Oh no no no no no! This is not how things were supposed to go this week! It’s Christmas for goodness sake! We’re supposed to have happy times and romantic times and peace on earth and goodwill toward men! Not sadness and horror and OH MY GOSH! WHY MUST WE BE TORTURED LIKE THIS!?!
I suppose it’s only fair to point out all the good in this week’s episodes and not dwell on the bad. Though seriously, how can we not spend the next week dwelling on the bad when it’s this bad??? HOLY FLIP! Talk about an unexpected turn! Why oh why did this have to happen!?! Things were going along so well! Young Ho and Joo Eun were in a state of relational bliss and they were finally going to get to spend that “peaceful and erotic” night together. Joon Sung was going to go meet his birth mom and everyone else seemed to be just as happy as they could be. And then this happened and all that happiness was gone in a blink. Grrr! I swear I’m so upset I could cry for a hundred years! (Or at least until I get to watch the next episodes and find out where things go from here.) OH MY WORD! If Young Ho ends up in a coma and then wakes up not knowing who Joo Eun is, I’m going to have such a massive fit they’re going to hear my wailing all the way over on the other side of the world!
I think it’s better to move on and try not to dwell on the way this week’s episodes ended and to that end, taking a look back at the way things started this week might help. After all, last week we left Young Ho and Joo Eun in a rather touching moment and it was just as wonderful to relive that moment this week. Even better was watching these two spend the next couple of days together. I honestly can’t get enough of Young Ho and Joo Eun. They’re the cutest couple on the face of the planet and I love watching them together. (Which is funny because watching couples together in real life usually makes me sick to my stomach.) There’s just something about the way they communicate. They’ve developed their own language, they understand each other in ways no one else does and they just work so well together, it’s impossible to imagine how they ever got along without each other. I love the way they pick the other up when they’re down, the way they cheer each other on, the way they push each other, challenging each other to become a better, stronger person. They have a truly special relationship and I love watching it grow.
On the flip side, Woo Sik and Soo Jin have the most ridiculsouly messed up relationship. I can’t figure out if these two actually like each other or if they’re simply together because separating would mean they’d have to admit what they did to Joo Eun was wrong. I mean surely they both suffer from occasional moments of guilt, don’t they? They know what they did to Joo Eun was wrong, don’t they? Then again, maybe they really are too focused on themselves to see anything past the tip of their own noses. Maybe that’s why their relationship is so messed up. Both of them are struggling to figure themselves out and they’re dragging the other along because they feel like they must have someone beside them to have any sort of worth. I think they’d both be better off going their separate ways and then spending a serious time trying to figure out who they are and what they want out of life, but that’s probably not going to happen. Instead they’re both going to fester in this toxic relationship of theirs and make everyone around them miserable.
Speaking of miserable, can Choi Hye Ran get any more miserable than she already is? Now that Young Ho has accepted his position in the company, Hye Ran realizes there really is no hope of her and her son getting anything out of the family so she decides to give into Lee Hong Im’s wishes and move out. The question is, why did she stick around for 20 years when she knew all along Hong Im was planning to give the whole thing to Young Ho once he was ready to step into the chairman’s position? Did her brother, Choi Nam Chul, use his snaky tongue to convince her she was going to get it all, if only she had the patience to endure a loveless marriage and a life lived in servitude to a woman who never once treated her like a human being? Was Hye Ran really so greedy that she was willing to endure so much without any sort of guarantee of getting it all in the end? I really can’t figure her out. All I can do is pity her, especially now that her son is in such bad shape.
Now about this son… I just need to take a second and ask, has anyone figured out why this boy decided he needed to end his life? What in the world would possess him to OD on drugs when he has absolutely no reason to do so? Was it because he overheard the conversation about his mom? Because he heard she was suffering and he wasn’t going to get a thing he thought he’d end his life? How the heck is that going to make anything better? Is he really just a greedy little punk who cares about nothing but himself? Surely he doesn’t care about his mother! If he did, he’d realize she has no one in the world to love her, except him, and he’d also realize that if he left her, she’d be doomed to a life of misery, living unloved and unwanted by everyone around her for the rest of forever. Dumb punk. I understand sometimes people go through things in life and they reach a point so desperate they truly believe the world would be better off without them, but we have no such proof that this kid was suffering like that which makes his actions seem like nothing but a selfish move done by an insolent punk.
I suppose Hey Ran’s son can’t help being a punk when he’s got Choi Nam Chul as an uncle. That man really is the punkiest of punks ever. He’s never done anything but try to persuade and manipulate the world around him in a selfish attempt to get everything he wants. The trouble is, his greedy selfishness is slowly but steadily ruining the lives of those the claims to care about. (Though really, I don’t think he cares about anyone but himself.) Just look at his sister. I’m pretty sure Hye Ran’s marriage, her decision to have a child with Young Ho’s dad, her staying in that awful house for 20 years, all of it was done because Nam Chul told her it’s what she needed to do to get him what he wants. I’m sure he pitched the whole thing to her in a way that made is seem like the best for both her and her son but in the end, it’s brought them all nothing but misery and now that misery is spreading to others. Namely Young Ho and everyone who loves him.
And now I’m back to Young Ho… In that car… Bleeding… Unconscious… NOOOOOOOO!!!
OH DEAR SWEET BABY FLYING MONKEYS! WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO YOUNG HO!?!
Sorry, I thought I was over this awful car accident but obviously I’m not. Not one bit. OH MY HEART! IT’S BROKEN AND IT MAY NEVER BE WHOLE AGAIN!
Okay, I obviously need to wrap things up here before I start sobbing (again). Too much happened this week for me to get through it all which is why I’m leaving the rest up to you. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on this week’s episodes by leaving me a comment below!
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