Mary: This episode is the best. For crying.
becca: I watched at school (NOT during class! I am a good student!), and I couldn't let out a single tear because there were two guys sitting right across from me. It. Was. Torture.
Mary: I've got a hospital room reserved with his name on it. ICU.
becca: Booooo! No!
Mary: You know Chang-man thought this was his lucky day, right? When Yoo-na invited him in for a beer? Then Han-jeong was there. Hehe. They are so cute though. I wish they would adopt her.
becca: Awww, they'd make such a cute little family.
Mary: Very smart of Min-kyu though to establish rapport with the noraebang. To make sure Mi-sun won't have anyone to turn to for help against him. I hate smart AND evil people. (Except Kang Do-young.)
becca: Ugh. Min-kyu makes me feel sick. Bastard.
becca: Aww. Hugs? Not yet? Okay... but later, right? We need more hugs.
Mary: I keep laughing at this scene too. How Madame is so curious about The Son and pimping Da-yeong. Not in an icky way though. But an "This boy is so good for my daughter I'll be so glad if they end up together" way.
becca: I just want to grab the poor unsuspecting boy by the shoulders and whisper, "Run!" Then again, I am in favor of anything makes Da-yeong stop whining about Chang-man and Yoo-na, so this could be good.
Mary: Pffft. Nice excuse, Chang-man. I also like his running "why not call your ex-boyfriend Nam-su" gag. ^^ And hey, kakashi, Han-jeong's dongsaeng, didn't he play KimJi's hyung in Bori? The awesome kid with a weird hair extension/duck tail who grew up to be not-so-awesome? (nope, not the one)
becca: Her dongsaeng is adorable. They should adopt him, too.
Good Luck" by Beast. He plays it for her, but when she doesn't talk to him again, he turns it off. Ahahaa, petty. (Heehee)
becca: Ahhhh, they're cute!
Mary: I'm slightly disappointed in Yang-sun. Sliiiiightly. Because I noticed that in general, married women are less tolerant of husband-stealers like Mi-sun. I can't exactly blame them.
becca: If it were just the money issue, I'd probably side with Yang-sun. Mi-sun totally deserves that. But the beating is just too much, no matter what she's done.
Mary: This was so sweet, how Curly was so devoted to his wife and just happy to be with her. But Mi-sun... it's so sad that she can't stop thinking of Min-kyu even after all the scumbag did.
becca: I think it was about here that one of the guys across from me started to snore....
Mary: LOL at Grandpa's "whuuuuuuuuut?" face.
Chang-man has bought Han-jeong some pizza - but she's still very reluctant to talk to him. But he's a clever one, this one! He talks about the food they'll have on their outing and also about how excited he is about the trip. The Girl knows why: he likes unni! And ... she also knows that her unni really likes Chang-man. Since a woman understands a woman's mind. Chang-man is so happy, aw.
Mary: And I'm grinning from ear to ear. They are so cute talking about crushes like that.
becca: So. Cute. I couldn't properly squee when I watched, so bear with me for a moment: SQUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah, much better! It was killing me that I couldn't let that out!
becca: No no no no no no no, I do NOT like where this is headed. ㅠㅠ
Poor Chang-man, the guy is going to do it, isn't he .... :( Well, but before that, it's the outing with Thief Girl and her brother. They go to an aquarium and when they stand in front of a huuuuuge window, Chang-man nonchalantly puts his arm around Yoo-na's shoulder. She removes it, but she keeps smiling. The mood is good and Chang-man is so lovable, aw. And he tries everything to get close to his girl.
Mary: That "Aigoo~ I fell" sequence was hilarious. Especially since Yoo-na looks like she's gonna punch him.
becca: So cute so cute. I'm just sitting here with the biggest grin on my face.
While watching the siblings being darn cute on the ice field, Chang-man asks what will happen to the kids after this. He learns that Han-jeong has to turn herself in for stealing. And with that, the mood turns sad and VERY sad when they're at the orphanage and Han-jeong's little brother won't stop crying, until his sister reminds him to get him as soon as she turns 18.
becca: Oof. Will we see her again before the drama ends? I hope so. I like her.
And then, they are at the police station. Han-jeong knows she's likely to get two full years. She is so brave... until she isn't and runs back into Yoo-na's arms for a hug and sad, sad tears. During the car ride back, Yoo-na cries as she tells him about her own time in juvie, when she was 16 too.
becca: *blinking back tears* Hugs all around! *sniff*
It's the next morning and at breakfast, Manbo and Madame discuss the Chang-man-issue. Manbo says let him leave if he wants to leave. Madame will tell Mi-sun when she gets back from the hospital today. Packing her things there right now is Yoo-na, who turns really vicious on Min-kyu when he calls and demands his penalty money. Mi-sun needs a few brain cells back from her libido, quickly, please.
Chang-man ... oh no. He is checking out an apartment building, paying a lot of attention to CCTV cameras. In his head, he hears Bong's words ... there is a type of human who doesn't give a shit about the law. The only language they speak is violence. And in the evening, Chang-man waits in the parking garage for Min-kyu. He puts on a mask and assaults him. After a few hits, Min-kyu bolts, runs and hides behind one of the cars. But he is just waiting for his chance to get back at Chang-man! It's a very messy fight :( finally, Chang-man takes off his mask (because he can't breath?) and follows Min-kyu outside, into the pouring rain, where he hits him until the young man begs to be spared.
Mary: This fight scene looked dirty and uncoordinated. No cool sound effects and fancy camera work. It really is just the two guys trying to beat the shit out of each other. I watched this scene lots of times and didn't think "Wow Chang-man is so cool". It's like the director is saying, "Look, this is how fights go. This is what Chang-man had to do. There is nothing glorious about beating someone up, even if you think you had a good reason to do so."
becca: This scene reminded me of the (even longer and starker) fist-fight in a movie called The Big Country: it's just a long, bloody, knock-down, drag-out fight. Nothing stylish or attractive about it, like Mary said. It's just there, and we have to watch it.
"Open your eyes and look", says Chang-man, "you know me, right?", and Min-kyu says that he was wrong. But Chang-man continues hitting him until he's totally spent. After some moments of lying there he sits up and starts crying. Because Min-kyu looks so pitiable - and because he himself feels so miserable. This world makes him sad, so he cries. And believe me, so do I, Chang-man.
becca: And now I'm crying, too.
CommentsWhat a horrible, horrible, painful ending scene! Poor Chang-man, I totally understand why he would do something so bad and I totally understand that he would cry afterwards. Shame on Bong for getting him into this! Stop taking advantage of this guy's good nature, people. And shame on Chang-man for believing Bong! You should at least have talked to Yoo-na first, you idiot.
Mary: You can totally see Chang-man's stupidly innocent heart break after what he did.
becca: I want to give him the biggest, most comforting hug that I can, but the sad truth is that it wouldn't fix anything. This is terrible.
Almost sadder even was the double farewell scene: first at the orphanage and then in front of the police station. I am sorry to see Han-jeong go already - she was a great character. I wonder what happens to Yoo-na now, because that Girl is like a ghost from the past, Yoo-na's own ghost - and a dire reminder of unpleasant things passed and futures destroyed. Will she learn? Does she have options? Or is Chang-man slowly but truly becoming tainted forever by this world of (half)criminals?
Mary: I'm sorry, Show. I want the interfering, always-on-the-good-and-right-side Chang-man back. But we can't have him back, right? There's no turning back from this...
becca: I hate it when you're right!