OH MY HEART! My heart! My heart! My heart! My heart! My heart! This past week’s episodes have done a number on my poor heart and I really have no idea how I’m going to deal with the last four episodes! There are just way too many characters playing games with my poor, fragile heart right now. Ugh! I’m such a mess right now! How’s a zombie to deal with all these feels!?!
Picking up where we left off last week, the girls who had wrongly accused Teacher Yang of sexual harassment and basically ruined his life, confessed that they had lied about the whole thing and then apologized. Of course the Education Department had to do a full investigation and after talking to the girls, overturned their ruling and Teacher Yang was able to go back to work at Sevit High. Yay!
The bad news is he only has 2 months left on his contract and Ms. Principal McJerkWad has it out for poor Teacher Yang and flat-out told him she wouldn’t be renewing his contract. Funny thing about that though… She meant for this to scare Teacher Yang into submission but it had quite the opposite effect. Now that he knows he’s only got 2 months left, he’s more than happy to stir up as much trouble as he can while he’s there. Not for the sake of causing trouble but for the sake of helping the students by revealing the shady dealings of the school’s administration. I’m not sure how much whistle-blowing he’s going to do before the end but I hope it’s enough to get the principal and her lackey fired and make Soo A and her awful mother suffer. (Yes, I am awful and I’m okay with that.)
Speaking of Soo A… Once things settle down with Teacher Yang, it seems like things are back to normal, if not better than normal. Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol are getting along swimmingly, Ha Joon is becoming the most adorable (and heart-breaking) second on the face of the planet, the cheerleading club is finally getting along and all seems right with the world until Soo A finds that blasted USB and decides to screw everything up. Ugh! I swear that girl needs to be strung up by her toes or something. She is seriously the most awful person on the face of the planet and though I understand she’s a product of her mother’s making, she’s always had a choice to do the right thing or be the villain and every. single. time. she decides she’d rather fill the role of the snotty jerk than do what’s right.
I don’t care how awful that girl’s life is, how much pressure she’s been put under, nothing in all the world can excuse her for making the choices she’s made thus far. Every dirty, rotten thing she’s done she’s done with a clear mind and though her conscience may be eating her up inside, she’s refused to listen to that still small voice telling her “no” and instead gone ahead and done one awful thing after another. What makes it all worse is she tries to blame others for her choices, rather than owning up to them and even worse than that is the fact she projects her anger and self-loathing on to other people, forcing them to suffer as she suffers. Little jerk. She’s knows what she’s done thus far is wrong. Falsely accusing Teacher Yang, stealing that USB, copying the test questions from said USB, framing Kim Yeol for stealing that USB, leaving Yeon Doo stranded at the store… There are so many things Soo A has done wrong here it could take her a lifetime to make things right but she won’t. Instead she’s just going to keep digging this hole she’s found herself in until it gets so deep she’s going to end up dying down there. Unless, of course, someone comes along to help pull her out… I admire Teacher Yang for extending the offer countless times to Soo A but personally, I want to see that little brat rot in that pit for the rest of eternity. (I told you I was awful.)
As mad as Soo A makes me, there’s so much warm and squishy happening in these two episodes, I can easily overlook the brat and focus all my attention on the budding romance between Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol. Oh those two! They are just the cutest match in the history of high school romances. Kim Yeol is such a cocky punk there are times when you just want to smack him, but then he smiles that little smirky smile of his and he gives “that” look and I just melt. Ugh! I’ve got such a weakness for these cocky, punk leads who put up a front to hide their wounded inner child and harbor a soft spot for their leading lady. Unfortunately I also harbor a soft spot for adorable seconds who, wounded as they are, find healing in the friendship the develop with the leading lady and OH MY WORD! I can’t watch any scene with Ha Joon in it without melting. I’m so afraid he’s going to get his heart broken by falling for Yeon Doo and I don’t want that but he needs her and I don’t want him to let her go. She’s the breath of fresh air he’s needed all these long, stifling years he’s lived feeling alone and miserable. Yeon Doo has done more for Ha Joon in this brief time together than Kim Yeol or anyone else has ever done. Yes, Kim Yeol is Ha Joon’s best friend and he’s offered as much love and support as any friend ever could but Yeon Doo has brought something with her that no one else in Ha Joon’s life ever has. She’s shown him what it’s like to have people believe in you. She’s shown him that there is good in this world, that things don’t always have to be the way everyone says they should be, that you have the power within yourself to bring about change and that everyone has the ability to make a difference in this world, so long as they have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. Augh! I could go on and on about why Yeon Doo and Ha Joon need each other but it’s pretty pointless because we all know it’s never going to happen. Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo are destined for each other, if for no other reason than because their parents want to get married. I know, it’s a lame reason but this is Dramaland we’re talking abou there. The OTP has to suffer some sort of ridiculous setback like this or the world would stop spinning and we’d all go flying off into space and die. (Hey, I’m talking about Dramaland here, it has to be dramatic.)
Anyhoo… I’ve rambled on long enough so I’m going to wrap things up here. I just want to know what you thought of these two episodes. Does Ha Joon make your heart ache as much as he makes mine? Are Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo not the most adorable couple ever? Should I lighten up on Soo A or is she really evil incarnate? What major drama do you see happening in the future? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
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