I know Tanya and I have completely dropped the ball with this review but we’re determined to finish, no matter what, so let’s dive into these next two episodes, shall we?
This week was such a roller-coaster of feels for me. The relationship between Hye Soo and Jae Yeol is so incredibly open and honest, it’s absolutely killing me, mostly because I know they’re about to face one of life’s most difficult moments, being forced to accept that your significant other has a serious illness, and while I’m certain they have what it takes to make it through this upcoming obstacle, it’s going to be so painful to watch. But before I get ahead of myself, let me go back and talk about a few of this week’s more delightful highlights.
First of all, I have to give mad props to Soo Kwang for being pretty much the coolest guy in the world. His heart is so big, his intentions are so noble and his constant struggle to overcome his disability and better himself as a person is to be commended. He really is my hero and I’m happy to see that So Nyeo is finally starting to appreciate him. It certainly took her long enough! Soo Kwang may not be the drop-dead gorgeous flower boy So Nyeo was hoping for but he makes he’s changed her perspective on life and, I believe, makes her want to be a better person which means he’s absolutely perfect for her. As long as So Nyeo gives up being a punk and can truly love Soo Kwang, the way he deserves to be loved, then I’m okay with shipping them as a couple.
Secondly, I’m over the moon about the fact that Jae Yeol has proposed to Hye Soo, even if she’s constantly turning him down. Hye Soo is such a difficult character to understand sometimes, mostly because she’s more interested in being coy and playful than committing to her own feelings. It’s completely obvious that she loves Jae Yeol and she wants to be with him but she’s afraid of her own insecurities so she’s constantly pushing him away, just to draw him back again. She’s such a tease and yet behind her teasing is a whole lot of truth which I think is pretty great, not only because it keeps the lines of communication between her and Jae Yeol open but it also keeps everything between them out in the open and that, in turn, is what keeps their relationship going. These two have no secrets between them. They’ve seen the ugliest, most horrible and vulnerable sides of each other and have decided to stick together, in spite of it all and that is what makes their relationship truly great. It’s like Jae Yeol told Hye Soo, he doesn’t want to marry her because he’s madly in love with her, it’s because she’s the only one he’s ever wanted to reveal his secrets to and that says a lot. These two really are quite a pair and I want nothing but the best for them. Sadly, I have a feeling that’s not going to happen, at least n0t right away.
For one thing, Jae Bum is about to be released from prison and he’s coming out, gunning for Jae Yeol which means Jae Yeol is in serious trouble. If Jae Bum really does try to attack his brother again, he could do some serious damage and I’m a little worried for Jae Yeol’s life. Jae Bum isn’t exactly mentally stable and the years in prison, coupled with harboring a fourteen year grudge, have made things between these brothers tense, to say the least. If Jae Bum really does go after Jae Yeol, he could seriously be out for blood and I don’t like that. It’d be nice if Dong Min could come up with some way to reveal the truth about what happened, that night, all those years ago but I really don’t know how that’s going to happen. I suppose if Jae Bum does get the chance to hurt Jae Yeol and he has to go back to court, there might be an opportunity for Dong Min to bring the truth to light but that seems like he’d be taking an awfully big gamble with Jae Yeol’s life and I, for one, am not okay with that. I suppose there’s always the possibility that Jae Yeol could be safely hospitalized before Jae Bum’s release but even then, I don’t see Jae Yeol being completely safe. Jae Bum’s a sneaky guy and he could very easily visit his little brother without anyone being the wiser and how bad would that be? So many things could go wrong there… Yikes! I don’t even want to think about it!
I also don’t want to think about the fact that Jae Yeol really does need to be hospitalized but the truth of the matter is, he’s sick and not just a little bit. We’ve been saying for quite a while that Kang Woo is nothing more than a figment of Jae Yeol’s imagination and now we know it’s actually true. What this means for Jae Yeol, I’m not sure but I know it’s not going to be good. I’m assuming that in the next two episodes we’ll find out what it is, exactly, that’s wrong with Jae Yeol and I’m really hoping that Hye Soo will be able to convince Jae Yeol to get the treatment that he needs but I know that it’s not going to be easy. First of all, Hye Soo is going to have to accept the truth that Jae Yeol is sick, something that’s going to prove nearly impossible all on its own, and then she’s going to have to convince Jae Yeol that he’s sick enough to need treatment. I just hope that once Jae Yeol does get himself to a hospital, he doesn’t find that he has even more wrong with him than what Dong Min and Young Jin are suspecting. There’s only so much devastating news a person can take at one time and this, whatever “this” is, certainly qualifies as enough. Ugh! I’m already dreading the heartbreak of the next two episodes but there’s only one way to get to the “happily ever after” at the end and that’s to force myself to endure storm with the hopes that I’ll find a rainbow at its end.
So tell me, what did you think of these two episodes of It’s Okay, That’s Love? Are you enjoying the relationship between Jae Yeol and Hye Soo? Do you fear what lies ahead for them as much as I do? Do you think Jae Yeol will willingly seek treatment for whatever it is that ails him? What about Jae Bum? Will he really come after his little brother the moment he’s released? I’d l0ve to know what your thoughts are so be sure to leave me a comment below!