Trotwood: You were joking about thinking we were going straight to the happy ending part, right?
JoAnne: But this is it. There's no more time. It has to be happy.
Sparks: You'd be surprised what you can live through. Whoops, I mean - you'd be surprised what they can cram in 2 episodes... ;) But first we get smothered in their sweetness. *yay*
Shuk: I'm happy for whatever happy they give us at this point in time.
And, frankly, a relief to us all. At this point I so want Mars to get what he needs. He's just such a nice guy. Hmm. Come to think of this, how often can we genuinely say that about male leads. Most are good men and often learn how to show the world their goodness (or greatness), but the nice guys are often the second leads.
Oh, I think they're generally nice guys, at least by the end. They start out sweet but are turned harsh/cold/mean by circumstances and learn to hide their sweetness, then the heroine turns them into goo. Mars is a little different than the usual, though, since he's genuinely nice from almost the very beginning.
Yup - all that nice was smothered under a layer of stupid arrogance but that didn't last very long. And he spent two weeks feeling alone before realizing where he needed to go.
Yes, I'm glad they can support and take care of each other. And I loved how they needed just a small touch to feel contentment.
He probably hasn't slept much since his mother died. It's telling that this place is the one place where he can rest.
I wonder if the noodles were bad.
They are weird, torn noodles though, instead of long skinny ones. Maybe that helps? She kept that recipe all this time - front and center in her desk, too.
In this house, he can be himself, poor broken noodle that he is.
(awwwww) When he eats, he remembers all the happy moments with his mom and his (and Momo's) tears add salt to the soup. Momo says several times that he has to work hard - and he promises to (again). I would say give the boy a break, but okay. Work hard it is.
I'm ready for all the mommy-flashbacks to end. Does that make me callous? And there's an awful lot of spam and veggies in those noodles...
All moms need to go in the last two episodes. And sisters.I think they feel comfort in repeating the same words back to each other that they said before. Mostly because we know that "Work Hard" is a euphemism for "I Love You".
Every time I see this, the logistics of getting onto that little perch worried me. It's not the safest hang out. But they are so cute together and no one bothers them up there.
It's not a load bearing surface! It's going to fall off the fricking house and they're going to die and be cute ghosts together.
At least no one in the corporeal world would bother them anymore.
This has been bothering me a lot & after looking back to episode 7 when he comes on the roof when she's hanging clothes, it's the ledge above the door. So I'm still not sure how they even get up there. And it's still not a load-bearing surface. But at least if they fall it'd only be a few feet?
Look how starved for visuals of affection between these two that we are as excited as we are worried about this pic. The most frustrating thing about her sister is that she seems to improve but then proves that she hasn't really changed all that much.
I loved the hug, though. They are soooo cute!!!! And I just wanted them to tell the paparazzi they were dating before his mom died, so there! :P
Stupid, useless sister. I would have disowned her years ago, and never taken responsibility for her shite.
(and how would that make it better? I could see the headlines now "Mars having an Affair with his Manager's Girlfriend!!!) Haha, seriously... Of course, Mars is completely outraged. I would be too!! And even more so when Yi Zhi says he'd do the press conference too. At least, he has the decency to come clean about his involvement in the break up a year ago. He's not feeling sorry for it though... he thinks it's a necessary sacrifice.
At least we get to see Mars be firm and unwavering. Small blessings?
[scratching Yi Zhi's name permanently off my list of Awesome Assistants and writing him onto my list of Awful Asses] And he used his "friendship" with Mars to manipulate him. Pfui!
(I was hoping this would be a wake-up call for this woman--that those pics would force her to see Momo in a different light as someone who may be a woman now with a life, love, and desires of her own) Jia Sen leaves ... and Momo sees Mars stepping out behind a bush. He doesn't care about being seen, he just wants to be with her. Awww. Also, he tells her about the outrageous idea to lie about their relationship, but Momo is really calm about it. Mars also tells her to hang in there - he is very serious about being with her.
I love him.
<3 I was glad there was no stupid jealousy or blame here either.
Yay for our hot, steady boyfriend!! And the hug! And the promise. And the V-neck tshirt is back! So many things to be thankful for.
Don't do it, Mars! He'll betray you again at Tony Ge's request!!!
He's way more forgiving than I would've have been, but then Yi Zhi stood by him for a long time. a long time. They are more like brothers.
The bromance is back! (Though at first I thought Mars was demanding Yi Zhi open his beer for him. Not offering to drink together.)
Fakety fakesters. They were fine when they thought he was secretly dating Ivy.
Isn't that always the Path of the Saesaeng? To only want what they want? They can lust after the innocent innocent 30 year old??
But neither Momo (who cleans the house etc.) and Mars (who gets styled for a photoshoot and looks gorgeous, because FINALLY! Good hair!) care about that. And then, it's Valentine's ... but close after midnight. The guy to turn up is ... Jia Sen. With a rose. He has prepared a lovely poem, declaring his love...
