Mary: Because every lost soul reminds Chang-man of his pet bird. And he wants to redeem all of them.
becca: He's built a little birdhouse in his soul.
Mary: Yoo-na's like: LOL what future? Your life ends here, scum!!!
(eep!) With which she plans to cut Hwa-suk's face (WTF!) but Chang-man comes to the rescue --- one shallow cut too late though! He wrestles with Yoo-na and gets her to drop the knife. Seizing that opportunity, Hwa-suk runs away ... right into Yang-sun! (who has the most beautiful hair) (yes, the most perfectly long and healthy and soft wavy hair) (I adore that hair). Yoo-na starts beating Hwa-suk up (and not too gentle), but Chang-man interferes again, telling her to calm down. He fails in that, though - because Yoo-na only stops beating Hwa-suk when the little one is half-dead and she is too. She lets her off after receiving the promise that she will visit Kang-soon and tell her the truth. In the meantime, the Lost Boys have mutilated that Hoodlum just as he has mutilated Nam-su.
Mary: RAAAVAAAANGE!!! Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Dar-- err... Pickpockets!
becca: I'm disappointed in Yoo-na and our Lost Boys. I know they're all criminals, too, but I hate to see them sink so low. :( And mad Yoo-na is scary!
becca: Ah, memories of last episode's flirtiness! I feel like we couldn't be further away right now.
Mary: I want Yoo-na to live a stress-free life but I want Chang-man to stop saying "you're so disappointing today" as if Yoo-na owes him anything. Chang-man is... he is too meddlesome. I'm surprised no one has invited him to Han River just yet.
(And Da-yeong admits that she hates her Uncle. But doesn't fully join in when Curly starts bashing him and calling him a dog. I pity both Da-yeong and Madame in this relationship and curse Gye-pal for mooching off his sister without any semblance of guilt.)
becca: This can't be good.
Mary: I kept LOLing at this part. Especially when she claims Gigo looks like Yoo Ah-in.
kakashi: Well, love is blind.
becca: Lovesick Mi-sun is so WEIRD. And funny.
Mary: He refused to shake Manbo's hand though. Haha. Poor Manbo. But it's his fault he can't keep the glee off his face at the thought that Gye-pal is leaving.
Mary: I want to find his bird and throw it away. Seriously. I do not like how he looks at Yoo-na like a rehabilitation project.
becca: It's bugging me, too.
(Why is TallerLostBoy always wanting to give Hwa-suk a second chance? Is he in luuuurve?) (It wouldn't surprise me.) Nam-su is getting hammered. (HAHAHAHAHA) On soju. (Oh, okay.) Ouch, the headache ... He is crying over his ruined hand and, I guess, his ruined life. Yoo-na takes cup and bottle away from him and tells him that people must live with hope, whatever situation they're in. Look who's talking ... And he can always be lookout or antenna. Exactly. She sounds half-convincing but the episode sure seems to affect her.
Mary: Let the guy cry for a little bit. For chrissakes. He just got out of the hospital with his only good hand damaged, and he might've just noticed that you're in love with someone else!
becca: He shouldn't be drowning his sorrows in alcohol - he should be doing rehab! If he doesn't, his hand will only get WORSE. LIVE, dammit, man! It's okay to be sad, but dealing with it like this is unhealthy.
(Pffft) Curly's wife comes to see him - what's up with her? Ah, she wants to go on leave - and she asks Chang-man to please tell the boss, because she's on edge when she's with him, ever since the Viagra incident. She wants 2 weeks, which is too long, says Chang-man, so she changes it to 10 days. And it's not for a holiday ... she wants to go to the detention center, like Gye-pal. Oups. Chang-min offers to lend her the money, but she refuses ... what's 10 days? (Er ... do we know what kind of labor they're doing there?!)
Mary: They'll tell you in later episodes. :)
(Pfft. Are we in junior high, Mi-sun??) Her Beau is going to the military for 3 days. That separation is almost killing her. No news from the President by the way and there are rumors he is travelling with his wife. Good on him. But I get a feeling we haven't seen the last of him yet.
