I’m pleased to announce that my vote of confidence in Lee Hae Joon hasn’t been completely misplaced. However, I can’t quite figure out if that’s because Hae Joon is actually becoming a better person or if it’s because so much other craziness went on in these two episodes that he kinda got lost in the background. Either way, this next set of episodes caught me completely off-guard which, I’m really kinda liking. I think.
Okay, so maybe I’m still a little bit uncertain of my feelings for this week’s shenanigans. I mean I like the way the characters are starting to tie in with each other so I guess I shouldn’t be too uneasy. Right? After all, I did say that I wanted Da Hye and Yi Yeon to become good friends and well, now that we know Da Hye is actually Gi Tak’s sister, I think BFF status is guaranteed for life. Or it would be if we didn’t have the Gi Tak version of Hong Nan getting in the way. How are Da Hye and Yi Yeon going to come to know each other’s true relationship to Gi Tak when he’s pretending to be his own little sister? Once again I’m perplexed by Gi Tak and Young Soo’s return to the world of the living. It seems to me that no matter how hard they try, they’re always getting in the way of any progress their loved ones could be making and that just frustrates me to no end!
Yes, it’s true that Gi Tak would have never found out about his little sister if he’d never returned to Earth. But really, would that have been so bad? He’s the one who ditched her at that orphanage all those years ago and never once bothered to look for her. So why would he be plagued by her existence now? It doesn’t really make any sense to me. I guess he’s always had this question in the back of his mind, as to how she’s been all these years, but she wasn’t the reason he returned to Earth. Discovering her is just one of those weird Dramaland coincidences and the fact that she’s Young Soo’s wife just makes the whole thing weirder. Or I guess one could call it “more dramatic.” But really, it’s just weird.
Even weirder is the fact Ji Hoon has more in common with Da Hye’s daughter than Young Soo ever did. I’ve honestly been wondering if Han Na was really Young Soo’s daughter since very early on but this whole similar allergies and personality quirks and such has really kicked up my level of curiosity. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Ji Hoon turned out to be Han Na’s dad. I mean he and Da Hye seem to have had a pretty serious relationship in the past and though we still don’t know all the details, it wouldn’t surprise me if Han Na’s father isn’t Young Soo. If that’s the case, it seems like a pretty simple setup for the story’s ending. I mean Da Hye and Han Na can’t live happily ever after with Young Soo or Hae Joon so someone has to step into those shoes and who better to do it that the man who’s been in love with Da Hye from the very beginning? I’m not saying I think Ji Hoon is the best candidate for the job but he’s certain the most convenient and well, that seems to be good enough for this drama. Personally, I’d rather see Da Hye and Han Na live their lives fully and happily without feeling the need to have a man in their lives but I guess that’s asking too much. *sigh*
If Da Hye and Ji Hoon do end up together, I hope it’s because they truly love each other and not just because Da Hye is settling again. She has every right to be with someone who treats her better than all the men in her life have ever treated her before. I’d like to think Ji Hoon could do that but he’s been such a jerk throughout this drama, I have to wonder if he’ll ever really change his ways. Even if he does, he and Da Hye broke up for a reason so why would she ever want to go back to him? It doesn’t really seem like she loves him but is that just because Hae Joon is around to toy with her emotions and cloud her brain? See??? Again I have to wonder why the heck Hae Joon is around. What good is he doing here? He’s been nothing but a nuisance to his family and a complete idiot at work so why is he here? I suppose he’s starting to get his work side figured out. He’s at least trying to make life better for the store employees and he’s doing his part to help Hong Nan get Yi Yeon’s life back together but he’s not doing much to help his family. Sure, he gave them the money they needed to keep the house but is that really enough? They’ve had to deal with a whole lot of his nonsense and I’m still not convinced it’s been worth it, at least not to them. The worst part of his return has been his constant need to keep Da Hye by his side. For the zillionth time I have to point out that he’ll be gone in a month and making her fall for him now is just cruel. It’s not like the real Hae Joon is going to show up one day and instantly fall in love with her. To him she would only ever be just an employee and certainly not someone worthy of his attention so WHY THE HECK IS HAE JOON DOING THIS???
On Yi Yeon’s side, I’m having a hard time figuring out what the heck she’s really up to. I get that she wants to return to her former glory so that she has a stronger case in this custody battle but she seems to be going about this the wrong way. She actually gave her ex a chance when she had him and Hae Joon compete for her signature on the modeling contract and it seems like she’s still hoping this monster of a man will suddenly have a change of heart but at the same time, she spits so much venom anytime they’re together, I really can’t figure out what’s actually going on here. I get that Yi Yeon has always harbored feelings for Gi Tak, it makes sense since he was a good guy and her first love and all of that, but it seems like she still kind of hung up on Jae Kook, which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. What is Yi Yeon playing at here? What does she actually want out of life? Does she really even know? It seems like Hong Nan is going to an awful lot of trouble, helping out a woman who doesn’t really even know if she wants to be helped and that’s just sad.
I suppose even if Gi Tak’s efforts with Yi Yeon end up failing completely, he at least can take some comfort in knowing his return as Hong Nan has helped his buddies find their way. I think all of his little brothers were really lost after Gi Tak’s death and they were really floundering. Having Hong Nan back to whip them back into shape has really done them a lot of good. I loved it when Hong Nan told Jegal Gil and Seung Jae to stop messing around and go back to school. It was a really cute moment and one that I hope will stick with them even after Hong Nan’s gone. *sigh* Just thinking about Hong Nan leaving makes me sad. As useless as Hae Joon’s return has been, I feel like Gi Tak’s has done a lot of good for a lot of people and it breaks my heart to think about how much pain they’re all going to be in once Hong Nan disappears. Especially when I think about Seung Jae. Oh that poor boy! I don’t think he’s ever been in love in his life and to see him falling for Hong Nan is cute but heartbreaking all at the same time. Oh please, Seung Jae! Don’t fall for Hong Nan! At least not this Hong Nan! If you have to fall for one, fall for the real one instead! (Ooooh! Wouldn’t that be a lovely turn of events!?!)
I do like the way Seung Jae is handling all of this Hong Nan true identity stuff. It’s obvious he knows the truth about Gi Tak’s Hong Nan but he’s choosing to believe in her because he can see the good she’s doing. Or maybe it’s just because he loves her… Either way, he’s a smart enough man to know something’s up but he’s also smart enough to keep his mouth shut and see how things play out. I have no doubt he’ll say something when the time is right but for now he’s just going to keep an eye on things and make sure nothing gets too out of hand. *sigh* Isn’t he just the greatest!?! (No, I’m not biased at all!)
I know I could keep rambling on for ages but I should probably stop and let you have a say in all these new developments. Did Hong Nan’s true identity take you by surprise? Do you think it’s at all weird that these characters are so intertwined or is this just how dramas go? Can you see the point of Hae Joon’s return or are you like me and see him more as a meddling nuisance? Am I crazy to think Gi Tak is doing any better than Hae Joon? What do you think about Han Na and Ji Hoon? Is there really some sort of relationship there we don’t know about or is all of this just a coincidence used to keep us distracted and doubtful? 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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