I feel badly for how little I care for his plight right now. He's been set up by his family for this pain, but now all I think of is Mars.
Just. Go. AWAY.
I could swear he had copied an old love letter from his dad to his mom. But I have no idea why I thought that...?
DeLuLu Town called and they are missing their Mayor. Oh wait, there he is! The blooming idiot with the Wed Wose.
She's a bit dim, that one.
After dodging some reports, Mars has Yi Zhi drop him off somewhere he can buy a present for Momo - they talk about the dating troubles on the way there. It's really hard on everyone, because the media and the fans are so crazy - the timing is just so bad. Mars buys Momo a Kasaba necklace. Talk about high-class merchandise... it's actually not for sale and he has to discuss for quite a while, so he is running late.
Of course he is. Otherwise, how would they invent a problem?
Why even give him the sales pitch if it's not really for sale? It is pretty, though. (Did you catch the tiny drop of foreshadowing? There's a crazy fan but no worries!)
Why would you have it on display in a jewelry store if it wasn't for sale? It's not the Hope Diamond or the Crown Jewels.
I like how you capitalize "horrible" here when she wasn't even doing anything horrible this time.
It's a white SUV. Is there some RULE about this shit? The other day I was watching Mermaid and while they wait at the intersection (very safely) a white vehicle passed by and I immediately thought 'TROLL'.
The worst part was as Momo was waiting, she heard the sirens go by. He was so close and she had no idea!
Poor Nicky Ferrante...I mean, poor Momo!
Awww. (but I was also hoping there'd be some of his dried blood on the box for effect)
A scuff or a scrape, at least, right? A ding?
I liked how Yi Zhi tried to deflect the chanting onto himself. "that's right - it's my fault!" - Which was ironic because Tony Ge pretty much blames him later. And Mars falls asleep again right after giving her the necklace. But he had to give it to her before he could rest.
Okay, I'll take Yi Zhi off my Ass list. But he's still not going back on my PA list. And, yes, Mars was going to make sure she got her present. After all, he held onto it throughout the chaos of the rescue scene and the hospital situation.
(This might sound odd, but I was glad it was done on purpose; otherwise, it would be just another random car accident in a drama) And: the Doctor says Mars needs at least half a year to fully recover from a knee injury. However, there are only 4 months until his concert. Well, I do hope he does not just have ONE? looks like it.
Two things: Since he can't do his other projects, he has time to hang out with Momo, and he could always do the concert sitting down. (I remember thinking this, too. Why can't he just sit and sing . . . and perhaps wear a V-neck)
I'm thinking they mean the kickoff concert before the tour? And what about the Kasaba drama?? I always thought it could have just been a random hit & run rather than something else to make Momo feel bad. But now that Trot mentions it, I agree it's nice to have a good reason rather than random plot-device.
I really don't understand how the entertainment business can just grind their 'stars' into pulp and never think about it. If Mars needs six months to heal, give him six months, Don't cut it short and risk potentially re-injuring him for good. And 42-hours of filming followed by an IV bag isn't good for anyone's health. When will they stop doing this? Oh right, probably when the rabid fans calm down.
I'm not surprised at all. He isn't perfect, but I don't hate him as much as the rest of you do. I don't hate him. He has been really patient with Mars and has been looking out for him and his interest. He could have (and many would have) cut Mars long ago when he wasn't bringing in any money and causing all sorts of problems. I understand that he needed time after his mother's death, but it wasn't cool or professional for him to completely disappear without telling anyone anything--leaving Tony and Yi Zhi trying to make up stuff for the press when really the truth probably would have been fine. From his perspective and with Momo's track record, it seems like it will be too hard. We're doubting her. Why wouldn't he?
But he's been a model employee and moneymaker for over a year now, and that should be taken into consideration too. Your recent behavior should carry more weight than the years past.
I thought this was the final episode.
lol - that explains your optimism at the beginning of this episode. One more to go!
And I'm glad Yi Zhi is making up for when he chased Momo away.
Still annoyed with him. But I'm ready for more Momo And Mars time!!
CommentsI am bit torn about this episode. On the one hand, I am annoyed there is another thing our poor V-neck hunk has to endure. A wrecked knee and an upcoming concert? Really? On the other, I get that Momo has to feel "worthy" of this guy. She has started to see their relationship as a possibility, but with everyone opposing it - and fans even attempting to kill Mars for dating the wrong woman, she might do what she did before: run.
There's also the factor that she chose Jia Sen before because she felt like he needed her more. But now she knows how desperately Mars needs her, too. Plus there's their "never-alone" promise.
Sweet scenes! Sweet scenes! We are owed show!
Kisses and v-necks, please.
I wanted more sweet scenes, but that walk screams other things that are not really sweet.