Mary: dumb as in a bimbo. I kept laughing this episode because I missed lots of convos in my first watch. So apparently Mi-sun met Yang-soon before and all Mi-sun talks about is stuff about keeping a sexy figure, whether Yang-sun padded her bra or not, etc. Hahaha
Mary: I kept laughing too! ^___^ Aigoo~ these gangsters think everything can be settled with a beating!
(she promised to set him up another time). He goes there quickly and she shares an iced Americano with him, smiling happily when he takes the straw - that she already had a sip with - into his mouth. Pfffff, woman. They're waiting for that "friend", but Da-young claims she's on her way.
Mary: LOL Da-young... you're tricksome but it's so transparent I don't know whether to kick you or pat your head.
becca: Pfft. She should go sit with Mi-sun. They can braid each others' hair and bedazzle things.
Mary: LOL at Chang-man's nonchalance while the other three feel the awkwardness of him going on a movie with his boss's daughter (and a woman who isn't Yoo-na).
becca: I'm shaking my head at his cluelessness.
The Curlies have a chicken-feet and soju good-bye "feast" - she refuses anything more expensive. It must be horrible to send your wife away to do labor at a detention center!! Why is he not going for her though? (Can he? I think only the sentenced person can work. - no idea: but I don't find him to be of great help) He cries and tells her he is very sorry for not earning any money. Those two .... awwww.
becca: Aww. A little bit of my anger at Curly has melted away. These two are having a rough time.
(I don't know the movie, but I would not watch it.) A few rows further down, Mi-sun is all lovey-dovey with Gigolo. That and the sex scene on screen gives Da-young ideas. She slides down in her seat, sloooooowly - and puts her head on Chang-man's shoulder. He's like .... WTF? She then lightly taps his shoulder and says "oppa, if by chance you want to hold my hand, it's okay to do that. No need to think too deeply". Buahahahahaaa. She even hold it up for him to hold, but he doesn't want to and tells her to quietly watch the movie. He's a bit of an idiot.
Mary: Yeah. I refuse to believe he's THAT stupid not to see the signs now.
becca: PWAHAHA!!! This scene killed me. And yeah, he's GOT to know what's going on now, even if he somehow didn't know already.
(That's not a boy! That was his playmate, the pretty little girl! I laughed here too. Poor Little Kei got punked.) He misses the dogs and even bought them food, poor boy. Manbo tells his wife that he wants to tear down this rooftop apartment, which gets them into a fight about Gye-pal, detention labor (which he still thinks is a good things), and things more generally. Manbo is so deliciously clueless.
becca: I felt a little bad for, Da-young, but... she knows this isn't a real date, right? She conned her way into spending time with him. That's it.
(Aww.) She likes that he is always honest - and he adds that honestly speaking, he wished the path they're on would make a few circles around town. Awwww. Is that how much he likes walking with her? Yoo-na asks. Yes, says Chang-man.
CommentsYoo-na's armor is cracking and I like it and don't like it at the same time. She clearly needs somebody like Chang-man to give her tons of love - but in the world she lives in, she cannot be weak. So while he may be good for her, he is very bad as long as she does NOT turn her back on pickpocketing. And it does not even remotely sound like she wants to do that.
The drama does a very good job in showing us just HOW dangerous her trade actually is. It makes me really uneasy. I'm also uneasy about her becoming "The Mother" for the Lost Boys and about Nam-su losing it. I feel his pain - losing a hand of all things to lose! I understand that he feels like his world ended. Because that world has Yoo-na in it, Yoo-na, the famous pickpocket. And what can he do besides that? And what if it means he can no longer be near her! Poor, poor Nam-su. He is the one that needs the most hugs.
Mary: T_________________T Nam-su hugs? On it! *climbs giant Nam-su tree and clings like a monkey*
I'm also uneasy about Curly's Wife - I hope detention labor isn't too hard! I'm not at all uneasy about Gye-pal though because that guy? He will certainly find a way to con himself out of labor.
Mary: Or I'm afraid he's gonna keep whining and complaining and he's gonna get beaten up or something by the other inmates.
becca: Probably a bit of both.