) As soon as she has left, he barges out to inquire what this is about – but Chang-man is not allowed to talk to him. Boss’ orders. Pooooor Gye-pal. That's obviously not the best way to hear you've been sacked!
Mary: Poor Gye-pal. So his replacement manager is someone who hangs laundry for a pickpocket? *giggling at the thought* Also: how domestic of Yoo-na and Chang-man. I wonder if there will be a squee-phase in their relationship if they've already fought over underwear-hanging real estate and talked about moral issues like stealing. Or do they just jump right into "comfy married life" mode?
becca: I would squee over that. Heck, I'll squee over them, no matter what they do! Unless they fight. When they fight, I make like a cloud and rain. :(
*cackling* (Manbo is so clueless) *cringing and cackling* Chang-man is in the room next-door, studying what could be French. Right before Boss Han can make everything much worse, he intervenes and orders him outside the room. Manbo follows him but makes sure to tell an underling that it’s only going to be ONE rib a person. Oh dear. (LOL)
Mary: Noooo~ I don't want Manbo to side with him. They might do something to Mi-sun. Evil wench that she is. She is Yoo-na's people too... (I'll take Mi-sun over him any day!)
kakashi: *Cringes from the slime that oozes from President*
Mary: I loved her a little bit here too. (*nods* Me too.) She was surprisingly nice and not dismissive of Grandpa. Also, her story about being too poor for her brother's surgery... is this why she doesn't care about love? As long as her namja has $$$$?
becca: This is another great example of what Yoo Na's Street does so well: complex characters that are flawed but sympathetic. *hugs drama*
- LOL) and Yoo-na thinks it's proof that Mi-sun is worse than her because adultery is No 7 whereas Stealing is "only" No 8. So, it seems Yoo-na likes Mi-sun's company because having an even worse sinner next to her makes her feel less lonely.
Mary: Hahaha at this convo. And hahaha at the extent to which Yoo-na keeps thinking about her and Mi-sun's sins.
becca: I like these two together when they're not fighting. And the casual insults are hilarious.
becca: They're cute!
Mary: OMG I was cringing at this whole scene. That ajumma was just too... haha. She was too chummy and not careful about offending Manbo at all! I think this will be Chang-man's weak point. He's going to be too nice to tell his employees off. *sigh* Wanna take bets on how long he'll stay as GM?
becca: I'm hoping that the employees will see what a good person he is and follow him out of respect, though. It could happen, right?
that Kang-sun messed with. This will not do. Later, she tells Yang-soo that it must either be the police that creates distrust among them - or somebody gave Kang-sun false information.
Mary: Maybe it was the Mermaid. As payback to Sevelyn unni for that incomplete intel on how to be human...
*is suspicious* When she sees Nam-su on his bed, she cries in shock, but Yoo-na tells her to stop that: the bill needs to be paid, so there's work to be done. Yoo-na tells Hwa-suk to transfer that money she is keeping for Kang-sun right away - cause Kang-sun? She is not going to get it.
Mary: Yoo-na is mad, folks. *runs for cover* Also, Yang-sun unni is gorgeous in that sequence. Simple but gorgeous. :)
becca: Badass Yoo-na is badass. And I kinda have a girl-crush on Yang-sun. ^___^
(Territory. Even if they stay "civil", there's always irrational territory-grabbing feelings. I think Kang-sun and Nam-su are almost sharing turf.) Yoo-na says she doesn't understand why Kang-sun "gave" her Hwa-suk though. For her sake, is Yang-soo's answer, because Kang-sun likes (or liked?) Yoo-na. Which is about the opposite from what Yoo-na feels for the other woman, who has completely destroyed Nam-su's hand. Well, he could work on his antenna skills though, no? Mean? Yes.
(yes - he has to pay the fine) when Curly comes along - and challenges him to a fight, when Gye-pal refuses to pay Curly's wife's fine and isn't even overly sorry for putting her into a difficult position. Curly threatens him with his special temple martial arts, haha, but when he does a few poses, Gye-pal charges him and they end of pulling each other's hair instead (HAHAHA). On the count of three, they agree to let go and Curly gets in a nice hook right into Gye-pal's face immediately after.
Mary: Haha! They look like bickering kids with the hair-pulling. Maybe Curly was just bluffing about the temple training stuff?
kakashi: Later, he tells his wife that he couldn't go "full out" on Gye-pal cause Gye-pal doesn't know how to do martial arts. Haha.
becca: Oh, I died during the fight. Heehee. I don't think Curly even knows any martial arts, though - didn't he tell Chang-man last episode that he learned painting at the temple but no martial arts? His posing might have been the highlight of the episode.
(heh) ... when is another question. Alright, says Axe, they should go out and continue fighting. Hehe.
becca: Everything about this scene - I love it.
Mary: I feel bad for Madame. She can't ask her own hubby something like that and had to rely on a stranger she's known for only a couple of weeks.
becca: I'm actually liking her more and more. She's another imperfect woman, and I sympathize with her soooo much. She loves her little brother, but she also knows just how terrible he is and how others look at him. And that hurts.
Speaking of which ... they are currently trying to locate that guy who stabbed Nam-su. They're not successful. (I only just noticed after rewatching... the guys they interrogated were those two thugs who pulled a knife on Yoo-na and looked at her bra. Hahaha) (Are they? I missed that! I only noticed that one guy was wearing a Roger Rabbit t-shirt, which is kinda random, but ... *heartbeams*) Yoo-na goes to the café next, where she tries to comfort a depressed Mi-sun ... Mr Gigolo is not answering any calls! Hehe. And a bit of awwwww. Is she in love?
Mary: If she can only see herself... that's totally how her men react when she plays with them, don't they? I'm still not sure about Gigo. I feel like the show is making him seem like a Gigo on purpose to trick us again.
becca: Could be, could be. We'll have to wait and see.
*biting nails* GO BACK, AJUSSHI!! He is half-way up the stairs when he stops, thinks ... and then turns back -SO GLAD! RUN! RUN! HURRYYYY!!! He takes position outside the house and watches the car. A taxi approaches - it is Yoo-na! When she gets out, the other guys also get out and one of them takes out a knife!!!
"Watch out"! Chang-man screams - and Yoo-na turns, eyes open wide in surprise and shock.
I will stop saying that it was a strong episode, because every episode seems to be just that. But this episode was even better than most. (Wait ... do I say this too, every time?) (Not every time... maybe 4 out of 5 episodes?) What I liked apart from the usual thing (well, the dialogue and EVERYBODY in it) is the "oh shit" moments we got. For the first time, we get to experience first hand just HOW dangerous this world of Yoo-na's is. Chang-man: get her out!!! Also, Yoo-na has taken charge and now sees these boys as "hers" - that's both awesome and scary. I hope this ends well.
Mary: I hope this ends well and Nam-su recovers and becomes a legendary thief who steals from corrupt government officials and runs a School of Pickpocketry for not-so-talented pickpockets like him and his gang.
becca: I would watch that drama!