After last week’s kiss of awesome, I was really anxious to see where things between Se Dong and Hong Bin went this week so I wasn’t the least bit disappointed in that department but everything else that happened this week really threw me for a loop!
To be perfectly honest, I was expecting this week’s episodes to focus more on the developing relationship between Se Dong and Hong Bin and while there were many adorable moments between the two (especially that whole scene with them jogging after that kiss… So Cute!) it was Hong Joo who simultaneously stole the show and broke my heart. That poor kid! From the very first moment he stepped into the story, we knew Hong Joo had a rough life and, based on what we knew about Hong Bin, we could safely assume that neither one of these boys had a very happy home life but to see just how awful things were for Hong Joo, at home, I just couldn’t take it. I bawled my eyes out for that kid and, like Se Dong, I was on the edge of a total breakdown when I thought he was actually going to step off that rooftop. Thank goodness Hong Bin got there in time!
I know we didn’t really get to see a lot of Hong Bin’s superpowers at that desperate moment but it was more than obvious that when Hong Bin is upset about something, his powers come out and all I can say is, it’s a good thing. (It’s also good Hong Bin can turn super-hero mode on without sprouting the blades, otherwise Hong Joo would have been toast!) While it’s great that Super Bin could save his brother, I thought it was even better that plain old Hong Bin could finally step into the role of a big brother. Standing there listening to Hong Joo’s woes, willingly taking Hong Joo’s side, encouraging him to do the right thing… Those are all things a brother should do and I think knowing he has his big brother backing him up is going to go a long way towards helping Hong Joo overcome his current troubles. I just wish Hong Bin had taken things a step further and offered to take Hong Joo in, rather than sending him back to that awful house. I know Hong Bin has a long way to go before he can really open up and make a place for others in his heart but Se Dong is helping him with that and poor Hong Joo would fare so much better living with his brother than he would with his poisonous parents.
Speaking of… I’ve been saying for weeks now, that Hong Joo’s mother is the scariest woman on the face of the planet but I may have to add “the most horrible person on the face of the planet” to that as well. Good grief! Can this woman get any worse? She is such a horrid person, both inside and out, that I can’t understand why Jang Won married her in the first place. He’s obviously disappointed in the match (otherwise, why would he give that whole speech on marrying a ladder you can climb rather than one who cuts you off) so why did he bother? He’d obviously had Hong Bin’s mother by his side at some point, so what happened that he ended up with this awful piece of work instead? If I were him, I’d have chosen to remain single, rather than stick myself with someone who’s that bad for the rest of my life. Unless of course, his other option was to stick himself with Butler Yoon and then, well maybe I can understand. A little… Okay, no, I still can’t understand. In his case, I would have stuck with being single and just not dealt with all the crazy. Unfortunately for him, he’s stuck with crazy on both sides and I can’t really say that I feel sorry for him. Nope. Not a bit. He’s brought this whole mess upon himself and after seeing the way he treats his sons, I’m convinced he deserves to suffer for all of eternity.
I actually spent a lot of time this week feeling frustrated on Hong Joo’s behalf and just plain mad at Jang Won, his wife and Butler Yoon (Who, by the way is just as scary at Hong Joo’s mother. Yikes!) so it’s a good thing we had Se Dong and Hong Bin around to provide some adorable comic relief. Oh my word! I couldn’t stop laughing at Hong Bin as he tried to deal with all of his Se Dong feels. He was so darn cute! I died! And Se Dong! She’s just too cute! I love how even now that they’re together, she still won’t put up with any of Hong Bin’s crap and she’s not afraid to set him in his place, even when he drags her to a dark alley to make out. Beyond Hong Bin’s hilarious advances, he’s really making some progress in the humanity department and again, I give all credit to Se Dong. She’s really doing an amazing job of turning this cold jerk of a person into a decent human being and I think she deserves some praise for that. Watching Hong Bin own up to his mistake and going out of his way to apologize (even if it wasn’t accepted the way he’d hoped it would be) shows that he is growing and I thought his promise to never belittle Se Dong’s crayons and spoons was just fantastic.
Too bad Hong Joo’s mother had to show up and ruin the moment! Oh my word! That woman showing up out of nowhere, slapping the crap out of everyone, was just too much. I have no idea who she thinks she is but it seems to me Hong Bin’s about to set her in her place and I’m all for that. Though I have to say, sprouting blades out of his back, in the middle of an amusement park, in the middle of the day might not be the best thing to have happen but it would definitely get his point across. (Oh geeze! Bad pun! Sorry!) Of course we’re left wondering what’s going to happen now that Hong Bin’s going full-on porcupine as he charges towards Hong Joo’s mother and I honestly have no idea but I can tell you one thing, I can’t wait to find out!
So tell me, what are your thoughts on this week’s episodes? Are you as happy as I am to see how things are working out between Se Dong and Hong Bin? Did your heart break like mine did for Hong Joo? Are you as terrified of Butler Yoon as I am? Do you think Hong Joo’s mom is absolutely terrifying or am I just a chicken? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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